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Following are some of the upcoming events. Please contact Church Office at (480) 838-7309 for more details.
St. Matthew will participate in the Dobson Ranch Fall Festival on November 18th. St. Matthew is sponsoring a pony ride which is sure to be a highlight! Please join the church at this fun event and meet our neighbors in the Dobson Ranch area.
All Church Potluck
Our all church potluck will be on Sunday, November 19, 10:30 - 12:30. Turkey, gravy, rolls, place settings and drinks will be provided.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving meal with your church family and invite your friends to join for worship and a meal! Bring your favorite holiday dish to share. See you there!
United Methodist Women
Tuesday, November 21st Bev Secrist will tell us about quilts for needy children. Some time will be available to color blocks for the quilts. If you are a quilter bring your rotary cutter to make sashing strips.
UMW Morning Glories meets Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in C6-7. (Find their listing under Learn/Fellowship) Contact Susan Patterson at 480-684-0275 or Karen Anderson at 482-892-2085.
Christmas 2017 Adopt-A-Family
We will be adopting three "needy" families from Booker T. Washington Elementary School. The Angel Tree will be in the Narthex beginning Sunday, November 26th. Please choose an angel from the tree and return all gifts or gift cards to the church by Sunday, December 17.
Have your turkey pit roasted for $25!
Boy Scout Troop 853 is having a fundraiser and offers you the opportunity to have your turkey (or other meat) roasted. Reserve your spot by calling or texting Kris Walkinshaw at 480-229-8323 or e-mailing Kris at email@example.com.
Christmas Eve Services
Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Church Council meeting has been moved to November 28th 7:05 p.m. in C4.
SPRC meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Hands of Joy Concert
The Hands of Joy Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This is an uplifting experience which will add to your holiday season.
Coffee with Pastor Joan
Pastor Joan will be available Tuesday afternoons at Xtreme Bean Coffee, located at Southern & Butte (near McClintock) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. There may be scripture discussion, Bible Study or lively chat while enjoying coffee! Everyone is welcome.
Online Directory - Opportunity for Your Photograph to be included
St. Matthew's software system for keeping track of member data has changed. Our new system, ChurchTracOnline, is web-based. The new system allows for you to upload your information including pictures and email addresses onto the system by yourself. We will be providing details on logging onto the new system and uploading your information soon. Prior to that, we are offering an opportunity for you and/or your family to be photographed so that your picture will accompany your information.
December 10th is scheduled for the next photo session. There are some times left. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. This is an ongoing project, and everyone will have an opportunity to be photographed. January dates will be announced and we will once again have sign-up sheets available. Thank you so much for your interest in this project. You may also upload a photograph of your own. You will have an opportunity to purchase 8x10, 5x7, 4x6 or wallet size prints of your portrait from Obscure Observations Photography.
Karen Neuberg, Church Photographer/Obscure Observations Photography