(For more details on these and other events, 2018---spring---quarterly-newsletter.pdf
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Following are some of the upcoming events. Please contact Church Office at (480) 838-7309 for more details.
This Music Season at St. Matthew by Ben Shafer
We are thrilled and excited to announce St. Matthew’s inaugural Concert Series: “The Gifts Of Music”. A natural complement to the church's excellent music program, the series is beginning in part with a desire to bring outstanding quality performances in the arts to the community. All concerts are FREE and open to the public and are presented in the Sanctuary. The concerts are supported by freewill offerings and Series Sponsors. The programming will be diverse: classical, popular show tunes, instrumental and vocal performances, drama, and perhaps some jazz. We invite everyone to attend, bring a friend and join us for a wonderful season of concerts. “Gifts” should have something for everyone! So please mark your calendars, save the dates and help fill the sanctuary for a wonderful year of four dynamic concerts by the following talented artists.
May 6 - 3pm - Youth Music Presentation A concert featuring the talented youth of our church and community combine to present musical offerings, including performances by the Hands of Praise Youth Sign Language Choir under the direction of our own Rosemary Glithero. Also joining the concert is our own Children's Choir under the direction of Robin Watson.
May 20 - 3pm - Elements of Music - Music Appreciation “Gala” All of the various music ministries at St. Matthew will combine to end our inaugural season of concerts as they present music from diverse elements celebrating Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and the Fifth Element “Spirit”. This celebration occurs on Pentecost Sunday and you will be revitalized and lifted up as a result of the moving performances by the St. Matthew Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir, Hands of Joy Sign Language Choir, Hands of Praise Sign Language Choir, Children's Choir and More!
All Daughter Luncheon
“All Daughters’ High Tea at St Matthew”
Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 12, 2018 for High Tea
Feel free to wear your favorite hat or not. Plan to have a great time with your friends.
Tickets will be available on the patio on April 22nd and April 29th. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.
UMW Unit Meeting
April and May - no regular unit meeting.
Morning Glories meetings are 9-11 a.m. on first and third Tuesdays of most months. All women are welcome. In 2018 we are starting something new on a trial basis (Jan. – May). First Tues. will be program or speaker at 9 a.m. in C6/7. Third Tues. will be breakfast out. Locations TBA. RSVP required. Contact Karen Anderson (480) 892-2082 or Bev Secrist (480) 345-9420 for more information.
May 1 - 9:00 a.m. in C6/7
Program: “Godly Play is Good for the Soul” by Marilyn Seese, District UMW officer. Arranged by June Hanson. Devotions: Ellen Sassano; Refreshments: Judy Garza
May 15 - 9:00 a.m. in C6/7
Program: Ellen Sassano --"I Love Growing Older, but I'll Never Grow Old" by J. Ellsworth Kalas.
Devotions: TBD; Refreshments: Carol Powell
UMM: Calling All Men!
The annual All-Daughters Luncheon is fast approaching. Please save the date of May 12, the day before Mother's Day. It has been a custom for many years for the men of St. Matthew to serve the special ladies in our lives. Your assistance is needed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please see or contact Greg Beihl, 480-839-1269, to confirm your participation. Plus, join us for our weekly bible study Thursday mornings at 6:45 am in C6/C7!
SAVE THE DATES:
Super Saturdays return this summer!
June 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 14 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM For children: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
Join us for on-site presentations, crafts, games, and movies. Themes are: Butterflies, Reptiles, Construction, Space & Rockets, Water Day, Back-to-School
Vacation Bible School (VBS):
"Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus"
Sundays: June 3, 10, 17, 24, & July 1 Music, crafts, stories!
Join us as we venture onto an Uncharted Island, where we survive and thrive, because Jesus carries us through life's storms.
Meets every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Come stretch with us!
Monthly Book Readers Group
The group will meet in B11 on May 27th at 10:30 a.m. and review The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.