Welcome

We warmly welcome you to worship, learn, and serve with us!

Our Phone Number: 480 838 7309

 

 

Sunday Schedule

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

 

Our Location

2540 West Baseline Road, Mesa, Arizona 85202

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Current Events

Click here to read the latest Quarterly Newsletter 2018 Summer Quarterly Newsletter.pdf

This month at St. Matthew United Methodist Church

Welcome Pastor Brooke 

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Pastor Brooke was born and raised in Arizona. After living and serving in
different parts of the world, she is happy to land at St. Matthew with her
elementary school son. Pastor Brooke enjoys playing racquetball, being
outside (when it's not too hot!) and time with family and friends. She is
convinced of the value of corporate worship to shape us into individuals
and a community that loves God, loves one another, and extends hospitality
to the stranger. Pastor Brooke can be reached at brooke@stmatthewmesa.org

 

Pets on Parade has returned

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BLOOD DRIVE AT ST. MATTHEW JULY 22ND

Get Information Here: sign-up-for-the-july-22nd-blood-drive.docx

From Desert Southwest Conference

You are encouraged to pray for the churches and pastors of the East District of the Desert Southwest Conference. The churches have been divided by the months for the Appointment Year beginning July 2018. For each month, a list of those churches will be in your church newsletter and/or weekly bulletin, ask your prayer teams to include those churches in prayer, and involve the whole congregation in praying.   July: White Mountain UMC, Show Low; Wesley UMC, Phoenix; Wesley Foundation at ASU, Tempe; Velda Rose UMC, Mesa; August: UMC of Casa Grande; Tongan UMC, Mesa; The Fountains, A UMC, Fountain Hills; The Bridge UMC, Phoenix.

Kids Outreach

See Kids Outreach page under Kids tab to view the monthly preparation of sandwiches for the homeless men in Mesa.

YOUTH MISSION TRIP Commissioning July 15th!  

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UCYC Fall Retreat 

The Fall Retreat is scheduled for September 8 and 9 in Prescott, AZ.  This is a must for all youth.  Fifty dollar ($50) deposit required by June 24.  Scholarships available.

Share the Blessing

Help us spread the word! Every other Saturday, St. Matthew is proud to serve families who are in need of food assistance by passing out non-perishable food boxes from 9 am to 12 pm. Each box is given on a first come, first serve basis and feeds a family of four for 3-4 days. Please share the program and invite people to come to our church campus every other Saturday to make use of our program. For questions, email bdey123@gmail.com.  Join the crew and find joy in serving.  We have fun too.  (See pictures on the Serve/Outreach page.) 
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Someone with a full-size pick-up is needed to pick up the food on Thursday and bring it to the church. Please contact the church office or e-mail bdey123@gmail.com for further information.

Habitat for Humanity

The current build was completed and dedicated in July. See pictures under the Serve/Outreach tab. Contact Pat Reed if you are interested in helping with the next build.

United Methodist Women-Morning Glories

Join us for monthly breakfasts out! We meet at Denny's, at Rural Rd and the 60 at 9 a.m.  Please be sure to RSVP for all the breakfasts so we can make reservations. Or if you have to cancel, we need to know that also. Please advise Karen Anderson at 480-892-2082 or Bev Secrist at 480-345-9420. If e-mailing, be sure to send to both Bev Secrist and Karen Anderson.  Next gathering will be August 7.

United Methodist Men

Men's Bible Study: July Hiatus

The Thursday men's bible study, which meets at 6:45 am in room C6/C7, will be taking a short hiatus for the entire month of July. We will resume regular meetings when we convene on August 2.

Youth Volleyball

Games are Wednesday nights starting May 30 through July at 7:00 p.m. at various Methodist churches around the Valley. Practices are Sunday evenings at St Matthews UMC located at 2540 W Baseline Mesa AZ 85202 (Dobson and Baseline).Join us for an awesome summer of youth volleyball excitement and fun.This activity is open to both genders, ages 11-17 (grades 6 through 12)  All skill levels welcome.

Contact Eric Everett at eric@stmatthewmesa.org or text- 602-516-6900 to start an amazing volleyball experience!

See Youth Page for more; also see below in the "Just Past Events"

Monthly Book Readers Group

The current read for the St. Matthew Book Club is "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. We will meet on July 22, 10:30 a.m. in B13 to discuss it.

All are welcome, happy summer reading!

Wellness Support Group - now meeting weekly

Come to a non-judgmental environment to share, discus wellness goals and gain tips from each other!  All are welcome. We meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in B12. 

Holy Yoga

There will be no class on June 29, July 3 or July 6. In the meantime, here is daily 'homework' to help reach your goals: twists, shoulder rolls, seated hands on thighs rolls, and breathing exercises 5. 

Tuesday Coffee Group

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The group will continue to meet throughout the summer.  Come join us for coffee and conversation on Tuesdays at Village Inn, Southern and Dobson (1115 S. Dobson Rd.) in Mesa, at 3:00 p.m.  Everyone welcome. No reservations needed.  Pastor Brooke will be joining us.

Mesa Hydration Campaign is underway through September 14th

Visit the site here: mesa-hydration-donation-campaign-underway-to-save-lives.doc

Opportunities- St. Matthew Needs You:

Sound Booth help is Urgently needed!

We need people who can do slides and sound!  If you are new to it, no problem, because it is not as hard as it sounds and we are happy to train you!  If you are interested, please e-mail Bill Stone ASAP at billstone615@gmail.com.

Congregational Care:
"Friendly Visitors" is a program to visit or call St. Matthew members who are unable to be part of our worship service for a variety of reasons and who need someone to call them or visit them. If you are interested, e-mail Suvasini at smccormick5@cox.net.

We need volunteers for Sunday Greeters.  Contact jgann1329@gmail.com if interested.

We need volunteers for Communion Prep by giving time cutting bread and arranging for Communion Sundays..  You will be reimbursed for bread and juice purchases. E-mail lastof4@cox.net if you can help.

Join the Sanctuary Choir! Or the Bell Choir!

Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. and the Bell Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 6 p.m. We would love to have you be a part of a choir this season. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to sing or learn to play the bells, and a little bit of time! For more information on the choir or any of our other Music Ministries, please contact Ben Shafer at ben@stmatthewmesa.org or at 480-358-7923 for the Sanctuary Choir and Cullan Lucas at cullan@stmatthewmesa.org for the Bell Choir.

Join the Hands of Joy Sign Language Choir

Join us Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Chapel. All are welcome! You do not need to know how to sign. If you would ever want to just learn some sign language but never perform with the choir, you are more than welcome to join us. You only need a love for the Lord and an adventuresome spirit!  Contact Gail Hahn at aghahn@juno.com if you are interested.

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Office Hours

The Church Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Did you know we have a Lost and Found?

If you have lost an item, please check with the ushers.  The Lost and Found is located at the end of the counter near the door to the Chapel.  

Where to Find Forms on the Website.

New forms have been added under the Forms tab.  If you need visitation, medical equipment, or use of a room or space on the patio, please check for the proper form.  Youth forms are also located in that section.

*Just Past Events at St. Matthew:

Super Saturdays

Super Saturdays have ended for the summer.  We had a great time and enjoyed great activities.  Please join us for Sunday School and come back next summer for Super Saturdays.

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July 7th

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS):

  "Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus" has ended for the summer.  We were excited to have many children from other churches and the neighborhood join us this year.  We had a wonderful experience with all the children and look forward to having them join us in Sunday School.

Habitat for Humanity

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Some of the crew from St. Matthew who helped finish the project.  Thanks, Team!

 Dedication in July

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Youth Volleyball

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Thank You Pastor Denny & Well Wishes: Pie & Coffee

 A "sell-out" crowd was present on Sunday, June 24th to hear Pastor Denny's last sermon for us and to enjoy a pie and coffee reception after church to thank Pastor Denny for his service to us and to wish him well at First UMC Phoenix. 20180624_091438.jpg

 

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