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This month at St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Welcome Pastor Brooke
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pets on Parade has returned
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.
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!
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
Habitat for Humanity
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need volunteers for Sunday Greeters. Contact email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or at 480-358-7923 for the Sanctuary Choir and Cullan Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com if you are interested.
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 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.
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
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.