St. Matthew Happenings


CONGRATULATIONS TO:  Cody & Melissa Pilgrim upon the birth of their son, William Harvey Pilgrim on July 11th.  He weighed 7lbs and was 20 inches long.  Proud big sister is Allie and grandparents are Shon & Pam Worthy. 
Building life-changing relationships
with God, one another, and our community.
Sundays: June 30 – August 11
9:00 am: Sunday School
10:00 am: Shared Service in the Sanctuary
Dress as you feel comfortable (skirt, suit, shirt, smock, slacks, shorts and summer selections)
See you soon!
From the Building Committee
A warm hello from the building committee.  We wanted to let everyone know that we have started to meet with Leadership Coach, Toni Taylor, to help us come together as a team.  The first 6 meetings will be spent working Our first monthly update will be in mid August.  Randy has emphasized to us the process by which we make recommendations to the congregation will be much more important than the recommendation itself.   I speak for all of us when I say that we are excited and humbled about the opportunity to serve St. Matthew on this committee.  We ask for your prayers as we embark on this important work.
Mike Wattenbarger,  chair
Members: Claire Winkler, Hugh Edmonds, Don Smith, Clay Little,  Mike Shull, Clay Saunders, Bonnie Lynch, Gavin Franks, Dave Lee, Kary Mitchell, Eric Mitchell
For those of you wondering what is the purpose of the building committee; below is a summary of our charge.
The Building Committee will be charged with choosing:
  1. a fundamental direction for resolving longstanding serious issues with our main Sanctuary facility, using the information and findings of the “Discovery Team”;
  2. an architect/builder to develop a building plan;
  3. a capital campaign consultant to develop funding, and
  4. a plan for financing and repayment of debt.
This team will serve intensively until construction is underway, at least 1 year.
The Trinity Sunday School class has invited those who either do not have a Sunday school class or those whose class doesn’t meet in the summer to join their class in Room S-104.
Study concludes this Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 pm in the Parlor. (note location change)
Meanderers’ July Lunch
Oriental House
1922 Augusta St.
Thursday, July 18
11:30 am
No bus
Hostess: Kathy Marelli 268-1945
Please join me if you can for
Sunday, August 11, 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Church Parlor, 2nd Floor of the Main (Sanctuary) Building
This is a Shared Worship Sunday (only one service, at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary), so I am reaching out to those who have been our guests in worship over recent months in the hope that we could spend some time together before Worship, getting to know one another a little better and sharing conversation about St. Matthew.  I would be excited to discover the places where St. Matthew’s vision for ministry in our community and world, and your passions about your community and world intersect and – should you feel led to – help you become a part of our congregation’s life and work!
Please let me know, if at all possible, if you will be able attend by Friday, August 9.  Email to:  We will provide Childcare beginning at 8:30 AM in the Education Building next door.
Sunday School age children will transition from there to their classes at 9:00 o’clock.
I hope we can be together on the 11th!
Randy Smith
Sunday, October 20
Our youth and youth leaders gave the church bus
a much needed bath!
St. Matthew Rebuild Upstate
Saturday, July 27

Background: Mr. Acker is 72 years old and lives alone. He is bed ridden and uses a wheelchair to go places. Both legs are amputated. He has a beautiful home that is starting to rot in various places, including the windows. We will replace the windows with new vinyl windows and use contactors for the rest of his repairs.
Rebuild Upstate SIGN UP
Build Day Synopsis
Rebuild Volunteer Release Form
What you need to know
Safety Video
Greeter Sign Up
Clicking on this button will take you straight to our church calendar on the St. Matthew website.  This is the most current calendar of all scheduled events at St. Matthew UMC.
Church website calendar – click here

Rebuild Upstate  July 27, September 14

DJJ Lunch
 August 9th, October 11th, December 13th

Triune Mercy Center
– August 31, November 30

Women’s Fall Craft Event – Sunday, September 22, 2-4 pm

Fall Festival – Sunday, October 20

Women’s Retreat 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

St. Matthew in the Mountains – March 27-29, 2020

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