Sunday School classes and weekday Bible study groups provide opportunities for adults of all ages to grow in their Christian faith while enjoying fellowship with others within the church family.


Adult Sunday School:

All Adult Sunday School Classes meet in the Sanctuary Building from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Visitors are always welcome!

Young Adults • Room S-107

Young adults in their twenties to thirties strive to discuss the unique challenges that young adults/ couples/ parents face in today’s world. We want to build friendships, support, and spiritual comfort for the next generation at St. Matthew.

Growing in Faith • Room S-103

Adults in their twenties to forties who focus on real world applications of the Gospel and other New Testament writings. The casual atmosphere promotes the building of relationships with classmates, who grow together in faith and understanding. There are monthly social gatherings.


Trinity • Room S-104

Older adults who study lessons taken from various books in the Cokesbury catalog, both Bible studies and books that address social issues from a Christian perspective. There are quarterly social gatherings and numerous mission projects.


Christian Fellowship • Room S-105

Older adults class, committed to caring for each other and to involvement in missions. The lessons are from the International Series.


Aldersgate • Room S-106

Older adults class who use Adult Bible Studies from the United Methodist International Series. The class gathers at a local restaurant for dinner and fellowship once a month.


Faithful Followers • Room S-403

Middle adults who meet to grow in faith, fellowship and friendship. We meet on the 4th floor of the sanctuary building at 9:45 for coffee, and 10:00 for the lesson. Join us! Please note: this class does not meet during the summer months (May 29 – Sept 3)!


Small Group and Bible Studies:

  • Wednesday Evening Bible Study with pastor Steve Brown from 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.
  • Thursday Morning Bible Study meets weekly at 10:30 am in the conference room – all are welcome.
  • Centering Prayer meets Wednesday nights in the Parlor from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm – men and women of all age are welcome to attend this time of stillness and resting in God.
  • Financial Peace University  – a 9-week session is beginning soon. Classes will meet on Wednesday nights following the meal. Registration is required. Email Ben Coakley at to reserve your spot.


Women’s Ministry:

The St. Matthew Women’s ministry invites all women to connect with Christ and each other. The Women’s Ministry includes small groups, fellowship evenings, an annual retreat, and bible studies. Opportunities are listed below or download the PDF.

  • Centering Prayer – Centering Prayer is a method of silent, wordless prayer that leads us to a deeper relationship with Christ. Ordinarily we think of prayer as thoughts or feeling expressed in words. Centering Prayer is the opening of our mind and heart to Christ within us. It is simply being present with God.
    Contact: Susan White
  • Evening Friendship Gathering – Our small group of women gathers in the evening. We open with prayers for our family and friends and concerns that we might have. Then we have a Bible study and discussion following. Meets on the Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the church parlor.
    Contact: Olivia Pugh
  • Faithful Friends – We are a small group of young women. Every other month we have a book or video discussion at someone’s home, and share refreshments, a devotion and prayer time. On alternate months we typically meet for a social event and share in fellowship. Our goal is to support and pray for one another in this busy season of life, as we build relationships and grow in our relationship with God. Meets on the First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
    Contact: Jennie Carrington
  • Mary-Martha Group – We are a small group of women mature in age (youthful in heart!) who meet monthly. Programs vary, including Bible or mission studies; activities of special interest to mature women, such as exercise and health activities; or nurturing to special church members with care notes, calls or visits. Meets on the Second Tuesday of each month at 10 am in the downstairs Sanctuary building, Room S-103.
    Contact: Ellen Jordan
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry – We are a group of knitters/crocheters who make lap robes and shawls for members of St. Matthew who are dealing with grief, illness, surgery, chemo, etc. White blankies are given to each newborn. We have also donated lap robes to GAIHN participants and Salkehatchie families touched by our volunteers.
    Contact: Nancy Groff
  • Walking Group – This weekly walk loops around the YMCA and part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. It is moderately paced and generally takes about an hour. If it rains we usually walk inside McAlister Square. All ages and abilities are welcome! Meets at 10:30 am every Monday at the picnic shelter behind the church.
    Contact: Gay Davis



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Greenville, SC 29601

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