YouthThe goal of our youth program is to build relationships with St. Matthew students that foster their personal knowledge of, trust in, dependence upon, and love for Jesus Christ.



UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship)

UMYF groups enjoy a meal and time of fellowship each Sunday from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Youth participate in group discussions, service projects, team building activities, games, and study issues of concern from a Christian perspective.


Sunday School

Sunday School is from 10:00 am – 10:45 am in the Family Life Center Room 202


Annual Events!

Sports: Church basketball season is fun for all ages!

Pumpkin Patch: For over 30 years our church has supported the pumpkin patch. Each October we open up the front lawn for hundreds of pumpkins.¬†This year we sold over $30,000 in pumpkin sales! We’re already looking forward to next year!

Christmas Shopping for Families: The youth adopt children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree.  They shop for each child, buying items from their wish list.

ski-tripAnnual Ski Trip: The youth travel to Winterplace, WV for their annual ski retreat over the MLK holiday weekend in January.

Salkehatchie Summer Service: a week-long mission trip in South Carolina for youth 14 and older. We annually send a large group to serve in McCormick County at the Baker’s Creek Camp. For more information about Salkehatchie, click here.