Service Opportunity Highlights:

  • St. Matthew UMC Pumpkins
    It’s Pumpkin Time!
    It’s Pumpkin Time! Join us in the Pumpkin Patch daily through October 31. We have a beautiful variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, including gourds and “minis”. Bring you family...
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
    Interfaith Hospitality Network
    United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) consists of local congregations who share hospitality (in the form of emergency shelter, meals, and short-term housing) with homeless families, to help those families...
  • United Ministries
    United Ministries Food Pantry
    United Ministries’ Food Pantry needs your help – food donations tend to slow down during the summer. Specific needs are canned fruit, cereal, grits and peanut butter. Pick up extras when...
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We continue Christ’s work in the world by connecting the congregation with ministry opportunities, both within our church, and reaching beyond to our community.  All of our mission efforts need volunteers as well as financial assistance. Please email: if you would like to get involved or have questions.

Serving St. Matthew

Coffee Crew

Help to set up coffee for the contemporary worship service, beginning at 8:00 am on a Sunday morning. Volunteers start the coffee maker and set out cups and creamer. You will be shown what to do! Sign Up now.

Communion Helper 

Help set up communion for the 11:00 am worship service. Volunteers can claim one Sunday or several Sundays! It’s an easy way to serve — one setting requires a call to Publix to order bread, a trip to Publix to pick up bread, setting the altar table in the sanctuary, and cleaning up after the service that same day. You will be shown what to do! Contact Beth Murphy through the church office to volunteer.


Contemporary Worship Helper

Help to run the multimedia at the 8:45 am Contemporary Worship Service. Proclaim software is used, but no experience is necessary (you will be directed to the training videos). Or help to set-up chairs and equipment before the service.
Contact Angel King through the church office to volunteer.


Greeters – Sunday Morning Welcome Team 

Welome visitors and guests to our morning worship services. This only takes a few minutes of your time, but is such an important way to welcome our guests, as well as those who are already a part of our church family. Sign up is easy, and instructions and tips are included. Sign Up now to claim your Sunday!


Nurture Team

The Nurture Team serves to provide encouragement for congregational members experiencing life changes. We send cards, bring meals, and provide support. If you would like to be part of the Nurture Team please contact Caroline Cullinan through the church office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Volunteers knit or crochet shawls, blankets or lap robes while praying for the recipient to be embraced by God’s loving presence. When completed, the shawls, blankets or lap robes are made available to the pastor to take to members as appropriate during pastoral care calls. All are welcome to help. Contact Nancy Groff through the church office to learn more.


Serving Our Community

Epiphany Epiphany Ministry

Epiphany’s mission is “To show Christ’s love to troubled and incarcerated youth.” Adult volunteers go through training and spend a weekend ministering to incarcerated youth to show them God’s grace and unconditional love. There are ongoing monthly reunions following the weekend.
To Volunteer: contact Betsy Boaze through the church office


Epworth Children’s Home 

St. Matthew takes up a special offering on Mother’s Day for this children’s home sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Visit the Epworth Children’s Home website.


Global Ministries

UMVIM (Volunteers in Mission) is a program of the United Methodist Church that enables participants to give of their time and talents to mission projects within our state, our nation, and around the world.


Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)SC Department of Juvenile Justice

St. Matthew serves lunch one Friday each month to incarcerated youth at the downtown DJJ. Volunteers are needed to bring food and/or to serve the lunch.
To Volunteer: contact Chris Bizzell through the church office


Salkehatchie Summer Service

Teams of adults and youth go to rural or low-income sites in South Carolina for one week to work on homes of impoverished, elderly, or disabled individuals. St. Matthew contributes both donations to pay for supplies, and people power. All skillsets are welcomed and encouraged!
For More Information or to Volunteer: visit the Salkehatchie website


Triune Mercy Center 

Triune Mercy Center is a non-denominational church here in Greenville that works closely alongside the homeless and addicted populations in the city. Every 5th Saturday in the month, our church prepares and serves lunch to those in need. Volunteers are needed for cooking and serving.
To Volunteer: contact Claire Winkler through the church office


United Ministries Food PantryUnited Ministries

United Ministries helps provide those in need in Greenville with education and employment, crisis assistance, and homeless services. The Food Pantry’s goal is to provide stability when families are in crisis with food. St. Matthew has an ongoing food drive to keep the pantry stocked. When you do your weekly grocery shopping, consider shopping for United Ministries too! Items needed: dried beans, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned soup/vegetables, meats, fruit, cereal and grits. Please place your items in the designated containers in the Narthex, Education Building (first floor lobby), Family Life Center (second floor lobby) or the Church office.
Questions? Contact Terhune Sudderth, Debbie Wattenbarger through the church office


St Matthew UMC
701 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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