Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ Matthew 25:45
We believe that the church is the mission of God in the world, therefore we participate in missions and outreach in the community around us. We work with area non-profits and ministries to serve God and God’s people. Our mission projects are funding from our October pumpkin patch sales, which raised over $21,000 for missions.
We believe God calls us to serve those who are imprisoned. We partner with DJJ and go into the prison to serve and eat with the inmates and care for the staff.
Department of Juvenile Justice. https://djj.sc.gov/
Rebuild Upstate is a nonprofit organization that exists to repair the homes of our low-income neighbors to make homes safer, healthier, and more livable.
In 2022, St. Matthew will participate and sponsor two projects with Rebuild Upstate
Rebuild Upstate https://rebuildupstate.org/
St. Matthew sends a team of youth and adults to the Baker Creek camp in McCormick, SC, every year the camp meets and hope to resume the camp in 2023.
Salkehatchie Summer Service https://www.umcsc.org/salkehatchie/
Interfaith Hospitality Network allows families with children to stay together as they confront the daunting challenges of tackling homelessness.
The network consists of local congregations who share hospitality (in the form of emergency shelter, meals, and short-term housing) with homeless families that include children, and to help those families achieve self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.
Interfaith Hospitality Network https://united-ministries.org/homeless-services/family-shelter/
St. Matthew UMC Preschool Scholarships
St. Matthew UMC Preschool is an outreach ministry of the church that serves the community. It provides a safe, happy, structured program in a Christian environment. We encourage children to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. St Matthew UMC Preschool is a place where children learn to work and play with others, develop skills at individual rates of growth, and express ideas through the many different activities.