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Building life-changing relationships
with God, one another, and our community.

Office Hours
The staff will be working remotely as a safety precaution through January, we will reevaluate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and make further decisions about returning to the office. If there is a pastoral care emergency Pastor Randy may be reached at 803-825-7709 or call Pastor Chrisie at 915-637-6847.

Should you need to enter the church for any reason, please contact Susan Woods and she will coordinate an appointment with you. 

Dear St. Matthew,
We are overwhelmed at the support we have received from our church family during this sad and difficult time of Stan’s passing.
Thank you so much for the cards, food, flowers but most of all thank you for your prayers.
 Sincerely,
Vicki Gore and Family

Thank you to my St. Matthew family for all the prayers, cards, and well-wishes.
-Jan Taylor

Good Afternoon,
 
Below are the hours where we need a reception volunteer in our Admin Building.  You would be behind glass in your own office.  The front doors to the Admin Bldg are locked, and the receptionist lets folks enter with a buzzer from his/her desk.  If you would like more information, please contact Janna Lusk, jlusk@united-minitries.org    …  Thanks for considering….
 
 
Mondays:        11AM – 1PM
                        3PM – 5PM
 
Wednesday:    2PM – 5PM
 
 
Claire Winkler
Volunteer Coordinator
 
United Ministries
606 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29601
864-335-2618 | cwinkler@united-ministries.org
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Please plan to join in this year’s annual Leadership Retreat, Saturday, January 30, 10:00 AM – 12 Noon.  We will meet via ZOOM only due to still rising rates of infection at present in our community.

Please RSVP to Chrisie as soon as possible.

Leading the Retreat will be our (still!) new Outreach Pastor, Chrisie.  The “Outreach” mindset and strategy for ministry differs significantly from the model of Church and ministry most of us have known and practiced over many years.  For that reason, Chrisie will spend part of our time together working to solidly ground the Leadership Team in an understanding of what it means for us all to lead in helping St. Matthew make this shift in the fundamental orientation of our way of being the Church in the coming years.
 
The remainder of our time together will be devoted to your feedback and – hopefully, because you’ll have been inspired by the presentation! – sharing of your fresh ideas for making St. Matthew into an “Outreach” congregation.
 
Please note: a pre-Retreat reading assignment will be sent next week to help you prepare.
 
Susan Woods will send this to:

  • 2021 Leadership Team members
  • Adult Sunday School leaders: Gavin & Tiffany Franks; Edward Johnson, Ellen Jordan; Sarah (Don) Smith, Betty Davis
  • Youth Council Members: Holly White, Geneva Brannon, Sam Carrington, Hamilton Shew, Emma Cree
  • The 2021 Outreach Team members: Bartley Sides, Brad Cline, Sarah (Don) Smith, Dawn Anderson, Susan White

CLICK the link or the image above to RSVP to Chrisie.
 
Grace and peace,
Randy

The COVID CARE Team is collecting items to put in baskets for people who become ill with COVID-19. Please drop off the items outside the church office in the container marked COVID CARE. We are asking for donations of:

  • canned soups
  • throat lozenges
  • gatorade and/ pedialyte
  • tissues
  • Emergen-C
  • apples
  • oranges
  • bananas

Look for more details in the coming days for specific dates and times of meetings.

Cari and Chrisie are working on launching a small group ministry at St. Matthew. We will begin with small group studies this Spring with 4-6 studies. Watch for more details to follow!

  • Eddie Cobb recovering from abdominal surgery
  • Terhune Sudderth’s brother Tom has been placed in hospice care
  • John Estes, Nancy Griffeth’s brother, is critically ill. 
  • Jan Taylor has an important scan on January 21
  • Susan Thomas
  • HL Clemmons, father of Charles Clemmons,
  • Christine White, Pastor Randy’s Aunt, passed away yesterday
  • Mike Ward is very sick with Covid whose daughter Lawson McGee is a friend of Kim Geddie.  
  • Cole Henderson enjoys being home and will resume radiation treatment on January 25
  • Praise and prayers for Hannah and Kody Watson celebrate their first year of marriage and also grieve the tragic loss of a close friend.
  • Lois Reid still feels ill after two weeks of quarantining with COVID-19 and is awaiting a new test 
  • Joshua Powers contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms and coping with true quarantine

Throughout the pandemic, the worship leaders at St. Matthew UMC have sought to provide the best worship experiences possible despite the unique challenges of our day. We have made many adjustments over the course of the last 10 months to ensure that God is honored and we are a united church.

In an effort to stay safe and stay connected during this unprecedented time, we are working to have one combined worship service on Sunday mornings. This service will display the gifts of all of our best musicians and talent all in one service as we navigate this temporary situation.

The worship leaders are working and hope to make this transition beginning on the first Sunday in February. 

At St. Matthew UMC, we believe in staying committed and staying connected as we care for the world around us. 

The service will start at 10:45 am.

When we return to in-person Sunday school, the Sunday school hour will begin at 9:45 am.

Please continue in praying for the Building Committee and our work on behalf of the congregation over the past 18 months.  We are planning for a congregational meeting to update you on our progress to date.  This will be an online-only meeting, likely on a Sunday afternoon at either the end of January or beginning of February.  Look for the date to be announced, and make it a priority to join us!

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the 2021 Women’s Retreat has been canceled. We look forward to when we can again safely gather for this event.


Click the image above to download the app.

The Parent Cue App cues you to have simple and meaningful faith-moments with your kid that will fit seamlessly into the daily rhythm of your life. 

Our lives are busy. As parents, we want to prioritize our children. We want to do everything we can to invest in them relationally, to guide them developmentally, and to help them grow in their faith in Christ. But it’s just so easy to get caught up in the urgent day-to-day business of life.

Every parent has 936 weeks of influence from the time their child is born until they graduate. Parent Cue helps you count the weeks and connects you with practical things to read, do, or say to help you engage with the heart of your child this week. Designed for parents of babies through high schoolers, these prompts will come in the form of videos and things to talk about in the morning, at mealtime, or while you are cuddling with your toddler or driving in the car. Each week there’s even a Phase Cue to help you understand the developmental phase your child is in today.

936 weeks. You don’t want to miss a single one.



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Confirmation Class – February 7

Community Blood Drive
Friday, February 26th

Movie Night
Friday, March 12th

St. Matthew in the Mountains – March 27, 2021



Church website calendar – click here

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