St. Matthew Happenings

Building life-changing relationships
with God, one another, and our community.
If there is a pastoral emergency, Pastor Smith may be reached by calling 803-825-7709.
The Family Life Center/gym may be chilly due to the ongoing problem with our heating system.  Please plan accordingly for the Early Service and basketball games.  
This year’s Chrismon Tree is given in loving memory of
Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Julian by their children and grandchildren. 
We are grateful to Lee, Chip and their families for their generosity in continuing this tradition that meant so much to Sarah & L.C. 
Sunday, December 15
8:45 am and 11:00 am Worship
Sunday School at 10:00 am

Sunday, December 22
8:45 am and 11:00 am Worship
Sunday School at 10:00 am
4:00 pm  Children’s Christmas Program

Tuesday, December 24
                 5:30 pm Christmas Eve Service                         
Reception to follow in Parlor
(Please bring an appetizer to share)

Sunday, December 29
10:00 am Shared Worship in the Sanctuary
Glow sticks are provided for children as an alternative to candles.  A nursery will be provided for infants and toddlers.  Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share for the reception.
On Sunday, December 8, the Children’s Choir, the Contemporary Worship  Band, Chancel Choir and guest musicians, filled our sanctuary with beautiful music as we celebrated
Hanging of the Greens and Lessons & Carols.  
December brings the end of our calendar year and also a flurry of donations as we complete our giving for 2019.  Tax-deductible donations will be accepted through December 31st.  If you have any questions regarding the status of your 2019 pledge please call Susan Woods at 242-1966 for your current donation information.  Donations may be delivered to the church through December 31st. If the office is closed, just put your donation in an envelope and drop it in the slot in the office door.  Any donations mailed and postmarked by December 31st will also be tax-deductible for 2019.  If you intend to make a stock gift, please make your stock transfer by December 19th to
ensure that the transfer is completed before year end.  If you are planning to make a stock gift, contact Bob Davis, 918-3398 or Denise Sudderth, 901-5873 so we will know to expect your stock transfer.  Thank you for your faithful support of St. Matthew in 2019.
Take one or one of each.
Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve Reception in the Parlor, immediately following the Candlelight service. 
Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and come enjoy this time of fellowship and holiday cheer!
We would like help in making our gym building as secure as it can be.  Our best practice in leaving the gym secure is – if you are the last one to leave, check ALL the gym doors.  This is extra work, but we are asking all groups using the gym to do this.
Thanks so much for your help!  

Sunday, December 22nd @ 4:00 pm

Pirates and Princesses have a lot to learn about the true treasures of Christmas. Come to St. Matthew on December 22nd at 4:00 pm to see how some of God’s own children (us?) can find Jesus Christ in their hearts and not in material possessions. Ahoy, mateys! Landlubbers are free! Children are invited to re-fuel with pizza  after the pageant. Then all families and guests are invited to go caroling together.
Church Basketball Season is here!
Schedules through the end of the year have been posted on the church calendar and Quick Scores App.
Come out and support our teams!
2020 Estimate of Giving Commitment Card
If you have not turned in your 2020 Estimate of Giving
Commitment Card you may mail it to the church or place it in
the offering plate during the worship service.  If you need another card contact the church office.  
Thanks to all who have picked up gift bags and cards from our Angel Tree. Please return them to the office by
Wednesday, December 11th.
We will be distributing the gifts at our annual Christmas luncheon for the youth and officers at DJJ on Friday, December 13th. Please sign up to share food or drinks or to serve at the link below:
DJJ Sign Up
If anyone is interested in being a Pew Angel in 2020 contact Sarah Jane Tollison at 320-0495 or  Pew angels refill prayer cards, offering envelopes, attendance pads, pencils and straighten pews for Sunday worship in the Sanctuary. 
You serve 2 weeks at a time.
Greeters help welcome our guests and members each Sunday at both worship services!  We see this as an important opportunity to meet visitors and hopefully connect them with our church.  Please sign up for as you are able.  
Greeters Sign Up
Clicking on this button will take you straight to our church calendar on the St. Matthew website.  This is the most current calendar of all scheduled events at St. Matthew UMC.
Church website calendar – click here
DJJ Lunch  December 13th

Children’s Christmas Program – December 22nd @ 4 pm

Christmas Eve Service – December 24th @ 5:30 pm

One Service/No Sunday school- December 29th @ 10 am

Women’s Retreat 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

St. Matthew in the Mountains – March 27-29, 2020

VBS – July 13-16, 2020


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