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St. Matthew Gardeners –
Variety Show –
June 23 at 6:30 pm
Food Truck & Fellowship-
June 29 at 5:45 pm
Rebuild Upstate –
July 24th and November 6th
Block Party –
July 31st at 5-8 pm
Water Day –
August 15 at 5 pm
Women’s Retreat with Cheryl Canon –
Feb. 12, 2022
St. Matthew in the Mountains –
April 29-May 1, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!!
High School Jacob Cree graduated from Powdersville High School and plans to attend Clemson University. Christopher Grant graduated from Greenville High and plans to attend Western Carolina University. Madison Grace Powers graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School and plans to attend Elon University in the fall, as a journalism major. Holly White graduated from Greenville Tech Charter High School and plans to attend Clemson University.
College Connelly Mitchell graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Biology. Blythe Murphy graduated from Clemson University with a BA in Psychology. Ethan Treece graduated from The University of South Carolina with a BA in Mass Communications.
We have comedy, singing and dancing.
WE ARE MISSING YOU!!!
PIZZA will be served so please click here to RSVP to Jessica Bilcliff if you plan to attend.
Help Us Honor Tom Keith
Please join us for the Soil Collection Ceremony to honor Tom Keith, a man who was lynched in Greenville County. This solemn service will take place outdoors at 10:00 AM on Juneteenth—Saturday, June 19th—at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1101 Roe Ford Road, Greenville, SC 29617.
On the night of August 16th in 1899, a white mob lynched Tom Keith after he was accused of falling asleep in the same room as white children. Mr. Keith, who was described in news reports as “old and trusted”, lived in the home of his white employer, J.B. Hawkins, and worked as a long-time employee on Hawkins’ farm in Greenville. The mob tied Mr. Keith to a tree, shot him multiple times, weighed his body down with stones, and threw him into the Saluda River. If you were not able to be with us for our education event on March 30th, you can watch this recording to learn more about Tom Keith’s story and the legacy of racial terror lynching.
We will honor Tom Keith with poetry, song, and a eulogy to be delivered by Dr. Toney Parks, Pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Local actor Jeremiah Dew will appear as Tom Keith to tell his story. The ceremonial soil, collected from a location near the site of Mr. Keith’s murder, will be placed in jars that will eventually reside at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama—as well as a location in Greenville County (still to be determined).
With the “fixing” of the 2021-22 Appointments by Bishop Jonathan Holston at the close of our virtual Annual Conference last Monday afternoon, your Senior and Outreach pastors have officially been reappointed to St. Matthew for another year. Pastor Chrisie and I are grateful for the opportunity to serve with you in the coming year, maybe mostly because of the way the year our life and ministry together was so terrifically constrained and suppressed by the pandemic over the past year. My number one goal for the coming year is to see that the vision behind St. Matthew committing – in recognition of the new realities enveloping the relationship between Church and culture — to an “Outreach” model for ministry is fully fleshed out.
This work, along with that of helping bring the now 2-year old labors of our Building Committee to some form of fruition, should keep both of your pastors fully occupied.
Let me close by saying that neither my nor Chrisie’s ministry among you could have been, or could yet be, at all fruitful without the many, many faithful co-workers who have stepped forward in this congregation, and given generously of their time and help, their encouragement, and their prayers. We are counting on your continuing generosity in all these ways, and more, as we begin a new year in ministry together.
The Church Office will be closed on Fridays effective immediately until August 1st.
The Monday through Thursday office hours will remain unchanged.
Mr. Ground’s former SS room is the new Children’s Church Room and is being enjoyed by all ages.
Any person who has been fully vaccinated (2 weeks past the final vaccination dose) may choose to attend church activities without a mask.
Thank you to our volunteers who faithfully kept our church services running during this unprecedented pandemic year. These members worked together so that our community could continue to worship every Sunday through our Facebook Live services.
Eric Mitchell and Production (Kary Mitchell, Drake Moyd, Samantha Moyd, Hannah Rogers, Jeff Spicher, Charles Clemmons)
Almost as soon as our in-person services stopped last March, Eric Mitchell quickly got our services up and running to Facebook Live.
And since that time, our Production team has continued to keep the live stream running smoothly Sunday after Sunday. Thanks to this team, no matter where we might be, we can see and hear our worship services, submit our prayer requests, and interact with each other through the comments section of Facebook Live. They have also given us an opportunity to share our church services with friends and family anywhere in the world.
Thanks so much to this entire hardworking team for keeping us connected during an often disconnected year.
Do you know a volunteer that helped St. Matthew through the pandemic? Email their names to Susan Brannon at: email@example.com
The St. Matthew Gardeners is a small very casual group of friends with a shared interest in gardens, gardening and all things beautiful in Greenville and the surrounding area. Members of St. Matthew and their guests are invited to join us.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, June 17. We will gather at the Cady Shelter at 1:15 then carpool to Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC. There we will start with a seated introduction to the garden and then tour the easily accessible Day Lilly, Perennial and Sally’s Four-season gardens, led by Annie Higgins, garden administrator. The more adventurous may walk the Woodland Fairy Trail to the Fairy Village (30 minutes round trip) which is said to be in full glory at this time. There are convenient benches and bathrooms.
We will return to the Cady Shelter by 5:OOPM. Please text or email your plans to attend to Beth Zweigoron at (864) 286-0785 or firstname.lastname@example.org
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every crea- ture and the breath of all mankind.