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Join Emily White from your own kitchen on Saturday, March 6 at 3pm via Zoom as we make Lenten pretzels together and learn more about this tradition. REGISTER by clicking the image above.
The zoom link will be sent later in the week.
All you need:
1 ½ cups lukewarm water- 125 degrees Fahrenheit
1 package (2 ¼ tsp) rapid rise yeast
4 cups all purpose flour, divided
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp salt
2 cups warm water
2 Tbs baking soda
1 Tbs water
⅓ c coarse salt
Large mixing bowl
Measuring cups, dry & liquid
Small mixing bowl
Wooden board to knead the dough
1 or 2 cookie sheets
Parchment paper or cooking spray
2 Small bowls
NEW Office Hours
The office will be open for the remainder of this week from 9 am – 1 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9 am – noon on Friday. The office fully reopens on March 8th.
In-person Worship begins this Sunday, March 7th, at 10:45 am.
Masks, social distancing, and check-in will be required.
(Live streaming will continue)
In-person Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 am this Sunday, March 7th. Children’s Sunday school will meet in the gym, youth Sunday school will meet in the large youth room of the gym and adult classes will meet in their regular rooms. Children’s church for K4-1st restarts March 7 and is offered during the worship service.
All of this requires volunteers for our various programs and ministries. Please sign up as you are able.
The 2021 CLBBY basketball season has concluded. The season would not have gone as smoothly if it weren’t for our score keepers and gym representatives: Ken & Jen Stocker, Jessica Bilcliff, and Bridgette Bagwell. They went above and beyond this year making sure our spectators, players, coaches, and refs were coming into a safe environment. Thank you for representing St. Matthew and for giving of your time!
The Basketball Celebration will be Sunday, March 7th at 4 pm! We will start in the sanctuary for a time of sharing about the season. Then we will celebrate with an ice cream truck!
ONE SPOT LEFT!
Join us for a Zoom meeting series to discuss how our faith and racial equity intersect. This 10-week class starts March 2nd and will take a deep dive into the constructs of race and inequity in America with a solid base in scripture, history, and contemporary voices. The class will meet Tuesdays at 7 pm for 1.5 to 2 hours. There are three books required to purchase but are not needed the first week of class, so you have time to acquire them (a group purchase option will be available.) Please email email@example.com with questions or to sign up.
Our next St. Matt Cinema Movie Night is coming and YOU get to pick the movie! Click here to vote!
The movie selection will be announced at movie night.
Men’s Ministry Group Gathering
We will have our first official gathering as a group next Monday, March 8th, from 7-8 pm in the fellowship hall of the gym and will continue to meet every other week up until summer. All men from 18-88 are welcome and I think we can learn a lot from each other across different generations and life experiences. It will be a time of fellowship and a few devotional readings and discussions. We will wear masks and social distance of course. Our hope is to expand into quarterly social gatherings and focused service projects as well. Please call, text, or email Edward Johnson to let him know if you can make it or if you have any questions
St. Matthew in the Mountains is being adapted for COVID times.
Join your church family for a day away at Camp Pleasant Ridge on Saturday, March 27 beginning at 9 am.
The morning will begin with team building for the adults, and separate activities for youth and children, along with a nursery.
Activities will be determined once we know numbers attending in each age group.
Lunch will be individually bagged and will be eaten outside weather permitting.
Afternoon activities may include: bobcat rides, archery, fishing, a group project, karaoke, and of course s’mores.
Space is limited to 70 people, so sign up today. Your reservation is complete after signing up and paying a $15 deposit per person.
The deposit will go toward the final cost which will be determined once again by numbers and activities chosen, but will be minimal. There are also scholarships available.
ADULT BEGINNERS PICKLEBALL CLINIC UPDATE!!
We are excited to announce that we will begin our “Adult Beginners Pickleball Clinic” THIS COMING MONDAY, MARCH 8TH FROM 2 TO 4 PM in the St. Matthew Gym!! Come One, Come All if you’re interested in learning to play Pickleball!! If you can’t be there on March 8th, you can come on March 15th or 22nd!! We will provide instruction for 5 or 6 weeks and then change over to “Open Play.” The more experienced players can help the beginners! Please come and bring a friend!
Don and I have ordered 3 Net Set-ups, 12 Pickleball paddles, and 3 dozen balls. We will have 3 courts set up in the gym, and 12 can play at the same time. If there are more, we can rotate people in and out. You should wear a mask when you come, and then decide if you want to wear it while playing the games. We will have hand sanitizer available. If you have Pickleball paddles, please bring them. We have plenty of balls. You can wear shorts or tights if you want to, and please bring your own water bottles and a towel if you wish. Just like you’re going to the gym!!
We are excited about getting started, and we thank Pastor Chrisie and the St. Matthew Outreach Committee for their support in allowing us to order the equipment and get the ball rolling!! (Or bouncing!! – Ha! Ha!) We also thank Elizabeth Derby for helping us get going and helping at the clinics on Mondays!!
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE Y’ALL!! Please call if you have any questions!! Sarah (864-313-8262), Don (864-640-6449), and Elizabeth (770-527-4503).
Sarah and Don Smith and Elizabeth Derby
Terhune Sudderth and his family following the death of his brother Tom.
Sarah Smith as she awaits results for her stomach CT Scan,
Clint, Erin, and Daniel Henderson, and their family following the tragic loss of sweet Cole.
Judi Misner is asking for prayers for dear friends Judi and Tony Lindsey. Tony is in the ICU and is not doing well.
Praise- Charlie Webb and Sam Carrington both celebrated their 12th birthdays this past week and Sunday was Blake Brookshire’s birthday.
Praise- H.L. Clemmons’s surgery last Monday went well and doctors anticipate he can use the new dialysis port in a few months’ time. He still has months of dialysis and chemo ahead.
In order to simplify the information being sent to our church family each week, the parent emails will be included in the weekly eblast, making it all easier to find.
Click the images below to access weekly information and lessons for Preschool, Elementary and Preteen.
Session 1 is March 7
Lenten Pretzel Making with Emily –
Saturday, March 6th