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Building life-changing relationships
with God, one another, and our community.
Are you looking for a daily prayer and devotional time,
but don’t know where to start?
Join Rev. Chrisie on FB Live on the St. Matthew Facebook page

every day at 12 noon and Sundays at 5pm
for some centering time with God.
She will be reading the day’s entry from the book “Common Prayer:
A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals” and asking for prayer requests.
You can listen or purchase the book and follow along.
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Did you miss Sunday’s service?  The entire service is posted on the St. Matthew UMC Facebook page.  The sermon manuscript will be uploaded on the St. Matthew UMC website under Worship.  
Prayer requests and Praises from August 2 worship service
  • Lynn (cousin of Charles Clemmons) and her husband Cliff are doing better with the Coronavirus but still need prayer for continued recovery
  • Please continue to pray for Sarah Clemmons’s parents as there are 3 cases of Coronavirus in their facility in TN
  • Prayers for Sami Pack, friend of Rev. Chrisie, as she recovers from surgery
  • Prayers for Lois Reid to regain her strength in rehab
  • Praise for Randy Smith’s birthday on Aug. 2
  • Praise for Cole Henderson as he continues to have good check ups and has come off some medicine and supplements.  His 4th chemo will be around August 10
Dear Members & Friends of St. Matthew:
After consulting with the team which worked to study the COVID-19 health issue and develop the protocols which enabled us to return to in-person Worship on June 14, it has been decided that we will suspend this effort through Sunday, September 6.
Kitty Bo (Spicher family cat) was feeling the spirit during worship on Sunday!

Tools for Connecting with People Living with Dementia when Behaviors are Challenging

August 21, 2020 – 12 p.m. CDT

For more information & to register, click here
Join us here each week as we learn the answer to this question.  

Worship Session 9
Supplemental video for Worship Session 9
Rev. Chrisie is putting together a ministry team of volunteers that will have the single focus of reaching out to individuals who have fallen ill from COVID-19 and the family members that are caring for them during this pandemic. The Outreach Team recognizes that this is a unique situation and the people who are sick right now have unique needs and our church needs to reach out to them so they know they are not alone. As Christians we are called to pick up our friends and lower their stretchers through roofs to get to Jesus if necessary. If you would like to participate in this team that reaches out to our friends, please contact Rev. Chrisie by phone, text, or email for more information.
Mark your calendars in hopes that we can resume
our annual church retreat in 2021!

March 26-28, 2021
Hey kids!!!  Get creative & then send in a copy of your summer artwork, drawing, paintings, etc. 
We will include a copy in the weekly mailing to our shut ins.  
You can email a copy to, mail it to
701 Cleveland St. 29601 or drop it by the office.  
United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network
When homeless families become participants in our Interfaith Hospitality Network, they frequently come with few possessions.  However, when the families are stable and have saved enough money to move into their own home, we send them off with beds and other items to help make their new home a home.  Then we use donations to restock our interim housing unit for the next family.
Here’s where we need help.  If you are able and willing to assist with helping a family move or helping us restock houses with donations, please let us know.   We will add you to our “UM Moving Day Team”.  We will send an email to the team as soon as we know that we have a need – a day and a time -No one is expected to be able to help with every move, but if you are able, you will respond with “Yes”, I can help with this one. 
If you would like to a part of our “UM Moving Day Team”, please email ….. Thanks for considering. 
United Ministries Place of Hope
Place of Hope needs volunteers from 8:00 – 11:00 Monday through Friday.  Volunteers hand our hygiene supplies and sign in participants for showers.  During the pandemic, only a few participants are allowed in the building at a time. All volunteers, staff and participants are required to wear masks.  Please email if you want to learn more about this opportunity.
United Ministries Employment Readiness Program Needs Men Drivers
United Ministries has a long-standing strategic partnership with Miracle Hill’s Overcomers program, a men’s residential recovery facility. We provide employment, education, and financial coaching for all Overcomers. Since these men do not have personal vehicles, a Miracle Hill volunteer shuttles them to United Ministries in the morning, and a UM volunteer shuttles them back their facility on North Pleasantburg Dr. at 12pm. The number of riders varies from 1-7 individuals. (It is not unusual to not have any riders on a given day, in which case UM notifies its volunteer no later than 9:30am that morning.) United Ministries provides a 15-passenger minibus for this purpose. As a part of our safety protocol, all individuals wear masks, riders will sit in alternative seats, and the windows will be left down en route. The out-and-back route from UM to Overcomers and back to UM takes around 45 minutes total. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to be available to drive the shuttle at least one day each week. Please email for questions or to volunteer.
United Ministries Learning Center Receptionist
Volunteers are needed for the reception desk in the Learning Center.  The receptionist is behind glass and will not have contact with the participants.  The front door has a new lock that requires the receptionist to speak with whoever is at the door and then press a button to allow the door to open.  Current days and times Monday mornings and afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, Thursday morning and afternoons.  If you have an interest in or questions, please email  
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
Rebuild Upstate – November 7

Women’s Retreat w/ Cheryl Cannon
Saturday, February 6, 2021

St. Matthew in the Mountains – March 26-28, 2021

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