Service Opportunity Highlights:

  • St. Matthew UMC Pumpkins
    Pumpkins Are Here!
    It's Pumpkin time! The patch is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm through October 31. Bring your family and friends, take a photo, and browse the pumpkins! All...
  • SC Department of Juvenile Justice
    Serve Lunch at DJJ
    Friday, Oct 11 - Help provide food or serve lunch at the Greenville County Juvenile Detention Facility....
  • Photo Session Volunteers Needed
    Photo Session Volunteers Needed
    It’s time for a new directory of the people at St. Matthew. We need your assistance! Volunteers will host the photo sessions in the parlor, greeting families and getting them...
  • Church League Basketball
    Open Gym at St. Matthew UMC
    Sign up today to help with Wednesday Night Open Gym. You'll love this ministry and fellowship through basketball - it's easy!...
  • Homeless man
    Triune Mercy Center 5th Saturday Meals
    Saturday, Nov 30  at 11:30 a.m. Your help is needed to serve the homeless. Each 5th Saturday of the year, St. Matthew UMC prepares and serves lunch to those in...
  • United Ministries
    United Ministries Food Pantry
    United Ministries’ Food Pantry needs your help – food donations tend to slow down during the summer. Specific needs are canned fruit, cereal, grits and peanut butter. Pick up extras when...
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We continue Christ’s work in the world by connecting the congregation with ministry opportunities, both within our church, and reaching beyond to our community.  All of our mission efforts need volunteers as well as financial assistance. Please email: if you would like to get involved or have questions.

Serving St. Matthew

Children’s Church Helper

Would you like to get to know some of our younger members? Children’s Church is when younger children leave during the 11 am service for a lesson and play time. You serve as the second adult with the leader, so no planning or preparation is needed. You simply spend time enjoying the children.
To Volunteer: Sign Up Now!


Coffee Crew

Help to set up coffee for the contemporary worship service, beginning at 8:00 am on a Sunday morning. Volunteers start the coffee maker and set out cups and creamer. You will be shown what to do!
To Volunteer: Sign Up Now!


Communion Helper – 8:45 am Service

Help set up communion the first Sunday of each month for 8:45 am worship. It is easy yet so important! All the supplies you need are provided for you. It takes about 10 minutes before the Day By Day service to set up, and about 10 minutes after the service ends to clean up. It is possible to combine this job when volunteering to serve coffee.
To Volunteer: Sign Up Now! 
Questions: contact Beth Murphy through the church office.


Communion Helper – 11:00 am Service

Help set up communion the first Sunday each month for 11:00 am worship. Volunteers can claim one Sunday or several Sundays! It’s an easy way to serve — one setting requires a call to Publix to order bread, a trip to Publix to pick up bread, setting the altar table in the sanctuary, and cleaning up after the service that same day. You will be shown what to do!
To Volunteer: contact Beth Murphy through the church office.


Contemporary Worship Helper

Help to run the multimedia at the 8:45 am Contemporary Worship Service. Proclaim software is used, but no experience is necessary (you will be directed to the training videos). Or help to set-up chairs and equipment before the service.
To Volunteer: contact Angel King through the church office.


Greeters – Sunday Morning Welcome Team 

Welome visitors and guests to our morning worship services. This only takes a few minutes of your time, but is such an important way to welcome our guests, as well as those who are already a part of our church family. Sign up is easy, and instructions and tips are included.
To Volunteer: Sign Up Now to claim your Sunday!


Nurture Team

The Nurture Team serves to provide encouragement for congregational members experiencing life changes. We send cards, bring meals, and provide support. We invite you to be part of the Nurture Team.
To Volunteer: contact Caroline Cullinan through the church office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Volunteers knit or crochet shawls, blankets or lap robes while praying for the recipient to be embraced by God’s loving presence. When completed, the shawls, blankets or lap robes are made available to the pastor to take to members as appropriate during pastoral care calls. All are welcome to help.
To Volunteer: contact Nancy Groff through the church office.

Serving Our Community

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)SC Department of Juvenile Justice

St. Matthew serves a hearty, nutritious lunch one Friday every other month to incarcerated youth at Greenville County Juvenile Detention Facility. Volunteers are needed to bring food and/or to serve the lunch. We also provide a Christmas luncheon and gifts during the holidays to this special population of young adults as well as the officers, teachers, and employees of the facility.
To get involved: contact Chris Bizzell through the church office


Epiphany Epiphany Ministry

Epiphany’s mission is “To show Christ’s love to troubled and incarcerated youth.” Adult volunteers go through training and spend a weekend ministering to incarcerated youth to show them God’s grace and unconditional love. There are ongoing monthly reunions following the weekend.
To get involved: contact Betsy Boaze through the church office.


Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)Interfaith Hospitality Network

Our church is uniquely gifted with our location and facilities to be a perfect site for United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network. For two weeks out of the year, St. Matthew provides emergency shelter to families who would otherwise have no place in Greenville to stay together. We provide meals, shower facilities, and a secure location for these families as they work with United Ministries towards stable housing. This is a critical need for our Greenville neighbors, as safe and affordable housing becomes more scarce.
For more information: visit the United Ministries website.
To get involved: contact Bartley Sides through the church office.


Rebuild UpstateRebuild Upstate

SMUMC  partners with this local organization several times throughout the year to provide home repairs or modifications to a local impoverished or elderly homeowner in need of assistance. Our church independently raises funding for each worksite and works through Rebuild Upstate to identify a neighbor with critical home repair needs.
For more information: visit the Rebuild Upstate website.
To get involved: contact Blake Brookshire through the church office.


Salkehatchie Summer Service

Teams of adults and youth go to rural or low-income sites in South Carolina for one week to work on homes of impoverished, elderly, or disabled individuals. St. Matthew contributes both donations to pay for supplies and people power. All skill sets are welcomed and encouraged!
To get involved: visit the Salkehatchie website


Triune Mercy Center 

Triune Mercy Center is a non-denominational church here in Greenville that works closely alongside the homeless and addicted populations in the city. Every 5th Saturday in the month, our church prepares and serves lunch to those in need. As a volunteer, you will be serving plates and taking them to the tables. It lasts about one hour.
For more information: visit the Triune Mercy Center website.
To get involved: contact Claire Winkler through the church office


United Ministries Food PantryUnited Ministries

United Ministries helps provide those in need in Greenville with education and employment, crisis assistance, and homeless services. The Food Pantry’s goal is to provide stability when families are in crisis with food. St. Matthew has an ongoing food drive to keep the pantry stocked. When you do your weekly grocery shopping, consider shopping for United Ministries too! Items needed: dried beans, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned soup/vegetables, meats, fruit, cereal and grits.
To get involved: Please place donated food items in the designated containers in the Narthex, Education Building (first floor lobby), Family Life Center (second floor lobby) or the Church office.
Questions? Contact Terhune Sudderth, Debbie Wattenbarger through the church office.


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Greenville, SC 29601

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