Women enjoy a variety of groups for studying the Bible, including weekly and monthly meetings. Click here to find an option that suits you.
Groups of men study the Bible on most days of the week. Click here to find a group that works for you.
Ongoing Weekly Study
In September the group will begin a new study book on The Essential Bible Guide: 100 Readings Through the World’s Most Important Book written by Whitney T. Kuniholm.
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays throughout the year, 7:15 pm
This is an open group and all are welcome.
Homebuilders focuses on improving families and marriages through Christian education, fellowship and prayer group support.
Homebuilders resumes Sunday, October 2!
Join parents of every description and of children of all ages on Sunday afternoons to discover God's riches of wisdom and grace for his people. Examine the sources of family conflict and rejoice at God's wonderful provision for our families in the gospel of Christ.
Discussion from 5-6pm in the Library, followed by a potluck dinner from 6-7 in the Parish Hall. Parents' discussion concurrent with Children's Choir. Childcare provided.
Visit Life at St. Matthew's for upcoming series and meeting dates.
Contact , 288-1911 for more information.
Annual Parish Retreat
Our latest Parish Retreat was held at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA, April 30-May 2, 2010.
The Rev. Geoff Gwynne, Vicar of Christ the King Episcopal Church, Harrisonburg, VA, served as the teacher for the weekend. He spoke about St. Matthew's theme of this year, "Come, Follow me," and how he was called to priesthood despite his own youthful belief in atheism. He also talked about his parish's call to remain faithful witnesses within the Episcopal Church.
Saturday, March 26th was a day of worship, growth and fellowship for the 54 women attending this year’s retreat. Lara Williams, our speaker, spoke on the theme “Renewed Hearts”. Her very talented friend Abby Sutton led us in worship with both familiar songs and some original compositions. While most of those attending were from St. Matthews, several women joined us from outside our church as well. Good food, sound teaching and uplifting worship
among sisters in Christ made for a very special day. Be on the lookout later in the year for the date of next year’s retreat!
The men varied the spring 2010 retreat format to include Bible study, teaching, plus Saturday service projects.