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Women's Weekly Bible Studies
Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning and Thursday Afternoon
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY FOR THE FALL: The fall study for Women's Bible study will be Set Apart: a 6-week study of the Beatitudes by Jennifer Kennedy Dean and will begin the week of September 12. This is a six week study and will meet on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. or Tuesday morning at 9:15 a.m., both in the Parish Hall. The Tuesday morning session will have very limited childcare available. Ladies, please plan on joining this great group of women as we learn from God's Word. Books will be on sale Sunday, September 4 and 11 in the Parish Hall. Contact or .
Thursday Late Afternoon
When: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Currently studying "Parables:The Greatest Stories Ever Told" and will finish this study on September 15.
On September 22, we will take a field trip during our regular study time to the Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam, at the Koger Center, 8003 Franklin Farms Drive.
Then on September 29, we will begin a study of the Gospel of Luke.
Won't you join us?
For more information, Email or call her at 330-9135
Do you like to do crafts, etc.? or want to learn how? or just want to fellowship with other ladies of St. Matt's? Join the Wannabees! at the Alley home (Rectory) at 7:30 pm on the first Monday of the month. Contact for more information.
Women of the Well - WOW
Women of the Well (WOW) is an outreach program of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church to women aged 20 – 120. The purpose of this ministry is to gather women together to encourage one another, develop relationships, small prayer/study groups of common interest and mentoring opportunities. The women of St. Matthew’s and our community are invited to come together at the W.E.L.L. (Women Engaged in Laughter and Learning) for fellowship and to draw strength, encouragement and direction from one another and most importantly, from Scripture. It is a place for women to find common ground with one another and establish relationships for further prayer and study. The goal of the gatherings is to be inclusive and to focus on areas that are common to all women.
WOW brunches are currently set for Oct. 1, 2011 and Dec. 3, 2011. Please join us!
Contact for information. (804)273-0381
Three Circles at St. Matthew's make important contributions to our Pastoral Care ministry. St. Margaret's Circle provides spiritual support and fellowship for members and furthers God's kingdom through good works in our community and church using the talents God has given us. St. Agnes' Circle and St. Hilda's Circle perform similar ministries. All engage in Bible studies, devotional readings, service projects in and around the church and fund raising.
St. Agnes’ Circle
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am at various locations.
St. Hilda’s Circle
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:30 am in the Library, September through May.
St. Margaret’s Circle
An organization of approximately 30 women who meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Library for Bible study and fellowship. The circle conducts several fundraising projects each year that enable us, with the support of the congregation, to provide financial support to the young people of our congregation and other outreach projects. New members are warmly welcome.
Held March 2011
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. Our next retreat is tentatively set for Sat. April 28, 2012, mark your calendars!
Episcopal Church Women Steering Committee
This committee assists the various women's groups to communicate with and offer support to each other. They meet every other month from September through May with the Rector and representatives from the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, Wedding Guild, Hospitality, United Thank Offering, St. Agnes' Circle, St. Hilda's Circle, St. Margaret's Circle, Christian Education, Library, Mother's Morning Out and a Vestry liaison.