Learning to be Jesus' Disciples

Children, youth and adults are encouraged and empowered to actively participate in the world as Christ’s disciples. You are invited to wrestle with questions and hear the faith stories of others through various age-appropriate educational and hands-on experiences.

Christian Education 2023

We are holding weekly in-person Bible Study, Confirmation, and Sunday school classes for ages PreK-Adult.   

 PreK-5th grade Sunday School

St. Matthew’s PreK-5th Graders will spend the year exploring the Old Testament and will meet weekly from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM! Starting their faith journey with learning how it all began, discussing a story each week, and completing a related activity. 


6-8th grade

Confirmation studies for grades 6 – 8th will meet weekly upstairs in Room 9 and 10. Parents  are welcome to attend any of the classes during the year.   


High School Youth

Stay tuned for upcoming events and activities!

Join us for Vacation Bible School 2023 at St. Matthew’s!

Details coming soon!

Next Steps

Many Ways to Get Involved Below!

Christian Education Programs Begin September 10th!

Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my...

Vacation Bible School – July 18, 19, 20

Bring your "A" Game and join us for Twists and Turns Vacation Bible School.  Twists & Turns is a fantastical celebration of how following Jesus changes the game. Spin the spinner, beat the...

Summer Music Camp – July 31-August 4

Registration is now open! Click the button below for our registration form--print and return the form to St. Matthew's by June 30th to secure a spot! Registration Form

First Communion Instruction – March 5, 19, and 26

First Communion Instruction for Children Begins in MarchBaptized children may begin to commune on a regular basis after completing a series of lessons and mutual conversations that include the...

Rally Day & Ministry Fair

Come for the kickoff of Sunday School for our PreK-Confirmation youth and stay for a time of information and fellowship for those who are High School-aged and older!  Ministry Fair – September...

Vacation Bible School – Register Now!

Contact Gretchen Wilcox to learn more or to volunteer to help with storytelling, crafts, games, or science projects! Registration form is below: Register

Fastnacht Review 2022

Please come for an all ages FASTNACHT Sunday school time on February 27th, 11:15 - noon, in the sanctuary!  It is that time of year when, just before the season of Lent, we have historically thrown...

Faith Formation Classes – February 13th

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for FEBRUARY 13th  All Are Welcome...Invite a Friend!  Sunday school for PreK - 5 grades will meet in-person in the Education Wing upstairs, 11:15 -...

Faith Formation News

Sunday school classes will begin this week, February 6th. All are welcome...invite a friend!  Sunday school for PreK - 5 grades will meet in-person in the Education Wing upstairs 11:15 - noon....

Text Study with Pastor Kirsten

Bible Text Study with Pastor Kirsten will meet Thursday mornings at 10am in the conference room. We'll look at the Lectionary texts for the coming Sunday. We will discuss and consider how they might...

Baptisms and First Communion

Baptisms: Please contact us for more information and to setup a meeting with one of our pastors. 

First Communion classes are offered yearly for those in 3rd grade. However, if your child is asking to receive communion, we encourage them to do so! If you are an adult seeking to learn more about communion, please contact us to meet with one of the pastors. 

Educating Children for 45 Years

Our Day School has served the Lake Ridge community for over 45 years and helped thousands of children learn through play.

Learn more about our teaching philosophy and enrollment opportunities through the Day School website
or by contacting us at 703-494-3090.