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.

Vacation Bible School 2021 at St. Matthew’s: On Earth As In Heaven

All are invited to this years Vacation Bible School! Families are invited to come and participate together. We will be meeting outside on Thursday evenings  from 6:30-8:00PM in July; July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. There is no cost to attend and no registration needed! 

You can sign up to volunteer now on our Sign Up Genius.

We will be collecting various supplies throughout June in preparation for crafts and service projects.
  • Large brown paper bags
  • Ivory soap bars
  • 15 ounce can
  • Empty rectangular tissue boxes
  • Empty paper towel rolls
  • “Funfetti” cake mixes
  • Cake frostings
  • Disposable cake pans, 9″ X 13″
  • Birthday candles
  • Generic birthday cards
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Pink erasers
  • Glue sticks
Please leave the supplies on the designated table in the church narthex or in the plastic bin labeled Vacation Bible School outside the church’s front door.  (The plastic bin will be checked daily.)


Online Faith Formation in the Time of COVID-19

 PreK-5th grade

Faith formation videos online!

PreK-5th graders have the opportunity to watch our Faith Formation videos available on YouTube. New videos are available weekly and align with activities that are distributed to families periodically. We also offer “Jesus and Jammies” videos on our YouTube page where we read a storybook for our younger children. 


Confirmation for 6-8th graders
Schedule varies

The 6-8th graders currently attend Confirmation classes and are offered opportunities to attend a number of in-person youth events and service opportunities.


High School Youth Group

Mondays @ 7pm

The High School Youth Group currently gathers on Zoom every Monday at 7pm. We also engage in service projects and in-person events throughout the year. 

Register for Children & Youth Faith Formation

To ensure the online safety of our children, we do not publish the details about how to access the online meeting rooms.
Click below to register your children for faith formation and receive weekly updates and links to login.

Next Steps

Many Ways to Get Involved Below!

July Book Group

On July 11 at 2:30 p.m. Book Group will explore This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.In 1932, four orphans flee from a Minnesota Indian Training School in a canoe, bound for...

Liturgical Setting for May 2021

Starting on May 23, music at St. Matthew's will switch to setting 11 from the hymnal. This setting will be done in Spanish. If you want the chance to become familiar with the music before we start...

Food Truck Fundraisers

You're invited to summer evenings in the parking lot where we will be hosting Food Truck Fundraiser to support the Bill Mehr Homeless Shelter. Proceeds benefit the shelter. Grab some great food and...

Bible Study with Pastor Scott

On Thursdays at 10:00 AM, join Pastor Scott on Zoom for a Bible study. We will discuss the scripture lessons from the lectionary for the upcoming Sunday. This study is open to all adults. Email...

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.