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Serve Your Neighbor

As disciples of Jesus, you are called to serve your neighbors, near and far!

At St. Matthew’s, we work with many organizations to support the homeless, the hungry and people in need.

Scroll through the upcoming service opportunities and sign up for what interests you.

Bill Mehr Drop-in Center for the Homeless – Dinner

Bill Mehr food service to the Homeless this winter (November-March) consists of a hot meal the fourth Monday of each month. See below for instructions, and thank you in advance for your support! Place your items in the church kitchen marked Bill Mehr or...

First Sunday Food Drive for ACTS – February 5

This Sunday is our First Sunday Food Drive for ACTS. Bring your contributions with you to worship this week to help our neighbors in need! Following are some items from the food pantry’s updated list of critical needs: Plastic...

Hilda Barg Service Week – January 15-21

This is our last (desperate) call for volunteers! St. Matthews has committed to providing meals to the Homeless Prevention Center next week and we still have meals not filled. Thank you for anything you can do to help! St. Matthew's is providing meal service at Hilda...

First Sunday Food Drive for ACTS – December 4

This Sunday is our First Sunday Food Drive for ACTS. Bring your contributions with you to worship this week to help our neighbors in need! Following are some items from the food pantry’s updated list of urgent needs: Sliced sandwich breadLow sugar/low sodium...

Adopted Families for Christmas – Sign Up Today!

To share our bounty and the love of Christ, St. Matthew’s coordinates with local schools each Christmas season to provide gifts to area families in need.Congregation members are invited to sign up on SignUp Genius to provide a wrapped gift and an item of clothing...

Stewardship Stories – Gaye DeCesare

In its broadest sense, Stewardship means the careful and responsible management of somethingentrusted to one's care. In the Christian tradition, stewardship refers to the way time, talents, materialpossessions, and wealth are used or given for the service of God. It’s...

Stewardship Stories – Angela Allen

My name is Angela Allen. I attend St. Matthews with my husband Mike Craighead and our 2 boys, Dominic and Zachary Allen. I’ve been asked by the Stewardship committee to speak on what service at the church means to me. I grew up in rural Minnesota and was a member of...

Stewardship Stories

Stewardship is caring and sharing. We're looking for YOUR stewardship stories. How has giving and sharing enriched your life? Send your stories to us to be included in a future Eblast!  This week, read about our good stewardship in action, and what our time,...

Bill Mehr Drop-in Center for the Homeless – Dinner

Bill Mehr food service to the Homeless this winter (November-March) consists of a hot meal the fourth Monday of each month. See below for instructions, and thank you in advance for your support! Place your items in the church kitchen marked Bill Mehr or...

Hilda Barg Service Week – January 15-21

This is our last (desperate) call for volunteers! St. Matthews has committed to providing meals to the Homeless Prevention Center next week and we still have meals not filled. Thank you for anything you can do to help! St. Matthew's is providing meal service at Hilda...

Greening of the Church

The celebration of the birth of Jesus is a special time here at St. Matthews. And while we are waiting, we are also planning. Over the next weeks you will begin to see some additions in the nave and, as with many special events, there are last minute touches to...

Stewardship Stories

Stewardship is caring and sharing. We're looking for YOUR stewardship stories. How has giving and sharing enriched your life? Send your stories to us to be included in a future Eblast!  This week, read about our good stewardship in action, and what our time,...

Bill Mehr Shelter Dinner – November 28th

Questions? Email Joyce McFarland. Sign Up

Christmas Gift Cards for Children in Foster Care

We have an opportunity to help provide Christmas gifts for children and youth in Prince William County foster care programs.  This year Prince William County Department of Social Serviceshas asked for gift card donations for the children and youth. Look for the...

50th Anniversary Family Fun Day

Rain or shine! To kick off our anniversary weekend, we're hosting a free, family-friendly event featuring moon bounces, food, a community service project, face-painting and caricatures, and plenty of activities for the kids. We’ll be inviting our church neighbors and...

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 11 If you could practice any trade as part of your ministry, what...

September Service Project

We're looking for helping hands to beautify our space before our 50th Anniversary Weekend next month! Please join us on September 24th for our September service project! It will be a morning of weeding, spreading mulch, and sprucing up the inside space at St....

Serve at St. Matthew’s

Your many gifts, when shared with others, can bring about God’s kingdom here on earth. 

Whether you sing opera, are great at knitting prayer shawls, or enjoy supporting our youth, you are welcome to explore your gifts through the ministries at St. Matthew’s.

Scroll through the upcoming volunteer opportunities and feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

Scouts BSA Troop 1396B

Boy Scouts of America Troop 1396 was chartered at St. Matthew’s in April 1989 and we have been collaboratively supporting and serving with them ever since. For the most recent updates, please visit the troop website. 

BSA Venturing Crew 1396

Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 1396 was chartered at St. Matthew’s in August 2018. Venture Crews are youth led groups of young women and men ages 14-20. For more information, please visit the Crew website. 

Read During Worship

Email or call the church office at stmatthews@stmatthewsva.org 703-494-3090 if you would like to be on the list of lectors who are willing to read and participate in our worship service.

Calling All Singers!

The choirs at St. Matthew’s are age-, not ability-, based. Reading music is not required, but is certainly helpful.  Share your gifts with the congregation by reaching out to our Director of Music, Kathy Lundgren, and get connected to a choir.