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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.

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....

September First Sunday Food Drive for ACTS

This Sunday, September 4th, is our September 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...

ACTS First Sunday Food Drive

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...

50th Anniversary August Service Project

To mark the beginning of St. Matthew's 51st year of service to God's people, we will be collecting 51 cases of water in August for the Bill Mehr Drop-in Center for the homeless. You can bring your water cases to church on every Sunday this month to make your...

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Lunch – August

We are serving lunch to clients of the Bill Mehr Homeless Center, for up to 50 people, on the 4th Friday of each month, April through October. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN PROCEDURE BELOW: Items may be placed in the church kitchen (marked for Bill Mehr/Homeless) no later...

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Lunch – July 21st

We are serving lunch to clients of the Bill Mehr Homeless Center, for up to 50 people, on the 4th Friday of each month, April through October. Items may be placed in the church kitchen (marked for Bill Mehr/Homeless) or brought to the church parking lot 5-6 PM on...

First Sunday Food Drive for ACTS – June

Our next First Sunday Food Drive is on June 5th! Bring your contributions to church on Sunday to help support our neighbors in need. Some of the items most needed include: Sliced sandwich breadLow sugar itemsLow sodium itemsCanned cornCanned peasCoffee--ground,...

ACTS Landscaping Project – June

CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS! Our June project for our 50th Anniversary Year of Service will be creating a serenity garden at a nearby ACTS house. We'll be getting the garden site ready on June 18th and planting on June 20th, so we'll need help on both days! We'll be...

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....

ACTS First Sunday Food Drive

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...

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Lunch – August

We are serving lunch to clients of the Bill Mehr Homeless Center, for up to 50 people, on the 4th Friday of each month, April through October. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN PROCEDURE BELOW: Items may be placed in the church kitchen (marked for Bill Mehr/Homeless) no later...

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Lunch – July 21st

We are serving lunch to clients of the Bill Mehr Homeless Center, for up to 50 people, on the 4th Friday of each month, April through October. Items may be placed in the church kitchen (marked for Bill Mehr/Homeless) or brought to the church parking lot 5-6 PM on...

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Lunch – June 23rd

Help us provide lunch to clients of the Bill Mehr Drop-In Center for the homeless! We’ll be serving lunch for up to 50 people on the 4th Friday of each month, April through October. Please review the available slots at the link below to sign up! Items may be...

ACTS Landscaping Project – June

CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS! Our June project for our 50th Anniversary Year of Service will be creating a serenity garden at a nearby ACTS house. We'll be getting the garden site ready on June 18th and planting on June 20th, so we'll need help on both days! We'll be...

Volunteer to Mow the Grass at St. Matthew’s!

We're looking for volunteers to mow the grass at St. Matthew's! Mowing can be done on Fridays or Saturdays. Please sign up below if you are interested in supporting this ministry: Sign Up

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Lunch – May

Help us provide lunch to clients of the Bill Mehr Drop-In Center for the homeless! We’ll be serving lunch for up to 50 people on the 4th Friday of each month, April through October. Items may be placed in the church kitchen (marked for Bill Mehr/Homeless) or brought...

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.