You are invited to join us for these upcoming events and to participate in these ongoing ministries.
Next 7:30 am distribution dates:
October 1, 15, 29
St. Matthew is proud to serve families who are in need of food assistance by giving out non-perishable food boxes from 7:30 a.m. every other Saturday. Each box is given on a first come, first serve basis and feeds a family of four for 3-4 days. Most of the food is picked up from the Midwest Food Bank through a partnership with them.
We have all felt the effects of our current inflation. Unfortunately it has also impacted the donations we receive for the food box program and we have some empty shelves that could use your help. How can you help: Canned vegetables or fruit, canned tuna or chicken, and small jars of peanut butter. Midwest food bank rarely provides us with these items. They can be dropped off at church in the shopping cart in front of the church, or between 5-6pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the East side pull through. Please help if you can, one or two of the listed items per person will make an impact. If you would like additional information please contact Steve Childs, Virginia Hughes or Rosemary Glithero."
Join the Food Box Crew
The Food Box crew could use a couple of volunteers to join our team on Thursday mornings every other week. We could use one or two people to help pack the food boxes from 8:00-10:30, and/or someone with a truck to pick up our order from the Midwest Food Bank at 8:20 and deliver it to St. Matthew.
If interested, please contact Virginia Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to have you be a part of our team!
EVERY Sunday, beginning September 4, 10:15 - 11:15 AM is Sunday Funday.
Join us for this engaging intergenerational Sunday School experience. All are welcome!
We are excited to be hosting Family Promise again in October. As you know we will need food, Sunday evening through Saturday evening, with breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, if you can help in any way it will be greatly appreciated.
If you cannot help with food, a donation would also be appreciated, as we buy food for the family’s breakfasts during the week. The most help needed is with overnight hosting. In February we had very little help so most of the hosting fell on just a few people. It is essential that we have more help in October
Thank you for considering helping in any of these areas, if you would like to contact me, to volunteer or get more information, my email address is: email@example.com.
God Bless, Rosemary Glithero & Carol Brand
Join the St. Matthew volunteer team at the Dobson Ranch Fall Festival event.
This is a great opportunity to connect with our community and represent St. Matthew.
The event will be held on 10/14 from 5:00-7:30pm.
Connect with firstname.lastname@example.org to join the team today.
Our 2022 Church Conference will be held November 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM.
2540 W. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85202
A welcome reception for our new East District Superintendent, the Rev. Melissa Rynders
will be held Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 1 - 3 pm at St. Matthew Church.
Join us for Trunk or Treat on Octobers 22, 2022 from 4 - 6 pm.
The Parade begins at 5 pm. There will be a costume contest, games and prizes!
Register now for Fall Family Camp at Mingus Mountain Camp and Retreat Center.
Fun for the entire family! Join us for bonfires, hayrides, and tons of hot chocolate!
Adult (18 yrs and up): $120
Children/Youth (4 - 17 yrs): $60
Adult (18 yrs and up): $95
Children/Youth (4 - 17 yrs): $45
Adult (18 yrs and up): $40
Children/Youth (4 - 17 yrs): $25
***Children under 4: free!
Saturday, September 3, 6 PM - Sunday morning
Gilbert UMC Youth Lock in
Sunday, September 4
Pool Party with Robin Watson, 4 - 7 PM
Friday, September 30, 6 PM
Game Night in St. Matthew UMC Youth Room
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support our 3-year campaign. We have received donations more quickly in the first year of the campaign than we originally anticipated based on pledged commitments. Since our last update in January, we have made considerable progress in planning for 3 projects in 2022.
The organ subcommittee has finished its research, listened to vendor presentations, and visited several churches to hear how the organs sound. The subcommittee requested a quote on a new Rodgers Imagine series organ, which the Committee and Trustees are reviewing.We expect a final decision soon.
The Committee and the Trustees have approved the roofing and paving projects,based on quotes received. A deposit check was provided to the Glendale Roofing to lock in the pricing on the materials. The project is scheduled to begin in mid-April. It will include re-shingling the Sanctuary and Music building, and redoing of the flat roof over the Activity Center kitchen. Additionally, Sunland Asphalt is tentatively scheduled to begin a slurry-seal of the parking lots in May, after the roofing project is complete. If the parking lot work cannot be completed by May 31, it will be rescheduled for the fall when temperatures cool back down.
Projected costs for these 3 ongoing projects are:
Parking lots $38,300
Currently, we have $166,000 on hand in the Capital Campaign Account and we know that generous donations are being received each week. There is sufficient balance in the Trustee Reserve Fund to temporarily cover the remaining cost for the above projects if needed until we receive additional donations.
We will plan for the remaining projects to replace the Sanctuary Lutron lighting system, replace the outside electronic messaging sign components, and paint the exterior trim on buildings as we receive pledged donations over the next 2 years.