600 E. Florida Street
Greensboro, NC 27406
(336) 272-4505
info@stmattchurch.com

Acolyte Training (Feb. 4)

All who are interested in becoming an Acolyte are invited to participate in the first training session for 2023 on Saturday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-noon in the Sanctuary. Current Acolytes should plan to attend for an introduction, assist with training and exchange contact information for this year’s schedule.

Thank you all for what you do at Saint Matthews United Methodist Church. If there are any questions, please contact Angelea Freeman.

Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Service (Jan. 15)

The Pulpit Forum of Greensboro and Vicinity invites you to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Service on Sunday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m., at Saint Matthews United Methodist Church. The theme is “Continue to Live into Dr. King’s Dream for a Better Tomorrow and a Nonviolent Future.” Rev. Steve Allen will be the keynote speaker. (Scripture: Proverbs 16:1-4)

Masks will be required to attend.

WNCC MLK Jr. Annual Commemorative Service (Jan. 14)

The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service hosted by the Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC) of The United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 10-11:30 a.m., via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube. The theme is “It Starts with Me: The Quest to Create the Beloved Community” and the focus scripture is Micah 6:8.

M. Garlinda Burton, director for resource development for the General Commission on Religion and Race. will be the keynote speaker. A deaconess in The United Methodist Church, Burton has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, producer and trainer around issues of intercultural competency, racial justice and gender justice. She is also committed to helping the church engage and nurture children, youth and young adults as positive and powerful change agents for the cause of Jesus Christ. 

The winners of the Youth Art and Essay Contest for students in elementary, middle and high school will be announced at this virtual event. The deadline to submit contest entries was Jan. 6.

*This event and contest are sponsored by WNCC Black Methodist for Church Renewal (BMCR), WNCC Commission on Religion and RACE (CORR) and WNCC-Justice and Reconciliation Team (J&R). Main contact: Rev. Tamara Ingram, 336-420-8347, pastortammyz@aol.com 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Breakfast (Jan. 16)

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Tickets will be available beginning  Monday, Dec. 12. The cost is $20 each or $160 per 8-seat table. To purchase tickets, contact Marion Davis (Human Relations Department, City of Greensboro) at 336-373-2032 or marion.davis@greensboro-nc.gov. Anyone interested in sitting together as members of Saint Matthews UMC should contact Karlah Burton. Cash, check or money order only, please. Thank you! ~MLK, Jr. Annual Breakfast Planning Committee 

 

500 Sentences Campaign (Deadline: Dec. 31)

The Messenger Newsletter Committee needs your help to meet their goal of 500 by the end of December. We have faith that this is possible because of God’s bountiful blessings to each of us every day. Our 500 sentences will be published in a book and displayed in the church. We would love to have sentences from all our members and friends. Please send your many sentences soon to Wanda Edgerton. 

Creation Care Tip (December)

Christmas lights are symbols of the Light that came into the world with the birth of Christ. Enjoy them and use LED’s wherever you can to take care of the world that Jesus lit up with his presence. 

United Methodist Student Day (Nov. 27)

UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. United Methodist Student Day calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants.

Saint Matthews UMC will celebrate Student Day on Sunday, Nov. 27. To donate, you may select ‘Special’ or ‘Other’ on the church offering envelope or on the online giving app and then write in ‘Student Day’. Thank you for your support. ~Higher Education & Campus Ministry 

Officers Sought for UMW

Calling all United Methodist Women who have an interest in being an officer for 2023-2024, the following positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spiritual Growth Leader, Social Action and Nominations. Contact Roslyn Smith McLean as soon as possible. Share your gifts of talent, leadership and service.

Veterans Day Observance (Nov. 13)

Saint Matthews UMC will observe Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 13, and a special video will be produced and presented to recognize our veterans. If you are a veteran or have a family member who is a veteran (living or deceased), please submit a photograph of your choice to Pamela Moye with the following information: (1) name, (2) rank, (3) campaign (e.g., WWII, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom) and (4) MOS or AFSC.

There are two options for submitting photos: (1) via email in .jpg format to Pamela Moye or (2) in a sealed envelope labeled with your name in the “Membership” box in the multi-purpose

Trunk & Treat (Oct. 30)

Join us at TRUNK & TREAT on Sunday, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m., in the Britton Street parking lot for lots of fun and treats.

We need persons or ministries willing to help us by donating bags of individually wrapped candy, items to support healthy coping skills for children, (e.g., bubbles, pop-its, stress balls, etc.) and/or monetary donations to the Children & Youth ministry. You may place your physical donations in one of the bins marked “Trunk & Treat Donation” in the Narthex or near the Britton Street door exit. Monetary donations should be placed in a church envelope labeled Children & Youth and left in designated offerings receptacles. A special thank you to the United Women of Faith for providing healthy bagged food for the children. There is still space for those willing to pass out candy from their vehicle.

If you want to participate or if you have questions, please contact Jasmine Williams or Ajalyn Baker. Thank you in advance! — Children & Youth Ministries