?>

Community

Please mark your calendars for the next Messy Church event on Friday, September 27th, 2019.

Messy church is St. Matthews Christian centred event offered on an alternative evening 6 times a year.  It is a safe place to learn about God, through fun activities and stories for both young and old.  Come as you are and enjoy the crafts, story telling, games then ending with a delicious hot meal, it is free too!

Next Event:
Friday September 27, 2019
4:45-7:30 pm
Parish hall entrance 4:45 pm
Church hall dinner 6:30 pm
Everyone is welcome

St. Matthew’s Outreach Committee

The work of St. Matthew’s  Outreach Committee is never ending; those with needs are always with us and require our help. At St. Matthew’s, we support organizations where our donations will make the biggest difference. Presently, our parish, through many groups including the Mothers’ Union, and St. Matthew’s Outreach Committee, is participating in the following Outreach progams:

OUT-4-LUNCH

You have heard about our Outreach project to be shared by the 4 Churches on Plains Road. We are now seeking volunteers to help with our project. We will be serving lunch on Mondays starting Jan 28. We hope to recruit greeters, kitchen crew, set-up/tear-down, servers and table hosts. Please visit the sign-up sheet in the Narthex, or speak to Paulene Jodry for more information.

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

Support to this worldwide relief fund is through the use of our blue church envelopes and special PWRDF envelopes distributed throughout the year.

St. Matthew’s House

This is an Outreach Ministry of the Diocese of Niagara and our own Parish. St. Matthew’s House offers many services to a needy community. During the month of May, all non-perishable food items from our basket are sent to St. Matthew’s House in Hamilton.

Several members of the church and Mothers’ Union make baby layettes for new mothers. Several children are sponsored to attend summer camp each year by the A.C.W.

Partnership West Food Bank

Partnership West, our community food bank, is always in need of non-perishable food items. There is a basket in the Narthex for food and a Big Jar is provided for those who want to contribute Loonies and Toonies. Financial donations can also be made directly to Partnership West.

Halton Women’s Place

Halton Women’s Place is a shelter in our community where battered women and their children can go to find refuge. We try to keep informed of the needs of the centre and respond when we can.

Various Outreach Projects

Compassion Society

Many members of our congregation volunteer their time at the Compassion Society which provides clothing, food and referrals to local resources. Their vision is to grow a generous community of people helping people leading to overall improved lives.

Confirm Newspaper Subscriptions

In an effort to ensure accuracy and reduce costs related to out-of-date subscriber information, you are asked to confirm your desire to receive the Anglican Journal and the Niagara Anglican. This nation-wide opt-in process will take place over the course of the next several months. Those who do not confirm their subscription will no longer receive the papers as of the fall of this year.

There are two easy ways people can confirm their subscription: