New Member Orientation

 The Evangelism Commission will sponsor an orientation 
class for visitors to St. Matthew who are interested in learning more about our church and 
considering becoming members.  We will meet on Sunday, 
October 22 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 
in the Agnes Wilson Room. 
If you would like to attend, please let Pastor Leslie or Evangelism Elder Kit Boyle know.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

We will be restarting the book group for adults on Wednesday October 18.    We will meet at 7:30 pm in the Agnes Wilson Room. Our fall book is Evicted by Matthew Desmond. It is a look at the patterns of eviction, the factors that lead to chronic housing insecurity and the stories of people who live in tenuous circumstances. It is a great read!

Time & Talent opportunities


  • FALL WORK DAY 11/4

    FALL WORK DAY: The Buildings & Grounds Commission is sponsoring a Fall Work Day on Saturday, November 4. We will start at 9:00 am and work into the afternoon---people can come and participate as their schedule allows, even if you can’t stay all day. We will be working on clean-up and repair projects. Plan to join us!


  • Adult Choir   

    St. Matthew Adult Choir now recruiting!  The St. Matthew Adult choir cordially invites you to become part of the weekly celebration as a singer or instrumentalist. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings in the Sanctuary starting at 7:30pm.  On Sunday mornings, we gather before the service at 9:15. We have a wide range of experience and experience among our singers, and you should not be afraid to come and test it out. Come to a few practices and a Sunday or two and see if it works for you musically and spiritually. If you have any further questions, contact Jeremy Young or talk to your favorite choir member.

Hurricane Relief  

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is already on the ground and assisting our neighbors in Texas as they begin the long process of rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey. Those interested in contributing to the relief efforts can send a check to the following address: Presbyterian Church (USA) P O Box 643700 Pittsburgh PA 15264-3700 Write “DR000169-Harvey” on the memo line of your check. You can also give using your credit cards by visiting presbyterianmission.org/GIVEHARVEY or by calling 800-872-3283.

Sanctuary Facade Repair

The refurbishing of the sanctuary’s façade is almost done. The work includes wrapping all the exposed wood of the facade with vinyl-coated aluminum. This will minimize the need for future maintenance, and eliminate some of the leaks that have been experienced. The work also includes replacement of broken panes of glass and the doors leading from the sanctuary to the balcony. The remaining panes of plate glass at the floor level of the sanctuary have been replaced with tempered glass for safety reasons. This project is designed to retain the design and color of the existing façade to the greatest extent possible. The congregation’s patience during the period of work is appreciated. It is anticipated that work will be completed before the end of October.