Fellowship and Support

The St. Matthew community is rich in fellowship and support for it members. Support is provided through the Care Team which provides meals for those who need assistance and transportation within the local community. Fellowship activities are an important part of St Matthew's community with activities such as the annual church picnic, Mary Martha Women’s Circle, Men's Breakfast, Halloween Trunk or Treat, Dinners for 6, Easter egg hunt, International Pot Luck Dinner, and Easter Breakfast. 

Supporting our Community

Providing leadership and assistance to needy groups is a core part of St. Matthew’s activities. Support is provided both locally and internationally to organizations identified by our members. The following is a sample of the organizations that we support. Click on the links provided for additional details.

  • Bel Pre Montgomery Child Care http://mccaedu.org/centers/bel_pre.html

    St. Matthew facilities have served as a home to the Bel Pre Child Care center since 1971.  The Center has thrived in the church school building and grounds provided by the church.  The Center, which is part of the Montgomery Child Care Association accepts children between the ages of 2 and 5.


  • A nonprofit organization in Silver Spring to provide basic services to the homeless. For many years, St. Matthew volunteers have served meals monthly to their clientele.

  • Community food Garden

    Members of the congregation have planted a vegetable garden on the church property with the objective of providing fresh produce to people in need within the local community.

     

  • Manna Food Center - Smart Sacks http://www.mannafood.org/what-we-do/smart-sacks/

    Smart Sacks- we partner with Manna food to provide lunches for 45 Bel Pre Elementary school children, each week during the school year. These children are on free and reduced lunches and are identified by the counselor as children who need supplemental food for the weekends.  

  • Stop Hunger Now  www.stophungernow.org/

    Stop Hunger Now  – Feeds the world’s most vulnerable people, and has a goal of ending global hunger in our lifetime. Stop Hunger now has provided over 225 million meals in 74 countries. Meal packing events are one of the organization’s core activities. Recently more than 40 members of the St. Matthew congregation helped pack thousands of meals in support of this effort.

  • Camp Joy is a mission formed for the purpose of providing support to lower income, elderly or disabled homeowners whose dwellings are in need of repair. Annually, St. Matthew volunteers participate in a one week work camp in West Virginia where they provide invaluable assistance to the needy homeowners.

  • University of Livingstonia www.ulinvingstonia.com

    Originally founded as a mission under the church of Central Africa Presbyterian, the University offers educational opportunities with the objective of training leaders for the future development of Malawi. St. Matthew’s support of the University is one example of the congregation’s commitment to providing assistance to worthwhile enterprises, internationally.