We love to serve the community around us.
~ JESUS LOVES, SO WE SERVE!
April 12, 2018, we will host The Community Meal. Through the sharing of a meal and fellowship with our neighbors, we share God's love with those in our community. Please join us for the meal from 5-7pm or let us know that you'd like to volunteer to help!
Serving at the 4th of July brat tent! We are excited to again have the opportunity to assist the local Lions Club in their hosting of the Barrington brat tent. Come don your St. Matthew t-shirt and serve along others in Barrington as together we bring good food to festival attendees, served with a St. Matthew smile!
August and beyond - plans are in the works for us to again host the Barrington Giving Day Back-to-School event in August. We welcome all volunteers to this event to provide clothing, shoes, and school supplies to the children in our school district. Watch for details later this spring & summer.
Then, join us again in November for another Community Meal. Celebrate Veterans' Day serving meals to veterans, their families, and others in our community. There's always a welcoming face & handshake and we'd love for you to be a part of it, too!
4th quarter 2017 was as busy as ever! We ended the year with a senior luncheon sharing fellowship and crafting of a gift which was given during Advent to the households around our church. We packed meals at Feed My Starving Children, and then ended the Advent season by Christmas Caroling house-to-house !
We began the 3rd quarter by serving at the Barrington 4th of July celebration. We loved seeing so many of our neighbors as we helped at the brat tent! We followed this activity with our August hosting of the Barrington Giving Day Back-to-School event. This is St. Matthew's 5th year to host this event where new shoes, clothing, school supplies, crafts, and a meal are provided to our guests. This is a community-wide effort of citizens, churches, and organizations all working together to provide assistance and a fun day for others in our community. ~ Jesus loves, so we serve!
Second quarter 2017 we held Vacation Bible School and welcomed children to learn about the love of Christ, share nightly dinners, and partake in fellowship. We also again packed meals at Feed My Starving Children to help feed the world's hungry. ~Jesus loves, so we serve!
Our 2017 first quarter had us hosting The Community Meal, gathering food for local food pantries, collecting items for the Caring Crib, and beginning the planning for Giving Day. ~ Jesus loves, so we serve.
St. Matthew takes part in many different community events throughout the year.
We host a Back to School Giving Day in cooperation with the
Barrington Giving Day organization.
We have helped serve in various capacities at the 4th of July Festival and with