We love to serve the community around us.
Please join us as we end the calendar year! Seniors are invited to a luncheon on December 6th to share fellowship and assemble a gift to be given during Advent. Next, we will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children on December 14th. Finally, we invite you and your family & friends to join us in spreading Christmas joy as we carol through the neighborhoods on December 21st ! ~ Jesus loves, so we serve!
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 volunteers packed food at Feed My Starving Children, caroled in the community, and engaged in activities at a local assisted living facility during the month of December. ~ 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