Children and Youth Christian Education
St. Matthew’s offers opportunities for learning and spiritual growth for all age groups. Sunny’s Kids’ classes for ages 2 through 5th grade and Journey to Adulthood classes for 6th through 12th grades provide learning and fellowship in a warm and friendly environment.
For Children’s Sunday School 2018-2019 information (Sunny’s Kids), please click this link: (coming soon!)
For Youth Christian Education programs for the 2018-2019 school year, please click this link: (coming soon!)
Adult Christian Education Offerings
Our goal is to provide opportunities for personal spiritual growth that meet the needs of our members and offer a variety of choices. We also hope to create some special learning communities and support groups while still providing a few opportunities to create some parish-wide fellowship and unity. While learning in small group communities is important, connecting those small group communities to their source of life (the larger parish) is also vital to the health of our congregation. A few times throughout the year all classes will be doing activities and
education together, specifically during our Advent and Lenten series.
Adult Christian Education Offerings for Spring 2019 For Sundays and Other Than Sundays, January – May 2019
Other Adult Opportunities for Learning
Cafè Theology — Every other Saturday morning 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Led by Mother Liz Hendrick. Book study or a special study chosen by the group.
Café Theology Starts New Series
Beginning March 9, Café Theology will begin study of the book, The Anglican Spirit, by former Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey. This book contains introductory lectures on Anglican theology that are informal and conversational in style and offer an overview of Anglican theology, spirituality, and history. The book is available in paperback and on both Kindle and BookNOOK (Barnes & Noble). The class meets from 10:00-11:30 in the parish library on the following dates: March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, June 29 and July 23. Since the book is a compilation of lectures, you can miss classes and still be able to participate. mornings. Coffee is definitely served, along with a light continental breakfast.
On Saturday, March 23, we will be discussing chapters 2 and 3.
ALL are welcome to join us!
Wednesdays with the Word — Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. (Library)
Facilitated by Mother Liz. Following the Wednesday morning healing service, Mother Liz leads an informal and often unpredictable discussion of a book of the Bible, or a special study chosen by the group. People take turns reading a passage after which a lively discussion follows. It’s a rambunctious group that loves to learn! Come and join us for this thoroughly engaging group. Wednesdays With the Word meets September through May each year.
Centering Prayer — Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
A period of centering prayer, followed by a book study and conversation about contemplation and the practice of centering prayer.
This is a tuition-based course of lay study that comes out of the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Widely known throughout the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, it is a four-year program that immerses parishioners in a deep understanding of the Church through experiential learning and challenging study of subjects such as Holy Scriptures, the history of the Church, liturgy and theology. Contact the church office for more information.