at St. Matthew’s
The mission of the Outreach Committee is to serve Christ by matching the unique gifts and talents of the parish to the special needs of the greater community, to love its children, and to care for the unfortunate.
The Outreach committee meets the fourth Monday of each month, at 7:30 PM in the Canterbury Room. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend. A few of the outreach projects and ministries supported by St. Matthew’s are listed below. If you know of a need in our community please contact the Outreach Committee POC.
Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry
St. Matthew’s is a “supporting church” to the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. In 2013, nearly 500 bags of groceries were delivered to their food pantry through a continuous food drive. Parishioners volunteer throughout the year at events such as the Christmas Toy Drive, Christmas Lights, and the Summer Manna Lunch Program. More information can be found at SE Gwinnett Coop.org. Current food drive needs can be found here.
Nursing Home Birthday Parties
Come entertain the residents of Delmar Gardens Retirement Home in Lawrenceville at this bi-monthly event. Sing old time hymns and hand out cake and punch to all attendees, with gifts for those celebrating birthdays. Children are especially welcome, and their presence is especially enjoyed by the nursing home residents.
Help a family build their dream home right here in Gwinnett County. No experience is necessary; set your own pace during the 8-hour work day. Tools, training and lunch are provided. Learn more at HabitatGwinnett.org. Children 14 and over may participate. St. Matthew’s parishioners take part in builds in the area, and our annual Talent Show benefits Habitat for Humanity.
This event benefits the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). Solicit pledges from friends and family, and participate in a 2-mile walk around Stone Mountain, followed by a fun celebration. All money raised will be used to refurbish wheelchairs and other medical equipment for the needy disabled in our community. See FODAC.org to learn more. Children of all ages will enjoy this.
Donate 2 hours to support the temporary living facility set up at St. Matthew’s. During the weeks St. Matthew’s hosts families in transition each year you may choose to fix a meal, read or play with the children in residence or even spend the night. Your children will be very welcome. More info can be found at FamilyPromiseGwinnett.org.