Jesus was the ultimate host. Jesus gathered diverse crowds of people and made room for everyone to sit at the same table.
In our St. Matthew’s community, we follow Jesus’ lead as we gather for worship, study, prayer, and acts of justice, mercy, and connection.
EVENTS IN COMMUNITY
As a community centered around Christ,
we follow God's lead in serving the neighborhood and fostering
Check out our upcoming and on-going events.
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CHILDREN & YOUTH
We offer special ministries for Children in K-5th Grade, Middle Schoolers in 6th-8th Grade, and High Schoolers in 9th-12th Grade.
BAPTISMS, FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS
We love celebrating faith through baptism, as well as honoring life and commitment ceremonies like weddings and funerals in our facilities and on our campus. Please share with us how we can celebrate with you!
MUSIC AND ARTS
Artists and musicians gather to worship together and prepare pieces to share with the larger community. There are many ways to connect in community through the arts. Let's talk about your interest!
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MORE ABOUT SUNDAY WORSHIP
During this COVID-19 season of masks and social distancing, the St. Matthew's community meets for worship every Sunday morning online!
8:30 AM | IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM
10:00 AM | IN -PERSON, LIVESTREAM and FACEBOOK
We share in Holy Communion in-person each Sunday with disposable communion wafer and cups.
Those who are not able to join us for in-person worship can worship with us through Facebook, on YouTube, or via the live-stream on our website home page.
MORE ABOUT CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY
We care about investing in the lives of our young people, and them being able to learn, grow and connect in community!
CHILDREN | K - 5TH GRADE
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kin-dom of heaven” belongs to such as these.
We believe our children offer us a glimpse of God’s love on earth, and we empower them to make a difference in the world around them, serving God in their own lives.
Through various activities and events throughout the year, we allow children to learn about God’s love while feeling a part of a special community and making lasting friendships.
Check-out our YouTube for recorded videos!
Contact Bobbi Cyr with questions and for resources in this season of social distancing!
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS | 6TH - 8TH GRADE
Middle School Students have a place to belong and connect at St. Matthew's!
The Middle School Ministry is highly relational, accessible and engaging for students to build lasting friendships and explore their own understanding of God and faith. Students are encouraged to ask questions and serve the community as they also get acquainted with the bible and roots of Christianity. We will engage students in discussion and activities that speak to their struggles, hopes and dreams. We will create a fun, safe, joyful space for our youth to belong and grow in their relationship with God and with one another.
During the fall of 9th grade, students who are interested in affirming their faith and being Confirmed will have a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey. Confirmation services are held during worship services on All Saints Sunday; the first weekend in November.
YOUTH | 9TH - 12TH GRADE
The High School Ministry calls our students’ faith into action.
During hang-outs, we seek to challenge what the students know, what they believe, and what they question with topics and input from our Youth Leadership Team, a group of students who work together with adult leaders on issues relevant to their lives today.
The High School Youth Group is a place of belonging and a time of application and practice through various activities, events, discussions, and service opportunities.
Every facet of this program is a deliberate attempt to build community and to create an atmosphere in which we can tackle the questions and issues that our youth face today. We seek to challenge ourselves to grow closer to God and to one another as we explore young adulthood as people of Faith.
MORE ABOUT WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
SUSTAINABLE RENTON | FREE DRIVE-THRU GROCERY STORE
Every Monday evening, St. Matthew's partners with Sustainable Renton to host a Free Drive-Thru Grocery Store in the parking lot of the church campus! If you are in need of food (meat, produce, bread, deli, dried goods, etc.) you can park your car and wait in line by 3:30 PM. The Free Drive-Thru Grocery Store runs from 5:30-7:30PM, but there is often a wait due to demand.
The Free Grocery Store is a community effort. 50-70 volunteers are needed every Monday for the Free Drive-Thru Grocery Store! But, we are in need of volunteers other days as well! Click here for volunteer information!
If you would like to donate items, volunteer or need more information, please reach out!