Frequently Asked Questions

What is St. Matthew’s mission?

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is a welcoming community, nurturing and serving God’s children so that all may find meaning and purpose through Jesus Christ.

 

What is The United Methodist Mission Statement?

Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Learn more about The UMC here. (Link here to this website: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe)

 

Where do I park?

Parking is available on all three sides of our church building. The parking lot is accessed from Wakefield Drive. During Sunday worship, look for marked Visitor Parking at the front entrance of the church.

Handicapped Parking – Handicapped parking and entrances are located at the back of the church. The parking lot can be entered from Virginia Ave. along the back side of the church.

 

Does St. Matthew’s have a nursery available on Sunday morning?

Our nursery is available from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Sunday mornings for children birth to 3 years old.  The nursery team cares for the children in a safe and loving environment.  Text messages allow parents to be contacted as needed. The nursery is located in the Weekday School wing of the church.

 

How should I dress for worship?

There is no dress code or expectations of formal dress for worship at St. Matthew’s. Our traditional services at 8:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. tend towards dressy; men in slacks, women in slacks and dresses. Our 9:45 a.m. services are more relaxed and casual.  Our hope is that you dress in a way that is comfortable and enables you to worship God.

 

What are St. Matthew’s office hours?

St. Matthew’s office is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Our office observes both Christian and Federal holidays.

 

What programs does St. Matthew’s offer for children?

Carrie Schwab is our Director of Children’s Ministries. Contact her here cschwab@stmatthewsumc.org  if you have questions about Children’s Ministry at St. Matthew’s. You can learn more about St. Matthew’s Children’s Ministries here (Children’s Ministry page).

 

What programs does St. Matthew’s offer for youth?

Chris Jackson is our Interim Director of Youth Ministry. Contact him here cjackson@stmatthewsumc.org  if you have questions about Youth Ministry at St. Matthew’s. You can learn more about St. Matthew’s Youth Ministry here (youth Ministry page).

 

What programs does St. Matthew’s offer for adults?

Pastor Nickie leads our Adult Discipleship and Adult Education. Contact Pastor Nickie here nhoward@stmatthewsumc.org. Learn more about Adult Discipleship and Adult Education opportunities here ( Classes page).

 

What service opportunities does St. Matthew’s offer?

St. Matthew’s offers a variety of volunteer and service opportunities at our church and in the community. Contact Pastor Nickie or learn more here  (Serve page).

 

How can I register for ESOL classes? When are ESOL classes?

ESOL classes are offered in the Fall and Winter on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn more here (ESOL ).

 

I need financial assistance. Who do I contact for help?

St. Matthew’s Walk-In Ministry provides limited financial assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10:00-11:00 a.m.. Our assistance is on a first come, first serve basis.

 

How do I join St. Matthew’s?

Our Director of Connections, Jenny Ligon jligon@stmatthewsumc.org can help with membership questions. We offer Lunch with the Pastors and The Path (a class for those interested in membership) in the Fall and Winter.

 

Who are the staff and pastors of St. Matthew’s?

Get to know our pastors and staff here .

 

What is NLI?

NLI is Next Level Innovations. St. Matthew’s is committed to growing in a variety of areas, including: Worship, Discipleship, Communications, and Vision. Learn more here (link to NLI page) about NLI and see regular updates.

 

How do I connect with St. Matthew’s preschool?

Our Weekday School Director is Nicole Page. Learn more about our Weekday School and contact them here (link to WDS page).

 

Where can I access building request or building use forms and who should I contact to schedule an event?

Chiniza Batiste, our Office Manager can help you with building use and events. Applications for building use are available here (building use forms page).