Adult Discipleship Opportunities

Children’s program click here  Youth Programs click here 

Sunday Mornings at St. Matthew’s (10:15 a.m.)  for all ages

For small groups that meet during the week click here


New and/or Ongoing Classes for Sunday Mornings

Discipleship opportunities Sunday AM Brochure


Location – Room 306, Adult Wing

Contact – Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard

Animate Sunday School will resume December 1 with an Advent Study led by Pastor Nickie. This four week study will be on a book by Amy-Jill Levine called Light of the World. You can purchase books here.

This class will meet December 1 – December 22.


The Way Forward Working Group – New Study

Location – Room 303, Adult Wing

Contact – Carolyn Andrukonis and Karen Chevalier  and Judy Hall

Please Join us this Sunday , October 27,  in our continuing conversations about inclusive love. Our new six-week study is based on Steve Harper’s book, Holy Love: A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality. It can be purchased in paperback or on Amazon Kindle.

The Way Forward Working Group is open to all who are interested in learning about inclusion in The United Methodist Church and at St. Matthew’s. Through discussion of current events, UMC doctrine, and the Bible, this group seeks to make St. Matthew’s a welcome place for all people. 


Growing in Faith

Location – Room 305, Adult Wing

Contact – Annabelle Linden 

This group of senior adults enjoy fellowship, inspiration and challenging study. Studies and discussion often focus on relevant lessons for today. All are welcome to join this small group study. 

This Fall – Journey Through The Bible, Old Testament Study


Hands Helping Humanity

Location – Room 301, Adult Wing

Contact – Ruth Ann Harrold

Hands Helping Humanity creates charity items from yarn that is donated to the church. The class is geared to adults who want to use their yarn related craft talents to produce items to be donated to charity. They will be focusing on producing winter outerwear, hats, mittens, scarves to be donated to local charities in Northern Virginia.


Women of Faith 

Location – Wright Parlor

Contact – Annette Landers

Women of Faith is a group of supportive women who discuss their lives and shared experiences. All women are welcome to join this faith nurturing Sunday School Class. 


The Path Class

Location – Room 306, Adult Wing

Contact – Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard 

Those interested in membership and learning more about St. Matthew’s are invited to join Pastors Neil Hough and Nickie Moreno Howard for this six week study to learn about St. Matthew’s UMC, The United Methodist Church, and living as disciples of Christ. This group meets 2-3 times yearly. Please sign up for this group by contacting Pastor Nickie. 

Contact Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard at to learn about our next class.

Reckless Love

Parents of Children and Youth

Location – Room 303, Adult Wing

Date/Time – Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Contact – Mandy and Steve Lloyd 

“Parents of Children and Youth”  is geared towards parents, but we welcome anyone who’s interested in learning and growing! This class is generally a mix between Bible study and discussions around parenting children and balancing life.   


Apostles and Other Folks 

Location – Room 304, Adult Wing

Date/Time – Sunday at 10:15 a.m., beginning September 8

Contact – Sandy Plate

This Sunday School class does a variety of book studies and rotates teachers throughout the year. Apostles and Other Folks is open to all ages and has been meeting for over 20 years. Join this Sunday School class to engage in fellowship and faith.