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Encourage all ages to Grow in Faith

 
The Spirit gives us the gift of faith, and our faith deepens when we share by coming together to listen for what Scripture tells us about God and ourselves.
 
We focus on Spiritual Nurture at Matthews Presbyterian Church, where acknowledging our growth in Christ means more than simply learning facts, but also our emotional, social, and spiritual development as we practice our faith in classes, discussion groups, and special programs for adults, youth, and children. 

Adults

 

Sunday mornings

At 9:30 a.m. on , Matthews Presbyterian Church provides three adult Sunday School classes. The Genesis Class, which meets upstairs in room 205 of the main building, is a class primarily for parents of school-aged children studying a wide range of Biblical, spiritual, and life application themes. The Explorers Class, upstairs of the main building in room 207, uses various studies including books and video lectures to study a broad range of religious and theological topics and tends to be middle-aged adults. Learning and Living God's Word, upstairs in the Sanctuary Building, has just started a study on the gospel of John, and has a variety of ages
 

Bible Study

The Pastor’s Study is led by Pastor Luke on Wednesday Evening at 6:30pm.
 

Book Club

The Book Club is an intergenerational group who gathers once per month to discuss our latest book. They read everything from young adult, to biographies, to non-fiction, to the classics. Check out the announcements for the latest book!
 

Presbyterian Women

The Presbyterian Women is an opportunity for all women of our church to be in relationship together.  There are two circles, Circle #1 and Share Our Spirit.  Circle #1 meets on the first Monday of the month at 2pm in the Library. Share Our Spirit Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month.  Check the calendar for more details on meeting place and time.  Each fall, they host a retreat.  Each spring, they host a tea and help the Men of the Church with a Golf Tournament.  Ladies of all ages are welcome to participate.  Contact the church office for more information.
 

Men of the church

The Men of the Church is open to all men.  Together, they build relationships and grow in their faith.  They meet on the second Saturday of the month in the Friendship Court for fellowship, discussion, planning, and a light breakfast.  Throughout the winter months, they coordinate our Room in the Inn ministry for Charlotte's homeless neighbors.  The Men of the Church also host a chili cookoff in February and a Golf Tournament, with the Presbyterian Women, in the Spring.  Contact the church office for more information.

Youth

 
The youth group at Matthews Presbyterian Church consists of Middle School (grades 6 through 8) and Senior High students (grades 9 through 12). We have a very active program for our young people that involves Bible Study, Worship, Education, Fellowship, Games and Music.
 
Regularly scheduled youth activities begin in late August and go through mid-May, before breaking for summer activities. During the school year you will find us having weekly Bible study for middle school and high school groups, fellowship on Sunday nights, service projects, and game nights. We seek to provide an environment for the youth to come and be themselves, learn about God and how God works in their lives today, and to fellowship with other Christian friends. 
 

Sunday Youth Ministry (Most Sundays)

9:30 am: Youth Sunday School-- Breakfast provided! 
Sunday Night Youth Group Schedule: 
6:00pm-6:45pm Youth Choir 
6:45pm-7:10pm Dinner 
7:10pm-8:00pm Youth Group 
 

Wednesday Afternoons

AMP! (Arts at Matthews Presbyterian) is a wonderful mid-week opportunity for young people to get together with their church friends.  This year during AMP!, the children will be rotating through art, Bible,and choir. AMP! begins each Wednesday at 5:00pm and ends at 7:00pm. In order to be flexible to all we provide two ending times. At 7:00pm AMP! ends to provide parents an easy way to get little ones home. However, to provide time for parents to participate in bell choir or Pastor Luke's Bible Study we provide a childcare program until 7:30 where we explore world awareness through children's literature. We offer three different tracks based on age: 3 & 4, K through 5th Grade, or 6-8th graders. 
 

Retreats and Conferences

Each summer, our youth expand their faith and their reach by attending conferences and mission trips.  Check the announcement sheet for more details.

 

Children

 

Sunday MOrnings

Sunday School Classes are offered during the Sunday School Hour from 9:30am - 10:15am.    Classes are offered for children ages 4 years to 5th Grade.  Using the Deep Blue Sunday School curriculum children learn about their faith in a way that is real and applicable to their own lives, stories and the world. 
 
Nursery is offered each Sunday during Sunday School.  Infants receive care in their own safe, comfortable room, while Toddlers explore their room with age-appropriate activities, lessons, and fun.
 

Wednesday Afternoons

AMP! (Arts at Matthews Presbyterian) is a wonderful mid-week opportunity for young people to get together with their church friends.  This year during AMP!, the children will be rotating through art, Bible,and choir. AMP! begins each Wednesday at 5:00pm and ends at 7:00pm. In order to be flexible to all we provide two ending times. At 7:00pm AMP! ends to provide parents an easy way to get little ones home. However, to provide time for parents to participate in bell choir or Pastor Luke's Bible Study we provide a childcare program until 7:30 where we explore world awareness through children's literature. We offer three different tracks based on age: 3 & 4, K through 5th Grade, or 6-8th graders. Dinner is also provided to kids of all ages. 

 

Nursery

We currently have many children at Matthews Presbyterian Church between the ages of newborn to 5 years who would love to have your child join them. A nursery is available from 9:00am until 11:30am to care for children 5 and under. Our nursery is staffed by Anne Jenkins and Doris Downing who provide consistent care each week. With their help we want children to be surrounded by God's love while learning that church is a place they belong.  The nursery is located opposite the women's restroom in the Sanctuary Building.
 
During the Worship Service we offer Noah's Chapel for those 2-5 years old. Noah's Chapel is a time for children who do not wish to stay in the worship service following the Children's Message to participate in age appropriate activities together.  During Noah's Chapel, we'll sing songs, dance, make crafts, and learn more about the day's Bible passage. 

Special Events

 
Throughout the year, Matthews Presbyterian offers a variety of Special Programs. Keep your eye on the announcement sheet and the newsletter emails to find out updates about those programs. 
 

Vacation Bible School

Join us next summer (2020) during the week of August 3rd-7th!! 
 

Christmas Time

At Christmas each year, the entire church gathers around two events, the advent fair and the Christmas play. This year the advent fair will take place on December first during the Sunday School hour (9:30am-10:10am). Our Christmas play will be preformed in the Chapel building on December the 18th at 6:00pm. 
 

Matthews Presbyterian Child Development Center

 
"Where children grow and learn in a safe and loving environment" -Est. 2000
Matthews Presbyterian Child Development Center is a small, family-oriented preschool with one single classroom per age group.  Each member of our highly educated staff is dedicated to loving and teaching our preschoolers, and most of our teachers have been with us for more than five years.  If you are looking for a preschool where your child will receive the special attention he or she deserves, while thriving in an environment that is filled with love, learning and laughter, contact us for an appointment.  We'd love to show you around.
 
High staff to student ratios
Weekly music program
Peanut/tree nut free facility
Fabulous playground
Weekly Chapel for threes and fours
Daily snack provided
Age appropriate lesson plans provide structure onto the next level
Family focused monthly themes
 
Want to learn more about our Child Development Center?  Go to the website!
 
MPC-CDC would like to express their gratitude to all members of the Matthews Presbyterian Church congregation for their support throughout the years.
 
For more information, contact:
Heather Efird, Director
207 West John Street 
Matthews, NC  28105
Office- (704)847-5564 
 

Staff Resource

Sarah Evans Shetley

Director of Children and Youth Ministries 

 

Grow in Faith Calendar

October 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AMP
October 2, 2019 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Sunday School
October 6, 2019 |09:30 AM -
Youth Group-Corn Maze
October 6, 2019 |05:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

   

Women's Bible Study
October 8, 2019 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -

Library or 206

Women's Bible Study
October 8, 2019 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

with Betty Meadows Library or 206

AMP
October 9, 2019 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Sunday School
October 13, 2019 |09:30 AM -
Youth Group
October 13, 2019 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

   

AMP
October 16, 2019 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Sunday School
October 20, 2019 |09:30 AM -
Trunk or Treat Planning
October 20, 2019 |04:45 PM - 05:30 PM -
Youth Choir
October 20, 2019 |05:30 PM - 06:00 PM -
Youth Group
October 20, 2019 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

   

Women's Bible Study
October 22, 2019 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -

Library or 206

Women's Bible Study
October 22, 2019 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

with Betty Meadows Library or 206

AMP
October 23, 2019 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Sunday School
October 27, 2019 |09:30 AM -
Advent Fair Meeting
October 27, 2019 |11:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
Trunk or Treat
October 27, 2019 |04:00 PM - 05:30 PM -
Youth Group Halloween Party
October 27, 2019 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

   

AMP
October 30, 2019 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

 

 

 

staff

Heather Efird

CDC Director