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 acknowledge 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. 

If you want to know more about our programs or to receive our newsletter emails, contact Liz, the Director of Christian Education. Our forms and other information can be located on the Resources Page.



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)
9:15 a.m.: Youth Sunday School
5-6 p.m:.   Middle School Youth
6-6:30pm: Youth Dinner
6:30-7:30pm: High School Youth
The Youth also maintain an active blog to detail their experience of God and share news about the youth program.
Retreats and Conferences

Our youth engage with the larger church through a variety of different reats, camps, and conferences. This summer we will attend both Montreat Youth Conference, July 8-14, and Montreat Worship and Music, June 24-30. More information is on the resources page!


Special Programs

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

Offered each year in July, Vacation Bible School is a week of learning, fun, and growing in faith! We offer three different tracks based on age, including 3 years through Pre-K, Kindergarten through 5th Grade, or 6-8th graders. Vacation Bible School 2018 is offered July 22-26. 

Christmas Time

At Chrirstmas each year, the entire church gathers around two events, the advent festival and the Christmas play.