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What does your church service look like? What kinds of things do you do during your worship service?
Our service is traditional in style, but often you will usually find elements from many different styles of worship. We utilize an organ and hymnal most times, but sing a variety of musical styles. Our service begins with a welcome and then a time of quiet reflection, followed by a hymn, time of confession and pardon, and passing of the peace. The center of our worship is our the receiving of the word, including Scripture readings, time with children, musical responses, and the sermon. We then respond to the sermon through affirmations of faith, offerings, minutes for mission, hymns, and once-per-month communion. 

 

How do you do communion? Can a visitor take communion?
We invite all those who seek faith in Christ to participate in communion from birth through adults as they feel prepared to do so. Once per month and at additional special services, we celebrate communion, by coming forward to the table, receiving the elements, and then returning to our seats.

 

How many people attend your church?
We have around 200 participants of all ages in worship each Sunday with many more a part of our church family. 

 

What should I wear to church?
You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. Most of our members wear business casual clothing but you'll find some people in jeans and some in a suit. It's up to you. 

 

Can my child stay with me during the service? What do you offer for children?
Your children are invited to participate in all parts of the service as you feel comfortable. We offer a professionally staffed nursery for those preschool age or younger during Sunday School and Worship hours. We have worship bags available for our younger members to engage with during the service. You can find our more about our children's opportunities here.

 

What kind of outreach is your church involved in?
MPC has an active outreach program with both local and regional missions. You can find out more here.

 

How can I get involved?
Matthews Presbyterian is an active congregation with lots of ways for you to get involved! The best way to join in with our ministries is talk with one of our staff members or come see us on Sunday mornings! There is a place for you here!  Call us at 704-847-4094 or email us here. 

 

About Matthews Presbyterian Church

 
Matthews Presbyterian Church dates to February 10, 1877, when a commission appointed by the Mecklenburg Presbytery organized the Matthews Presbyterian Church.  Our first church building was a one-room frame structure with stained glass windows.  A steeple over the vestibule held a large, good-toned bell, the only one in town, which was tolled for funeral services and used to signal fires.  The bell remains in our church today.
 
In 1929, work began on the demolition of the first church, and soon construction began for the building we now refer to as our Chapel building. The members moved into their new sanctuary in 1942. Built in 2001, the Christian Worship Center has been a wonderful addition to the Matthews Presbyterian Church campus. This building has allowed our congregation to continue its growth and enhanced our time together.
 
Matthews Presbyterian Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in the Presbytery of Charlotte.
 

Directions and Parking

 
Matthews Presbyterian is located at 207 W. John Street, Matthews NC 28106. Located 1 mile from exit 52 off 485 and 2 miles off Independence Blvd. via Sam Newell Road, near the corner of W. John Street and Trade Street. Parking is available with handicap accessible spots off both John Street and Freemont Street.
 

 

Membership

 

All are welcome to attend services and participate in classes and events at Matthews Presbyterian Church. Please visit us Sunday mornings or for Wednesday Night Supper.
 
Few things are limited to only members: getting married in the church, having a child baptized and serving as an elder. All of the other activities you see here on the website are open to everyone.
 
Becoming a member represents a commitment to MPC and our congregation, as well as our commitment to walk with you. Church membership brings you into a closer relationship with the church and its members.

 

Vision Statement

 

Motivated by the Grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we strive to honor the Lord as we:

 

Welcome all to worship in God's name.
Share the love of Christ, through our lives, words, and deeds.
Serve our neighbors, in our community and beyond.
Encourage all children, youth and adults to grow and explore their faith.

Joining together, we celebrate our living traditions as a dynamic and caring congregation who seeks to glorify God in all we do.

Contact Us

 
Want to talk with somebody? Email Beth Haynes, Administrative Assistant, or call her at 704.847.4094. Beth can answer your questions or put you in touch with the right person no matter what you want to know or discuss.
 
Physical Address: 207 W. John Street, Matthews, NC 28105
 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 97, Matthews, NC 28106
 
Phone: 704-847-4094
 
 

Mini Calendar

April 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AMP
April 1, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
April 1, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Committee Chairs
April 1, 2020 |06:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 1, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Pastor Luke's Bible Study
April 1, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 1, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
Pastor Luke's Bible Study
April 2, 2020 |09:30 AM - 10:30 AM -
Matthews Yarn Crafters
April 2, 2020 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -
ESL
April 2, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
April 3, 2020 |12:30 PM - 03:00 PM -
Girl Scouts
April 3, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Girl Scouts Troop 2596

Sunday School
April 5, 2020 |09:30 AM -
MPC Jams
April 5, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Join us as we sing and play songs from a variety of genres.  Bring your voice or an instrument or both.

Youth Group
April 5, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
Circle #1
April 6, 2020 |02:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
Cub Scouts
April 6, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
ESL
April 6, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Girl Scouts
April 7, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:30 PM -

Girl Scouts - Hornet Youth Rooms

Boy Scouts
April 7, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
AMP
April 8, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
April 8, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 8, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 8, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
Maundy Thursday
April 9, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Chapel

Bridge
April 10, 2020 |12:30 PM - 03:00 PM -
Good Friday Service
April 10, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Sanctuary

Easter Egg Hunt
April 11, 2020 |10:00 AM -
Sunday School
April 12, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Worship - Easter Service
April 12, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Church Office Closed
April 13, 2020 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Cub Scouts
April 13, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
April 14, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -

Jackie Ford Room 206 or Library

Boy Scouts
April 14, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Share Our Spirit Circle
April 14, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
April 14, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Room 206 or Library Betty Meadows

Chancel Choir
April 15, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
ESL
April 16, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
April 17, 2020 |12:30 PM - 03:00 PM -
Girl Scouts
April 17, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Girl Scouts Troop 2596

Sunday School
April 19, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Session Meeting
April 19, 2020 |12:00 PM - 01:00 PM -
Cub Scouts
April 20, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
ESL
April 20, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Girl Scouts
April 21, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:30 PM -

Girl Scouts - Hornet Youth Rooms

Boy Scouts
April 21, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
April 21, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Room 206 or Library Betty Meadows

AMP
April 22, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
April 22, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 22, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 22, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
ESL
April 23, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
April 24, 2020 |12:30 PM - 03:00 PM -
Cub Scout Event
April 25, 2020 |07:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Sunday School
April 26, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Worship - Baptism
April 26, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Youth Group
April 26, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
Cub Scouts
April 27, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
ESL
April 27, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
April 28, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -

Jackie Ford Room 206 or Library

Boy Scouts
April 28, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
April 28, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Room 206 or Library Betty Meadows

AMP
April 29, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
April 29, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 29, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 29, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
ESL
April 30, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

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