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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

February 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday School
February 2, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Worship - Youth Sunday
February 2, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Youth Group Super Bowl Party
February 2, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
Circle #1
February 3, 2020 |02:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
ESL
February 3, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Cub Scouts
February 3, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Girl Scouts
February 4, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:30 PM -

Girl Scouts - Hornet Youth Rooms

Boy Scouts
February 4, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
AMP
February 5, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
February 5, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Committee Meetings
February 5, 2020 |06:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
February 5, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
Matthews Yarn Crafters
February 6, 2020 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -
Room in the Inn
February 6, 2020 |05:00 PM - 11:30 PM -
ESL
February 6, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
February 7, 2020 |12:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
Girl Scouts
February 7, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Girl Scouts Troop 2596

Sunday School
February 9, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Worship
February 9, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Congregational Annual Meeting
February 9, 2020 |11:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
International Dinner
February 9, 2020 |05:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
Youth Group
February 9, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
ESL
February 10, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Cub Scouts
February 10, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
February 11, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -

Jackie Ford Room 206 or Library

Boy Scouts
February 11, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Share Our Spirit Circle
February 11, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
February 11, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Room 206 or Library Betty Meadows

AMP
February 12, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
February 12, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
February 12, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
February 12, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
Room in the Inn
February 13, 2020 |05:00 PM - 11:30 PM -
ESL
February 13, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
February 14, 2020 |12:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
Sunday School
February 16, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Congregational Meeting
February 16, 2020 |10:28 AM - 10:30 AM -

To elect an Elder.

Session Meeting
February 16, 2020 |12:00 PM - 01:00 PM -
Youth Planning Team Meeting
February 16, 2020 |05:00 PM - 06:00 PM -
Youth Group
February 16, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
ESL
February 17, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Cub Scouts
February 17, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Girl Scouts
February 18, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:30 PM -

Girl Scouts - Hornet Youth Rooms

Boy Scouts
February 18, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Community Forum
February 18, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
AMP
February 19, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
February 19, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
February 19, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
February 19, 2020 |07:30 PM - 08:45 PM -
Matthews Yarn Crafters
February 20, 2020 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

Rescheduled event due to meeting being canceled on February 6 due to weather.

Room in the Inn
February 20, 2020 |05:00 PM - 11:30 PM -
ESL
February 20, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
February 21, 2020 |12:00 PM - 03:00 PM -
Girl Scouts
February 21, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Girl Scouts Troop 2596

Chili Cook-Off
February 22, 2020 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Sunday School
February 23, 2020 |09:30 AM -
Worship - Children's Sunday
February 23, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Youth Group
February 23, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
Book Group
February 23, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
ESL
February 24, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Cub Scouts
February 24, 2020 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
February 25, 2020 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -

Jackie Ford Room 206 or Library

Boy Scouts
February 25, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Women's Bible Study
February 25, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Room 206 or Library Betty Meadows

AMP
February 26, 2020 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
Wednesday Night Supper
February 26, 2020 |05:45 PM - 06:30 PM -
Ash Wednesday Service
February 26, 2020 |07:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
ESL
February 27, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -
Bridge
February 28, 2020 |12:00 PM - 03:00 PM -

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