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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 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 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.
 

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 Leisa Gill, Administrative Assistant, or call her at 704.847.4094. Leisa 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
 
 

Staff

Leisa Gill

Administrative Assistant
704-847-4094

 

Mini Calendar

April 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
CDC Preschool
April 1, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Circle #1
April 1, 2019 |02:00 PM - 03:30 PM -
ESL
April 1, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 2, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 3, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Preschool Bible Study
April 3, 2019 |12:30 PM - 01:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 3, 2019 |06:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 3, 2019 |07:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 4, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
ESL
April 4, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 5, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Men of the Church
April 6, 2019 |08:00 AM - 09:00 AM -
Sunday School
April 7, 2019 |09:15 AM -
Worship
April 7, 2019 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Youth Music
April 7, 2019 |06:00 PM - 06:45 PM -
Youth Group
April 7, 2019 |06:45 PM - 08:00 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 8, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
ESL
April 8, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 9, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Boy Scouts
April 9, 2019 |04:00 PM -
Share Our Spirit Circle
April 9, 2019 |07:00 PM - 08:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 10, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Preschool Bible Study
April 10, 2019 |12:30 PM - 01:30 PM -
AMP
April 10, 2019 |04:45 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 10, 2019 |06:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 10, 2019 |07:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 11, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
ESL
April 11, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 12, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Homebound Communion
April 14, 2019 |08:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Sunday School
April 14, 2019 |09:15 AM -
Session Meeting
April 14, 2019 |11:30 AM -
CDC Preschool
April 15, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
ESL
April 15, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 16, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 17, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 17, 2019 |06:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 17, 2019 |07:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 18, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
ESL
April 18, 2019 |06:30 PM -
Maundy Thursday
April 18, 2019 |07:00 PM -
CDC Holiday
April 19, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Good Friday Service
April 19, 2019 |07:00 PM -
Worship
April 21, 2019 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
CDC Holiday
April 22, 2019
ESL
April 22, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Holiday
April 23, 2019
CDC Holiday
April 24, 2019
AMP
April 24, 2019 |04:45 PM -
Spirit Ringers
April 24, 2019 |06:30 PM -
Chancel Choir
April 24, 2019 |07:30 PM -
CDC Holiday
April 25, 2019
ESL
April 25, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Holiday
April 26, 2019
Boy Scouts
April 27, 2019 |07:00 AM - 01:30 PM -
Sunday School
April 28, 2019 |09:15 AM -
Worship
April 28, 2019 |10:30 AM - 11:30 AM -
Women of the Church - Tea
April 28, 2019 |11:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
Youth Music
April 28, 2019 |06:00 PM - 06:45 PM -
Book Group
April 28, 2019 |06:30 PM - 07:30 PM -
Youth Group
April 28, 2019 |06:45 PM - 08:00 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 29, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -
ESL
April 29, 2019 |06:30 PM -
CDC Preschool
April 30, 2019 |08:30 AM - 01:30 PM -

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