NURSERY/EDUCATION

Nursery

St. Matthew’s offers nursery care beginning in infancy to age three. We offer a staffed nursery year round on Sunday mornings in Mathes Hall from 10 a.m. until noon and for most special events. Our nursery is staffed by Mickey Compton and Kristina Claytor.

304-343-3837 or susan@stmattswv.org.

Children’s Education

St. Matthew’s provides a variety of ongoing spiritual and social programming for our children. Our programming includes a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  Sunday School begins at 10:15 a.m. with bell choir practice and lessons at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday School is held September through May in Mathes Hall.  The children rejoin the congregation for worship and the Eucharist about 11:05 a.m.  Children are encouraged to actively participate by asking questions and engaging in discussions. Special craft projects are made in class throughout the year.  The lessons are planned using the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum.  Special days are offered for the children in the form of a bell choir and a Christmas pageant. The Children’s Bell Choir performs during the 10:30 a.m. service several times a year.   All children are encouraged to take part by participating in the Christmas pageant.  Older children are also asked to read the lessons during the Christmas Pageant.

Vacation Bible School is an exciting four day program for children ages 4 through 12.  VBS is usually held during the second week of June.  Our Vacation Bible School coordinator is Teresa Whitt who may be reached at info@stmattswv.org or (304) 343-3837.

Youth Education

A Sunday school class is offered to young acolytes, ages ten to fourteen, in Mathes Hall.

From ages 9-18 our kids are asked to serve as acolytes (altar servers).

Our youth also acolyte at our Sunday morning worship (10:30am), go on outings (skiing, movies, plays) and do service projects (work at Manna Meal, Souperbowl of Caring, feeding the hungry). These programs usually take place on Sunday afternoons or evenings.

Our Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) is Elizabeth Castle at info@stmattswv.org.

Adult Education

Weekly programs and Bible study programs are offered.  Linda Johnson leads a Bible study at 9:00AM Tuesday mornings in the library in Mathes Hall.   Bible studies are also held at 9:15AM on Sunday mornings.  All are welcome to attend any programs.

For more information on the many adult education programs, please contact the office at (304) 343-3837 or susan@stmattswv.org.