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NURSERY/EDUCATION

Nursery

Due to Covid-19 concerns, our nursery is currently closed.

Please call the office at 304-343-3837 for updates.

Family Education

Due to Covid-19 concerns, our intergenerational Sunday School program is not currently meeting. Please call the office at 304-343-3837 for updates.

St. Matthew’s welcomes children during our worship services!  The Circle of God’s family is incomplete without them!  Children are encouraged to take active roles during the 10:30 a.m. service each Sunday.  We hope families continue with questions and discussions at home after the service.  Our sanctuary offers a children’s resource area in the back of the church.

Our youth acolyte at our Sunday morning worship (10:30am), participate as readers and other active roles in the worship service, and do service projects (work at Manna Meal, Souperbowl of Caring, feeding the hungry). These programs usually take place on Sunday afternoons or evenings. From ages 9-18 our kids are asked to serve as acolytes (altar servers) and other roles in the worship service. Younger children may participate in the worship service as greeters, assisting with offerings, and other roles.

Special events, training sessions and other events are ongoing.  Please contact our Director of Youth Ministry or Director of Children’s Ministry for more information.

Vacation Bible School is an exciting four-day program for children ages 3 through 10. 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.

Future programming includes an intergenerational Sunday School between the services with fellowship, Bible study, crafts and more.  All ages from child to adult are welcome to be a part of this program called “LIFT”- living in faith together.  LIFT is a user-friendly resource that brings intergenerational groups together around tables for four activities:  sharing food, enjoying fellowship, worshipping, and studying the Bible.  Through these experiences, these relationships will grow and flourish for our shared church family.  Each table would have a “table parent” who helps lead the activities for their table only. 

 

The format of each LIFT session is:

  1. Gathering of goals and materials for each session, and setting the location
  2. Optional gathering activity for beginning each session
  3. Sharing a snack and/or meal around tables
  4. Reading a Bible Story or Scripture followed by conversation and reflection
  5. Playing together to invite participants to respond to the Scripture
  6. Closing prayer, song, or responsive reading

“The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.” (Acts 2:42)