The nursery is open for children ages birth through age four. Childcare is provided in Mathes Hall (downstairs) each Sunday from 10am until the end of the 10:30am service.”
Young Children’s Sunday School
St. Matthew’s offers traditional Sunday school for ages five to ten. Classes are each Sunday in Classroom B in Mathes Hall (downstairs) with children rejoining their families in church for Eucharist. All parents of Sunday school students are asked to teach on a rotating schedule. Volunteers are asked to take the required Safeguarding God’s Children training through the WV Diocese. It’s easy to do online and only takes a few hours to protect our children. Sunday school uses “Lesson Plans That Work,” an Episcopal curriculum that follows the liturgical calendar.
Youth Acolyte Program
St. Matthew’s youth program operates through the acolyte program involving many fun and engaging events for children ages ten through eighteen. The program offers several service projects and training, fellowship events and more. The Youth Acolytes have participated in the National Cathedral’s Acolyte Festival in Washington, DC, and other events. They also serve as crucifers and torch bearers during Sunday services throughout the year. Youth Acolytes also have Christian education opportunities with the multigenerational Sunday Suppers that occur monthly on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, please contact the church offices.