Activities for one and all
The parish family of St. Matthias is a warm, welcoming, and relational community that exists to love God and one another. We regularly gather together to celebrate our common life together. As author Henri Nouwen said, "community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another."
Part of living in community is gathering together for spiritual formation, service, and fellowship. Below are the regular activities of St. Matthias for the family, individual, or friend of St. Matthias. Most of these are a great combination of fun and meaning. See each tab below for a brief description.
Coffee Hour is a time of conversation and friendship that follows Sunday worship. Ministry leader: Hospitality Committee
Daughters of the King
An order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church who pledge themselves to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism.
On Shrove Tuesday we gather at the church for the Burning of the Palms, normally followed by a Pancake Supper. It is the tradition of the church that the palms used during the previous Palm Sunday are burned and the ashes are then imposed on Ash Wednesday. The short service is followed by a pancake supper. Like all family events, this is a great time to invite neighbors and friends. We have an appropriate Mardi Gras atmosphere (itself meaning Fat Tuesday). Ministry leader: Vestry
Advent is a season of anticipation of the incarnation of God in Christ at Christmas and his return at the end of time. Episcopalians and other liturgical Christians use daily devotions of this theme. To help with this, the last Wednesday before Christmas the St. Matthias family gets together to decorate Advent Wreaths to help with this devotion. Ministry leader: Cheryl Morris
Each year the people of St. Matthias hand make and give to each Christmas worshiper an ornament for their trees - to help recall that Jesus is the reason for the season. Ministry leader: Connie Gibbs