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IMG 4527The St. Matthias Food Pantry was the recipient of a service project from a group of Providence Middle School students. They have titled their group "_YOUNG MEN ON A MISSION_". These students are chosen each year because of their grades and their leadership, and are recommended by their teachers. None of them knew each other at the beginning of the school year, but have now formed a "_brotherhood_" doing service projects to help those less fortunate in their community. They had collected 10 large boxes of food over the past few weeks and brought them to our Food Pantry to help with providing food for families in the community that are food insufficient.

IMG 4532What a pleasure it was to welcome them to St. Matthias and help them understand how much their efforts mean to so many others!



Looking for a summer reading idea? Consider Dreamland: The True Story of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones, winner of numerous awards for non-fiction.

From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma, an explosive and shocking account of addiction and black tar heroin in the heartland of America.

Join the Kerygma adult study group Wednesday mornings at 10:00 until noon in Morrison Hall beginning Sept. 8 for a six-week discussion on Drugs and Addiction. Questions? Contact Ned Armstrong or Ruby McCowen.

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Gently used clean clothing and gently used shoes will be accepted every Saturday: June 2nd, June9th, June 16th, and June 23rd at the Parish Hall Foyer at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. New socks and underwear will be accepted, also. Collection times are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

If you cannot attend RAM, volunteer clothing sorters are needed. Sorters are welcome each Saturday Morning and on Tuesday Nights from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (pizza and Sodas Provided). Questions: please contact Lou Markwith, Coordinator, Virginias for RAM, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 239-5303


Calling all crafty people of all ages!

VBS decorations are beginning to happen. We need paper chains in the color green; all shades and lengths. Other donatable items are listed by the sign-up sheets.You can drop them off with Crista or Kristen between now and July 1st. The sooner the better!!!

Also, we have two decoration making workshops scheduled: July 2nd and 3rdbetween 10 and 2pm - all are welcome!

VBS – Rolling River Rampage Registration

We are online & ready for you to register your kids, aged 4 through rising 6th graders. There are 3 methods to register:

1 – Go to the St. Matthias website ( and click on the VBS link to register online.

2 – Print the form here and mail it in.

3 – Fill out a registration form (found outside the Christian Formation office) at church.

Spread the word and invite a friend. Invitation postcards are available around the church. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 278-8588 (ext. 104).

Kairos Prison Ministry has always started with cookies! Baked and prayed over, they come with the volunteers into prison as a form of“Agape” (God’s unconditional love.) Two St. Matthias members – Paul Begin & Chip Jones – will be taking cookies into Nottoway Correctional Center on Kairos 39 in June. They need more than 200 DOZEN cookies! Please help them and joyfully join this life changing ministry.cookies kairos

Cookies baked with love are always welcomed! Bring as many dozen Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Ginger, Sugar or Peanut Butter Cookies as you’d like. Cookies must be bagged in Quart-sized Ziploc bags, one dozen cookies per bag. Bags should be labeled as to the type of cookie inside. Do NOT use icing, candies, sprinkled sugar, or any other type of coating on the outside of the cookie. Do not add fruit to the cookies. (No Raisins, please!) A plastic tub will be in thecommons area, in which to place your cookies, from Sunday, June 3 throughSunday June 17.

Not everyone can go into prison but everyone can be part of the Kairos ministry! Thank you so much for your help in advance!