Registration will open in spring of 2020.
Our VBS program will take place on July 13 - 17, 2020.
* Daily VBS sessions: M-F; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ($20 per child/$45 max per family - suggested donation); includes a music CD for each family and a t-shirt for each child
* Early drop-off possible: M-F; 8:30 am (no fee)
* Extended care available: M-Th; 12:00 - 3:00 pm ($5 per day/per child; bring lunch; registration required)
VBS is open to children from age 4 through rising 6th graders.
All persons working in our ministries are Safe Church trained. This training fosters a culture of safety and inclusion for all people that includes a broad overview of issues of vulnerability, power, and healthy boundaries. It is grounded in our call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and respect the dignity of every human being. The training provides an opportunity to increase and enhance our ability to live out our Baptismal Covenant within our communities of faith and in the world beyond. Those working with children and youth also undergo a background check.
On Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 pm, the Saint Matthias Cultural Series will present The Wren Masters in a concert. The baroque ensemble met through their involvement in early music performance at William & Mary. Tom Marshall has taught keyboards there since 1981; Ruth Grifﬁoen joined the faculty in 1994 to teach music history, and also founded the W&M Early Music Ensemble. Sarah Glosson ﬁrst took up the viola gamba and baroque cello as a student in that ensemble, going on to play professionally. Susan Via added baroque violin to her repertoire after joining the W&M performance faculty in 1997. They are named after W&M's 17th-century Wren Chapel, their favorite venue. The concert is co-sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Kelly Riggs of Sapphire Ceramics will be our visual artist presenting her functional ceramics for everyday use. She is a local Virginia potter, who has been a practicing potter for over 15 years. Kelly Riggs’ artwork is featured at the South of the James Farmers’ Market.
The concert is open to the public, and donations are appreciated. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, please contact John Murdock at 804-272-8588, ext. 103.
Are you a St. Matthias member? The Cultural Series brings in a large number of visitors and we love welcoming them with refreshments! If you are able to bring food, please sign up here!
"We Are The Hands and Feet of Christ"
We at St. Matthias' are blessed with an abundance of ways to serve God by serving his people. This generous congregation donates time, talent and treasure in so many different ways.
Food Pantry. Thanks to the many generous donations of food from members of the congregation, as well as community churches and businesses; and in partnership with Feed More & CCHASM; the more than 40 volunteers who serve this ministry are able to distribute approximately 50,000 meals a year or more to members of the Midlothian/ Richmond area who would otherwise not have the food they need for themselves and their families!
The Micah Initiative. Volunteers serve as mentors and classroom assistants at John B. Cary Elementary School. We have donated classroom supplies, art supplies, and books, and have provided breakfasts, lunches and special snacks for the faculty.
Monthly Shelter Feeding. The congregation provides bag lunches for four homeless shelters - Good Samaritan, Liberation Family Services, and Home Again's men's, and women's and children's shelters.
KAIROS. Volunteers spend long weekends sharing God's love with those in prison.
Assisted Living Facilities. Lay Eucharistic Visitors provide monthly Communion to 3 assisted living facilities in this area: Elmcroft, Bickford, and Sunrise.
Christmas Mother. Every year St. Matthias' provides a generous Christmas to both families and the elderly. Several parishioners serve on the county-wide board.
The cornerstone of Outreach at St. Matthias' is the Outreach Fund. This is a separate pledge from which all monies go into the community to help those in need.
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