The Children & Youth Programs and Events include events for younger children grades K-5, as well as our youth in grades 6-12.
Events for children and their families have included movie nights, picnics in our blessing garden, Easter egg hunts, Christmas Pageants, visits to senior living centers as well as VBS and participation in our youth Sundays. We are in the process of growing this area and look forward to adding events such as game night.
The youth of St Matthias are involved in a variety of activites from youth group on Sunday afternoon to volunteering in our food pantry. They attend retreats at Camp Chanco, our diocesan retreat center, serve as acolytes, Lay Eucharist Ministers, ushers and readers during our Sunday services. The youth also host our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, Maundy Thursday agape feast and participate in the reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday.
In addition to all of the special events mentioned, the youth meet every Sunday afternoon during the school year for youth group from 5pm-6:30pm, ending the season with our annual game of slip n slide kick ball. Group games, team building and faith based activities are all a part of the program.
The adults and all of the families of St. Matthias consider these activities and programs a sacred trust in the growth and formation of our next generations and have been highly supportive of all of these events through their Time, Talents and Treasures.