GLASS BABY FOOD JARS AND FLASHLIGHTS NEEDED FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: We are in need of glass baby food jars and flashlights for our science room this summer. If you can give, please leave your items in the VBS donation bin located in the church library. Thanks for your help!
Art Appreciation: One of the most famous depictions in art history of Pentecost was a painting titled Pentecost, or The Coming of the Holy Spirit, by the artist, Joseph Ignaz Mildorfer. This painting currently hangs in the Hungarian National Gallery.
Teaching Children to Pray -
It is never too early to teach children to pray.
“Bible stories and prayer are the two greatest gifts we can give to children,” said the Rev. Leanne Hadley, minister to children and their families at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Prayer is that anchor that is going to hold them when life’s storms hit.”
Even the youngest “children have very real experiences with God in very simple ways,” she continued. “We help children knock on the door and God opens it.”…
[Interpreter Magazine, January-February 2013, Featured Stories, Digital only — Teaching children to pray]
ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS! You are invited to a special service on Sunday, June 2nd at 11:15 AM to recognize your accomplishments as we celebrate Graduation Sunday. Please send the following information and a recent photo to email@example.com or call the church office by Sunday, May 26th: name, school graduated from, plans for the fall, and statement about what St. Matthew’s has meant to you. Congratulations!
St. Matthew's UMC Pastors' Blog: Pastors' Message - May 17, 2013 -
May 17, 2013
Sunday is the birthday of the church! It’s Pentecost – the day God’s spirit came and ignited a group of bewildered disciples into an energetic movement centered around Jesus as the Lord of their life and Savior of the world. In Acts 2, Luke graphically describes the…
“When you’re down to Nothing…. God is up to Something.”
The Friends of Naomi are spending their monthly lunch meeting at Monty’s Steakhouse in Springfield, VA on May 19th (this Sunday!). If you are interested in joining this group for lunch, please RSVP immediately to Edna (703-743-1365) or Carol (703-764-1262). The Friends of Naomi is a group open to all widows. They meet once a month in various locations for lunch, usually on a Sunday afternoon.
VBS & KAMP Adult and Youth Volunteers Needed July 15-19: There are still a few openings for Vacation Bible School and KAMP volunteers. Specifically for VBS, we need a Snack Leader, a Recreation Leader, group shepherds, and teen classroom assistants. For KAMP we need adult chaperons to join us each day as we go out to serve in the community. Please contact Carrie Schwab if you are interested in helping at firstname.lastname@example.org