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Next Sunday afternoon, October 6th, at 4:00 PM there will be a service of the Blessing of the Animals here at St. Matthew’s UMC.  Bring your pets, helper animals, or other furry and feathered friends as we celebrate the ways in which God is present to us in and through these animals.  Invite your friends and neighbors (human and animal) to this service of worship and blessing.  We will meet in front of the church, near the Sanctuary doors.  Our children will be providing “pet-treats.”  In the event of rain, we will meet in the Social Hall.

Next Sunday afternoon, October 6th, at 4:00 PM there will be a service of the Blessing of the Animals here at St. Matthew’s UMC.  Bring your pets, helper animals, or other furry and feathered friends as we celebrate the ways in which God is present to us in and through these animals.  Invite your friends and neighbors (human and animal) to this service of worship and blessing.  We will meet in front of the church, near the Sanctuary doors.  Our children will be providing “pet-treats.”  In the event of rain, we will meet in the Social Hall.

We Need Volunteers!  Want to be a part of a movement to end homelessness in NOVA? Come join us on Sat., Sept. 28th to participate in the Rock and Stroll to End Homelessness.  The program is an all day event to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness in NoVA.  There is a 5k, singing competition, and activities for the whole family! To help with this event, we will be partnering with Wesley Housing to serve lunch. We will meet at church at 10:30 AM and return by 2:00 PM. For additional information, visit: www.rockandstroll.net.   Sign up here: www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44ACAA2A1-wesley.

We Need Volunteers!  Want to be a part of a movement to end homelessness in NOVA? Come join us on Sat., Sept. 28th to participate in the Rock and Stroll to End Homelessness.  The program is an all day event to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness in NoVA.  There is a 5k, singing competition, and activities for the whole family! To help with this event, we will be partnering with Wesley Housing to serve lunch. We will meet at church at 10:30 AM and return by 2:00 PM. For additional information, visit: www.rockandstroll.net.   Sign up here: www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44ACAA2A1-wesley.

#DunkThePastors TONIGHT, starting at 6:30pm.  Join us for this fun event when you can take aim at our pastors, youth leaders, worship leaders and others in the dunk tank.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share, all are welcome to support our Walk-In Ministry.  8617 Little River Tnpk, 22003.

#DunkThePastors TONIGHT, starting at 6:30pm.  Join us for this fun event when you can take aim at our pastors, youth leaders, worship leaders and others in the dunk tank.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share, all are welcome to support our Walk-In Ministry.  8617 Little River Tnpk, 22003.

6th Grade Moving On Up Event on Sunday, June 23rd at 5:00 PM – All 6th graders and their parents are invited to join us in the Social Hall for dinner and the official promotion of our 6th graders into our Jr. High Youth Program. After dinner our 6th graders with go on their first outing with the Jr. High Youth Group and parents will have a chance to learn more about St. Matthews Youth Program.

6th Grade Moving On Up Event on Sunday, June 23rd at 5:00 PM – All 6th graders and their parents are invited to join us in the Social Hall for dinner and the official promotion of our 6th graders into our Jr. High Youth Program. After dinner our 6th graders with go on their first outing with the Jr. High Youth Group and parents will have a chance to learn more about St. Matthews Youth Program.

Visiting Cambodian Delegation on June 18th: On the evening of June 18th, St. Matthew’s will be hosting a visiting delegation from the United Methodist Church in Cambodia.  Beginning at 7:00 PM, this delegation will be joining us for dinner in the church’s social hall and doing a presentation on the work that God is doing among and through the United Methodists in Cambodia.  During Lent, our children raised money to support the work of the United Methodist Church in Cambodia – money that was split evenly between support for ministries with street children and developing/purchasing Cambodian Christian Education resources.  In addition, the whole congregation was invited to donate to this cause after the Children’s Musical.  All together, we have raised over $1200 to support God’s work through the United Methodist Church in Cambodia.  Therefore, we are very excited for the opportunity to get to know the members of this Cambodian delegation.

Visiting Cambodian Delegation on June 18th: On the evening of June 18th, St. Matthew’s will be hosting a visiting delegation from the United Methodist Church in Cambodia.  Beginning at 7:00 PM, this delegation will be joining us for dinner in the church’s social hall and doing a presentation on the work that God is doing among and through the United Methodists in Cambodia.  During Lent, our children raised money to support the work of the United Methodist Church in Cambodia – money that was split evenly between support for ministries with street children and developing/purchasing Cambodian Christian Education resources.  In addition, the whole congregation was invited to donate to this cause after the Children’s Musical.  All together, we have raised over $1200 to support God’s work through the United Methodist Church in Cambodia.  Therefore, we are very excited for the opportunity to get to know the members of this Cambodian delegation.

SAVE THE DATE: Bethany House of Northern Virginia’s 2nd Annual Garden of Light  
On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc. presents its 2nd Annual Garden of Light Reception from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites (625 First Street, Alexandria, VA).  The event will feature refreshments, live music, and a silent auction that benefits victims of abuse served through BHNV’s Family Assistance Program.  Ticket Cost: $55.00 per person.  Click here to purchase tickets.  For more information, contact 703-658-9500 or jwitcher@bhnv.org.

SAVE THE DATE: Bethany House of Northern Virginia’s 2nd Annual Garden of Light  

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc. presents its 2nd Annual Garden of Light Reception from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites (625 First Street, Alexandria, VA).  The event will feature refreshments, live music, and a silent auction that benefits victims of abuse served through BHNV’s Family Assistance Program.  Ticket Cost: $55.00 per person.  Click here to purchase tickets.  For more information, contact 703-658-9500 or jwitcher@bhnv.org.

Bring Your Own Wheels Event for Toddlers- March 16:  We’d like to invite children, ages 18 months to 4 years old, to bring a ride-on or push toy to the Social Hall on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon).  This is a fun opportunity to let our toddlers burn some energy and let parents in our community get to know each other.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please contact Emily Yosmanovich at eyosmanovich@stmatthewsumc.org for more information.

Bring Your Own Wheels Event for Toddlers- March 16:  We’d like to invite children, ages 18 months to 4 years old, to bring a ride-on or push toy to the Social Hall on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon).  This is a fun opportunity to let our toddlers burn some energy and let parents in our community get to know each other.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please contact Emily Yosmanovich at eyosmanovich@stmatthewsumc.org for more information.

You’re invited to a holiday handbell concert given by the St. Matthew’s Peace Ringers this Sunday, December 2nd!  The Peace Ringers are an advanced adult handbell choir and they will be performing at Arlington United Methodist Church at 4:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome, the concert is free of charge and is a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

You’re invited to a holiday handbell concert given by the St. Matthew’s Peace Ringers this Sunday, December 2nd!  The Peace Ringers are an advanced adult handbell choir and they will be performing at Arlington United Methodist Church at 4:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome, the concert is free of charge and is a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

Blessing of the Animals: On the afternoon of Sunday, October 7th at 3:00 PM there will be a service of the Blessing of the Animals here at St. Matthew’s UMC.  Bring your pets, helper animals, or other furry and feathered friends as we celebrate the ways in which God is present to us in and through these animals.  Invite your friends and neighbors (human and animal) to this service of worship and blessing.  We will meet in our outdoor prayer labyrinth in the woods next to the church (to you left when facing the church’s front door).  In the event of rain, we will meet in the social hall.

Blessing of the Animals: On the afternoon of Sunday, October 7th at 3:00 PM there will be a service of the Blessing of the Animals here at St. Matthew’s UMC.  Bring your pets, helper animals, or other furry and feathered friends as we celebrate the ways in which God is present to us in and through these animals.  Invite your friends and neighbors (human and animal) to this service of worship and blessing.  We will meet in our outdoor prayer labyrinth in the woods next to the church (to you left when facing the church’s front door).  In the event of rain, we will meet in the social hall.

Community Easter Egg Hunt: All are invited to join us, regardless of church affiliation, for our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 7th.  This family event will be filled with games, music, treats, an Easter Egg Hunt and of course, our special guest the EASTER BUNNY!  We hope to see you there!

Dessert with the Pastors: April 1st - All New Members & Visitors Welcome

All new members and visitors are invited to Dessert with the Pastors on Palm Sunday, April 1st at 3:00 PM at the parsonage. This event is a casual time with the pastors for new members and visitors to get to know them a little better. Please RSVP to Holly at HMarkwalter@StMatthewsUMC.org.

It’s that time of year again! It’s the Annual Youth Rally/Bowling Lock-In sponsored by the Alexandria District! All students from 7-12th grade are invited to join us.  We’ll be meeting on Friday, January 27th at 8:30 PM and return to church by 7:30 AM on Saturday January 28th.  Cost is $25/person, and RSVP’s are due by January 23rd!! Please submit your RSVP by contacting Grace Han at ghan@stmatthewsumc.org and turning in a Universal Consent Form.

It’s that time of year again! It’s the Annual Youth Rally/Bowling Lock-In sponsored by the Alexandria District! All students from 7-12th grade are invited to join us.  We’ll be meeting on Friday, January 27th at 8:30 PM and return to church by 7:30 AM on Saturday January 28th.  Cost is $25/person, and RSVP’s are due by January 23rd!! Please submit your RSVP by contacting Grace Han at ghan@stmatthewsumc.org and turning in a Universal Consent Form.

Sr. High Youth Faith & Relationships Workshop: Sunday, Nov. 13

Faith and Relationships Workshop, Sunday, 11/13, 1-8 PM

Please save the date: All Senior High Youth are invited to join us for this important workshop about how our Christian values and ethics inform our decisions and choices about relationships, sexuality, and communication.   The workshop is for both youth and parents and will emphasize honest communication.  

1-4:30—YOUTH SESSION

4:30-6—PARENT SESSION

6-6:30—Snack Supper

6:30-8—COMBINED SESSION (Youth and Parents)

There is no cost for this program but there is a suggested donation of $25/family.  Please RSVP to Grace if you are able to participate so we can plan accordingly.  Hope to see you Sunday, 11/13!

2 Free Financial Planning Sessions!

As part of our fall stewardship focus on Simplicity, Generosity and Joy:  Enough, we are offering two sessions on financial planning on Saturday, October 29th.

 Both sessions will include information on the financial risk faces by families, debt management, investing, insurance, and estate planning.  The first session, from 9 AM to noon, will provide basic information for younger people and those in the early stages of financial planning.  The second session, from 1 to 4 PM, is for those more experienced with financial planning.  There is no cost for these sessions, but enrollment is limited, so please sign up by e-mailing Barb Tuceling at tuceling@cox.net, indicating which session you’d like to attend.  Our presenter, Pat Beagle, is the owner and President of WealthCrest Financial Services, LLC.  He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) who holds two Masters Degrees, one of which is a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Individual Financial Planning.  As an Investment Advisor Representative, Patrick has helped many clients over the past 16 years develop sound financial plans custom tailored to their individual needs.

Born and raised in Illinois, Patrick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1979.  Later, he was commissioned, serving most of his career as a Naval Aviator.  He transitioned from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel after more than 24 years of service, to open WealthCrest Financial Services.  A noted authority and speaker, he has had guest appearances on the local ABC and CBS TV affiliates in Washington, DC and speaks regularly at pre-retirement seminars to raise awareness about financial planning issues.  He is also sought as a contributor to print articles on federal and military benefits and has been cited in several major publications including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Investment News, The Washington Post, and Military Times.  Patrick is very active in his community and the financial services industry.  His volunteer efforts have included pro bono financial planning for injured military personnel and low income individuals referred through local charity organizations.  He speaks on topics related to financial planning and works as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America.  He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association, National Eagle Scout Association, Military Officers Association of America and the Marine Executive Association.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP US CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, sponsored by the St. Matthew’s UMW, on November 17, 18 and 19th.  Over 33 vendors including St. Matthew’s own Hands Helping Humanity and Caring Cards, Ink will be featured as well as:
Supper on Thursday: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Lunch on Friday and Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
United Methodist Men’s drawing for Christmas tree
Our Famous UMW Bake Sale Friday and Saturday
The proceeds from the Craft Fair will go to the following organizations:

Local:  St Matthew’s Youth Mission Programs, Joy Fund and Venture Scout Troup
National:   National Disaster Rebuilding (Joplin, MO and Mineral, VA) and Henry Fork Service Center
International:  United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR)
Bring your Christmas lists and support these worthy organizations while shopping in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP US CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, sponsored by the St. Matthew’s UMW, on November 17, 18 and 19th.  Over 33 vendors including St. Matthew’s own Hands Helping Humanity and Caring Cards, Ink will be featured as well as:

  • Supper on Thursday: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
  • Lunch on Friday and Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • United Methodist Men’s drawing for Christmas tree
  • Our Famous UMW Bake Sale Friday and Saturday

The proceeds from the Craft Fair will go to the following organizations:

  • Local:  St Matthew’s Youth Mission Programs, Joy Fund and Venture Scout Troup
  • National:   National Disaster Rebuilding (Joplin, MO and Mineral, VA) and Henry Fork Service Center
  • International:  United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR)

Bring your Christmas lists and support these worthy organizations while shopping in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.