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Don’t forget!!! This Sunday (March 9) is the last day to RSVP for our Family Bowling Event on Sunday, March 16th.  Email our Director of Chidlren’s Ministries, Carrie.

Don’t forget!!! This Sunday (March 9) is the last day to RSVP for our Family Bowling Event on Sunday, March 16th.  Email our Director of Chidlren’s Ministries, Carrie.

BRING YOUR OWN WHEELS: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00-11:00 am. Toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months-5 years, are invited to bring a ride-on or push toy to the Social Hall and burn some energy indoors! Light refreshments will be served. Toddlers can play and parents can visit!  Questions?  Contact our Preschool Ministries Coordinator, Emily.

BRING YOUR OWN WHEELS: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00-11:00 am. Toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months-5 years, are invited to bring a ride-on or push toy to the Social Hall and burn some energy indoors! Light refreshments will be served. Toddlers can play and parents can visit!  Questions?  Contact our Preschool Ministries Coordinator, Emily.

Parent's Night Out Is HAPPENING As Planned Tonight

(from RelevantMagazine.com)

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The 9:45 Sunday School class, “Parents of Teenagers,” will be travelling a slightly different path over the next few sessions addressing the closely related issue of the “Sandwich Generation’s” challenges. People in the Sandwich Generation find themselves supporting not only their own children but also caring for their aging parents. These responsibilities can be a test of patience, faith and perseverance.  Class participants will discuss and share effective strategies for dealing with the many details of care-giving  will gain support from others going through the same challenges, and will explore spiritual insights related to the way in which we are called to care for one another.
On October 6th Bill Moberly, St. Matthew’s Associate Pastor for Visitation and Senior Ministries, will lead a discussion of “Elder Care Considerations.” Please join us for this discussion. 

The 9:45 Sunday School class, “Parents of Teenagers,” will be travelling a slightly different path over the next few sessions addressing the closely related issue of the “Sandwich Generation’s” challenges. People in the Sandwich Generation find themselves supporting not only their own children but also caring for their aging parents. These responsibilities can be a test of patience, faith and perseverance.  Class participants will discuss and share effective strategies for dealing with the many details of care-giving  will gain support from others going through the same challenges, and will explore spiritual insights related to the way in which we are called to care for one another.

On October 6th Bill Moberly, St. Matthew’s Associate Pastor for Visitation and Senior Ministries, will lead a discussion of “Elder Care Considerations.” Please join us for this discussion. 

Dear Parents With Young Children In Church

"You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. Focusing on yourself will never reveal your purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny." - Dr. Rick Warren (Author of "The Purpose Driven Life)

"You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. Focusing on yourself will never reveal your purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny." - Dr. Rick Warren (Author of "The Purpose Driven Life)

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.

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.

The St. Matthew’s Children’s Council is hosting a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, Dec. 14th from 6 to 9 PM.  No Need to RSVP - just sign up on arrival.  Parents,  here is a chance for you to have a date night with your spouse or finish up your Christmas shopping!  Drop your kids off for night of pizza, a Christmas movie, and games. **FREE OF CHARGE**

The St. Matthew’s Children’s Council is hosting a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, Dec. 14th from 6 to 9 PM.  No Need to RSVP - just sign up on arrival.  Parents,  here is a chance for you to have a date night with your spouse or finish up your Christmas shopping!  Drop your kids off for night of pizza, a Christmas movie, and games. **FREE OF CHARGE**

Parent Breakfast for Parents of Infants - 4 Year Olds

All parents of children birth - 4 years old are invited to come with their little ones to a special breakfast on Sunday Oct. 28th at 9:45 - 10:45 in the Social Hall.

This is a great chance to get to know other parents with young children and meet your child’s Sunday School teachers. There will be games and activities for the kids. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to breakfast.

Parents of Youth DINNER, Sunday, Oct 14th, 6-8 PM, Room 302:  Dear Parents of Youth, you are all invited to a special dinner on Sunday, Oct 14th, from 6-8 PM (During UMYF).  Come for a great dinner and fellowship, hosted by our Youth Council.  Please contact Lynne with any additional questions or concerns.

Parents of Youth DINNER, Sunday, Oct 14th, 6-8 PM, Room 302:  Dear Parents of Youth, you are all invited to a special dinner on Sunday, Oct 14th, from 6-8 PM (During UMYF).  Come for a great dinner and fellowship, hosted by our Youth Council.  Please contact Lynne with any additional questions or concerns.

Parent Meetings for 2013 Summer Youth Mission Trips (JP & ASP)

Are your youth interested in participating the Appalachia Service Project (9-12th grade) and Jeremiah Project (7-8th grade) this summer? You are invited to a special ASP and JP parent information session on Sunday, September 30th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with our ASP and JP coordinators.  Applications are due in mid-October, so come learn about the program, and get involved!

Youth Ministry Fall Kick-Off!  It’s that time of year again!  Join us Sunday, Sept. 9th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM as we begin our fall ministry year!  Dinner will be provided, and there will be a special information session for parents, so all parents are invited to join us as well! Please be sure to fill out a St. Matthew’s UMC Youth Information, Consent & Standards Form online (or print a PDF copy and bring with you on the 9th).

Youth Ministry Fall Kick-Off!  It’s that time of year again!  Join us Sunday, Sept. 9th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM as we begin our fall ministry year!  Dinner will be provided, and there will be a special information session for parents, so all parents are invited to join us as well! Please be sure to fill out a St. Matthew’s UMC Youth Information, Consent & Standards Form online (or print a PDF copy and bring with you on the 9th).

Come Join the Mary Circle!

This is a welcoming circle geared to moms of young children, up to elementary ages - although all moms are welcome. We have a new meeting time for this year. We’ll meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm, right after church. We’ll meet out by the playground when the weather is nice, or inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Dads and kids are welcome to stay and play on the playground if they’d like to. Please bring your own lunch. We will have a planning meeting for this coming year on Sun., Aug. 19th, at 12:30 pm. Please join us and bring your ideas for mission, fellowship, and spiritual growth!  Please contact Mary Rose with any questions: maryroseburke@gmail.com.