Ministry at St Matthew's
At St. Matthew's we encourage and support a number
of active ministries and outreach, including :
Mission Sunday: This program began in October 2005. On the third Sunday of each month a collection is held for a mission chosen by the Mission Committee. But money is not the only important thing here. It is requested that the mission, their people, and their work BE REMEMBERED IN OUR PRAYERS. Please support Mission Sundays! Envelopes are available in the Narthex, or bring your offering in a white Envelope with MISSION written on the front.
Christmas Families: Each year at Christmas time, we share the joy of giving and spirit of the season by adopting disadvantaged families in the area to help make Christmas brighter for them. Items that are needed or special things that they request for their children and themselves are written on a paper ornament, then placed on a Christmas tree in our Parish Hall. Members of St. Matthew's then take one or more ornaments and purchase the item or items on that ornament to place under the tree and all presents are then collected and delivered to the families in time for Christmas.
Food Ingathering: On the first Sunday of every month we have a food ingathering at St. Matthew's for the local Food Pantry at the Church of St. Ambrose in Latham, where food is distributed to people in need throughout the North Colonie area.