At St. Matthew’s we have many ministries to encourage Spiritual growth and unity in our church. There are events throughout each week which are designed for every type of person in our congregation. A member of our Vestry as well as various members in the congregation work together to lead these groups.
-Men’s Ministry: Monthly Men’s Breakfasts, an annual men’s retreat, and various events to bring us together and encourage growth in healthy relationships.
-Women’s Ministry: Various bible studies, prayer breakfasts, and an annual women’s retreat
-Each week after our service we host an approximately 1-hour long Adult Sunday School Class focusing on a large variety of topics from church history to Bible studies
-Children’s Ministries: Sunday school classes and nursery provided each week, as well as Bi-weekly Youth bible study after church and a bi-weekly Saturday Youth Group event
-Evangelism, Missions and Outreach: These three ministries work together to help expand the love of Christ out from our church. We work with a large variety of mission groups in Portland as well as globally to care for those who have particular needs, as well as encouraging all who have Spiritual needs.
-Hospitality: Our team provides the materials each week for enjoying coffee and treats together, as well as supporting larger events such as brunches and bar-be-ques. They also help with events outside of our church building as well, such as through picnics at scenic parks, visits to various orchards, and church-wide trips outside of our local area.
Besides these, we have many other practical committees focused on caring for newcomers, financials, parish needs, worship, and the facilities.