AN UPDATE ON OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS
Following Australian Government regulations as of 20th March 2020, St Matthew's has paused all upcoming scheduled events and activities, including Playgroup, ESL and our Sunday servcies.
Our Growth Groups will pause regular gatherings, but continue to connect and communicate to love and support each other and open God's Word during this time. If you would like to be connected to a Growth Group, or otherwise need care and support, please email email@example.com or call (08) 9381 2640.
At St Matthew's we meet in small groups during the week to read the Bible, pray, and share our lives together. We call these Growth Groups.
We have a variety of Growth Groups for every age and stage of life, which continue to meet through Zoom on different days, mornings or evenings.
We would love for you to consider joining a group – whether you've been a part of St Matthew's for years or have found us for the first time. Now is a time to connect with other people in community.
With so much going on right now, it will be great to feed our hearts and minds with good things that will encourage, sustain and grow us, so we are running a Book club. Although we hope that you will join one of the discussion groups each week to talk about the set readings with others, you may just like to read along with us without joining a discussion group – that’s fine to!
When you sign up, you will be asked to choose which book you would like to read. To help you choose, more information about the books we are offering to read together can be found below.
We are passionate about helping women connect in community and grow in their faith. Throughout the year there are several special events, as well as some Women's Growth Groups. No matter your age or stage of life, if you are a women we would love to have you!
Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus come? What does it mean for us?
We all get one life to live and deep down we’re all asking the same question – what’s it all about?
If you, or a friend, have been asking big questions like this, we'd love you to join us for Christianity Explored - a 6 week course investigating Jesus.
We are not running Playgroup during COVID-19
St Matthew’s Community Playgroup is an exciting environment for children up to 4 years that meets on Tuesday mornings during school term from 9.30-11.30am. Each Tuesday features free play, including a craft activity, followed by morning tea and music time together.
Members pay a fee of $35 per term (per family) to cover basic costs. Each family is also encouraged to bring along a piece of fruit to be cut up and shared for the children’s morning tea.
ENGLISH CLASSES FOR INTERNATIONALS
During School Terms
Tuesday once a month (7.30pm-9.00pm) - Story Club
每月周二晚上一次 (7.30pm-9.00pm) - 故事会
- English lessons: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced & IELTS preparation
- $5 includes morning tea
每个星期三早晨（上午9点至中午12点） -英语基础，中级，高级和雅思预备课程 -费用：＄ 5（教材+茶点）
Prayer is how we talk to God, bringing before him our praise, thanks, requests and anxieties. There are many ways to be involved in prayer at St Matthew's. You can follow our monthly prayer diaries with a prayer for each day of the month on the PrayerMate App, or get in touch to have the prayer diary emailed to you.
We also pray for our Global Gospel Partners as they seek to serve God in mission fields around the world.
At St Matthew's, we believe marriage is a gift from God and love to help couples prepare well for a lifetime together.
We offer marriage preparation which includes a marriage course designed to help any couple develop strong foundations for a lasting marriage. Couples then meet with one of our ministers to discuss this material and some Bible studies on God's purposes for our lives and for marriage.
We encourage couples to join one of our congregations. Please contact our office to enquire about marriage or marriage preparation.
We encourage new followers of Jesus Christ to be baptised as a testimony of their faith and a sign of the new life God has graciously given them in Christ.
We also welcome the baptism of infant children born into Christian families who attend St Matthews. For baptism of children, we believe that the Christian faith of the parents is vital if the child is to grow in the faith and confess the faith when they are able.
We also offer prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of a child and dedication of children. If you would like to enquire about baptism, thanksgiving or dedication, please contact the minister of the congregation you attend or our office.
CONNECT WITH US
If you would like any more information about any of the above, if you'd like to get involved with a Growth Group, or if there are other ways we can support you at this time, please use this form to get in touch with us.