Groups & Ministries: Fellowship & Education


Bible Study and Eucharist

On Wednesday mornings at 10 AM from September through May, 15-20 people meet regularly with the Rector in the Chase Room to encounter New Testament scripture. The conversation is fun, interesting, informative, and lively. At 11 AM, Bible Study attendees take Eucharist together, and are dismissed by 11:30. All are welcome.

Daughters of the King (DOK)

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a national organization of women who follow a Rule of Life that includes prayer, service and evangelism.  The St. Matthias chapter will begin the process of discernment and study on June 24th.  All women in the parish are welcome to explore this option for spiritual growth and community. For more information contact the Rev. Carole Horton-Howe.          

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

ECW is the umbrella organization for all women’s ministries of the church and includes opportunities for service, study and spiritual growth.  All women of St. Matthias are welcome.  Current women’s ministries include Book Club, Stitching/Sewing Group, Social Justice Group, Events Group (attends lectures, concerts together), and a Connections Group focused on connecting the women and girls of St. Matthias.  For more information, contact ECW co-directors Mary Jean Christian or Mary Ellen de la Vega.

Men's Group

The Men’s Group meets at the Greenleaf Café every first Saturday of each month at 7:30 AM. There is a very short theological program and breakfast, or as we say, “Men eating badly.” For more information, contact Father Bill Garrison.

Our Time

Our Time, a group for senior parishioners, meets on the third Thursday of each month at 2 PM in the Saint Matthias chapel (just east of the Sanctuary). In the past the group has taken up jewelry making, wine tasting, and making Christmas ornaments, and hosted speakers like a representative from the League of Women Voters and local historian and author Mike Garabedian.

Parents' Night Out

Every month, from September through May, St. Matthias hosts Parents' Night Out.  It's an opportunity for parents to enjoy a date night or a quiet night at home while the kids are having a good time at the church.  For more information contact Father Bill Garrison or Sally Schacht.

Saint Elizabeth’s Guild

The Saint Elizabeth’s Guild provides fellowship for the women of the church; the group meets at noon on the third Thursday of each month for a potluck luncheon.

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a “spirited” group of individuals that meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the Chase Room. The group gathers together for lively discussions about matters theological and philosophical while enjoying light snacks, beer, and wine. All are invited to join our casual meetings, which usually last around two hours.