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 meets on the third Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. 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, Stitchery 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.
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, a group for senior parishioners, meets on the third Tuesday 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.
The Wellness Circle explores the connection between faith and wellness using the Living Compass curriculum. The group includes both men and women and meets the first and third Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rev. Carole Horton-Howe.