“Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor.” Zechariah 7:10a (NIV)
The Social Concerns ministry at St. Matthew is always serving both near and far. Our current programs are described below.
Thanksgiving Boxes: We are thinking in a new way to help those in need of food this holiday season. We are asking anyone who can help to pick up a file box from the church entryway or fellowship hall and purchase the food items on the attached list, including, if possible, a 15-18 lb. turkey. Return the filled box to the church by Sunday, November 19th, or contact the church and we can pick it up from you. Additional donations of the list items and monetary donations are being accepted as well. If you, or someone you know is in need of a filled Thanksgiving Box, please contact the church office! Click here for the list.
Christmas Stars: Be a STAR with this program! Starting now, pick up a star from one of two Christmas trees (one in the church entryway and one in the fellowship hall). On the star will be a generic description for you to purchase new toys for a boy or girl. Your gifts will be sent thru NALC Disaster Relief who, in turn, will send them to Texas or Florida. Gifts need to be returned to the church by December 3rd.
Streets of Hope: For many years St. Matthew has helped in one way or another with serving the homeless men of Streets of Hope. This year we are continuing our commitment to the program with preparing and serving dinner to the men on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Dinner schedules are located on a bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Please consider signing up to prepare a portion of one of the meals, and/or serving the meal. The men of the shelter appreciate the food as well as the fellowship!
All are invited to join us with ideas to for our social concerns ministry to further the Kingdom of God, in Jesus’ name!
St. Matthew Social Concerns Committee
Food baskets at Thanksgiving and at Christmas, Community Assistance Program Helping vulnerable families with rent and Utility costs. Baltimore American Indian Society Supporting Native Indians in Baltimore City, Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Serving disadvantaged children at Christmas time.
The Ladies Quilting Group
Serving the mission efforts in our community and the world with quilts and blankets. Some of those include, Family Crisis Center, Center for Pregnancy and Concerns, Inner Harbor Ministries, Baptist Relief, Christus Victor in Mississippi , St. Andrews by the Sea.
Eastern Interfaith Outreach
Supporting the poor in Eastern Baltimore County with food.
St. Mathew helped to collect enough school supplies to make up 33 back packs for area needy children. The back packs will be distributed through the Eastern Interfaith Outreach, food pantry. Thanks to everyone who so generously donated.