Classes are offered in Spring for youth who want to become full members of the church. Field trips, dramatic skits, memorizing Bible passages, and participating in a mission project are ways used to prepare for confirmation.
Vacation Bible School
Each August (first full week), St. Matthias UMC offers a week-long Vacation Bible School. Through music, drama, puppets, Bible stories, arts & crafts, and many other experiences, children of all ages learn of God’s love for them.
A club for 3rd-5th graders meets once a month during the school year for social activities, at Christmas makes cookies which they deliver to elderly/shut-in of the congregation and in February creates Valentine gift bags which they deliver to the residents of the Greenfield Nursing Home. The Kid’s Club is led by Jennifer Belako.
The Children’s Choir meets every Sunday from 9:45 – 10:00, right before Sunday School. Children, ages 4 through the 6th grade, praise God through music, and occasionally sing for the congregation. Children’s Choir is directed by Carole Hall, Beth McBride, and the children’s Sunday School teachers.
Children in 2nd grade and up have a unique opportunity to serve in worship as Acolytes during the 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. services. Acolytes are responsible for lighting and extinguishing the altar candles, assisting the ushers with collection of tithes and offerings. Children interested in becoming Acolytes should contact Beth McBride.
The St. Matthias UMM sponsors Cub Scout Pack 213 at the church.
The St. Matthias UMW sponors Girl Scout Troop 127 and Brownie Troop 58.