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Sunday School Classes (9:45 AM)

  • Professionally staffed Nursery is available for newborns and toddlers.

  • Children’s Sunday School

    • Sanctuary – Music is offered at the beginning of Sunday School for children ages 3 and up, led by Carole Hall, Mary Lou Pitzer, and Beth McBride
    • Rm. 6 – 3 and 4 year olds led by Laura Cooper
    • Rm. 8 – Kindergarten and first grade led by Brenda Wood
    • Rm. 18 – Second through fifth grades led by Judy Harford

    Curriculum: Bible to Life approach — Live Big , with activities, games, and application which make the Bible come alive!

  • Youth Sunday School

    The youth class is led by Mike & Wendy Moore and Sara Bailey Rucker in the Youth Room B, for grades 6 and above. The curriculum is Following Jesus and is filled with fun and active learning!

  • Adult Sunday School

    • Rm. 10 – Jim Haney’s Good News Bible Study class
    • Social Hall A – Study Holy Spirit Here and Now led by Sonny Bray
    • Pastor’s Office – Getting to know your Bible led by Debbie Whittington

Small Groups

  • God’s Celebrators uses the Upper Room Wednesday devotion and discussion points. They meet at 12:45 PM on Tuesdays until 1:45 PM in homes of the group members. The POC is Mary Ella Fuquay 540-479-8285
  • Sisters in Christ uses studies written by women for women to enable a closer walk with Christ. They meet every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM in the homes of group members. The POC is Peg Jones, 540-775-5729
  • Thursday Upper Room uses the Upper Room Wednesday devotion and discussion points. They meet at 5:30 PM on Thursdays at the church or a restaurant. The POC is Tammi Ellis 540-842-2858.
  • Couples Study and Fellowship uses various books with a variety of topics. They meet every other Friday evening at 7:00 PM in homes of group members. The POC is Peg Jones, 540-775-5729.
  • Pray Like A Man is a men’s prayer and spiritual support group, meets from 7:00-7:30 AM on Saturdays at the church. All are welcome. The POC is Matt McBride, 540-371-0725.
  • Men’s Bible Study is currently studying the Book of ACTS led by Jim Haney. They meet at 8:00 AM on Saturdays at the church. Study guides are available. The POC is Gordon Payne, 540-850-7897.

Confirmation Classes

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 (VBS)

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.

New Members Classes

Offered on an on-going basis, as needed. See Pastor Pat for more information.