In addition to the primary mission of the church, which is to gather to worship and praise God, St. Matthew’s extends the love of Jesus Christ to our community in these ways:
-Operates the Pray BiG! Food Pantry in partnership with Food for Lane County that serves approximately 45 local families each month with nutritious food support
–St Matthew’s is honored to be a host site for an EGAN Warming Center when the temperature dips below freezing November -March. Interested in volunteering? Please visit www.eganwarmingcenter.com and fill out a volunteer application.
– Hosts a Community Garden in partnership with Huerto de La Familia and the Santa Clara Community Organization to provide fresh, organic food support to those in our community.
– Partners with our local Awbrey Park Elementary School three times throughout the year to:
- provide 30 backpacks filled with school supplies for the beginning of the school year.
- provide Thanksgiving Turkey dinner baskets for 30 families
- provide Christmas gifts to children in need as identified by the school