"We love because He first loved us!"
- 1 John 4:19
Opportunities like the following allow us to demonstrate the love of God in practical ways, and connect us to people within the church and outside our walls. Other words for our work in the community might be "Outreach" or "Serving". Whatever you call it, we'd love to have your help as we do what we can with the resources we have. Please use the contact form at the bottom of our website to be in touch with any questions or with how you'd like to participate.
The Food Cupboard accepts donations of non-perishable items for distribution to programs aimed at assisting individuals and families in central Etobicoke.
Men and women of the Chancel Guild prepare the church for all the services. We work in pairs one weekend or less per month. On Saturday mornings, we set up the altar and credence table for each Sunday morning service, usually no more than an hour, and tidy up after each service on a Sunday morning. For the special times of the Church year – Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving – extra attention is paid to beautify the church with flowers, fruit, vegetables, and colourful seasonal hangings. Our flower coordinator chooses and arranges seasonal flowers for each Sunday. This is a peaceful and meaningful way to contribute to the beauty of our worship.
St. Matthew’s has a choir for our 11 a.m. Sunday services, and a praise and worship group for our 9:30 a.m. Sunday family service. The Music Ministry also participates in holiday services, concerts, recitals, and outreach projects.
St. Matthew’s welcomes all to join the choir and praise and worship group, which rehearse Thursday evenings.
Friends For Friends
A dedicated team of volunteers helps people who can’t get to St. Matthew’s anymore stay connected with phone calls, emails, letters, greeting cards, and Christmas baskets.
Partners in Prayer
Since 1980, St. Matthew’s has had a team of people who support people through prayer. For more than 40 years this chain of prayer—connected by phone, email, and God’s love—has honoured well over 1,400 requests. We have people praying together from across the world. We would be happy to pray for you.
Hospitality is an important part of St Matthew’s community. Throughout the year, we help at special events, and provide coffee and refreshments after each Sunday service. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but our efforts are appreciated.
Want to learn more or see how you can get involved? Fill out the form below and our team will be in touch to get you connected!