Sun 3/12

Daylight Savings: Spring Forward

Happy Spring Break!

Mon 3/13

9:00 am Senior Art Class

Tues 3/14

12:00 pm Seasoned Saints

2:00 pm Ageless Aerobics

Wednesday 3/15

10:00 am Older Adult Bible Study (Parlor)


Happy Spring Break!

Sanctuary Choir Practice will still meet

(there may be a time change)

Thursday 3/16

9:00 am Card Care

1:00 pm Pillow Case Pals

2:00 pm Ageless Aerobics

Friday 3/17

9:00 am Youth Shower Power Trip

March 8th - March 29th

We are collecting plastic eggs, tiny toys,

non candy and candy stuffing.

This will be for both St Matthew's

and Trinity's Easter Egg Hunts.

We will need help stuffing them.

They will need to be restuffed for Trinity.

Contact Kate or Laura for more information

Sat, April 1st - Christ Cupboard Meal Delivery

Sun, April 2nd - St. Matthew's Easter Egg Hunt

Tues, April 4th-7th - Stations of the cross

Wed, April 5th - Camp Wesley Pines Speaker

Thurs, April 6th - Maundy Thursday Service

Thurs, April 6th-7th - Prayer Vigil

Fri, April 7th - Trinity Easter egg hunt

Fri, April 7th - Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

We will deliver meals to members of our church family

who may need a friendly face this time of year.

If you are interested in participating

let Beth and Kaye know!

Call the office 601-856-9581

or email

Volunteer Sign up

EJ/WJ District Chat & Chew with Bishop Lewis

Galloway UMC

Saturday, April 22nd

11:30am - 2:30pm

Register by April 17th

This is a good opportunity to meet Bishop Lewis.

Are You and/or your Family plugged into a Sunday School Class?

There is a place for you! Let us help you find it!

Call 601-856-9581 9 am -5 pm M-F

and ask for (or email them):

Adult: Brian Johnston (

Youth: Jason Anding (

Children: Kate Gibbs (

and Laura Rivera (

If you have been hearing about the discernment team or know of it but want to know more click here or on the picture to see the Discernment Team’s FAQ’s. If you have your own or more questions for the Team you can email them at

March 26th

Fannin Lanes 2:30-4:30

$10 per person

$25 family cap

RSVP to Kate or Laura

Max Sanders from Boy Scout Troop 15, sponsored by St. Matthew’s, is looking for help for his Eagle Scout service project at Delta Grace Mission on March 25th.

The project offers a chance to contribute to St. Matthew's Boy Scout Troop and support Max’s journey to the rank of Eagle Scout. For more information about the project or to sign up text 601-213-6383 or email Delta Grace is a non-profit, multi-denominational, faith-based organization that provides home repair (free of charge) to people in the Mississippi Delta. For more information about Delta Grace Mission visit

Tuesday March 14th

at Noon

Come here and see what

our very own Eddie Deuschle

has been up to and will do.

Thursday March 16th

1:00 pm RM 115

Love to sew? Come see

how this group uses their

interest to serve many.

Contact Kathy Helstrom

March 26th @ 2:30 pm

Summer House at Beau Ridge

Bring your well behaved pup

to love on the elderly.

Contact Mary Gressett

if you plan to attend

March is National Kidney Awareness Month.

1 in 3 Americans are at-risk for kidney disease.

You may have an increased risk for kidney disease if you:

  • Have diabetes

  • Have high blood pressure

  • Have a family history of kidney failure

  • Are older

  • Belong to a population group with a high rate of diabetes or high blood pressure.

While most people may not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced, you may notice that you:

  • Feel more tired and have less energy

  • Have trouble concentrating

  • Have a poor appetite

  • Have trouble sleeping

  • Have muscle cramping at night

  • Have swollen feet and ankles

  • Have puffiness around your eyes, especially in the morning

  • Have dry, itchy skin

  • Need to urinate more often, especially at night.

Visit for more information.

Blessing Bags are made and

ready for you to take and give out

to someone you see who could use it!!

2023 Flower Schedule Is Available

April 16th, 23rd, May 14th, 21st, 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th

Call the office to reserve your date for the flowers in

honor or in memory of a loved one or to mark a special

occasion in the Church Sanctuary. The cost is $100.

Single Friends Ministry

If you are or know someone who is single and between the ages of 45 to 70 you or they are invited to join this new, exciting fellowship of Single Friends. Please contact Afton Pike at (720) 220-5171 or or Brian Johnston in the church office at (601) 856-9581.

Upcoming Events:
3/16 Thurs 6pm: Mc B’s Bar & Grill - Ridgeland

3/19 Sun12:30 pm: Ding How - Ridgeland
3/21 Tues 6pm: Burgers Blues BBQ - Madison
3/23 Thurs 6pm: Pot & Paddle - Madison
3/25 Sun 5pm: Char - Jackson
3/30 Thurs 6pm: Pizza Shack - Madison

Are you looking for a way to serve or be more plugged in? We are happy to see where you can! Email or Call the Office and let’s figure out where you want to be!

Memorials and Honorariums

In Memory of Ginny Entrekin

from Chris & Becky Wells

In Memory of Jim Gammill

from Brett & Lori Baker

from Faye Conger

from Alan & Leigh Hargett

from Judy Watts

from Chris & Becky Wells

from Nancy Rawls, Larry Bennett, & Bruce Bennett

In Honor of the Sanctuary Choir

from David & Debbie Webb

In Honor of the St. Matthew’s UMC Members and Staff

from Don & Janet Bates

Our Presence
February 26, 2023

8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship - 111

11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship - 178

11:00 a.m. - INTERSECTION Worship - 100

Total Worshiping Live Online - 170
Worship Total - 559

Our Gifts

Received for March…...........................$23,504.23

Capital Campaign.............…................$1,641,253.77

Lenten Offering…………………………….……..$9,353.87

We can't wait to worship with you this weekend!

8:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service

9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

11:00 a.m. - Sanctuary Worship Service

St. Matthew’s Church Staff

Andy Stoddard
Lead Pastor

Brian Johnston
Associate Pastor

Beth Feisel
Associate Pastor

Tim Rigby
Minister of Music

Kate Gibbs
Children’s Ministry Director

Laura Rivera
Children’s Ministry Assistant

Jason Anding
Director of Student Ministries

Jennifer Landress
Finance Administrator

Peggy Phillips

Meredith May
Director of Communications

Kaye Herring
Administry Assistant

Frank Laney

Allen Hart

Anse Rigby

Dot Bell
Kitchen/Nursery Coordinator

Michael Bouldin
Building Superintendent

Tina Wells
WNL Chef