Ministries

This page highlights some of our ongoing and most active ministries at St. Matthew's. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the church office for more information.

  • church-sponsored ministries

    • Food Bank  Food is collected on the first Sunday of each month to help the local foodbank. A special food drive, known as "Fishes 'N' Loaves" takes place each August. 
    • Junction Shuttle  The church van operates on Monday and Thursday. Passengers (primarily those in need) are picked up at the shelter and transported to local outreach agencies. There is a driver and a rider for each trip.
    • Shoe Drive  Many children in Mesa County schools lack adequate foot wear, especially in the colder months. St. Matthew's is always collecting boys and girls shoes in all sizes. Talk to Rich Paul for more information.
    • Mens & Women's Ministries  St. Matthew's has very active men's and women's ministries including Episcopal Church Women, Men of St. Matthew's, and WWJD (Wine, Women, Jesus, & Desserts). These groups meet monthly for fellowship and service.
    • Yoga for seniors is offered on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. Moves and poses are taught in a way that is low impact and adapted for those with mobility issues while strengthening your core. Even though this is geared toward the older crowd, all are welcome to participate. $5 suggested fonation for the yoga instructor is appreciated. 
  • in the community

    • John McConnell Math & Science Center  The center provides math and science enrichment experiences to students in Mesa County. It was founded by St. Matthew's member John McConnell, and is a solely-volunteer operated organization. A dedicated volunteer staff is essential to the achievement of the center's mission. There is a continuing need for more citizens to serve as volunteers. For you who would consider being a volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Bambi Harmon, Operations Manager at bharmon@mathandsciencecenter.org for more information.
    • The Outreach Day Center A shared ministry with Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, the Day Center provides those in need with access to a mailing address, phones, computers, storage, shower and laundry facilities, job referrals, and, twice- weekly, the services of a Marillac Clinic Nurse and a Mental Health Counselor. Volunteers arrive at 7:30AM, to make ready for the day and, after prayers, staff the varied stations. After noon, clean-up is begun as guests prepare to leave for the Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen. Donations needed include: white socks, blue razors, spray deodorant, combs, brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, foot powder, sun-block, Tums, lotions, conditioners, shampoos, cough drops, candles, matches and insect repellant (with Deet), for guests who camp outdoors. Volunteers are always welcome. 
  • around st. matthew's

    St. Matthew's is always in need of ministry assistants at all of our services such as acolytes, readers, eucharistic ministers, musicians, hospitality and greeters, and altar guild. In addition we have a vibrant pastoral care and eucharistic visitor team that rotates seeing those who are hospitalized, in nursing homes and other shut-ins, and we need more. Training is provided in all cases for those interested, and often training is held periodically depending on need. Current needs around the church are always announced every Sunday. If you're interested, contact the church office for more information on how you can take part.