Women of St.Matthew's

All female parishioners are members of the Women of St. Matthew's.  Originally founded as a sewing group to provide clothing for soldiers during the Civil War, The Women of St. Matthew's has evolved into an important resource for our parish as well as for a number of local and regional community organizations.  We are committed to doing Christ's work by serving the Church, our parish and our community.  We strive to promote fellowship within the parish, and actively seek to assist with parish needs and to provide outreach support to community organizations. 

Our calendar is a full one.  In addition to hosting the Blessing of the Pets and the Annual Parish Christmas Brunch, we are delighted to be able to work with other parish organizations on activities such as Spring and Fall Clean-Up, Maundy Thursday Supper, Mardi Gras and the Parish Picnic, to name a few.  We are honored to provide hospitality to those visiting our parish and also enjoy providing assistance with the special events that make St. Matthew's so special.  Our ongoing projects on behalf of the parish include coffee hour and the oversight of our wonderful library.  Please contact Jenny Convery if you have any questions.


During the restriction required due to COVID-19, St. Matthew's held many of its activities virtually.  The Women of St. Matthew's hosted virtual Wednesday meetings on Zoom with guest speakers over the summer.  This fall, the WSM will be hosting a new book club, with details to follow shortly.


 

Traditional Women of St. Matthew's Projects

Art Show: Bedford (Tara Deeks and  Susannah Swanson)

We are able to fund our outreach activities through a number of fundraising avenues, the most significant of which is Art Show: Bedford.  The show has become a local institution over the past thirty years and all of its proceeds are used to support outreach programs. 

Coffee Hour (Deanna MacLean and Michele Kim)

Coffee hour teams of 4-5 volunteers provide coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service from September to June.  Teams work approximately 4 Sundays per year.  Volunteers are always needed.

Hospitality (Holly Brown and Mrs. Gregory Gaynor)

The hospitality committee provides refreshments at events as requested.

Library (Cindy Dwyer)

The library is located in the classroom opposite the reception desk and in theFfellowship Room.  It is available to all parishioners.

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