St. Matthew's is proud to be part of Joint Youth Ministries which includes youth from St. Matthew's and Wilton Presbyterian Church.
We have three different youth groups:
6th and 7th Grade Youth Group
One Tuesday a month, from 6 to 7:30 pm
6th and 7th Grade Youth Group meets for a snack and a variety of activities that are fun, build community, and nurture our youth in their faith journeys.
8th Grade Youth Group
One Tuesday a month from 6-7:30 pm
8th Grade Youth Group meets for dinner, lively discussions, opportunities to grow in faith and understanding, and just plain fun.Activities are planned to coordinate with topics that youth are studying in confirmation classes however 8th Graders do not have to be in confirmation to be in 8th Grade Youth Group - all are welcome!
9th-12th Grade High School Youth Group
Twice a month, usually on Sundays
After church from 11:30 am to 1pm
9-12th Grade High School Youth Group gathers in the Youth Room for lunch and activities.These include fun experiences like a fall trip into NYC to visit the Tenement Museum, designing and building a scarecrow for the downtown Wilton Halloween display, and going to Colony Grill in addition to a variety of fun activities during our meetings. At our regular meetings we share lunch after worship on Sundays, join together for service projects and discuss topics significant to our youth. All are welcome.
DC Mission Trip
For more than 25 years, the High School Youth Group has gone to Washington DC during the February school break to work for a variety of agencies that provide services for the homeless and others in need, and to meet individuals who are living on the street. We stay at The Pilgrimage, a service learning hostel in the basement of a Presbyterian Church and volunteer at many different agencies including soup kitchens, DC Central that prepares 5,000 meals a day, Food and Friends that prepares and delivers food to people who are critically ill, A Wider Circle that provides furniture and home goods to those finally moving into apartments, and Capital Food Bank, to name just a few.We also prepare sandwich lunches and take them out to the homeless in Dupont Circle. It is a transformational time where we learn how interconnected we all are.
To learn more about our youth programs contact [email protected]
Youth Mission Trip 2018
Once a year we recognize our high school seniors.On this Sunday, a few of our youth are invited to preach.