Welcome to Saint Matthew Women!

We are a community of women who love Jesus, 

love others, and support each other. 

We have plenty of opportunities to connect virtually during this time, please reach out to one of our awesome group leaders! 

You are welcome here!

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  • the early risers

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    A bible-based study and prayer group.

    They greet every Wednesday morning with reading God's word and by asking for His direction and guidance to glean what He wants us to know. Their time is divided between directed Bible reading and prayer. This group is always open to new participants and invites anyone who wants to explore God's daily presence and the application of His word to your daily lives to join us. 

    Please contact Gwen Ross for more information.

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  • gather group

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    Join your fellow Saint Matthew women for a small group gathering to discuss a mixture of articles, theological reflections, devotions, and stories of comfort and challenge that help you to grow in faith and engage in ministry and action. We use the ELCA Gather magazine as the foundation for our discussion.

    Please contact Elaine Stephenson for more information.

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  • labor of love

    Come design and create clothes for those in need- girls' dresses and shorts for boys. We meet once a month to sew, but you can also just cut out fabric, pin on trims, put in elastic, or iron. Join in this labor of love!

    We have supplies ready to go, but always need gently used sheets and pillowcases as well as any trims and fabrics you might have or wish to donate! 

    Please contact Sue Lape for more information.

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  • lectio divina

    sundays | 3-4pm

    A new session of Sunday afternoon Lectio Divina is starting! There is no homework for this group. Participants should plan to wear masks and practice physical distancing. 

    Please contact Jen Pelosi for more information.

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  • piecemakers quilters

    thursdays | 1:30-3pm


    The Piecemakers Quilters have been meeting at Saint Matthew for more than 20 years. The quilters gather weekly - stitching together quilts made with love, service to others, and to God.

    Join your fellow Saint Matthew women for a small group casual gathering for women of all levels. You may work on your own project, or help make quilts and receiving blankets for the Layette Ministry.

    Please contacts Sharon Mazanec for more information.

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  • prayer shawl ministry

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    The Saint Matthew Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of knitters and crocheters who create beautiful prayer shawls- many including the triune stitch representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The shawls are prayed over and given to those in need of being wrapped in God's love, the abiding peace of Jesus, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. 

    This casual group is for all levels. Beginners are welcome, and we will help guide you along! Shawls are given to the Saint Matthew Care Ministry to distribute as the work is completed. 

    Please contact Ann Dunn for more information.

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  • priscilla circle

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    The Priscilla Circle is a women's small group that loves exploring our faith with friends, both new and old. While we have been meeting for decades, new faces are very, very welcome!

    Please contact Barbara Crews at 925.933.5674 for more information.

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  • tuesday service group

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    Share your joy of serving!

    This group has a service gathering on Tuesday mornings. On the second Friday of each month, we provide a meal for YEAH!, a year round shelter for 18-25 year olds. We also prepare snack bags to carry a person through the day. Our other service is organizing the all congregation Layette Ministry contributions for the County Hospital in Martinez.

    Please contact Barbara Groenveld for more information. 

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  • walk "n" talk

    january 23rd | 9am

    Walk and Talk meets every other week for a short devotion and casual conversation. Walkers of all ages and paces are welcome! Please practice social distancing when we are together and wear your face mask as we visit and as we walk. Please let group leader Lisa Bell know if you plan to join by emailing her at lisabell9@comcast.net. For more information about this or future Walk and Talks, please email or call Lisa at (707) 771-5606.

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  • wine, women, & the word

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    Wine, Women and the Word meets Wednesday nights for fellowship and study.

    Please contact Renate Schoenberg for more information.

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  • women of wednesday (wow)

    wednesdays | 7pm


    Come and join WOW A dynamic group of women that offer you a safe place to come and meet new people and build relationships through bible study, where we can share our faith as we walk beside one another in our challenges, disappointments, fears, and joys.

    WOW starts new book studies regularly. 

    Please contact Cathy Fuller or Donna Noonan for more information.

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