Welcome to Saint Matthew Women!

We are a community of women who love Jesus, 

love others, and support each other. 

You are welcome here!


February 8 | 9am-12pm | SMLC Teen Center

All life is a threshold. We move from season to season, experiencing changes both outward and inward. We can navigate life’s thresholds well when we move through them with intention. Join us for a retreat February 8th to spend time with God together and to reflect on where you have come from, where you are going, and what it looks like to root in the present. 

We are so excited to have Kristen Kludt; author, speaker and creator of the popular Field Guides for the Way kits, coming to guest speak and guide us through a morning of reflection and spiritual practice. She speaks with passion and gentleness, creating safe spaces for groups to have honest, compelling conversation and to dive into spiritual practice together. Kristen believes we learn best through stories and practice and guides based on this belief. 

Tickets are $15 if you pre-register, $20 at the door.

You will also have the option to pre-order your own Field Guides for the Way kit for $45, get one at the event for $50, or order online afterward for $59.




We have a variety of Mission Within groups for women that meet regularly. Choose one that interests you and get plugged in! 

We can't wait to meet you!

  • wow (women of wednesday)

    wednesdays | 7pm | 1/15-5/13

    smlc green classroom

    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.

    This session we will be studying Beth Moore’s Children of the Day. The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental in your journey. God's timing is impeccable. Join Beth on the Thessalonian shores as you face real crises, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears. Let the tide was your eyes with fresh vision. Don't let pride or timidity come between you and the presence of God. Press in tightly. This is your journey to the shores of Thessalonica where you'll write your name in the sand.

    For more information, contact Cathy Fuller or Donna Noonan.

  • the early risers

    wednesdays | 7-8:30am

    smlc red classroom

    A bible-based study and prayer group.

    They greet every Wednesday morning with reading God's word and by asking for Hid 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 Hid word to your daily lives to join us. 

    Please contact Gwen Ross for more information.

  • gather group

    3rd tuesdays | 12:30-2:30pm

    smlc gardenside room

    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.

    Please contact Phyllis Arthur for more information.

  • lectio divina

    sundays | 3-4pm

    Join Saint Matthew women as we engage with scripture using this ancient practice.

    Please contact Jen Pelosi for more information.

  • piecemakers quilters

    thursdays | 1:30-3pm

    smlc gardenside room

    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.

  • prayer shawl ministry

    mondays | 12-2pm

    smlc red classroom

    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 or Sylvia Ortlieb for more information.

  • priscilla circle

    second fridays | 9:30am-12pm

    The Priscilla Circle is a women's small group that has been meeting for decades. They are currently studying Max Lucado's Chronicles of the Cross.

    Please contact Barbara Crews at 925.933.5674 for more information.

  • tuesday service group

    tuesdays | 9:30-11:30am

    smlc red classroom

    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. 

  • walk "n" talk

    1st & 3rd saturdays | 9-10:30am

    resumes 2/15

    location varies

    Get to know your fellow Saint Matthew adults. Join us in a casual walk around our beautiful surrounding neighborhood. All levels of walkers are invited to participate.

    We are taking a break for the Holidays, and then will resume February 15, weather permitting. We will start the walk from various locations to be announced week of.

    Please contact Lisa Bell or Marty Campbell for more information.

  • wine, women, & the word

    wednesdays | 7-8:30pm


    Wine, Women, & the Word is a group of great ladies experiencing the joys of mid-life. Over the year are four studies and one summer event. This is a "not so small" group with book formats that make it easy if someone can't attend all sessions. 

    Please contact Renate Schoenberg for more information.

  • women's small group

    mondays | 4:30-5:45pm

    smlc gardenside room

    An intimate small group for Saint Matthew women. 

    This group focuses on God's life-changing wisdom, compassion, and grace. We emphasize understanding and care for others, as well as self-care.

    Please contact Ann Clausen for more information.

  • labor of love

    monthly | 1/23, 2/27, & 3/26 | 9-11:30am

    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.