Women’s Ministry

League for Service

The League for Service offers all women of the parish opportunities for service, fellowship and friendship.   To become an active League member, explore one of our working sections: Christian Social Relations or St. Catherine’s; both meet regularly for social events and charitable projects.

Every year the League is able to make significant donations to Episcopal Church charities and to local and national nonprofits, thanks to income generated by our Thrift Shop, operated entirely by parish volunteers.

For more information on League activities, please email Jane Dunbar at Gayle Youlden

St. Catherines’s Section

The purpose of this section is to serve the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew through a program of worship, study, service, gifts and fellowship. We currently meet on the 4th Tuesday of most months of the year at 7:00 pm. We take responsibility for the 1st and 2nd Sunday coffee hours of the month, the November First Friday Thanksgiving dinner and other League for Service and parish events when we are called upon to serve. In addition to supporting philanthropic organizations that focus on women and children, we enjoy a yearly retreat, lively book discussions, the occasional outing, guest speakers, a yearly cocktail party with our significant others and a Christmas potluck dinner.

Christian Social Relations

Christian Social Relations (“CSR”), a section of The League for Service, consists of women communicants of the parish who meet monthly at noon from September through May on the third Thursday of the month at St. Charles House or in a member’s home. As an on-going part of our work at the Church, members set up, oversee, and clean up for Coffee Hours on the third Sunday of each month; provide decorations and set up for the traditional First Friday Thanksgiving dinner in November; and help elsewhere when needed. Care and concern for each other are our major focus, as we nurture one another in our everyday lives. Each year our community outreach includes donations to organizations that focus on youth and women in the dioceses and in the local community.