The Parish of Saint Matthew: The Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades

Christian Spirituality At Saint Matthew’s

Ministries with Young People

Sunday SchoolJoin with us as we journey together in a life of faith. For more information about any of the opportunities below please contact Missy Morain.

Baptisms for children are celebrated at Sunday services six times a year. Instruction is required for parents and godparents. Adults are baptized at the Easter Vigil.

Boy Scout Troop 223
St. Matthew’s is proud to serve as the charter organization for Boy Scout Troop 223, one of the most highly decorated Boy Scout troops in the country. For more information about Troop 223 and how the Scouting program could benefit your family visit the Troop 223 website.

Child Care
We provide child care every Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 am for children from birth to age four with a staff of dedicated professionals with kind hearts who care for our youngest members.

Children’s Choir
Children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade - or older if interested - are encouraged to join the St. Matthew’s Children’s Choir! Each semester during the school year, weekly classes are held from 3:15-4:00pm on Wednesdays and the children will sing during the 10:15 Sunday service on several occasions. Check out the details about Registration for Children’s Choir now.

Day Camp
St. Matthew’s Day Camp (SMDC) serves the children and families of the Parish and the surrounding community providing a six-week recreational experience through an affordable, safe and structured program that emphasizes friendship, caring, selfesteem and fun. SMDC camper applications are available beginning in February. Staff applications are available in late fall. For more information about day camp contact the SMDC office.

High School Group
High school age youth are invited to join other high schoolers on the third Sunday of the month during the school year for food, fellowship and fun.

Liturgical Ministries
Serving during Sunday morning worship services as well as other significant liturgical events during the year, acolytes, readers and eucharistic ministers participate in the sacramental and liturgical life of the church and have an opportunity for significant leadership roles and service training.

Parent Pages
This weekly email communication includes the Godly Play stories and ideas for more wondering about the lessons at home as well as tools to help your family. Sign up to receive Parent Pages.

St. Matthew’s Association
Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to join St. Matthew’s Association for fellowship, food and fun. All announcements about SMA activities can be found in the weekly youth mailing.

Sunday School
On Sunday mornings, Saint Matthew’s offers Godly Play, a Montessori-based spiritual formation program. Godly Play gives our children - and the adults who teach them - an extraordinary opportunity to deepen their faith in Christ. Godly Play presumes that children have an experience of God, the sacred stories, liturgical lessons and parables told in Godly Play classes provide the foundation for each child to use his or her imagination to deepen their spirituality. For more information about Godly Play, contact Missy Morain.

Youth Ministry Mailing
All youth in grades 6-12 and their parents are invited to sign up.


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