A little further back in time (January to April 2020)
A glance at some of St. Matthew's virtual and actual activities during Holy Week (aka Coronatide) 2020. Apart but together. Closed but open.
St. Matt's Youth Volunteer at Food Bank
On April 7, 2020, our first group of volunteers did their first shift at Christ Church St. James Food Bank. Thank you!
Youth Winter Day Retreat
Youth from the York-Credit Valley area had fun tubing on Mt. Chinguacousy with Bishop Jenny on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The church portion of the day focused on who we are in Christ.
World Day of Prayer 2020
About 35 people gathered at St. Matthew's on March 6, 2020, to pray for Zimbabwe, that its people might achieve a peaceful political transition. St. Philip's Lutheran, St. George's Roman Catholic, and St. James' United also participated. The theme was "Take up you mat and walk" based on John 5:2-9. Many thanks to the World Day of Prayer Committee of Zimbabwe.
Feb. 2020 Messy Church: God's Family Around the World
On Saturday February 29th, we learned about children in other parts of the world and things they like to do. We made soccer balls from newspaper and string, had bicycle-wheel races, and met someone from Sleeping Children Around the World who told us more about children's lives in different countries. We also explored the challenges of clean water we face, even in Canada.