The Social Ministry Committee maintains liasons with Social Agencies in the surrounding community (ACTS, Bill Mehr Drop-In Center for the Homeless, etc.) as well as far reaching organizations world wide, and keeps current congregational awareness of community needs. Plans and supports quarterly Senior Citizen Luncheons, Adopted Families Christmas program, provides for emergency needs, transportation, Homeless shelter meal support, financial and volunteer support for social ministry projects.
Please visit the tabs below to learn more about this committees work and the community organizations that we work with.
Social Ministry & Community Links
ACTS– a community organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger, homelessness and domestic violence, and help people achieve self-sufficiency in the Prince William area.
CCOM/Drop-in Shelter– The Cooperative Council of Ministries that focuses on feeding the homeless in Eastern Prince William County. As an extension of that Council, the Drop-in Shelter seeks to provide meals to those in need on a daily basis.
Scouts BSA Troop 1396– Our Troop was first chartered by St. Matthew’s in April 1989. Please check out their website for some great information at https://www.troop1396.org/ BSA Venturing Crew 1396 – Our Crew was chartered by St. Matthew’s in August 2018. It is an active coed group of youth ages 14-20. Please check out their website for some great information at https://www.crew1396.org/
Fellowship Square– a community-based foundation seeking to offer supportive living environments by providing housing and related services to low and very low income persons through various means.
ELCA Disaster Response – a community response program to empower, provide relief, and educate for future preparedness when disaster strikes a community.
Lutheran World Hunger– an ELCA-maintained program that uses multiple methods (relief, development, education, and advocacy) to address the root causes of hunger and poverty.