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.

Kenji-BrownCommittee Chairperson

Kenji Brown

Meetings– 1st Tuesday of the month

Email– Please visit this page

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Community Links

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.

Boy Scout Troop 1396– The troop chartered by Saint Matthew’s back in 1989, go check out their great website for more information!

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.

Event Rundown

January
Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center Week
Prince William County Drop-In Center Dinner

February
President’s Day Senior Citizens’ Lunch
Prince William County Drop-In Center Dinner

March
Blood Drive
Prince William County Drop-In Center Dinner

April
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

May
Spring Fling Senior Citizens’ Lunch
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

June
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

July
Blood Drive- Held at Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

August
Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center Week
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

September
Fall Senior Citizens’ Lunch
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

October
Operation Turkey Support
Prince William County Drop-In Center Lunch

November
Blood Drive
Operation Turkey Support
Thanksgiving Senior Citizens’ Lunch
Prince William County Drop-In Center Dinner

December
Gifts of Hope
Adopted Families Christmas Party
Prince William County Drop-In Center Dinner

Event Descriptions

Bill Mehr Drop-In Center Meal:

Saint Matthew’s supports the Prince William County Drop-In Center by providing meals monthly:

January-March – dinner provided the 3rd, 4th & 5th Mondays.
April-September – lunch provided the 4th Friday.
October-December – dinner provided the 3rd, 4th & 5th Mondays.

Blood Drive:

We also support and coordinate American Red Cross Blood Drives, three times a year, in cooperation with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton & Old Bridge United Methodist Church, rotating the location between the three churches each Blood Drive. Keep in touch with the Prince William ARC here.

Senior Citizens’ Lunch:

Quarterly, the Social Ministry Committee invites senior citizens from the community to come to Saint Matthew’s for a Saturday luncheon. Celebrating President’s Day in February, Spring Fling in May, the beauty of Autumn in September, and Thanksgiving in November, each lunch free, entertainment is provided, and is open to the senior citizens of the community with reservations encouraged.

Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center Week:

Saint Matthew’s has an ongoing commitment to help out the Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center. In January and August, our congregation provides and serves meals during one week each month. Please visit their website to find out more.

Gifts of Hope and Adopted Christmas Families Party:

Advent and Christmas time always highlights the needs of the community in a unique way. The Social Ministry Committee supports two additional programs during this time of year.

The first is the ELCA and Metro-DC Synod-supported Gifts of Hope project to support communities locally and around the world.

The second is the Adopted Families Christmas Party, where toys, gifts, and food are collected through the worship services, Sunday Church School programs, and Day School to share the blessings with those in need in our local community.