A community to learn, share and serve in
At St. Matthew’s we’re constantly looking at new ways to serve the community of Riverdale. Here are a few of the outreach initiatives we’ve been involved with.
Emily’s House is a ten bed children’s hospice in Riverdale that is committed to optimizing the quality of the lives of children and their families battling a life-limiting illness, through the provision of integrated respite and pediatric palliative care, in a home like setting. A number of our parishioners are currently volunteers at Emily’s House and the Philip Aziz Centre.Get Involved
Every September St. Matthew’s hosts a big BBQ for our neighbours. All of the food and drinks are provided by parishioners. Last year we had live music from a neighbourhood band made up of children and adults, face-painting, a bouncy castle, and a tour of the church by the founder of the Riverdale Historical Society, a member of St. Matthew’s. This wonderful tradition is becoming more and more a part of the fabric of our neighbourhood.Get Involved
Neighbourhood Clothing Swap
Twice a year St. Matthew’s hosts a neighbourhood clothing swap at the church. These events, in the spring and fall, always draw a great response from neighbours and provide a great opportunity to give away some gently used clothing and gain some new items!Get Involved
Learn & Explore
Our life together at St. Matthew’s is not limited to Sunday mornings. There are a growing number of opportunities to learn and explore the Christian faith and to connect with one another outside of our main Sunday service.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path,” (Psalm 119:105).
St Matthew’s hosts a few different small groups where we help each other follow Christ, aided by scripture, prayer and community. On Thursday evenings there is a Philippians bible study at the church at 7:30pm. A young families group meets every other Saturday afternoon and a women’s group meets monthly at the church on a Wednesday night. Please contact us for more information.
Neighbours, friends, and the curious of all ages, genders, and fiberability are invited to join us at the rectory (93 First Ave.) right next door to the church. Come! Meet neighbours, enjoy tea and snacks, learn or refresh a versatile skill so you can create while you meditate! Monday evenings from 7:00pm-9:00pm.Contact Us
At St. Matthew’s we are pleased to be able to offer fantastic theological training and education designed to give us greater insight into our faith and bring us closer to Jesus. Join us for seminars and short courses from the likes of Ephraim Radner, Chris Seitz, Daniel Driver, David Demson and many more.Contact Us