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Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for ministry, spiritual enrichment, and Christ-centered fellowship, including activities that are educational, recreational, and inspirational.

 

"and let us consider how to stir one another up to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Hebrews 10:24-25

 

Connecting Opportunities

New Life Club Meetings

Meetings are held every month on the third Thursday at 12:00 noon in the Vine Cafe. No reservations are needed. Join in for great fun, food and fellowship. Over 100 people attend each month!   

 

New Life Club Choir

We have three dozen beautiful souls who love to sing the Gospel of Christ. We sing a forty-minute program at two nursing homes every first Thursday of the month. We love to sit and visit after we sing with the precious folks in the places we visit, as well as to fellowship with each other on the bus to and from and at lunch! If you want a stress free, rewarding ministry and can carry even a "slight" tune, please consider joining us. Meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Park Room for practice.

 

Sunday School

The Christian Salt and Light Company Class - Room 2

Christian Rockers - Park Room

ETC - Library

Bible Boomers - Lower Level Room 5

 

Missions We Support
  • Paraguay Medical Mission Group
  • Marion Medical Well Mission
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Good News Club

Senior Travel

St. Matthew UMC offers a day trip most months throughout the year as well as several longer trips each year. The following are the trips for 2019:

  • Lunch & Guided Tour at the Missouri History Museum - May 30, 2019
  • Lunch at Tucanos Brazilian Grill - St. Charles, MO - June 13, 2019

  • St. Louis Municipal Opera Backstage Tour - July 2, 2019
  • St. Louis Gateway Arch Fireworks and Dinner Cruise - July 5, 2019
  • Grease at Stages, St. Louis, MO & Dinner at Walnut Hill - August 7, 2019

  • Endangered Wolf Center, Eureka, MO - September 5, 2019
  • Boston - September 23 - October 1, 2019
  • Branson for Christmas 2019 - November 18 -21, 2019

 

Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for ministry, spiritual enrichment, and Christ-centered fellowship, including activities that are educational, recreational, and inspirational.

 

"and let us consider how to stir one another up to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Hebrews 10:24-25

 

Connecting Opportunities

New Life Club Meetings

Meetings are held every month on the third Thursday at 12:00 noon in the Vine Cafe. No reservations are needed. Join in for great fun, food and fellowship. Over 100 people attend each month!   

 

New Life Club Choir

We have three dozen beautiful souls who love to sing the Gospel of Christ. We sing a forty-minute program at two nursing homes every first Thursday of the month. We love to sit and visit after we sing with the precious folks in the places we visit, as well as to fellowship with each other on the bus to and from and at lunch! If you want a stress free, rewarding ministry and can carry even a "slight" tune, please consider joining us. Meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Park Room for practice.

 

Sunday School

The Christian Salt and Light Company Class - Room 2

Christian Rockers - Park Room

ETC - Library

Bible Boomers - Lower Level Room 5

 

Missions We Support
  • Paraguay Medical Mission Group
  • Marion Medical Well Mission
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Good News Club

Senior Travel

St. Matthew UMC offers a day trip most months throughout the year as well as several longer trips each year. The following are the trips for 2019:

  • Lunch & Guided Tour at the Missouri History Museum - May 30, 2019
  • Lunch at Tucanos Brazilian Grill - St. Charles, MO - June 13, 2019

  • St. Louis Municipal Opera Backstage Tour - July 2, 2019
  • St. Louis Gateway Arch Fireworks and Dinner Cruise - July 5, 2019
  • Grease at Stages, St. Louis, MO & Dinner at Walnut Hill - August 7, 2019

  • Endangered Wolf Center, Eureka, MO - September 5, 2019
  • Boston - September 23 - October 1, 2019
  • Branson for Christmas 2019 - November 18 -21, 2019

 

May 30

Lunch & Guided Tour at the Missouri History Museum
100 Years of Muny Memories & the 1904 World's Fair

May 30, 2019 

Cost: $50 due at booking (all inclusive)

 

We will leave the St. Matthew parking lot at 9:15 a.m. and travel to the Missouri History Museum for guided tours of the above mentioned exhibits and a buffet lunch there at Cafe St. Louis.

 

10 a.m. - Muny Memories: 100 Seasons onstage shines a spotlight on this St. Louis summer staple. You will learn how the theatre was formed, see highlights from seasons past and see backstage to discover how that famous Muny magic works. You'll hear the recollections of stars and staff alike, and will have a chance to leave your own Muny memory. You will also get to explore 99 seasons' worth of Muny programs, vote on your favorite stage star and even learn a dance step or two.

 

11 a.m. - We will enjoy lunch at the museum consisting of marinated grilled chicken breasts, penne pasta tossed in Alfredo sauce topped with parmesan cheese, roasted fresh green beans with olive oil and garlic, fresh backed focaccia bread, mixed green salad with fresh tomatoes, served with house made roasted garlic Vinaigrette dressing and baked cookies.

 

12:30 p.m. - The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward - More than a century later, visitors can experience the event that transformed Forest Park for seven months and St. Louis for generations to come. There are over 250 artifacts that tell the story in this exhibit, including furniture from the Chinese, French, German, and Irish Pavillions; trophies from the 1904 Olympic Games, which were held on site; and artwork and photographs of sights and scenes at the Fair. Learn the stories behind the design and reflect on the aspirations and visions of the future held by men, women, and children in 1904.

 

2 p.m. - TED DREWES!

 

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434

 

June 13

Lunch at Tucanos Brazilian Grill -St. Charles, MO

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cost: $45 upon booking

 

We will leave St. Matthew parking lot at 10 a.m. and travel to Tuca os Brazilian Grill in St. Charles, MO. This is a grand experience in eating in the event this is your first visit. Servers circulate around the dining room throughout lunch with cuts if meats as in 6 types of beef, 3 pork, 6 chicken, seafood, grilled vegetables and grilled pineapple, as well as you help yourself to one of the biggest salad bars you will ever see... It is a feast...Soft drink is included. Dessert is not included in the price as most folks are too full at that point. 

After eating, we will shop the delightful Main Street shops of St. Charles for 2-3 hours.

This will be a nice, easy paced trip, but it will have considerable walking.

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434

 

 

July 2

St. Louis Municipal Opera Backstage Tour
After New Renovations Musical: "1776" and Dinner at the Culver Pavillion

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 

Cost: $130 upon booking 

 

Join us for a backstage tour of the newly renovate Muny, along with dinner at the Culver Pavillion on site and the delightful musical "1776".

 

This is the opening season of the brand new Muny with many enhancements throughout the theater.

 

The musical "1776" is set in the revolutionary war time period. The Second Continental Congress proceeds with its business. It's a great debate with John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Ben Franklin and the likes of many more statesmen in regard to the future of their new great nation. It's not the "stuffy" version that you read about in school. The facts are the same but the delivery is quite appealing and "musical."

 

After our backstage tour and prior to the show we will enjoy a delicious dinners at the Culver Pavillion next to the Muny stage. We will have this leisure dinner, then we will move on to  our seats for the show.

 

This will be a lovely night of food, entertainment, friends and new beginnings.

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434

 

July 5

St. Louis Gateway Arch Fireworks and Dinner Cruise

Friday Evening - July 5, 2019 

Cost: $85 upon booking

 

We will leave the St. Matthew lower parking lot at 6 p.m. and drive to the St. Louis riverfront where we will board the Tom Sawyer for a wonderful dinner and cruise for a couple of hours down the Mississippi and back. At the end of the cruise we will stay on board, go top side and have a front row seat for the Fair St. Louis fireworks. They are literally over your head.

 

This is a very sought after event in the St. Louis area. Sign up soon! We have 55 tickets. Join us for a lovely "5th of July Celebration!"

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434

 

 

August 7

Grease at Stages, St. Louis, MO & dinner at Walnut Hill

2 p.m. Maitnee - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cost: $120 upon booking (all inclusive)

 

We will leave the St. Matthew parking lot at 1 p.m. to attend the matinee performance of "Grease," a talked of teen spirit set against the backdrop of the 1950s. We all remember that great 1978 movie staring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Let's relive that time again with all the fun and great music from "that time."

After the performance, we will go to the Walnut Girll in Sunset Hills where we will have dinner in their private dining room. You will have your choice of entrée: Walnut Salmon, Chicken Spiedinu, Pork Tendey or Wild Mushroom Chicken; as well as salad, baked potato, vegetable and your chiuse if Toasted Almond Cream Cake, Car elized Walnut ball or Crème Brulee, including soft drink, coffee, tea. Yum!

Get your poodle skirts out ladies and boys bring the combs for "Grease!"

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434

September 5

Endangered Wolf Center - Eureka, MO

September 5, 2019

Cost: $60 upon booking (all inclusive)

 

Join us as we leave the St. Matthew lower parking lot at 10 a.m. and travel to the Hawthorne Inn, Labadle, MO for a delicious lunch.

 

There will have your choice of Hawthorne Strip Steak, charbroiled to order, with herb steak butter; Encrusted Pork Chop, parmesan bread crumb encrusted and in gorgonzola sauce and thin potatoes; or Chicken Christine, a lightly breaded, charbroiled chicken breat with broccoli and melted provel cheese and mushrooms. Also included is their delicious house salad and creamy garlic pasta, with either Apple Pie or Bread Pudding and soft drink...This is not a moring to have a big breakfast...Save yourself for Hawthorne's.

 

After a leisure lunch we will drive to Eureka, MO, which is on our way home and tour the Endangered Wolf Center. We will meet all kinds, sizes and ages of wolves. This group works with this endangered species at all levels...NO WE CANNOT HOLD ANY. I've already asked. But we will have a classroom experience for about 30 minutes where we will learn more about these beautiful creatures, then we will have an hour and a half guided walking tour. (approx. 1 mile, slow pace).

 

The Center's Mission is to preserve and protect wolves, provide purpose and passion through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring educational programs.

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434

Sept 23 - Oct 1

Boston
Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, New York City

September 23 - October 1, 2019 

Single: $3,370    Double: $2,300   Triple: $2,100   Quad: $1,900

Deposit: $200 per person upon booking    Balance due: August 15, 2019

Boston is a city so rich in our American history and culture and is a leading tourist destination in the world. It's simply brimming with things to do, places to eat and experience of all kinds. Hopefully, we will get to see some fall foliage as well. We will be staying 4 nights at the Cambridge Homewood Suites, with direct connections to city transit. This is an all suite hotel with complete kitchens and nice sized sitting rooms. We will begin our venture with a compete tour of the city as a group and then will have a day and a half (with included trolley passes) to explore Boston on your own. We wil see Faneuio Hall Marketplace, Little Italy, USS Constitution, Fenway Park, Cambridge, MIT and Harvard, Beacon Hill/Boston Common, Boston Tea Party Ship & Museums, "Cheers", Charles Street, Copley Square just to name several trolley stops. You will be provided with a map, including all of the stops, when you make your deposit, so you can have time to plan your own day and a half in this great city. There may be costs, no included in your package at some stops. On our last night in Boston, we will be enjoying a luxury Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Boston, as we prepare to travel on.

 

We will be picked up at our hotel one day for a day long private guided tour of Martha's Vineyard, and will have another day long private guided tour of Cape Cod, featuring a harbor cruise, with interests such as Hyannis Port (the Kennedy Compound.)

 

 As we start home we will be stopping in New York City to tour the 911 Memorial Museum and will be having a a sumptuous dinner that evening at the world famous Sardis' Restaurant in downtown New York City.

 

As we travel in the next day we will be visiting the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA where brave American passengers on that flight brought down the plane during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

 

This is a very concise description of a very well planned and packed itinerary. You will have free time in Boston, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, after our tours and there will be lots of shopping and dining everywhere for you to enjoy.

 

We must have at least 30 folks in order to complete contract agreements.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE:

All transportation

 

4 night's stay at Cambridge Homewood Suites - Arligton, MA

1 night's stay at Comfort Inn and Suites - Mayfield Heights, OH

1 night's stay at Fairfield Inn and Suites - New Bedford, MA

1 night's stay at Homewood Suites - East Rutherford, NJ

1 night's stay at Fairfield Inn and Suites - Cambridge, OH

 

8 Breakfasts

2 Dinners

 

Boston Hop On - Hop Off Trolley Guided Tour and 2 Day All Day PAss

 

Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise

 

Guided, day long private tour of Martha's Vineyard

 

45 minute Cruise of Boston Harbor - Hyannis Port

 

Guided, day long private tour of Cape Cod

 

911 Museum Tour - New York City

 

Dinner at Sardis' Restaurant - New York City

 

Flight 93 Visit - Shanksville, PA

 

Water and snacks on bus

 

Tour Packet (information about various venues etc.)

Nov. 18-21

Branson for Christmas 2019

November 18-21, 2019 

Single: $840   Double: $700   Triple: $640   Quad: $610

Deposit: $100 per person upon booking    Balance due: October 15, 2019

 

Join us for four days if packed Christmas shows, shopping, food and fun! Transportation, three hotel nights, six shows, all breakfasts, all dinners and one lunch included.

We will leave the St. Matthew parking lot at 7 a.m. to start our journey to Branson, one of the best places ever to celebrate the Christmas season. We will be having a buffet lunch at Hemingway's at the Bass Pro in Springfield, MO, included in your package on the way there, and then we will have some shopping time at Bass Pro.

We will be staying at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Branson once again, which includes a complimentary breakfast each morning. This is a non-smoking hotel and each room has a mini refrigerator and a coffee maker that is well stocked with excellent coffee. With the restaurant being in the 9th floor, we have great views of Branson city as well as the countryaide during breakfast. There is also an indoor pool, hot tub, and complete fitness center.

We will be attending The Oak Rigde Boys' show, Sight and Sound's "Miracle of Christmas," The Haygoods' Family Show, Branson Belle Dinner Show, The Hughes Brothers' Dinner Show and the Janice Martin Show. That's six great shows in four days.

All four dinners are included with Hughes Brothers' Dinner Show, the Branson Belle, McFarians, and Lambert's, Home of the throwed Rolls, Ozark, MO.

We'll be shopping at the Tanger Mall, Grand Village Shops and The Landing in Downtown Branson.

It's a wonderful Christmas experience!

 

Please call for reservations and/or questions.

Jeanie Lively, Sr. Adult Ministry Coordinator, 618-979-7434


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6:30 p.m. - Pray, Praise, and Preaching
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