Christian Learning Update May 2021

Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful “Environmental Superheroes” presentation by Barbara Duffy and Lorraine Horton! I can share first-hand that they worked incredibly hard on the lesson— and it certainly showed! It was great to have Saint Matthew families fellowshipping together, while wearing their favorite superhero accessories! Thank you, Barbara and Lorraine, for teaching participants such valuable lessons about how we can help reduce waste, while making it fun! 

CLF is also thankful for Cross Roads and Luther Crest for providing engaging and fun virtual Sunday School this year. Our last Sunday with them is May 9th. Thank you to all the families and children that participated; and a big thank you to teachers Kristine Butler, Meghan Camp-bell, Jana Frable, Peggy Marks and Audra Uhlig for giving their time and talents to make sure our children continued to hear God’s words! 

There will be one more Sunday School session on May 16th – an opportunity to see our Saint Matthew children virtually one more time before summer, as well as a time to thank teachers for their service. We also want to make sure we give a big Thank You to Deacon Bill for his years of service to the Sunday School program at Saint Matthew. A zoom link will be sent soon. Please join us! 

First Communion will take place on May 2nd for our 2nd graders, and a Mentor “Dinner” for our rising 9th graders will be held virtually May 19, 6:30pm. 

God willing, we will see all of our Sunday School students in-person this September on Rally Day! 

—Melissa Feeney, chair 

student studying in the library


Scholarships will be awarded to college bound high school seniors. Note: Students who currently are enrolled in colleges will be not be eligible. 

Applications will be available by emailing the church office or calling 856.235.2055 Ext. 1. The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, May 30th.


Celebrating Our Graduates

  • Courtney Aguiar 
    Rowan University 
  • Julie Every-Clayton 
    Rider University 
  • Holly Keifer 
    University of Maryland 
  • Kylee Miller 
    LaSalle University 
  • Matt Miller 
    St. Joseph’s University 
  • Karla Peterson 
    Goucher College, MD 

Coffee Hour & Adult Forum from Home

Coffee Hour  Sundays 10:20am 

Adult Forum  Sunday, May 16 10:30am Meet the Confirmands 

  • Abigail Buss 
  • Aurelia Harp 
  • Lauren Holston 
  • Sophia Meany 
  • Dante Trozzo 

If you have a topic to share with the congregation for an Adult Forum, please contact Lisa Merrill, Adult Forum Coordinator. 

More Topics of Interest: 

Information on Pachamama Alliance: 

Resources for Discussion: 

Several of the ministries of St. Matthew offer resources for education and discussion purposes. These re-sources are not intended as official statements of positions taken by St. Matthew, but are rather intended to prompt beneficial conversation and discussion on issues of interest and importance. 

Bishop Eaton’s 2021 Earth Day statement: