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Serving at St Matthews

Music Ministry

The St. Matthews music ministry, CONTAGIOUS WORSHIP, is a vibrant multi- generational group of volunteers who love to worship the Lord in song. These volunteers participate in weekly services and special events. If you would like to serve in this ministry, please contact Lyn Wade who will set up an audition for you.
Lyn Wade | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 021 557 2712

Guest Services

Welcome Team – Welcoming people as they arrive.
The Welcome Team is a group of people who are passionate about people. Different teams greet people at our regular services and make them feel welcome. They act as hosts and are available to answer questions, especially for visitors. They also usher and assist in collecting the offering. Please contact Muriel Bartholomew if you would like to be part of this ministry.
Kiosk Host – answer questions regarding announcement, and communicate with individuals by giving them information about our church.
Usher – Assist in collecting the offering and handing out communion.

Kitchen Ministry

Set up tea and coffee for after the service and serve. A roster runs annually with each term serving for a calendar month. There is also an opportunity to serve as a reserve if you are unable to serve for an entire calendar month.

Kids Church (Age 0 to Grade 6)

Children’s ministry is a very rewarding and fun ministry to serve in. If you are passionate about serving kids and influencing their lives for the gospel then Kids Church is for you. Please contact our children’s pastor, Lauren Douglass | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth (Grade 7 – 12)

If you have a desire to see young people growing in their faith, and you feel that you can relate to teenagers, and you’d like to be involved in the youth ministry here at St Matthews, then contact our Youth Pastor Shayne Philander | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Multimedia

The Multimedia Team at St. Matthews strives to be a group of highly motivated, committed, and enthusiastic servants who value excellence and one another. We strive to create a worship service environment that is comfortable and inviting. These volunteers operate equipment such as lighting, sound desk, music equipment, visuals, etc.

Their role is to support the band, speaker, and all on-stage people as they lead or communicate to the congregation on Sundays. They focus on facilitating worship and communication, focusing attention, and removing distractions.

Lyn Wade | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 021 557 2712

Church Pantry

We have a church pantry that is stocked by our congregation. The pantry goodies are made into food parcels for those less fortunate in our church family. Every first Sunday of the month (Sharing Sunday) we encourage people to donate towards this ministry. You can donate by simply giving non-perishable goods. You can drop off your contributions at the church during the week or on a Sunday.  

Here are some examples:

Coffee, Tea (rooibos, Ceylon), Longlife milk, Sugar, Cereal (Cornflakes, Weetbix), Oats, Jam, Peanut butter, Marmite, Instant noodles, Cup of soup, Soup powders, Cooldrink concentrate, Soap, Shampoo, Hand cream, Personal products, Deodorant, Washing up liquid, Washing powder, Sunlight soap, Bleach, Cream cleaner eg Handy Andy, Loo rolls, Tinned meats (meatballs, corned beef), Tinned fish (tuna, pilchards), Tinned foods (beans, tomato, corn, veggies), Rice, Pasta, Pasta sauces, Oil, Tomato sauce, Chutney, Sweets, Chocolates, Biscuits, Hot chocolate, Jelly, Custard, Canned fruit.

For further information on this ministry please contact Lyn Wade | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 021 557 2712

SALT

One of the most satisfying things for a person can be the opportunity to give back to their community. SALT, a non-profit organization, has volunteer opportunities available for those who wish to participate in their cause.  To find out more about SALT and volunteer opportunities please visit the website www.saltprojects.org.za

YEAR OF LIFE OPPORTUNITY:
Beginning of every year SALT takes on two year of life positions within our organization. This is a full time volunteer position for people considering a career in Social work, Community Development, Full time ministry or wanting to take a gap year and be pro- active. A heart for Social Justice and community outreach is a necessity. Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ENOZIPHO EDUCARE: crèche/pre-school in Joe Slovo Milnerton
Friday mornings 9.30 to 11.30. Spend the morning at one of our crèche’s/pre-schools interacting with approximately 100 children. Activities such as face painting, cup cake decorating, games and outside activities. Age group of children between 1 years and 6 years old. No experience necessary. Just a love for children. Maintenance team: General maintenance such as fixing of windows, mowing lawn, assisting in the vegetable garden. Handy man experience would be beneficial. -According to current needs.

ISIDIMA: Outreach to unemployed women from the community
Thursday mornings from 8.45am to 11.30am (At View church). Assisting from making sandwiches, administration and counseling. No experience necessary (all training is done on site).

SOUP KITCHEN
Cook in one of our soup kitchens which provides meals for malnourished children and family members. Food is cooked in the mornings and served after school in the afternoons.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Christmas gifts for our various projects. List available from SALT office

COMMUNITY HOURS FOR SCHOLARS:
Several workdays and community projects are available for students requiring community hours for school. No experience is necessary.

PERSONAL
Tutors
We have volunteer opportunites for:
High school maths, life science and physical science, English, Business studies, Xhosa, Accounting and Geography. Tutors need to be available for fortnight Saturday tutor classes held at the SALT Finishing strong venues
Mentors
Qualify to mentor a high school student and assist in various aspects of the students life.
Support team
Assist on Saturday mornings with making breakfast and lunch for our Finishing strong students

FOOD COLLECTION
Collect food and items (in house) needed for our various projects
List available from SALT office

ADMINISTRATION WORK
Office/Administration work according to current needs.

MEDIA/VIDEO FILMING AND EDITING:
SALT regularly requires video footage to advertise our projects for funding and awareness. Experience in filming and editing would be beneficial. Camera equipment can be supplied by SALT for filming.

ONCE OFF DRIVES:
Make yourself available for when we have a workday or large outreach.

FIELD WORKER ASSISTANT:
Be trained as a Field worker, working in the community with our various projects at ground level. Position is a volunteer position. Work with our current Field worker. No experience necessary, but a heart for the community and mission work essential

COMMUNITY HOURS FOR SCHOLARS:
Several workdays and community projects are available for students requiring community hours for school. No experience is necessary.

For further information please visit: www.saltprojects.org.za

Dignity In Education

Did you know, thousands of young school girls miss days off school every month?

This project is to help the young women in the less fortunate communities by supplying feminine hygiene products, a need which is overwhelming! Working with SALT, a non profit organisation in Table View, we have put into place a distribution program and have been met with keen support from local teachers. Please spread the word and drop off any donations of sanitary pads at St. Matthews Church, alternatively we can arrange collection. On-going support for this project is essential, as our goal is to keep girls in school every day of the year. Please consider helping on a regular basis as we enable these school girls to reach their potential and increase a healthy sense of self respect and dignity.
Financial donations may be made to St. Matthews church with the reference “DignityED”.
For further information on this ministry please contact:

Julie Antonakis | 072 990 3522 |Tanya Robinson | 083 321 0264

Eric Miles Cheshire Home

St Matthews has an outreach to the Eric Miles Cheshire Home in Milnerton. Volunteers visit there on a Tuesday and a Wednesday morning each week from mid January to late November. During our mornings we play games with the more mobile residents and generally help where we can. Many of the residents do not have family and enjoy being visited and chatted to. We help in practical ways e.g. repairing items of clothing that get torn or worn. Funds are very tight at this home so we try to fund raise on an on-going basis by recycling used Greeting cards, refurbishing them and selling them. Donations of any used cards are always welcome. The home has a fete each year where volunteers from different places sell goods, the funds from which all go to Cheshire Home. Coffee mugs filled with marshmallows and wrapped in cellophane are given by the congregation to each resident. These are presented to them at a Christmas Party we hold in November. Volunteers are always needed at this time as there are a number of residents that require help in feeding, and there is not enough staff to cover this. There is also a shop on the premises that sell donated clothing and other bric a brac and donations are always welcome. On the last Sunday of the month St Matthews holds a church service for the residents, we sing hymns and a short sermon is given by people from St Matthews. The attendance for these services has grown over this year and it is wonderful to witness the joy of the Lord in the lives of those who are so disabled.

If you would like to find out more please contact St. Matthews Church office. Lyn Wade | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 021 557 2712

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