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2024 Lenten Outreach

The Sunday School would like to thank the Parish for your generosity for our 2024 Lenten Outreach Drive for Grassroots. For this drive, the Sunday School children decorated fliers, made announcements to the Parish, helped to buy items with their families, and helped to deliver the donations. 


In total, we were able to deliver around $1200 worth of needed items to the Grassroots shelter/crisis center! The things we were able to bring included :

  • 130 microwavable canned/packaged meals (Hormel Compleats, Easy Mac, Chef Boyardee, and similar)
  • 12 packs/boxes of diapers in a variety of sizes (that's over 1,000 diapers!)
  • 30 packs of wipes
  • 3 tubs of baby formula
  • 6 packs of laundry detergent pods (that's 224 pods)
  • 162 juice boxes
  • 26 tubes of toothpaste
  • 16 sticks of deodorant
  • 6 bottles of shampoo
  • 6 bottles of conditioner
  • 4 bottles of 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner
  • 10 bottles of body wash
  • 23 razors
  • 174 bottles of water


Thank you to everyone who helped to make this drive a success!



Spring 2023 - The Sunday School Completed there Lenten Project for Grass Roots Crisis Intervention Center - highlights can be found in Parish Events.

Winter 2022 - St Matthew Sunday School had a busy December!

The St Nicholas Day celebration on December 3rd was a wonderful event. Check out the photo gallery under Parish Events.

The Annual Nativity Pageant was held on Dec 11th. You can view the video here.

Sunday School meets after Divine Liturgy each Sunday from September through May and is open to all children – visitors are most welcome!

  • Classes for students from Pre-K through High School
  • Open Door Policy – parents are always welcome in the classroom
  • Subjects include Orthodox Faith, Holy Scriptures, and history of the Orthodox Church

Past activities and outreach include:

  • IOCC disaster relief efforts
  • Food package preparation for area nursing homes
  • Coat collections for local charities
  • Lenten Icon painting
  • Lazarus Saturday activities and Confession class
  • Coffee Hour assistance
  • St. Thomas Sunday egg hunt
  • Annual Feast Day presentations

For more information contact


Mailing Address
Orthodox Church of Saint Matthew
P.O. Box 2003
Columbia, MD 21045
7271 Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Email and Phone
240-755-0324 (Phone)
  • Thu

    7:00 pm - Parish Council Meeting
  • Sat

    5:00 Festal Vespers for Pentecost
  • Sun

    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy 
    followed by Kneeling Prayers

Orthodox Church of St. Matthew