HOW DO I GET INVOLVED AT ST. MATTHEW’S?
“In Christ, we grow in faith, respond in action, and embrace all people.”
We at St. Matthew’s Cathedral want all to feel part of our community. We invite you to participate with us in as many of the activities and missions as you as you feel led and we want to help you be involved and be a part of the community of God’s Church. If you feel called by God to initiate new activities and missions for St. Matthew’s we would love to hear from you. Below you will find a contact person for our ministries and some of the small group ministries.
You may contact them or the church secretary or the Dean at (307) 742-6608.
Administration and Personnel
Committee members organize staff evaluations, interview and recommend new personnel to the vestry for approval.
- Church Office Assistants – Volunteers help out in the church office with various clerical duties.
Building and Grounds
Committee members develop strategies for maintaining and enhancing the Cathedral buildings and property.
- Cleanup and Maintenance days – Volunteers are always welcome to help on designated days throughout the year.
- Clock winding – On a rotating schedule, brave volunteers climb the ladder inside the steeple and hand crank the tower’s clock.
- Refurbish and Renew – A group has been meeting on Wednesday afternoons to help make our parish a cleaner, better organized and welcoming place.
Contact: Brent Roth at Brent.roth@Sampson-construction.com or (307)640-0875
Young adults (includes all college students and non-students who have graduated high school to age 35) are invited to attend Canterbury Fellowship gatherings each Tuesday (during the school year) at 7 pm at Canterbury House (110 South 9th. Street). Gatherings include worship, fellowship, occasional guest speakers, and food! Other monthly activities are listed on the Canterbury calendar, which can be found on this website or hardcopy in front of Canterbury House on prayer fence. Join us!!
Contact: Patricia Tanzer Askew at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 275-2733
Committee members establish strategies to provide spiritual and religious education opportunities for all ages.
- Adult Christian Education – Adults are encouraged to attend classes organized around spiritual books, speaker presentations, or other media on Sunday mornings from 9:15 – 10:15.
- Book Group – Open to all who enjoy fellowship and a good book. Members meet during the summer to choose books for the coming school year. The group meets at Night Heron Bookstore from September – May on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the selection for that month.
- (Contact: Kate Bieber at email@example.com or (307)761-2426.)
- Children’s Christian Education – Sunday School/Nursery – Volunteers help supervise and/or teach in the nursery or at Sunday School on Sunday mornings from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
- EFM – Education for Ministry is an opportunity to foster spiritual growth through exploration of the scriptures and the history of Christianity.
Contact: Ryan Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 460-1128
Volunteers help to maintain and improve communication with the congregation so that all may feel included and informed about the life of the Cathedral.
- Chimes – Once a month the Chimes is distributed either by email or in print.
- Volunteers meet to fold the copies which are mailed.
- Directories – Directories of both ongoing activities and parishioner lists will be available in electronic versions (paper versions upon request).
- Facebook Page(s) – Information about our parish is shown on our Facebook pages.
- Parish Website – Volunteers meet to keep the site up to date.
- Weekly Announcements – Our church secretary puts out the weekly announcements to keep us all informed of the activities that week.
Contact: Brian Hunter at email@example.com or (307) 399-4694.
Committee members create and maintain ideas for strengthening the relationship between the Cathedral and its parishioners.
- Cathedral Fun Nights – periodic celebrations of parish life together.
- Pastoral Care – Parishioners reach out to other parishioners who are homebound or hospitalized or in some way unable to attend church. If you or someone you know is in need, please contact the Church Office at (307)742-6608.
- Wednesdays at the Cathedral – An opportunity for worship, fellowship, prayer, supper, and bible study. It takes place at 6 p.m. in the undercroft. A light supper is served.
- Youth Group – open to all youth grades 6 through High School.
Contact: Church Office at (307) 742-6608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The goals of the Finance Committee are 1) to ensure the financial stability of the Cathedral through the ongoing assessment and monitoring of its operating budget, investment portfolio and annual audit report and 2) to periodically review, and/or modify financial and investment policy and guidelines and financial performance benchmarks in support of the Cathedral’s plan, and to make financial recommendations as appropriate to the vestry.
Contact: Mary Naumann at email@example.com or (307) 399-3004,
Outreach / Canterbury House
Outreach Committee seeks ways to share God’s abundant love from the church to the world.
Realizing that good outreach transforms both the receiver and the giver and is in accord with the St. Matthew’s mission statement, we meet each month to discuss what we will advocate in terms of outreach to our church and figure out how to best implement our plans. We welcome folks to join our committee, which generally meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 in Hunter Hall.
Our current list of outreach programs includes: participation in Laramie Community Holidays gift giving during Advent, keeping the trash off of our section of highway 287 twice a year, contributing to the planning and implementation of the ecumenical Blessing of the Animals in October, helping promote worship at St. Alban’s in the summer, hosting Family Promise several times during the year, planning a Lenten ingathering each year, and continuing the support the many ongoing projects and programs connected with St. Matthew’s (clothing cottage, soup kitchen, and Cathedral Home for Children.)
Contact: Patricia Tanzer Askew at firstname.lastname@example.org or #307-275-2733