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Holiday Initiatives

Especially during the holidays, St. Matthew's supports a number of events focused on the local community, including:

ACTS Program

Our ACTS Programs support a focused list of needy families at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Each year we hold a community Easter Egg Hunt, complete with Easter Bunny, face painting, games, and 2 Easter Egg Hunts.

Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

Our community Thanksgiving luncheon typically serves over 300 people on Thanksgiving.

Holiday Star Tree

Each year we collect gifts for the Loudoun Community Holiday Coalition via the Star Tree (in 2013, over 478 gifts were collected from St. Matthew's families).

Community Sales

We hold a number of community "sales", including large yard sales in the spring and fall.  All proceeds go to support outreach efforts in our community.

How You Can Help

As the various holidays approach, keep your eye out for announcements made during church, the weekly service bulletins, and also the website homepage for opportunities to help. We welcome your support during the holidays and at any time during the year. To find out more about the great work on the Outreach committee, please contact Marcia Rugen and link to her email

Help Lead at St. Matthew's

If you would like to join the holiday outreach leadership team at St. Matthew's, please email Marcia Rugen.