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2024 Lenten Outreach

The Sunday School is collecting items to help fill the current pantry and hygiene needs at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Shelter. Please see the list of needs below. There will be a box for donations in the Narthex through Sunday, April 21. If you would like to donate a gift card to Wal-Mart or Giant instead, please give directly to Kate Richer. We will either donate the gift cards to the shelter for their use, or we will use the gift cards to shop for needed items to donate. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kate at


Thank you so much for your support!


Crisis Center Pantry & Hygiene Needs

  • Pop-top canned or/microwaveable meals: Chef Boyardee, Dinty Moore beef stew, Hormel Compleats meals
  • Bottled water
  • Individual boxes juices
  • Shampoo & conditioner (full size)
  • Body wash (full size)
  • Toothpaste (full size)
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Laundry pods


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)
  • Wed

    6:00 PM  General Confession

    6:30 PM  Presanctified Liturgy
  • Sat

    9:00 AM  Divine Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus
    10:30 AM General Confession
    12:30 PM -2:30 PM Children's Confession

    5:00 PM Festal Vespers Blessing of the Palms and anointing
  • Sun

    PALM SUNDAY - Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem
    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy

Orthodox Church of St. Matthew