The Christmas Stocking Project is a program in support of Prison Ministries. Our congregation makes stockings and stuffs them with personal care items and toys for inmates to give their children at Christmas. Over 300 stockings are prepared and distributed each year.
The Christmas Sweatshirt Project is a program that supports local schools in the area in need of warm clothing for children without means to stay warm during winter months. The congregation purchases, wraps and distributes over 200 sweatshirts to the schools each year.
Warm Nights is a Prince George’s County program managed by Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CSSI). An emergency shelter is rotated at various churches for a seven day period. The program runs from mid-November through mid-April. Each night, the host church shelters, feeds, and offers emotional support for the homeless. St. Matthew’s normally hosts during Christmas week. Our youth provide our guests with Christmas gifts of hats, scarves, mittens, etc.