....................VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 8-11, 6 pM to 8 pM with/at First United Methodist Church-Princeton: registration and volunteer forms are in the St Matthews Narthex....................... Sermons (and worship service) on "the Windows of St. Matthews" are under the Worship Live drop down on this webpage.


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Youth & Family Activities

We strive to provide inter-generational events and devotions.  We believe the youth can learn much from the adults and the adults often learn more from the youth.  Events include a fall trip to the orchard, Christian music concerts, game nights, movies and more.  We spend time each Sunday learning about the Word of God and encouraging each other for the week ahead.

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Study & Discussion Groups

Sunday School

Our Sunday School for pre-school ages through fifth grade is offered September through May. Classes normally start the Sunday following Princeton’s Homestead Festival. Classes begin at 10:15am and go to 11:15am. We also have a weekly Children’s Sermon during worship throughout the year which is for this same age group.  

Confirmation Classes

Middle-School Confirmation: Confirmation is on Sunday mornings for students typically in sixth through eighth. All grades meet in one class using multi-media. During the three year program there is a rotation where one year the emphasis is on The Old Testament, with the next year’s focus on New Testament, and then a year on Luther’s Small Catechism

The class meets from 10:15am to 11:15am on Sundays, September through May, normally starting the Sunday following Princeton’s Homestead Festival. Once a month the class time is followed by a meal where the students’ family is encourage and welcomed to an informal gathering and meal. Each month the class participates in an additional service or fellowship event. For students who complete the three year program, confirmation Sunday is held in what would typically be the students’ freshman year on the last Sunday of October, which is Reformation Sunday.

Bible Study

Church members wishing to delve further into the teaching of the Bible are invited to join our weekly Bible Study each Tuesday at 10:00am.

High School & Young Adult Group

This group has meetings in a relaxed atmosphere and welcomes all high school students and young adults. The group uses a variety of methods throughout the year to ponder and grow in faith.  from using multi-media sources to reading books to discuss. The group has input on what they wish to use for material. 

Adult Faith Forum

This Faith Forum offers a variety of topics and study of Scripture. Typically, Forum will offer short courses that run three to seven weeks for each series, depending on the topic. Some topics are led by the pastor and other class may have a lay adult be the facilitator.

Bureau County Senior Center Bible Study

A few times each year, Pastor Scott Schmidt takes a turn to lead a Bible Study at the Bureau County Senior Center. This Bible Study meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm.

Explorer Bible Study

An Ecumenical, Community led Bible Study group meets each Thursday at 7:00pm between September & May.