We have the following opportunities for children. For more information on our children’s ministry, contact: Brenda.Hugo@stmatthew-ch.org

Parent Support Class

New in 2023, join us for a parent support class based on the book, Parenting – Getting it Right by Andy & Sandra Stanley.

The class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm for 6 sessions beginning on September 13th. (A $2 Simple Supper will be served in the church Fellowship Hall, 6:00-6:30 pm.)

If you plan to attend, please RSVP on/before September 4th with the names of the adults attending, so materials can be ordered, and the names/ages of children you may bring who would need childcare/supervision. Children entering Kindergarten – Grade 6 will be supervised in the gym while younger children will be supervised in a daycare classroom. Non-mobile infants are welcome to attend the class with their parents. Children in Grade 7 – 12 may attend Youth Group (6:30-8:00 pm during September and then 7:00-8:00 pm.

For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact: Brenda.Hugo@stmatthew-ch.org or call the church office at 763-788-9427

Sunday School

At St. Matthew you will find a creative, Christ-centered Sunday school for Pre-K through 6th Grade every Sunday at 8:45. The children and adults both study the same topic each week.


Children in 5th and 6th grade attend confirmation on Wednesdays at 5:00 to grow in their faith and learn the basics of the Christian faith.

A light meal is provided at 6:00. For more information, contact Pastor Bill: bill.hugo@stmatthew-ch.org

Hand in Hand

Note: This class is unavailable/on-hold until further notice.

Hand in Hand meets at 5:00 on Wednesdays from September through April. It is a time for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

For more information, contact: Brenda.Hugo@stmatthew-ch.org

Vacation Bible School

We have a Vacation Bible School every summer. It lasts for 4-5 days. It is usually done in the evening, outdoors in a park in conjunction with our Oromo congregation and several other local churches.

This year we had VBS Stellar – Shining God’s Light on Sunday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 19 in the evenings at McKenna Park.