Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

aaAlcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Meetings are at 8 p.m. in the Cohan Hansom building. All are welcome. You do not need to be a member of Saint Matthew to attend.

Stephen Ministry

stephen ministryStephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals struggling with a life crisis such as grief, divorce, loneliness, terminal illness or unemployment. Volunteer Stephen Ministers must complete 50 hours of instruction and commit to at least a two-year term as a minister. Taffy & Gerry Armbruster, 615-866-9895,


Helping Hands

This group prepares meals for parishioners who are in need, this would include families with someone who is ill and new mothers.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and deliver meals. Meals are organized via email so please ensure that your current email address is provided. Stacy Brunner, 615-662-3099, or Christianne Thomas, 615-646-9008,  

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

This ministry is designed for mothers from birth to Kindergarten. This ministry meets every other Thursday. At their meetings they have great speakers, food, small group discussion, faith sharing, and friendship. Amy Phillips & Rachel Jansen,

Nursing Home Ministry

This ministry visits those living in nursing homes and brings Communion when requested. Volunteers are needed to visit and pray with the elderly. Deacon Dan Pyles, 615-646-0378,

Grief Share

grief shareIf you have lost a loved one and are in need of support we have a 13 week program twice a year. Frank & Donna DeCoster, 615-794-2963 Visit for more information.

Entrepreneur Group

This ministry helps entrepreneurs start, run, and grow their business and offer support and networking opportunities. Please contact Graham Honeycutt at 615-550-5131 or to get involved.

Career Transition

This ministry is a networking effort of interested Saint Matthew parishioners that support and encourage each other during times of career uncertainty and transition. Contact Scott Fernandez, 615-519-0273