2017 Commitment Series

Our Commitment Series for this year is called Deeper Places. We'll be engaging with God through the Psalms, amid all the varied contours of human experience. It promises not only to be a time of heightened activity, but also of deepening relationship with God.


Scroll down for more details about Deeper Places.

Devotional Booklet

Over six weeks the Deeper Places devotional booklet takes us into the Psalms as they interact with the human experience of complexity, brokenness, lament, desire, contentment and joy. Every week there are five psalms and readings that explore the topic of the week.

Use them in your private reading and in small groups.

Download a copy here.

Serve Manly

As part of the Commitment Series, we are once again joining together to spruce up Manly Village Public School on Saturday 28 October. 

Work will start at 9am and finish at 1.00pm with a BBQ lunch (there's an early set-up shift from 7-9am too). 

Our main goal is to practically demonstrate God’s love to our neighbours in Manly.

Sign up for Serve Manly here.

Celebration Dinner

The Celebration Dinner is not only a highlight of the Commitment Series, but a highlight of the year at St Matthews. Come along on Wednesday evening, November 15 to celebrate all that God has been doing among us at St Matthews in 2017.

Tickets will be available soon.

24 Hours of Prayer

Prayer is always a feature of our Commitment Series, and this year is no different. We are coming together, in shifts across a continuous 24-hour period, to pray. 

Plan to join in for an hour or longer on Friday 10 to Saturday 11 November.

Commitment Day: Sunday 19 November

Sunday 19 November is designated as Commitment Day. It's the day on which we encourage people to sign Commitment Cards to indicate financial support for our Mission Partners, as well for St Matthews' ministry in the year ahead.

This year we're hoping to raise a total of $135,000 for our Mission Partners. You can find out more about them here.

We'd love you to fill out a Commitment Card in church on Sunday 19 November, but if you'd prefer to organise your giving electronically, then you can do that here.

On November 19 we'll also conduct baptisms in Manly Harbour after the morning services are done. Contact the office if that would be of interest to you.