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Youth Center

MAY 5, 1967 - MAY 5, 2017 -  50 YEARS FOR "THE MATTS"!

In November of 1966, in anticipation of our new building which was designed to provide a comprehensive youth program, an outline was developed to envision the kind of youth activities to make the church the very center of our young people’s lives in our community. We believe "that it is in the fellowship of the Christian Church that our youth will find the very finest and happiest way of life". On May 5, 1967, the St. Matthew Youth Center, "The Matts", opened its doors. 2016-2017 will be the center's 50th year of community service to the York community.

The "The Matts" is open to students in grades 6 through 12 from mid-September to the end of May, There is a yearly $5.00 membership fee. The hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM and Fridays, 7:00-10:00 PM. Activities include: basketball, ping pong, pool tables, air hockey, arcade games, snack bar, play station, Wii and TV lounge. Wi-Fi is also available. The youth will be able to earn vouchers for the snack bar by memorizing Bible verses. Monthly birthday celebrations are held. On the fourth (4th) Thursday, the center opens 1 hour earlier (6:00pm) for Club Night Bible Study. Starting with fun games, a Bible scripture is read and a topic impacting the youth in today's climate is discussed allowing the youth to share their thoughts. Meals are provided on Club Nights by St. Matthew volunteers.

The supervising staff provide a safe environment, Bible Study leadership, tutoring and Christian friendship. For 50 years, the center has offered a place for young people to gather with other young people in a joyous Christian atmosphere, for social activities, recreation, and community.








St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church • 839 West Market St. • York, PA 17401-3607
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