Ways To Engage! 

We have several ways to engage with our congregations at First Trinity and St Matthew. If you don't see a ministry that fits your interest, identity, or spiritual journey, you are welcome to reach out to any of our staff on creating a new one. We are learning with you and want be inclusive to you and the resources we offer.

Hi from the 20's and 30's group! 

We are a group of young adults in DC who are excited to be in community with one another growing in God's grace. We have virtual Happy Hour meet-ups, annual retreats, virtual game nights, and opportunities throughout the year to serve and be a part of the greater congregation. Check out our events page or contact  for more info! 

Community Bible Study  

Join us virtually on Wednesdays at 12pm for a community Bible Study via Zoom. This current series is on the Apostle Paul and his life and contributions to the Bible. This is an open Bible study where anyone can participate any week! Pastor Margrethe Kleiber is facilitating this study over Zoom. Please email  for the link.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

For children and students through high school, this week long program gives an understanding of the Bible's teachings in today's context. This summer's resource and theme "On Earth As In Heaven" comes from the ELCA's World Hunger organization where we explore the United Nations Sustainability Goals using our faith lens. Join us virtually by watching online starting with VBS Day 1! 

Evening Prayer & Fellowship 

To be intentional about being in community with one another during the pandemic, we gathered virtually online to eat and pray together on Tuesday evenings. We were joined by faith and community members throughout DC to dine together, pray, meditate, and compline- a beautiful service of prayer at the end of the day. We are taking a summer break for 2021, and will resume in the fall, all are welcome!

Wise Women

This ministry is open to all who identifies or expresses themselves as female in any way. This group meets annually for a casual retreat in the fall to be in community, to pray, to reflect, and to break bread with one another. Due to COVID-19, our annual fall retreat has been cancelled for 2020. 

Sunday School 

Welcome children and youth through high school to Sunday School! This is an opportunity to grow in faith learning the Word of God in the Bible and the love God has for us and the world. Sunday School has been moved to a virtual platform on our YouTube channel as we are not meeting in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our videos and have fun! 

Senior Brunch 

The Seniors group at First Trinity and St Matthew congregations get together every quarter for a weekend-day at a restaurant in the DMV to enjoy brunch and be in community with each other. We currently have put this ministry on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as soon as it is safe to be together again, we welcome you to brunch!