Middle School Xtreme Edge

Middle School Youth Minister/EDGE Coordinator: Theresa Benson 704-543-7677 x 1044

St. Matthew’s EDGE Ministry is committed to providing a spiritual voice and guidance to our middle school youth through fellowship, service, catechesis and prayer.

Middle School Xtreme EDGE Nights    
These nights combine the spiritual and the social, allowing the middle school “tween” to explore their role in our Catholic faith.
SO....Just what is Xtreme Edge?
It’s a guide to surviving and enjoying middle school. It’s a place to hang with your friends, make new friends and discover the best friend you’ll ever have.
It's Xtreme FUN...Xtreme FAITH...Xtreme FRIENDS! If you are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade...Xtreme Edge is waiting for you!

Friday nights, once a month; themes and activities vary.

Upcoming Xtreme EDGE Events


Bible and Baking
Third Thursday of every month 
7 to 8:15 pm
Parish Center Family Room
All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students welcome!

Adult and high school
volunteers can help
by signing up here!




Mission: Middle School                                    Friday, June 3             6:30 to 8:30 pm

Are you entering middle school next fall? Then, this is the evening for you! A social, fun-filled night of games and faith sharing all designed to help prepare you for middle school! A brief parent meeting will take place at the beginning of our event (cause, hey, parents need to prepare too!) RSVP to Donna DeCarlo. RSVP required!


SPLASH!                                                          June 22-26

Spalsh is a five-day retreat designed for rising 9th graders preparing for the high school experience - days of games, faith sharing, adventure and service ending with a ‘lock-in’ weekend and ‘Welcome Freshman’ dinner and water night! Click here for the permission form.


Hidden Lake Summer Camp                        July 18-23

This is the summer that you begin to experience a bigger and better life than you ever thought possible. We are created for great things. We are meant to live with a joy that penetrates the darkness of this world. We are meant to experience life. Summer Camp sponsored by Life Teen International® is an incredible opportunity to be free and confident, develop new friendships with other youth from your parish, and encounter God working in your life. Click here for more information. Click here to register. For more information, email Theresa Benson.

VBS         June 20-24, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

We invite you to share our Catholic faith by mentoring our parish elementary age children in one of the most amazing weeks of summer!  High school volunteers are needed to serve as group leaders, or assist in games, crafts, music and more! Click here to register to be part of the VBS volunteer crew. For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.