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Recreation

At St. Matthews Baptist Church we play with a purpose!  We have fun, make friends and grow in our relationship with God as we enjoy a variety of recreation activities.  Join us!

ON DECK

St. Matthews Street Festival 5K Walk/Run

It’s time to get signed up for the 2017 St. Matthews Street Festival 5K Walk/Run!  The date is Saturday, May 20.  The race begins at 8:00 a.m. from the parking lot of the church.  Awards will be given to the overall men’s and women’s winners as well as in 14 age categories!  Early registration (until May 17) is $20.  Click here to register and for more information!  Click here for a course map.


GAME ROOM

Our Game Room is open every Wednesday evening from 5:15 – 6:25 p.m. and again from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. All ages are welcome but younger children must be accompanied by an adult in order to play certain games.


BASKETBALL

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SMBC offers Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for boys and girls in kindergarten through Grade 8. Registration opens September 1. Practices begin in December. Games are played on Saturdays in January and February.

Click here to visit our league site! 

High School boys and men play in leagues sponsored by Beargrass Christian Church.  Sign-ups begin in November.  Play begins the first week of January. 


SOFTBALL

Our men (age 18 and older) play in a softball league at Watkins Memorial Methodist Church. Sign-ups begin in April. Play begins the week after Derby. Games are on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

2017 Schedule

Thursday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. vs. Harvey Browne Presbyterian
Thursday, May 18, 9:30 p.m. vs. Second Presbyterian
Thursday, May 25, 8:30 p.m. vs. Westport Road Baptist
Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. vs. Hurstbourne Baptist
Thursday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. vs. Middletown Christian
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. vs. Northeast Christian
Thursday, June 22    BYE
Thursday, June 29, 8:30 p.m. vs. Beargrass Christian
Thursday, July 6, 9:30 p.m. vs. First Baptist Middletown


DARTBALL

DSC_2477edt1SMBC has been playing Dartball since 1947! We play in the Crescent Hill Dartball League which provides fellowship and friendly competition between St. Matthews area churches. Dartball is underhand darts played to baseball rules. The season runs from Labor Day to mid-April.  Home games are at 7:00 p.m.  Away games are at 7:30 p.m.


GOLF

bobdowns_logoThe Bob Downs Invitational Golf Classic is played on the Monday after Derby at Big Spring Country Club in the heart of St. Matthews. The tournament is played to share faith in Christ and to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.  The 2017 date if May 8.

Visit Our Tournament Website


RUNNING

5K Badge - pathsSMBC sponsors the St. Matthews Street Festival 5K Walk/Run held on the third Saturday in May as part of the larger Street Festival. This year’s race will be May 20.  See above for registration info.