St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 34 Rhodes Ln, West Hempstead, NY11552 St. Matthew A.M.E. Zion Church was founded in 1968. The church was originally located in Rockville Centre, but relocated…More to its current home in Lakeview/West Hempstead in 2001. Music is an important part of the church, which has two choirs. The church's regular Sunday worship service engages its members through prayer, music and interaction with one another. The church also holds a Sunday School prior to the service, a weekly Bible study group and missionary programs. During the summer, the church uses its spacious backyard to hold barbecues for the congregation. In August it runs a back-to-school program through which it supplies local children with necessary supplies. The close-knit community also welcomes others to worship at its regular services and participate in special events such as the annual Friends and Family Day.