Columbarium niches at St. Matthew's Prayer Garden (to be built behind the sanctuary after completion of restoration project) are available for reservation now. Columbarium niches will cost $2,500 each and can hold two remains. Please contact Rial (Buddy) Fitch with any questions or to provide your reservation.
The children who attended VBS helped kick-off the Buy-A-Brick: Build with God project. The bricks will be installed as a walkway between the sancutary and Community Center buildings. Bricks are now available for purchase: For $50 donation, you can have 3 lines, 18 characters per line, carved into the brick. All proceeds after expenses for the bricks will go to the Capital Campaign for the repair and restoration of our sanctuary. Order forms include options to give the brick in honor or memory of loved ones; forms are available at the Welcome Center near the Fellowship Room and online here.
Restoration of our worship space continues, both inside and outside. We have explored the possibility of construction tours but have discovered that this would be too dangerous. However, you may view progress on the monitor in the Welcome Center in the Education Building. The presentation is set to display continuosly on Sunday mornings.
There are many accounts of living through Hurricane Hugo, but none quite like this. " A Church, a Dog, and a Monster Storm" is essentially Doug Ludlum's diary of how he (the organist) and Dwight Dubois (one of the church's pastors) prepared for the storm's impact and how they and a Basset hound hunkered down in St. Matthew's during the storm. Copies of this book are still available for only $15 and will be sold in the hallway in the Education Building on most Sundays; all proceeds will be donated to the current restoration of the sanctuary. For more information, contact Joan Seithel.