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Parish Annual Meeting & Ministry Fair This Sunday January 27

This Sunday St. Matthew’s will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27th in Julia Beylard Hall. To make attendance easier for all, there will only be one church service that day at 9:00 am with the Annual Meeting immediately following. Childcare will be provided. Senior Warden Evan Powell will lead the meeting, which will include a report from Fr. Eric Hinds, the issuance of a written Annual Report, review of the 2019 budget, a stewardship update, and the election of vestry members and deanery representatives. All parishioners are invited and urged to attend this important event in the life of the parish. 

And new to this year, there will be a ministry fair in Julia Beylard Hall. Before and after the Annual Meeting, parishioners are encouraged to visit tables with various St. Matthew’s ministries to learn more and explore all of the exciting options for participating in the life of the church.

Scenes from the First Day of Advent

Our church year begins in Advent and it is here! How can you tell? The altar is draped in blue representing Mary. Come join us for Advent Sundays as we prepare the church for Christmas!


Fr. Jay and parishioners spruced up the signs on El Camino Real. This month’s Taizé service is on Tuesday, December 4th at 7p in the Side Chapel. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop benefit Episcopal Relief & Development, CORA, Mission Hospice & Home Care, just to name a few. And again with the blue for Advent!

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There was a successful Garden Guild Plant Sale last Sunday as well. Every holiday season the Garden Guild sells traditional topiaries along with small pots of cyclamen, pomanders, and a limited edition of homemade toffees. The proceeds from the sale help the Garden Guild maintain the beautiful gardens and trees at St. Matthew.


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