St. Matthew's Church Fund

$7,162 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 40 months

To open our arms to all who seek Christ through Orthodox Christianity;

To present the reality of Christ in Thought, Word, and
Deed;

And to strengthen our community through Worship, Ministry, Fellowship, and Love.

Saint Matthew's Greek Orthodox Church is a small mission parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that seeks to bring the heart of the Orthodox faith to the rural communities of Berks County PA. We are an Orthodox parish that embraces all people from all walks of life (regardless of their past) who are interested in living the gospel of Christ, receving His healing, and witnessing to His love through worship, prayer, community outreach, and Christian fellowship.

Our scantuary is currently located in a temporary building that we rent and we are looking to build a permanent structure for for our community to worship in and serve from.

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Thank you to all of you who have continued to support the mission of Saint Matthew's Greek Orthodox Church! As we close out the summer season and look forward to the new Church year I just wanted to let you know that your donations (on top of supporting the mission of Saint Matthew's to bring the truth of Orthodoxy to the greater Berks County area) have enabled us to continue feeding and serving the poor and under-served in the City of Reading and the surrounding area and your gracious donations have helped us move closer, as a community, to the purchase of a permanent building in which to worship Christ and through which to serve Him in and through our neighbors. Every time you graciously give to the Mission of Saint Matthew's Greek Orthodox Church you give to a community that's sole focus and purpose is sharing the awesome healing love of Jesus Christ with all people from all walks of life and backgrounds. You give to a community that sees the church as a hospital for sinners and not a country club for the righteous. You give to a community that (albeit imperfectly) seeks to serve Christ in and through everything (and yes, I mean that literally). Thank you so much, we are so deeply indebted to you and we love you all. May Christ, the King of kings, and Lord of all bless you with a deeper awareness of His presence and love. Thank you.
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Thank you so much for those who have faithfully given to our mission parish. It is often difficult for mission parishes to thrive in the world today because of financial l issues/concerns that larger parishes don't typically have. Smaller churches require effort, there is no "someone else will do it" attitude in a mission parish. All the parishioners (literally I do mean ALL) make it their duty to do their part In order to see the mission flourish. This is the challenge that smaller churches like Saint Matthew's offers, there is no crowd to "get lost in," that can be uncomfortable for some people but for those of us involved in mission communities like Saint Matthew's the spiritual transformation that takes place in the people to commit themselves to the mission of the Kingdom of God is worth any sacrifice we can make. For those of you who have given to help our mission I just wanted to let you know that your donations (on top of helping us find a permanent building to gather and worship) have gone to feeding the poor in Reading, PA, buying books for underserved elementary and high school students in our local community, the philanthropic mission of our Philoptochos society, and to helping struggling individuals recently released from prison to stay clean/sober and get back on their feet. All the while still maintaining and spreading the truth of Orthodoxy to the wider Berks County area (including the Hispanic community). Your continued support allows to further the mission of Christ. If you can (even if only a little because every bit counts) please continue to support the important work of Saint Matthew's Greek Orthodox Church. God bless you all with a deeper awareness of His love in you lives. Thank you very much!
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Thank you so much for the support you have shown our small but mighty mission. God has placed this community here to fulfill His work, and we in turn, have committed ourselves to accomplishing His mission by bringing His healing love to a world that is in need, when you give to St. Matthew's you help us to facilitate the evangelistic and philanthropic missions that have sprung from the love of Christ that exists in this tiny community. Please know that your generous love towards us goes a long way. Thank you all so much!
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Thank you for all who have donated to St.Matt's! Our mission is so important. Bringing the heart of Orthodoxy to the community as a mission parish can be very challenging. We have been very blessed and God has guided us all the way through. Please consider sharing this with others who would be supportive of the mission of St. Matt's, and desire to partner with us to share the love of Christ to a world that is in dire need. Thank you! God bless!
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