In 2015 we set for ourselves an aggressive program for growth in seven key areas of our common life. But growing physically has always been both the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge. It is the pivot around which all the rest of our dreams can move.
A new worship space will allow all of these expressions of St. Matthew’s to become healthier, stronger and more impactful. It will allow the Christ-centered community of this place to touch the lives of more people around us. It will allow us to put down deeper roots and become a beacon of hope and care for the Chandler community.
A small group of our new visionaries began meeting in 2016 to discuss how we would achieve these ambitious goals. We studied other successful church builds, consulted with experts, and brought in the best architects in the Valley to help cast a vision for our future. These plans add a new 6,000 square foot church building on the north end of our current property. The architect was inspired by the original master plans from the 1950s and based his designs on those visionary, but never completed, ideas. This beautiful new space carries forward the finest traditions of Episcopal worship while offering a contemporary and welcoming setting for the diversity of our services.
We want to thank you for your generosity in reaching our initial goal of $1.8 Million.
Our Phase 2 Capital Campaign is well underway to equip and furnish our new church. As of January 1,2018 we have received just over 50% of our $500,000 goal.
Have you heard about the Living Stones of Saint Matthew’s? You can leave a lasting legacy through many different memorial options – supporting our work while leaving something that will stand the test of time. Our new courtyard has ample space to recognize donors. We are installing an area of Memorial Pavers that can be customized with a name and are a wonderful way to leave a permanent mark on the work we are undertaking. Pick up a brochure in the Narthex today for more details on The Living Stones of Saint Matthew’s or you can view it here.
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If you would like to be a part of this exciting, visionary project, please donate now by clicking the link below, or by contacting Janet Lyons in our office at 480-899-7386.