Welcome!

We hope while you are here you will be nourished, welcomed, and sustained. We consider St. Matthew’s a place of hospitality, peace, and renewal, where people can come to be fed through worship and the sacraments; through the care and compassion of our members; through our welcome of the stranger in our midst; and through our service to the larger community of Hillsborough and the world. We invite you to be a part of the feast.

Welcome to
St. Matthew’s
Hillsborough

Abiding in Faith, Acting with Hope, Anchored by Love

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Regular Virtual Gatherings Offered via Zoom

Sundays:
Morning Prayer at 9:15 a.m. (Worship ZOOM)

10:15 a.m. Children’s Programming (Formation ZOOM)

10:15 Sunday Forum (Worship Zoom)

 Mondays: 
Compline at 8:30 p.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Tuesdays:
Morning Silence at 7:30 a.m.  (Worship ZOOM)

Compline at 8:30 p.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Wednesdays:
Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Worship ZOOM)

For Those Who Live Alone (Meeting ZOOM) at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Margaret Brill

Choir (Meeting ZOOM) at 7:00 p.m. hosted by David Arcus

Compline at 8:30 p.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Thursdays:
Adult Bible Study (Formation ZOOM ) at 7:30 p.m.

Compline at 8:30 p.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Fridays:

Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Compline at 8:30 p.m. (Worship ZOOM)

To join online, by video, click on the links below or use the link provided in the weekly email.  
These meetings are password protected; please email or call the office for the passwords.
St. Matthew’s Zoom WORSHIP Channel: https://zoom.us/j/2782817521

St. Matthew’s Zoom MEETING Channel: https://zoom.us/j/8648313120

St. Matthew’s Formation CHANNEL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8793263231

These are our links. In general you should use the first for Worship, the second for Meetings, and the third for Christian Formation and Special Programs, etc.

To call in by phone,
dial 1-929-205-6099, then Meeting ID 278 281 7521 for Worship, Meeting ID 864 831 3120 for Meetings, and 7463513601 for the Formation Channel. This will allow you to participate by audio only. 

1,000 Days of Love
Episcopal Relief and Development is in the midst of a grassroots fundraising campaign focused on development work and outreach to support children around the globe in the first three years of their lives, recognizing the especially critical development which happens during these early years. The campaign is called “1000 Days of Love.” The Diocese of North Carolina has challenged each of its parishes to pledge at least $15 per member to this campaign for the work of Episcopal Relief and Development. St. Matthew’s will have a few, very brief, presentations over the next few weeks that will highlight “1000 Days of Love” and encourage you to consider making a donation. Donations can be made at the Diocesan website, which can be accessed using this link (if using this option, please remember to note that you are from St. Matthew’s, Hillsborough in the memo line!). You may also send a check directly to St. Matthew’s, noting that the money is for “1000 Days of Love.” Thank you for your support! Here is a video from our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, about this initiative.

A Message from the Rector, the Rev. Robert Fruehwirth 

Dear Friends, 

As we all adjust to life under the COVID-19 pandemic, I have taken some time to think about what St. Matthew’s is called to be at this time. We are called to nourish, care, and empower.

1. NOURISH the parish with sound spiritual teaching and social connection. The spiritual teaching teaching will help us to get below the anxiety of these times and grow in our faith. Times of disruption can be the best times to deepen our faith. We have to dig down to discover what is really true for us and commit to that.

2. CARE  for one another in our basic needs, within the parish and out in the local community. This will include running errands and buying essentials for our vulnerable members. It will include putting the church at the service of local service groups who need our help, financial and otherwise.

3. EMPOWER people in our parish who want to help by organizing in-reach efforts in the parish and directing people to local agencies needing their assistance. It’s also possible that we will have parish-wide drives.

How we will do these things is in the works: phone trees, Sign-up Genius, Google Forms, Zoom videos, resurrecting our Facebook page and setting up a companion system in the parish. Expect a roll out of different requests and services in the coming days. The staff has made these efforts job one. 

At any time, please email me or Lisa Frost-Phillips or Mary Rocap with your thoughts, concerns, hopes. Let us know if you are struggling. Let us know if you need help. I will not be able to respond to all emails directly, but I will take them all to heart and initiate a response if needed. 

–Robert Fruehwirth

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