Support Faith & the Arts


“A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”  Proverbs 18:16 (NIV)

St. Matthew’s inclusion of Faith & Arts as a core value represents our congregation’s understanding that the arts play an integral role in our spiritual growth, our relationships with each other, and with God. The Faith & Arts Committee seeks to cultivate and present a wide diversity of visual, written and performing arts, and to create opportunities for engagement of the human spirit for our congregation and our neighbors in our beautiful sacred space. Since 2010, we have sponsored 96 events through our Faith & Arts Series.

As you may be aware, the Faith and Arts Committee has sought your input to help in guiding our future direction in terms of performances.  We turn to you now for more tangible assistance.  In the past, our programming has been self-sustaining, but our yearly income decreased significantly after “A Christmas Carol” closed shop in 2016. To continue offering the high caliber programs we have come to enjoy, we now are in need of $5000 for the 2022 year to allow for payments to the artists, promotion of our events, receptions as needed, and salary for Kim, who works tirelessly to find and book talent, advertise events, arrange scheduling, lodging, equipment, ticket sales, and to create the spiritual magic link that ties our events to our faith no matter how mysterious or circuitous the connection may be!

So… we are inviting you to participate in our new ANGEL Program to raise $5000 for the 2022 year! We hope that all members of the parish will choose to participate in this worthy mission. This is an opportunity to tangibly nurture the connection between the arts and your spiritual life and become an ANGEL!!  Our yearly (from date of your gift) angelic levels of donation are described below.  Seraphim and Cherubim will be offered preferred seating at events and acknowledgement in event programs. All donations will be accepted with deep gratitude as gifts from generous angels with great hearts and good taste!

$1-$99: Angel           $100-$249: Archangel         $250-$499: Cherubim         $500 & above: Seraphim


Please complete the Faith & the Arts Donation Form via the link below. Checks should be made out to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, with the notation “Faith & Arts Donation” on the memo line.  Send to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 628, Hillsborough, NC 27278, or bring it to the church office. Please bring any cash donations (and completed form) to the church office.  A receipt will be mailed or given to you. We do not offer the option of on-line donations at present.

The donation forms is available for downloading/printing below.

We are tremendously grateful for your support, and we look forward to giving you your wings!

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