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January 22, 2021 | by Colin Mathewson

God is beginning a new thing at St. Matthew’s in National City, and we need your help!  A blessing to the city since its founding in 1887, the congregation has known its share of glorious visions and heartbreaks these past many decades.  For the previous thirty years, its congregation has proudly served as a trusted […]

July 11, 2018 | by Colin Mathewson

On Sunday a thousand General Convention-goers drove to the small town of Taylor, Texas to protest the administration’s policy of separating migrant families arrested at the border. Stepping out of the air-conditioned bus we confronted a heavy, humid heat as we made our way to a grassy assembly area five hundred yards away from the […]

March 30, 2018 | by Colin Mathewson

I’ve been bouncing in the back of a pickup truck over a rocky rural road for the past hours with 12 members of an indigenous tribe in the mountains of central Mexico. Suddenly two pickup trucks bristling with passengers approach us at a fork in the road. While we stop and offload, a gathering group […]

April 10, 2017 | by Colin Mathewson

A vision for our companion diocese relationship Our diocese has a companion relationship with the Diocese of Western Mexico. Last month, we submitted a grant request to United Thank Offering for funds to build a communal worship space with a medical exam room, small pharmacy, and modest clergy living area, and to purchase a 4×4 […]