Pastors & Staff

Christmas Gift

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  2 Corinthians 9:7

The season of Advent is here, and the lighting of the first candle reminds us of our faith in God and his constant love for us. Every year at this time, St. Matthew members have contributed generously toward financial gifts to our pastors and staff. This year, the staff would like to once again focus on our mission of Digging Deep, Reaching Out and Changing Lives while passing on these gifts from St. Matthew members to people in need. In this spirit, they are inviting us to make a charitable donation to two organizations they've selected. The Pastoral Discretionary Fund and local Food Banks. 


The Pastoral Discretionary Fund is intended to give pastors discretion to provide confidential help for families or individuals in need, help starting new ministries not yet in the budget, or hospitality.


Gift of Love’s Operation Fuel ensures equitable access to energy for all by providing year-round energy assistance, promoting energy independence, and advocating for affordable energy.  Administered by volunteer fuel banks, their programs include “Year-Round Energy Assistance”, which includes grants up to $500 for heat or electricity, and  “Furnace and Water Heater Repair & Replacement”, which includes grants up to $5,000.

To make a online contribution, click the Donate button below and following the simple directions.

Note this will redirect you to PayPal's secure donation form.

Please select the option on the donation page to let the church office know where to direct your contribution.

Alternatively, you can mail a check directly to the church office made out to St. Matthew Lutheran Church with either PDF/Christmas Gift OR Operation Fuel/Christmas Gift in the memo line.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

224 Lovely Street

Avon, CT 06001

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