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Sanctuary Rededication Service | April 3, 2022

St. Matthew’s Reformed Church, located in Maiden NC, would like to extend a community-wide invitation to join us as we reopen our historic 114-year-old Sanctuary with a Rededication Service on Sunday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. after undergoing an extensive 1-year renovation.

“One of my favorite things about ministry is learning peoples’ stories. Churches, just like people, have their own stories. With the Sanctuary Rededication at St. Matthew’s, I feel we are moving into a new volume with many chapters ahead of us,” states Rev. William Sowers, Pastor at St. Matthew’s. “This will bring people together and will continue to be a great source of support for this community for generations to come.”

First occupied in 1908, the Sanctuary has received a facelift that reflects the historical reverence of the 1900s era. The renovation included exposing the handmade original brick walls, removing carpet to highlight the rustic heart pine flooring, and new pews that now make room for more than 200 people.

With many generous member and non-member contributions and multiple fundraisers, St. Matthew’s can move forward after the remarkable renovation without taking on any unnecessary debt.

The Sanctuary Rededication service on April 3 will be a treasured moment in the Church’s 185-year history. All are invited to join the worship service followed by a covered dish celebration.

St. Matthew’s Reformed Church is a Faithful and Welcoming member of the United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination, a loving family-oriented place where our Church's historical heritage is important to all generations. Formed in 1836, St. Matthew’s is located in Lincoln County at 4575 Maiden Highway, Maiden, NC 28650. For more information visit


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