St. Matthew CME holds ground breaking ceremony

August 13, 2014

DSC_7637New St Matthews churchThe congregation of St. Matthew CME Church, 2944 N. 9th Street, held a ground breaking ceremony on Sunday, June 22, 2014 to announce their intent to erect a new church to replace their current 149 year-old church home, which was erected in 1865. St. Matthew CME Pastor Richard Shaw is pictured along with the Presiding Prelate of the Third Episcopal District and Senior Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Paul A.G Stewart, Sr. along with church and elected officials breaking ground. The artistic rendering of the new church (pictured left) was designed by an African American architectural firm located in Indiana.