The vote is a solemn act where we encounter our identities as both citizens of the United States and as the people of God. Our Christian witness calls us to make our voices heard at the ballot box.
To that end, during each election cycle, Saint Matthew’s offers its campus as a community polling location. This is because we are steadfast in our belief that everyone be given a safe space to cast their vote — without any barriers.
For the nine days leading up to the vote, we will join other Episcopalians across the nation in praying a novena for the election. This will culminate with a day to Pray at the Polls.
Election Day – November 3, 2020
We invite you to join us live and online for Prayer at the Polls, being held at Saint Matt’s on Election Day.
All-Day Sacred Space
Beginning at 6:00 AM, our sanctuary will be open for quiet reflection, meditation, and prayer. Come light a candle, place it in the sand, walk a labyrinth, and sit in the stillness before or after casting your vote. This space will be open from start to close on Election Day. This space is outfitted to comply with the current COVID-19 guidelines.
Services for Justice, Peace and Unity
Additionally, we will offer 20 minute prayer services for justice, peace, and unity at three-hour intervals. These services can accommodate up to 25 masked worshippers in-person. Hesitant to attend live? We will offer a Zoom link for your participation. These services will be held at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 6:30 PM. Let us commit ourselves to God by offering our fears and frustrations, but also our hopes and dreams.
Join at any time on Election Day via Zoom.
Want to lend your help? Have questions? Contact Anthony
Register to Vote
The deadline to register for voting in the Commonwealth is October 19th. If you are not already registered, you can do so here.
Additional Election Resources
You may have questions, or need a clarification. Please read Rvd. Dr. Peter’s Pastoral Letter Regarding the Election and Christian Responsibility, or The Most Reverend Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon “What Did Jesus Do?”