Any building that is important to us will provide shelter. Safety, warmth. A place to sit and rest. Eat. Talk. Share. A place to work. To play. To make things and to make memories. This building is no exception. But this building has an additional purpose: to be the light of God in this place. St. Matthew’s, the light on the Ridge. This building has the purpose of forming God’s people into such bearers of God’s light that those who witness our light give glory to God.