The Parish of Saint Matthew: The Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades

St. Matthew's Parish Christmas Faire 2016

25th Anniversary

Friday, November 18, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Faire

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Corinthians 10:31

On Friday, November 18th starting at 6pm our parents and community will come together in the spirit of Christmas-giving for the annual St. Matthew’s Christmas Faire. The Sprague Auditorium will be transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland where we invite you to join us for a festive evening of holiday fun.

This year’s theme is CELEBRATE!, because, as Corinthians 10:31 instructs - “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Through the combined efforts and generosity of our St. Matthew’s community, we raised more than $140,000.00 for our Outreach Partners in 2015. 100% of the Faire’s net proceeds go directly to a list of very worthy charities that include services for: at-risk children, homeless youth, meals for homeless and low income groups, job training and placement for homeless and low income groups, pastoral support for prison inmates and youth at juvenile hall.

View a complete list of our Outreach Partners. You can also read some touching personal stories of hope and perseverance.

It is our prayer that the thousands near and far whom our Outreach partners serve, may regain their footing in this world as a result of the resources that the funds raised will enable. 

We need YOU to make the 2016 Christmas Faire as fun and successful as possible. Connecting to your community through volunteer work can have a tremendous impact on you and the world around you. There are many exciting opportunities. We welcome all contributions to the Faire – and have forms for most of them. 

Donation forms:
These PDF forms are all interactive. Please fill it out on your computer and then email to the address on the form.

  1. Underwriting Form
  2. Donation Form
  3. Party Donation Form
  4. Wine Donation Form

We have three Faire meetings where you can learn more about volunteer opportunities in the fall. Please check back here for dates. We would love to see you there.

Please know that ALL are welcome at the Faire - children, friends and neighbors. We look forward to a fun evening and are grateful for your support of our Outreach partners.

Your 2016 Christmas Faire Co-Chairs
Anna Hurst and Channing Grigsby ~ Event Co-Chairs
Cary Sinnott and Courtney Wyman ~ Auction Co-Chairs

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Christmas Faire Opportunities To Help

The Christmas Faire donated over $140,000.00 to our Outreach Partners in 2015. To do that again this year, we need your help. Here are some ways you could get involved to help us better the lives of people in dire need.

View the Christmas Faire Auction Catalog.



Hospitality is responsible for the tasty treats that are passed around to our guests at the Christmas Faire. Please contact Anna Hurst and Channing Grigsby if you are interested in donating a dessert or helping to serve food during the event. If you would like to help underwrite the cost of our generous hospitality spread, please fill out the interactive form.


General DonationGeneral Donation Items

If you still haven’t found your niche, the donation section might be where you belong. Your donations will proudly feature next to your name in the Christmas Catalogue and on display during the night of the Faire when people will place silent bids in the hopes of being the lucky recipient. We welcome any and all donations. Here are some ideas: Toys or children’s items; Gift certificates from your favorite store, beautician, art teacher or restaurant; Travel items that include vacation homes or hotel stays; Sports and theater tickets; Book or gift baskets; If you would like to donate, please contact Cary Sinnott and Courtney Wyman or please fill out the interactive form.



A committee for the oenophiles amongst us, these spirited folks ensure that there is a fine selection of grape juice from which to choose and enjoy at home. If you’re in interested in improving the wine cellars of our guests, please contact Cary and Courtney or fill out the interactive wine donation form.

If you would like to order directly from Harry’s Wine & Spirits please follow these instructions:

  1. Please go to:‐auction
  2. Select either “Red Wines” or “White Wines”
  3. Select the wine/(s) you would like to purchase and select “Add to Cart”
  4. Click on the Cart icon in the top right of the screen
  5. In the “Have a Promotional Code?” box type the word AUCTION, click the Apply button, then click Proceed to Checkout
  6. Fill out the Billing Details and click Continue
  7. In the Order Notes please write in St. Matthew’s
  8. You will see the details of your order, confirm its right and click “Proceed to PayPal” regardless of how you would like to pay (you can choose your form of payment on the next page)
  9. On the payment page you can choose to either pay with PayPal or choose the “Pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPayl Credit” option
  10. Harry’s will deliver for FREE to St. Matthew’s (you do not have to pick it up)

For questions regarding your order please contact: Harry's Wine & Spirits (310) 820-9463. Wines delivered prior to November 18th will be properly stored until the event.


If you’re the social type and like to throw parties, then this is your home! Pick a theme, set a date and the bidders will be your guests. Et voila - it’s a party!! Make it a dance party, a soccer party or a dinner party. You can take it on solo, or invite a few friends to co-host with you. The more, the merrier. If you would like to host a party, please contact Cary or Courtney or please fill out the form.


Food BoutiqueFood Boutique

The food boutique is where members of the St. Matthew’s Community share their culinary prowess by cooking up and donating their tasty homemade treats for sale at the Faire.  If you’re interested in cooking up something good – for a good cause, please contact Anna and Channing.

gift boutiqueThe Gift Boutique

Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping. Make sure that you and other members of the community have great pickings by either crafting or donating an item(s) for sale. Want to make or donate something?  Please contact Anna and Channing.

Christmas Gift CardsChristmas Gift Cards

This dedicated group spent their summer vacation creating beautiful cards, which represent several of our Outreach partners.  Make this year’s Christmas cards a symbol of the by donating money to our/an Outreach programs in honor of a card recipient and continue the gift of giving throughout the season - and beyond. Please email Anna and Channing.



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