Thank You, Deb!
On July 23rd, we say THANK YOU to Deb Felsenthal on her last day as our interim Christian Education Director. Deb has done an unbelievable job and has helped us out tremendously over the last year. Her creativity and enthusiasm has helped our children learn how much God loves them. We are so very grateful for her willingness to step in and use her talents to teach our children in fun and creative ways. Thanks also to Deb for her help in planning, decorating, and teaching at VBS. Deb, you are so appreciated and loved!
Storm Clean Up!
A BIG thank you to our small but mighty storm clean-up crew! Kenna and Bruce Anderson and Hi Baird were out here on Saturday taking care of the tree limb that fell and cleaning up after the storm. We appreciate their help!
We are sending our prayers to Rev. Kyle Roggenbuck and her family on the passing of her father, Robert Middleton.We offer up thanksgiving for Robert's life.
Sunday School Update
Sunday School will be on hiatus for a few weeks (July 30th - September 3rd) and will resume on September 10th, Come Together Day. We hope to see you and your kids at our services, including our outdoor services on July 30th and August 27th.
We will have outdoor worship services on the last Sunday of the month, weather permitting, June—September.
July 30th, August 27th, and September 24th. Please bring your own chair.
There will not be a nursery caregiver on outdoor worship Sundays. We encourage your children to stay with you outside.
We will not have coffee after outdoor services.
Feed My Starving Children
St. Matthew once again had a great time at Feed My Starving Children!
4th of July Parade Award
We are excited to announce that St. Matthew's Shopping Cart Brigade won the Best Use of Theme award at the Wheaton 4th of July Parade!
We thank all who volunteered and participated in the parade. We raised over $600 for local food pantries!
Roll Call, August 8th
St. Matthew will host the Wheaton Police Department’s Roll Call on Tuesday, August 8th, at 6:30pm. Hear from several officers regarding local police issues. Family-friendly. Officers will be on hand to play games with kids. It would be great to have a nice turnout from our St. Matthew folks!
Potluck Picnic at Seven Gables Park
Have a potluck picnic dinner with your St. Matthew friends on Thursday, August 10th, at 5:30pm at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton. Limited parking is available at the end of Thompson Drive. Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic only, per Park District rules), place settings, and an appetizer, salad, side dish, chips, or dessert to share. Membership Life will provide sloppy joes and buns, and games. Sign up in the narthex or online.
Click here to sign up for the picnic!
Fox Valley AGO Events this Summer
The Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites you to free organ concerts and events this summer!
Plan now for a wonderful summer evening on Friday, July 28th, at the 24th Annual “Bach and Beyond at the Abbey” program, held at 7:30pm at the Marmion Abbey Church, 850 Butterfield Rd, Aurora, IL 60502. This event is free and always well-attended, which makes for great energy and audience participation.
Kira Mothershed's last day in our nursery is August 6th, as she leaves for college the following week. Please stop in and thank her for her love and care of all of our kids over the years.
We will not have nursery care for the rest of August. Our nursery care will resume on Come Together Day, September 10th, with our new nursery attendant, Nicole Poglitsch. If you need nursery care during those few weeks, please contact Kenna Anderson.
Marge Hall Art Show
Marge Hall is having a one-person art show at Gallery 200 (103 W. Washington St., West Chicago) in the month of August. You are invited to her reception on Friday, August 4th, from 6-9pm.
Marge will not be at the Geveva Art Fair this year.
Men's Social Group Event, August 22nd
Save the Date for the next Men's Social Group event:
Trivia Night at Warren’s Ale House (51 Town Square, Wheaton) on August 22nd at 7pm.
For more information on the group or to sign up for an event, interested men can contact Bruce Anderson or Brian English.
Women's Fellowship is taking a break in August.
Pencil in September 21st for our next gathering. More details will follow closer to the date.
It's that time of year again, when our dedicated music ensembles take a much-deserved break and reenergize over the summer for a return in the fall.
We invite all musically inclined folks to consider sharing your talents with us this summer by signing up for a Sunday (or two, even) to offer special music. It doesn't need to be long or elaborate and doesn't need any more of a theme than to be joyfully presented. If you sing or play an instrument and need accompaniment, talk with Brian.
The sign-up sheet can be found in the narthex.
Our Church Directory is Online!
Download the Instant Church Directory app from the Apple® App store in iTunes®, Google Play™ store and the Amazon Fire App Store. Simply search for “Instant Church Directory” to get the download.
You will need to use your email address as listed in our directory to create a log-in the first time you use the directory online and via the mobile app.
To view the directory online, go to members.InstantChurchDirectory.com and follow the prompts under “Sign In” to “Create a login now.” Please remember, you must confirm your email address before you can sign in.
Contact the office with questions.
Interested in Becoming a Member of St. Matthew?
Pastor Erin would like to engage with you in person about involvement in this beloved community. Reach out to Pastor Erin via email to setup a time to chat or contact the office.
Sunday Coffee Hour
For coffee after church, please consider bringing a treat on the following weeks:
Last names A-C, 1st Sunday
Last names D-H, 2nd Sunday
Last names I-O, 3rd Sunday
Last names P-Z, 4th Sunday
Anyone, 5th Sunday
Please contact Wendy Fanning if you are able to set up or clean up coffee hour. Thanks for your help.
Online Sunday Worship
The St. Matthew worship service will be streamed every Sunday at 9:30am. The service will be available on our website after the service.
Access the service through the St. Matthew YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/StMatthewUCC
**Once you are on YouTube, you have the option to turn on closed captioning and resize the font. Once the video is playing, click on the setting wheel in lower-right of your screen, choose Subtitles/CC, then choose English.**
You can also go to the St. Matthew homepage (stmatthewucc.org) to access the online service.
Go to our website for instructions on how to donate to St. Matthew. Thank you!