Stewardship 2024 - Commitment Sunday
The 2024 Stewardship theme is "Growing a Garden of Gratitude." We are in the process of building the 2024 budget. Your pledge is important.
Your generous support turns the dreams of St. Matthew into reality!
Click here to pledge!
Marian Park Christmas Baskets
St. Matthew is again filling Christmas baskets for Marian Park. Baskets will be distributed on November 19th. A basket, wrap, and suggested items will be provided.
Filled baskets should be returned by December 3rd. See Joyce Miller with questions.
Donation Drive on Saturday
Donations for People's Resource Center and Interfaith Food Pantry will be taken Saturday, November 18th, from 11am-1pm. See the left sidebar for most-needed items. Thank you for your support!
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Andersons
Bruce and Kenna Anderson invite anyone from church without plans for Thanskgiving to join them for a Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving Day at noon!
Contact Kenna or sign up in the narthex if you would like to join in the fun.
There is some firewood across the street on the former More property as well as to the left of the parking lot's basketball hoop.
Take as little or as much as you want. Stay toasty.
Saturday, November 18th, 2:45-4:45pm, $10 per person.
Warrenville Park District, 3S260 Warren Avenue.
No experience necessary.
Membership Life has planned a brunch for after church on Sunday, November 19th.
Courtyard Banquets, 3S200 Rte 59, Warrenville.
Cost is $16.95 per person for ages 11 years and up, 11.95 for ages 3-10, plus tax and tip.
Feed My Starving Children
We are planning another visit to Feed My Starving Children on Monday, November 20th, from 4:30-6pm. They are located at 555 Exchange Court in Aurora. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
We hope to get a lot of volunteers as this is a wonderful experience. It is a great volunteer opportunity for children and families to participate in together and is very meaningful. If you are interested, please email the office.
Contact Erin Walsh with questions or to sign up for the event.
Leftover Halloween Candy?
Lots of leftover candy?? Bring it to church and drop it off. We will donate it to Illinois Support Our Troops, an organization that will send treats to our troops!
Love to decorate for Christmas?
Help adorn St. Matthew for the Christmas season on Thursday, November 30th, at 7pm. All are welcome!
Gavin Coyle & Friends Holiday Concert
Friday, December 1st, 8pm.
Get your tickets for this popular fundraiser, featuring Gavin Coyle and Karen Fernandez, benefiting the People's Resource Center. Click here to purchase tickets!
If you are interested in going out to dinner with other St. Matthew concert attendees, please contact Rob Neufelder or sign up in the narthex.
Agape Ringers Sounds of the Season Concert
Saturday, December 9th at 4pm
Directed by our own KC Congdon
with Guest Artist: Jeff Kust
Puerto Rican cuatro
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL
2023 Sounds of the Season Tickets
Order by November 20th - $23
After November 20th - $27
Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Patron Admission Tickets - $36
Includes preferential central seating and recognition in the program booklet.
Click here to order tickets!
We need some additional help in the Control Booth for Sunday services. In particular, we need someone to manage the slide presentations. It would involve advancing the slides during the service. No prior experience is necessary. If you are interested in helping please contact Rick Jungk or stop by the Control Booth after service on Sunday.
If we can get a couple of volunteers, we can make a rotating schedule. Thank you.
Nursery Helpers Needed
We need an adult volunteer for December 24th (9:30am service only). Can you help?
Click here to volunteer!
St. Matthew History Project
We are working on a written and visual history of the church up until our 65th anniversary, which will be in November of 2024.
If you are a longtime member and want to submit stories, documents, or pictures, please email them to the office or drop them by the office or send them via email to Pastor Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a newer member, what would interest you to know about the history of St. Matthew? Send any thoughts or questions directly to Pastor Erin at email@example.com.
Do you receive calendars for the next year from vendors or charities that you just don't use or need? We'll take them! Drop them in the box in Dobstaff and Karen Fenney bring them to the DuPage Convalescent Center. The residents really appreciate them!
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!