Graduation Sunday/Teacher Appreciation Sunday
We hope to see you on Sunday, June 4th, as we honor our 2023 gradutes and show our appreciation to our teachers!
Congratulations to our graduates!
Tyler Bute graduated from West Chicago Community High School. He has been dual enrolled with COD for college credit through TCD his Junior and Senior year, having completed Fire Science his Junior Year and EMT this year. Tyler will be attending Lake Superior State University studying Fire Science and Paramedicine. Tyler has committed to play hockey at LSSU.
Mikaela de Leon graduated from Illinois State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Teacher Education, with minors in Italian and Latin American Studies. She will be teaching 8th grade Spanish at Margaret Mead Middle School in the fall.
Kira Mothershed graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School. In the fall, she will be attending Florida Southern College, majoring in nursing.
Phoenix Passini graduated from West Chicago Community High School. They will attend Pivot Point Academy.
Otto Sturm graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School. He will attend the College of DuPage for their Computer and Information Science Program.
June Bible Study
Pastor Erin will lead faith discussions in the parlor on Wednesday nights in June at 7pm focusing on Inclusion in the Bible.
VBS Decorating - June 3rd
Please plan to help with VBS decorating on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9am-12pm.
We will have sketches of each area so several people can work together to set up each area of the church. Please come whenever you can and stay for as long as you can. Everyone welcome. The kids are great helpers! Many hands make light work.
Outdoor Clean up
It's time to spring clean! We will be doing some outdoor beautification this Sunday, June 4th, after the all-committee meeting. Please bring your own gloves and other items that might be useful. Thank you!
VBS - June 5th-9th
We are excited for a fun-filled week of activities, June 5th-9th from 9am-12noon. A family ice cream social will be held Friday, June 9th at 6:30pm.
For children ages 3-4 (must have completed at least one year of preschool) and grades K-5th grade (completed grades K-5th)
Cost is $35 per child. Walk-ins welcome.
New Member Welcome
We are pleased to welcome some new members to St. Matthew on Sunday, June 11th. We hope you can join us!
Feed My Starving Children - July 18th
Spend a summer afternoon with us at Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday, July 18th, from 2-3:45pm. It is a wonderful, family-friendly event. Hope to see many faces there!
Feed My Starving Children is held at 555 Exchange Court Aurora, IL. Please email Erin Walsh if you are interested in attending.
We will have outdoor worship services on the last Sunday of the month, weather permitting, June—September.
June 25th, July 30th, August 27th, and September 24th. Please bring your own chair.
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.
Women's Fellowship June Gathering
Women's Fellowship will meet at 7pm in Dobstaff Hall on Thursday, June 15th, to enjoy a talk about native plants.
We need a Publicity Chair to help us spread the word about our awesome events! Post our events on Nextdoor, The Patch, and others. Dani has a list of sources.
The Publicity Chair also makes sure that banners are put up a few weeks before the events occur.
This is a great way to volunteer while working from home. Please contact Kenna Anderson if you can help.
Save the Date! July 13th Baseball Game
Thursday, July 13th, 6:30pm game time (gates open 90 minutes before)
Thirsty Thursday and post-game Fireworks night
Tickets $20 per person
Box seating together
$10 Ozzie bucks for any food item in stadium
Hot dogs, soda, and 12 oz domestic beer are all $2 each (Thirsty Thursday Promotion)
Watch the narthex for a sign-up sheet in the coming weeks.
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.
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.
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!