Donation Drive this Saturday
Betty Greer will be at church this Saturday, August 26th, from 11am-1pm, collecting donations for the People's Resource Center and Interfaith Food Pantry.
Most-needed items are listed on the left sidebar.
Sunday, August 27th, weather permitting. Please bring your own chair.
Our last outdoor service is planned for September 24th.
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.
Prairie Path Clean-Up
We will meet at the corner of West and Liberty on Sunday, August 27th, at 2pm. Contact Dawn Schubert with questions.
Confirmation Meeting, August 27th
Pastor Erin is leading a mandatory parent and student meeting for all confirmands on Sunday, August 27th, from 4-5pm. Class schedule and expectations will be covered.
Help Provide Snack Packs for Kids in PADS Housing
The Women’s Fellowship group will be assembling snack packs to donate to kids at DuPage PADS housing during the next gathering on September 21st, at 7pm, in Dobstaff Hall.
We are collecting monetary donations to go toward purchasing items for these snack packs — items like juice boxes, Goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, etc. Each snack bag costs approximately $10, and any donation amount is welcome!
Our goal is to pack 50 snack bags. This effort will help kids at PADS enjoy snacks just like their school friends. Please place your donation in the mailbox outside the office, noting the donation is for PADS snack bags, or donate online via this link and put ‘PADS snack bags’ in the Memo field.
St. Matthew History Project
Goal: A written and visual history of the church up until our 65th Anniversary which will be in November of 2024.
Who is leading this endeavor?
Marilyn Giese has agreed to be the “Editor in Chief”.
We reached out to many of our longtime members and these folks have agreed to be on the editorial board: Carol Honeywell, David Mook, David and Joyce Boyd, and Jim and Wendy Fanning. If anyone else wants to be a part of this, let Pastor Erin or Marilyn know!
What we need from you:
If you are a longtime member and want to submit stories or documents or pictures, please email them to the office or drop them by the office (Sundays or Monday-Thursday, please call first during the weekdays) or send them via email to Pastor Erin at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back Bay Gift Cards
Our Biloxi mission trip is right around the corner and the Mission Committee is asking for donations of Walmart gift cards (any amount is appreciated) for the group to take down in October. These gift cards are greatly appreciated by Back Bay Mission as it allows them to stock their food pantry that will help the clients they serve. You can order them through the Raise Right gift card program, which will also benefit St. Matthew! See Edie DeBoard to order. The gift cards need to be ordered by October 1st. The Mission Committee thanks you for your ongoing support and generosity!
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.
Nursery Closed in August
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.
Come Together Day, September 10th, All-church Picnic
Let's kick off the new school year with Come Together Day on Sunday, September 10th.
During church, we will have the Blessing of the Backpacks. All students and teachers are invited to bring their bags for a special blessing.
After church, join us for some fun, family, and fellowship! We'll have a Bounce House, egg toss, games, and the all-church picnic! RSVP for the picnic in the narthex or click here!
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!