Crazies Mini Golf Outing July 9th
Calling all crazies!
Let's have some fun mini-golfing and getting ice cream with Pastor Erin on Sunday, July 9th, from 4:30-6pm.
Bring money for golf and treats.
Kane Co Cougars Game July 13th
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)
A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex. Deadline for ticket orders is July 9th.
Click here to sign up for tickets online!
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. Sign up in the narthex. You can also email the office or Erin Walsh if you are interested in attending.
Take a moment to pause this summer and enjoy a night of informal fellowship and socializing with the women of St. Matthew. All are welcome on July 20th at 6:30pm. Ann Marie Matthei will be hosting at her home - please email the office if you need the address or a ride there! Feel free to bring a drink or snack to share, but definitely not required!
Please note that we will not meet in August. Pencil in September 21st for our next gathering. More details will follow closer to the date.
We are looking for our new Christian Ed Director!
Do you know anyone who is creative, loves working with kids, and shares St. Matthew's progressive theology?
St. Matthew UCC is hiring a part-time Christian Education Director! 12-15 hours a week, including Sunday mornings. Salaried position. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact us or send their resume to email@example.com.
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.
The nursery is once again asking for volunteers to sign up as the second adult. We need volunteers for July and August.
A current background check needs to be on file with the office. We cannot open the nursery without a volunteer. Thank you.
Click here to sign up!
Esse Needs Male Volunteers
Esse is looking for a male volunteers to help at the ESSE site in Wheaton. We are looking for a male to visit occasionally and lead some of the men in conversation. Please contact Dawn Schubert if you have questions or are interested in learning more about this very casual opportunity.
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.
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.
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!