St. Matthew’s Tree Giveaway & Open House Saturday

Those in Need Register for Free Trees

The sunny interior of St. Matthew's is featured at the Open House and Tour. Image: Courtesy St. Matthew's

St. Matthew’s Annual Christmas Tree Event will be held at the new church building (222 M St. SW) Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. In conjunction with the event an Open House will be held with refreshments and Tours of the new building.

The Christmas Tree Event will be held in the newly opened Courtyard Space. Please enter the Courtyard through the wooden gates located on Delaware Ave.

As in past years, trees will be free to those who cannot afford them. Those who are able are asked to make a donation to St. Matthew to support the planned Southwest Youth and Children’s Choir.

Image: Courtesy St. Matthew’s

The Open House will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hot beverages and refreshments will be served. Tours of the new building will be offered to all members of the community. The Tour will include the Sanctuary space and the magnificent northeast elliptical wall that allows sunlight to trace along its path throughout the day.

The Tour will also give the community the opportunity to see the wonderful space created for community meetings, gatherings and events.

Reserve your Christmas tree by email ([email protected]) or telephone (202.484.3189) and pick up your tree from 1-2 p.m. If you haven’t reserved a tree, you can select from the remaining trees after 2 p.m.

Learn more about St. Matthew’s and First Trinity Lutheran Churches by visiting the website at