Need a Christmas tree? St. Matthew’s will be doing its annual Christmas tree giveaway again this year. It will be held on Saturday, December 9, starting at 10am. A total of 130 Christmas trees will be given away and only people who have made a reservation will be able to pick up a tree during this time. On the day of the event, reservations can be made for any leftover trees starting at 10am for pick-up at noon. Reservations can be obtained by either calling (202-484-3189) or emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org). Although the trees will be given away at no cost, there will be the opportunity, for those who wish, to give a tax-deductible contribution to Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR). LDR is responding to the aftermath of this year’s hurricanes in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and wildfires in California.
The mixed-use church and apartment development had its “topping off” last month and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. It is the hope of Pastor Huber that the tree event can be held next year in the church’s courtyard, but this year’s giveaway will be done in front of the new apartment building along M Street next to the construction elevator.
Renderings courtesy of St. Matthew’s