This year's Christmas tree giveaway at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church will be held this Saturday in the courtyard of the new church building, located at 222 M Street at 1pm. Access to the courtyard is through a wood gate along Delaware Avenue, south of M Street. If you'd like to reserve a tree, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.484.3189. Trees are free to those who cannot afford them, but for those who are able, a donation to St. Matthew's to support the soon-to-form Southwest Youth and Children's Choir is appreciated.
During the giveaway, an Open House will be held with refreshments and tours of the new building from 1pm - 3pm. The dedication ceremony and first service at the new St. Matthew's will be held on January 20, 2019 at 2pm and is open to the public. Meanwhile, residents started moving into the neighboring Valo apartments last month.