Be Not Afraid – 2023

Join St. Matthew UCC in Wheaton for a variety of Advent season events

December Services | 9:30am

December 3 – Do Not Be Afraid to Hold Hope
December 10 – Do Not Be Afraid to Bring Peace
December 17 – Do Not Be Afraid to Practice Joy

Christmas Eve – Do Not Be Afraid to Choose Love:
9:30am Family Service & 9:30pm Traditional Candlelight

Special Events

Sunday, December 17
Cantata Sunday – Were You There on That Christmas Night?
After service:
Birthday Party for Jesus, Congregational potluck brunch 

Thursday, December 21

 Blue Christmas Vigil – 7pm
For some folks, the holiday season does not bring as much festive joy as it once did. Death. Divorce. Diagnosis. Difficulties. On the longest night of the year, let’s gather together to honor our collective struggles and to create a sacred space to grieve and groan.