By Southwester Staff

This year, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will continue its longstanding community tradition of sharing the holiday spirit with Southwest and Navy Yard residents who need a tree for their family’s Christmas. 

St. Matthew’s will provide 100 high-quality 5’-6’ Fraser Fir trees – one per household – to community members who call or email to reserve a tree. To reserve, call the Church Office at (202) 800-4600 and provide the following: Last name (spelled), telephone number, and email address (as applicable). This information may also be emailed to

St. Matthew’s is absorbing the 28% increase in its supplier’s charge for Christmas trees this year, and residents are asked to apply for a tree as soon as possible. Pick-up time for reserved trees is Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the church’s underground garage on Delaware Avenue south of M Street SW. Trees that remain after 12:00 p.m. will be given away on a first come, first served basis. St. Matthew’s is not able to provide delivery service.

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