St. Matthew has been working to become a more environmentally friendly church and were honored to receive an Earth Flag, a designation by SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), on April 23, 2017.


Receiving a flag signifies our commitment as a people of faith to care for the planet. We use environmentally safe cleaning products and room deodorizers, recycle our paper and trash, use dishware for our coffee hours instead of paper plates and styrofoam cups, and have converted our lighting fixtures to LEDs.

In our effort to be good stewards of the planet and take responsibility for a part of our community, St. Matthew has adopted a 1-mile stretch of the Main Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path. This section begins in downtown Wheaton at West Street and extends east to President Street. A sign has been posted at the start of our mile crediting us with the clean-up! We must pick up trash/debris from this section of the path a minimum of 4 times by November 1st.

Please enjoy our video below.