Following its May stated meeting, the session has begun exploring what it means for First Presbyterian Church to join the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Matthew 25 initiative. The project focuses congregational work and mission on congregational vitality, eradicating systemic poverty, and dismantling structural racism. Both the Missions Team and Session will be in conversation about how FPC’s priorities can align with this mission. If you have questions about what this initiative might mean for our church, learn about Matthew 25 through the resources provided in the link below. We would love your feedback, too! Talk to an elder, visit a missions team meeting, or pray for our church as we continue to discern where God is leading us next.
From the PC(USA)
Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.
By accepting the Matthew 25 invitation, you can help our denomination become a more relevant presence in the world. We recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious. And we rejoice how our re-energized faith can unite all Presbyterians for a common and holy purpose: our common identity to do mission.
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