First Presbyterian Church is now a PC(USA) Matthew 25 congregation. A Matthew 25 congregation is one that calls us to see our neighbors through Jesus’ eyes (Matthew 25:31-46) and serve those who are marginalized or in need. The three focuses are: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism, and eradicating systemic poverty. The mission committee is discerning ways we can live out our calling.
Several of us from the mission committee have signed up for an online being offered through the PC(USA) Matthew 25 Initiative and we invite you to join us!
Stony Point Center is working in collaboration with Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary to develop an online curriculum to support the Matthew 25 vision. The first Matthew 25 course, Awakening to Structural Racism is designed for those whose awareness of the dynamics of structural racism is being awakened due to the uprisings in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade. This course is also for those who have been aware of these dynamics and for those who desire a brave space to deeply explore their participation in systems of white supremacy.
You can learn more about the class and register at: https://stonypointcenter.org/get-involved/latest-news/11-latest-news/386-a-matthew-25-course-awakening-to-structural-racism
The class begins on Monday afternoon so if you are interested please sign up asap! Contact Danna Larson if you have questions.