First Presbyterian Church is 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.
LETTER WRITING INITIATIVE
We have been writing and delivering cards to people in prison and we recently received a thank you last week from the Chaplain at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards and booklets. The notes were very thoughtful. Most of them have gone to our lockdown wings, but the rest are out. They are a beautiful reminder to the women that they are loved and not forgotten.
Please continue writing cards and dropping them off at the church. We will deliver them to prison chaplains.
PC(USA) Criminal Justice Network
Criminal Justice Resources
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy Film
These resources are based on the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and great resources to help us learn more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.
Additional information about Bryan and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative.
Alaska Legal Services provides meaningful access to justice in resolving civil legal problems for low-income clients, thus promoting family stability and reducing legal consequences of poverty.