Our congregation has accepted the PC(USA)’s invitation to follow Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 25:31–46 by becoming active disciples and making a difference in our community and the world. As part of our Matthew 25 commitment, North Presbyterian Church is giving attention to three areas of focus:
- Building congregational vitality by challenging members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples, actively engaged with our community and world as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
- Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice, and oppression of people of color.
- Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.
The temporary Matthew 25 Task Force is transitioning to a more permanent committee, approved by the Session, called Advocacy and Outreach. The Deacons will concentrate on local and regional projects. The Advocacy and Outreach Committee will attend to national and global concerns. Members of the Task Force are: Joe Alber, Kerri Bigler, Sharon Dittmar, Kath Hahn, Clark Squires and Pat Townsend.
If you have suggestions, questions, or comments for the Advocacy and Outreach Committee, please leave a message in the suggestion box located on the table in the Narthex or e-mail any one of us and we will contact you.
To learn more and for ideas on how to get involved and do your vital part as a member of a Matthew 25 church, please visit pcusa.org/matthew25.
“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”