Our many mission programs touch people locally and around the world by supporting local, international, ecumenical, and inter-faith causes. While the Deacons concentrate on local and regional projects, the Advocacy and Outreach Committee attends to national and global concerns.
The Advocacy and Outreach Committee identifies, supports, and coordinates such projects, encourages volunteers to become involved in such activities, and, along with the Deacons and Hunger Initiative, is responsible for the distribution of the Mission portion of our congregation’s annual budget.
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We are a Matthew 25 Church!
Our congregation 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.
Current members of the Advocacy and Outreach Committee are: Joe Alber, Kerri Bigler, Sharon Dittmar, Kath Hahn, Clark Squires and Pat Townsend.
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.”