Whatever we do for the least of these we do for Christ.
2020 Lent Campaign
During this season of Lent, as a part of the Matthew 25 Initiative, we're seeking to raise $25,000 fund homelessness-related initiatives. The heart of the campaign revolves around the phrase, "Going without, for those who are without." In the spirit of Lent, when many of us give something up for spiritual or devotional reasons, we're encouraging one another to give something up and to put a monetary value on that item or items. That money will then be given to fund homelessness-related initiatives in three different ways. If you wish to give to the campaign, you can do so at any time by going to firstpreswc.com/give or clicking the button below.
Because of our calling to 'above all, love,' we believe we are called to live out Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 25:40 to serve our neighbors in need.
As brothers and sisters of the Christian faith we are asked to love one another. Matthew 25 expands on that idea by teaching us to treat all beings as we would treat the Lord. First Pres is using this principle to guide us in 2020 as we focus on the homeless in our community. We will seek to strengthen our relationships with current mission partners that are already working to serve this population. Church leaders and congregation members are also being asked to examine how we can reach those affected by housing insecurity more deeply.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about current missions?
Are we an official Matthew 25 church?
Does Matthew 25 replace "Above all, love"?
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Are we partnering with local mission organizations or are we starting from scratch?
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