Matthew 25

A Bold Vision and Invitation

We are a Matthew 25 church! 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, we pledge to embrace one or more of these three areas of focus:

  • Building congregational vitality by deepening and energizing our faith and growing as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with our community 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

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


Join the Challenge

Take the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

The Session of First Presbyterian Church has approved a 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge adapted by our sister church, Myers Park Presbyterian (Charlotte, NC) from the work of Dr. Eddie Moore. This is a chance to read, listen, and watch to become more informed and sensitive in matters of racial equity. Official kickoff for the Challenge is July 1, but you can start and join anytime!

Click here to Sign Up for the 21-Day Challenge

The Challenge:

Join us for a congregational check-in via Zoom on Sunday, July 5th at 5 p.m. Register for the check-in HERE.