Being a Matthew 25 Church…what’s that? A couple of months ago, the Mission Committee of FPCC discerned that God was calling us to be a part of the Matthew 25 Church Initiative of the PC(USA). Matthew 25 is a “bold invitation and vision” for churches to become a relevant neighbor in their communities. Matthew 25 Churches “recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious.” All Summer long we studied how in Acts God called the church into community—speaking up to the powers that be, crossing social boundaries, responding to the Holy Spirit—and became a movement in the world. In our new series on Matthew 25, we will look at Christ’s teaching in the Gospel of Matthew and how Christ calls us to eradicate systemic poverty, dismantle structural racism, and build congregational vitality so that we may become a movement in Erie, PA.
Join the virtual congregation Sundays at 11 a.m. on Facebook LIVE: Go to www.Facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/ Be sure to offer a greeting when you are worshiping! It reminds the staff and other worshipers we are worshiping together while apart.