Choose Love. Be the Light. Change the World.
These are the words we speak every week at the end of our services, but what exactly do they mean?
For a more detailed explanation, click here.
A Matthew 25 Church
At First Pres, we seek to follow the example Jesus set for us in Matthew 25:31-40 when he Jesus calls on his disciples to serve the least by feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, welcoming the stranger, caring for the sick and visiting those who are in prison. Jesus ends by saying:
“Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Our goal is to be a Matthew 25 church by continually performing all of these actions as a community. Rather than just talk about our faith, we live it out by loving God, serving people everywhere, and caring for all.
The following statement is adapted from the
Presbyterian Church (USA) website:
We believe that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job — ministers and lay people alike — to share this Good News with the whole world.