We’re so glad you’re here! We are a Matthew 25 church, which means we are committed to dismantling structural racism. This is complex and crucial peacemaking work, and we invite you to engage!

The Committee on Anti-Racism & Equity (CARE) strives to provide opportunities for members of our congregation and wider community to learn and grow in their understanding of anti-racism; establish and grow deeper partnerships that foster racial reconciliation with accountability to people of color, and communicate about this work both within our congregation and in the wider world.

Anti-Racism Concepts & Definitions

More on what it means to be a Matthew 25 Church

More on the concept of Beloved Community

First Pres Committee on Anti-Racism & Equity (Care Team) – how we accomplish this work
FAQ on this ministry at First Pres

Introducing Beloved Community News

Check out the inaugural issue of a brand-new communication created and published by the Committee on Anti-Racism & Equity ministry (C.A.R.E. Team). We hope you will enjoy it and share with other people in your life who may be interested in uprooting racism and growing Beloved Community!


Be the Bridge - A nonprofit organization equipping people to serve as ambassadors of racial reconciliation


Questions? Reach out! We’d love to hear from you! First pres members, community members, anyone!