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 WORK
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

 WHAT’S NEW?

Check out the work we've done

Find out more about getting a yard sign

• COMING IN Winter 2021 – Beloved Community Monthly e-mail newsletter--subscribe here!

•  Get more involved with our work

• Have you had a personal experience you’d like to
share with us? Reach out!

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

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

PROGRAMS

For Adults

Program plans are underway—check back for more details on the following programs soon:

·                  Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming–      January 2022

·                  New ecumenical learning and action opportunities in 2022

For Teens

JHF & SHF

Junior High and Senior High Fellowship meetings provide a welcoming, safe space for our youth to learn, grow and support each other in a journey of faith. Watch here for 2022 program info!

For Families

Intergen Faith Formation

Join us Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. for a new faith formation experience that includes the whole family and encourages faith formation that is inclusive and anti-racist. Watch here for more 2022 program info!

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