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BLOOD DRIVE HAPPENING NOW!

The Deacons are sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive TODAY from 1-6:00 p.m. It will be conducted in the Fellowship Hall at church.  
 
COVID PROTOCOLS: Masks are no longer required. Red Cross staff will likely be wearing masks. Participants must come individually.
 
Walk-ins are accepted, but those with appointments will be taken first. There continues to be a critical need for blood. Please consider giving this gift of life. 
New Matthew 25 Education Series
STARTS THIS WEEKEND
October 30-November 20, 2022


WHAT IS A MATTHEW 25 CHURCH?
Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. As a Matthew 25 Church we are called to act boldly and compassionately to see our neighbors through Jesus’ eyes and serve those who are marginalized or in need — people who are hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, imprisoned, strangers, poor or oppressed in other ways and in need of welcoming.

WHERE TO BEGIN?
The themes of the Matthew 25 invitation are grounded in the gospel. Jesus calls us to serve with and for “the least of these” — not as a group to be pitied, but as people who are deeply loved by Jesus. 
 
Matthew 25 churches embrace one or more of these three focuses:
  • Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with their community, seeing new disciples engaged in ministry and longstanding believers develop in faith as the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared 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.

Want to Learn More?
Join Us October 30 and meet Bill McConnell is the mission engagement advisor for the Central PCUSA region, which includes the synods of Living Waters, Mid-America and Lakes and Prairies. Join us at the Chapel at 10:00 AM to hear Bill McConnell speak about Matthew 25, and what it means to be a Matthew 25 church. 

If you can't join us in person, please join us on Zoom! 

Topic: Matthew 25 Education 
Time: Oct 30, 2022 10:00 AM 

Join Zoom Meeting (CLICK THE LINK BELOW!)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756270651?pwd=M20rZEdSTHVpY2xKMjhkZFRYZk1zZz09

Meeting ID: 827 5627 0651
Passcode: 047654
 
To join by phone/audio only, dial 1 (312) 626-6799.
      
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