CITP is a Matthew 25 Church
At the November 16 Session meeting, the members of Session voted unanimously for Chapel in the Pines to be a Matthew 25 church.
This vision and invitation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) calls us to act boldly and compassionately to serve the people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned and poor. The Matthew 25 vision focuses on Matthew 25: 31-46, the parable of the sheep and goats in which Jesus makes clear that what we do matters to God and how we treat others is important to God.
As a Matthew 25 church, we pledge to embrace one or more of these three focuses: 1) Building congregational vitality by challenging people and congregations to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world. 2) Dismantling structural racism by advocating and acting to break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color. 3) Eradicating systemic poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.
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