We are a Matthew 25 church!
This initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is a response to God's call to be actively engaged in our world and to see our neighbors through Jesus' eyes.
The Matthew 25 vision
has three priorities:
+Build congregational vitality
+Dismantle structural racism
+Eradicate systemic poverty
THE 2022 WESTMINSTER PEACE PRIZE recipient is
Housing Resources, Inc.
HRI is provides vital leadership in the Kalamazoo county community to address housing needs, housing insecurity, and homelessness. HRI helps people to find and keep safe, affordable, permanent housing; locates emergency housing for those who are homeless; and assists with other housing-related needs. The work of HRI helps to break down barriers in our community that keep people from finding homes and make it difficult for them to enjoy peace, safety, and and stability within our community.
HRI Outreach Director Gaylin Barnum will receive the Peace Prize during our worship service on October 30.
The Westminster Peace Prize recognizes an individual or group whose efforts have made an important contribution to peace and reconciliation in our community or world. This award is funded by our congregation portion (25%) of the annual Peace and Global Witness Offering
We participate in the
The next special offering will be the
PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS Offering
received on October 2 .
Delivering Meals on Wheels
Serving at Ministry with Community
Our annual Service Sunday
Kalamazoo Valley CROP Walk
Presbyterian Women projects
Volunteering at Ministry with Community has been suspended temporarily.
ADVOCACY & JUSTICE
We believe God calls us to work and advocate
for a more just and peaceful world.
We support local ministries of compassion and outreach
with funds, time and other donations.
We are proud to be Presbyterians and to support the mission of the whole church through:
+ Praying regularly for the work of the church around the world, with intercessions from the
Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study included in our prayers each week
+ Participation in the four seasonal special offerings of the Presbyterian Church
+ Our financial commitments to the General Mission Funds of the Presbyterian Church (USA)