We are a Matthew 25 Congregation!
Matthew 25 is not only an important Biblical imperative (Matthew 25:31-46), it is a
Presbyterian Church (USA) denominational initiative with three areas of focus:
Focus #1: Building Congregational Vitality
Focus #2: Dismantling Structural Racism
Focus #3: Eradicating Systemic Poverty
In early 2022, the Session of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church voted to become a Matthew 25 congregation as one of their goals. In the summer of 2023, over 1,126 PC(USA) congregations had signed on to work on one to three of the above initiatives.
Here at Hudson, we have been actively working on “Eradicating Systemic Poverty” by focusing on issues of food insecurity and our role as a Hunger Action congregation.
We have been attempting to “Build Congregational Vitality” through developing programmatic ministries that are vibrant and transformational. We have begun the long journey of “Dismantling Structural Racism” through educational studies, racial equity training, facing omissions of our past, and looking at blind spots in our present ministry. The Mission, Vision, Values & Goals (MVVG) Sub-Team of Session is presently taking the lead on this initiative.