Living Matthew 25
Book Group

 
Fridays, August 6, 13 and 27 at 6:30PM
Discussion on 
Microaggressions in Ministry
Led by Ann Fleming and Dennis Evans
See below for details.

 

Why Matthew 25

We’ve decided as a church to become a Matthew 25 church. Matthew’s chapter 25 is not a lengthy chapter, but it’s packed with Christ’s teachings. His lesson about the final judgment is what will drive our Matthew 25 book discussions. It is the parable about the final judgment being like a shepherd who is separating his herd, with goats on one side and sheep on the other. This is where Jesus tells us that the final judgment will depend on whether we have fed the hungry, given drink to the thirsty, taken care of the stranger, clothed the naked, taken care of the sick and visited the imprisoned. He teaches us that whatever we do for the least of the Father’s we do for the Father. He also says whatever we don’t do to the least of His children, we don’t do to Him. The outcome is that those who did take care of the least will be with the Father and those who did not will be with the devil.

We at CCPC do many things to help those in need and less fortunate. We have worked to live that part of Jesus’ lesson. The harder part is what we don’t do, and what we don’t realize we are doing. None of us would ever deliberately do or say things that would hurt others. But is it possible that we have hurt others without knowing it?

Why Now?

Why not now?  It is always a good time to reflect on how we are doing as followers of Jesus and his teachings, The Race and Diversity Committee's book club discussion is looking at how we can better follow the lessons in Matthew 25. Our first book ('Good White Racist') addressed things we may say or do, or we have said or done, that inadvertently hurt others.

Our second book ('Microagressions in Ministry') will look at big and small changes we can consider for increasing our welcome to people from marginaliazed communities.
The book can be purchased online via PCUSA.  


How will it work?

  • We’ll meet on Zoom; three Friday evenings (Aug. 6, 13 and 27) at 6:30PM
  • NOTE: August 20 discussion postponed until August 27
  • Ann Fleming and Dennis Evans will be facilitators
Follow this Zoom Link to the meeting!

We hope to see you there!