The Matthew 25 invitation 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.

We are called to serve Jesus by contributing to the well-being of the most vulnerable in all societies – rural and urban, small and large, young and not-so-young. From affordable housing to community gardens to equitable educational and employment opportunities to healing from addiction and mental illness to enacting policy change – there is not just one way to be a part of the Matthew 25 movement.

The Session at Cary Presbyterian Church voted to become a Matthew 25 congregation in September 2021 and we are in an ongoing process to discern the ways we can advance the initiative's 3 primary goals:

Building Congregational Vitality by challenging members and friends in our congregation to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world.
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.
Eradicating Systemic Poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

One way we seek to live out the values of Matthew 25 within our community is through participation with One Wake, a local non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-issue group of religious congregations, associations, and other non-profits in the Wake County area that works to  identify common problems, to find or create workable solutions, and to work together to implement systemic changes within society to achieve the common good.

Learn more here: One Wake Website