We Are a Matthew 25 Church
In the Fall of 2019, we became a PC(USA) Matthew 25 Congregation.Our Session made a commitment act on all three areas of focus.
Focus #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. 
Focus #2: Eradicating systemic poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.
Focus #3: 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.
 
Our Native American Neighbors
Our Matthew 25 team is making plans to help us do two things:
1) learn about systemic poverty and structural racism, and
2) do something about systemic poverty and structural racism.
During 2021, we will be getting to know more about Native Americans and learning how we can advocate for justice and equal opportunities for these people whose history on this continent goes back thousands of years. We look forward to deepening our partnership with our neighbors at Church of the Indian Fellowship in Tacoma this year. Their pastor, Rev. Irv Porter, is also the Associate for Native American Congregational Support in the PCUSA. He is enthusiastic about supporting our journey!
Our first step is getting to know the Puyallup Tribe. Please take the time to visit the their website and browse around to see what is happening now. While you are there, click on the Tribal History link, turn up your sound, and listen to tribal members share their history in both English and their native tongue.
We have formed a Guide Team for this project. The team will be planning the studies and experiences which will be offered to the congregation. If you would like to be on the Guide Team please contact ErrolLynne Marsh (errollynnefpc@hotmail.com or 253-848-8236).