"Put us where you want us, and show us what to do."

Matthew 25

This Act of Faith takes its name from Matthew 25:31-46 which calls us to actively engage in our community and the world around us. We do this by embracing three areas of action: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.”*
Our next Sunday for hospitality at St. Joe’s will be March 15. We will welcome guests from 1:30 – 4:45 pm. Please contact Pastor Laura if you would like to join us.

Each of us who participates in any part of Matthew 25 is changed through our interactions with our brothers and sisters. We have opportunities to respond in faith — “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Mt. 25:35-36).

With the start of “shelter season” in Rochester, we are partnering with the Catholic Worker House (St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality) on South Avenue to welcome the homeless on Monday evenings. Every Tuesday morning we are at the house, assisting with meals through hospitality and a “ministry of presence and listening.” One Sunday afternoon, monthly, we gather with our brothers and sisters at St. Joe’s.

* South Presbyterian Church is part of the PC(USA) Matthew 25 Initiative from where we take the wording for our Mission | Vision | Calling.