The Matthew 25 Committee of WPC is charged with energizing the congregation to...
Act with bold compassion as disciples of Jesus Christ;
Recognize the systems, practices, and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice, and oppression for people of all races and ethnicities in our personal lives, in our congregational life, and in our communities.
Through education and leadership, this committee is charged with promoting WPC’s efforts to foster anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice. As a committee, we have set the following goals:
Education/Awareness. We are aware that there is a lot to learn about the history and impact of racism. We pledge to bring a variety of educational opportunities to members of all ages, and to examine and expand our experiences and understandings. We hope this will include unique opportunities within our church. In the spirit of not reinventing the wheel, we also hope to utilize existing resources and publicize broader educational opportunities for interested members.
Bridge Building. We are made to live in a community with one another. We hope to make connections with our broader community, beginning in the North of Howard neighborhood through our connection with Good News Partners. We want to create the opportunity for more diverse relationships.
Action/Justice. We respect all WPC members, their perspectives, and their levels of interest. For those interested members, we hope to provide ways to put their faith into action in a positive way. We believe that we can make a difference.
The Color of Compromise Book Study
FOUR SUNDAYS @ 11:10am (Beginning May 1)
We will begin by having discussions around the book The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, by Jemar Tisby. Books will be in the entry of the church for you to take. You may provide a donation to cover cost of book if you wish.
Beginning on Sunday, May 1, we will discuss portions of the book over the course of 4 weeks.