Guided by Christ's unselfish and unending love for others, Anchorage pledged itself as a "Matthew 25" congregation in 2021. Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. In doing so, we are celebrating the many ways in which our church community already works toward our chosen foci: eradicating systemic poverty and dismantling structural racism. We also look to expand our current reach and pour our love, energy and action into new outreach opportunities that will help us work toward this vision.
By supporting organizations such as Eastern Area Community Ministries, Hope Health Clinic, PathLight International, Habitat for Humanity, Living Waters and others, we are working toward eradicating poverty through their missions of providing for basic needs, education, housing and healthcare.
We are also working toward dismantling structural racism by “fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.” Our anti-racism book study group remains committed to this cause through education and discussion, and we look forward to identifying hands-on ways in which we can expand our reach into the community.
Look here for updates on our work.