Tuesday Night at MPC
Author: Amy Zullo
October 11, 2022
There was a lot of excitement as we gathered together last Tuesday for the return of Tuesday Nights @ MPC. We had a delicious meal (thanks Cathay). Following the meal, the kindergarten through fifth graders went to the choir room to create a Joyful Noise. The adults learned more about the Matthew 25 initiative of the PCUSA. Matthew 25 is an invitation to be actively engaged in the world — to see our neighbors through Jesus’ eyes and serve those who are marginalized or in need, Our church has chosen to focus on congregational vitality and dismantling structural racism as part of being a Matthew 25 church. One of the questions that was asked was "If MPC no longer existed, what would the community miss?" The whiteboard quickly filled with responses such as CROSS with the Presby Peelers preparing food and our annual paper drive; Playful Beginnings, which provides much-needed preschool childcare in the community; Christ Lutheran Health Ministries, and many more activities that this congregation already participates in. What are some things that you can think of that MPC does for those who are hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, imprisoned, strangers, poor or oppressed in other ways and in need of welcoming? Are there other areas where you would like to see MPC have more involvement? One comment that was made that really struck me was that this should be a partnership, working not just for
marginalized people but with
them. The next Tuesday Night at MPC will be on October 18. Come join us for great food, fellowship and conversation around congregational vitality.