What is a Matthew 25 Church?

By accepting the Matthew 25 invitation, Forest Hill Church joined hundreds of other PCUSA churches commited to “creating healthy, just communities and a radically inclusive world through building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism, and eradicating systemic poverty.”

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We are a Matthew 25 Church

Matthew 25:31-46 calls us to actively engage in the world around us so our faith comes alive, and we wake up to new possibilities.

I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you welcomed me; I was naked, and you gave me clothing; I was sick, and you took care of me; I was in prison, and you visited me.

Matthew 25:35-46

Goals of a Matthew 25 Church

Congregational Vitality

Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples, actively engaged with their community as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

Dismantling Structural Racism

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.

Eradicating Systemic Poverty

Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans, and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

Join us to start making a difference in our community.

Greater Cleveland Congregations

We are proud to be a part of GCC who work together on social justice issues.

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Earth Care

Following Christ’s teachings to care for the earth and all its creatures has been a Forest Hill priority for over 30 years.

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Food Pantry

We work to provide food and other groceries to our neighbors in need.

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Guns to Gardens

Guns to Gardens allows community members to turn in unwanted guns and have them transformed into garden tools and art.

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Immigration Task Force

We strive to respond to immigrants on an individual, organizational and institutional level.

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FHC worships with, provides meals to, and partners with other churches in our area who serve those in need.

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Racial Equity

We are working to bridge the divide between, and build personal relationships among, members of diverse races.

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FHC embraces and supports the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Want to help your community?

We’d love to have your help serving our community through our various outreach programs. Contact us today to learn how you can join us.

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