Matthew 25 Church

In September 2021, the burlpres Session voted to become a Matthew 25 congregation, an initiative of the PCUSA focused on building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.

 

As a Matthew 25 Church, we seek to answer Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious. By becoming a Matthew 25 Church, we are taking the love in our hearts, the hope for our future and the desire in our souls to faithfully follow Jesus’ example and humbly walk in His steps. 

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Racial Justice Commitment

As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to work for justice and peace for all God's people.  Through worship, fellowship, education, and faithful ally-ship, burlpres is committed to be an authentic ally for those who suffer from social inequities and exclusion. 

The Racial Justice Allies Working Group is a diverse group of brothers and sisters in Christ who are passionate about achieving racial equality and dismantling structural racism in our community.

Have ideas? Want to get involved? Contact us: connect@burlpres.org 

Find more information about upcoming events at burlpres.church/events.
Recordings and Media  

What's Up Wednesday - Standing Against Injustice (Mar 17, 2021)

Jared Wilkins Guest Sermon - Loving Justice
 (Oct 4, 2020)

Service of Lament (Jun 7, 2020)

Community
Resources

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking about Race

PC(USA) Racial Justice Resources


Harvard Study & Test on Subconcious Bias

Stop AAPI Hate

Asian American Action Resource Plan

Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit

Resources for Families

Books

All the World by Liz Scanlon

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
– a list of award-winning books by African American authors and illustrators for children and young adults

Henry’s Freedom Box
by Ellen Levine

His Truth is Marching On:  John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
by Anastasia Higginbotham

Say Something! by Peter Reynolds

The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala

Audio

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month - PBS

Code Switch - a podcast for kids by NPR

Fare of the Free Child - a podcast for parents

The Conscious Kid
- a podcast for parents

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