Matthew 25 Ministries
Matthew 25 Ministries represent major expressions of the imperatives of the gospel to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable people as we tell the world about Jesus. This ministry serves as the umbrella for the embodiment of Christian caring. Key programs include: Another Chance, Gifts from the Heart Christmas outreach, Eighty and Older Celebration Luncheon, Central Union Mission, We are One Body Food Pantry and our Global Missions, all of which works in cooperation with Lott Carey initiatives.
Eighty and Older Luncheon
Jennifer Cover Payne
This is an annual celebration honoring the members of our church family who are have reached 80 years of age and older.
Gifts From The Heart
Each Christmas season we adopt at least one elementary school and families within our church community who request assistance to provide toys and clothes for children. For the past several years we partnered with the William Paca Elementary School to provide gifts to hundreds of children.
Dr. Beverly Thompson and Traci Miller
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, ‘come over to Macedonia and help us. Acts 16:9
Global Missions coordinates the work our church with international mission activities. We are aligning our current expressions of global ministry efforts with the Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community to extend the Christian witness around the world. Though prayer, partnership, financial support, and humanitarian assistance. We are answering the commandment to love and call to help as we come alongside indigenous communities to support ministries of prayer evangelism, compassion, empowerment, and advocacy.
Safeway Feast of Sharing
Rev. Georgia Davis, Dr. Joshua Wright
Safeway Feast of Sharing is a free community-wide Thanksgiving Event which serves over 5000 meals and offers a day of community services and a health Expo. Our church family provides volunteers, coordinates a clothing drive, and provides activities and personalized service for the seniors who attend the event.
Street Ministry / /Central Union Mission
Min. Derek Jackson and Rev. Soammes Williams
Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6
The mission of the Street Ministry is to bring those outside of the church into a redemptive relationship with Jesus Christ. We strive to fulfill this mission as we endeavor to serve God’s people by engaging in effective, relevant outreach in the metropolitan Washington, DC and Prince Georges County homeless communities. We provide a worship service with The Central Union on the first Thursday of each month. In Prince Georges County, we have connected with the state/county office on Faith-Based Community Outreach/Office of Housing and Homeless Services in efforts to partner with them and with other outreach ministries to meet the needs of our new community.
We Are One Body Food Pantry
The We Are One Body Food Pantry works to help alleviate hunger by providing access to supplemental nutrition through the operation of a Food Pantry for families within our church and community. In 2019 we gained recognition as a partner with the Capital Area Food Bank which increases our capacity to sustain the ministry as we serve more families throughout the region.