Matthew 25 Ministries

For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to me. ~ Matthew 25:35-36

Ministry Description

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.

Another Chance
Servant Michelle Arnold

The mission of this ministry is to build positive relationships and serve as a supportive and healing community for families impacted by incarceration. We will provide re-entry assistance to help connect returning citizens and their families to appropriate community resources during their transition as they rebuild their lives.

Church Women United
Peggy Everheart and Janet Vernon

Church Women United (CWU) is a national volunteer movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian Women who have the common purpose of prayer, Bible Study, advocacy and action. CWU is gifted by the racial, economic, age and theological diversity of the participants. Undergirded by an organizational structure, CWU works locally, nationally and globally to empower and support women through Worship, study, leadership development and action for peace and justice. The Church Women United Ministry meets every fourth Saturday.

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
Janel Dancy

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.

Global Missions
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.

Social Justice and Public Policy Ministry
Ms. Terri Reaves

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

The Social Justice Public Policy Ministry vision is to edify and lead the members of our church and community in learning, affirming and strategically advocating public policies, practices and systems that can improve our quality of life, promote social justice and undergird our church’s commitment in “…becoming the Kingdom of God on earth.”
The Social Justice Public Policy mission is to serve our church and community as a change-agent which conducts research, produces timely relevant information and maintains linkages with other entities so together, we can initiate strategic actions that foster improvements in those secular systems on which we rely.

We Are One Body Food Pantry
Paula Porter

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.

Ministry Contact
Staff Minister
Rev. Brenda Girton Mitchell
Spiritual Advisor