Inspired by Matthew 25, Iowa PC(USA) church focuses on its community

Special to Presbyterian News Service

MT. PLEASANT, Iowa — When leaders at First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant first heard about the Matthew 25 initiative, they thought it was “a good challenge” to think about how their faith guides them to serve their community. The church has engaged in outreach to people who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, who have immigrated to the United States and their community, and many others in this small Midwestern town. We caught up with the church as it was celebrating its embrace of the Matthew 25 initiative to hear how it has impacted it as a faith community and individuals.

Visit to learn about the Matthew 25 initiative and the upcoming Matthew 25 Summit, Jan. 16-18, 2024 in Atlanta.

Interviews and script editing by Melody Smith. Images and video editing by Rich Copley. Additional images from First Presbyterian Church Mt. Pleasant.

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