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MCCDC: Standing in Grace

Several years ago, I wrote a song called “Justified” based on Sunday’s reading from Romans 5:1-5. The song gratefully celebrates how God uses our faith to make available to us all of God’s universal promises. The lyrics of the song declare, “God knows all about me, but God loves me anyway! I’ve got a witness…

MCCDC: TRUE COLORS

This Sunday we begin the colorful season of Pridetide! At MCCDC we observe traditional seasons of the church calendar such as Advent, Lent, Holy Week and the Great 50 Days of Eastertide. We also welcome emerging observances. Pridetide is one such observance, celebrated in most Metropolitan Community Churches and a growing number of other denominations.…

MCCDC 48th Anniversary, Kathleen Carey: Imagine Acceptance

“Imagine a place where mercy resides, love forms each heart and compassion is lived out with grit and determination.” ~ Cynthia Langston Kirk Rev. Troy Perry wasn’t sure what was ahead. Because he was gay, he had recently been defrocked by the church he loved and the church that he had served. His church condemned…

MCCDC: Imagine: Practice Resurrection

John’s Gospel begins with “In the beginning was the Word…” John’s Gospel ends with “There are many other things that Jesus did—yet if they were written down in detail, the world itself, I suppose, couldn’t hold all the books that would have to be written” ( John 21:25). John’s closing words inspire me to imagine…

MCCDC: Resurrection Sunday: Imagine

You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.” ~Azar Nafisi The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus call us to imagine the unimaginable. Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday Jesus enters the darkness. Then, darkness is reimagined as a place of hope reborn. It is a holy darkness, a place without…

MCCDC: Palm & Passion Sunday: Find Your Heart

“Blessed are hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” ~ Albert Camus This Sunday we are going to Jerusalem. There, in Jerusalem, we will enter a love story. It is a love story from the heart of Jesus. As told in Matthew’s gospel, the path to Jerusalem begins with the proclamation of John…

MCCDC: FIND YOUR DEEPER WISDOM

Sometimes our heads are groggy from the muddle of overload. Other times our heads spin with multiple conversations going on all at once. Be it brain fog or brain spin, it is easy to think and act impulsively, without deeper consideration. Motives can quickly become confused. Old ways of thinking can easily become our dominant…