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MCCDC: The Aspirations of Jesus!

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi As we continue to focus on our Aspirations, our scripture for this Sunday shows the aspirations of Jesus as he “returned in the power of the Holy Spirit to Galilee, and his reputation spread throughout the…

Trusting God With Our Aspirations: Love

“Be bold! The powers of hate may cause us pain, sorrow, some suffering, but the power of love will and is already overcoming. Arise as we have not arisen before! Proclaim God’s millennial, timeless pride in us, in our communities — the eternal, sacred pride that comes with lovers, justice-makers and peace-seekers.” ~Rev. Elder Hong…

MCCDC: Trusting God for 50 Years

The historic inaugural Metropolitan Community Church worship service on October 6, 1968 was an act of trust. When Rev. Elder Troy Perry opened the doors into his little pink house in Los Angeles, he trusted that people would show up. He also trusted that God loved him unconditionally as an openly gay, defrocked Pentecostal Pastor…

MCCDC: Becoming a Spiritual Force Part II

“Throughout our history, MCCDC has offered songs that cry out for justice and mercy for oppressed and forgotten people. We have been known as the gay church, the church with AIDS, the human rights church, the justice-seeking church, and the equality-seeking church. We will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to share our gifts; become…

MCCDC’s Aspirations: Becoming a Spiritual Force

We will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to share our gifts; become a growing spiritual force for compassion, justice, and equality; and partner with other communities and organizations. ~MCCDC Aspirations, 2018-2022 This Sunday MCCDC is pleased to welcome back Rev. Cedric Harmon, Executive Director of Many Voices. Rev. Cedric works directly with Black religious…

MCCDC: Building Our Generous Home

We will address the physical and financial needs associated with MCCDC’s mission and presence in the community. ~MCCDC Aspirations, 2018-2022 As we continue our spotlight on our aspirations, we turn our attention to our generous home. MCCDC, the building and a parking lot at the corner of 5th and Ridge, is much more than a…

MCCDC: ASPIRATIONS! Connecting and Engaging (Part#2)

“We will engage our community in ‘our songs of imagining’ who we can become.” ~MCCDC Aspirations, 2018-2022 With a look back we can look ahead to who we will become: a people on an exciting adventure to the fullness of God’s purpose for us. We look back to Psalm 125, a “song of imagining” that…

MCCDC: ASPIRATIONS! Connecting and Engaging

“Alone, I am what I am, but in community I have the chance to become everything that I can be.” ~Joan Chittister A foundational question from our 2018-2021 Aspirations is “What difference can we make in our changing and challenging world?” One difference we can make is to provide a community where people can say:…

MCCDC: ASPIRATIONS! Growing from the Inside Out (Part 2)

We will work to: cultivate and strengthen a congregational culture of pastoral care.” ~From MCCDC Strategic Plan, 2018-2021. The work of soul care, of care for each other, is at the heart of our congregational calling. We are called to be a caring congregation, living the ways of care in a world that too often…

MCCDC: ASPIRATIONS! Growing from the Inside Out (Part 1)

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” ~Psalm 127:1 At MCCDC we are working to create and sustain a spiritual home built on love through the wisdom and strength of God. Thus, we launch a new worship series this Sunday: “Aspirations!” The series aligns with our strategic plan, offering…