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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: 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…

MCCDC : FRIENDS FOR THE WORLD

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” ~Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013 True friendship has the power to change the world. Friendship is love lived out in partnerships. The power of…