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MCCDC: GLORIES STREAM

“O God, all the nations that you’ve made will come and bow down before you; they will glorify your name, because you are awesome and a wonder-worker.” ~Psalm 86:9-10 With shepherds quaking, glories streaming, and heavenly hosts singing-the second verse of the beloved hymn “Silent Night” is the most spectacular. The song goes from calm…

MCCDC: Calm and Bright

“. ..we each have the agency to reach out across divides and connect because we are humans with common human needs and, deep down, we all have the desire for peace for ourselves and our children.” ~Marcia McFee Music holds transformative power. Songs like “Amazing Grace” and “We Shall Overcome” have inspired countless people in…

MCCDC: BRING YOUR CARES

“God’s people live out of the past and into the future, a future that has been promised but is yet to be fully realized. We always need to offer thanks and praise to God, to acknowledge gifts graciously given, and to hope in God’s continuing and surprising provision for the future.” ~M. Pasquarello Our worship…

MCCDC:Be Hope: Trusting God with Our Aspirations!

“Hope isn’t wishful thinking, but absolute certainty about the future because it is grounded in God’s faithfulness to keep promises. What God will do for us is grounded in what God has already done!” ~Elizabeth Shively, alt. Hope is centered in the character of God. Hope is the heartbeat of Scripture. This Sunday we’ll take…

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:…