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MCCDC: Yearning for God

A headline from Time magazine caught my attention this week: “More Millennials Are Dying ‘Deaths of Despair,’ as Overdose and Suicide Rates Climb.” Time reports that between 2007 and 2017, drug-related death increased by 108% among adults ages 18-34; alcohol-related death increased by 69%; suicides increased by 35%. 36,000 millennials in the United States died…

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…