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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…

MCCDC: FIND YOUR POWER

“What happens when people open their hearts in prayer? They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami, alt. Many of my pastoral conversations center on prayer. Is there really power in prayer? We pray for wholeness of body, mind and spirit. We also pray for our broken world, including prayers for peace to calm the dangerous escalation…

MCCDC: MIND YOUR PURPOSE: BREATHE

“Deep breathing brings deep thinking and shallow breathing shallow thinking.” ~Elsie Lincoln Benedict When’s the last time you had room to breathe? At MCCDC this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM we will invite you to take a breath. And another. To breathe is to pray, especially when words fall flat, seem empty, or…

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: Rising True: Worthiness

“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and…