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  Metropolitan Community Church of the Fox Valley, Elgin, Illinois
MCC of the Fox Valley is a Christian Church founded in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, open to all people.
MCC of the Fox Valley is a unique church community that has been called by God to conduct a very special ministry.
Still, MCC of the Fox Valley is a loving church community that wants very much to stretch its arms out wide in order to touch as many people as it can.
www.mccfoxvalley.org   (214 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MCC divides the World into 7 regions each served by an elder (broadly similar to a Bishop - although the use of this term is controversial within the denomination) who has authority to affiliate and disaffiliate churches, appoint regional staff and spend funds from the regional budget.
Each affiliated member church of MCC is a self-governing, legally autonomous body, is vested in its Congregational Meeting which exerts the right to control all of its affairs, subject to the provisions of the UFMCC Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or documents of legal organization, and the General Conference.
New Spirit Community Church in Berkeley, California was an outreach of MCC San Francisco, and in addition to MCC affiliation, has affiliated with the United Church of Christ and is In Care with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolitan_Community_Church   (1305 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church of Lubbock
MCC Lubbock is affiliated with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches which is a denomination of approximately 300 churches in seventeen countries throughout the world.
MCC Lubbock grew from meeting in a living room to a sanctuary that seats approximately 200 today.
The Vision of Metropolitan Community Church of Lubbock is to be the "Hub" of the GLBT community reaching West Texas and Eastern New Mexico with the good news of God’s inclusive love.
www.mcclubbock.org /who_we_are.htm   (403 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church Key West Florida
Metropolitan Community Church Key West was established in 1980 and met at The Woman's Club of Key West until moving into its present home at 1215 Petronia Street.
The founding of this church was led by the lay ministry, and today that same determination and willingness to serve God provides the direction to many of the church's programs and activities.
Metropolitan Community Churches are on a bold mission to transform hearts, lives, and history.
www.mcckeywest.com /pages/about.htm   (459 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Metropolitan Community Church
Although his parents were not particularly religious, his family had strong church ties; one of his aunts was a Pentecostal preacher who handled snakes as a sign of faith and an uncle was a Baptist minister.
In late l970 leaders of churches in five cities--Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, and Honolulu--met in the first General Conference of their new denomination, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.
The tragedy was compounded when most of the churches in the city denied Perry's request to use their buildings for memorial services for the victims, some of whose families refused to claim the bodies.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/metro_comm_church.html   (777 words)

 MCC's Look at the Bible and Homosexuality
Metropolitan Community Church believes that this is not the truth.
Metropolitan Community Church asserts the authority of Scripture.
The Metropolitan Community Churches are characterized by their belief that: a) the love of God is a gift, freely offered to all people, regardless of "sexual orientation" or any other dimensions of human variation, and that b) no incompatibility exists between human sexuality and the Christian faith.
www.ualberta.ca /~cbidwell/UFMCC/freetobe.htm   (1292 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
Church members hope the ads will spark a conversation about the issue, and they are also planning a town hall meeting on homosexuality and the Bible.
Jesus Metropolitan Community Church in Indianapolis was founded in 1990 by 18 gay Christians.
The church is working on the ad campaign with the national groups Faith In America -- a group organized to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians -- and Metropolitan Community Churches worldwide.
www.365gay.com /Newscon06/05/053106indivert.htm   (404 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church Bournemouth
Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is an ecumenical Christian church that was founded in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.
We are part of a Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.
MCC provides an opportunity to explore a spiritual experience that affirms who we are.
www.mccbournemouth.co.uk /whoarewe.htm   (329 words)

 The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge - Worship
The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge - Worship
In Baton Rouge, as with other Metropolitan Community Churches, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual Christians –; as well as all other people of faith – are welcome to worship God, our Creator.
Metropolitan Community Church is a Christian church that offers the message that gay people are welcome, that gay men and lesbians were created by God and have the right to enjoy happy and healthy lives." – Metropolitan Community Church founder, the Rev. Elder Troy Perry.
www.mccbr.org /mcchtmls/worship.htm   (570 words)

 MCC - Family In Christ
The first MCC worship service was held October 6, 1968 in Huntington Park, CA and launched the international movement of Metropolitan Community Churches.
MCC has grown to 43,000 members in 22 countries.
During the past 36 years MCC's witness has forever changed the face of Christianity and helped to fuel the international struggle for LGBT right and equality.
www.fortnet.org /mccfic   (206 words)

 MCC Index
Pastor George was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1983, and has served parishes in rural and suburban settings in upstate New York and Connecticut before coming to MCC Hartford.
He has most recently served as a transfer clergy on staff at MCC NY, the teaching church of the Northeast District of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), as he made the transition from a closeted life to an out gay ministry.
MCC Hartford is a healthy, growing church that is valued and respected in the community.
www.mcchartford.com /mccindex.html   (347 words)

 The Mystery Worshipper: Metropolitan Community Church, London, England
The church sees itself as a community and its working groups reflect the value placed on all the members and on the abilities brought by them to enhance both the life of the community and their worship.
The community is made up of Christians from a variety of traditions and worship styles.
She referred to the event and to the stall that the church had been responsible for – used as a means for telling people that they are ok and the Metropolitan Community Church is ok about God and ok about them.
ship-of-fools.com /Mystery/2005/946.html   (1071 words)

The Board of Elders is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Kenneth Martin, Senior Pastor of MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks in Austin, Texas, to be the new Elder for Region 1.
MCC Cares Angels donate $10 or more monthly above their regular giving by credit card to the MCC Cares Fund.
The MCC Cares advisory team meets regularly to make financial grants to organizations in the Austin and Central Texas community.
www.mccaustin.com   (710 words)

 The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Manchester, England
The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Manchester, England
The Metropolitan Community Church of Manchester is a Jesus-centred, rainbow-rooted and well-led church which seeks to be full of loving, welcoming and equipping disciples.
We are a friendly church and after worship - which usually lasts just one hour - we invite everyone to join us for refreshments and fellowship.
www.mccmanchester.co.uk   (236 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa
Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa (MCC Tampa) is a dynamic and growing Christian Church, located in the heart of Central Tampa.
We have been serving the Spiritual needs of the GLBT community since 1971 and are proud to be the seventh church to incorporate in this fellowship.
We anticipate the marvelous things God is doing in our midst and we are committed to provide a place were you can be yourself and experience a faith community that is relevant to your life in the 21st century.
mcctampa.com   (233 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit is made up of people from all walks of life.
Our Church is part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), a Christian church with a special outreach to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, founded in 1972, seeks to bring people into the family of God in an atmosphere of love for all.
www.mccdetroit.org   (213 words)

 MCCEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are a Christ-centred church of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities inviting all people to share in an adventure of spirituality and faith.
MCC in East London is a member church of the
MCC in East London is a registered charity.
www.mccel.demon.co.uk   (158 words)

 Universal Fellowship of MCCs - Canada
Metropolitan Community Churches [MCCs] were created in 1968 as a way of providing an environment where homosexual Christians could freely worship God and grow in their spiritual journeys.
MCC created an environment where all people are accepted, affirmed, and celebrated because of who they are (children of God in infinite variety) and not in spite of an aspect of who they are (such as their sexual orientation).
Perhaps we can make contributions to the other churches through sharing our emerging awareness of the relation between sexuality and spirituality; we are leading the way in how to provide pastoral care to people whose lives are affected by AIDS and in counselling people who are in same-gender committed relationships.
www.ualberta.ca /~cbidwell/UFMCC/uf-home.htm   (734 words)

 Doc Hollywood's church separates queer from fear - smh.com.au
It's one of the fastest growing Christian denominations in North America: half of its leaders are women and a policy of zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct from its clergy has been in place for years.
Dr Perry, who was licensed to preach in the Church of God by the time he was 15, outed himself as homosexual in 1963.
MCC's code of zero tolerance, police checks on its clergy and mandatory police reporting is applied across all 325 parishes spanning 19 different countries, including five in Australia.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/05/09/1019441524344.html   (481 words)

We are members of the Metropolitan Community Churches.
We enjoy an informal style of worship seeking to involve everybody in the life of the the church and include them as part of the family.
Whether you rarely darken the doors of a church, or have attended somewhere for years, you are welcome at Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church.
www.divinepeacemcc.org   (229 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are a Christian Church that seeks to offer a safe and affirming space where all can worship God and explore their faith, irrespective of sexuality or gender identity.
As part of the international Metropolitan Community Churches movement, we grew up within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
MCC Edinburgh seeks to live Christ's Gospel of love and liberation for all.
www.mccedinburgh.com   (337 words)

 Sacred Light of Christ MCC Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soon other Metropolitan Community Churchess were organized in many other cities, including Salt Lake City (Jan 7, 1972), Ogden, Logan and Boise.
These local churches are now members of The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC).
The Christian church consists of Christ's people and there are many different organizations which serve the needs of different groups of people.
members.aol.com /slcmcc   (187 words)

 First Metropolitan Community Church of Kansas
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our Church today and hope that you find what you are looking for.
We are a Church on the move, both inside these walls we call home and the community we serve.
We experience our communities of faith as places of healing and hope, and as places of reconciliation with family.
mccwichita.com /index.html   (239 words)

 Welcome to MCC
MCC of Greater St. Louis (MCCGSL), as a welcoming and affirming Christian community, opens it doors to all of God's children and seeks to equip all for ministry to our troubled world.
We wish for our church congregation to be a microcosm of the larger St. Louis community in its demographic make up of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and culture.
The church is located at the corner of Kingshighway and Washington Avenue in the Central West End.
www.mccgsl.org   (318 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
religious community, representing both the liberal and conservative viewpoints.
Join Toronto's GLBT community with our family, friends, and Toronto's gay-positive community as we experience love, compassion and the spirit of
This is only made possible through the generosity of our congregation and the community at large.
www.mcctoronto.com   (329 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church Key West Florida
MCC Key West is a member of The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), a Christian denomination with a primary, affirming ministry to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons and their friends and families.
As a Christian church we are inclusive in our beliefs and acceptance and welcome all persons.
MCC Key West emphasizes that everything in our lives, including our sexuality, must be centered in our relationship with God through our faith in Jesus, the Christ.
www.mcckeywest.com   (218 words)

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