Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church was founded in 1972 by and for the LGBTQQIA community.
Worship: 11 am Sundays in the Chapel of University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St.,at 43rd St. & 15th Ave. in the University District. Free Parking and nursery. 206-325-2421, firstname.lastname@example.org
MCC Seattle has served the Seattle area for more than 40 years in affiliation with Metropolitan Community Churches.
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches was founded in 1968 by Reverend Troy Perry, specifically to minister to the needs of the lesbian and gay community at a time when other Christian denominations were not open and affirming. The lesbian and gay community has an ongoing need to approach God without shame or with second-class status.
Today, our ministry continues to actively support those with HIV and AIDS, and to advance our commitment to social justice. MCC churches provide a place where our relationships, our marriages, and our holy unions are fully recognized and honored in the Christian community.
MCC Seattle is a Progressive Christian church, established in May 1972. We are part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC.com), which seeks to affirm the lives of people in their individual journeys of Christian faith.
MCC Seattle is rooted in the LGBTQQIA communities. With respect for spiritual diversity, we exemplify inclusivity in worship and community, provide spiritual education, community outreach, and promote social transformation by advancing our call to social action and justice.
This week's newsletter: God is everywhere and in everything!
mailchi.mp “Paul stood up in the middle of the council of the Areopagus and said, “People of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every way. As I was walking through town and carefully observing your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: ‘To an unknown God.' What you worship…
This week's Pastoral Devotion from Rev. Brian Hutchison: " Theology (how we think about the Divine) matters. If you think God is unjust and angry, you are likely to become unjust and angry (if you aren't already). If you think God is unconditionally loving, you will likely attempt to do the same. Where we locate God matters too. If you think God lives in the sky or is completely separated from the world, you may experience spiritual loneliness. However, a belief in a very near Divine Presence can allow us to feel God loving and guiding us right where we are. The word omnipresent means "everywhere present." The word panentheism means "God in everything." These are two theological principles that I strongly profess. I believe that God is always right where I am, wherever I am. And I believe that the Divine Presence is within every cell of my body and that I am within God as well. We find these concepts in our Bible, as well as in other faith traditions. Join us this Sunday at 11am to find out more!
Affirmations: I am in God and God is in me. I am comforted by God's omnipresence. I honor the Divine within all creation. And so it is! Amen."
Congratulations, Rev. Troy!
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Rev. Brian Hutchison's Mother's Day Sermon
The Emerald City MCC Seattle Sermon this Mother's day Sunday
This week's newsletter: come eat with us tomorrow!
mailchi.mp “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people who are God's own possession. You have become this people so that you may speak of the wonderful acts of the One who called you out of darkness into amazing light. Once you weren't a people, but now you are God's people. Once yo...
This week's Pastoral Devotion from Rev. Brian Hutchison: " The Lord... is also The Lady. In the Christian tradition (as in its source faith- Judaism), God is primarily referred to as masculine. This is because Judaism is a patriarchal culture. In the Christian Testament, Jesus called God the Aramaic word "Abba," which is an affectionate term for father, such as "Papa" or "Daddy." Our Bible refers to God in primarily male terms, not because that is God's true essence, but rather because that is how ancient Jews and Christ-followers perceived God. However, over the two millennia of Christian history, there have been those on the margins of the faith that have recognized God's femininity as well. Traditionalists disapprove of this because they view femininity as weaker that masculinity. But those of us who affirm femininity or the essence of woman as strong find that it glorifies the image of God. As we celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday, we do not stereotype mothers as subservient house servants. We celebrate mothers (of all genders) as reflections of the Divine Mother who nurtures us all with Her loving embrace.
Affirmations: I affirm my gender as a reflection of God. I give thanks for the good that mothers bring to our lives. I pray for the wellbeing of mothers around the world who struggle to take care of their children. And so it is! Amen."
MCC in Cuba celebrating trans* lives and faith!
reuters.com For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking.
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