Dear MCC Family and Friends,
The presidential election will go down in history as a watershed moment for the United States of America. What we do now is perhaps more important than everything that led to our vote.
In the midst of a crisis, the best thing to do is to do what you normally do: encourage people, pray with people, sing with people. Clergy and laity, we need to be an assuring presence.
And as Christians, we believe that the truth will set us free. We will tell the truth that many people in this country have lost hope. Families, communities, and congregations are suffering and economic stability is out of reach. We will tell the truth that racial prejudice is easily turned into fear and then into actions to repress and do violence to individuals and groups.
It is more important than ever for us to work toward a society with fairness as a key value.
The truth is that we cannot predict the impact of this election locally or globally, but we know there will always be people in a position of vulnerability. MCC commits to standing with those who are oppressed and healing the systems of oppression.
We will tell the truth that love is stronger than hate. And MCC will remain committed to our core values of inclusion, community, spiritual transformation, and justice.
We read in Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — God’s good, pleasing and perfect will.” New International Version (NIV).
Let these words guide you today. Stay the course. #BeMCC
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Interim Moderator, Metropolitan Community Churches
MCC Interim Moderator Offers Hope Following U.S. Election
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Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, MCC Interim Moderator, gives words of encouragement and hope following the presidential election that divided the U.S. nation. She encourages MCC to stand together, lean into our Core Values, and #Be MCC.