The Transgender Ministry of Central Texas MCC (Waco, Texas) will host a screening of The Teena Brandon Story on Saturday evening. Afterward, Baylor University professor Dr. Jon Singletary will facilitate a discussion of the movie and trans issues.
A number of our churches are busy planting flowers and making their yards colorful. At MCC Toronto (Ontario, Canada), those people are known as the Garden Faeries!
Holy Covenant MCC (Brookfield, Illinois) will hold their annual Walk-a-thon on 7 May. They have two routes of three and five miles. Dogs and children are also welcome to walk and to get their own sponsors!
Church of the Trinity MCC (Sarasota, Florida) will join with other area religious communities for the Gulf Coast Affirming Interfaith Network’s Interfaith Service on 10 May, during which they will honor young victims of bullying and celebrate the diversity of humanity with a palette of faith traditions.
Eternal Joy MCC (Dayton, Ohio) increased their membership 13% by taking in eight new members this month.
The annual Gong Show at Divine Peace MCC (Pontiac, Michigan) has now become A Night at the Movies. Congregants and their friends will perform kid-friendly music, skits, comedy acts, dance numbers, etc. Join in the fun at 7pm on 14 May!
Karen Reynolds and Oona Love will perform in concert at MCC Knoxville (Tennessee) on 30 April at 7pm. Admission is $10 USD.
MCC of the Palm Beaches (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) will present Voices of Pride, a combination of The Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches and the Sanctuary Choir of MCC PB, in a concert to benefit the MCC Food Pantry. Patriotic, inspirational, and campy music will be included on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $25 USD.
Beginning next Sunday, Appalachian MCC will move to a morning worship time with children’s Sunday School at 10am and Morning Worship at 11am.
Every month, MCC Pueblo (Colorado) is offering a free movie night to the LGBT community.
The Miracle Easter Sunday offering at All God’s Children MCC (Minneapolis, Minnesota) went to purchase five computers, a floor-care machine, bass and guitar amplifiers, a drum shell, and organic and local food for their Community Meal. They also paid their insurance deductible to repair water damage.
First MCC of Atlanta (Georgia) is providing an outreach every other Sunday afternoon in Macon, Georgia, a prayer and study group led by Bill Murphy.
MCC Washington, DC, will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary 13-15 May. On Friday evening there will be a celebration of dancing, food, fun, and song at the HRC Equality Center. On Sunday, MCC Founder Rev. Elder Troy Perry will bring the message. For more information, visit MCCDC’s Facebook page.
MCC Manchester (England) will spend all day on 7 May creating a vision for their church for the next five years with specific plans for the next year.
Restore! Revive!! Rejoice!!!, the capital campaign of Sunshine Cathedral MCC (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) has surpassed the $500,000 USD mark. To date, they have replaced one roof, installed new air conditioning units in the Senior Day Care Center and in the chapel, added safety railings on the second floor, built an entry stoop for the worship center, and reduced their mortgage by $125,000 USD.
Joy MCC (Orlando, Florida) will be having a special event each Saturday for the next several months to do fundraising for the church, as well as provide a time of fellowship. There will be dinners, concerts, brunches, and many more activities.
On 1 May, the youth ministry of MCC Richmond (Virginia) will present the church’s first effort in adding praise dancing to their worship services.
Couples Bunco will take place next Saturday at LifeJourney Church MCC (Indianapolis, Indiana), while the Singles meet for dinner at O’Charley’s.
Goin’ Cruisin’! Gentle Shepherd MCC (Phoenix, Arizona) and MCC San Diego (California) have paired together again to offer a cruise on Carnival’s Spirit next year. They will depart San Diego on 4 February 2012 for eight days along the Mexican Riviera with ports of call in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. The prices, amazingly, begin at $569 USD. Rev. Elder Troy Perry will be a special guest. For more information, contact .
Harvest MCC (Denton, Texas) will have a monthly Fun and Games Night beginning next Friday.
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game!” The Whosoevers, the softball team from MCC Charleston (South Carolina), is playing in the Weeknight Women’s Church League.
The ReCharge midweek service at MCC Omaha (Nebraska) has changed from a quiet meditative style to a traditional mid-week worship with familiar hymns, a responsive reading, a brief reflection on familiar scriptures, prayer and communion. It will be lay-led beginning next month.
Many of our churches are having yard or garage sales next month, but MCC of the Rockies (Denver, Colorado) has a different twist. BAM! It’s a Book, Art, and Music sale featuring used books, DVDs, CDs and albums. Church ministries will benefit, including their food pantry, which feeds 300+ people each week.
MCC Tampa (Florida) will have a booth at Pride on 7th Street next Saturday.
MCC of the Spirit (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) will join others for the Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Prayers for Justice and Peace at Pine Street Presbyterian Church on Monday evening.
MCC Topeka (Kansas) has opened a new store with new or nearly new items, and even some delicious baked goods!
Mark Ridolfi, editor of the Quad City Times, will perform a song he wrote in support of diversity and marriage equality during the worship service next Sunday at MCC Quad Cities (Davenport, Iowa).