MCC Stewardship Listings – May 2011

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Metropolitan Community Churches
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Leadership in Stewardship Listings for May 2011

Dear MCC Friend:

In these listings we recognize and congratulate MCC congregations for their achievements and leadership in generous giving and attendance.

Below you will find 4 lists, each of which spotlights a particular aspect of Leadership in Stewardship for the month of May 2011.

  • Participation in Early Contributions — featuring churches who have discharged their tithe obligations by participating in “pay as you go” contributions and/or whose tithe remittances are verifiably deposited into MCC denominational accounts prior to the stated due date;
  • Total Tithe Amount — based on the total Base Tithe and Generous in Faith contributions of local churches within broad attendance groupings;
  • Per Capita Giving — based on the ratio of reporting churches’ tithable (after exemptions) income and total attendance for the month; and
  • Gains in Attendance — listing churches across the denomination whose May 2011 average weekly attendance increased by 10% or more as compared to May of 2010.

These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the May reports they have submitted to the administrative offices in Abilene, Texas (USA). For your church to be eligible for inclusion in these lists, your report and payment(s) must have been dated on or before the 10 June and received on or before 20 June, as part of our covenant of ministry.

I am pleased to share these “Leadership in Stewardship” lists for May.
Grace and peace,

Rev. Dr. Nancy L. Wilson
Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches

 

 

MAY 2011

LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

Forty-seven churches participated in early payment by sending intentional pre-pay installments on tithes not yet due, by remitting tithes on their income as it was received, and/or by ensuring that their contribtuions were verifiably deposited in MCC denominational accounts on/before 9 June. Those churches, in random order, are:

MCC Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska

Pastored by:  Rev. Tom Emmett, III

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

MCC of Windsor – Windsor, Ontario

Pastored by:  Rev. Martha Daniels

MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Cooper

Church of Our Savior MCC – Boynton Beach, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Renwick Bell

Agape MCC – Fort Worth, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

Antelope Valley MCC – Palmdale, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Gale Smith

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

Pulpit Vacant

Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, Maryland

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, Illinois

Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Kati Houts

MCC of the Blue Ridge – Roanoke, Virginia

Pastored by:  Rev. Joe Cobb

Appalachian MCC – Charleston, West Virginia

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Shields

FirstCoast MCC – Saint Augustine, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jackie Carter

Water of Life MCC – Tucson, Arizona

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Charlie Arehart

King of Peace MCC – Saint Petersburg, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, Hawaii

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Deb Martin

Good Hope MCC – Capetown, South Africa

Pastored by:  Ms. Laurie Guam

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

 

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, Kansas

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Ty Sweeting

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, New South Wales

Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pastored by:  Rev. Todd Goewey

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

Imago Dei MCC – Gradeyville, Pennsylvania

Pulpit Vacant

MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, Iowa

Pastored by:  Rev. Rich Hendricks

Open Circle at the Villages MCC – Oxford, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Carol Chambers-Rawlings

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, Washington

Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

MCC San Jose – San Jose, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Rebecca Anderson

MCC of the Gentle Shepherd – Vancouver, Washington

Pastored by:  Rev. Ken Kerr

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, District of Columbia

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

Central Texas MCC – Waco, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Charley Garrison

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

Promise MCC – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jon Robert Haack

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, Alabama

Pastored by:  Rev. Lee Carlton

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, Great Britain

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Pastored by:  Rev. Cathy Porter

MCC Melbourne – Melbourne, Victoria

Pulpit Vacant

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pastored by:  Rev. Wendy Woodruff

MCC New York – New York, New York

Pastored by:  Rev. Pat Bumgardner

Journey MCC – Birmingham, Great Britain

Pastored by:  Rev. Chris Dowd

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, Maryland

Pastored by:  Rev. David North

Spirit of Life MCC – Elfers, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dexter Brecht

Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois

Pastored by:  Mr. Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

MAY 2011
LEADERSHIP in TOTAL CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS in SIZE GROUPINGS
(Payment dated on/before the 10th and received on/before the 20th of June)

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES  (approx USD amts)

 

Avg Weekly Att of 51 to 150

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, NSW

$867.74        Pastored by:  Rev. Greg Smith

 

Avg Weekly Att of less than 51

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, GB

$435.72        Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

 

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW

$384.96        Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

 

Good Hope MCC – Capetown, SA

$216.75        Pastored by:  Ms. Laurie Guam

 

 

NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

 

Avg Weekly Att of less than 51

 

New Life MCC of Hampton Roads – Norfolk, VA

$1,554.36        Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX

$1,097.11        Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

$1,011.50        Pastored by:  Rev. Todd Goewey

 

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, IL

$909.04         Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer

 

Imago Dei MCC – Gradeyville, PA

$881.08         Pulpit Vacant

 

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, TX

$849.38         Pastored by:  Rev. Kati Houts

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ

$845.23         Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill

 

Promise MCC – Dallas, TX

$839.35         Pastored by:  Rev. Jon Robert Haack

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL

$818.00         Pulpit Vacant

 

Avg Weekly Att of 51 to 150

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA

$2,285.74        Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

MCC Lubbock – Lubbock, TX

$2,049.84        Pastored by:  Rev. Renae Phillips

 

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL

$1,973.52        Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

Agape MCC – Ft. Worth, TX

$1,883.77        Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

$1,753.58        Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Detroit – Ferndale, MI

$1,721.10        Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Bidwell

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL

$1,701.35        Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

Avg Weekly Att of 151 to 350

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington DC

$5,093.27        Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA

$4,865.57        Pastored by Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL

$3,015.61        Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

Avg Weekly Att of over 350

 

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, IN

$5,808.32        Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Miner

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, ON

$5,497.97 (aprox USD amt)        Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

 

 

MAY 2011
LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS

Fifteen churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for May 2011 (as compared to May 2010.)

 

MCC Auckland – Auckland, NZ

112.5%        Pastored by:  Rev. Doug McGee

 

MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, CO

104.9%        Pastored by:  Rev. John Mark Hild

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, NC

57.3%         Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

 

MCC of the Gentle Shepherd – Vancouver, WA

42.4%        Pastored by:  Rev. Ken Kerr

 

Harvest MCC – Denton, TX

40.4%        Pastored by:  Rev. Jeannie George

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD

29.3%       Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

Heartland MCC – Springfield, IL

28.7%        Pastored by:  Mr. Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

28.7%       Pastored by:  Rev. Todd Goewey

 

Church of Our Savior MCC – Boynton Beach, FL

22.8%       Pastored by:  Rev. Renwick Bell

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL

20.7%       Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN

20.1%       Pastored by:  Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, GB

18.1%       Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

17.4%       Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington DC

13.6%       Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

Central Texas MCC – Waco, TX

13.6%       Pastored by:  Rev. Charley Garrison

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 2011
LEADERSHIP in PER CAPITA GIVING

 

 

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES (approx. USD amounts)

 

MCC in East London – London, GB

$25.50        Pulpit Vacant

 

Living Springs MCC – Bath, GB

$22.26        Pastored by:  Rev. Kieren Bourne

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, GB

$19.05        Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, NSW

$18.26        Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

 

NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

 

Imani MCC – Durham, NC

$70.61        Pastored by:  Rev. Phillip Matthews

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA

$61.16        Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

New Life MCC of Hampton Roads – Norfolk, VA

$57.84        Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

$53.90        Pastored by:  Rev. Todd Goewey

 

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA

$53.22        Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

 

Imago Dei MCC – Gradeyville, PA

$50.96        Pulpit Vacant

 

Christ the Liberator MCC – North Brunswick, NJ

$50.72        Pastored by:  Rev. Thomas Bohache

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL

$47.08        Pulpit Vacant

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnatti, OH

$46.78        Pulpit Vacant

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD

$42.49        Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

$41.50        Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

New Spirit Community Church MCC/UCC – Berkeley, CA

$36.89        Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Jim Mitulski

 

Holy Covenant MCC – Brookfield, IL

$35.67        Pastored by:  Rev. Danny Spears

 

Water of Life MCC – Tucson, AZ

$35.41        Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Charlie Arehart

 

Trinity MCC – Ft. Worth, TX

$34.82        Pastored by:  Bro. Curtis Smith

 

MCC Lubbock – Lubbock, TX

$34.05        Pastored by:  Rev. Renae Phillips

 

Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, FL

$33.82        Pastored by:  Rev. Charles Tigard

 

Promise MCC – Dallas, TX

$33.41        Pastored by:  Rev. Jon Robert Haack

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX

$32.65        Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

 

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA

$31.75        Pastored by:  Rev. Keith Mozingo

 

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, TX

$31.60        Pastored by:  Rev. Kati Houts

 

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS

$31.39        Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Ty Sweeting

 

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, IL

$31.08        Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer