MCC Stewardship Listings – February 2011

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Metropolitan Community Churches
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Leadership in Stewardship Listings for February 2011

Dear MCC Friend:

In these listings we recognize and congratulate MCC congregations for their achievements and leadership in the areas of 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 February 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 February 2011 average weekly attendance increased by 10% or more as compared to February of 2010.
These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the February 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 March and received on or before 20 March, as part of our covenant of ministry.

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

Rev. Nancy L. Wilson
Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches

FEBRUARY 2011

LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS
Forty-four 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 March. Those churches, in no particular order, are:

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Kati Houts

 

MCC South London – London, EnglandPastored by Rev. Janice Bowker (Interim)

 

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, Illinois

Pastored by Rev. Kevin Downer

 

Agape MCC – Fort Worth, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

 

Open Circle at the Villages MCC – Oxford, Florida

Pastored by Rev. Carol Rawlings-Chambers

 

Central Texas MCC – Waco, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Charley Garrison

 

New Creation MCC – Columbus, Ohio

Pastored by Rev. Margaret Hawk
MCC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Pastored by:  Rev. W. Wayne Lindsey

 

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, Washington

Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

Pastorate Vacant

 

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

 

St. John the Apostle MCC – Fort Myers, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Steve Filizzi

 

MCC North London – London, England

Pastored by:  Rev. Sharon Ferguson

 

MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado

Pastored by:  Rev. John Hild
Antelope Valley MCC – Palmdale, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Gale Smith

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, Maryland

Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

MCC Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska

Pastored by:  Rev. Tom Emmett, III

 

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, Missouri

Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill

 

Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois

Pastored by:  Rev. Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

Christ Chapel MCC – Santa Ana, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Randy Besta

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, Queensland

Pastored by:  Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

 

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, Maryland

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes (sabbaticant)

 

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pastored by:  Rev. Wendy Woodruff

 

King of Peace MCC – Saint Petersburg, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

Valley Ministries MCC – Stockton, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Miller

 

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Pastored by:  Rev. Steph Maxson

 

Spirit of Christ MCC – Joplin, Missouri

Pastored by:  Rev. Steve Urie

 

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

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

FirstCoast MCC – Saint Augustine, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, England

Pastored by Rev. Pressley Sutherland (Interim Support)
MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Cooper

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

Safe Harbour MCC – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Pastored by:  Rev. Jennifer Paty

 

Treasure Valley MCC – Boise, Idaho

Pastored by:  Rev. Renee McCall

 

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, Louisana

Pastored by:  Rev. Keith Mozingo

 

MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, Iowa

Pastored by Rev. Rich Hendricks

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

 

Promise MCC – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jon Robert Haack

 

SunCoast Cathedral – Venice, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

Appalachian MCC – Charleston, West Virginia

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Shields

 

MCC London – London, Ontario

Pastored by:  Rev. Paul Whiting

 

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

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN 350

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, ON                                                 $4,919.73 (approx USD)

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

 

Jesus MCC – Indianapolis, IN                                               $3,905.69

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Miner

 

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 151 to 350

 

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, TX                            $4,857.29

Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                              $4,477.08

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA                                         $3,286.70

Pastored by:  Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL                               $3,031.44

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 51 to 150

 

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, MO                                 $3,279.28

Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                                  $2,364.98

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                                 $1,616.56

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA                             $1,383.63

Pastored by:  Rev. Elizabeth Goudy

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                       $1,367.46

Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN                                              $1,334.01

Pastored by:  Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

St. John the Apostle MCC – Ft. Myers, FL                           $1,243.36

Pastored by:  Rev. Stephen Filizzi

 

Agape MCC – Ft. Worth, TX                                                 $1,234.56

Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

 

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, AL                                             $1.226.86

Pastored by:  Rev. Lee Carlton

 

St. Jude’s MCC – Wilmington, NC                                         $1,202.05

Pastored by:  Rev. John McLaughlin

 

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF FEWER THAN 51

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL                               $3,279.28

Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd (Interim)

 

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                     $1,056.83

Pastored by Rev. Phil Matthews

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tucson, AZ                                      $  964.02

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill (Interim)

 

Imago Dei MCC – Gradyville, PA                                            $  729.95

Pastorate Vacant

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, OH                                           $  675.20

Pastorate Vacant

 

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA                                          $  671.28

Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Echelbarger

 

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, TX                                              $  667.00

Pastored by:  Rev. Katie Houts

 

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH                                      $  596.71

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Hawk

 

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, PA                                         $  593.04

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes (sabbaticant)

 

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, WI                                           $  575.26

Pastored by:  Rev. Wendy Woodruff

 

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD                                                $  571.13

Pastored by:  Rev. Jill McCrory (Interim)

 

MCC Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach, DE                                   $  569.19

Pastored by:  Rev. Dusty Pruitt (Interim)

 

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

 

AUSTRALIA

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD                                               $  306.56  (approx USD)

Pastored by:  Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

UNITED KINGDOM

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, ENG                                          $  327.45  (approx USD)

Pastored by:  Rev. Pressley Sutherland (Interim Support)

 

MCC North London – London, ENG                                          $  267.23  (approx USD)

Pastored by:  Rev. Sharon Ferguson

 

MCC South London – London, ENG                                         $  266.51  (approx USD)

Pastored by:  Rev. Janice Bowker (Interim)

 

FEBRUARY 2011
LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS
Eighteen churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for February 2011 (as compared to February 2010.)

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD                              88.9%

Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

MCC Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach, DE                                 46.5%

Pastored by:  Rev. Dusty Pruitt (Interim)

 

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, AL                                             38.5%

Pastored by:  Rev. Lee Carlton

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN                                              35.0%

Pastored by:  Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, NC                            33.9%

Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, ENG                                      30.7%

Pastored by:  Rev. Pressley Sutherland (Interim Support)

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                             30.3%

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                                 26.9%

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, MI                                34.8%

Pastored by:  Rev. Steph Maxson

 

Redeemer MCC – Flint, MI                                                   23.3%

Pastored by:  Rev. Edwin Yates

 

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS                                              19.4%

Pastored by:  Rev. Ty Sweeting

 

Agape MCC – Ft. Worth, TX                                                 18.0%

Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

 

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, MO                                 16.7%

Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

 

MCC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV                                        16.6%

Pastored by:  Rev. W. Wayne Lindsey

 

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, MD                                       14.9%

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes (sabbaticant)

 

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, KS                                      12.2%

Pastored by:  Rev. Jackie Carter

 

Valley Ministries MCC – Stockton, CA                                  12.0%

Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Miller

 

MCC Montana – Great Falls, MT                                           11.9%

Pastored by:  Rev. Gina Hartung

 

 

FEBRUARY 2011
LEADERSHIP in PER CAPITA GIVING
(Payment made on/before the 10th and received on/before the 20th of March)
NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

 

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                 $ 122.89

Pastored by:  Rev. Phil Matthews

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, OH                                       $  77.79

Pastorate Vacant

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                               $  64.35

Pastored by Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL                           $  63.40

Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd (Interim)

 

Imago Dei MCC – Gradeyville, PA                                      $  53.48

Pastorate Vacant

 

New Spirit Community Church MCC/UCC/DOC                  $  48.84

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Jim Mitulski

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                    $  48.19

Pastored by Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Christ the Liberator – North Brunswick, NJ                 $  46.76

Pastored by:  Rev. Tom Bohache

 

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, MO                              $  44.77

Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

 

Spirit of Christ MCC – Joplin, MO                                      $  41.93

Pastored by:  Rev. Steve Urie

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ                                $  41.75

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill (Interim)

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD                           $  41.66

Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

MCC Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach, DE                              $  36.14

Pastored by:  Rev. Dusty Pruitt (Interim)

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                           $ 34.74

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA                                      $  33.48

Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

 

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA                                      $  33.15

Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Echelbarger

 

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, TX                        $  32.55

Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX                                                $ 31.31

Pastored by Rev. Margaret Walker

 

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, AL                                          $ 31.25

Pastored by:  Rev. Lee Carlton

 

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES             (approx. USD amounts)

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD                                          $  43.67

Pastored by Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

MCC South London – London, ENG                                     $  22.21

Pastored by Rev. Janice Bowker (Interim)

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, ENG                                     $  19.85

Pastored by Rev. Pressley Sutherland (Interim Support)