Stewardship Listings – March 2011

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Leadership in Stewardship Listings for March 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 March 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 March 2011 average weekly attendance increased by 10% or more as compared to March of 2010.
These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the March 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 March.
Grace and peace,

Rev. Nancy L. Wilson
Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches

 

MARCH 2011

LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS
Fifty-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 April. Those churches, in random order, are: 

Promise MCC – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jon Robert Haack

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, New South Wales

Pastored by:  Rev. Greg Smith

 

Appalachian MCC – Charleston, West Virginia

Pastored by:  Rev. Mike Shields

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, Queensland

Pastored by:  Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

MCC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Pastored by:  Rev. Wayne Lindsey

 

Agape MCC – Fort Worth, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

 

Central Texas MCC – Waco, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Charley Garrison

 

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, Kansas

Pastored by:  Rev. Ty Sweeting

 

FirstCoast MCC – Saint Augusting, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, New South Wales

Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

 

MCC Detroit – Ferndale, Michigan

Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Bidwell

 

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jackie Carter

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosbe

 

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

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

Open Circle at the Villages MCC – Oxford, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Carol Chambers-Rawlings

 

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, Indiana

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Miner

 

Redeemer MCC – Flint, Michigan

Pastored by:  Rev. Edwin Yates

 

Antelope Valley MCC – Palmdale, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Gale Smith

 

MCC of Our Redeemer – Augusta, Georgia

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Pulliam

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill

 

MCC South London – London, England

Pastorate Vacant

 

River of Life MCC – Tri-Cities, Washington

Pastored by:  Rev. Janet Pierce

 

MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Cooper

 

MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado

Pastored by:  Rev. John Mark Hild

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

MCC San Jose – San Jose, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Rebecca Anderson

 

MCC Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Steed

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, Virginia

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

Living Springs MCC – Bath, England

Pastored by:  Rev. Kieren Bourne

 

MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, Iowa

Pastored by:  Rev. Rich Hendricks

 

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, Missouri

Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

 

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, Alabama

Pastored by:  Rev. Lee Carlton

 

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pastored by:  Rev. Wendy Woodruff

 

Open Door MCC – Boyds, Maryland

Pastored by:  Rev. Jill McCrory

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

Pastorate Vacant

 

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, Maryland

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee

Pastored by:  Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

MCC Köln – Köln, Germany

Pastored by:  Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pastored by:  Rev. Steph Maxson

 

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, Hawaii

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Deb Martin

 

MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Pastored by:  Rev. Cathy Porter

 

MCC Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska

Pastored by:  Rev. Tom Emmett, III

 

New Creation MCC – Columbus, Ohio

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Hawk

 

New Life MCC of Hampton Roads – Norfolk, Virginia

Pastorate Vacant

 

Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois

Pastored by:  Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Pastored by:  Rev. Keith Mozingo

 

King of Peace MCC – Saint Petersburg, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

 

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, Pennsylvania

Pastored by:  Rev. Elizabeth Goudy

 

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, Washington

Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

 

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, Illinois

Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rev. Todd Goewey

 

MCC Ocala – Ocala, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Nevin Wertenberger

 

 

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

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN 350

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, ON

$5,010.75     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes      (approx USD amt)

 

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, IN

$4,660.60     Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Miner

 

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 151 to 350

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC

$4,332.08     Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA

$3,486.81     Pastored by:  Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL

$2,545.68     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, TX

$2,419.16     Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

 

Holy Cross MCC – Pensacola, FL

$2,410.26     Pastored by:  Rev. Sandy O’Steen

 

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 51 to 150

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA

$2,051.74     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

St. John’s MCC – Raleigh, NC

$1,987.44     Pastored by:  Rev. B. Y. Boone

 

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, MO

$1,896.16     Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

 

Agape MCC – Ft. Worth, TX

$1,691.25     Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn
FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL

$1,653.81     Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL

$1,537.20     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

$1,496.32     Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA

$1,452.74     Pastored by:  Rev. Elizabeth Goudy

 

MCC New Life of the Hampton Roads

$1,452.63     Pastorate Vacant

 

MCC Detroit – Ferndale, MI

$1,400.81     Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Bidwell

 

AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF FEWER THAN 51

 

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA

$1,389.07     Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Echelbarger

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, OH

$1,346.03     Pastorate Vacant

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX

$1,098.85     Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, FL

$  994.85     Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosbe

 

New Light MCC – Hegerstown, MD

$  852.62     Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL

$  772.88     Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ

$  739.94     Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

$  736.17     Pastorate Vacant

 

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD

$  736.02     Pastored by:  Rev. Jill McCrory

 

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, IL

$  711.48     Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer

 

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES  (approx USD amts)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

MCC South London – London, ENG

$  336.05     Pastorate Vacant

 

MCC in East London – London, ENG

$  210.19     Pastored by:  Rev. Carmen Margarita Sánchez De León

 

AUSTRALIA

MCC Sydney – Sydney, NSW

$  719.84     Pastored by:  Rev. Greg Smith

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD

$  306.56     Pastored by:  Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW

$  278.91     Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

MARCH 2011
LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS
Twenty-four churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for March 2011 (as compared to March 2010.) 

 

St. John the Apostle MCC – Ft. Myers, FL

81.9%     Pastored by:  Rev. Stephen Filizzi

 

MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, KY

75.0%     Pastored by:  Rev.  Cathy Porter

 

MCC Ocala – Ocala, FL

47.2%     Pastored by:  Rev. Nevin Wertenberger

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, NC

47.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

 

Heartland MCC – Springfield, IL

45.6%     Pastored by:  Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, AL

42.7%     Pastored by:  Rev. Lee Carlton

 

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL

39.3%     Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

MCC Montana – Great Falls, MT

34.5%     Pastored by:  Rev. Gina Hartung

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA

33.6%     Pastored by:  Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

MCC Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach, DE

31.0%     Pastoral Transition

 

MCC Köln – Köln, DEU

30.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN

27.3%     Pastored by:  Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

Central Texas MCC – Waco, TX

26.7%     Pastored by:  Rev. Charley Garrison

 

MCC Auckland – Auckland, NZ

25.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. Doug McGee

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

24.6%     Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, CO

23.1%     Pastored by:  Rev. John Mark Hild

 

MCC of the Spirit – Harrisburg, PA

18.8%     Pastored by:  Rev. Lori Rivera

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, FL

17.6%     Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosbe

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

17.0%     Pastorate Vacant

 

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL

15.7%     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, NSW

13.1%     Pastored by:  Rev. Greg Smith

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD

13.1%     Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS

12.7%     Pastored by:  Rev. Ty Sweeting

 

St. Jude’s MCC – Wilmington, NC

11.4%     Pastored by:  Rev. John McLaughlin

 

 

 

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

 

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, OH

$ 120.18     Pastorate Vacant

 

Imani MCC – Durham, NC

$   86.94     Pastored by:  Rev. Phil Matthews

 

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA

$   69.45     Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Echelbarger

 

New Life MCC of Hampton Roads – Norfolk, VA

$   52.58     Pastorate Vacant

 

St. John’s MCC – Raleigh, NC

$   50.64     Pastored by:  Rev. B. Y. Boone

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA

$   45.85     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

$   44.94     Pastorate Vacant

 

Holy Redeemer – College Park MD

$   44.94     Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL

$   41.78     Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd

 

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA

$   41.58     Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

 

Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX

$   40.05     Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, FL

$   39.43     Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosbe

 

MCC London – London, ON

$   37.78     Pastored by:  Rev. Paul Whiting      (approx. USD amt)

 

MCC Hartford – Hartford, CT

$   36.83     Pastored by:  Rev. George Chien

 

MCC San Jose – San Jose, CA

$   36.69     Pastored by:  Rev. Rebecca Anderson

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

$   35.84     Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD

$   35.47     Pastored by:  Rev. Jill McCrory

 

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, MD

$   35.16     Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Hydes

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC

$   33.91     Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

Antelope Valley MCC – Palmdale, CA

$   33.02     Pastored by:  Rev. Gale Smith

 

 

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES             (approx. USD amounts)

 

MCC in East London – London, ENG

$   35.78     Pastored by:  Rev. Carmen Margarita Sánchez De León

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD

$   31.05     Pastored by Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

MCC South London – London, ENG

$   28.72     Pastorate Vacant

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, NSW

$   18.59     Pastored by:  Rev. Greg Smith

 

MCC Köln – Köln, DEU

$   15.79     Pastored by:  Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann