Stewardship Lists – October 2010

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Metropolitan Community Churches
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Leadership in Stewardship Listings for October 2010

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 October 2010.

  • Participation in Early Contributions — featuring churches who have discharged their tithe obligations by participating in “pay as you go” contributions and/or churches who timed their tithe remittances to allow deposit into MCC accounts prior to the stated due date;
  • Total Tithe Amount — based on the total 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 — highlighting churches, both large and small and from across the denomination, whose average weekly attendance increased by 10% or more as compared to the previous month.
  • These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the monthly 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 be dated on or before the 10th of the month and received on or before the 20th of the month, as part of our covenant of ministry.

    I am pleased to share these “Leadership in Stewardship” lists and to include the website addresses of listed churches.

    Grace and peace,

    Rev. Nancy L. Wilson
    Moderator
    Metropolitan Community Churches

    OCTOBER 2010

    LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

    Thirty-two 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 deposited in MCC denominational accounts on/before 9 November Those churches, in no particular order, are:

    Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois

    www.heartlandcommunitymcc.org

    New Creation MCC – Columbus, Ohio

    www.newcreationmcc.org


    Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona

    www.gsmcc.org


    King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, Florida

    www.kingofpeacemcc.com


    Sunshine Cathedral MCC – Ft. Lauderdale

    www.sunshinecathedral.org


    MCC Washington DC – Washington, District of Columbia

    www.mccdc.com


    FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, Florida

    www.firstcoastmcc.org

    MCC Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand

    no website


    MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, New South Wales

    www.mccgoodshepherd.com


    Living Springs MCC – Bath, England

    www.mccbath.org.uk


    MCC South London – London, England

    www.southlondonmcc.co.uk


    Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    www.milmcc.org


    MCC Torbay & Plymouth – Torquay, England

    www.mcctorbay.org


    Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

    www.exodusmcc.org


    MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, Queensland

    www.mccbris.asn.au


    MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

    no website


    MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

    www.mccboston.org

    MCC Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland

    www.mccbaltimore.org


    Pike’s Peak MCC – Colorado Springs, Colorado

    www.ppmcc.org


    MCC of Topeka – Topeka, Kansas

    www.mcctopeka.org


    Victory Garden MCC – Clovis, New Mexico

    www.victorygardenmcc.com


    First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas

    www.mccwichita.com


    New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

    www.newspiritmcc.com


    New Light MCC – Hagerstown, Maryland

    www.newlightmcc.com


    OdysseyChurch (Plant) MCC – Jacksonville, Florida

    www.odysseychurch.org


    SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, Florida

    www.suncoastmcc.org


    MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, Texas

    www.mccgd.org


    MCC Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska

    www.mccomaha.org


    St. John the Apostle MCC – Fort Myers, Florida

    www.sjamcc.com


    Sunrise MCC – Lancaster, California

    www.sunrisemcc.com

    Appalachian MCC – Charleston, West Virginia

    www.appalachianmcc.org


    MCC San Jose – San Jose, California

    www.mccsj.org


    MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, Iowa

    www.mccqc.org


    MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado

    no website


    MCC Portland – Portland, Oregon

    www.mccportland.com

    OCTOBER 2010
    LEADERSHIP in TOTAL CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS
    (Payment made on/before 10 November and received on/before 20 November)

    Many of our churches have participated in one of the size summits that have been conducted over the past year and are now aware of the church size theory approach which categorizes churches into four different groupings based on average weekly attendance: fewer than 50, 51 to 150, 151 to 350, and more than 350. In keeping with an increased focus on size considerations, we have revised these stewardship listings and will now report leadership in contributions within each size category. In that MCC comprises more smaller than larger churches, there will be more churches listed in the “under 150” categories than in the “over 150” categories.

    OCTOBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN 350


    LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, IN $5,745.74

    AWA = 378 www.jesusmcc.org


    Sunshine Cathedral MCC – Ft. Lauderdale, FL $3,514.31

    AWA = 602 www.sunshinecathedral.org


    OCTOBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 151 to 350

    MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA $3,822.81

    AWA = 287 www.themetchurch.org


    MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC $3,797.85

    AWA = 220 www.mccdc.com


    All God’s Children MCC – Minneapolis, MN $2,997.24

    AWA = 205 www.agcmcc.org


    King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL $2,499.11

    AWA = 204 www.kingofpeacemcc.com



    OCTOBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 51 to 150


    MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA $2,766.00

    AWA = 75 www.mccnova.com


    St. John the Apostle MCC – Ft. Myers, FL $1,763.26

    AWA = 113 www.sjamcc.com


    MCC of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL $1,720.12

    AWA = 96 www.mccpalmbeach.org


    FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL $1,707.23

    AWA = 57 www.firstcoastmcc.org


    MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS $1,616.54

    AWA = 62 www.mcctopeka.org


    MCC Richmond – Richmond, VA $1,596.04

    AWA = 110 www.mccrichmond.org


    MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Alentown, PA $1,584.10

    AWA = 101 www.mcclv.org


    MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN $1,578.16

    AWA = 100 www.mccknoxville.org


    OCTOBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF FEWER THAN 51


    Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA $ 935.69

    AWA = 43 www.peninsulamcc.org


    Divine Peace MCC – Pontiac, MI $ 839.86

    AWA = 40 www.divinepeacemcc.org


    Imago Dei MCC – Gradyville, PA $ 807.58

    AWA = 22 www.imagodeimcc.org


    New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH $ 779.73

    AWA = 33 www.newcreationmcc.org


    Promise MCC – Dallas, TX $ 775.14

    AWA = 49 www.promisemcc.org


    MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA $ 662.81

    AWA = 23 www.mccpittsburgh.com


    Imani MCC – Durham, NC $ 662.60

    AWA = 22 www.imanimcc.org


    Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, WI $ 638.10

    AWA = 32 www.milmcc.org

    Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, MI $ 618.21

    AWA = 46 www.reconciliationmcc.org

    MCC Montana – Great Falls, MT $ 616.47

    AWA = 44 www.mccmontanagf.org

    NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES (approx USD amts)

    $1.00 AUD ≈ $0.98 USD; £1.00 ≈ $1.60 USD

    MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW $ 350.01

    AWA = 34 www.mccgoodshepherd.com

    MCC Melbourne – Melbourne, VIC $ 347.28

    AWA = 36 www.mccmelbourne.com.au

    MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD $ 280.45

    AWA = 22 www.mccbrisbane.org

    MCC South London – London, ENG $ 265.82

    AWA = 22 www.mccsouthlondon.co.uk

    OCTOBER 2010
    LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS

    Twenty-four churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for October (as compared to September).


    Sunshine Cathedral MCC – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 47.7%

    www.sunshinecathedral.org


    Divine Peace MCC – Pontiac, MI 44.7%

    www.divinepeacemcc.org


    MCC Montana – Great Falls, MT 43.7%

    www.mccmontanagf.org


    Victory Garden MCC – Clovis, NM 37.8%

    www.victorygardenmcc.com


    MCC Ocala – Ocala, FL 34.0%

    www.mccocala.com


    MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, IA 32.9%

    www.mccqc.org


    New Life MCC – Charlotte, NC 25.5%

    www.newlifemccnc.org


    ICM Cristo Sanador – Rio Piedras, PR 24.8%

    www.icmcristosanador.org


    Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ 24.2%

    www.gsmcc.org


    Healing Spirit MCC – Rochester, MN 24.0%

    www.hsmcc.org


    River of Life MCC – Tri-Cities, WA 23.5%

    www.riveroflifemcc.org


    First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, KS 23.5%

    www.mccwichita.com

    Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX 21.4%

    www.exodusmcc.org


    St. John the Apostle MCC – Ft. Myers, FL 20.5%

    www.sjamcc.com


    Central Texas MCC – Waco, TX 20.4%

    www.centexmcc.com


    MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA 18.6%

    www.mccnova.com


    MCC Richmond – Richmond, VA 18.1%

    www.mccrichmond.org


    MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, KY 17.9%

    www.mccetown.com


    MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA 16.2%

    www.mcclv.org


    Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA 14.2%

    www.peninsulamcc.org


    MCC South London – London, ENG 13.9%

    www.mccsouthlondon.co.uk


    Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, FL 13.7%

    www.trinitychurchmcc.com


    MCC Baltimore – Baltimore, MD 13.5%

    www.mccbaltimore.org


    MCC of the Coachella Valley – Cathedral City, CA 11.0%

    www.mcccv.org

    OCTOBER 2010
    LEADERSHIP in PER CAPITA GIVING
    (Payment made on/before 10 November and received on/before 20 November)

    NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES


    Imani MCC – Durham, NC $60.79

    www.imanimcc.org


    Imago Dei MCC – Gradyville, PA $56.99

    www.imagodeimcc.org


    MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA $54.65

    www.mccnova.com


    Sunrise MCC – Lancaster, CA $46.07

    www.sunrisemcc.com


    MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC $43.43

    www.mccdc.com


    MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA $41.53

    www.mccpittsburgh.com


    MCC of the Coachella Valley – Cathedral City, CA $41.33

    www.mcccv.org


    Healing Spirit MCC – Rochester, MN $40.81

    www.hsmcc.org


    FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL $39.54

    www.firstcoastmcc.org


    New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH $36.80

    www.newcreationmcc.org


    Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, FL $34.40

    www.trinitychurchmcc.com


    MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX $34.02

    www.mccgd.org


    Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA $33.17

    www.peninsulamcc.org


    Divine Peace MCC – Pontiac, MI $32.46

    www.divinepeacemcc.org


    New Life MCC – Charlotte, NC $32.43

    www.newlifemccnc.org


    MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS $32.02

    www.mcctopeka.org


    MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA $30.53

    www.mccbr.org


    SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL $27.59

    www.suncoastmcc.org


    MCC of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL $27.51

    www.mccpalmbeach.org


    New Light MCC – Hagerstown, MD $27.10

    www.newlightmcc.com


    Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX $26.76

    www.exodusmcc.org


    Heartland MCC – Springfield, IL $24.73

    www.heartlandcommunitymcc.org


    First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, KS $25.06

    www.mccwichita.com



    NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES (approx. USD amounts)

    $1.00 NZD ≈ $0.77 USD; $1.00 AUD ≈ $0.98 USD; £1.00 ≈ $1.60 USD


    Living Springs MCC – Bath, ENG $20.97

    www.mccbath.org.uk


    MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD $19.44

    www.mccbrisbane.org


    CRAVE MCC @ Christchurch – Christchurch, NZ $17.50

    no website


    MCC Auckland – Auckland, NZ $17.11

    no website