A Little Bit about Our History!
Our Denomination, the Universal Fellowship of
Metropolitan Community Churches (U.F.M.C.C) grew out of
a Ministry of the Rev.
Troy Perry, in
He had been thrown out of the
for being Gay, and felt called to start a church for
lesbians and gay men, who at the time were not welcome
in most churches. He wanted MCC to be a place
where "Everybody" felt free to worship freely and where
everyone was excepted for who they where.
The first worship service took place with 12
individuals meeting in Rev. Perry's home on October 6th,
1968. Since then, we have grown to over 200
congregations and 15 - 20, 0000 members from all over
the world. Our experience has awakened to us other
kinds of exclusion, including sexism, racism, ageism,
classification, insensitivity to physically challenged
people, and prejudice against with AIDS. We
believe that inclusiveness and justice are at the heart
of the Gospel and attempt to express this conviction in
our lives, ministry and also in our structure.
Persons from may spiritual backgrounds are in corporated
into our denomination and are respected for their
individual Christian Journeys. We trust that their
paths are guided by God.
In the fall of 1979 informal worship services
We were officially recognized as a Worshiping body of
U.F.M.C.C. in the spring of 1980. Today, we are a
commissioned Church with approximately 30
Our Worship Services are casual and the members of
our congregation come from many different
backgrounds. We strive to maintain a balance
between formality and informality. Lay persons
from the congregation participate in all services and
one Sunday a month all facets of the worship service are
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