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Joy in God’s Law?

Holy Trinity Metropolitan Community Church, Edinburgh, Scotland Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; Luke 4:14-21 I appreciate that it is a long time since anyone suffered the dubious pleasure of hearing me preach but some of you may

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Thinking About God

Covenant Metropolitan Community Church, Birmingham, Ala. Those of us that come from the more liturgical churches feel theology is best left up to experts. Those of us from the younger Protestant churches disagree. There is nothing daunting about theology. Theology is nothing more than thinking


Another Missed Opportunity

News release: Office of the Moderator, UFMCC The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches joins justice-seeking people within the United Methodist denomination and in the larger community in expressing profound sorrow and disappointment at the decision of the Conference delegates in Cleveland, Ohio to affirm


Dr. Mel White Resigns UFMCC Justice Ministry

Will Focus on Applying Soulforce to Primary Voices of Intolerance News release LOS ANGELES — Mel White has resigned as the volunteer Justice Minister for the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. “I’m almost sixty,” he said. “In another sixty years they’re going to bury

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Healing Faith

Cathedral of Hope MCC, Dallas, Texas Reading: Luke 8:40-56 This is the fourth sermon in our series on healing. The first week we looked at the importance of believing that God’s ultimate will for us is health and wellness. Jesus said, “The thief comes to

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UFMCC Celebrates 30 Years

A Pastoral Message On The Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of UFMCC Dear Saints: This has been a powerful week in my personal life. On October 6th, we observed the 30th anniversary of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. I’ve replayed the events of

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

What MCC Has Meant to Me

It’s been nearly 10 years since I first set foot inside a Metropolitan Community Church. I didn’t even know such a church, aimed at the spiritual well-being and safety of gays and lesbians, existed, until my partner at the time saw an article in a

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What Would Jesus Do?

Reading for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Luke 14:25-33 Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself,

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Summer of ’68: The Founding of UFMCC

Here’s a powerful and moving story that has never received adequate historical coverage. But it is a bit of history that forever changed the international struggle for gay rights and equality. In the summer of 1968, one year prior to the Stonewall events, there was

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Get Out of the Boat

Delivered at the UFMCC Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Reading for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Matthew 14:22-33 NIV Excellence in Ministry! I have a calligraphy piece in my office that has called me back to the voice of the spirit, has challenged me and