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2 October 2017 Interim Moderator Examines Transition, Conflict, and New Structure

24 September 2017 MCC Celebrates #BiWeek 2017

18 September 2017 Statement from Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis Concerning the Stockley Verdict

1 September 2017 Hundreds of Christian Leaders Denounce the Nashville Statement in an Open Letter

1 September 2017 ICM Anuncia Nova Estrutura de Pessoal

31 August 2017 An MCC Response to the Nashville Statement

28 August 2017 ICM anuncia nueva estructura de personal

24 August 2017 MCC Announces New Staff Structure

21 August 2017 Celebrating the Life of Rev. Delores P. Berry

14 August 2017 Memorial Tribute for Rev. Carlton Rutherford

14 August 2017 MCC Loses a Prophet and a Healer; Celebrates the Life of Rev. Delores P. Berry

14 August 2017 MCC Interim Moderator Calls on Churches to Confront the Sin of Racism and Heal Local Communities with Love

1 August 2017 The Rev. Troy Perry visits Cathedral of Hope (Texas, USA)

27 July 2017 MCC Leaders Urge Defense of Transgender People

17 July 2017 More than 300 people see Rev. Troy Perry get award

17 July 2017 Pilgrimage to Cuba

14 July 2017 What Happens When a Pastor Goes Poly?

10 July 2017 MCC Toronto Elects Rev. Jeff Rock as Next Senior Pastor

6 July 2017 Where in the World is Rachelle?

30 June 2017 A Pastoral Letter in the Season of Pride

13 June 2017 Motion Passes for Board of Pension Rate Increase

6 June 2017 Listening Tour Goes Virtual in June and July

6 June 2017 MCC Leaders Denounce Withdrawal from Paris Accord

22 May 2017 Rev. Troy Perry, Founder of LGBTQ Denomination, is First American to Receive Cuba’s CENESEX Award

19 May 2017 May is Mental Health Awareness Month

8 May 2017 Anuncio de la Conferencia General Virtual

8 May 2017 Anúncio da Conferência Geral Virtual

8 May 2017 Governing Board Calls for Virtual General Conference

5 May 2017 MCC Denounces Executive Order Telling IRS to Give Religious Groups a Pass

3 May 2017 Over 100 National Faith Leaders Join Texas Clergy in Opposition to Anti-LGBTQ Bills

3 May 2017 Council of Elders Weekly Call to Prayer

3 May 2017 Conselho de Bispos/as Chamado Semanal à Oração

3 May 2017 Rat der Ältesten Wöchentliche Aufruf zum Gebet

3 May 2017 Consejo de los Obispos y Obispas Llamado Semanal a la Oración

28 April 2017 Declaração do Liderança da ICM sobre Imigração

28 April 2017 MCC Leadership Joint Statement on Immigration

18 April 2017 Hearing to Start for Karen Oliveto as First Out Gay Bishop in Methodist Church

14 April 2017 Call for Swift Action on Behalf of Chechnyan Detainees

13 April 2017 Early Bird Rate Extended for PAD!

10 April 2017 Governing Board Announces MCC’s Easter Offering Campaign with the Global Justice Institute

3 April 2017 North Carolina HB2/HB142 Threatens Dignity and Privacy

21 March 2017 Transgender Visibility and OUR Call

16 March 2017 PAD Conference Early Bird Rate Ends 31 March

6 March 2017 Metropolitan Community Churches Decries Trans Discrimination

3 February 2017 TOOLKIT and MEDIA PLAN for MCC CHURCHES on PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION STRATEGIES

31 January 2017 Metropolitan Community Churches Affirms Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

30 January 2017 MCC: Prioritäten während der Übergangszeit

30 January 2017 MCC Supports Holy Resistance to Travel Ban into United States

27 January 2017 Afirmando Prioridades de ICM durante el Periodo Interino

26 January 2017 Affirming MCC Priorities During the Interim Period

19 January 2017 MCC Call to Prayer from the Nation’s Capital

17 January 2017 MCC Leaders Respond to BBC Documentary on Transgender Children

13 January 2017 Malestar en México / Civil Unrest in Mexico

4 January 2017 An Installation Prayer for our Interim Moderator

4 January 2017 GB Seeks Members for Assessments Review Commission

4 January 2017 Mitglieder, die für Assessments Review Commission benötigt werden

4 January 2017 Solicitar para unirse una Comisión que Revisará las Contribuciones

2 January 2017 MCC Leaders Respond to Anti-LGBT Remarks by Kim Burrell

2 January 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Call to Day of Social Action and Service

30 December 2016 Only one day left in 2016!!!

9 December 2016 Interim Moderator: Einsegung als Älteste

9 December 2016 Instalação como Bispa da Moderadora Interina

9 December 2016 Interim Moderator Elder Installation

9 December 2016 Instalación como Obispo de la Moderadora Interina

20 November 2016 Be a Witness: Stories about Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

18 November 2016 MCC Interim Moderator Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes

17 November 2016 Religious Leaders Challenge Dutch Reform Church as it Requires Celibacy of Gay and Lesbian People

9 November 2016 Interim Moderator Offers Hope following U.S. Election

9 November 2016 Interim Moderator Reflects on U.S. Election: Donald Trump Wins

7 November 2016 As U.S. Election Nears, MCC Interim Moderator Encourages Focus on Core Values

2 November 2016 Metropolitan Community Churches Urges End to Desecrations

27 October 2016 Interim Moderator Blessing

27 October 2016 Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown Calls MCC to Expand Understanding as Interim Term Begins

3 October 2016 La Junta de Gobierno Anuncia Moderador Interina

3 October 2016 ICM O Conselho de Administração anuncia Moderador Interino

3 October 2016 MCC Governing Board Names Interim Moderator

3 October 2016 MCC Weltvorstand Namen Interim-Moderatorin

29 September 2016 Moderator Calls for Action Against Shootings of African Americans

20 September 2016 Update: Moderador Interino Processo Candidate

20 September 2016 Actualización: Proceso para Personas Candidatas a Moderador(a) Interino(a)

20 September 2016 Update: Interim Moderator Candidate Process

10 September 2016 Moderator Joins Support for Native Americans in Pipeline Dispute

8 September 2016 Mexico: Ending Government and Religious LGBTI Discrimination

7 September 2016 Junta de Gobierno Responde a las Preguntas Moderador Provisionales

7 September 2016 Junta de Governo Responde às perguntas Moderador provisórias

5 September 2016 Moderador Global Estende Gratidão a Denominação

5 September 2016 Moderador Global amplía su gratitud a ICM

19 August 2016 Governing Board Responds to Interim Moderator Questions

18 August 2016 Global Moderator Extends Gratitude to Denomination

8 July 2016 Global LGBTQ Church Leaders Condemn Violence

29 June 2016 Healing and Talking Guns in a Post Orlando World

27 June 2016 Human rights groups call on Orthodox Church to embrace LGBT people

24 June 2016 Stonewall named first LGBT national monument — and 5 other LGBT sites to be proud of

24 June 2016 Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: ‘That’s The Legacy. We Never Ran Away’

17 June 2016 Global Moderator Extends Gratitude for Local Leadership in Crisis

16 June 2016 MCC to Hold Worldwide Virtual Prayer Vigils for Orlando

12 June 2016 MCC Global Moderator Grieves the Mass Shooting at a Gay Club

12 June 2016 Head of gay church calls Orlando massacre a ‘hate crime’

10 June 2016 MCC Global Leader Demands that New UN AIDS Declaration Recognize Marginalized and Criminalized People

6 June 2016 First Partnership Award to Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

22 May 2016 Governing Board Prepares for General Conference XXVI

23 March 2016 Review Team Report Regarding the Nomination Process for MCC Moderator

1 March 2016 In the Spirit of Transparency

11 February 2016 MCC’s Marie Alford-Harkey Named Next President and CEO of the Religious Institute

16 November 2015 We make baptism available to all…every child is a child of God

30 September 2015 Pope Francis, do you care about LGBTQ lives?

30 September 2015 Will Pope Francis Save the Planet?

24 September 2015 Remembering Father John J. McNeill

21 September 2015 The Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change — What is Missing?

20 September 2015 MCC Moderator Speaks to Vatican Discomfort with Gay Bishop and Activist Nun at the White House Welcome for the Pope

18 September 2015 Global Moderator of MCC to Help Welcome Pope at White House

8 September 2015 Sign the petition – stop the drownings

28 August 2015 MCC Hires Development Director

24 July 2015 Moderator of Global Metropolitan Community Churches Responds to Spray-painted Threat on Church Door

19 July 2015 The Passing of MCC Staff Member Bill Hooper

30 June 2015 MCC Media Event – Marriage Equality

26 June 2015 Love and Equality Win: MCC Celebrates SCOTUS Decision

26 June 2015 Love and Equality Win!

22 June 2015 Historic Metropolitan Community Churches will Hold On-line Media Event on Evening of SCOTUS Decision

19 June 2015 Public Policy Team Decries Massacre and Calls for Preaching, Practicing, and Praying for An End to Racially-Inspired Violence

19 May 2015 Report of MCC Journey in Cuba

14 May 2015 MCC Founding Pastor Presides at Blessing of Same-Gender Couples in Cuba

13 May 2015 National HIV Testing Day is June 27

12 May 2015 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Sunday, 2015 May 17

23 April 2015 Conferencia General Especial 2015

22 April 2015 2015 Special General Conference – Voting

21 April 2015 Líderes LGBTQ religiosos viajaran a Cuba para reunirse con oficiales de fe y el gobierno

21 April 2015 LGBTQ Faith Leaders Travel to Cuba to Meet Faith and Government Leaders

14 April 2015 MCC Moderator Congratulates Cathedral of Hope at Election of The Rev. Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas

30 March 2015 2015 EASTER OFFERING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE!  

26 March 2015 Help promote LGBT rights in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, and Malaysia

23 March 2015 Turn out the lights for Vanuatu!

12 March 2015 MCC Governing Board has called a Special General Conference

27 February 2015 JOIN GJI/MCC AS WE STAND TOGETHER FOR JUSTICE

26 February 2015 MCC Moderator Calls on MCC Members to Help Eliminate Modern Slavery

18 February 2015 Presentación de las personas designadas como Obispos y Obispas a la Conferencia General de las Iglesias de la Comunidad Metropolitana

3 February 2015 Introducing Elder Appointees to the General Conference of Metropolitan Community Churches

16 January 2015 Help make Anti-LGBT “Conversion Therapy” Illegal in your state

16 December 2014 Reflexión para el Cuarto Domingo de Adviento 21 de diciembre de 2014

15 December 2014 Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 21 December 2014

12 December 2014 Black LGBT Religious Leaders Act with Historically Black Churches: “Black Bodies Matter”

11 December 2014 Reflexión del Tercer Domingo de Adviento 14 de diciembre de 2014

9 December 2014 Racism and Eric Garner — TAKE ACTION!

8 December 2014 Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent 14 December 2014

4 December 2014 Transform the World with your end-of-year donation

4 December 2014 Reflexión para el Segundo Domingo de Adviento 7 de diciembre de 2014

4 December 2014 Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent 7 December 2014

27 November 2014 Reflexión para el Primer Domingo de Adviento 30 Noviembre 2014

25 November 2014 Ferguson and Racism: An Epistle to America

24 November 2014 Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent 30 November 2014

21 November 2014 Statement in response to immigration reform actions by U.S. President Barack Obama

17 November 2014 Statement: World AIDS Day

28 July 2014 JOIN WORLD DAY OF ACTION AGAINST JAMAICA’S ANTI-BUGGERY LAW

19 July 2014 MCC Moderator to Witness Signing of Presidential Executive Orders with NO Exemptions

18 July 2014 Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches Calls for Moment of Prayer In Face of Tragedies and Violence

11 July 2014 Metropolitan Community Church Response to Children’s Immigration Crisis

1 July 2014 MCC Moderator: “Religion Will be an Excuse to Discriminate”

25 June 2014 FIRST-EVER (USA) NATIONAL HIV TESTING WEEK

12 June 2014 MCC Moderator Urges Southern Baptists to Stop Condemning God

15 May 2014 MCC Moderator Among Key Faith Leaders to Address Climate Change

22 March 2014 We do not celebrate the death of Fred Phelps….We choose love

6 March 2014 First Gathering of Hispanic Ministries Network – A Resounding Success

13 February 2014 EMERGE: SPECIAL EDITION

13 November 2013 Fin de Año 2013

11 November 2013 Year End 2013

7 September 2013 Fellowship Sunday 2013 – Resourcing our Networks

14 August 2013 Global Justice Statement on anti-LGBT violence in Russia

14 August 2013 Who am I to judge?

15 July 2013 Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches Calls for Prayer and Personal Discernment as Zimmerman Trial Verdict is Released

26 June 2013 Moderator of Largest LGBT Church “Freedom and Equality Won!”

26 June 2013 Faith-Based Council Members sign-on to letter re ending human trafficking – Senate and House leadership

26 June 2013 Faith-Based Council Members sign-on to letter re ending human trafficking – Secretary of State Kerry

21 June 2013 MCC stands in solidarity with ICM Brasil – Igrejas da Comunidade Metropolitana do Brasil and everyone in Brazil.

21 June 2013 Exodus ‘Ex-Gay’ movement needs ‘conversion to truth-telling’

20 June 2013 Supreme Court Defends First Amendment Rights Engaged in the Fight Against AIDS For U.S. Organizations

30 May 2013 Moderator of world’s largest LGBT community of faith hails signing of anti-discrimination legislation by Puerto Rico’s Governor

30 May 2013 A Call to 30 Days of Fasting and Prayer

9 May 2013 SCOTUS and a New Day for LGBT Americans

28 March 2013 Metropolitan Community Churches stands with Lt. Dan Choi and Freedom of Speech

28 January 2013 LEAD and OFLD are proud to announce the following candidates seeking their LEAD certificate.

18 January 2013 Obama’s Inaugural Prayer Service Includes Head of Pro-LGBT Denomination
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, Moderator of MCC, to read Bible at inaugural service

12 January 2013 MCC DIVERSITY & INCLUSION ADVISORY COUNCILS

23 December 2012 Metropolitan Community Churches 2013 Awards

21 December 2012 Merry Christmas from Metropolitan Community Churches

21 November 2012 Half dozen states next in marriage fight

9 November 2012 The Next Chapter in LGBT Justice: A Faith Perspective – featuring Bishop Yvette Flunder & Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson

12 October 2012 Metropolitan Community Church Confirms Removal of Filipino Pastor

18 September 2012 National Religious Leaders Support SB 1172

6 July 2012 Metropolitan Community Church Leader Responds to Arrest of Brandon Hamm, Volunteer MCC Pastor

14 May 2012 Three Faith Groups with Global Reach Add Voices of Support for President Obama’s Affirmation of Marriage for All Couples

26 March 2012 Moderator to Address Metropolitan Community Churches – Live Broadcast

1 December 2011 Bill to provide benefits to domestic partners returns to Senate

14 November 2011 MCC Headline News – Nov. 10, 2011

14 November 2011 2012 Leadership Mentoring Retreat

26 October 2011 Fellowship Sunday Thank You

14 October 2011 Ecumenical Retreat for Gay & Bisexual Christian Men

13 October 2011 Headline News – October 10, 2011

12 October 2011 In Memory of Dr. Frank Kameny

6 October 2011 Anniversary Message from Rev. Dr. Nancy L. Wilson

3 October 2011 MCC Headline News – September 28

26 August 2011 Opportunity to Serve on the Board of Pensions, USA

12 July 2011 Equality Forum 2012 – Submissions for Program Ideas

1 July 2011 MCC Retirement: Rev. Elder John Gill

24 June 2011 MCC Stewardship Listings – May 2011

13 June 2011 MCC Headline News – 13 June 2011

8 June 2011 MCC Churches: Ministry Development Team Needs Your Input

1 June 2011 MCC Headline News – 31 May 2011

26 May 2011 MCC Details Regarding Disaster Relief in Joplin, Missouri

25 May 2011 MCC Church Stewardship Lists from April 2011

25 May 2011 MCC Update on Efforts in Joplin, Missouri

24 May 2011 MCC Omaha Updates Regarding Joplin, MO Assistance

24 May 2011 MCC ALERT: MCC Call to Prayer and Action Regarding Tornado in Joplin, MO

23 May 2011 DISASTER RELIEF: Joplin, Missouri Community & MCC Church Heavily Impacted by Tornado Damage

16 May 2011 MCC Headline News – May 2011

11 May 2011 Pastoral Statement: Death of Dr. Robert Carr

10 May 2011 MCC CALL TO ACTION: Save LGBT Lives in Uganda

3 May 2011 MCC Headline News – May 2011

3 May 2011 MCC NEWS: Moderator Responds to Death of Osama bin Laden

28 April 2011 (USA) MCC Issues Call for Prayers for those Affected by Tornadoes in Southern United States

26 April 2011 Stewardship Listings – March 2011

22 April 2011 Easter Offering: Discover How Your Gifts Impact MCC Global Ministry

21 April 2011 MCC NEWS: An Easter Message from the Moderator

15 April 2011 MCC Easter Offering: Discover How Your Gifts Support MCC’s Global Ministries

8 April 2011 MCC Easter Offering: How Your Gift Impacts MCC Ministry in Uganda!

5 April 2011 MCC Headline News – April 2011

4 April 2011 MCC Easter Offering: How Your Gift Impacts MCC Ministry in Russia!

1 April 2011 MCC Eastern US Network Gathering – May 2011 – RSVP NOW!

28 March 2011 MCC Stewardship Listings – February 2011

25 March 2011 Discover how your Easter Gifts Support MCC Anchor Ministry in Asia

22 March 2011 MCC Headline News – March 2011

18 March 2011 MCC Officially Launches 2011 Easter Offering for Global Ministries!

8 March 2011 MCC Headline News – March 2011

25 February 2011 Update from Christchurch Following Earthquake

25 February 2011 Stewardship Listings from January 2011

25 February 2011 MCC Celebrates Obama Administration Decision Regarding DOMA

22 February 2011 Rev. Elder Diane Fisher Calls MCC to Prayer for Christchurch

17 February 2011 Emergence: the Official PAD Conference Newsletter

9 February 2011 Synergy! Clergy Retreat 2011!

9 February 2011 2011 MCC People of African Descent, Our Friends and Allies

8 February 2011 Anywhere MCC Makes Blog Headline

7 February 2011 It takes a Village – MCC PAD News

5 February 2011 MCC Moderator Appointed to Presidential Advisory Council

3 February 2011 MCC Headline News – Marriage Equality Update

2 February 2011 Emergence – PAD Conference News – January 2011

29 January 2011 MCC ALERT: David Kato – Mourning, Prayer, ACTION

27 January 2011 MCC Stewardship Lists – December 2010

27 January 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days – Christians Rally for Justice!

15 January 2011 MCC Releases the 2011 Program Booklet

14 January 2011 “Our Souls Say ‘YES!'” Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

11 January 2011 MCC Toronto gets $1 million donation

11 January 2011 MCC Headline News – January 2011

8 January 2011 MCC Calls the Nation to Prayer following Shooting in Arizona

23 December 2010 Stewardship Listings: November 2010

22 December 2010 Headline News: Asian Pacific Initiative

18 December 2010 MCC News: Door Opens for Full LGBT Equality – Vote on DADT

16 December 2010 MCC MEMORIAL: Rev. June Norris

15 December 2010 MCC Headline News – Final 2010 Issue

15 December 2010 A Report and Christmas Message from the Senior Leadership Team

9 December 2010 MCC Announces: We’ve Only Just Begun to Fight – Repeal DADT

9 December 2010 MCC End of Year Giving Opportunity

7 December 2010 MCCTM Suggests: Radcliffe Gender Conference – Save the Date – March 2011

2 December 2010 Statement on Marriage Equality

1 December 2010 MCC Headline News – November, Vol. II

30 November 2010 Stewardship Lists – October 2010

17 November 2010 Report from the Governing Board – November 2010

17 November 2010 MCC Calls for Applications to Serve on the International Task Force

16 November 2010 MCC Headline NEWS – November Volume 1

1 November 2010 MCC Headline News: Ideas and Resources for A Season of Gratitude!

19 October 2010 MCC Headline News – October – Volume 2

19 October 2010 Clergy Against Bullying – Sign the Petition NOW!

12 October 2010 Breaking News: Florida Ban on Adoption for LGBT Parents Ends

6 October 2010 MCC Headline News – October, Vol. 1

1 October 2010 MCC Moderator Calls for Action to End Bullying and Harassment of Gay Teens

20 September 2010 MCC Headline News – September Vol. 2

16 September 2010 Generous in Faith

14 September 2010 Fellowship Sunday 2010 is October 10th – Become a Pacesetter Today!

3 September 2010 MCC Headline News – September Vol. 1

24 August 2010 MCC Headline News – 24 August 2010

31 July 2010 MCC Moderator Calls the Community to Prayer for Upcoming Meetings

30 July 2010 Metropolitan Community Churches Decries “Solution to Gay Marriage”

22 July 2010 Vatican Document Codifies Guidelines for Sexual Abuse Cases Equating Abuse and Women’s Ordination

14 July 2010 MCC Moderator Applauds Release of 1st Ever U.S. Domestic Strategy to Fight HIV/AIDS

23 June 2010 Metropolitan Community Churches 24th General Conference Happening in Acapulco, Mexico, June 28 – July 2, 2010

11 June 2010 MCC Headline News

8 June 2010 Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches Issues Report to General Conference

28 May 2010 MCC Headline News

14 May 2010 MCC Headline News

23 April 2010 MCC Headline News

29 March 2010 Help Us Recruit for the New Governing Board!

17 March 2010 Easter Offering 2010 – Become An Individual Contributor Today!

17 March 2010 Easter Offering 2010 – It’s Not Too Late To Become Pacesetter Church! Sign Up Today!

15 March 2010 Clergy & Lay Survey – Your Opinion Counts!

12 March 2010 Structure Review Update – MCC Announces the Members of the Nominating Committee

4 March 2010 MCC Headline News

28 February 2010 MCC Announces Proposed Structure Review Plan

18 February 2010 MCC Announces Partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and Our Families Count

14 February 2010 MCC Headline News

25 January 2010 Metropolitan Community Churches Announces Five Foundation Grants

22 January 2010 News from MCC – The Latest

13 January 2010 MCC Moderator Calls for Emergency Support for People in Haiti

8 January 2010 Marriage Equality Update

31 December 2009 O Little Town of Bethlehem

15 December 2009 Meeting Adjourned – Report from the MCC Board of Elders Meeting

30 November 2009 MCC Announces – The Release of Uncommon Hope

24 November 2009 MCC Leaders Reflect on A Season of Gratitude and Invite You to Join the Global Dialogue

9 November 2009 MCC News – Transgender Day of Remembrance

4 November 2009 MCC News – Moderator Calls U.S. LGBT Community to Keep its Eyes on the Prize

22 October 2009 Tell Us What You’re Thinking! – Survey Response Date Extended to 31 October 2009

25 July 2009 Rev. Elder Diane Fisher Re-elected as Regional Elder

25 June 2009 Rev. Elder Lillie Brock Re-elected as Regional Elder