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MCC Church Stewardship Lists from April 2011

Metropolitan Community Churches
Tearing Down Walls.  Building Up Hope.
Leadership in Stewardship Listings for April 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 April 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 April 2011 average weekly attendance increased by 10% or more as compared to April of 2010.

These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the April 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 April and received on or before 20 April, as part of our covenant of ministry.

I am pleased to share these “Leadership in Stewardship” lists for April.
Grace and peace,

Rev. Dr. Nancy L. Wilson
Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches

 

 

APRIL 2011

LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

Sixty-four 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 May. Those churches, in random order, are:

New Creation MCC – Columbus, Ohio

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Hawk

Spirit of Life MCC – Elfers, Florida

Pulpit Vacant

Agape MCC – Fort Worth, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. David Wynn

MCC South London – London, Great Britain

Pulpit Vacant

MCC Torbay & Plymouth – Torquay, Great Britain

Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Dudman

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

Pulpit Vacant

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, Missouri

Pastored by:  Rev. Kurt Krieger

MCC Melbourne – Melbourne, New South Wales

Pulpit Vacant

Resurrection MCC – Houston, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Harry Knox

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, Maryland

 

Pastored by: Rev. David North

 

Spirit of Christ – Joplin, Missouri

Pastored by:  Rev. Steve Urie

 

Treasure Valley MCC – Boise, Idaho

Pastored by: Rev. Renee McCall

 

Antelope Valley MCC – Palmdale, California

Pastored by: Rev. Gale Smith

 

Living Springs MCC – Bath, England

Pastored by: Rev. Kieren Bourne

 

Open Circle at the Villages MCC – Oxford, Florida

Pastored by: Rev. Carol Chambers-Rawlings

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee

Pastored by: Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

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

Pastored by: Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

MCC of Windsor – Windsor, Ontario

Pastored by: Rev. Martha Daniels

 

Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois

Pastored by: Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

Pastored by: Rev. Jane Nelson

 

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pastored by: Rev. Steph Maxson

 

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pastored by: Rev. Wendy Woodruff

 

MCC San Diego – San Diego, California

Pastored by: Rev. Dan Koeshall

 

King of Peace MCC – Saint Petersburg, Florida

Pastored by: Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, New South Wales

Pastored by: Rev. Greg Smith

 

Appalachian MCC – Charleston, West Virginia

Pastored by: Rev. Michael Shields

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona

Pastored by: Rev. Elder John Gill

 

MCC of Tampa – Tampa, Florida

Pastored by: Rev. Phyllis Hunt

 

New Life MCC of Hampton Roads – Norfolk, Virginia

Pastored by: Rev. Mark Byrd

 

MCC Detroit – Detroit, Michigan

Pastored by: Rev. Mark Bidwell

 

MCC Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina

Pulpit Vacant

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, Louisana

Pastored by:  Rev. Keith Mozingo

MCC Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pastored by:  Rev. Todd Goewey

MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Cooper

MCC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Pastored by:  Rev. Wayne Lindsey

MCC New Haven – New Haven, Connecticut

Pastored by:  Rev. Marilyn Bowens

MCC San Jose – San Jose, California

Pastored by:  Rev. Rebecca Anderson

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, Kansas

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Ty Sweeting

Holy Cross MCC – Pensacola, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Sandy O’Steen

MCC Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeffrey Jordan

Central Texas MCC – Waco, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Charley Garrison

Imani MCC – Durham, North Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. Phillip Matthews

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, Great Britain

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Walker

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, New South Wales

Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado

Pastored by:  Rev. John Mark Hild

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, Pennsylvania

Pastored by:  Rev. Elizabeth Goudy

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, Illinois

Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer

FirstCoast MCC – Saint Augustine, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

MCC Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, Washington

Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, Queensland

Pastored by:  Rev. Leigh Neighbour

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jackie Carter

MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Pastored by:  Rev. Cathy Porter

Promise MCC – Dallas, Texas

Pastored by:  Rev. Jon Robert Haack

MCC of the Quad Citites – Davenport, Iowa

Pastored by:  Rev. Rich Hendricks

St. Jude’s MCC – Wilmington, North Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. John McLaughlin

New Life MCC – Charlotte, North Carolina

Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Deane

 

MCC of Our Redeemer – Augusta, Georgia

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Pulliam

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, Florida

Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosebee

 

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, Indiana

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Miner

 

 

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

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES  (approx USD amts)

 

Avg Weekly Att of 51 to 150

 

MCC Sydney – Sydney, NSW                                                      $  778.30

Pastored by:  Rev. Greg Smith

 

Avg Weekly Att of less than 51

 

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW                                         $  568.67

Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, GB                                                 $  424.91

Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

 

MCC South London – London, GB                                                $  291.24

Pulpit Vacant

 

Good Hope MCC – Capetown, SA                                                 $  212.52

Pastored by:  Laurie Guam, Spiritual Mentor

 

NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

 

Avg Weekly Att of less than 51

 

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD                                                      $1,216.38

Pastored by:  Rev. Jill McCrory

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, FL                                                      $1,075.30

Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosebe

 

Gentle Shpeherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL                                       $  786.51

Pulpit Vacant

 

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH                                              $  691.00

Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Hawk

 

MCC Philadelphia – Philidelphia, PA                                              $  683.99

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeffrey Jordan

 

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                             $  665.00

Pastored by:  Rev. Phillip Matthews

 

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, MI                                         $  634.41

Pastored by:  Rev. Steph Maxson

 

MCC London – London, ON              (approx. USD amt.)                 $  633.67

Pastored by:  Rev. Paul Whiting

 

MCC Hartford – Hartford, CT                                                          $  630.75

Pastored by:  Rev. George Chien

 

MCC New Haven – New Haven, CT                                                $  618.64

Pastored by:  Rev. Marilyn Bowens

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD                                      $  609.19

Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

Avg Weekly Att of 51 to 150

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                                          $2,200.08

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                                         $2,022.29

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

MCC of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL                       $1,918.75

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Lea Brown

 

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL                                             $1,598.59

Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

St. John the Apostle MCC – Ft. Myers, FL                                     $1,490.11

Pastored by:  Rev. Stephen Filizzi

 

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA                                      $1,422.41

Pastored by:  Rev. Elizabeth Goudy

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                                $1,393.01

Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Lubbock – Lubbock, TX                                                         $1,316.64

Pastored by:  Rev. Renae Phillips

 

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, KS                                                $1,309.03

Pastored by:  Rev. Jackie Carter

 

Avg Weekly Att of 151 to 350

 

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL                                        $3,954.63

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

 

Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, FL                                       $3,581.62

Pastored by:  Rev. Charles Tigard

 

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, TX                                     $3,475.14

Pastored by:  Rev. Karen Thompson

 

MCC of Tampa – Tampa, FL                                                          $3,287.56

Pastored by:  Rev. Phyllis Hunt

 

Avg Weekly Att of over 350

Resurrection MCC – Houston, TX                                                   $6,955.20

Pastored by:  Rev. Harry Knox

 

MCC Toronto – Toronto, ON                (approx USD amt)                $5,682.93

Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

 

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, IN                                                $4,690.65

Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Miner

 

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                                      $4,551.98

Pastored by:  Rev. Dwayne Johnson

 

 

APRIL 2011
LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS

Thirty-four churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for April 2011 (as compared to April 2010.)

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD

81.3%     Pastored by:  Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, NC

65.2%     Pastored by:  Rev. Jane Nelson

 

MCC of Pueblo – Pueblo, CO

63.9%     Pastored by:  Rev. John Mark Hild

 

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX

60.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. Colleen Darraugh

 

MCC Auckland – Auckland, NZ

50.0%     Pastored by:  REv. Doug McGee

 

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL

46.8%     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, GB

44.8%     Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

 

MCC Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach, DE

44.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. K’Lynn McKinley

 

Antelope Valley MCC – Palmdale, CA

43.5%     Pastored by:  Rev. Gale Smith

 

MCC Ocala – Ocala, FL

34.7%     Pastored by:  Rev. Nevin Wertenberger

 

MCC North London – London, GB

33.5%     Pastored by:  Rev. Sharon Ferguson

 

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL

32.9%     Pastored by:  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell

 

Holy Cross MCC – Pensacola, FL

32.6%     Pastored by:  Rev. Sandy O’Steen

 

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW

30.4%     Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

 

MCC of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL

30.3%     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Lea Brown

 

Treasure Valley MCC – Boise, ID

27.5%     Pastored by:  Rev. Renee McCall

 

MCC Illiana – Portage, IN

24.3%     Pastored by:  Rev. Rachelle Brown

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, FL

24.2%     Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosbe

 

Valley Ministries MCC – Stockton, CA

22.8%     Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Miller

 

MCC Torbay & Plymouth – Torquay, GB

21.4%     Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Dudman

 

Holy Redeemer MCC – College Park, MD

19.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

MCC Charleston – Charleston, SC

18.8%     Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Steed

 

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, TX

18.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. Kati Houts

 

Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, FL

17.7%     Pastored by:  Rev. Charles Tigard

 

MCC Montana – Great Falls, MT

17.6%     Pastored by:  Rev. Gina Hartung

 

Heartland MCC – Springfield, IL

17.4%     Pastored by:  Tony Thieman-Somora, DMin

 

Trinity MCC – Ft. Worth, TX

17.0%     Pastored by:  Bro. Curtis Smith

 

MCC Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

16.0%     Pastored by:  Rev. Jeffrey Jordan

 

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN

14.5%     Pastored by:  Rev. Jill Sizemore

 

Resurrection MCC – Houston, TX

13.8%     Pastored by:  Rev. Harry Knox

 

MCC Lubbock – Lubbock, TX

13.3%     Pastored by:  Rev. Renae Phillips

 

MCC of Our Redeemer – Augusta, GA

10.5%     Pastored by:  Rev. Jeff Pulliam

 

Good Hope MCC – Capetown, SA

10.0%     Pastored by:  Laurie Guam, Spiritual Mentor

 

 

APRIL 2011
LEADERSHIP in PER CAPITA GIVING

 

 

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES (approx. USD amounts)

Living Springs MCC – Bath, GB

$  25.94     Pastored by:  Rev. Kieren Bourne

 

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD

$  21.15      Pastored by Rev. Leigh Neighbour

 

MCC Newcastle – Newcastle, GB

$  20.23     Pastored by:  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

 

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW

$  19.64     Pastored by:  Rev. Robert Clark

 

MCC North London – London, GB

$  19.62     Pastored by:  Rev. Sharon Ferguson

NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

 

Imani MCC – Durham, NC

$  67.86     Pastored by:  Rev. Phillip Matthews

 

MCC of Windsor – Windsor, ON

$  51.05     Pastored by:  Rev. Martha Daniels    (approx USD amt)

 

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA

$  51.02     Pastored by:  Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos

 

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD

$  50.68     Pastored by:  Rev. Jill McCrory

 

Holy Redeemer – College Park MD

$  48.74     Pastored by:  Rev. David North

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL

$  45.59     Pulpit Vacant

 

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA

$  42.48     Pastored by:  Rev. Ray Neal

 

MCC Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

$  40.96     Pastored by:  Rev. Jeffrey Jordan

 

MCC Hartford – Hartford, CT

$  40.05     Pastored by:  Rev. George Chien

 

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH

$  39.49     Pastored by:  Rev. Margaret Hawk

 

Celebration MCC – Naples, FL

$  38.49     Pastored by:  Rev. Rick Sosebe

 

Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, FL

$  35.89     Pastored by:  Rev. Charles Tigard

 

New Life MCC of Hampton Roads – Norfolk, VA

$  35.07     Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Byrd

 

Peninsula MCC. – San Mateo, CA

$  33.28     Pastored by:  Rev. Terri Echelbarger

 

MCC London – London, ON

$  32.94     Pastored by:  Rev. Paul Whiting       (approx USD amt)

 

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ

$  32.70     Pastored by:  Rev. Elder John Gill

 

Appalachian MCC – Charleston, WV

$  32.65     Pastored by:  Rev. Michael Shields

 

achurch4me? MCC – Chicago, IL

$  31.96     Pastored by:  Rev. Kevin Downer

 

MCC of Tampa – Tampa, FL

$  31.50     Pastored by:  Rev. Phyllis Hunt

 

New Life MCC – Charlotte, NC

$  30.92     Pastored by:  Rev. Mark Deane

 

MCC San Jose – San Jose, CA

$  30.48     Pastored by:  Rev. Rebecca Anderson

 

 

 

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