Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

Church in Progress is affiliated to the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) as an ’emerging church’.

MCC began in 1968 as a small home church to provide a Christian sanctuary for LGBT people. Today, we have grown in numbers and purpose, and we are now an international denomination committed to radical inclusivity in all areas. We are a movement that celebrates the diversity of the whole human family and all of creation.

Our communion table is open to everyone. There are no requirements or limitations. God welcomes all with open arms, and so do we!

Following the example of Jesus and empowered by the Spirit, we seek to be a transformational community that demands, proclaims, and does justice in the world. We are a Christian denomination who worship together in love, respecting the spiritual paths of each of our companions on the journey. Our paths converge in our commitment to justice so that all may thrive.

Metropolitan Community Churches are on a bold mission to transform heartslives, and history…Just as Jesus did, we are called to: Do justice, show kindness, and live humbly with God. (Micah 6:8). MCC’s Statement of Vision recognises that as people of faith, we have a responsibility to act on behalf of those who cannot effect change on their own. We endeavor to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance.We lead from the margins. We transform.

We are a movement that faithfully proclaims God’s inclusive love for all people and proudly bears witness to the holy integration of spirituality and sexuality.

Just as Jesus did, we are called to:

  • Do justice, show kindness, and live humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)
  • Explore life’s questions with open hearts and minds.
  • Raise our voices in sacred defiance against religious (and political or systemic) exclusion.
  • Reach out to those with no hope.
  • Lift up new generations of remarkable, far-reaching spiritual activists.


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