Welcome to St. John's MCC Community Website
What a joy it is for us to have you visit our website and it is our prayer we will meet you face to face soon! Our passion is providing a place where you can experience a life-changing experience with God.
At St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church, our doors are open to all people regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, your race, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or where you feel society has placed you in God’s world. We don’t accept labels; just a genuine desire to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. We openly need God and each other to fulfill our God given destiny, individual call and God’s collective call to our community.
Come as you are! Just as you are! It is our aspiration you will join us for a powerful worship experience offering a holistic biblical truth in God’s inclusive love. It is our belief God meets us right where we are to develop an authentic and enduring relationships with Christ, others and ourselves . . . we are glad you are here!!
Whether you are seeking a deeper spiritual connection or just starting to ask questions about God and your sacred journey in life as a follower of Christ, you can find a home here at St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church.
In short, bring all of who you are to a warm authentic community that worships God. We believe that your presence will not be by accident and that your experience will be abundantly blessed. You and our entire faith community will be influenced and encouraged to be "Jesus with Skin On".
Wishing You God’s Abundant Blessings,
Pastor Brendan and Sandra Boone
Easter is a time of springtime festivals. In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity.
Scholars, accepting the derivation proposed by the 8th-century English scholar St. Bede, believe the name Easter is thought to come from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," both Goddesses of mythology signifying spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox.
Traditions associated with the festival survive in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and in colored easter eggs, originally painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring, and used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts.
The Christian celebration of Easter embodies a number of converging traditions with emphasis on the relation of Easter to the Jewish festival ofPassover, or Pesach, from which is derived Pasch, another name used by Europeans for Easter. Passover is an important feast in the Jewish calendar which is celebrated for 8 days and commemorates the flight and freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.