The Southern Hospitality Network of Metropolitan Community Churches Meeting Live Stream on Friday, May 22, 2020. Featuring the Network Team: Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk, Rev. Dr. Renee DuBose, Stan Kimer, and Fred Cannady-Kelderman. Also featuring Rev. Marc Trimm, the Rev. Elder Cecelia Eggleston, Rebecca Wilson, Rev. Wanda Floyd, Rev. Dawn Flynn, Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Pastor Vance Haywood, and others.
- Event date:
- Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- St John's MCC, 622 Maywood Ave, Raleigh NC 27603
- Fred Cannady-Kelderman
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St. John's MCC turns 44! To celebrate we are offering Dinner and a Movie night! Come join us for dinner at the church and stay for a movie that will be streamed through 3 viewing areas!
We will gather starting at 6:30pm. The movie starts at 7:00.
Many of our faith communities have made significant inroads into being inclusive of LGBTQ people of faith. Come share your community of faith’s journey towards LGBTQ inclusion. What steps did you take?
Our special guest for the evening is Rev. Wanda Floyd, Emerging Church and MCC Community Coordinator for MCC Churches Global and the founding Pastor for Imani MCC of Durham. Rev. Wanda will share some of the MCC history and its work for LGBTQ justice. We will also talk about LGBTQ Inclusion in other faith communities over the last 50 years.
If you need to start a conversation within your faith community, we have resources to get you started!
Connections is a program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh that provides an opportunity for LGBTQ people of all faith backgrounds (or no faith backgrounds) and our Allies to come together and have conversation about various common concerns and ideas. The idea is to promote communication across a diverse group of people and provide safe, nonjudgmental space for people to express themselves with each other. Reconciling who we are - our sexuality and our spirituality - can be very difficult; Connections can provide a place where we are able to talk openly about such issues as well as other topics that some might consider taboo. Connections is all about building relationships - NOT religion.
Sometimes, we will have a main speaker on a central topic, but most months, we'll just have conversations around the room with small groups and individuals.
This month, please bring some refreshments to share with others. Come and explore new Connections in our faith community.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
For so many people “the church” has become a place of intolerance or a place where they feel that they cannot be loved just as they are. Stand with us this year as we remind ourselves and remind all of those around us that God is a God of Love and a God of ALL people!
THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU! Come Just As You Are!
“In Christ’s family there can be no division ... Among us you are ALL equal” - Galatians 3:28
Imposition of Glitter Ash available 7am-9am, 11am-1pm, and 4pm-6pm.
Glitter Ash Service to include Holy Communion will be 7pm-8pm.
We will have our service that will include Holy Communion at 7pm at our ministry facility on 622 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603. We will also be offering the imposition of ashes for those who cannot make it to the service in the evening.
We will be offering the imposition of Glitter Ash! The imposition of Ash reminds of our humble beginnings and reminds us to look inward to our spirits rather than to our material possessions. To those around us, the mark of ash on our forehead is an outward physical symbol of our commitment to the Christ way of life.
We add the glitter component this year to remind us of God’s love of ALL people, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any of the other things that have been used to try to separate us. The glitter symbolizes God’s RAINBOW people from EVERY walk of life.