Special Worship Experiences in December 2020

Blue Christmas Service (Virtual)

Mon, Dec 21, 2020 7:00p - 8:00p EST

What is Blue Christmas?

On this Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, we take time to reflect and remember that for many of us, the darkness, emptiness, or loneliness that is felt is amplified during this time of year. Not only do we face shorter days and long nights, but also the roller coaster of emotions that comes with the holiday season.

We come together tonight to share, to love, to laugh, and to simply BE in presence with one another.

Blue Christmas

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Virtual)

Thu, Dec 24, 2020 6:00p - 6:45p EST

The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this year will focus on the telling of the Nativity story with a special focus for young people and children. We invite you to join online via Facebook or YouTube or join our Zoom call for live discussions and chat.

Christmas Vigil

Thu, Dec 24, 2020 7:00p - 11:45p

The Sanctuary will be open for prayer, reflection, and meditation. You can stop by any time during these hours and spend time at the manger as we wait expectantly for the Hope that comes with the Christ of Christmas.

St. John's MCC
622 Maywood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603

COVID guidelines will be followed including physical distancing and face mask.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Midnight Mass

Fri, Dec 25, 2020 12:00a - 1:00a EST

Join in as we celebrate together to Hope of Christmas born in the Christ child.

Christmas Midnight Mass will be held virtually and live streamed at midnight on Christmas. This service will include the Blessing of the Nativity, a Homily, and Holy Communion. We invite you to join us online and prepare your elements to participate in Holy Communion wherever you are.

Christmas Midnight Mass

Christmas Meal / Lunchboxes of Love

Fri, Dec 25, 2020 12:00p - 5:00p

St. John's MCC and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh are teaming up to serve a Christmas Meal at Moore Square Park at 4pm on Christmas Day. Volunteers will meet at the church to prepare the meal and deliver it to Moore Square.

St. John's MCC
622 Maywood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603


Christmas Meal Lunchboxes of Love

Return to In-Person Worship

Worship Together

Join St. John's MCC for Worship this SUNDAY!

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We are returning to worship with in-person gatherings starting 11 October 2020. This is subject to change based on the latest data and at the discretion of our COVID Taskforce.

Physical distancing, face coverings, and other COVID precautions are in place to keep everyone safe.

Space will be limited onsite to 50 people per Worship time. Please RSVP to let us know that you plan to attend!

Please RSVP for individual Sundays...


MCC Southern Hospitality Network Gathering

MCC Southern Hospitality Network

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.

Live Stream on YouTube