Reconstructing the Gospel

Reconstructing the Gospel by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

6 Week Bible/Book Study led by Pastor Vance

The Gospel message has been manipulated and used to divide people and support systems of oppression and injustice. Through this study, we will explore ways this has impacted our church, our community, and nearly every aspect of our lives. Reconstructing the Gospel invites us to understand this Good News that is good for ALL people.

Begins Tuesday, August 17th at 6:30 pm EDT and goes for six weeks through Tuesday, September 21st

Offered in-person in the St. John's MCC Library and virtually through Zoom.

St. John's MCC
622 Maywood Avenue
Raleigh NC 27603-2340

Bring a bag dinner for yourself as early as 6:00 pm to eat with others in the class.

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The Over-55 Lunch Bunch Returns!

Over 55 Lunch Bunch

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At long last, enough of us feel comfortable getting together for our once-a-month Over-55 Lunch Bunch lunches on the last Monday of each month starting through the serving line promptly at 12 noon.

Sadly, our long-time location isn’t in The Village District anymore (formerly Cameron Village), so we’ve chosen D&S Cafeteria in the South Hills Mall & Plaza – just off I-440 near Cary. Its address is 1177 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606. (See map below.) You can also see the serving line menu as we get close to the lunch date.

We are following CDC and NCDHHS guidelines regarding COVID precautions. We encourage you to take any precautions that are right for you and those you are in contact with. We will also follow any additional precautions that may be set forth by D&S Cafeteria

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We like to call ahead to have them set up some tables close together. To make sure we give them the right number we’re expecting, you can tell us you’re coming by tapping here. RSVP for Lunch (look under Calendar)

We have LOTS to catch up on! See you soon!

A Homecoming Celebration

MCC’s 53rd Anniversary Celebration Worship
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
10:00 am ET

St. John’s MCC in Raleigh NC

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Homecoming Worship

In 1968, a year before New York’s Stonewall Riots, a series of most unlikely events in Southern California resulted in the birth of the world’s first church group with a primary, positive ministry to gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender people.

Those events, a failed relationship, an attempted suicide, a reconnection with God, an unexpected prophecy, and the birth of a dream led to MCC’s first worship service: a gathering of 12 people in Rev. Troy Perry’s living room in Huntington Park, California on October 6, 1968.

That first worship service in a Los Angeles suburb in 1968 launched the international movement of Metropolitan Community Churches, which today has grown to 43,000 members and adherents in almost 300 congregations in 22 countries. During the past 36 years, MCC’s prophetic witness has forever changed the face of Christianity and helped to fuel the international struggle for LGBT rights and equality.

Rev. Paul Whiting - MCC 53rd Anniversary Speaker
Rev. Paul Whiting
MCC’s 53rd Anniversary Speaker

Rev. Paul Whiting (he, him), originally from Great Britain, has lived in North America since 1995. He has been in leadership with MCC since 1987 working in England, Canada, and USA. He came to MCC after he met Rev. June Norris (SJMCC 2nd Pastor) and Rev. Wayne Lindsay (SJMCC 3rd Pastor) in the UK when they traveled there for MCC.

Currently serving with Mark Godette as a member of Metropolitan Community Churches’ Governing Board, Rev. Paul has served many MCC Churches over the years, most recently as Pastor of MCC Charlotte.

On October 4th starting at 6:30 pm, we will also celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the "Blessing of the Animals." Please contact for more details. RSVP