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I have found MCC churches to be where people are welcomed to come just as they are - wherever they are on their spiritual journey of discovering who they are and who they are meant to be.
MCC was founded and is created specifically for people who celebrate their LGBTQ+ identity as a unique and gifted creation of God. We welcome those who have been spiritually wounded and who’ve ever been told they are “less than” and are now seeking a relationship with God. Love is our greatest moral value.
Since joining MCC, my faith has been renewed and I’ve rediscovered my purpose for living.
MCC is aware that there is a growing aging population of out LGBTQ people around the world…. Whether you are a senior, concerned about still having community as you age, or a younger person responsible for caring for a senior, there’s a place for you in MCC.
I find in MCC a place where diverse beliefs are respected...I also belong to the MCC faith community because it has the ability to challenge and expose cultural oppression and uproot social injustices.
In many ways, MCC found me, and for that am eternally grateful. MCC is definitely the place to be.
Since its founding...MCC have expressed a righteous concern for racial justice (and gender equality) right along side of their concern for LGBT equality….MCC has a Divine Mandate from Jesus, which we take seriously, to welcome, love, include and serve all God’s children, with a special emphasis and outreach to those who have been excluded by others.
O Papel da Igrejas da Comunidade Metropolitana e de nosso chamado profético não é o de justificar a opressão ou as desigualdades. Em hipótese alguma devemos utilizar a Bíblia ou qualquer dispositivo de nossa fé para conformar, silenciar ou sufocar as dores de quem quer que seja.
What’s interesting about MCC is that we have a variety of understandings around theology, sexuality, and gender, and people are generally open to learning about identities that are different from theirs.
The pursuit of social justice is at the heart of MCC's founding vision….[and] many MCC churches are central to the wider community's economic well-being and health….
Since its founding in 1968, MCC has been challenging people to take a fresh look at what the Bible says about LGBTQ+ people.
En ICM rescatamos el Espíritu de las primeras comunidades Cristianas que vivían y experimentaban su Espiritualidad de una manera familiar, espontánea y libre!
MCC continues to find new and better ways to say “you are warmly welcome here” for those who seek beloved community and spiritual growth…a place where, beyond welcome, we are also celebrated for who we are and who we love.
[In MCC] leadership takes many forms, whether that is in the pulpit of a church preaching, being an activist on the street or in the halls of government, in the food kitchen or in the boardroom.
MCC has been persistent and unapologetic in its testimony to a fundamental truth that too many find hard to believe . . . Black life is beautiful. Black life is worth protecting. Black Lives Matter.
Na ICM eu posso ser quem eu sou, sem nenhum tipo de máscaras, posso me declarar gay, cristão, pastor, enfim, um ser humano que vive a plenitude da comunhão de minha sexualidade e espiritualidade.
When I found MCC it truly saved my life, and I am so grateful to be a part of this movement that shares God's love with all of God's rainbow children.
We in MCC believe that God’s love is universal and unconditional. All people have a rightful place in God’s open table. When we come to God’s table, we come as we are with both our spirituality and sexuality.
The Metropolitan Community Church has always maintained a singing faith. Music has been used during times of trial and times of celebration. Even in the midst of AIDS, people expressed sorrow in song and somehow found it more bearable. Through music, we let the world know how fun and moving good worship can be.
MCC is a unique church and movement, a community of Faith that doesn’t just tolerate people who are “different,” but celebrates each individual….MCC has [also] never been afraid to stand up to oppressive systems and make life better for everyone. It’s more than a Church…it’s a way of Life.
There are still people all over the world who need to know that God does not hate them, but God loves them, completely and fully, just as they are. That MCC message is needed as much today as it was over 50 years ago!
Lembro-me do primeiro culto, do espanto com o ambiente tão marcado pela liturgia e ao mesmo tempo lugar de acolhimento igualitário. A Palavra partilhada, as músicas, os sorrisos e os abraços inundaram meu coração de graça e uma mudança deu-se em meu ser a partir daquele encontro.
En ICM ayudamos a la construcción de un mundo en el que las personas no seamos desechadas por ninguna razón.
MCC was at the forefront of mobilizing the fight against HIV/AIDS from the very beginning of the AIDS crisis, when pastors and lay leaders were called on to minister to people living and dying with HIV/AIDS.
One of the things I love about MCC is that one has the space and ability to see God and get to know God in different ways.
ICM es una iglesia inclusiva, de puertas abiertas, es decir, donde todas las personas son bienvenidas sin discriminación.
In MCC I never feel like I'm fake or putting on a show to make other people happy. And I always know I have people in my life who want the best for me.
We were made in the image of God and MCC’s all around the world accept, embrace and celebrate this truth in every worship service, unapologetically. I am grateful for MCC and the many lives that have been saved due to its existence.
MCC continues to teach me every day and in every way that we have Queer Gifts that need to be shared with the world.
From the beginning, MCC pushed the envelope, insisting that we were a “full service church,” and that included same-sex weddings.
One of the great ministries that MCC worldwide shares is making the unseen visible, dragging into the light the inequalities and injustices that have flourished in the dark. That is truly transformational work.
In MCC, love is love and we want to celebrate that in all its many forms!
La cuestión del amor ágape entendido en el sentido de justicia, no para cualquier grupo oprimido, sino para todas las personas, es algo que compromete a ICM en cualquier lucha que tenga la justicia social y los DDHH como principio…..Entendemos ICM como una comunidad que es parte de las contiendas por la justicia, por crear un mundo mejor y posible.
Somos regalos de Dios ... por eso la ICM tiene el compromiso de construir puentes de reconciliación con la Creación y la naturaleza toda. Como mismo celebramos la dignidad de las personas, debemos celebrar el cuidado de la Tierra.
Caring for people through the process of getting onto [HIV] treatment, counselling them through the side effects, supporting them through the relationships which suffered, it became our core business. We were no longer the congregation with people dying regularly of AIDS related illnesses, now we were a congregation of survivors.
Una misión de ICM nos une y nos lleva a dar un mensaje valiente en la defensa de los derechos humanos, en el fortalecimiento del empoderamiento de las mujeres, en la igualdad de todas las personas en nuestras comunidades.
É através da ICM que consigo exercer o meu chamado à justiça social e à busca pela paz no mundo. É através da comunhão que tenho com meus irmãos e irmãs que eu consigo forças para lutar por um mundo mais livre e igualitário, sem as correntes do racismo, do machismo, do classismo e da LGBTfobia. E eu só posso fazer isso porque a ICM me apresentou um Deus radicalmente amoroso, um Deus que subvertendo a lógica do mundo, celebra a vida conosco.
Si desea que su familia tenga una nueva experiencia de fe, visite ICM.
En el año 2000 conocí ICM...una iglesia que aceptaba a la gente diversa, la incluía, anunciaba y practicaba la liberación, la comunidad, la fraternidad, la solidaridad, el compromiso con la justicia.
ICM (Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana) es llamada la iglesia de los Derechos Humanos por ser pionera en estar junto a los marginados y discriminados. Ha tenido la misión de construir puentes de inclusión, sanación y reconciliación, pero sobre todo la responsabilidad en medio de la intolerancia de hacer brillar el mensaje del evangelio inclusivo para todos.
Dentro da ICM nós compartilhamos uma forte convicção de que, em se tratando de fé, ainda não foi dito tudo. É sempre possível ir mais fundo, para alcançar uma melhor compreensão de nossas crenças.
Little by little I started to rebuild my faith and MCC gave me the freedom to do that without forcing me this way or that.
Acts of justice have been a core of what MCC has been about since its very beginning and we have tried to live out the teachings of Jesus to care for the poor, the sick, the prisoner, etc.
Creo que MCC/ICM acepta abiertamente y orgullosos pastores LGBTQ+ a diferencia de otras denominaciones ...Nuestros pastores no sólo pueden predicar y enseñar a los congregantes a ser auténticamente abiertos en cuanto a su sexualidad y género, también, vivir esta autenticidad en todos los aspectos de sus vidas.