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Update:

26 Jul 2021

Hi everyone,

Please find links below for services this coming Sunday 01/08/2021. Prepare bread, juice & Zoom software*. There are different links for each service - and the links change each week.

We miss you so much!

In the meantime, stay safe, take care and see you on Zoom!

God bless.

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Metropolitan Community Church Sydney

 

is an affirming Christian Church for all people, and especially LGBTIQA+ identifying people.

 

As a progressive Christian church we are open to all people who want to learn more about God. We give thanks to God for people of all genders, sexualities, ages and cultural backgrounds. At MCC all persons have value and worth, and are uniquely gifted to share the Good News with others. So no matter what, you are welcome at MCC Sydney.

We invite you to come as you are, whether you

identify as Christian, come from another faith background or are of no prior faith tradition.

Location: 96 Crystal St, Petersham, Sydney, NSW

Email: office@mccsydney.org

Our Services

Traditional

Service

 

Every Sunday 10am.

The morning service is 'traditional', combining elements and worship practices that will be familiar to you if you have participated in Protestant or Catholic church services before. We recite liturgy, read from the bible, hear a sermon, pray, and sing hymns.

 

Fellowship

 

After the morning service or before evening service we invite everyone to join together for fellowhip at our pantry in the building. During this time we announce who's having a birthday that week & celebrate.

Contemporary Worship

 

Every Sunday 6.30pm.

In this contemporary worship service the music is modern, the worship style is flexible and different aspects of faith and spirituality are explored. This service is a unique blend from many different backgrounds and traditions and is for both young and old!

Resources

Latest Sunday Service Records

Traditional Style

18/7/21

Contemporary

18/7/21

Latest Educational Articles & Videos

Christian and gay: A religious leader reflects

Christian and gay: A religious leader reflects

15 Jul 2021

MSNBC Digital Documentaries

Fearless: Reverend Troy Perry founded the Metropolitan Community Church in 1968 as an outreach to the underserved gay community. Rev. Perry looks back at his personal evolution from a heterosexually-married, closeted gay man in the conservative south to a spiritual and civil rights leader of the LGBT community in Los Angeles and beyond.

Upstairs Inferno Trailer

Upstairs Inferno Trailer

9 Jul 2021

Camina Entertainment

This is a trailer. As featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, Advocate Magazine, NPR, Attitude Magazine and CNN, the award-winning documentary, UPSTAIRS INFERNO, chronicles one of the deadliest attacks on the LGBT community: the 1973 New Orleans Up Stairs Lounge arson. This event was considered the "Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History" for over four decades.

Content Warning: the following video contains material that may be harmful/ traumatizing/ offensive/ disturbing to some audiences. It may contains violence, blood, or graphic images.

Grace and Faith

Grace and Faith

3 Jul 2021

Mark Dalgleish

Sermon from Sunday Service 04 July 2021

So what is MCC all about and what does MCC Sydney believe? 
And how does faith and sexuality go together? 
Here are some resources that may help in answering some of these questions.

What People Say

About Us

Sydney Star Observer (SSO) interviewed Peter Webster one of our members in 2015: 

SSO: "As LGBTI people become more accepted in heterosexual society, why should places like MCC Sydney continue to exist?"

 

“We could go to a gay-friendly church, and there’s a number of them, and we can take communion. (But) We can’t do it together. We can’t kiss. We can’t hold hands. No matter how open and affirming, and that’s the official term, ‘affirming’, churches are, there are limits.”

“In MCC Sydney, my partner and I take communion,” Webster said.

“We go down there together. We hold hands. We give each other the bread and the wine. We kiss. Then we go for prayer with the pastor… then at the end of that we kiss again".

Article link:

https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/new-south-wales-news/on-earth-as-it-is-in-heaven/139112

Why I Choose To Belong To
MCC Sydney​

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