August Newsletter is here
Church reopens 6 Sept '20!
Covid-19 Safety Training. We need Volunteers.
CALL FOR NEW COHORT FOR PASTORAL CARE TRAINING
NEW SEGMENT DURING CHURCH SERVICES: "Why I choose to belong to MCC Sydney"
How are we going MCC Sydney? Are we taking care of our body, mind and spirit? Are we taking a break from news cycles and social media to do something lifegiving? As we move into a new month, an opportunity each day to practice kindness toward ourselves and one another. My thanks to www.actionforhappiness.org for some truly amazing resources to help us keep balanced during these anxious days. The calendar attached invites us to take one simple action each day of August to bring a ray of happiness into the world and to give a positive focus for ourselves throughout the month. Remember as always to reach out if you need to talk, and that this time of pandemic shall too pass, it's not forever. Blessings 💒🙏. Rev. Dale
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.
Our Church Today
Location: 96 Crystal St, Petersham, Sydney, NSW
(All services are currently online)
Every Sunday 10 am
Every Sunday 6.30 pm
Being Christian isn't a one-day a week thing. We encourage our members to dig deeper into their faith through mid-week discipleship groups and bible studies.
Be part of a group or sign up to be part of our next discipleship group.
Our Typical Weekend Service
After the morning or evening service we invite everyone to join together for fellowhip in our community room over coffee, tea, finger food, and snacks. During this time we announce who's having a birthday that week & celebrate.
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".
Together, We Can Change The World
Brad Scanlan is one of our congregants, he is a recently retired police sergeant who served three decades with @nswpolice.
When Brad joined the force back in the late 80s, gay hate crimes and homophobic attitudes were rife. While he knew the relationship between police and the LGBT community was fraught, Brad was eager to combat issues from the inside.