ABOUT US

MCC Sydney is a progressive Christian church, 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. We give thanks to God for the journey you are on.

ADDRESS

(02) 9569 5122

 

96 Crystal St, Petersham, NSW 2049

 

office@mccsydney.org

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SERVICES

At MCC Sydney the focus is, as always, on loving God

even when we can't gather in person.

During this period of Social Distancing brought about in response to the COVID-19 situation,
all MCC Sydney's Worship Services are being conducted online only.

TRADITIONAL SERVICE
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. You may even recognise some of the music performed here from your childhood. At every service you are welcome to join us as we gather around God's table in Communion, although joining us via Live Stream means you'll need to bring your own bread and juice.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
6:30pm

This is our 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! Have bread and juice on hand and join our Live Stream.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The structured part of our Sunday worship services lasts a little over an hour — a bit longer in the evening. Our streaming platform is GoToMeeting, and we recommend that you log on a little early if it's your first time streaming with us, as you may need to download the GoToMeeting App.

Like you, we are finding some challenges adapting to the new Social Distancing regulations, so please be patient and flexible, and pray for us as we seek to bring you God's love through our Live Stream.

By far we would prefer to be able to share conversation and coffee with you after the service, but since that's not possible, we offer "Virtual Coffee Chats" at various times through the week. Check our events to see when the next one is.

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES

Traditional Service: 10am to 11:15am

followed by morning tea

Contemporary Service: 6:30pm to 8pm

followed by "Coffee Hour"

NEXT SUNDAY

29 March - Fifth Sunday in Lent

10am Traditional Service Online
Bible Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45
Preacher: Rev. Dale Yardy

6.30pm Contemporary Service Online
Bible Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45

Preacher: Rev. Dale Yardy

. . . AND BEYOND

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.

However, Social Distancing regulations mean most of our small groups are on hold for the time being, at least in person. If a group goes Online, we'll make a note in our Events on this website.

Ask us about our Young Adult Small Group. Or sign up to be part of our next discipleship group.

We also have a group that seeks to deepen knowledge and enrich our spiritual life through a study of modern scholarship and archaeological findings, seeking insights into the biblical narrative that are less traditional. If you're the kind of person that can think 'outside the box', this group might be ideal for you. Note: Once the group forms, it runs its course with the same members until the series finishes. Put your name down on the waitlist.

Men Becoming Real is a monthly discussion group for men to focus on a single powerful question and examine their lives and the impact they can make on the world. It's not a therapy group, nor a self help group, but it draws on the biblical principle that "as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." The group is facilitated and is overseen by a professional, but the group is able to move the conversation from the starting point towards the specifics that arise from the experiences of the participants.

The group meets ONLINE on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, email men@mccsydney.org

Our Women's Spirituality Book Circle is a fortnightly group for women and those who identify as women. It creates a sacred space for learning, growing and being. Using a variety of books as a starting point, the group seeks to draw out timely perspectives of women for the women of our time.

The group usually meets fortnightly on Monday evenings, however is taking a break during Social Distancing. For more information, email women@mccsydney.org

Our Young Adults Small Group meets monthly to share. Share a meal, share what's been happening in our lives, explore Scripture together, pray for one another; It's a great way to make friends while nurturing the soul.

For more information, email youngadults@mccsydney.org

​The needs of our Trans siblings, sisters and brothers are catered to in our new group, The Trans Formation. This is a safe and respectful place for Trans folk and Allies to come together in Christ and shape the bonds of their relationship with God and with each other. 

This exciting new group is in its early stages and is building a network resource for use by the group. However, Social Distancing has placed a hold on gatherings. For more information about this uplifting group, email thetransformation@mccsydney.org

Our logo is similar to a logo used by 'Gender From The Trenches.' We used the colours of the Trans flag shaped into a rainbow (symbolising God's universal covenant with humanity being inclusive of Trans folk). The butterfly represents a radical transformation into something beautiful, while the sphere represents the whole world, depicted in purple as a reminder of spirituality.