Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church

Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church was founded in 1972 by and for the LGBTQQIA community.

Worship: 11 am Sundays in the Chapel of University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St.,at 43rd St. & 15th Ave. in the University District. Free Parking and nursery. 206-325-2421, info@mccseattle.org


MCC Seattle has served the Seattle area for more than 40 years in affiliation with Metropolitan Community Churches.

The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches was founded in 1968 by Reverend Troy Perry, specifically to minister to the needs of the lesbian and gay community at a time when other Christian denominations were not open and affirming. The lesbian and gay community has an ongoing need to approach God without shame or with second-class status.

Today, our ministry continues to actively support those with HIV and AIDS, and to advance our commitment to social justice. MCC churches provide a place where our relationships, our marriages, and our holy unions are fully recognized and honored in the Christian community.

MCC Seattle is a Progressive Christian church, established in May 1972. We are part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC.com), which seeks to affirm the lives of people in their individual journeys of Christian faith.

MCC Seattle is rooted in the LGBTQQIA communities. With respect for spiritual diversity, we exemplify inclusivity in worship and community, provide spiritual education, community outreach, and promote social transformation by advancing our call to social action and justice.

This week's Pastoral Devotion from Rev. Brian:
" Jesus was 'transfigured' before the disciples' eyes. His appearance changed. He suddenly looked... more like himself, shining brightly in Divine Light. That's how I envision transgender people as they own their gender identities and expressions. I celebrate how they shine! The trans* experience is central to our life as a community of faith. We know what it is to bask in the Light of God and be transformed. We affirm trans* bodies as sacred, perfect, whole, and complete. Unfortunately, the current administration has demonstrated this week that it does not support the safety of trans* youth. As a Social Justice Church, we condemn this administration's actions against trans* folks and we demand that trans* people be treated with dignity. May all transphobia be dispelled from hearts and minds!
Affirmations: My gender is holy. God transfigures my heart and mind. I embody justice. And so it is! Amen."

Sermon ECMCCS 2 19 2017

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Megan Maki brought us the sermon today.

This week's Pastoral Devotion from Rev. Brian: " We hope to live in a world with no enemies. However, that is simply not our reality today. Especially for oppressed peoples, it is important to identify our enemies. Jesus identified his enemies: the authorities of his own religion and the Roman Empire. If you are same-gender-loving or trans*, who are your oppressor enemies? If you are a person of color, who are your oppressor enemies? If you are an immigrant, who are your oppressor enemies? Think of these people... Jesus says that you should love them and pray for them. He does not mean that we should let anyone walk all over us. What Jesus does mean is that demonstrations of love show the oppressor their wrongdoing and wrong thinking. Let's fight fire with the refreshing water of love, not with the fires of hatred.
Affirmations: I use love to bridge boundaries. There is power in my nonviolence. I pray for the well-being of all. And so it is! Amen."

This week's Pastoral Devotion from Rev. Brian Hutchison: "Reconciliation heals the world. Grudges fracture the world. Some relationships will never be reconciled because it takes all parties involved to agree. Sometimes reconciliation comes in the form of divorce or a mutual agreement to not remain friends. Sometimes one of the parties is dangerous and cannot be reconciled with. But what a beautiful thing it is when those who were once angry with each other or even hated each other reconcile! It has been said that there are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth. As long as we insist that our own opinion cannot have any flaws, we will never come to the truth that reconciles. In the midst of disagreement, always remember- the truth will set you free!"
Affirmations: I release all grudges. I seek reconciliation with people and with God. I choose inner peace today. And so it is! Amen.

[02/08/17]   We love you regardful of who you are, not regardless of who you are! #BeMCC #BornThisWay #QueerCalling

Sermon ECMCCS 2 4 2017

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Rev. Brian's message this past Sunday: Divine Light is in Everyone!

The sermon from today, 5 February. This one is a little different.

Join Seattle Trans Social and Emerald City MCC for a Valentine's Day Dance this Saturday! This is not a couples event, so come regardless of your relationship status!

Sermon ECMCCS 1 29 2017

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Rev. Brian's sermon from last Sunday. Enjoy!

This is the last sermon of January.

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1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA
98105

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm
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