Welcome!

 

Here at MCC United Church of Christ in the Valley we are Living Compassion, Loving Creation and are a Caring Community of Christ…and we are honored that you found us!

We opened our doors and our hearts in 1972 when we became a part of a worldwide movement of churches founded by Rev. Troy Perry. Our roots within the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) were grounded in Rev. Perry’s vision of an inclusive and united church. This foundation led us into a discernment process to become even more inclusive by joining the United Church of Christ. On May 10, 2014 we were accepted into the United Church of Christ as a dual affiliated church; both MCC and UCC.

We believe strongly in making a difference in people’s hearts, minds and lives, to help make this world a better place. Whether it is bringing Easter baskets to senior citizens, toys to children at Christmas, food to those in need in the city, or helping an AIDS Hospice in Tijuana put solar panels on their facilities to decrease their expenses, we try to live our faith of compassion.

We are also an inclusive and green Christian community of faith.  We have made the Earth a member of our church, and we actively work at reducing our carbon emissions that impact climate change — that effect us and other life. We have a deep reverence for all life and the Earth, and we know that “For God so loved the world as to give the only begotten Child that whoever believes may not die but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)  The world includes more than humanity, but all life, our planet, and universe. All life is sacred, indeed

Our vision is to practice God’s radical inclusive love as modeled by Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit coloring outside of the lines. To better understand us, take a look at our mission, vision and values that we hold important because we are a house of prayer for all people — becoming an immigrant welcoming and spiritual community, believing in social and environmental justice.  We subscribe to the UCC’s wider Mission of extravagant welcome as part of our vision and values: There is a place for everyone in our church, and together we make difference in this world.

We are Bible based not Bible bound. We take the Bible seriously not literally. Jesus was neither a fundamentalist nor a literalist: Jesus spoke in metaphor, parable, and story to reveal shockingly abundant love for all of us.

We invite you to browse our website, join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. (You can also join us virtually, as we broadcast our Sunday Services live and then they are archived on Ustream for later viewing.) 

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