At Metropolitan Community Church / United Church of Christ in the Valley, a Christian Church originally founded to serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered community, but welcoming of heterosexual folks, we recognize EVERY human as a beloved child of God. Through the example of Jesus the Christ, and creatively led by the Holy Spirit, we know God’s table is without boundaries — an inclusive spiritual and prayer-centered community of love, peace-making, and compassionate care.
We are a House of Prayer for all people and welcome everyone on their spiritual search and journeys. Our communion table belongs to God alone, and all God’s children are welcome to our table. We do not place any barriers, walls, doctrines, or politics around God’s invitation to table. This models our community life. Simply stated; We believe in God’s Radically Inclusive Love for all.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you
are welcome here.
Because we believe in extravagant welcome, we insist that God’s
table is open, not closed, and God’s gift and claim in baptism are
We demonstrate this through public professions of our identity and
purpose: multi-racial, multi-cultural, open and affirming,
accessible to all.
We advocate justice for all as an extension and expression of faith.
We are open to new ways of being church and forming Christian
We affirm that cultural differences expand our ability to welcome
We strive to keep our perspective global in our partnership with
people of faith around the world.
Radical Inclusive Love:
We practice a church without walls, welcoming all who respect the peace of our sanctuary and the diversity of people who image and carry the likeness of God within themselves. God’s inclusive love values all human beings: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, Heterosexual, Leather Folks, those with physical challenges, and all others. We have interpreters for the hearing impaired; our facility is wheelchair accessible.
Our House is a House of prayer for all people. Our roots are embedded in two practices of Jesus: open fellowship at table and the absence of boundaries that discriminated against particular people and outsiders. Our doors are open to you. We welcome several non-Christian communities of faith into our home on a regular basis.