On November 15, 2011, MCC in the Valley, North Hollywood, received the Green Oscar for Environmental Advocacy from the California Interfaith Power and Light’s Energy Oscars held at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco. There were categories for the 5th Annual Energy Oscars: Education, Green Building, Energy Efficiency, and Advocacy. In the advocacy category, the finalists were Holy Family Catholic Parish, San Jose; Metropolitan Community Church in the Valley, North Hollywood; and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Aptos.
Rev. Dr. Robert Shore-Goss, the senior pastor at the time, stressed, “With this recognition, our faith community lives with the green grace of God’s Spirit in the network of bio-interrelationships and hope that our example may inspire other faith communities to generate compassionate care for the Earth, altruism for life, and hope to counter the threats of catastrophic degradation and damage to the Earth. This Oscar means nothing if we continue down a path of ecocide.” There were communities of faith from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Unitarian Universalists in attendance.