What is a MCC?
MCC stands for the Christian denomination of Metropolitan Community Churches. MCC San Antonio is one of over 300 Metropolitan Community Churches worldwide. To learn more about the history of MCCSA, please click here.
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) was founded by Reverend Troy Perry, in Los Angeles in 1968. At a time when other denominations were not open and affirming to gays and lesbians, he felt it was necessary to share the good word of God’s all inclusive love for all His children.
Formed in 1976 and approved for affiliation in 1977, MCCSA continues to follow in the tradition of all inclusiveness. Our doors are open to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or religious background. We invite you to be a part of a loving and accepting community and to discover the marvellous plans God has in store just for you!
We are called to co-create with God a just and loving community by being a source of spiritual enrichment; by liberating hearts, minds and souls; and proclaiming God's grace and all inclusive love for everyone. This isn’t just our belief – it’s our mission statement.
MCCSA Core Values
Recognizing the diversity of God’s creation, we rejoice and respect the varied works of our Creator’s hands. As we cherish diversity, we become a people who move beyond mere tolerance to acceptance and accommodation. In order to truly honor God, we become a community where all are welcome and valued for the distinct expression of God’s creativity and grace they bring.
Faith in Action
As people of God, we accept the call to live a faith embodied by works in service to others. This faith in action takes the form of service, evangelism, outreach, compassion, and other acts of social justice as we seek to join with those who struggle against all forms of oppression.
Showing and sharing God’s reconciling love for all people, we commit to forming, maintaining and affirming the Healthy Relationships that God called us into. Through humor, joy, love, and trust we listen, learn from and share the story of God’s transforming grace to all; get to know one another and ourselves more deeply and build a community with all of God’s children.
In our acknowledgement of God as spirit, we hunger for a personal relationship with the God of many names. As we learn and grow in faith and hope, we celebrate that God loves us just are we are created. It is God who invites us to be in communion with the Spirit by accepting a plan based on service, prayer, and the study of God’s Word. We accept the Word of God as the only solution in our life’s journey and will strive to seize the day and act in the now.