Lenten Sermon Series and Daily Reflections
Mar
6
to May 4

Lenten Sermon Series and Daily Reflections

For 2019, our Lenten Sermon Series is entitled, “Reconnecting with an Unhurried God.” In our busy world, God invites us to slow down. As part of that invitation, everyone is invited to sign up to receive a daily mediation/reflection email to help you focus your spiritual life during Lent. MCC of Greater Saint Louis, MCC Omaha, and Pikes Peak MCC (Colorado Springs) are partnering to do this series and these reflections, so it is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with other MCC folks! Simply click the button below to sign up.

“Come to me all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28

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2019 Pride T-Shirt Order
Apr
28
to Jun 2

2019 Pride T-Shirt Order

Following are the dates and locations for the 2018 Pride Celebrations in the St. Louis area that MCCGSL is participating in:

· June 15 - Pride St. Charles, 11am-10pm, Frontier Park in St. Charles

· June 29 - Tower Grove Pride, 12pm - 8 pm, Tower Grove Park

· June 29 & 30 - PrideFest St. Louis,  11am - 7pm (Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), Soldier's Memorial Park . Pride Interfaith Service at 10am on Sunday on the Main Stage.

The shirts for 2019 are the same as the 2018 shirts, with some minor changes. If you want a 2019 shirt or don’t have one from 2018, click on the link below to order your 2019 Pride T-Shirt . T-Shirts are $20 for Crew Necks, sizes S to XL and for V-Necks. Crew Necks sizes 2X and larger are $22. Shirts for Kids are only available in Crew Neck and are $18.

 

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May Membership Class
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

May Membership Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

We will share with you about our congregation's values, the work we feel called to do in our community, and the ways we are invested in helping you grow in your spiritual life. All are welcome, and there is no requirement that you become a member upon completion of the class. So, feel free to join us and learn more about MCC! Lunch and breakfast are provided.

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Concert & Picnic in the Gardens
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Concert & Picnic in the Gardens

The Missouri Botanical Gardens hosts the Whitaker Music Festival where artists play each week in the amphitheater. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music of Old Souls Revival who has grown into a solid heartland rock band with subtle nods to roots, Americana, and blues influences. They live right here in St. Louis!

Come enjoy the summer air, great friends and awesome music!!!

Event Host: Jerry Smith

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A Night at the Muny: Kinky Boots
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Night at the Muny: Kinky Boots

Based on true events, Kinky Boots tells the heartwarming story of two people with nothing in common — or so they think! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea.

Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Musical Award, including the Tony, the Grammy, and London's Olivier Award. Your ticket entitles you to a back stage tour and the group will have a reserved picnic table.

Cost: $25


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MCCGSL Choir Sings at 2019 STL Cardinal Pride Night
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

MCCGSL Choir Sings at 2019 STL Cardinal Pride Night

Join the MCCGSL Choir for Pride Night at the Cardinals game versus the Astros on Friday, July 26. The Choir is selling $20 tickets in Big Mac land (Face Value is $58). Click the button below to order your tickets. Invite a friend or plan a outing with your MUG! Email Jerry Smith at jerry.smith@mccgsl.org with any questions.

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Jammin' at the Zoo
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Jammin' at the Zoo

This has turned into a favorite summer event as the St. Louis Zoo becomes a grand wine and beer tasting experience along with good food and great music! This is a time to enjoy all that is going on around you with friends, new and old!! Put this on your calendar early! You won't be able to get this much fun, food, and drink for this low of a price anywhere else!

Cost: $15 (includes food)

Event Hosts: Bruce Neal and Christine White

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We Need You!
Apr
22
to Apr 23

We Need You!

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Moving Out!

After Easter Sunday, on Monday and Tuesday (April 22 and 23), all the remaining items that need to go with us to CUCC need to be moved. Please click this link to let us know if you can come by and help--even if you just have a few hours! At this time, we are primarily looking for daytime volunteers. Given so many people work during these hours, if you are available, we really need you!

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Trivia 2019
Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

Trivia 2019

This year's Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, April 6th. Doors will open at 5pm and Trivia will begin promptly at 6pm. Our theme for this year is “Happy Holidays,” so brush up on your history of Valentine’s, Independence, and New Years Day as well as trivia related to Halloween, Christmas, and more! It will be a blast!

Thanks to everyone who reserved our table. We are now sold out! If you need to make an individual reservation or pay for a previously made reservation, please send an email below.. There are plenty of opportunities to donate to or sponsor (click on the link below) the Trivia event. Thanks for supporting a great cause, and we promise it will be worth every dime!

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Monthly Prayer Vigil for March
Mar
16
7:00 AM07:00

Monthly Prayer Vigil for March

On the third Saturday of every month, MCCGSL will be holding a Monthly Prayer Vigil until our new church home is found. The first vigil was on February 16. Thanks for all who participated. The next vigil will be on Saturday, March 16. Signups will be for 15 minute increments beginning at 7am and ending at 7pm. There will be two openings for each time slot. We are asking everyone who signs up to pray from their home (or wherever they are) during the time that they selected. Suggested prayer ideas will be sent to those who sign up. Please follow the link below to pick your time.

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Welcome Team
Mar
4
to Mar 31

Welcome Team

Please read the Welcome Team Position Descriptions below and decide how you would like to help our first time guests feel welcome!

1. Be a Greeter and greet our first time guests and the door and show them around before taking them to a seat with a Seat Partner.

2. Be a Seat Partner and sit with our first time guests during worship and introduce them to people around you before escorting them to the Connection Corner after worship.

3. Be a Connection Corner Host and talk with our first time guests after worship, answer their questions and give them their free gift.

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February Membership Class
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

February Membership Class

If you have been visiting for a while and want to learn more about our church, this class is for you! All are welcome and there is no requirement to become a member.

In the class, we will explore what MCC believes, the work we feel called to do and the ways we are invested in your spiritual life. Lunch and breakfast are provided.

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Showtunes & Musical Lovers
Feb
9
to Apr 20

Showtunes & Musical Lovers

This group will explore all things Broadway and Musicals from the movie "Camp" to a field trip for a Broadway touring show here in town. We'll sing along to Showtunes, and learn about all that happens behind the scenes. Whether you know a lot or nothing about it is not important. You only need to be willing to enjoy all kinds of musical theatre, movies, soundtracks, and original Broadway cast recordings.

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Craft and Chat
Feb
9
to Apr 20

Craft and Chat

Enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning where you can work on your favorite craft, encourage others in their crafts, and make new friends in the process. This will be a great time to create cool things and work on different projects you have going. This will also give us time to chat with each other about all kinds of things going on in our lives.

Book Choice: Grace for Amateurs, by Lily Burana

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Choir Group
Feb
7
to Apr 18

Choir Group

Since our choir already meets every Thursday night, they naturally form a Meetup Group. Each week they will practice and sing in preparation for worship, concerts, and events, and while they are together they will also participate in our grace-themed devotions.

Book Choice: 2019: A Book of Grace-Filled Days, by Margaret Felice

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Dine and Dive In
Feb
6
to Apr 18

Dine and Dive In

This group will be finding great places to Dine one week and then Dive Into great discussion about grace the next week! It is often true that gathering around the table to eat and gathering around a home to share our stories are two of the greatest bonding experiences people can have. Make your home with this group!

Book Choice: Grace, by Max Lucado

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Board Gamers
Feb
5
to Apr 16

Board Gamers

Do you enjoy playing board games and trying out new ones? Do you have a love for good-spirited competition? This group will be perfect for you! Thanks to the tremendous collection of games at Pieces Café in Soulard, each week we will choose from hundreds of games, sometimes a classic, sometimes a brand new adventure. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy an atmosphere of fun while also getting to know others.

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Inside & Outside Adventurers
Feb
4
to Apr 15

Inside & Outside Adventurers

This group will embody the soul of adventurers by leaving themselves open to all kinds of experiences. These may include cooking something seasonal, a cake decorating lesson, discussing what we should be doing in the garden at this time of year, indoor plants, orchid growing pointers, learning about the history of St. Louis as a slave state and anything else that the group might want to explore.

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Walking Dead Fans
Feb
3
to Apr 14

Walking Dead Fans

As the ground-breaking show, “The Walking Dead,” returns from the winter break for the second half of season nine, we will gather to watch what happens as our favorite characters encounter “The Whisperers.” For the hour before the show begins, we will enjoy our time together and discuss our book. Join this fun group of folks to scream and cheer on the remaining humans of the zombie apocalypse!

Book Choice: Grace, by Max Lucado

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Coffee & a Good Book Closed: Class Full
Feb
3
to Apr 14

Coffee & a Good Book Closed: Class Full

A chance to start your Sunday off with friends, a cup of coffee (or tea, or even a bit of something to eat), a good book and discussion before heading off to church. What a great way to make friends who enjoy these things as much as you do!

Book Choice: If God is Love, by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland

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Christmas Eve Services
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve Services

4:30pm Service

Our 4:30pm service will feature a couple of special moments for children while also being an enjoyable Christmas Eve Service for people of all ages. This is a moving service that will fill your heart with Christmas joy.

11:00pm Candlelight Service

This late night service geared to adults will run from 11pm-12am and feature a “Silent Night” candlelight welcome at the precise moment of the arrival of Christmas Day. Join us for this truly special moment of celebrating the arrival of Christmas morning.

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Blue Christmas
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Christmas

On the longest night of the year, December 21st at 7:00pm, we take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to acknowledge that, for many, moving through the holidays is less than joyful. If you carry grief, sadness, or a general sense of melancholy through the holiday season, this is an opportunity to acknowledge it and discover new ways of honoring the feelings while also releasing them so that celebrating Christmas can be more joyful.

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World Aids Day Worship Service
Nov
30
5:30 PM17:30

World Aids Day Worship Service

Our city-wide World AIDS Day observance will be held at MCCGSL this year. We will gather on Friday, November 30th at 5:30pm to remember, share stories, and lift up those who are living with HIV/AIDS. There will also be a special time to speak the names of and pray for those we have lost. A free drinks and appetizers reception sponsored by Wal-Greens and Food Outreach will follow.

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Project Ark Toy Drive
Nov
25
to Dec 16

Project Ark Toy Drive

Beginning on Sunday, November 25, we will be collecting toys for children in the community aided by Project Ark. Every year, our congregation loves being part of the Christmas joy that families might not otherwise experience. When you do your Christmas shopping, remember these families. Check the 2018 Wish List below for more specific information about the toys desired. Please bring the toys to the MCC Outreach Team at their table in The Engage Room by Sunday, December 16.

2018 Wish List

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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual opportunity to raise awareness about violence toward transgender people and to remember those who were slain in the last year.

This year's event will be held at the St. Louis Transgender Memorial Garden at 1469 S. Vandeventer Avenue (at Hunt Ave) in The Grove.

 

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Annual Congregational Meeting
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Congregational Meeting

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Join us on Sunday, November 4, 2018, for our Annual Congregational Meeting. At this meeting we will vote on the 2019 proposed budget, the Board Candidates, reports from our leadership, and hear more about our building sale and search process. An agenda and other documents for the meeting are below.

Congregational Meeting Agenda

Proposed 2019 Budget

2018 Candidate Bios

With Bill Hurst’s recent withdrawal as a candidate, we now have four candidates running for four positions. This means that the vote for the candidates will be one of affirmation. Candidates must receive at least 50% plus one of the quorum of members on election day in order to be seated on the Board. If anyone is not seated, the Board of Directors will appoint a member to fill the vacancy.

Senior Pastor’s Annual Report

Treasurer’s Report Slides

2017-2018 Congregational Meeting Minutes

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Focus on Friends
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Focus on Friends

This online opportunity to engage your faith and others on a daily basis begins on September 16 and continues until October 28.

As we all consider joining a Meetup Group this month and celebrate our 45th Anniversary in October, it is a good time to reflect on the importance of connection, friendship and community in our lives.  For part of September and all of October, there will be daily, online devotions/reflections about these themes.  Join in together to receive these reflections AND have the opportunity to interact with each other around them.  This is an easy and quick way to give your faith a little time every day while also making connections with others who are doing the same!

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MCCGSL 45th Anniversary Concert & Reception
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

MCCGSL 45th Anniversary Concert & Reception

Come and celebrate our 45th Anniversary of Ministry by attending a gospel music concert on Saturday, October 27 at 6:00 pm. Throughout the evening you will hear performances by the MCCGSL Choir along with our friends from Glory to Glory Christian Church and our new friends from the Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis (pictured below) under the direction of Suzanne Palmer! Bette Welch has arranged for an instrumental ensemble to share music that evening, too! It will be a wonderful night of music and praise.

Throughout the concert we will highlight and recognize many of our ministries and the volunteers who lead within our church family. As a way to say thanks, there will be a special reception to follow the concert with light refreshments and musical entertainment by Cary Colman. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

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MCCGSL Archive Visit
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

MCCGSL Archive Visit

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Join Pastor Wes at The State Historical Society of Missouri on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) to review the founding documents of our church.

Due to the restricted space and hours of the Historical Society, Pastor Wes will review the key documents in the records room in groups of 5-10 people at a time for 30 minutes at a time. Pictured is the letter detailing the first service of MCCGSL where just 10 people gathered. Follow our founding members on their journey from 10 to over 100 in just one year!

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Board Candidate Forum
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Board Candidate Forum

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Following service on Sunday, October 21st, join us for a forum to meet the 2018 candidates for the Board of Directors. Visit this page after Monday, October 15th to read bios of all the candidates!

The election of candidates will occur at the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

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Special Congregational Meeting
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Special Congregational Meeting

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On Sunday, October 14th we will have a Special Congregational Meeting to hear about and vote on any relevant offer(s) on our building for a sale. Additionally, the Board will review the two draft budgets below for the congregation for 2019. One shows our budget if we do not sell, and the other shows our budget if we are renting space (while searching for a new permanent home). Please make it a priority to attend this Special Congregational Meeting.

Here are the budgets the Board has put together:

2019 Rent Budget vs 2018 Budget

2019 No Sale Budget vs 2018 Budget

Special Congregational Meeting Agenda

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