We take our work in the community very seriously. One of guiding principles is: "What we do matters more than what we say." Here are some of the things we are doing.
At the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis,
our mission begins with God's love for all.
What We do
We take our work in the community very seriously. One of our guiding principles is: "What we do matters more than what we say." Here just a few examples of the things we are doing:
- Our Choir: they perform at fundraisers, competitions, and even at ballgames! When we won a gospel choir competition, judge Marvin Sapp observed: "This is what heaven is supposed to look like! ...A multiplicity of cultures, colors, creeds, all coming together to magnify God...!
- Clay Elementary School: We have "adopted" Clay Elementary in North St. Louis to build meaningful relationships and strengthen our community's schools.
- MCC/SAGE Partnership: We work together to host a monthly Lunch & Learn for LGBTQ+ Seniors here at the church, featuring guest presentations on topics important to mature adults.
- Hot Sunday Hospitality and Winter Outreach: We are proud to serve our neighbors who are unhoused. During the summer, we pass out hydrating drinks and snacks after church. During the winter, we open our facility to shelter those who need a place to stay.
What We Believe
We are committed to following the example of Christ and embracing progressive values. To help explain what that looks like, we have adopted these "Eight Principles of Progressive Christianity" that were developed at the Pacific School of Religion:
The Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis is a Progressive Christian Community. By calling ourselves progressive, we mean that we are Christians who…
- have found an approach to God through the life and teachings of Jesus;
- recognize that others have other names for the way to God's realm and acknowledge that their ways are true for them, as our ways are true for us;
- Invite all people to participate in our community and worship life without insisting that they become like us. This includes:
- believers and agnostics,
- conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
- women and men,
- all sexual orientations and gender identities,
- all races and cultures, all classes and abilities,
- those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope;
- understand the sharing of bread and wine in Jesus's name as a representation of an ancient vision of God's feast for all peoples;
- know that our actions toward one another and toward other people is the fullest expression of what we believe;
- find more grace in the search for understanding than we do in dogmatic certainty—more value in questioning than in absolutes;
- form ourselves into communities to equip one another for the work we feel called to do:
- striving for peace and justice among all people,
- protecting and restoring the integrity of all God's creation,
- bringing hope to those Jesus called the least of his sisters and brothers;
- recognize that being followers of Jesus is costly, and entails selfless love, conscientious resistance to evil, and renunciation of privilege.