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Celebrating the Journey:
36 Years of Love & Service
The doors are open at MCCNY
.. 446 West 36th Street
between 9th and 10th Avenues
.. Sunday Services
.. 9am Traditional Service
11am Celebration Service
with ASL interpretation the 1st Sunday of the month and Sunday School for children ages 3-12 taught by Deacon Mel Bryant
7pm Praise and Worship Service
.. Ministry Areas ..
Arco Iris Latino / A Cristianos - Arco Iris Latino is an online ministry. Monthly reflections are sent in Spanish. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales at RevEdgard@mccny.org.
Bible Study - A queer reading of the Bible incorporating art, videos, debates & books. No need to register. Come to one, some or all sessions. Series continues through June 2009. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales at RevEdgard@mccny.org.
Bread of Life - A dinner for the Trans Community. For more information, contact Deacon Mel Bryant at email@example.com.
Brooklyn Small Group - Become better acquainted with other MCCNY Brooklynites in a small group setting. We meet monthly at various locations in Brooklyn. All are welcome! For more information, contact Casey Easterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Card Ministry - Make and send "Get Well" or "Thinking of You" cards to fellow MCCNYers. For more information, contact Casey Easterling at email@example.com.
Christians of African Descent - Part of the overall spiritual environment of MCCNY. There are general meetings open to all on the 2nd Sunday of every month following the 11am Celebration. For more information, contact Deacon Montel Cherry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Lady Bingo - MCCNY puts the “fun” in “fundraising” with its own gay bingo night featuring entertainment by Sybil Bruncheon, cash & prizes. Food available for purchase. Monthly show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. $20. Volunteers are always needed! For more information, contact Deacon Bradley Curry at email@example.com.
Church Office Volunteer - Use your diverse skills to help the Church in a behind the scenes capacity. For more information, contact Deacon Bradley Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Dinner - Help prepare and then share a meal with the greater community. Takes place on the last Tuesday of every month. Open to all. Volunteers are always needed. For more information, contact Deacon Mel Bryant at email@example.com.
The Congregation... Revealed - A monthly peek into the personal and not so personal lives of MCCNY members and staffers. Segments are viewable on YouTube by searching for "MCCNY." For more information, contact Richie Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Congregation... Revealed Plus - TCR+ is a new ministry that will assemble MCCNY clergy and lay members to discuss in short video segments questions of a spiritual nature. Video content will be processed for YouTube or some other distribution mechanism. For more information, contact Deacon Len Richardson at email@example.com.
Creating a Life that Matters - An MCC course that explores ways to rediscover a relationship with the sacred, with yourself, and with your passion. Series integrates art, scripture, music, literature, film and journaling. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard at RevEdgard@mccny.org or Daniel Schnorbus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-newsletter - The newsletter provides reflections, news and information for members and friends of MCCNY. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales at RevEdgard@mccny.org.
E-Prayer Ministry - Participants receive a weekly list of prayer concerns about members and friends of our congregation, the wider MCC community, and social justice issues. For more information, contact Norma Sharp at email@example.com.
Gallery Night - A exhibition of works by local artists with 25% of all proceeds benefiting MCCNY. Opening nights feature wine & hors d'oeuvres. If you would like to volunteer, or for more information on showing your art, contact Deacon Bradley Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GenderPeople - A dynamic and confidential spirituality group of Transgender, Transsexual, Androgynous, Two-Spirit and people with other than man-male or woman-female gender experiences. Meets every Sunday at 12:30pm. For more information, contact Deacon Moshay Moses at email@example.com.
Green Team - A group of MCCNYers working to reduce our impact on the environment. Current recycling efforts include collecting refundable bottles & cans and collecting used cell phones, printer cartridges & laser ink cartridges. For more information, contact Deacon Bradley Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Casey Easterling at email@example.com.
Hospitality Team - This ministry is two-fold: one part of the team is responsible for making our social hours abundant, beautiful and efficient while the other part of the team greets people as they enter the sanctuary, assists during the service as the need arises, and helps restore the sanctuary for the next service. The goal is to put into action the call to be hospitable! For more information contact Bradley Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Group - Committed to creating a loving, trusting space for queer self-identified men to come together and be their true selves in a supportive Christian environment. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales at RevEdgard@mccny.org.
Music Ministry - One of the most popular aspects of Sunday worship services at MCCNY is the talented vocal work of our choir. Each service offers a different style of music providing a space for individual expression. For more information, or if you would like to serve as a special musician, contact John Fischer (9am & 11am services) or Colleen Sovory (7pm service) at email@example.com.
The Query - A quarterly newsletter produced by and for MCCNYers and friends covering various aspects of congregational life. For more information, contact Deacon Mel Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Pat’s Finishing School for Tranny Girls - Each session covers a topic that will help prepare trans-identified women for NYC’s work world. Topics include hair & make-up, resumes and interviewing. For more information, contact Deacon Mel Bryant, Nina Schnell or Daniel Schnorbus at email@example.com.
Social Justice Organizing Committee - Committee members work closely with the city council and state legislature on issues such as marriage equality, GENDA, and Dignity for All Students Act. For more information, contact Sebastian Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Direction Program - A process in which a mentor accompanies one person - the directee - for an extended period of time. Through conversation, prayer, and spiritual exercises, the mentor helps the directee clarify spiritual issues so the individual can move toward a deeper experience with the Divine. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales at RevEdgard@mccny.org.
Step by Step - Explore the "12 Steps" in a liturgical context. For more information, contact Rev. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales at RevEdgard@mccny.org or Deacon Sophia Pazos at email@example.com.
Sunday School - MCCNY offers an inclusive curriculum for children ages 3-12 during the 11am Celebration service. For more information, contact Deacon Mel Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry - The Food Pantry distributes over 550 bag lunches per week in addition to providing groceries to 250 people per week. Learn more at www.mccny.org. For more information, contact Mel Bryant at email@example.com.
Sylvia's Place Shelter for Queer Homeless Youth - Sylvia's Place is NYC's only emergency shelter for LGBTQ youth. Volunteers are always needed to help with cooking, laundry, leading groups, organizing activities, tutoring and more. See the Shelter's website at www.homelessyouthservices.org. For more information, contact Lucky Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Ministry - The Video Ministry records weekly worship services for broadcast and also produces DVD copies of services, which are available for purchase upon request. Volunteers are always needed to help record services and to make DVD copies. For more information, contact Gerald Tucker or Philip Pares at email@example.com.
Welcoming Team Ministry - The Welcoming Team is dedicated to making initial visits to MCCNY enjoyable for our visitors. We also work to encourage social interaction among all MCCNYers through gatherings, name tags and workshops. Additionally, we represent MCCNY at community functions. For more information, contact Casey Easterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MCCNY Choir
John Fischer is the Director of Music at MCCNY. Colleen Sovory is the Praise & Worship Director. Every Sunday offers a wide variety of music from classic hymns to gospel.
David Raleigh, well-known in New York City's hottest spots of entertainment, is MCCNY's 11am accompanist.
Wan-Chuan Kao and The Little Big Band serve as MCCNY's Sunday evening accompanists.
Queer Streets is short documentary that takes a hip, gritty look at the reality of life on the street for kids at Sylvia's Place. For more information, visit www.queerstreets.com.
The 11am Celebration Service is aired Sundays at 1:30pm on Time Warner channel 57 and on RCN channel 109. Also view past services on WebTV at www.mccny.org.
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Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Senior Pastor
Rev. Pat Bumgardner is the Senior Pastor of MCCNY. She is a well-known advocate for social justice and leads MCC's Global Social Justice Campaign. Rev. Pat has also led MCCNY in its mission to serve the community through our Food Pantry and Homeless Youth Shelter.
Rev. Edgard Danielsen-Morales, Assistant Pastor for Congregational Life
Rev. Edgard Danielsen-Morales is the Assistant Pastor for Congregational Life. A scholar, activist and excellent preacher, he brings a range of gifts to MCCNY's expanding ministry and outreach. He is the Director of MCCNY's Religious Education and Membership program.
Rev. Boon Lin Ngeo is the Staff Pastor at MCCNY. An excellent and entertaining preacher, he also conducts the Mandarin Celebration on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at 3pm. Rev. Boon is a Facilitator for MCCNY's Religious Education and Membership program.
MCCNY is a member of The Center for Progressive Christianity
Metropolitan Community Church of New York is part of the worldwide Christian denomination of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC). MCC serves all people, with a special outreach to the world's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
Rev. Elder Troy Perry, Founder of Metropolitan Community Church
Founded in 1968 in Los Angeles by the Rev. Elder Troy Perry, MCC has more than 32,000 members in more than 370 churches in 22 countries throughout the world. The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson is the Moderator.
MCC is the world's largest and oldest LGBT organization.
Who I'd like to meet:
People come to Metropolitan Community Church of New York from all walks of life and for many different reasons. Some people come to find a spiritual refuge. Others come to connect with people in the community. And, still others come to get involved in changing the world. Whatever your reason, you are welcome at MCCNY.
If you have any questions about the Church, social activities, membership or how to get involved in a ministry area, or if you are thinking about visiting MCCNY for the first time, please email WelcomingTeam@mccny.org and a member of the Welcoming Team will contact you.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Orientation: Lesbian
- Religion: Christian - other
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo