MCC San Francisco

We are a House of Prayer for All People and a Home for Queer Spirituality. We see a transformed world, where every life matters and every person belongs.

You are welcomed here! You are wanted here! You are celebrated here! http://mccsf.org/vision-and-mission/

No matter who you are, no matter where you come from or what your faith background, you are welcome in this place. Join us for our weekly services and many other community events: SUNDAY 12 Noon: Worship and Celebration - Reclaiming God's Love through our Queerness WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM: Wednesday Gathering - Candlelight prayer, song, and meditation See our Facebook Events page for other events.

Mission: We are a beloved community joining together from diverse spiritual backgrounds and ministering primarily within the Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual/ Transgender Community as a house of prayer of all people and a home for queer spirituality. We are a new witness of God’s radically inclusive love, while we recognize our connection to the historical Christian church. We are called to a prophetic ministry of peace and social justice. Therefore, we see as equally important the nurturance and growth of our congregation and communities, and our active involvement in the society around us.

Operating as usual

MCCSF Sunday Service - Readings and Reflection - November 8, 2020

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

In need of prayer? You can submit your prayer request to our pastors Annie and Michael at:

https://mccsf.breezechms.com/form/prayer-requests

Join us for our uplifting Spirit filled worship service Sunday, Nov. 8th at noon on zoom! Look forward to seeing you there.

Dear Ones,

Hugs and love Dear Ones as we crawl through this week. At the time of writing this letter, there was still no official call for the election. Many of us have been very disappointed at how close the election is, myself included. I had hopes that the past four years of lies and unbelievable actions would have resulted in Americans voting more overwhelmingly for justice and morality. Some on social media say that as people of color they aren’t surprised. As a white woman of privilege I am very saddened by the deep divide in this country.

The book groups studying “White Fragility” ended last week. Those of us who attended realized that we have only just begun the work of understanding our participation as white people in the systemic racism in our country. We will as a congregation continue to unpack the many ways racism impacts our siblings of color as we seek to further our justice and peacemaking in tangible ways.

Our scripture for Sunday is, Micah 6:8: “God has shown you, o mortal, what is good. And what does God require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” I believe to reach out to a hurting country, made up of millions of hurting people will be our ongoing work as we lean into a new year. The only way forward is with love. You are a congregation that knows how to love, and the world so needs our love.

I continue to hold our country and its people in prayer. Please join us in worship on Sunday at noon to sing, to pray, and celebrate God.

Love,
Annie

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MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - November 4, 2020

Like a ship in the harbor
Like a mother and child
Like a stream in the desert
I'll hold you a while

We'll rock on the water
I'll cradle you deep
And hold you while angels
Sing you to sleep

I approve this post!

Join us on Zoom on Sundays at noon or Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and be a part of this inclusive community where you are celebrated and loved! Zoom details are available at: https://www.facebook.com/MCCSanFrancisco/events/

MCCSF All Saints Sunday Service - Readings and Reflection - November 1, 2020

ICYMI...Yesterday's All Saints Sunday readings and reflection.

MCC San Francisco

Join us on Zoom on Sundays at noon or Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and be a part of this inclusive community where you are celebrated and loved! Zoom details are available at: https://www.facebook.com/MCCSanFrancisco/events/

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Denomination

Having fun at our Zoom Halloween Party! :)

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Denomination

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Denomination

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MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - October 28, 2020

It is good to trust in you o God
Trust and hope in you o God

Don't forget to join us this evening for a centering peaceful moment in the middle of your week.

Here is the Zoom information for Wednesday Night Candlelight at 7:00:

https://zoom.us/j/439426178?pwd=ZkdvZjg1TjQ2QUcxQzAyaG0xSHp1UT09

Meeting ID: 439 426 178
Password: 503124

Wednesday Order of Worship
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRClMCIiQVc35hsE71yLGyx8ncU3HPCxze6s0cMStELUDE3IKbH-QI_lVYmvl5gRnYhOZpQqtWKaQ-h/pub

MCCSF Sunday Community - October 25, 2020

What does it really mean to love ourselves so we can love others as well as ourselves?

Jesus said, "'Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.' This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: 'Love others as well as YOU LOVE YOURSELF.'" Matthew 22:37-39, The Message

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. If you want to make it even better then join us for an uplifting worship service tomorrow at 12pm, noon.

Here is the Zoom information for our Sunday Service, every Sunday at Noon:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/203804411?pwd=NnVqRllDci9SK1hIOUpWVlBwY2ttQT09

Meeting ID: 203 804 411
Password: 561981

Sunday, October 25th, 2020 Order of Worship:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQ2pD2m0DRYC9kLUpqXlVH_YeoIul5RpGNezNLYec6T4dsUyJ6dUs6J19K0yVZFY12vCzX_GYH-IZuA/pub

Dear One,

I hope you are well, have voted or made your plan to do so. We are almost there to the election. Praise be!

This time continues to be busy, some of us are working, some are looking for work, others on the cusp of retiring or happily retired. I am very happily employed as your Senior Pastor, a fact I give thanks for every day.

This coming Sunday we will be talking about love which for us is not unusual because we are all about love! Our scripture will be from Matthew 22. In this passage the Pharisees are questioning Jesus and trying yet again to trick him. They ask him which commandment in the law is the greatest. And Jesus responds with these well- known words: “You shall love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

We know these verses, yet we usually focus on the first parts- loving God and neighbor. But what about the last you shall love your neighbor “as yourself.” We don’t generally focus on this part. Yet, Jesus said we shall love our neighbor as yourself-assuming we love ourselves. Do we? How do we love ourselves?

Please come and join us on Sunday as we look more closely at Jesus’ words. We will bask in the presence of God in the presence of one another. I can’t wait to see you!

Love,

Annie

MCC San Francisco

It’s a start

MCC San Francisco is delighted with Pope Francis' support for same-sex civil unions. Although the Pope remains opposed to gay marriage, this new support is welcomed by many within the Queer Community. His remarks in support of same-sex unions, as well as the statement included in a documentary by Evgeny Afineevaky, where the comments were made is important. He says, “Homosexuals have a right to be part of the family,” They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.” “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered… gay people are children of God.”

The Pope’s statement is a move forward for LGBTQ people. MCC San Francisco has held from its inception 50 years ago, that LGBTQ people are not only children of God, but children who are loved and celebrated by God. All are welcome to participate fully in the life of the church, including communion, baptism, and marriage.

Come and be welcomed and celebrated by this truly diverse community. We worship on Zoom Sundays at noon and Wednesday nights for candlelight contemplative service at 7:00p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Annie Steinberg-Behrman at [email protected]

MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - October 21, 2020

Within our deepest night
You kindle the fire that never dies away
Never dies away
Within our deepest night
You kindle the fire that never dies away
Never dies away

[10/21/20]   MCC San Francisco is delighted with Pope Francis' support for same-sex civil unions. Although the Pope remains opposed to gay marriage, this new support is welcomed by many within the Queer Community. His remarks in support of same-sex unions, as well as the statement included in a documentary by Evgeny Afineevaky, where the comments were made is important. He says, “Homosexuals have a right to be part of the family,” They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.” “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered… gay people are children of God.”

The Pope’s statement is a move forward for LGBTQ people. MCC San Francisco has held from its inception 50 years ago, that LGBTQ people are not only children of God, but children who are loved and celebrated by God. All are welcome to participate fully in the life of the church, including communion, baptism, and marriage.

Come and be welcomed and celebrated by this truly diverse community. We worship on Zoom Sundays at noon and Wednesday nights for candlelight contemplative service at 7:00p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Annie Steinberg-Behrman at [email protected]

MCCSF Sunday Service - October 18, 2020

ICYMI, here's the Sunday Service for October 18, 2020. We hope to see you next Sunday at noon on Zoom! Details for all our events are at: https://www.facebook.com/MCCSanFrancisco/events/

MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - October 14, 2020

O Great Spirit, earth sun, sky and sea
You are inside, and all around me

In God alone my soul can find rest and peace
In God my peace and joy
Only in God my soul can find its rest
Find its rest and peace

MCCSF Sunday Service - Reflection - October 11, 2020

Thank you for you! Thank you for your fabulous, queer, amazing selves! I am blessed and you are blessed. #NationalComingOutDay

MCCSF Sunday Service - Full Service - October 11, 2020

Thank you for you! Thank you for your fabulous, queer, amazing selves! I am blessed and you are blessed. May you take all that we have shared together today - the love, the joy, the praise, the peace, the prayers - with you into this week and know that you are never alone, you are always held by Spirit. Amen. #NationalComingOutDay

Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman, words can not thank you enough for the love and leadership you provide!

Dear Ones,

Paul starts his letter to the church at Philippi with absolutely delightful and affectionate language. Since the beginning of COVID and as the months drag on since I have seen you, I am tempted to begin my eConnection letters to you in a similar fashion. I thank God every single time I think of you! I am so grateful that you are a part of this community and that you join me in our mutual ministry in the world. I hold you in my heart and I long to see you in person and give you big hugs!

As we come to the end of yet another tumultuous week, I am grateful that the weekend is upon us offering some time for rest and play. Find some time for joy! Yes, joy. In the midst of such times as these, it is important for us to claim the joy that comes not from things, but from God.

Every morning I go over with Clare everything that I am grateful for in my life (Chiweenies are big on gratitude). Blissfully, my list goes on and on and includes God’s love and YOU. I also give thanks every day that God led me out of the closet and into embracing my queerness! That gives me joy every day! This coming Sunday is “National Coming Out Day,” and I hope you will join me in celebrating YOUR fabulousness! Reach out to a friend or two who doesn’t yet know that you can be queer and go to a church that not only welcomes, but celebrates everyone! MCC San Francisco is a home for queer spirituality and community. Let’s make sure everyone in San Francisco knows it!

I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday!

Much love,

Annie

Starting this Sunday, all of MCCSF's Zoom events will have live captioning! 😀

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MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - October 7, 2020

Rock me gently Mother Ocean
Rock me gently in Your arms
I can feel Your strength beneath me
Carry me, carry me on

MCCSF Sunday Service - October 4, 2020

Play! Play! Play! In the midst of everything going on in the world today, don't forget to play! Listen to Rev. Annie's reflection today about play!

[10/03/20]   Dear Ones,

Blessings Dear Ones as we enter the weekend after what has been another trying week. I want to speak to the news of the President and his wife testing positive for Covid. I believe that I need to continue to pray for him and Melania. The fact that I disagree with and am adamantly opposed to what he says and does, does not change that he is in fact, a child of God. I/we are called as followers of Jesus, to love as we are loved. So I invite you to join me in prayer for their recovery.

Tomorrow is the 27 anniversary of my ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. What a holy and joyful day that was. A packed sanctuary, original music, and the blessing of God and the Presbytery on my ministry. I attended San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. My class, the class of 93, holds to this day the title of the most playful and fun class ever! God knew where to place me! We learned early on, that to survive and even enjoy the rigors of seminary, meant we had to play often and hard. From s’mores on the patio during Hebrew intensives, beach day during Greek intensives and many other events thorough our years together, we learned one of the most important theological lessons: And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10)

During these difficult times, it is so hard to stay open to the gifts of God around us. Last week we talked about the necessity of connecting with nature as a way of embracing the Divine. This week, we will look at “holy play.” Different ways we can open ourselves up to the Spirit. Please join us as we gather to pray, sing, smile, and be touched by the Word of God. I look forward to worshipping with you!

Love,

Annie

Don't forget to come to BINGO this Sunday October 4th 6pm on zoom!

MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - September 30, 2020

Lay Your hands gently upon us
Let their touch render Your peace
Let them bring Your forgiveness and healing
Lay Your hands, gently lay Your hands

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MCCSF Sunday Community - October 25, 2020
MCCSF Wednesday Night Candlelight - October 21, 2020
MCCSF Sunday Service - October 18, 2020
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MCCSF Sunday Service - Reflection - October 11, 2020
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