MCC/UCC in the Valley is an inclusive and green Christian community of faith. We made the Earth a member of our church, and we actively work at reducing our carbon emissions that impact climate change — that effect us and other life. We have a deep reverence for all life and the Earth, and we know that “For God so loved the world as to give the only begotten Child that whoever believes may not die but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) The world includes more than humanity, but all life, our planet, and universe. Or Church has won a Green Oscar for Advocacy for Earthcare in 2011 from California Interfaith Power & Light.
We were founded as a worldwide movement of churches founded by Rev. Troy Perry whose vision of an inclusive and united church has led us to a discernment process to become even more inclusive by joining the United Church of Christ. We are a church in transition, and on May 10, 2014 we were accepted into the United Church of Christ as a dual affiliated church; both MCC and UCC. The United Church of Christ is denomination with nearly 6,000 churches in the United States. Check out some of the innovative videos of the UCC as a church in which “God is still speaking.”
Our vision is to practice God’ radical inclusive love as modeled by Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit coloring outside of the lines. We want to introduce you to our mission, vision and values that we hold important because we are a house of prayer for all people — becoming an immigrant welcoming and spiritual community, believing social and environmental justice. We subscribe to the UCC’s wider Mission of extravagant welcome as part of our vision and values: There is a place for everyone in our church, and together we make difference in this world.
We are Bible based not Bible bound. We take the Bible seriously not literally. Jesus was neither a fundamentalist nor a literalist: Jesus spoke in metaphor, parable, and story to reveal shockingly abundant love for all of us.
We invite you to browse our website, join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:30 or for one of our spiritual practices on Thursdays. Join us live or virtually. We broadcast our Sunday Services live and then they are archived on Ustream for later viewing. You can also watch our Transgendered Worship Service which is pre-recorded, and goes live Sunday afternoons on Ustream. We have a Catholic Mass on Saturday evening for disaffected Catholics.
Browse and enjoy! We hope to meet you in person or online.
Worship with us:
Catholic Mass at 5:00 pm
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Bible Study at 9:00 am
Worship Service at 10:30 am
First Wednesday of each month – Labyrinth Walk
10:00am – 7:00pm Open availability
7:00pm – 9:00pm Formal walk with candles and contemplative music
Second Wednesday of each month – Taize Service
7:30pm – 8:30pm Relax in song and candlelight. Come and rest with God this evening.
The Taize music is oriented to relax you in God’s presence.
2:00 – 4:00pm every other week in 2016
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