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Taking Pride in Metropolitan Community Church

By Joel Gunz

I don’t think it’s any coincidence that in Portland, Father’s Day coincides with its annual Pride Festival, which celebrates our local lesbian/gay/bisexual/transexual/queer (LGBTQ) community with a parade, live entertainment and more. It’s kind of a big deal around here. Amanda and I decided to celebrate our own way by dropping by Metropolitan Community Church, which describes itself as “a progressive community of faith welcoming all people, with special outreach to the gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender communities.”

Well, what do you think of that? Don’t answer. You might want to get our insider story first. Stop back in a couple of days.


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posted June 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

So excited that you went to MCC during Pride! My only caveat is this…since today was also the Pride parade, a lot of the folks that might have added to the worship team there were probably out and being Proud. ;-D With floats.

Also, might I extend an invitation to join us sometime out at the United Church of Christ congregation in Forest Grove? A Christian worship community that is steeped in history, small-town, and progressive, open and affirming. (Yeah, it can happen.) You’re welcome anytime, of course, but But we’ll be at our best after school starts again in the fall.

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