On Oct. 6, 1968, The Rev. Troy Perry conducted the first Metropolitan Community Church worship service in Southern California. Since that day, MCC has grown into a global movement proclaiming the Good News of God’s love for all people.
Today, as self-aware and self-affirming Christians, we reclaim the fullness of our humanity, including our spirituality. We find great truths in the religious tradition, and we find that our encounter with God is transformational and healing. Gentle Shepherd is proud to be a Metropolitan Community Church.
Come visit us at our new location! We meet at First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 1220 NE 68th St. Vancouver, WA 98665. Please enter through the lower level double glass doors.
Sup and Meet will still be held at 6:30 p.m. and all other services will be held at the regular times, with a slight change for Martha's Pantry, which will open on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please come rejoice with us in our new church home!
November: We are collecting winter coats for Martha's Pantry all month long.
Wednesday, Nov.13: Jason Engram will present a special teaching on 'Faith and Mental Health: An LGBT Perspective' at the Wednesday night Sup and Meet at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov.27: Join us for a Taize' music service and a Thanksgiving Pot Luck at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec.1: Join us at the Heights United Methodist Church for an Interfaith Service of Rememberance at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec.11: Jason Engram will present 'Worship Music of the Season' at the Wednesday night Sup and Meet at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec.18: Join us for a white elephant gift exchange at the Wednesday night Sup and Meet at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec.25: Join us for a 'Christmas Night Candlelight Service' at the Wednesday night Sup and Meet at 6:30 p.m.
Ongoing weekly activities at the church
Sunday: Two church services —
11 a.m. Catholic Mass and Holy Eucharist Service
12:45 p.m. Singspiration
1 p.m. Gospel service with Communion
Tuesday: Martha's Pantry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday: Sup and Meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Every second Wednesday is a Charismatic Worship Service.
The last Wednesday Sup and Meet is a Taize' Prayer Service.
Thursday: Martha's Pantry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.