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.
Please note: due to a fire on May 25, 2016, our former meeting location at First Congregational United Church of Christ building is currently closed.
Beginning Sunday, June 5, we will meet at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m for Singspiration and 12:30 p.m. for the interfaith service. The church's location is 5701 MacArthur Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661. Please feel free to bring donations for Martha's Pantry, which remains closed until June 9, when it will re-open at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church. Also, if you are able, please visit our GoFundMe account to help with rebuilding the Pantry. www.gofundme.com/marthaspantry
Ongoing weekly activities at the church
Sunday: Two church services —
11 a.m. Catholic Mass and Holy Eucharist Service
12:15 p.m. Singspiration and Interfaith service with Communion at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday: Martha's Pantry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: Martha's Pantry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.