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, the building is currently closed.
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, we will worship with UCC on the grounds of the church at 10 a.m, under a large, outdoor tent. Please join us for this time of worship and solidarity.
Martha's Pantry will be closed for the rest of the week. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the Pantry. Please donate if you can.
Come visit us! 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!
Ongoing weekly activities at the church
Sunday: Two church services —
11 a.m. Catholic Mass and Holy Eucharist Service
12:45 p.m. Singspiration and Gospel service with Communion
Thursday: Martha's Pantry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: Martha's Pantry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Last Wednesday of the month: Taize' service during Sup and Meet