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!
Wednesday, Mar. 5: Please join us for an Ash Wednesday service beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 26: Please join us for a Taize' service and Potluck beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Season Services
Sunday, Apr. 13: We will hold a Mass service for Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. and a Gospel service at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 17: We will hold a Holy Thursday Potluck and Communion service will be held at 7 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 18: A Good Friday service and Striping of the Altar will be held beginning at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 20: We will hold a Mass service for Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. and a Gospel service at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 30: Please join us for a Taize' service and Potluck beginning 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.
Thursday: Martha's Pantry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.