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! Beginning May 1, we will be meeting at First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 1220 NE 68th St. Vancouver, WA 98665. 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 at 11 a.m. instead of 10. 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
1 p.m. Protestant service with Communion
Tuesday: Martha's Pantry from 11 a.m. to 1 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 Taize' Prayer Service.
Thursday: Martha's Pantry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.