“No on 8” Rally at MCC on September 21

No on Eight!HRC, the DeFrank Center, and the local “No on Eight” Steering Committee are working together to organize a “No on Eight” rally this Sunday, September 21, outside MCC at noon (just after our Sunday service). The rally is expected to last half an hour to forty-five minutes, and will be a crucial opportunity to show the media that there is strong local opposition to Proposition Eight.

Proposition Eight is designed to take away the right to marry for same sex couples and treat gay and lesbian folks unfairly.

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Taizé Returns to MCC San José

Taize ServicePlease join us at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 17 for the return of our monthly Taizé services. Our choir has grown, and we sound better than ever! Next Wednesday’s service will feature the choir singing Fettke’s “Simply Alleluia”, a solo version of “Phos Hilaron,” and the deep and beautiful music of the Taizé Community. We hope to see you there!

A complete set of dates for our 2008-2009 Taizé season can be found on our Taizé page.

New “Coming Out” Support Group at MCCSJ

Coming Out GroupAre you struggling with your sexuality and would like to find a safe place to explore what all this means for you? Do you wonder how “coming out” will affect your relationship with God, or your life in the Spirit?  MCC San Jose welcomes you to visit our new “Coming Out Support Group,” every Friday evening beginning September 19th, 2008. 

Remember, “Perfect love casts out fear!”  Come, journey with us!

For more information, please call Rev. Sky Anderson at (408) 279-2711 ext. 3.

“A Course in Miracles” Playshop at MCCSJ – September 13

MCCSJ LogoDale Parker will be leading an “A Course in Miracles” Playshop at MCCSJ this Saturday, September 13 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.  Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share at a potluck dinner at the end of the playshop.  To sign up for this workshop, please call Dale at (408) 280-1955 or e-mail him at JDaleParker@sbcglobal.net.

For more information, please click the following link for a downloadable poster.  

From Melissa to Charlie

MCCSJ LogoI woke up one morning, recently, as Melissa C. I was lonely, tired and coping with a depression that has left me disabled for many years.  It was a Friday. When I went to bed that night, I was Charlie. Charlie went to bed a little scared, a little happy, feeling a lot freer and maybe, just maybe, open to being loved. Charlie had found acceptance as a transgender seeking transition information and support.  Charlie had found a voice suppressed for over 50 years. Charlie had found MCC San José.

The Coming Out Support Group at MCC is an insightful group of folks at all levels in the coming out process. We discuss it all, from self-acceptance to community acceptance and beyond. Our faith is a multifaceted world, open to discussion of faith in ourselves, God, and each other. We are guided in common belief and old adage that we believe in God and God believes in us. I came out with my transgender feelings at age 57. Come out and meet Charlie. Come out to acceptance. Come Out!

Please click the following link for more information about MCC San Jose’s Coming Out Support Group.  

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