The Vision of MCC of the Blue Ridge:
A Christian Community Making God’s Love Real to All People
MCC of the Blue Ridge is a member congregation of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, founded on October 8, 1968. MCC of the Blue Ridge was founded on December 4, 1986.
Together, with over 200 Metropolitan Community Churches around the world, we share these core values:
Inclusion – Love is our greatest moral value and resisting exclusion is a primary focus of our ministry. We want to continue to be conduits of faith where everyone is included in the family of God, and where all parts of our being are welcomed at God’s table.
Community – Offering a safe and open community for people to worship, learn and grow in their faith is our deep desire. We are committed to equipping ourselves and each other to do the work that God has called us to do in the world.
Spiritual Transformation – Providing a message of liberation from the oppressive religious environment of our day or to those experiencing God for the first time is what guides our ministry. We believe that when people are invited to experience God through the life and ministry of Christ, lives will be transformed.
Social Action – Working to talk less and do more, we are committed to resisting the structures that oppress people and standing with those who suffer under the weight of oppressive systems, being guided always by our commitment to Global Human Rights.