LGBTQ Church in PB Gardens to Celebrate 40th Anniversary This Sunday with Mortgage Burning & More

 
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Nov. 10, 2021 - PRLog -- WHAT:

Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beach Gardens
(MCCPB), the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBTQ  community and its family members and friends, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary by publicly burning its mortgage and unveiling its new Welcome Center. This special service will be streamed live on Facebook.

WHEN:

Sunday, November 14, at 10:30 am

WHERE:


MCCPB is located at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens

WHO:


The 40th anniversary celebration will be presided over by the church's Senior Pastor Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, along with special guest preacher Rev. Terri Steed Pierce from Joy MCC in Orlando.

WELCOME CENTER:

In addition to the mortgage burning, this celebratory service will also unveil MCCPB's new Welcome Center, which is dedicated to Charlie Fredrickson, a founding member and the church's official greeter. There will be a bronze plaque with Charlie's image, his ashes, a brief obituary and more.

About the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches:

The Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches is the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBTQ community and its family members and friends. According to the church's mission statement, "MCC of the Palm Beaches is called to celebrate and share God's inclusive and transformative love through acts of worship, compassion and social justice." For 40 years, the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches has been both a bulwark of strength and a source of solace and support for South Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities and their supporters.

Located since 2000 at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, MCCPB offers Sunday worship live and virtually on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mccpalmbeaches) at 10:30 am. Because the church is made up of people from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds, elements of the services reflect both traditions, including scripture readings, hymns and contemporary music, prayer and a communion table that is open to everyone. For more information, please call 561.775.5900.

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Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey in front of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beach Gardens
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