Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Denomination type:
Year Reporting: 2006
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Description: The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches was founded Oct. 6, 1968 by the Rev. Troy D. Perry in Los Angeles, with a particular but not exclusive outreach to the gay community. Since that time, the Fellowship has grown to include congregations throughout the world.
The simple declaration of faith of what MCC believes, as stated in our By-Laws and accepted by our General Conference is that "Christianity is the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and is the religion set forth in the scriptures. Jesus Christ is foretold in the Old Testament, presented in the New Testament, and proclaimed by the Christian Church in every age and in every land."
Founded in the interest of offering a church home to all who confess and believe, Metropolitan Community Churches moves in the mainstream of Christianity. Our faith is based on the principles outlined in the historic creeds: Apostles and Nicene.
The government of this Fellowship is vested in its tri-annual General Conference, comprised of clergy and lay church delegates, who exert the right of control in all of its affairs, subject to the provisions of its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws. Ongoing leadership is provided by the Board of Elders and Board of Administration.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: P.O. Box 1374
Address line 2:
City: Abilene
State: Texas
Zip Code: 79604
Country: United States
Phone: (310)360-8640

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Mr. Stan C. Kimer
Position: Chair, MCC Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Team
Phone: (919)787-3091

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 15,666
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 15,666
Total Churches: 115
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 293
Other Service to the Church: 12
Retired: 120
Total Clergy: 425

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $219,224.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $19,290,664.00
Total Financial: $1,950,988,800
Receipts/Expenditures: Receipts