Speaker this Sunday 20 August

Dr Ted Marcy, visiting from the USA, will give the message this Sunday.  The title of his message is “Experiences as an Older Son” based on the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).  Ted will share a story about his family that led to understanding, tolerance, and forgiveness.  Pastor Kim Hornung-Marcy, will lead communion.

Monthly Social

Join us for the Brisbane Pride Choir free concert at Merthyr Road Uniting Church this Sunday 20 August @ 2pm. A free minibus pick-up service will be provided from Wickham Hotel, Wickham St, Fortitude Valley or from Fortitude Valley Station in Brunswick Street, from 1pm. Bus bookings essential – phone George on 0431 319 976 or 3369 6379. Phone Julie 0401 466 631 for enquiries about the choir or this performance.

Question Box

Write your questions (anonymous if you prefer) and place them in the box on the table at church. The pastor will answer the questions during the service. Questions can be on Biblical themes or teachings, relationship issues or other matters relevant to MCC Brisbane. A small prize will be given for the best question.

Membership Classes

The next membership classes will be conducted each Sunday 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the church during the month of September. There are four classes in the series. For more information about membership go to: MCC Beliefs and Vision.

MCC Women’s Conference

The MCC national women’s conference this year will be at Chittick Lodge, Gerringong, NSW 13-15 October 2017. Registration by 31 August is $200. Details at www.mccsydney.org or email: womensretreat@mccsydney.org

Marriage Equality Postal Survey

MCC Brisbane has long advocated for marriage equality – indeed for the rights of all humans to live their lives freely under God. MCC Brisbane supports a YES vote in the upcoming postal survey on marriage.

MCC Brisbane will provide support for anyone who needs it over the next few months. If you, or someone you know, needs help, then contact one of the following organisations:

This is My Story

Our next “This is My Story” night will be held on Sunday 8 October. If you would like to tell your story, either as a short (5 minutes) presentation with 2 or 3 others, or a longer version, please see Pastor David.

Pastoral Care

If you would like to speak with the pastor privately, please email pastor@mccbris.asn.au or phone 3891 1388 to make an appointment. The pastor is available on Sundays from 5pm at the church but can meet at other times as required.

Justin Lee on YouTube

A video of Justin Lee’s presentation at MCC Brisbane on Tuesday 25 October 2016 is now on YouTube.

Finding Out

Pastor David’s 300-page autobiography Finding Out has just been published. Told with candour and honesty, the story covers his childhood in NZ, youth in England and church work all over Australia, through to his coming out in 2006 and finding peace, happiness and love. The book is available for free download (PDF format). Go to: findingout.webs.com

Here I Am

Here I Am is the new 35-minute documentary that records the stories of gay and lesbian Christians – their coming out experiences, the reactions of their families and how they navigate between sexuality and spirituality. The movie also includes comments by a clinical psychologist, a church pastor and a theologian on the issues surrounding sexuality and the correct church response. Designed as a discussion starter for Christians, the movie is free to watch on YouTube and also at the movie website, Here I Am.watch. Here are the two links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSjAan3OuJA

http://hereiam.watch/


MCC Brisbane

Every Sunday Evening at 7.00 pm

Meeting in the Uniting Church
52 Merthyr Road, New Farm Qld 4005

All welcome

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Updated 11 June 2017