The MCC of Ocala is a "Human Rights Church".
Our doors are open to all who seek a closer relationship of their Christian Faith without any prejudice and discrimination.
People from all walks of life regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual orientations or identities are welcome.
Come, this is God's church for all of God's people.
We are located at 700 NW 57th Avenue, Ocala, Florida
For complete directions to get here please click here or on the Location Page.
Worship Service for Sunday, August 3, 2014
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
“We Are Better Together”
August 3 Worship Service 11:00 a.m with Rev. Dexter Brecht "We Are Better Together"
Aug. 23 Potluck luncheon following the Worship Service
Sept. 7 Rev. Janice Bowker begins at MCC of Ocala
Oct. 12 MCC of Ocala PRIDE Worship Service
Oct. 18 Ocala Pride at Citizen’s Circle
TBA Church yard sale, begin saving your items
Note: Choir practice Wednesdays 7 p.m. & Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Message from the Pastor
Ministry Updates and Opportunities
The Board of Directors has postponed their next meeting until September so that they can meet with Rev. Janice. The date and time of the meeting will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
If you have the gift of hospitality or service please consider becoming part of the hospitality ministry. We could use your help with our weekly social hour and monthly potlucks. If you are willing to help with set-up and clean-up or providing refreshments please contact Olga Cross.
It’s not too early to start thinking about Ocala’s Pride Celebration. Our church has begun a tradition of having a community worship celebration the week before Pride and recognizing individuals who have provided outstanding leadership or service to our community. If you have ideas about our service or suggestions about individuals who you think ought to be recognized please contact one of our board members.
to Rev. Janice Bowker and Marina Laws
We are happy to report that Rev. Janice Bowker has accepted the appointment to MCC of Ocala as the provisional Pastor and signed a contract to begin on September 7, 2014. She will serve on a part-time basis with the hopes of further growing the church to transition into full-time in the future. Rev. Dexter Brecht will serve during the months of July and August prior to Rev. Janice’s start. We thank all of those who provided feedback to the Board of Directors regarding Rev. Janice’s visit and ask that you support the church during this time of transition.
The provisional pastor process is as follows. The appointment is made by the denomination in consultation with MCC of Ocala’s Board of Directors who had the opportunity to interview Rev. Janice and give feedback. After the provisional pastor is appointed and serves for approximately a year, the church will form a Pastoral Search Committee. The provisional pastor will then have the first option to apply for MCC of Ocala’s settled pastor position and if recommended by the Pastoral Search Committee, a congregational meeting and election will occur to elect our new settled pastor.
Ocala Pride, October 18, 2014
At Citizen’s Circle
MCC of Ocala PRIDE Worship Service
October 12, 2014
COMING in the FALL….
LGBT Social Meet & GreetLGBT Ocala Social Group Meet & Greet
Meets on the second Monday of the month at a local restaurant.
Ocala Pride Inc.
Board meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
All are welcome.
For more local events and information on Ocala’s LGBTQ community, please visit www.outinocala.com
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SERVING the CONGREGATION at MCC of OCALA
Interim Pastor: Rev. Dexter Brecht
Pastor email: MccOcala@MccOcala.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Dennis Barrows, Sandy Behr, Olga Cross, Steve Hawkins, Doug Reed
Keyboardist J.J. Smith
Choir Director Bobby Dias
Worship Coordinator Doug Reed
Congregational Care Coordinator Donna Kane
Usher Coordinator Olga Cross
Hospitality Coordinator Olga CrossMedia & Website Coordinator Ted Larson-Klebes
MCC of Ocala: Mccocala.org
Metropolitan Community Churches: www.MccChurch.org
Member: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Church www.Mccchurch.org