Metropolitan Community Church of New York
|Metropolitan Community Church of New York|
|Location||New York City|
|Denomination||Metropolitan Community Church|
|Pastor(s)||Rev. Pat Bumgardner|
The Metropolitan Community Church of New York (MCCNY) is an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Christian church in New York City, located at 446 36th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenue in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan.
While mainly catering to the LGBT population, the church is open to persons of all sexual orientations. MCCNY is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), a worldwide fellowship of churches catering to LGBT persons, and affirming LGBT-supportive theology.
A newsletter titled The Query is published by the church.
The church itself was first established in Los Angeles in 1968 by Reverend Troy Perry. This location was moved four years afterward to New York, where it moved into the Lesbian and Gay Services Center, the address that it remained at from 1983 to 1994. The church was moved once again in 1994 to its current location at West 36th Street.
- LGBT culture in New York City
- LGBT-affirming religious groups
- Metropolitan Community Church of St. Petersburg FL
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