|A CLARION CALL: THIS CHURCH IS SERIOUS ABOUT INCLUSIVENESS|
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|Written by Rev. Rich Hendricks|
|Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:33|
A CLARION CALL: THIS CHURCH IS SERIOUS ABOUT INCLUSIVENESS
Meeting At Hotel Every 3rd Sunday for Handicap Accessibility
Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities - Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (“MCCQC”) takes inclusiveness seriously. The church is well known for its outreach to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community -- as well as for being Christian while respecting everyone’s individual spiritual journey. “We proclaim our mission statement from the pulpit every Sunday: ‘To provide lively worship and to proclaim God’s inclusive love for everyone,’” says MCCQC Pastor, Rev. Rich Hendricks. “Now we have to get out of the old church building to reach some of our own folks and some people we have yet to meet who would love to come and worship but cannot handle stairs.”
Hendricks says that the congregation has been trying unsuccessfully to sell their building at 30th and Harrison Street for over two years. Without selling the building, the congregation is unable to purchase a handicap accessible facility. “At least this way, we can be handicap accessible once a month,” says Hendricks. Worship services are now scheduled at the Clarion Hotel, 5202 N. Brady Street, Davenport in a conference room every third Sunday of the month beginning Sunday, September 18th.
All are welcome to attend. For the first service at the Clarion on the 18th, there will be free doughnuts and coffee beginning at 10:30 a.m., and a pizza buffet at 12 noon following the worship service. Church members have come up with extra-giving donations to cover the cost of renting the conference room at the Clarion. “I would much rather we could afford a handicap accessible facility for our worship services every Sunday, but until we win the lottery at least this is a start,” says Hendricks.
For more information, contact the church office at 563.324.8281 or visit them on the web at www.mccqc.com.
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