Metropolitan Community Church Amarillo will be a house of God, united in our support of one another, encompassing people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and sustaining a ministry and outreach into our community.
Metropolitan Community Church Amarillo exists to minister within the Les-Bi-Gay and Transgender community of the High Plains, serving as a beacon of God's love shining forth, faith in God, hope for justice, and acceptance in the community for all who would come as they are believing as they do.
A Place for All of God's Children...
How many times have we heard or been told that God hates homosexuality? How many times have we been reminded by Christians that if we don't change, we will go to Hell? How many times have words from the Bible been used as weapons against us?
The members of MCCA know these spiritual assaults are not God's truth. God is a loving parent who embraces each child in love, grace, and parental devotion. That is why it is the mission of MCCA to teach the true promise of God's love to all.
Come to MCCA and be a part of a Christian body that loves and accepts as Christ loved and accepted. Our motto is, "Come as you are, believing as you do." You do not need to be a member of any particular denomination or faith. You do not even have to profess a belief. We only ask that you come with an open heart and a searching soul.
Come take the walk of faith with us at the Metropolitan Community Church Amarillo.
Jesus Loves the little Children
And so do we. MCCA is committed to providing a place for worship and learning, not just for adults, but for children as well. So if you have a child or children, please do not hesitate to bring them. As a matter of fact, we have a children's Sunday School that begins at 10:00 a.m. (during the school year), so bring the whole family!
At MCCA, Church is Also Fun
Too often, church is viewed as a boring stuffy place where we have to get all dressed up and be very serious. Nothing could be further from the truth at MCCA. Though we do take our worship seriously, laughs and jokes are common during our church services, and the folks at MCCA are always looking for new ways to have fun and fellowship outside of Sunday morning services.
Some of the fun you can find at MCCA
Pot luck lunch with a theme ever second Sunday of the month
Birthday celebrations the first Sunday of each month for those having a birthday during the month
Regular holiday celebrations including trick or treating on Halloween, special services at Christmas, and varied activities and services the week of Easter often including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.
Rev. Bernie Barbour
Welcome to Metropolitan Community Church Amarillo!
I am honored to welcome you to our web site as the Pastor of MCCA. The people who comprise this congregation are among the warmest and most welcoming people you will find anywhere. They called me to be their Pastor in February of 2011.
As Pastor, I am honored to be leading them through a new period of transition. We will be developing a clear sense of identify and purpose, managing leadership changes, creating new links with our denomination, and building commitments for new directions, we are also excited about offering dynamic worship and building not only new programs and outreach, but strengthening those ministries and activities that have served us well for years.
Having been rejected or marginalized in others churches, many come to an MCC to give church "one more chance" or "a chance to enhance my life" which is what we believed church should be:
A safe place to come to God just as you are;
A place to come believing as you do;
A place where race, gender and sexual orientation are never liabilities or secrets, but assets that contribute in a mighty and positive way to the blessings of diversity in God's creation;
A place where God's unconditional love is practiced.
This is a very exciting time at MCCA. It is a time of renewal and of new beginnings. We are living in a time of spiritual expectancy -- expectancy that God is ready to do great things in us, for us, and through us. It might be that God led you to this site and is calling you to this church. If so, please come home. We are waiting to welcome you!