Metropolitan Community Church
Lubbock TX

79413-3615



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Who we are

Our faith is based upon the principles outlined in the historic Apostles and Nicene creeds.

We believe:

In one triune God, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, of one substance and of three persons: God – our Parent-Creator; Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God, God in flesh, human; and the Holy Spirit – God as our Sustainer.

That the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, That the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, showing forth God to every person through the law and the prophets, and finally, completely and ultimately on earth in the being of Jesus Christ.

That Jesus…the Christ … historically recorded as living some 2,000 years before this writing, is God incarnate, of human birth, fully God and fully human, and that by being one with God, Jesus has demonstrated once and forever that all people are likewise Children of God, being spiritually made in God’s image.

The Holy Spirit is God making known God’s love and interest to all people; available to and working through all who are willing to place their welfare in God’s keeping.

Every person is justified by grace to God through faith in Jesus Christ.

We are saved from loneliness, despair and degradation through God’s gift of grace, as was declared by our Savior. Such grace is not earned, but is a pure gift from a God of pure love. We further commend the community of the faithful to a life of prayer; to seek genuine forgiveness for unkind, thoughtless and unloving acts; and to a committed life of Christian service.

The Church serves to bring all people to God through Christ. To this end, it shall arrange for regular services of worship, prayer, interpretation of the Scriptures, and edification through the teaching and preaching of the Word.



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Metropolitan Community Church
4501 University Ave
Lubbock, TX 79413-3615
United States
Phone: 806-792-5562
Fax: 806-792-4238
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Malachi 3:10

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

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Metropolitan Community Church Service Times

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11:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Children’s Church

Metropolitan Community Church service times last updated on the 28th of May, 2018
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History of Metropolitan Community Church, Lubbock TX

MCC Lubbock was born in June of 1980 when Bonnie Nowlin, Victor Belt, Bob Compton, Carl Fogleman, Tony Palmer, Tom Swift, and Billy Tobias met together at Tony and Victor’s home. They wanted freedom to worship as they had been created, and they agreed the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) offered the best vehicle for filling that purpose. Subsequently, we received our charter status from UFMCC in 1985.

Following meeting in Tony and Victor’s home, we have rented space at the Universalist Unitarian Church at 2801 42nd Street until 1983, rented space at 7516 Avenue H, Suite C just off Tahoka Highway until 1985, purchased our own property including a parsonage at 5501-05 34th Street until 1995, and own our current property at 4501 University Avenue.

Important to our history are our leaders. We have been led by Bill Coulter (1982-1983), Reverend “Rickie” Richards and Reverend Susan Kliebenstein (1983-1987), Pastoral Coordinator Gwen Brunson (1987-1988), Student Clergy Belle Armstrong (1988-1989), Reverend Renae Phillips (1990-2011), Reverend Christopher George served as Associate Pastor from 2000- 2004 and then as a Volunteer Staff Pastor from 2007-2009 and Reverend Tony Thieman-Somora came as Interim Pastor in 2013 and was elected Senior Pastor in 2015.

Our programming has included Creating a Life that Matters, Crown Financial Workshops, relationship building studies, and small group studies. The ministries for our church have grown throughout the years to include a Children’s Church, Congregational Care, Prayer Partner’s, Hospitality, the VISION Newsletter, Rainbow Seeker small groups, Altar/Sanctuary Guild, and Transportation.

We strive to be a church that serves our city and community. MCC Lubbock housed and operated the Ryan White Pantry, which provided food and hygiene products to people living with HIV/AIDS, from May 2004 to May 2008. Our Helping Hand Pantry provides a bag of groceries for anyone in need. In 2011 our average is approximately 60 – 65 bags a month.

In 2009 our LGBT friendly community organizations, along with representatives from Texas Tech University, collaborated and began LGBT Awareness Month in October. MCC Lubbock has hosted several events in the past few years, including a Homecoming Out Dance sponsored by the Doorways Youth Group. We look forward to all God is calling us to be in our community, our city, our country, and our world!

Since 2013, the Helping Hand Ministry continues to give out food bags, but also food vouchers from the FOOD BANK and in 2015 added sack lunches for those who need them. MCC Lubbock takes part in the July 4th parade and since 2015 also takes part in the Miracle on 34th St. Parade. In 2016, MCC Lubbock was given a trailer which has been fixed up for parades in the future. MCC Lubbock takes part in the annual PRIDE event with booths about the church, our PRIDE store and in 2015 a food booth as well. MCC Lubbock continues to have an annual WORLD AIDS DAY prayer service and this is now done in conjunction with other churches from the area. In 2016 a new Veterans Ministry was added to our ministries as well as a new MCC Lubbock Youth Group for 13-18 year olds.   Edit


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