An Evening with Brian McLaren at Pikes Peak MCC

Join us in September for a virtual conversation with Brian McLaren at Pikes Peak MCC.

A leading voice in modern Christianity, Brian McLaren is an activist, author, speaker, and public theologian. He addresses several of the concerns and inconsistencies that plague modern Christians today. McLaren is well-known as a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity.”

A former pastor with a background in literature, he has currently written a dozen books, including A New Kind of Christian, Naked Spirituality, and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?

In his video conference at PPMCC, McLaren will discuss his latest book, The Great Spiritual Migration. In what some have called his finest book yet, McLaren argues that the Christian faith is not dying, but undergoing a once-in-an-era spiritual shift.

The Great Spiritual Migration

“The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life.
It’s time to move again.”

brian-mclaren-at-pikes-peak-mcc-the-great-spiritual-migrationDrawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia. Instead, he challenges us to a new path, embracing powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church.

Bring your questions and curiosity to speak with one of the foremost leaders engaging the future of Christianity today.

Brian McLaren at Pikes Peak MCC

Brian McLaren at Pikes Peak MCC event flierClick here to view flier as a PDF.

Don’t miss this special chance to not only hear Brian McLaren speak, but ask questions and engage with a Christian activist on the front lines of change.

Event Details

Date September 13, 2017
Time 7-9 pm MDT
Location Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church
1102 S. 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Price $15

Visit the Pikes Peak MCC Facebook event page for more information or  purchase tickets to see Brian McLaren here.

Pride Affirmations for July

June may be Pride month, but quirky Colorado Springs will celebrate its 2017 PrideFest on July 8-9th. In honor of Pride, we will post daily Pride Affirmations for the month of July.

Each affirmation will highlight an aspect of Pride and recommend an action or belief to reflect on for the day.

We hope you’ll follow along with our 30 Days of Affirmations, as we explore the meanings of Pride. You’ll find these affirmations on our Facebook page, Twitter, and right here on our church website.

Happy Pride!

PULSE Memorial Service – June 12

Join with both our global and local community as we commemorate the victims and recommit to acts of compassion and justice. All are welcome.

PULSE Memorial Service
Monday, June 12
Pikes Peak MCC
5 pm

Community members are joining Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) in a global virtual memorial service June 12, to commemorate the 49 victims of the deadliest act of violence against the LGBTQ+ community in U.S. history.
Join with both our global and local community at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church on Monday, June 12 at 5 pm MST to participate in both the virtual and a face-to-face memorial service. All are welcome.  We will commemorate the victims and recommit to acts of compassion and justice.
“It is MCC’s calling to be the leading voice of love over hate, particularly at critical points in history. MCC preaches God’s message to celebrate diversity across cultures and ethnicities. As the victims of the Pulse shooting are remembered, we commit to acts of compassion and justice. We strive to resist structures that oppress people and speak boldly on behalf of those in the margins,” said Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, MCC Global Interim Moderator. “I commend each clergyperson, each individual, who pauses on the first anniversary of Pulse so that our community can respond in prayer and with hope to influence our future.”
For more information, please email Rev. Alycia Erickson or call her at [512] 762 4419.

PULSE Memorial Background

June 12, 2016, the sanctuary of Pulse, a popular gay bar in Orlando, Florida, USA, was shattered when a gunman came in near 2:00 am and started shooting, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others. It was the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ+ people in U.S. history, surpassing the fire at the Upstairs Lounge in 1973 that killed 32 people.

In addition to being a bar that catered to the LGBTQ+ community, Saturday night at Pulse was Latin night, with a variety of different kinds of Latin dance music played and attracting Latinx queer and straight people from across the region. This shooting was an attack clearly targeting LGBTQ+ people of color. It was an event that rocked the entire world as the effects of hate and violence evoked responses of shock and disbelief, then turning to actions of compassion and solidarity.

Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same gender marriages and has been on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide. MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.