Welcome to the original church for LGBTQ people in the Northwest!
Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church Seattle
Services at 11 am Sundays
in the chapel of University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, 98105
(corner of 15th Avenue NE and NE 43rd Street, across from U of Washington Bookstore)
Parking is free in the bookstore parking lot for church attendees.
More than 43 years ago, a small group of brave LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Christians opened our doors to worship together. It was an era when gathering in public as LGBTQ Christians could mean risking your lives, as 32 New Orleans MCC members died in an arson set during a fundraiser in 1973.
How times have changed. LGBTQ rights have advanced beyond what many original MCC members could imagine. And yet our church still thrives. The Church and the world need our prophetic witness!
Emerald City MCC continues to worship together because we preach, teach and practice unconditional inclusivity and desire for radical change not found elsewhere. Even here in Seattle, where many churches "affirm" gay people as their members, it's still not easy sharing your ENTIRE life with a congregation. Here at MCC, we welcome and celebrate ALL of you!
Welcoming Our New senior Pastor!
A new era has begun with the arrival of our new Senior Pastor. Reverend Brian Hutchison began serving as Senior Pastor of Emerald City MCC in June 2015. Learn more about Brian.