MCC Seattle and the Historic MCC Denomination

Emerald City MCC Seattle has served the Seattle area for over 46 years in affiliation with the Metropolitan Community Churches. 

The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches was founded in 1968 by Reverend Troy Perry, specifically to minister to the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community at a time when other Christian denominations were not open and affirming. The LGBTQ+ community has an ongoing need to approach God without shame or second-class status. 

Today, our ministry continues to actively support those with HIV and AIDS, and to advance our commitment to social justice. MCC's provide a place where our relationships, our marriages, and our holy unions are fully recognized and honored in Christian community.

You Are truly Welcome Here


Emerald City MCC Seattle meets for worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday in the chapel at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street (corner of 15th Avenue NE and NE 43rd Street, across the street from the U.W. Bookstore parking lot). Come early so we can greet you and get to know you before worship. 

Holy Communion is offered at all worship services and everyone is invited to participate. During our services, you will experience a variety of worship music that reflects the eclectic history of the MCC churches. We use gender-inclusive language in hymns, prayers, and readings. Our pastor’s sermons often question the scriptures from the viewpoint of the Queer Community to which we belong. 

Our worship services last about one hour and 15 minutes followed by a time of fellowship and snacks afterward. 

We would love to have you worship with us!