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Inclusive Brighton church for Hastings

Graham Robson August 22, 2019

MCC Brighton extends its ministry to Hastings with a church service to complement its street church ministry.

MCC or Metropolitan Community Church, is a fully inclusive Christian denomination, founded in the LGBT+ community in Los Angeles in 1968 and rapidly expanding around the world bringing an open and welcoming church to communities who have often been excluded by more conservative churches.

MCC Brighton believes that following Jesus means welcoming everyone and meeting them where they are. They have been working with local residents to bring their street ministry to Hastings town centre and will now be worshiping twice a month at the Friends Meeting House.

Pastor Andrew Ramage said: “We have been working in Hastings for the past year and are really excited that we are now able to have a worship service which is open to all, we are committed to bringing our fully inclusive message to Hastings.”

The first service will be on Tuesday, August 27, with discussion starting at 4:30pm and worship at 5:30pm.

Volunteer Philip Davis added: “We came to Hastings pride last year and met lots of people who were very keen on our message. We started with street church opposite Poundstretcher in November 2018, we know that we are making a difference. Come see us on Fridays 4-6 or visit our stall at Hastings Pride to find out more.”

Everyone is welcome, no matter your age, gender or gender expression, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, living status, ability. Everyone means everyone.

Go along and enjoy lively discussions, refreshments and fellowship, then a time of worship.

First service is on August 27, 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Regular worship – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, all at Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1SA.

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