Metropolitan Community Church
of Baton Rouge Weekly News
September 5, 2018
In This Issue
Note These Upcoming Events!

Interfaith Federation
7:00 am

James Hartman 
"Doing the Impossible"
11:00 am

Albasha Greek/Lebanese
after church

Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 pm

Pride Meeting
7:00 pm

Rainbow Ladies
7:00 pm

Rainbow  Network Dinner
6:00 pm

Signing Interpreter

Making Groceries

Thanks from


Board of Directors Meetings:  Second Monday 7 p.m.

Rainbow Ladies of MCC
Dinner, 2nd Thursdays
(More info of Facebook)

Rainbow Network
Dinner, 3rd Sundays
AA Meetings: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Last Saturdays, 2 p.m.

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Come As You Are


We believe all are welcome in the family of God, and we practice a ministry of inclusion and love. We are committed to providing an open and safe community and equipping ourselves to do the work all of us are called by God to do in this world.


We believe that lives are transformed when people are freed from the oppressive religious environment of our day, so we provide instead a message of liberation designed to help everyone experience true life through God.   


We believe Christian social action can make a difference in our world. And we know that by being real people practicing real worship and real faith, each of us can play our part in making this world a better place for everyone.


 We invite you to

"Come As You Are

to MCCBR."

Everyone is welcome!


       MCC Baton Rouge welcomes                                     James   Hartman

Mcc of Baton Rouge welcomes James Hartman as Gap-IPL Pastor of MCC Baton Rouge.
A native of Washington D. C., and a graduate of Tulane University, James Hartman is the founder of James Hartman & Associates, a political consulting and communications firm.
His firm's clients have included the Civic Democratic Party in the Czech Republic, President Goodluck Jonathan and the People's Democratic Party of Nigeria, two U. S. Senators from Louisiana, and a Congresswoman from California, and many others. The firm also has represented a variety of non-profit organizations, including the New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter, Trinity Christian Community, and UFMCC.
Hartman has been a guest lecturer at William Carey University and Tulane University, and before the Conservative and Reformist Caucus of the European Parliament, and a featured speaker at numerous events in Louisiana.
An active member of Metropolitan Community Church in New Orleans since 2008, James has served as vice-moderator (2011-2012) and has filled the pulpit nearly 100 times. He has been a guest preacher at MCC of Baton Rouge on dozens of occasions since 2010.
From 2001-2008, he was active in the United Methodist Denomination, including serving as Lay Leader at the Church of the Servant (now merged with St. Timothy UMC) in Mandeville, Louisiana. He has authored five books and four plays.
He was recently appointed Interim Pastoral Leader (Gap Pastor) at MCC Baton Rouge.

       I nterfaith Federation Breakfast.

Join us at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St., 7:00 am, This Thursday,  September 6, 
for our monthly Interfaith gathering breakfast. Doors open at 6:00am.  Tickets $20.  
Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am
"Doing the Impossible"
    This Sunday, September 9, 11:00am James Hartman brings the message,  "Doing the Impossible." 
    Isaiah 65:16
    All who invoke a blessing or take an oath will do so by the God of truth. For I will put aside my anger and
    forget the evil of earlier days.

    Psalm 103:10-11
    God does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the
    heavens are above the earth, so great is God's love for those who fear God. 

    Ephesians 4:32
    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all
    malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.  
Sunday after church:  Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant.

Join us after church this Sunday for lunch at Albasha Greek and Lebanese Restaurant, 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd.  We always have a great turn out, because everyone loves Albasha.
Monday:  Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 10,
7:00 pm:  Board of Directors meeting. 
 Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday:  Pride Planning Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm:  
Pridefest planning meeting.  
Volunteers needed.  Everyone is 

Thursday:  Rainbow Ladies Dinner

Join our Rainbow Ladies on Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 pm for their monthly dinner at Olive Garden, 6911 Siegen Lane.  

Sunday, September 16:  Rainbow Network Dinner

Join us Sunday, September 16, at 6:00 pm for our monthly dinner at Central Buffet, 14350 Wax Rd.  Everyone is welcome.  No rules, just good food, good fun, good friends.

Signing Interpreter needed:

      We have some hearing impaired individuals who would like to join our services, and lets not forget those watching on our live feed.  If you could help us, please contact Rhonda Waldrop at:  
Making Groceries

Please bring your nonperishable food items so our cart is full and ready to go to Hope Ministries.  Let's help feed those who are hungry.
Thanks to all who contributed 


Thanks to all who contributed to our STAR Pantyraid campaign in August.  We raised $330.00 and lots of clothing and toiletry items for sexual trauma victims.   

Dear Saints,

Once again, I am delighted to be among you at MCCBR, not just as your gap pastor but as a fellow believer in a remarkable community of faith.  From the first time I visited this church nearly 10 years ago until now, the Holy Spirit is so vital and present and visible in all of you.  You are indeed blessed, and I am blessed to be with you for however long this season lasts.

Please know that I am here not just as your gap preacher, but as your gap pastor.  I want to know you all more deeply and minister to you no matter what your spiritual needs are.  I've been called by God, appointed by the UFMCC, and validated by your Board of Directors; I'm here to serve you, to serve alongside you as we advance the mission of our church, our fellowship, and Christ himself.  Please feel free to call me at any time.  My cell is  504-458-4600.

God bless,
James Hartman, Interim Pastoral Leader
Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge      

Remember, join us this Sunday at 11 a.m. at Freedom Center at 7747 Tom Drive for a worship celebration of the blessings we do have!