Collection Info

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (1973 - )

Span Dates: 1970-1992

Volume: 195 folders

Description

This collection provides a wealth of information on the MCC and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC). The materials reflect many of the activities of the church and some of its members since its founding. The collection also contains general and religious publications, including UFMCC-St. Louis newsletter The New Light from 1978-1982. Please note this collection is restricted! Permission from the pastor must be obtained before a user may be granted access to the materials.

Hist/Bio Note

MCC-St. Louis was founded October 28, 1972 with a primary mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the gay and lesbian community of St. Louis. The St. Louis Chapter of MCC is a member of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches founded by the Reverend Troy Perry. The Metropolitan Community Church first donated copies of the monthly newsletter, The New Light, (see collection 334). In the Summer of 1992, the pastor of MCC, Brad Wishon, donated the materials which constitute this extensive collection.

Finding Aid

An excellent finding aid to this collection is available online at the following web address.
http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/guides/whm05

Location

The UFMCC collection is located at the University of Missouri - St. Louis in the Western Historical Manuscript Collection. These collections are jointly owned by the University of Missouri - St. Louis and the Missouri Historical Society. Contact the archives for permission to use this collection. COLLECTION UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/

Index Terms

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community ChurchesGay spiritualityChurch work with gays -- United StatesGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- History -- 20th centuryLesbianism -- Religious aspectsLesbians -- Religious lifeHomosexuality -- Religious aspects -- ChristianitySt. Louis (MO)Perry, Troy