There are many ways to get involved at MCC Hartford. Please contact us if you’re interested in one of these ministries.
Lay ministers assist at the altar. They help with different aspects of the worship service, such as the call to worship, welcome to the communion table, community prayers, reading of the gospel, and individual prayer after communion. In addition, lay ministers may provide pastoral care or coordinate other ministries at MCCH. If you are interested in being trained as a lay minister, please email the church.
The worship team consists of those who volunteer to be greeters, acolytes (light the candles), ushers, communion servers, readers, and offering collectors. It also includes those who help set up and put away the elements for communion. Lay minister Len Domina directs this team of volunteers. You can email the church or speak with Len after worship if you are interested in any of these ministries.
Gary Collier directs our music ministry, which includes choosing hymns with our musician Clyde Proch and coordinating our volunteer choir. In addition, Donna Gerard and Jonathan Ford often provide guitar music at our services. If you are interested in being a part of the choir, see Gary after church. If you play guitar and would like to join Donna and Jonathan, see one of them after church. You can also email the church.
Jerrett Wyant directs our hospitality ministry, coordinating people to bring food for special occasions at MCCH. Please see him after church or send us an email if you’d like to help out with this ministry.
David Russell coordinates our monthly fundraising activities (chili cook-off, Valentine’s party, etc.) David and Donna Gerard work together to plan and hold our largest yearly fundraiser - our Anniversary Celebration - held in early November. Please send us an email or see David or Donna if you would like to help with events and fundraising.
There are a number of ways to get involved in our outreach ministry.
Locally, we are actively involved in events such as Hartford Pride, Transgender Lives Conference, “Walk Against Hunger” (supporting Hands on Hartford and FoodShare), and the Kristallnacht Commemoration. We also host community events such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Globally, we reach beyond our borders to support an emerging MCC church in Bogotá, Colombia and we have connected with Good Hope MCC in Cape Town, South Africa.
Please email the church if you are interested in any of these areas of ministry.
We have a passion for and are deeply committed to social justice in general and specifically for the LGBTQ community. We are involved in CT Equality -- organized for political/social action to preserve and further LGBTQ human and civil rights in CT. We are also are actively involved in supporting immigrants and refugees. Social justice is a core belief of our faith that calls us to action. Please email the church to learn more or to get involved.
In various setting (including places of worship, hospitals, and universities), we provide education and training that raises awareness and sensitivity around gender identity. Trainings include helpful tips for making transgender people feel welcome, safe, and respected. If you are interested in hosting a session or event for your group, please email the church.