MCC Sacred Journey

MCC is a global Christian church of loving, affirming and welcoming communities of faith. While Transforming Ourselves as We Transform the World, MCC confronts oppression and injustice in our local communities, our nation, and around the world.

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all in-person gatherings. We currently have two regular virtual events:

  • Sunday Worship at 5:30 PM is live-streamed on Facebook, with the video available for later viewing. See
    Thursday Morning Bible Study at 11:00 AM is a discussion group conducted on Zoom every week. Text 828.693.9110 for the link.

Welcome to Metropolitan Community Churches. MCC is a global Christian church of loving, affirming and welcoming communities of faith. While Transforming Ourselves as We Transform the World, MCC confronts oppression and injustice in our local communities, our nation, and around the world. Because we are a people of the Good News, we are working with our Divine Creator to Build Up Hope among our siblings worldwide. We are a people of hope. We are a people of faith. We welcome you on this lifelong journey and mission!
Our churches are located in over 40 countries on 6 continents and are made up of congregants from many different walks of life. Because of this, we have a fellowship of churches that celebrate diversity both within their local congregations and among our global community.
​Every church is influenced by the congregation members involved. The people sitting near you during worship services may come from a different religious tradition than you do. Still, we all worship together and celebrate the diversity God creates in us.
​As a global church, we share the foundational calling (mission) for a specific and intentional outreach to/with homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people. Our churches actively minister in their communities to and with LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people.
We are a church that believes in the priesthood of all believers. That means that when you walk into the church and become an MCC member, you become a messenger that God loves all of God’s children and celebrates our created sexualities, our diversities and our individual uniqueness. All persons have value and worth, and are uniquely gifted to share the Good News with others. It takes the whole body, clergy and laity, to live out the Good News!

MCC Sacred Journey (MCCSJ) is an affiliated congregation with Metropolitan Community Churches. MCCSJ is a welcoming faith community offering weekly worship in a Christian context; we embrace your faith traditions and where you are on your spiritual journey. Our congregation is made of people from all over Western NC and the Upstate SC with diverse religious traditions and denominational backgrounds!

​Have you ever wanted to sleep-in on Sunday mornings or go out for brunch yet authenticity worship God in a dynamic faith community? Well, now you can! Enjoy your weekend, then begin your week with worship on Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm. We meet in the FELIX BUILDING of 1st Congregational Church UCC located at 1735 5th Avenue W (corner of 5th & White Pine) in Hendersonville.

Address: 1735 5th Avenue West, Laurel Park, NC, USA
Phone: (828) 693-9110
County: Henderson

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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Email: Hello@BlueRidgePride.org

MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

Phone: 828-423-0655 (via Google Voice)

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