To help those in need and drive social change
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy embodies MCC Richmond's passion and commitment to social justice. Click here to read A Litany & Prayer written in his honor.
MCC Richmond had the largest gathering of attendees at the 2017 Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner (three tables in all).
A message of hope and love to Charlottesville and beyond in the wake of events that took place in August 2017. To view on YouTube, click here.
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8
MCC Richmond’s Community Outreach and Social Justice Ministry works with other LGBT organizations, churches and other interfaith groups, and community organizations to create awareness of God's all-inclusive love. We engage in faith-based action by helping those in need and serving our community as a driving force for social change.
The MCC Richmond Vicky Hester Food Pantry and The Lounge are open every Thursdays from noon to 1:30 PM. All are welcome to receive food, clothing and hygiene items from the Food Pantry and to enjoy a hot lunch and fellowship in the basement Celebration Hall accessible through the Davis Street entrance. Click here to visit the Vicky Hester Food Pantry & The Lounge webpage.
Each week our Bread Ministry delivers bread and pastries to the Virginia Commonwealth University Food Pantry, the William Byrd and Dominion Place Senior Living Apartments, Ronald McDonald House, The Doorways, Unity Church of Richmond, as well as First Responders and other local agencies such as the Richmond Police Department and Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
MCC Richmond actively supports local community organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, The Doorways, the Carol Adams Foundation, Inc, Richmond first responders, and Richmond Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy.
MCC Richmond also participates in several key outreach events, including:
Equality Virginia's Commonwealth Dinner raises funds for political action and recognizes outstanding LGBT Virginians and our allies.
Virginia Pride celebrates pride, unity and diversity in the Commonwealth of Virginia's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community through PrideFest each year. In 2019, MCC Richmond participated in the inaugural Black Pride RVA. The goal of Black Pride RVA and other Black Prides across the country is to educate, embrace and celebrate the unique lived experiences of the Black LGBTQ community. MCC Richmond is proud to continue supporting Black Pride RVA!