This collection consists of materials relating
to the origins, history, and ministry of the Metropolitan Community Church,
including both its governing body, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan
Community Churches, and the individual congregations that make up the
Fellowship. The materials include brochures, bylaws, calendars, circulars,
congregation meeting minutes, correspondence, financial papers, flyers,
handbills, installations of pastors, invitations, news releases, newspapers
clippings, orders of worship, pastoral letters, programs, sermons, and
photographs. The most substantial records relate to the Beach Cities
congregation in Santa Monica, California; the Los Angeles "Mother Church" for
the years 1969-1979; and the New York City congregation for the years
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