Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Memorial Day Prayer

Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed at the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. On this day we honor all who have died in service of our nation.

Mother, Father, Infinite Wisdom,

Thank You for those who have guarded not only our cities, but our country, allies, and many other communities from unjust and unprincipled aggressors.

On this Memorial Day, let us pause to remember and honor the brave men and women in our Armed Forces who gave up their lives for their fellow Americans at home and abroad.

Many were young; many were married, with their loved ones praying for them back home when they were called to make the ultimate sacrifice. Thank You for their selfless service.

Dear God, please bless our heroes and heroines with Your mercy, grace, and peace. Bless also their families and friends. May Your perpetual light shine upon them; and grant them eternal life with You.

In the many names of Jesus we pray. Amen.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Network Neighborhood Bash


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

iGive Fundraiser

We have found a cool way to raise money for RMCC, every time you shop online or search the web, and would like you check it out: &

We are using to raise money for Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church, every time you shop online at any of their 783 participating stores. And when you search the web through we can raise a penny or more for RMCC every time.

If you do happen to make a purchase through iGive within 45 days of joining, they'll donate an EXTRA $5 to your favorite cause! With 783 stores in the iGive Mall and the new search engine, it's easy to find the things you need AND raise money for a good cause.


1. Join to support Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church. It's free, safe, and easy to join. Use this link:

Don't feel like registering? Take out for a spin and raise a penny (or more!) per search. Just visit and type "Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church" in the "Select Your Cause" area.

2. Shop through online mall

~ OR ~

Raise a penny search at

The iGive Mall features over 700 trusted online retailers like, Staples, Nordstrom, JCPenney, eBay,, Barnes & Noble, QVC, & PETsMART to name just a few! You'll NEVER pay more when you reach these stores through And if you take advantage of the coupons and free shipping deals posted at iGive, you might even save a few bucks! And with, each qualified search earns a penny (or more!) for your cause.

3. Won’t you help RMCC by doing what you already do – shop? You are shopping and helping RMCC at the same time. It costs you nothing more. Up to 26% of EACH purchase through iGive benefits RMCC, along with a penny (or more!) per qualified search at Make that first purchase within 45 days and get a bonus $5 donation, too!


Use this link to JOIN iGIVE FOR FREE and begin supporting

Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church:

Don't feel like registering? Take out for a spin and raise a penny (or more!) per search. Just visit and type "Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church" in the "Select Your Cause" area.


I hope to see you at soon!

- Rev. Steph


Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 2, 2010 Sermon

Sermon based on the Revised Common Lectionary - Easter 5C, John 13.31-35 and Acts 11.1-18 at Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church, Grand Rapids MI by Rev. Steph Maxson, Pastor.