Dear Founders,

Last Sunday, I sure was happy to worship with you all in person again after a two-week vacation. The Spirit was present in our midst, and we were truly blessed. I'm so thankful for the music ministry of Keith Tyler he shared with us. Thank you, Keith!

Happy Mother's Day! Yes, this Sunday we celebrate Mother's Day. For some of us, the celebration can be in person with our mothers. For others, it can be painful for the loss of our mothers. For still others, it can be a difficult memory of a bad relationship with our mothers. What we can ALL celebrate is the "mother-figures" we have in our lives. We have some amazing "church mothers" here at Founders, and to all of you, thank you for blessing us!

I'm so thankful for having an awesome mom myself, and I'll share some of the things I learned from her this Sunday in my message, Lessons From Mom. For those of you who have a mom (or mom-figure!) you cherish, please take some time to honor them this week. If you'd like to read ahead, check out Proverbs 31:10-12, 20, 28-31 (Voice Version). I can't wait to see you Sunday!

Pastor Keith

Reading is taken from Proverbs, Chapter 31, Verses 10 through 12, 20, and 28 through 31

(The Voice Version)

Who can find a truly excellent woman? One who is superior in all that she is and all that she does?

Her worth far exceeds that of rubies and expensive jewelry. She inspires trust, and her spouse’s heart is safe with her, and because of her, her spouse has every good thing. Every day of her life she does what is best for them, never anything harmful or hurtful. She reaches out to the poor and extends mercy to those in need. Her children rise up and bless her. Her spouse, too, joins in the praise, saying: “There are some—indeed many—women who do well in every way, but of all of them only you are truly excellent.” 

Charm can be deceptive and physical beauty will not last, but a woman who reveres the Eternal should be praised above all others. Celebrate all she has achieved. Let all her accomplishments publicly praise her.

Church Outside The Walls!

The Pride Shirts are available in English and in Spanish. The last day to pre-order is this Sunday, May 12th.

Rev. Steve Pieters' New Book Is Out!  

Hot off the press! Love Is Greater Than AIDS, written by Rev. Steve Pieters (and completed just before he collapsed and went for his final journey to the hospital) is now in print. Here's the link to Amazon, but it can be bought at other vendors as well: Love is Greater than AIDS: A Memoir of Survival, Healing, and Hope - Kindle edition by Pieters, A. Stephen. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @

Interested in Church Membership? Or, maybe, you just want to know more about our church's core beliefs and history. Set up an online meeting with Rev. Steve Swafford at for an individualized study! 

Our Mother's Day video tribute will be on Mother's Day, May 12th.

Founders MCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Board meeting

Time: May 16, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 3866 9471

Passcode: 343109

Group Therapy and Zumba with Reece Whitaker Next Saturday, May 18th!


Next Saturday, May 18th is our next Group Therapy Session and Zumba Class with Reece Whitaker in the Blackbox Theatre at Founders MCC. The Group Therapy is from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and the Zumba Class is from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. These Classes are on the first and third Saturdays of every month. Donations are welcome but not required.

Join us for a forum to discuss the budget, reports, etc. ahead of our upcoming Congregational Meeting. The forum will be on Zoom, Saturday, May 18th, at 3:00 p.m. The forum is a great place to get your questions answered concerning all issues on the agenda for the Congregational Meeting. Here's the link: 

Meeting ID: 890 1938 9090

Passcode: 231949

Saturday Night Spiritual

Next Saturday, May 18th.

Saturday Night Spiritual Interfaith Service Rescheduled

Our Saturday Night Spiritual Interfaith Service has been rescheduled for NEXT Saturday, May 18th, at 5:00 p.m. Please keep Rev. Sheen Metal in prayer as she recovers from an accident.

Our Spring Congregational meeting will be on Sunday, May 19th, 11:15 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. We will have one combined service with the Spanish-speaking congregation at 10am.

The Board of Directors of Founders Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that our 2024 Spring Congregational Meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. We will elect officers for the Board of Directors; receive ministry and financial reports; and adopt a budget for the remainder of 2024. The hybrid in person/Zoom meeting will follow the joint worship service to be held that day at 10 a.m. All members and friends of FMCC are welcome to attend. Only active members may vote in the election.

Message from Church Family Member David Solis:

Memorial Services for my beloved husband, Harvey Boykin. Please refer to link for all the information. Thank you for all of your love and support during this difficult time. May God bless you all always. I am so beyond grateful to you all.


PAD Conference 'Family Reunion' 

July 26 - 28, Detroit, MI, USA

MCC's People of African Descent: The Next Generation presents an amazing weekend in concert with North America's longest running Black Pride celebration in Detroit, entitled "Hotter Than July." Join the activities for PAD and allies including worship, workshops, fun — and of course, plenty of Motown! Click here for more information:

Flourish In Ministry

MCC’s Pathway to Transformation

Anywhere, anytime…. Leaders are needed

What is FLOURISH? FLOURISH is comprised of two main programs within MCC (Thriving in Ministry and Global Leadership Development). We are working to provide resourcing and programming to allow you to Flourish in your ministry.


It is the FLOURISH program’s goal to ensure all leaders, no matter their location, (laity and clergy) are resourced to enhance and develop their ministry.  

As we begin a new year of Transformation, change abounds. It is important to implement the lesson learned so we can create the MCC that is yet to be.    

We are keenly aware of the importance of culturally and contextually informed programming, noting the myriad of cultural differences within our denomination. 

The Global Leadership Development Fund and the Lilly Endowment matching Grant will be used to sow the financial seeds to sustain FLOURISH. Please know that all of us are Fund Raisers, and we will match these funds to bring resources and programming to all corners of the globe. The benefits are immense! Be on the lookout for future updates on the FLOURISH program and how you can get engaged. Contact us at

Your help is needed to make FLOURISH happen. We need representation in all areas of the globe to weave the lesson learned. We are seeking people who will agree to serve as coordinators (stipend) for programming in specific geographic areas. For an application, please reach out to



We are excited to announce that MCC's next General Conference Transformational Weekend will be held 3-6 July 2025! This time, our in-person portion of the conference is taking over Scottsdale, Arizona, USA at the Embassy Suites Resort -- walking distance from the historic district.

Our host hotel is an amazing, accessible resort. It is beautiful with views of Camelback Mountain, two pools, and beautiful landscaping. We tried hard to find not only an accessible hotel for physical accommodations, but a financially accessible hotel. The Embassy Suites hotel is offering us an amazing rate of $119/night which includes free breakfast, daily cocktail hour, and a complimentary shuttle to hundreds of local shops, restaurants, and activities. Each room has a living room (with a pull-out couch), and kitchenette easily accommodating multiple parties to maximize savings. In October 2024 we will send a unique link to reserve your room.

This conference will have a retreat feel being only 3 days instead of our typical 5 or 6-day conference that commingled business with worship and learning. In addition, there will be pre and post-conference activities to participate in. This time, all business will take place online and not during this in-person gathering, making it a perfect opportunity to invite different members of your congregation to retreat with you in the desert. Elements of this conference will be streamed and online allowing us to have a hybrid experience for those unable to travel.

More information about speakers, schedule, pre and post-conference institutes, worship and the dates of the business meeting will be shared in coming months. In the meantime, save the date and get ready to have some fun in the sun (or in the air conditioning) with us!

If you have any questions, you can always email us at:

Do you want to ensure you get all of the information about this next General Conference? Click the button and make sure you are on the email list! Registration and hotel reservations will open in October 2024.


Commitment Cards

Commitment forms for 2024.

Join us before and after worship for a time of Hospitality in the church courtyard. Martin Miny is heading a team of people to get coffee, juice, and pastries ready each Sunday. Volunteers are always welcome!
Monkey Pox Vaccine Available 
LA County now has another limited supply of Monkeypox Vaccine available. You can sign up here:
Change In Covid-19 Protocols
As we continue to cope with Covid-19, we are changing our protocols. The new protocols are in line with the rest of LA County. Until further notice, here are our guidelines:

1. We will no longer require vaccinations and boosters for church attendance, though we highly encourage them.
2. We will make wearing masks optional. Please feel free to continue wearing masks as you feel comfortable.

3. We ask people that have symptoms of (or tested positive for) Covid, flu, monkeypox, or any other easily communicable disease to please refrain from attending until they are well.

As we have from the very beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to keep in line with the advice of the LA County Public Health Department. Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate new guidelines.
Tithes & Offerings

Thank you to all who have given so generously through our online giving portal. Our church cannot function without your generosity!! Feel free to continue giving through our website (on PushPay) or simply sending a check in the mail (4607 Prospect Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027). Again, thank you.

Grand Total For Week Ending: 05-05-2024: $7,032.00

Tithing: $3,610.00

Facility Rentals: $3,372.00

Building Fund: $51.00

Rev. Keith Mozingo (Moderator)
Dean Coffey (Vice Moderator)
Kim Doneche (Clerk)
Ed Shaughnessy (Treasurer)
Roger Owens - Governance
Ina Serene - Trans* Unity
Martin Miny - Facilities
Parking Available
Children's Hospital has so graciously volunteered up to 10 spaces for us to park. It is a small lot off Sunset Blvd., just beyond the Metro Station entrance.

Founders Metropolitan Community Church Address And Contact Info:

4607 Prospect Ave, Los Angeles CA 90027 | 323-669-3434



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