Involvement in Church Life

The Metropolitan Community Church offers many active ministries - ways in which congregants can be involved. Below is a quick overview of current opportunities available and who to contact to get involved. Your skills, talents and spiritual gifts can be utilized in ministry today! Let us enable and empower you.

  • Centering Prayer

    Centering prayer renews the tradition of contemplative prayer with a certain order and method. Contemplative prayer is a process of changing on the inside, and it's a conversation initiated by God. It's a type of prayer that becomes more meaningful with practice. Over time, we learn to perceive, relate and respond with increasing sensitivity to God's presence. Please join us for an open heart and open mind. Centering Prayer is open to people of all levels of experience. We use a simple format of a 20-minute silent meditation with some structure. Get to know the church staff and others at Centering Prayer. We'd love for you to join us Mondays at 1 PM via Zoom. For more information, contact Tom Rummel.

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  • Dinner at 6:30 - Monthly dining and fellowship

    Mark Jaynes

    Dinner at 6:30 has been an evening of dining out at a San Diego restaurant, where the only agenda is food and fellowship.  We usually meet the first Tuesday of the month!


    Justice Brunch: Connect, Listen, Learn and Act!

    Hearts for Justice brings together friends with a passion for Justice to discuss a different controversial issue, plan actions that bring change in our community, and share a potluck brunch. Depending on group determination, this group may meet in homes or at church campus. Optional activities in the community are encouraged. Non-congregants and those with diverse views on issues are exceptionally welcome. Discussion leadership rotates. For more information, please contact Jude Litzenberger.

  • Hospitality Team - Sundays and special events

    Bernie Stolber

    The Hospitality Team provides snacks and refreshments of coffee and punch in the Social Hall following Sunday worship and at special occasions, nurturing fellowship and a warm casual atmosphere for people getting to know one another. One Sunday a month is all that we ask, and Pastor Dan would love to tell you more about it. 

  • Care Team

    Our Care Team sends cards, makes phone calls, and visits people

    in the hospital or at home who are ill or in need of a personal touch.

    If you or a loved one in the area are in the hospital, homebound or unable to attend church, a Care Team member would be happy to come and serve communion and offer prayer.

    Please contact Yoko Tanaka.

  • Audio / Multimedia Ministries

    If you can press an "enter" button on a computer or turn a volume button "up" or "down," you possess the basics to help with Audio / Multimedia. Serve on a rotation schedule to work the sound board and equipment or run the PowerPoint presentation for services. No previous experience needed. Clear sound and exciting multimedia all enhance our worship experience. We will show you everything you need to know for rewarding ministry.   Please contact Rev. Dan Koeshall (Audio) or Lee Bowman (Multimedia).

  • Fundraising Team

    The Fundraising Team is a group of enthusiastic, energetic people who strive to create fun events that bring people closer to God and one another and at the same time raise funds to support the ministries of the church. Through such events as special dinners, shows and rummage and bake sales, chili and soup cook-offs, a Christmas gift and craft fair, and more, we create an opportunity for fellowship and a culture of generosity. Contact Pastor Dan for more information. New team members or creative ideas are always welcome!

  • Landscaping Ministry

    Help is always welcome in maintaining and cleaning our church property to be inviting to all that we welcome to our church.  We are now completing an extensive landscape makeover with a rock garden and rock wall, and native and drought-resistant plants.  It has been exciting seeing the major, eco-friendly change take place.  For more information, please contact Chase Brooks or Jessie Black.

  • Feed My Sheep - Food Pantry

    For many years we have maintained an active food pantry.  Our Feed My Sheep Ministry provides healthy sack lunches to the hungry who come to our door, many of them homeless.  Congregants keep the pantry well-stocked.  Most needed are convenient snack, pop-top or lunch bag type item: fruit and pudding cups; apples; pop-top Vienna sausages; packets of cheese or peanut butter crackers; cereal and health bars; small packs of nuts or trail mix; lunch size bags of chips or snacks; tiny boxed juices. Items may be dropped off at the Church Office Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Thank you for being a blessing to those in need. Contact Lee Bowman or Chase Brooks. Our Food Pantry is available to congregants and anyone in need. Just ask to be directed to a team or staff member or call the church office.

  • Celebration Choir & Music Ministry

    Music greatly enhances the worship experience, and we are blessed with a fantastic Celebration Choir and Band.  Come and make a joyful noise!  Choir Director Armond Washington encourages and invites everyone with a voice to come and share it in ministry as part of the Celebration Choir. 

    Contact Armond Washington. 

  • Usher Ministry Team

    Your smiling face and sparkling personality can be used in ministry right now!  Ushers are the first ones who greet and welcome our guests, help direct those that are new or visiting, receive the offering and assist with communion. We ask for 1 Sunday a month (or more if you would like).   Whether shy or outgoing, this is an ideal ministry for people just starting our in ministry or looking for someplace to be a part of The Met®. Please contact Lyn Malone.

  • Altar Team - Sanctuary Preparation

    All that we do at The Met is about ministry.  The Altar Ministry sets up and takes down the altar for Sunday worship or special services and assists the communion servers. It requires only one service, once a month and training is cheerfully provided. How easy! The commitment is small, the rewards great. Contact Rev. Dan Koeshall.

  • Administrative Ministry Team

    Assist in the church office serving as a receptionist to answer the phone and greet visitors, perform data entry or computer work, handle mailings, and other admin tasks, keeping the office organized and ship-shape.  Serve during office hours Monday-Thursday in a fun, professional atmosphere.  

    Contact Lee Bowman or Chase Brooks. 

  • Children's MinIstry

    Our Rainbow Sunday School welcomes elementary-aged children on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Children are always welcomed in our Sunday church services as well. For more information, please contact our Rainbow Sunday School teachers Bob Fox & Tim Pablo.

  • Communion Servers - Sundays

    Readers Ministry- Read Scripture at Worship

    We would love to have you on our Communion Ministry if you are able to attend in-person services! Please contact Lyn Malone

    Participate in Worship!

  • Yes, You Can Start a Ministry!

    Has God placed a ministry idea on your heart? It can be short-term or an ongoing ministry. Start by contacting the Church Office.