Paying Off Building Mortgage -- Pikes Peak MCC
$897 raised by 10 donors
Since 1979, Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church (PPMCC) has been a place of worship and vital, progressive, and inclusive LGBTQAI2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual/Ally, Intersex, and 2 Spirit -Indigenous) spiritual community for all.
We also provide a much-needed LGBTQ2SI-owned building that serves as a hub for the queer community in Colorado Springs, a region often less-than-welcoming to the LGBTQI2S+ community. Aside from our weekly, hybrid worship services, we provide several opportunities for connection, as well as bible studies, spiritual direction, congregational care team, and small group programs.
Since the Club Q shooting on November 19, we have been actively providing space and support for the LGBTQI2S+ community. Thanks to the extremely generous community response, we hosted the Club Q Friendsgiving they would have had at the club. We stand against hate in all its forms, and actively work to support justice and equity for the LGBTQI2S+ community.
Our building provides and has provided a LGBTQAI2S+ friendly meeting space for support groups specifically for the Colorado Springs queer community, 75+ weekly 12-Step recovery meetings, community clothing drives, food pantry deliveries, planning for PRIDE events, a drop off site for donations for Westside Cares, Sober Happy Hours, Divine Image – a monthly community artist gathering to create art together, houses our Do Onto Others ministry that annually provides supplies as well as volunteers to install community gardens for low/no-income individuals/families on the Westside, and is an approved site for completion of community service hours for local criminal justice systems. We have become a beacon and leadership incubator for folx wanting to complete their ordination as well as complete internships for college credit. We are partnering with El Paso County Health Department to provide a community vaccination site.
PPMCC’s participation in Colorado Gives Day 2022 (CGD) is jump-starting our two-year Generosity Campaign. We have set a $65,000 goal for CGD to be earmarked for the remaining balance on our twenty-year-old $525,000 mortgage. If we are able to pay this mortgage off early, it will allow our Board of Directors and Pastor to utilize these much-needed funds each month to conduct deferred maintenance to our building, increase our outreach and ministries throughout the Pikes Peak region and beyond, increase our staff work hours, offer a paid stipend to band/sound/tech crew, and plan for implementation of a comprehensive children’s program with staff.
Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church exists to do justice, embrace God's love for ALL people, and walk humbly with our God.
Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church (PPMCC) believes no one should have to choose between their gender identity or sexual orientation and spirituality. Since 1979, we have been building inclusive community in Colorado Springs and advocating for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA2S+ people in all areas of our common life by providing progressive, inclusive and LGBTQAI2S+ affirming worship as well as a community hub for local activities in a very conservative political and religious community.
Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church (PPMCC)
Pikes Peak MCC
Tax id (EIN)
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Religion-Related
Address1102 S. 21st St.
MailingPO Box 6171
El Paso County, CO, US