Our Purpose

Church of Mary Magdalene Is a Place Where:

Women Preach.

Our church is named after Mary Magdalene, the person God first called to preach the Gospel. We believe that God calls and ordains women to preach, and that the church has committed a sin by not allowing women’s voices to be heard declaring the Gospel. Our pulpit is a place to right that wrong and to hear the messages that women give as led by the Holy Spirit.

All Are Welcome . . . For Real.

If you have not felt welcome in church before, know that you are welcome here. We believe Jesus when he said you will know them by their fruits. We have seen God working through LGBTQ+ people, and we joyfully affirm the good fruit that comes through queer people’s ministry and love. We know that black lives matter. We welcome skeptics and believers alike, and believe that everyone has something to offer to our community.

We Listen Together.

In our worship, we listen to God together for 20-30 minutes. We listen for the still, small voice of God in the silence to speak to us directly and through others in our community. We believe that everyone has access to God and anyone may be led by the Spirit to speak in worship.

Who is Church of Mary Magdalene for?

People of all genders, including transgender, cisgender, and nonbinary people. Bisexuals, lesbians, and gay, asexual, and straight people. People of all races and ethnicities, including black, white, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, and Latino. Immigrants, both documented and undocumented. Quakers, Baptists, Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, Evangelicals, Church of God in Christ, United Church of Christ, AME, Unitarian Universalists, and any other denomination that is interested. Progressive seekers. People who grew up in churches that they had to leave and who are looking for a faith community. Young people, old people, and those in between. People with disabilities. People with kids. People working for social justice. People working to make ends meet. Agnostics, skeptics, nonbelievers, and those who identify as “spiritual but not religious.”

You are welcome. There is room for you here. You are radically and wonderfully accepted into the worship of Church of Mary Magdalene. We look forward to seeing you.