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Regional

Calvary Open Door Ministries
Long Beach, CA
(562)925-3533
www.open-door-ministries.org
Notes: Congregation of gay and lesbian Christians meeting in Long Beach, CA.

Calvary Open Door Worship Center
16518 Adenmoor Avenue
Bellflower, CA 90706
Pastor: Mark Elias
(562) 461-7114 and (714) 780-8820
Worship Services: Sundays 10:30 a.m. and Liturgical Evening services: First Sunday 6:00
www.opendoorcenter.com

Dignity/Pacific Region
(Catholic)
http://www.dignitypacific.org

Oasis/California
Gay and lesbian ministry of the Episcopal
Diocese of California
1661 Fifteenth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-3511
(415) 522-0222
http://www.oasiscalifornia.org/
Kathy McAdams, oasiscalif@aol.com

OutSider
The OuterSider is the Inland Empires GLBT Newsource with Places to go, People to meet, Resources to use, Churches, Businesses and much much more. http://members.xoom.com/OuterSider/new.html

Bakersfield

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
(805) 397-1247
http://www.ecwr.org

MCC of the Harvest
2415 Alta Vista Dr.
(805) 327-3724
worship: Sunday 6 p.m.

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Bellflower

Calvary Open Door Worship Center
16518 Adenmoor Avenue
Bellflower, CA 90706
Pastor: Mark Elias
(562) 461-7114 and (714) 780-8820
Worship Services: Sundays 10:30 a.m. and Liturgical Evening services: First Sunday 6:00
www.opendoorcenter.com

Berkeley

New Life MCC
1823 9th St.
(510) 843-9355
pastor: Rev. Barry Wichman
worship: Sunday 12:30 p.m.

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Carlsbad

Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-6311 Office
(760) 729-9540 Taped Information
Worship, 10:00 am Sundays
http://members.aol.com/pilgrimucc

Claremont

Department of Children's Ministries
243 South Mills Ave.
(909) 398-7036
pastor: Rev. Barbara Sagat

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Encino

Valley Beth Shalom Response
15739 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, California 91436
(818) 788-6000
http://www.vbs.org/response

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Escondido

The Millennial Dispensation
c/o David R.W. Wadsworth
El Santuario Escondido
10387 Tioga Lake Drive
Escondido, CA 92029-5405
(760) 743-5293
drww@home.com
http://members.home.net/drww/drww/david/

Fullerton

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
(714) 647-1934
http://www.ecwr.org

Glendale

MCC Glendale
Mailing Address:
1147 E. Broadway PMB, Suite 353
Glendale, CA 91205
Worship address:
1479 E. Broadway (Central Christian Church)
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 500-7124
Worship time: Sunday, 6PM
Email: mccglndale@aol.com
http://member.aol.com/mccglndale/index.htm

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Guerneville

Metropolitan Community Church of the Redwood Empire
P.O. Box 1055
Guerneville, CA 95446 (mailing address)
14520 Armstrong Woods Rd. (worship location)
(707) 869-0552
Pastor: Rev. John Torres
Worship Service: 6pm Sunday

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Hemet

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Contact:
Dr. Rev. Amanda Burr
(909) 658-2533
RevMandy@AOL.com

House of Faith
Contact: Rev. Jim Freeman
(909) 795-6017

Huntington Beach

Resurrection Beach MCC
Meets at Community Bldg, Lake Park,
12th St. between Lake and Main
(301) 464-1905
pastor: Rev. Susan Sawyer-Hilty
worship: Sunday 7 p.m.

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Irvine

Congregation Kol Simcha
P.O. Box 17871
Irvine, CA 92623-7871
(714) 551-2072

La Crescenta

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
Lesbian bible study
http://www.ecwr.org
ecsocal@aol.com
Contact: Christine, (626) 568-4803

Lancaster

Sunrise MCC of the Hi Desert
45303 23rd St. West
(805) 942-9076
worship: Sunday 11 a.m.

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Laguna Beach

Christ Chapel of Laguna Beach
286 St. Ann Dr
Laguna Beach, CA
(714) 376-2099
Pastor Lillian Lobb

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
(714) 451-3777
http://www.ecwr.org

Long Beach

Christ Chapel of Long Beach
3935 10th Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804-5346
(562) 438-5303
Pastor Michael Cole

House of Love Christian Church
112 S. Cypress
Ontario, CA 91762

Holy Spirit Fellowship of Long Beach
1115 E. Market Street
Long Beach, CA 91272

Lesbian & Gay Havurah
Long Beach Jewish Community Center
3801 East Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 426-7601
http://www.compupix.com/gay/havurah.htm

Glory Tabernacle MCC
(formerly MCC Long Beach)
3215 E. 3rd St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
562-438-7758
Pastor: Rev. Sandra Turnbull
Worship:  Sunday 9am & 6pm
Website: mcclb.org
email: mcclb@aol.com
Refiners Fire Fellowship
P.O. Box 90758
Long Beach CA 90809-9606

Spiritual Truth Unity Fellowship Church
1003 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA
(562) 437-7200
Pastor: Rev. Roger Quinney
http://members.aol.com/UnityLA/longbeach.html

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Los Alamitos

Community Congregational United Church of Christ
An Open and Affirming Congregation
4111 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
email: ccucclosal@aol.com 
Contact: Deborah Wertz

Los Angeles

Beth Chayim Chadashim
6000 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90035
(213) 931-7023
bcc25@aol.com
http://www.uahc.org/congs/ca/ca027/index.html

Byzantine Catholic Church

Dignity Los Angeles
P.O. Box 3886
South Pasadena, CA 91031-6886
(213) 344-8064
http://www.dignitypacific.org/LosAngeles/default.htm
Weekly Mass and social
5:30 p.m. Sundays at
Dignity Center
126 South Avenue 64
Pasadena

MCC Los Angeles
8714 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood
(213) 460-2911
pastor: Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson
worship: Sunday 9, 10, and 11:15 a.m.
http://ww.ufmcc.com/mccla.htm
mccla@aol.com

MCC For All The Saints
3621 Brunswick Avenue
(213) 665-8818
pastor: Rev. Joseph Gilbert
worship: Sunday 1:30 p.m.

Open Bible Community Church of Los Angeles
P.O. Box 39A24
Los Angeles, CA 90039

St. Mary's - Palms Episcopal Church
3647 Watseka Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90232
(310) 204-3276
http://stmary.la.ca.us
Contact: Reese Hunnefeld, NVLP82A@Prodigy.net

St. Thomas Church in Hollywood
www.saintthomashollywood.org
The former Rector, Father Carroll C. Barbour, who built our congregation as an open one to everyone but not an only gay congregation was honored with a front page article and full color picture in full Episcopal regalia in The Los Angeles Times on his retirement date of July 17, 2000. He was lauded in the article for being the premier clergyman of the "traditional" Church to recognize the AIDS epidemic and console its victims.

Unity Fellowship Church of Los Angeles
5149 W. Jefferson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Pastor/Founder: Bishop Carl Bean, D.M.
(213) 936-4948
http://members.aol.com/UnityLA/homepage.html

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Los Osos

St Benedict's Episcopal Church
Los Osos, CA 93402
Meets at the South Bay Community Center
2180 Palisades Drive
Sunday Worship 8am and 10am
Contact: Rev Judy Stephens, (805) 528-0654

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Modesto

College Ave. Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
1341 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 522-7244
http://www.ainet.com/cacc
Affirming: Yes
Contact: Bet Hannon, bethannon@aol.com

Monterey

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
(408) 646-1804
http://www.ecwr.org

Lavender Road MCC
P.O. Box 1764
Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060-1764
(408) 459-8442
Sunday Worship:
10 a.m., 801 Lighthouse, Monterey
lrmcc@geocities.com
www.geocities.com/westhollywood/heights/3937

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Oakland

Mother River Spirit
Call for location
(510) 547-8386
Rev. Claudia and Yolanda Vierra-Allen

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Pasadena

All Saints Episcopal Church
132 North Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101-1796
(626) 796-1172
http://www.allsaints-pas.org

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
http://www.ecwr.org
Contact: Barry, (626) 568-4803

Pomona

MCC of the Pomona Valley
509 S. College Avenue
(909) 392-0422
pastor: Rev. David Gillentine
worship: Sunday 6 p.m.

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Redwood City

MCC of the Peninsula
2124 Brewster Avenue at Lowell
(415) 368-0188
worship: Sunday 5 p.m.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
178 Clinton Street
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 367-0777
http://www.bosam.com/stpeter/
ecstpeter@aol.com

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Riverside

California St Bride All Nations Catholic Church
3645 Locust St
Riverside, CA 92501-2638

Unity Fellowship Church of Riverside

3386 Durahart
Riverside, CA
(In the industrial complex at 3rd & Chicago)
(909) 684-9025
Sunday Service at Noon
Pastor: Rev. Claude E. Bowen
Sunday Services: 12:15 p.m.
Liberation Study: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
http://members.aol.com/UnityLA/riverside.html

Sacramento

Gay and Lesbian Journey Inc.
(ministry to gay people of faith)
P.O. Box 19623
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 484-4155
http://www.gayjourney.com

River City MCC Cathedral of Promise
10500 Grasshopper Avenue:
(3 blocks inside main gate
on Mather AFB Chapel 1)
(916) 364-4324
pastor: Rev. Elder Freda Smith
worship: Sun 9 a.m., 11 am., 6 pm; Wed 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
2620 Capitol
Sacramento, CA  95816
(916) 446-2513
(Founder of Integrity/Northern California)
http://www.trinitycathedral.org
Contact: Rev. Marcia Engblom

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San Diego

Anchor Ministries
3441 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

Dignity San Diego
P.O. Box 33367
San Diego, CA 92103-3367
(619) 645-8240
http://www.dignitypacific.org/SanDiego/default.htm
Contact: Wynanne@aol.com
Mass on Sundays at 6 p.m. at
at the First Unitarian Church
4190 Front St.
Hillcrest

Integrity San Diego

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
(619) 486-3494
http://www.ecwr.org

MCC In The Country
1600 Buena Vista Drive
(619) 282-8488
pastor: Rev. Yvette Dube
worship: Sunday 7 p.m.

MCC San Diego
4333 30th St.
(619) 280-4333
worship: Sunday 9, 11 am
MCCSD@aol.com

Pacific Beach United Methodist Church
1561 Thomas Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109
(619) 274-6573

Pacific Church of Religious Science
5333 Mission Center Rd., Suite 109
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 294-9555
http://www.pcrs.org
godis@pcrs.org
Services Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m.
Rainbow Circle (LGB social/spiritual group open discussion group which meets every other
Monday, 8-9:30 p.m.

Spirit Eagle MCC
2770 Glebe Road, Lemon Grove
(619) 447-4660
pastor: Rev. Dianne Miller
worship: Sunday 6 p.m.

University Christian Church
900 Cleveland Ave.
San Diego, CA
(619) 295-4146
Contact: David Downing, Pastor

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San Fernando Valley

Adat Ari El
Assistant Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard
12020 Burbank Blvd
Valley Village, CA  91607
818-766-9426
www.adatariel.org

Christ Chapel of the Valley
1050 Hartsook Street
NoHo Arts District
North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: (818) 985-8977
Pastor Jerrell Walls
pastorjerrell@christchapel-la.org
website http://www.christchapel-la.org

Congregation Or Ami
Rabbi Paul Kipnes
23945 Calabasas Road, Suite 112
Calabasas, CA  91302
818-222-4922
www.orami.org

Dignity San Fernando Valley
P.O. Box 2715
North Hills, CA 91343-2715
(818) 994-7200
Mass every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
Fraser Chapel
11031 Camarillo St.
North Hollywood, CA

Metropolitan Community Church in the Valley
Pastor Jeff Pulling
5730 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood, CA  91601
818-762-1133
www.geocities.com/MCCValley

North Hollywood Church of Religious Science
Senior Minister Mark Vierra
6161 Whitsett
North Hollywood, CA  91602
818-761-7566
www.nhcrs.org

Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society
9550 Haskell Avenue
North Hills, CA  91343
818-894-9251
www.webcorn.com/onion

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
Pastor Susan Wolfe Devol
Pastor Greg Schaefer
11031 Camarillo Street
North Hollywood, CA  91602
818-762-2909
www.stmatthewsnoho.org

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Rector Ellen Hill
3646 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
Studio City, CA  91602
818-763-9193
www.stmikessc.org

Temple Beth Hillel
Rabbi James Kaufman
12326 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA  91607
818-763-9148
www.templebethhillel.org

Temple Judea
Rabbi Don Goor
5429 Lindley Avenue
Tarzana, CA  91356
818-758-3800
www.TempleJudea.com

Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue
Rabbi Harold Schulweis
15739 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA  91436
818-788-6000
www.vbs.org

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San Francisco

Congregation Ahavat Shalom
P.O. Box 14392
San Francisco, CA 94114-0392

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav (Jewish)
290 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
(415) 861-6932
shaarzahav@igc.apc.org
Rabbi Jane Litman

Dignity San Francisco
1329 Seventh Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 681-2491
http://www.dignitypacific.org/SanFrancisco/default.htm
Contact: DignitSF@pacbell.net
Weekly Mass and social
Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 Fifteenth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-3511
(415) 861-1436
http://home.pacbell.net/stjohnsf/index.html
Contact: Rev. Kevin Pearson,stjohnsf@pacbell.net

First Congregational Church of San Francisco
432 Mason Street at Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 291-8123
Pastor Catherine Bohrman
Services at 11 AM Sundays
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender "Rainbow" Fellowship meets once a month
http://www.sanfranciscoucc.org

Freedom In Christ Evangelical Church of SF
PO Box 14462
San Francisco, CA 94114

Freedom In Christ Church

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 749-6300
info@gracecathedral.org
http://www.gracecom.org

Integrity/Northern California (Episcopal)

Trinity United Methodist Church

MCC San Francisco
150 Eureka Street
(415) 863-4434
pastor: Rev. James Mitulski
worship: Sun 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m.

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San Jose

Celebration of Faith Praise and Worship Center
P.O. Box 5765
San Jose, CA 95150

Dignity San Jose
P.O. Box 2177
Santa Clara, CA 95055-2177
(408) 977-4218
http://www.dignitypacific.org/SanJose/default.htm
Contacts: KShellooe@aol.com (Kevin Shellooe) and BillWVW3@aol.com (Bill Welch)

MCC San Jose
65 South 7th St.
(408) 279-2711
pastor: Rev. Denis Moore
worship: Sun 10:30 a.m., Wed 10:30 a.m.

Faith Full Gospel Fellowship
15781 Maubert Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578

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San Leandro

Faith Full Gospel Fellowship
1395 Bancroft Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 894-9494
www.ffgf.org
mail: faith2fellowship@hotmail.com

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San Lorenzo

MCC of Greater Hayward
(510) 481-9720
pastor: Rev. Michael England
worship: 12:30 p.m.

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San Luis Obispo

MCC of the Central Coast
2333 Meadow St.
(805) 481-9376
pastor: Rev. Lester-Wilson
worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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Santa Ana

Christ Chapel MCC
720 North Spurgeon Street
(714) 835-0722
pastor: Rev. Pat Leffler
worship: Sunday 10 a.m.

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Santa Barbara

Grace Chapel MCC
(805) 566-1093
pastor: Rev. Dr. Joseph Picarri

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Santa Cruz

Lavender Road MCC
Sunday Worship:
10 a.m., 801 Lighthouse, Monterey, Calif.
5 p.m., 1024 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, Calif.
P.O. Box 1764
Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060-1764
(408) 459-8442
lrmcc@geocities.com

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Santa Rosa

New Hope MCC
855 7th Street
Santa Rosa CA 95406
(707)526-HOPE (526-4673)
pastor: Rev. Alice Urbanowicz
worship: Sunday 10:00am and 6:00pm
email: mccnewhope@aol.com
http://members.aol.com/MCCNewHope/

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Vallejo

Our Lady of Guadalupe Ecumenical Catholic Church
638 Georgia St.
P.O. Box 7765
Vallejo, CA 94590
707-558-0233
http://www.geocities/WestHollywood/Village/9104
Contact: Fr. Leland Somers, lsome@pipeline.com
"A gay-affirming denomination, with parishes in several states. The basic position is that sexual orientation and/or gender are irrelevant to being Christian."

Ventura

MCC Ventura
1848 Poli Street
(805) 643-0502
worship: Sunday 6:30 pm
mccVentura@juno.com
www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/8054

MCC of the Sequoias
Whittendale Community Center
630 W. Beech St.
(209) 636-3683
pastor: Slade Childers
worship: Sunday 11 a.m.

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Visalia

Tulare County Rainbow Community Church
(209) 627-2727
(209) 735-0974 fax
RainboCC@aol.com

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Walnut Creek

Diablo Valley MCC
Meets at the United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue
(510) 283-2238
pastor: Rev. Jack Isbell
worship: Sunday 1 p.m.

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West Hollywood

Congregation Kol Ami
9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 100
West Hollywood, California 90069
(310) 248 6320
http://www.kol-ami.org/cka

Evangelicals Concerned With Reconciliation
Fellowship group
http://www.ecwr.org
ecsocal@aol.com
Contact: Glen, (213) 833-6418

St. Victor's Catholic Church
http://www.saintvictor.org

Whittier

Good Samaritan MCC
11931 Washington Blvd.
(562) 696-6213
pastor: Rev. Gina Chapman
worship: Sunday 10 a.m.
http://www.goodsammcc.cjb.net

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