Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown and Rev. Deb Cox at MCC Detroit in Ferndale.

MCC Detroit Says 'Please Mr. Postman!'

BY CHARLES ALEXANDER

May is Motown Celebration Month at the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit in Ferndale. On hand May 7 to give a special spiritual blessing for the first of its kind, four-part monthly Sunday service series was Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, newly appointed Interim Moderator of MCC's worldwide.

Rev. Elder Brown's sermon series opener was titled, "Please Mr. Postman." And response from the full-house, jubliant congregation at Motown kickoff Sunday was that her special delivery message was well received.

Delivery was followed by the MCC Detroit choir singing the title song, directed by Motown musical enthusiast and Minister of Music Bryan Londrow.

Rev. Elder Brown, who has been a Motown Music enthusiast since the 80s, said of the May Service theme, "Detroit's musical gift to the world has so much of a great spiritual content to it -- happiness, love of life, rhythm, pulse -- that, while not necessarily out-and-out, traditionally religious, is abidingly spiritual and uplifting. Truly joy filled."

In addition to the singing of Motown hits each Sunday, film clips by The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandelles, Diana Ross and The Jackson 5, are shown on the church's screen monitors at the beginning of service.

The upcoming schedule for the Sunday series - which also marks the beginning of MCC Detroit's 45th Anniversary year-long celebration - is May 14 "I'll Be There" with Rev. Carolyn Mobley-Bowie, May 21 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" with Rev. Deb Cox, and May 28 "Get Ready/ Dancing in the Streets" with Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow.

MCC Detroit is located at 2441 Pinecrest Drive in Ferndale. Call 248-399-7741 or visit their website for more information. Service starts at 11 a.m. Early arrival is suggested.


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