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The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida’s Christmas concert, Heaven and Nature Sing, will be broadcast on WLRN television: December 22nd @ 9PM, December 24th @ 8PM and December 25th @ 7PM.

If you missed their highly entertaining and amazing performances that were sold out recently, here’s your chance to enjoy the magic. Comcast is channels 17 (regular) and 487 (digital).

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THE GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF SOUTH FLORIDA is having a concert on Friday, December 13th.  The Concert is at the Sunshine Cathedral and begins at 8 PM. This concert on Dec. 13 is being designated as our FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT FOR THE GROUP.
 
The link to buy tickets is: www.gmcsf.org.   
Individual tickets are $35 . Individual tickets go on sale this SUNDAY October 20th.  Until that time, only season’s tickets are available.
 
 
Heaven and Nature Sing – December 13, 14, 20, 21, 2013 
Join the men of the chorus for what has become one of Broward County’s musical holiday traditions. Listen to the powerful sounds of one hundred fifty male voices performing some of your holiday favorites, beautiful and inspiring selections from the classical Christmas repertoire. Be entertained as the chorus makes the Yuletide “gay” as only they can. A musical treat sure to put even Scrooge in the holiday mood!  chorus

 

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Thought for the Day

The only thing you ever have control of is your current thinking.  You current thought, the one you are thinking now, is totally under your control.

Louise Hay

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When:  Saturday May 5, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Where:  MCC Sunshine Cathedral

1480 SW 9th Avenue

Ft Lauderdale

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When:  Saturday May 5, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Where:  MCC Sunshine Cathedral

1480 SW 9th Avenue

Ft Lauderdale

 

 

 

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Where can you go on Sunday morning to hear a call to action, a quote by Martin Luther King, a chorus singing The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, a live version of The Rose, and a final quote by Harvey Fierstein

Sunday morning??? Where can you go on Friday or Saturday night to hear a performance like that? 15 of us attended service at MCC this Sunday. We started by standing and saluting our own singing Elf aka Kevin and then listened to one of the most rousing calls to service I’ve ever heard. If you’re looking to find inspiration and camraderie in a gay and HIV friendly….. actually friendly isn’t the right word. The pastor at MCC is gay and HIV positive. He doesn’t just tolerate us or even just accept us, he embraces us because he’s one of us.

“Yesterday a congressional representative from Arizona was shot. In fact, 18 people in Tucson were shot. At least 1/3 of them died. There is so much hatred, so much intolerance in our society. We have work to do.

In Broward County, there are people who don’t have enough to eat. We have work to do.

Our environment is assaulted by greed and apathy every day. We have work to do.

LBGT and questioning teens continue to fear they have no place to turn, nowhere to be accepted and affirmed, and they continue in desperation to face isolation, abuse, and even self-harm. We have work to do.

Even in our own community, misogyny rears its ugly head, racism (including the ways people are eroticized for their race) remains largely unaddressed, and tragic ignorance about gender identity and bisexuality remains almost epidemic. We have work to do.

Addiction ravishes our community and decades into the crisis, people are still contracting HIV. We have more work to do.

Marriage equality is not a universal reality in this country. We have work to do.

Same-gender loving people in Jamaica, Nigeria, and Uganda risk death every single day simply for being who they are We have work to do.

MLK said “How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a [human]-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority. Segregation, to use the terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, substitutes an ‘I-it’ relationship for an ‘I-thou’ relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things. Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and awful.”

Harvey Fierstein: “I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of one another.”

Come join us some Sunday. We go to the 10:30 service and sit up front on the left side.
-Steve

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We had 15 guys at MCC this past Sunday. We occupied two full pews, up front on the left side. The sermon this Sunday was about Joy vs Happiness.

“Let us not confuse joy with happiness. We deserve to be happy and we tend to thrive better when we are happy. When we are happy, we treat others better, we believe in ourselves more, we don’t begrudge others their good fortune, we tend to be kinder and more generous. Happiness is wonderful and I wish you lots of it.

Happiness is a condition, and like all conditions, comes and goes. But joy is a state of being that isn’t dependent on what is happening to or around us.

George Bernard Shaw said this about joy: “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”

Saint Oprah says that joy is “a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace, a connection to what matters.”

Don’t be surprised if you see Joy vs Happiness come up as a future topic.

-Steve

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