Posts Tagged ‘Sunshine Cathedral’

RJ will be receiving his full membership at the Sunshine Cathedral during the 10:30 service. He will also be a Communion server. He has invited his friends to come and share this honor with him.

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This Friday is Good Friday and a lot of the group members will be going to MCC church for Friday mass. MCC or Sunshine Cathedral is located just south of Davie Blvd at 1480 SW 9th Ave. Sewrvice on Friday starts at 7:30 and we usually sit on the left side as you come in and down front. Come join us.

MCC Schedule and Link

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SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT “PLAY” (Instead of Friday Movie)
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
The Play: GREY GARDENS (based on True Story) – details below

Showing at: RISING ACTION THEATRE, 1480 SW 9TH Ave, Fort Lauderdale (Sunshine Cathedral)

Starts at: 8 PM – Meet in lobby area at 7:30. Seating is assigned when ticket is purchased.

Tickets are regularly $39 each. $9 discount available by Purchasing Tickets In Advance (effective 3-9-11)
at the web site http://www.risingactiontheatre.com and using the CODE: LUCKY7 for the performance on 3-11.

If you have questions, contact Rising Action Theatre directly at
(954) 561-2225.

*All tickets are assigned seating (may not all sit together). Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of performance if not sold out.

Please RSVP to John R. of group at GOLDLEAF69@aol.com if you are attending –

GREY GARDENS, the Musical
Rising Action Theatre is honored to present the South Florida Premiere of the Tony Award-winning Grey Gardens, the Musical. Based on the highly acclaimed 1975 Maysles Brothers film documentary, it is the story of Jackie Kennedy’s relatives “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter “Little Edie” and the overgrown, crumbling East Hampton mansion they shared for decades. Set at the Grey Gardens mansion, the musical follows the progression of the lives of the two Edies from their original social status as wealthy and polished aristocrats in the 1940’s to their eventual existence as penniless eccentrics in a crumbling home. But, the real focus is clearly on the unending psychological struggle between a mother and a daughter. The story is joyous, heartwarming, sad, and funny.

“An experience no passionate theatregoer should miss! A Tour de Force!” — New York Times

“Grey Gardens is more than a unique and unmissable musical: IT’S A GIFT!” — Rolling Stone

Grey Gardens brings to life both the delightfully eccentric aunt and the cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, these two women became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion.

Set in two eras – in 1941 when the estate was in its prime and in 1973 when it was reduced to squalor – the musical tells the alternately hilarious and heartbreaking story of two indomitable women, Edit Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter “Little” Edie.

RISING ACTION THEATRE – 954-561-2225 For directions and more information.

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It’s that time again. What time is that, I asked? Why it’s Florida Round up time. Saturday February 26, 2011.

For the seventh year in a row, FRU will be selecting the best of the best. Hosted by Anita Mann and DC Allen, contestants are coming from all over to vie for the honor of being your next queen and king.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. For tickets, see your favorite Florida Roundup committee member, or contact:

Joey S. 954-764-4948
Richard C 954-854-0014
Bobby A. 954-849-0551

Location: Sunshine Cathedral MCC
1480 SW 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, 33315

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

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In truths that she learned? Or in times that he cried? In bridges he burned? Or the way that she died? How do you measure a year in the life? In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In cups of coffee? In inches? In miles? In laughter? In strife? In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes?

I’m sure you all know that is ‘Seasons of Love’ from the Broadway musical Rent. Rent is a rock opera with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

The reason I bring this song up is because this is one of the numbers the MCC chorus sang on Sunday and it’s one of the most meaningful and poignant songs for me. Prior to an HIV/AIDS diagnosis when life seemed endless, what I personally strived for in life, or how I was measuring my life was probably dollars and years and tricks (both quality AND quantity).

After being diagnosed HIV in 1989 and then with AIDS and Karposi’s Sarcoma in 1998 and told that people with KS typically live two to four years, those measuements no longer worked. Although the KS is now in remission and I’ve out lived that initial prognosis, it did change the way I measure my life.

This sounds like a good topic to me and I will use this some Wednesday night. So think what are three measurements you use to evaluate your life. We’ll do it anonymously so people can be brutally honest.

And I want to thank Sunshine Cathedral for this great music. I look forward to my Sunday mornings and what I’m going to hear.


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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.

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Last Saturday, The MCC Choir put on their Christmas concert. POZAttitudes had about 15 guys that attended the concert and then we went out to eat at Tamarinda (across from Lester’s Diner on State Road 84).

The concert was visually spectacular. I counted 40 Christmas Trees with little white fairy-lights on them. Katy Peterson, the choir director was absolutely stunning in a red gown. I couldn’t have worn it better. We’ll give her a WOW. The music selection was a little different, not your traditional holiday songs. They tried to tell the story of two Marys, Jesus’ mother and a current unwed pregnant Mary.

This Saturday 12-18-2010, is the Gay Men’s Chorus of Ft Lauderdale Holiday Concert. This too is being held at MCC, 1480 SW 9th Ave (just south of Davie Blvd and east of I-95). Time is 7:00 PM. The cost is $25 American dollars. We’re getting a group going and will go out to dinner afterwards.

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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.


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A group of PozAttitudes men are going to the Christmas Concert. RJ has suggested that we carpool. Meet at Georgie’s Alibi parking lot at 6:00 PM in front of Poverello if you want to carpool down to MCC Church for this FREE concert.

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This Saturday 12-11-2010, there is a FREE Holiday concert at MCC Church, 1480 SW 9th Ave (just south of Davie Blvd and east of I-95). Concert starts at 7:00 PM and we’re going as a group. Did I mention that this was FREE???

Come join us

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