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LGBTQ+ Church In PB Gardens Postpones Annual RAINBOW BALL

Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches today announced the postponement of the upcoming Rainbow Ball 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

"MCCPB takes very seriously the CDC's mandate on social distancing, so we are postponing the church's largest annual fundraiser until this fall," says Rev. Marie. "We hope to announce a new date soon."

Co-chaired by Chris & Robert Ruff and under the banner of "Respect - Dignity - Equality... for all," this year's Rainbow Ball was scheduled to be held on April 18 at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach.

All Rainbow Ball tickets and sponsorships that have been purchased to date will be honored at the rescheduled event. For more information, please visit or call 561.331.0499.

The Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches is the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBTQ+ community and its family members and friends. According to the church's mission statement, "MCC of the Palm Beaches is called to celebrate and share God's inclusive and transformative love through acts of worship, compassion and social justice."

For nearly 40 years, Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches has been both a bulwark of strength and a source of solace and support for South Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.

MCCPB offers Sunday worship at 10:30 am. Because the church is made up of people from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds, elements of the services reflect both traditions, including scripture readings, hymns and contemporary music, prayer and a communion table that is open to everyone.

For more information about the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches, which is located at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, please call 561.775.5900 or visit

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