LGBTQ Church Opens ENOUGH FOR ALL Thrift Store In Lake Worth Plaza Shopping Center
Last Saturday, the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches (MCCPB), the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBTQ community and its family members and friends, celebrated the Grand Opening of ENOUGH FOR ALL, a thrift store with merchandise affordable for everyone - with 100% of the proceeds going to support MCCPB projects that serve the community.
ENOUGH FOR ALL is located in the Lake Worth Plaza Shopping Center, at the corner of Lake Worth Road and Jog Road.
As a part of its vision, MCCPB appointed Alice McCullagh, a retired architect and church member, to oversee the 18-month effort to acquire a storefront in the local community and then to design its interior to accommodate retail space large enough for the donated goods from church and community members. McCullagh states that she has dreamed for years about starting a thrift store affiliated with MCCPB. In fact, her aunt was part of a similar venture in the Northeast that provides tremendous financial support to a local hospital.
"We are thrilled to dedicate ENOUGH FOR ALL to the communities surrounding the Palm Beaches," affirms Rev. Dr. Lea Brown, MCCPB's Senior Pastor. "The vision for this store is that it will help fund and support many projects for our community that will directly assist many of the most vulnerable people in the area."
ENOUGH FOR ALL is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and from 1 to 5 pm on Sunday, and is closed on Monday. For more information, please call the store at 561-660-8763.
About the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches:
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 a joy-filled, justice-centered Christian community of love, vibrant worship and spiritual discovery where all God's people are supported as we become fully alive."
"We are on a bold mission to transform hearts, lives and history," says Rev. Dr. Lea Brown. "Just as Jesus did, we take very seriously our calling to do justice, show kindness and live humbly with God."
Located since 2000 at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, MCCPB offers Sunday worship at 10:30 AM, with childcare provided for children 5 and under along with Children's Church for ages 6 - 10. 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.
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