Membership Assembly: 2021 and Beyond

The first Membership Assembly of 2021 is Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30pm. It will be a Zoom event, so no worries about weather or Covid-19. As with all membership assemblies, this is for the current member congregations and individuals…and for… Continue Reading

St. Charles Team: Tuesday, May 28 , 7pm

Join the St. Charles congregations of Metropolitan Congregations United. We’re working on Memorandums of Understanding and building relationships with school district administrators in the five St. Charles County districts. Join the meetings already set with superintendents and other leaders in… Continue Reading

Break the Pipeline Mass Meeting: May 21

Join the Break the Pipeline Mass meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm at First Unitarian Church, 5007 Waterman at Kingshighway, St. Louis 63108. All aspects of the school to prison pipeline work will be covered including updates, trainings, actions and… Continue Reading

A Brief History of Metropolitan Congregations United

Faith based community organizing was introduced to St. Louis in 1990 through the efforts of a group of interfaith clergy. They enlisted the service of the Gamaliel Network to help them create three organizations. Those organizations, or clusters, served North County south of 270, North City, and South City. Later two other clusters were formed, one north of 270 and one in South County. There was also a Spanish speaking cluster for a short time. In 1997, the need to act more regional was recognized and Metropolitan Congregations United was formed. By 2012, all of the geographic clusters were dissolved and MCU had become one united organization. Continue Reading

Four Meetings….Four Successes

Metropolitan Congregations United(MCU) broke new ground on Sunday, October 7 by announcing its intention to incorporate voter engagement in its signature Break the Pipeline campaign as well as begin the process of creating a rural/urban coalition with other organizations from… Continue Reading