MCU can trace its beginnings to 1991. By 1997, four geographic clusters, CUCA (Churches United for Community Action) in North County, C4 (Churches Committed to Community Concerns) in South City, CACI (Congregations Allied for Community Improvement) in North City, and MCU-ISAIAH in South County, joined together to create the regional organization MCU. Eventually CACI and C4 joined forces to become MCU-City. MCU now operates as an organization of member congregations, organizations, and individuals which reaches throughout the Metropolitan area–St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County. Our work is carried out primarily by volunteers who are actively involved in working committees and issue task forces. They are supported by a small, professional staff trained in community organizing techniques.
Executive Director Rev. David Gerth Rev. David Gerth has been the executive director of MCU since 2011. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Before coming to MCU, he pastored churches in Indiana and Illinois. He is a member of St. John’s Church–the Beloved Community. Email: David@mcustl.com . . . […]
Member congregations and organizations support the work of MCU by paying quarterly dues. Organizational members pay dues, commit two delegates to the Membership Assembly, and build their own plan for participation which may include traditional models of leadership development and in-reach or begin with an existing campaign. Members significantly support at least one major fundraising […]
Metropolitan Congregations United is a community organization that brings together religious congregations, community groups, and individuals to work for a common purpose: to create a better life for all residents. The Ferguson experience continues to crystallize for us the center of our work: the intersection of race, economy, political power, gender and the structures of […]