Everyone is Welcome unconditionally!
History of Church of Our Savior, MCC
Church of Our Savior, MCC, began as a satellite
extension of the Church of the Holy Spirit, now the Sunshine Cathedral, in Fort
Lauderdale, to accommodate worshippers from north Broward and south Palm Beach
counties. The first service was held in a rented space in Boca Raton in the fall
of 1990, and the church was chartered the following year. The membership grew to
about 125 during the first five years.
The Rev. Jack M. Copas was called as Interim Pastor In July of 2015 and served until October 2017. He previously was in pastoral ministry within United Methodist Church for 37 years. Within that time he served eight churches in The Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Wendy Woodruff has been settled pastor of Church of Our Savior since October of 2017. She has been working at various levels of ministry since 1994. She has the training, education and experience to work with individuals, small groups and the congregation as a whole, to encourage healing and growth, with the goal of creating a healthy church community, that can focus on the growth of the congregation as well as reaching out to the larger community.
Pastor Wendy has served as Senior Pastor at MCC Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she used her training in Interim/Provisional Pastoral Leadership to assist the congregation to heal past hurts, to celebrate past joys and accomplishments, to define the community and who they want to be. The congregation grew in numbers as it found its mission. It is now a stable community and recently elected a permanent pastor. After graduating from Chicago Theological Seminary, she served as Associate Pastor at MCC Illiana, Lake Station, Indiana and Senior Pastor at Milwaukee MCC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2006 -2016.
Pastor Wendy believes that worship is where we come together to pray, to meditate and to celebrate. Worship helps us to focus, to heal and to find the strength and the will to help each other. Then we can reach out to the larger Community to help others. We practice our Christian faith by sharing ourselves with others outside our church walls. Various community events, such as PRIDE events, walks for the hungry or standing up with those who are forced to the outside of the larger community are ways to reach out, to show our Christian love.
Wendy and her wife Mary, a librarian, computer technologist and musician, have been together for almost 20 years. They celebrated their Holy Union in 1999 and were legally married in 2013.
“I feel called to serve the community as a whole, as well as the church community. We are called to carry the message of God’s love for ALL, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, language, abled-ness, country of birth or any of the many things that draw us apart.” -
Church of Our Savior, MCC
2011 South Federal Highway
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Contact us at: (561) 733-4000
We are an
all people affirming and welcoming Congregation - Everyone is welcomed and