Author Archives: RevMcC

About RevMcC

I am a pastor, licensed social worker, consultant and workshop leader. I live in Brooklyn, NY, (the greatest place ever) with my husband and two children (the greatest people ever). I am an unqualified extrovert and lover of God. I try to live my life with gratitude, wonder, curiosity and attention.

Talking Waffles and Therapy with the Interfaith Center of New York

For the past two years, I have been living into a bi-vocational ministry that seemed to make sense to me and no one else. That is, until the lovely folks at the Interfaith Center of New York asked if I … Continue reading

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Social Work and Religious Diversity

The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, The Interfaith Center of New York and The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services are proud to offer an annual continuing education conference for social workers and their colleagues.  The Social Work and Religious Diversity series helps social service and mental health … Continue reading

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How open is the invitation?

She came up to me after the worship service at a dwindling congregation on the Lower East Side and said, “I just wanted to let you know that I didn’t take communion this morning because the preacher at this other church … Continue reading

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At the Edge of Existence

A Holy Week meditation. It is a hard story to hear. The passion narrative. Especially told in its entirety. Beginning with Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. The unplanned and humble procession. The hurried welcome of his followers. It was a … Continue reading

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

I preached this sermon to the lovely folks at The First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, Queens, on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015. Advent never fails to sneak up on me. I know I’m not the only … Continue reading

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It’s not really about the Waffles, after all…

The first thing that happened is a reporter from the Wall Street Journal called me and said, “Someone told me about this thing called ‘Waffle Church,’ and I just had to find out more.” And then she proceeded to write … Continue reading

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For Rachel

In 1955, when Oliver Sacks was 22 years-old, his parents decided that he need to be extricated from Oxford University and put in a friendly and supportive community with hard physical work from dawn till dusk. In his words, “My parents … Continue reading

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Reformation Sunday for all you church nerds!

I preached this sermon, ‘Love Supreme,’ on October 25th, 2015, at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, in the shadow of Lincoln Center. http://

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Again! Again!

My children’s favorite word when Daddy is swinging them around and around, or I am (still, at ages 4 and 6) bouncing them on my knee or letting them crawl on me like I am some kind of pack animal… … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take It With You

The mission of Olivet Presbyterian Church in Staten Island, NY, is this: Our mission at Olivet Presbyterian Church is to welcome all people into our diverse family of Christian faith and fellowship, to experience Gods presence in worship and daily … Continue reading

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