Welcome to Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church!
We are delighted you are interested in the life and ministry of this congregation, and hope that what you find here will entice you to visit us in person – for the hospitality and witness of Mount Auburn must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
At Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church you will find a welcoming community of faith where you can worship God, ask your questions about doctrines, be yourself, and discover new ways to serve in our community and beyond. You will find a community with diverse opinions and a commitment to respect and value those differences. We want you to explore your faith, put your unique gifts to work, and join us in making a difference in our world.
Let us embrace you with the joy we have found in serving a God of love and grace.
At Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church you are welcome – whether it is for a day or for a life time!
About Our Pastor
As of May 2017, we welcomed the Rev. Stacey Midge as our pastor. She lives in downtown Cincinnati with her beloved dog, Laila. Stacey came to us from the First Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY where she served as Associate Minister of Mission, Outreach and Youth for nine years. Before that, she was a solo pastor at Glen Reformed Church in Fultonville, NY.
Rev. Midge was ordained in 2003 in the Reformed Church in America, where she holds credentials. She plans to transition to PCUSA within the next few months. She studied for her Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary from 2000-2003. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University in 1999.
Rev. Midge’s theology is progressive. She brings a strong social justice orientation to her ministry, along with experience in youth programming. In her letter to our PNC, she said: “My hope is to use my gifts and skills to lead a congregation in continual, whole-life spiritual growth – shaped in education, supported in mutual pastoral and congregational care, and centered in worship that comforts and challenges us with the intensely personal and radically universal message of the Gospel.”
Stacey is a trained singer and musician (plays guitar and has performed in a variety of bands). Her appreciation for our choir was evident from her first visit. Stacey has said: “God is calling me to a church who desires to deepen their engagement with one another, God, and the world.”
Stacey loves to get to know people, and is eager to walk with you on your spiritual journey. Please call or email [email protected] to make an appointment!
Our Session and Deacons
We are a Presbyterian Church (USA) Congregation
We are a More Light Congregation
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
We are individual members and congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who are faithful to God’s call and believe that God continues to open new understandings of scripture and the Word in the life of Christ. As a Christian community, we believe that the church must seek to live out those understandings in our life together. Our work is supported by an elected board or lay and ordained persons and full-time staff.
For more information visit: More Light Presbyterians
We are an Earth Care Congregation
Adopted by Mt. Auburn Church Session
To be prophetic, to become the change we know is necessary, to do the right thing now, we will take steps toward becoming a carbon-neutral and waste-free church. We will seek new approaches to our church facilities that will help the planet rather than harm it. We will take specific steps to transform consciousness through the life practices of both the congregation as a whole and our individual households through informed commitments and faithful actions. January 25, 2017
By a unanimous vote and acclamation, Session Elders adopted the following policy statement at the regularly scheduled meeting on January 25, 2017:
Green Faith: Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation and declare that God calls us to cherish, protect and restore this earth.
Green Learning: We will seek learning and teaching opportunities to know and understand the threats to God’s creation and the damage already inflicted. We will encourage and support each other in finding ways of keeping and healing the creation in response to God’s call to earth-keeping, justice and community.
Green Living And Life Style Practices: We will endeavor to manage our personal and congregational economies in a manner that respects and cherishes all life, human and nonhuman, in order to meet our own needs without compromising those of others, or of the future. We will personally pursue environmentally-friendly paths in our use of energy, transportation, recyclable materials, and other resources while keying them to our own spiritual practice. As a congregation, we will commit to overhaul our buildings and grounds to use energy and resources efficiently and sustainably.
Green Outreach: Our outreach will encourage public policy and community involvement that protects and restores the vulnerable and degraded earth as well as oppressed and neglected people. We will be mindful that our personal and collective actions can positively or negatively affect our neighborhood, region, nation and world. We will seek to achieve environmental justice through coalitions and ecumenical partnerships.