Who are we?

We are an  independent Christian congregation with roots that go back to St. Peter’s Metropolitan Community Church in 1986, and later Hope MCC. We voluntarily left the MCC denomination in 2008 and the International Christian Community Churches denomination in 2014 .

Why the unusual name?

The New Church Family name began as just a temporary corporate name for legal paperwork. After considering more than a dozen other names, the congregation decided they liked the New Church Family label the best.  The “New” signifies we are a brand-new work, striving to take our Christian ministry to a higher and better level. “Church” signifies that, indeed, we are a church, not just a discussion group, social club or advocacy organization. We offer all the sacraments and spiritual support of a Christian church, and we are led by an ordained minister. “Family” stands for the type of love and acceptance we endeavor to offer to all who come through our doors. And for the gay, lesbian and transgender community, “family” has a special meaning of safety to be the person God made you to be. We realize our unorthodox name may puzzle some. Bottom line: We are ardently Christian, and radically inclusive, with both gay and heterosexual  people working together to exemplify God’s love for humanity.

Where are we?

We worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. at 3520 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The location is on U.S. 92, about 3.5 miles west of Interstate 95, and just a few hundred feet west of the I-4 westbound on-ramp to Orlando.  We are ground-level with no stairs, easily accessible for those with wheelchairs, walkers or guide dogs. For out-of-towners, we are about 5 miles west of Daytona International Speedway and about 8 miles from the beach.