A Word from Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez plus This Week’s Opportunities

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Rev. Elder Héctor GutiérrezA Word of Encouragement on behalf of the Council of Elders from Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez

Team Lead for Community Development/Network Co-ordinator
Metropolitan Community Churches

This week, there are many ways for you to connect with MCC to share in hope, inspiration, and helpful information for this time of ministering during a pandemic.


MONDAY

FINANCIAL SUPPORT WEBINAR

Did you miss this awesome webinar with guest Tom Melzoni from Horizon Stewardship? Here’s the link to the replay. Share it with your Treasurer and the rest of the Board.


TUESDAY

LGBTeaQ TimeJoin the Community Development Team for virtual tea, coffee, and conversation! This will be a time of building hope, cultivating joy, connecting with one another, and with God. Led by Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez and Revs. Cathy Alexander, Lauren Bennett & Wanda Floyd.

We will host tea every Tuesday in April, so come and join us! 9pm GMT 5pm EDT

Please note: Our Meeting Room has changed! (Thanks, Zoom!)

Click here to join us:
https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328

Or Call in: +1 (301)715-8592
Meeting ID: 248 584 328
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aD2lHFy28


WEDNESDAY

The Church’s Response to Crisis, part 2

World Map colour coded for virus cases

Wednesday, 3pm eastern (UTC-4)
LIVE on ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/129653786?pwd=QXAzTHpsdU1KVEl1VVhpRHlMQzdFdz09
Password: 312617

Hosted by Pastor Vance and St. John’s MCC with an MCC panel

Talking to leaders and Pastors that led MCC through the AIDS Crisis and what we can do now. COVID-19 and the AIDS Crisis have their differences but they also have their similarities. What can we learn as local church communities and as a global church to help us navigate this unprecedented time in our history? Join us as we continue the conversation!

Facebook Live event with a recording of the Webinar at 7pm eastern (UTC-4)
https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsmcc/


THURSDAY

Pray with Rev. Elder Cecilia EgglestonPray with Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

Join Moderator, Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston for prayer every Thursday at 9pm GMT, 5pm EDT

Bring your joys, concerns, laments, and celebrations to Rev. Cecilia and one another. Meet us on Cecilia’s Facebook every Thursday at 9PM GMT (5PM EDT/ BST 10PM) @Cecilia.Eggleston.50

VIRTUAL BLESSINGS on your Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

MCC’s around the world are offering virtual Holy Week Services. Check Facebook pages and local church websites for more details. Some are on Zoom (which now requires a password) and some on Facebook Live. You have the opportunity to share in worship with an MCC miles away from you.


Easter Message from the Moderator

Coming your way this week

Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston will be sending out a full Easter sermon to share, post on your church’s Facebook or website, or for your own listening. Also coming your way will be a short greeting that you might include with your virtual service or post on your FB page or website. Both of these are for you to utilize as best works for your church.


Rainbow Praise, living room concertEASTER MONDAY PRAISE

April 13 8pm UTC+01, 3pm EDT

We will hold our first Global Online Concert LIVE here on Facebook on Easter Monday! Come and join us and be uplifted!
Hosted by Orgena Rose with Marsha Stevens-Pino, Michelle Burnett, Reece Whitaker, Karl Hand, Mattheus Ribeira, Shelly Torres-West and more amazing voices in MCC!
https://www.facebook.com/rainbowpraise1/


DID YOU COMPLETE THE RECENT CHURCH SURVEY?
HELP US HELP YOU HELP OTHERS

Clergy, Lay Delegates, Board Members if you haven’t completed our recent Church Survey, please take a few minutes to do so. It’s OK if we have duplicated church responses. We will sort it out. We do want to hear from you. In one of the early questions, if you do not know of anyone in your congregation who has tested positive for COVID-19 just enter 0 where it asks for the number of staff, leaders or members.
Click this link to take the survey now! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PFV276Q


HAVE YOU UPDATED OUR ADDRESS YET?

Please share with your Treasurer and Clerk of the Board
2775 NW 49th Ave. Ste: 205-327
Ocala, FL 34482
USA