Send news of your March online events that are open beyond your congregation to [email protected]
Share your Good News stories too and your ideas or new resources.
Thank you for helping CONNECT MCC!
We don’t have to limit our education about Black History or LGBTQ+ history or any other group to just one month. We can look at the intersectionality of diversity and continue our celebrations and education.
TUESDAY, March 2
CLM: A Taste of Self
Beginning Tuesday March 2nd
5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern
Sanctuary’s Zoom Room: www.SanctuaryOnline.live
Creating a Life that Matters(CLM) is all about relationships: intentional, authentic relationships – with the Sacred, our Self, and our Passion. CLM transforms lives and inspires people to more directed, clear, passionate involvement in their own life and in the life of the planet,
CLM was developed over 16 years ago, and was envisioned as an in-person, classroom-style experience for small groups. In the Zoom era, we are now taking CLM online for the first time! You can now participate in a four-week taste of this life-changing course during March!
PLEASE REGISTER: https://churchteams.com/m/Register.asp?a=SEEwMkZCcFZRNEU9
TUESDAY, March 4
Our March discussion: What Are you Giving up for Lent? ~or~ What Are Your Lenten Spiritual Practices During Lent?
Grab your favorite beverage and some snack type foods for an evening of good discussion. This is sponsored by Milwaukee MCC (Wisconsin, USA).
For more information email at [email protected]
Connect with us on March 4th at:
SUNDAY, March 7
Rev. Elder Jim Mitulski shared this resource on Facebook. “My brilliant pastor/musician/ scholar friend and colleague Rev. Dr. D. Mark Wilson was commissioned by Island United Church of Foster City, where I work, to create a weekly series of music history videos for Black History Month. This is the concluding installment which coincides with the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS / Black Church Week of Prayer as it was originally called. “Hold Back the Night!” Thank you, Mark , for telling this story- thoughtfully, sensitively and spiritually.”
SATURDAY, March 13
CEU’s for Clergy will be granted for attending this event!
If you speak English and are looking to create and build relationships with others, you are invited to attend. These gatherings offer you the freedom to talk about spiritual matters in a safe environment while making connections. The topic for March is Forgiveness. Email: [email protected] for the ZOOM link.
TUESDAY, March 16
5pm EST / 10 pm GMT
Grab a cuppa our favorite beverage and join the Community Development Team. Be prepared to be filled with encouragement, inspiration, and connection. Each month our time will be guided by a common theme and will include readings, music, videos and other sources of inspiration, as well as space to share our prayers and good news reports.
We meet the 3rd (third) Tuesday of each month at 5pm EST.
Topic: Women’s History Month
Join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 248 584 328 Password: 469464
WEDNESDAY, March 17
Pastors, Worship Teams, and Social Media Teams, a few prayers for St. Patrick’s Day have been added to the Lent Resource Folder.
SATURDAY, March 20
The ZOOM link will be shared in the next CONNECT.
For those who did not know Frank, he was the long time Confidential Assistant to Rev. Elder Troy Perry.
March 20th – 9pm Italy time
(3pm EST, 2pm and Noon Pacific time)
Sentieri è un gruppo spirituale virtuale totalmente inclusivo in lingua italiana. Ci incontriamo una volta al mese su Zoom per confrontarci su diversi temi. Gli incontri sono aperti a chiunque voglia fare un cammino spirituale (in senso lato e non strettamente religioso) insieme ad altre persone, nel rispetto di [email protected] Il prossimo appuntamento: sarà sabato 20 marzo alle ore 21.00. Argomento: “Sessualità & Spiritualità: orgasmo ed estasi”. Se sei [email protected] invia una mail a [email protected] per ricevere il link di accesso all’incontro.
TUESDAY, March 23
March 23 from 11-12:30 EST / 4-5:30pm GMT
Pádraig Ó Tuama is an Irish poet and theologian whose work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Learn more here: http://www.padraigotuama.com/bio
In this 90-minute session, we will focus on the church’s role in addressing violent extremism. Part discussion, part workshop, Pádraig will expand on his vision for peace, inviting us to contemplate our role in the promotion of active peace.
FRIDAY, March 26
Choice of 2 Times
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10 AM EST/ 3 PM GMT
or Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5 PM EST/ 10 PM GMT.
SATURDAY, March 27
Sin Fronteras Comunidad Espiritual ICM
(Without Borders Spiritual Community)
7pm EST/ 4pm PST/ midnight GMT
La comunidad Espiritual Sin Fonteras es un grupo de personas como tu que se reúnen virtualmente para establecer conexiones y relaciones en un espacio sagrado, para hablar y compartir en nuestro propio idioma. El 27 de marzo de 2021 a las 7:00pm est nos estaremos reuniendo. Si está interesado, envíe un correo electrónico a: [email protected] para obtener el enlace ZOOM. El tema de este mes es Practicas Espirituales que nos ayudan durante la Pandemia.
CHRISTIANS & COCKTAILS
Every Monday at 6pm EST / 11pm GMT
Live on Facebook.com/SunshineCathedral
Christians & Cocktails is a fun program that offers connection, religious education, and even pastoral care. A diverse panel discusses a seemingly endless array of religious and spiritual topics that are raised from panelists and viewers alike. Representing the rainbow diversity of our broad commiunity, our C&C panel includes:
7 gay identified people, 1 bisexual, and 1 heterosexual,
5 women & 4 men,
5 caucasians, 3 Latinx, and 1 African American,
5 clergy & 4 lay persons,
3 people living with HIV,
and the panelists range in age from mid-30s to early 70s.
No question is off limits and you may hear viewpoints you’ve never heard or considered before. Rev. Durrell Watkins responds to the questions and then invites other panelists to share their insights. The conversation is rich, honest, courageous, sometimes irreverent, and always a lot of fun.
5:15pm EST / 10:15pm GMT
Join the Moderator for a time of reflection and prayer on Facebook Live.
Joy MCC, Orlando, Florida, USA https://zoom.us/j/827025531#success
Next Training Retreat
for new Mentors and Mentees
This is a grant funded program open only to USA clergy.
For more information on this program, contact Marie Tasker, Program Manager at [email protected].
Associate Pastor, Resurrection MCC, Houston, TX, USA
USA PENSION PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS INCREASED
The Pension Plan contribution increased to $1.75 per member per month beginning in January 2021. New forms are on the website. https://www.mccchurch.org/how-we-work/board-of-pensions/
Questions about Pension contributions may be sent to [email protected]
We are inviting MCC musicians to send in video song selections for an Easter Concert to be streamed on Holy Saturday. We welcome songs dealing with any aspect of Holy Week from Palm Sunday through the Resurrection. Choir Directors, if you have videos from past years, consider submitting a clip of your favorites. Please complete this Form to submit your information and read directions for uploading your videos. Let’s Celebrate Together!
Mental Health and Wellness consultations/
In partnership with Leaderwise and the Thriving in Ministry Program, MCC is facilitating free consultations for clergy and pastoral leaders. During these months of developing new or revised ways of ministering, there may be those who need someone to talk to for just a bit of assistance or guidance. If this is you, please contact Rev Cathy Alexander at [email protected] for more information. All contact is confidential.
Metropolitan Community Churches and ShopRaise
Your shopping for the holidays or anytime can benefit MCC! ShopRaise works with charitable organizations to provide supporters a simple way to shop and benefit their cause.
- Use the ShopRaise app to shop at home and on the go
- You don’t pay more and can still use great coupons and deals
- MCC Earns
- Over 1,000 familiar retailers
Have you visited the new VISITOR website yet?
Have you shared it on your social media?
Click on the link below to visit a landing page designed exclusively for you. It is your unique starting point to explore the “We’re Seeking You!” website and it contains all the information and links you may need.
Please join us in helping the world to hear these three simple, yet powerful, words from MCC….We’re Seeking You!
OUR MAILING ADDRESS
Please share with your Treasurer and Clerk of the Board
2775 NW 49th Ave. Ste: 205-327
Ocala, FL 34482