CONNECT – This Week’s Opportunities and Resources from MCC and our Partners

Did you miss the Moderator’s Statement on the death of George Floyd (USA)? Click HERE to read it. 


MONDAY, June 1


RAINBOW PRAISE LIVING ROOM CONCERTRainbow Praise

Monday, 1 June 2020 – 7pm UTC / 3pm EDT (UTC-4)
We have our next concert date on our new platform!
Pentecost Monday on June 1st at 12pmPT/ 3pm EDT/7pm UTC!
JOIN THE CONCERT HERE: facebook.com/rainbowpraise1
Come and be blessed!

ALL CHAPLAINS

Monday, June 1st – 9pm UTC / 5pm EDT (UTC-04)

We are having connection opportunities to talk to others who have a unique perspective as professional chaplains. Whether you are serving in a hospital setting, in hospice, a prison, a school or anywhere around the world where chaplains are needed, this message is for you. We want you to know that we are grateful for you, and we are proud of you and the uniquely-MCC pastoral care you are bringing to those in need of God’s unconditional love.   https://zoom.us/j/97515395940 Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940

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TUESDAY, June 2


Tea TimeTEA TIME MOVES TO TWICE A MONTH – NO TEA TIME TODAY
9pm GMT / 5pm EDT

We will meet next Tuesday with special guest Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston joining the Community Development Team.

 

 

Sanctuary Online“Mental Health and Well-being during COVID-19” – June 2

5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:  www.SanctuaryOnline.live

A recent survey from Kaiser Health estimated that 25% of us are experiencing some form of mental health issue during this time!

Dr. Nick PatrasDr Nick Patras is a great friend of Sanctuary in the Woods, and is also the Director of Student Counseling Services at Texas A&M University-Commerce, near Dallas, Texas. Nick holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision and he provides direct clinical services to University Students, as well as leadership for a department of 8 licensed clinicians. His research interests include grief and loss, LGBTQ concerns, veterans & returning warriors counseling, and couples counseling.

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room : www.SanctuaryOnline.live


WEDNESDAY, June 3


No scheduled events today.  Take the time to read one of the articles below.


THURSDAY, June 4


Pray 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


FRIDAY, June 5


FRIDAY NOON YOUR TIME – PRAY for Pastors, Pastoral Leaders, Boards, Lay Leaders and all MCC Chaplains.


SATURDAY, June 6


Spiritual NourishmentSPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT 

Saturday, June 6th, 5pm Eastern / UTC-04
MCC Council of Elders Facebook Page

Please join the Council of Elders for the fourth Facebook live broadcast of “Spiritual Nourishment”. Elder Nancy Maxwell will explore the spiritual practice of prayer, as well as take prayer requests to the Council. There are numerous ways to pray. Prayer can be a method of communication expressing adoration, thanksgiving, confession or supplication. Prayer also can be a method of “communing” with the Holy through different types of contemplative prayer. Join us as we examine diverse forms of prayer—and to pray.


NOTEWORTHY


USA Churches – Payroll Protection Plan

Churches who received funds from the Payroll Protection Plan of the CARES Act should know that the application forms are now available to apply to have the loan converted to a grant. There is a window of opportunity in which to do this. Check your dates! Here is the application:.

Hybrid Church Attendance


As churches start having some gatherings in-person and continue with virtual gatherings, we will find ourselves looking at hybrid church attendance figures. It will be important to count both the people who are in-person and those who continue to attend virtually.

Consider setting up your database attendance with another service to track. Just as if you had a second (or third) Sunday morning service (or Sunday night or Saturday night for that matter), add your virtual worship services as another time and track the attendance for that service.

For your MCC monthly reports, list the multiple services, including the virtual service(s), and the attendance for each. The totals and averages will now be our hybrid attendance!

Still not sure how to count the virtual attendees? Please download and review this advisory document, “Counting Worship Attendance in a Virtual World.”

Download Icon Virtual Attendance (Word)
(Updated: 12 May 2020)


MCC San Diego Celebrates 50 years!

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!


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Metropolitan Community Church is thrilled to share this opportunity with you of some much-needed LGBTQ+ entertainment with a FREE 1 month Revry Premium subscription with the most unapolegtically queer movies, shows, news, originals and the largest libraries of queer music and podcasts.

MCC is proud to partner with Revry who is supporting us by splitting all subscription fees (after your free month) throughout the rest of the year. Revry will also give MCC some free promotion in the coming months. Click here https://revry.tv/ and be sure to use MCC’s Code C111.

Read more about Revry http://www.edgeonthenet.com/entertainment/television/292224/revry_launches_first_lgbtq+_cable_tv_platform_for_pride


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RESOURCES


Links to Articles, Webinars and Resources

These links connect you to resources or webinars by ministry related companies as well as to individuals and churches. The listing here does not imply an endorsement nor does it imply that they are all LGBTQ+ friendly. Nonetheless, these are resources some MCC’s have found helpful.


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