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

Does your Church have Virtual Events, beyond Worship, to share? Invite other MCCers to join you virtually. Let us know so we can share the information. [email protected]

This Issue contains some Anti-Racism Resources and PRIDE Resources. Your contributions of resources are requested and appreciated!

We begin with a choral prayer “I Hope” with prayers spoken in many languages from around the world. Take a moment to pray. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4e2XfGXTtA


TUESDAY, June 9


Tea TimeTEA TIME WITH THE MODERATOR

9pm GMT/UTC 5pm EDT

The Community Development Team welcomes special guest, MCC Moderator, Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston to Tea Time! Come share in the discussion.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328

Tea Time will now meet twice a month so we will see you again on June 23rd.

 

 

Sanctuary OnlineCheryl Meyer puts the “FUN!” in Functional – June 9

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

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:  www.SanctuaryOnline.live

Cheryl Meyer headshotHave you been wondering how to increase the creativity, effectiveness and fun of your Zoom meetings? Well around Sanctuary, Cheryl puts the “FUN” in “Functional!”

Cheryl will show us some easy tricks of the Zoom Room! She promises you’ll leave this session feeling confident – as we’ll practice changing our names, putting up fun backgrounds and using the animation tool to draw, add text, and “stamp!”

Curious? Don’t miss this “skill building” and informative session!

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room : www.SanctuaryOnline.live


THURSDAY, June 11


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 12


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

CHAPLAINS BI-WEEKLY CONNECTION CALL
3pm UTC / 11am EDT (UTC-04)

All Chaplains are welcome wherever you serve, be it in a prison, a hospital, a rehab or detox center or elsewhere. You bring a unique perspective to ministry. This time together expresses our appreciation and support.
ZOOM link: https://zoom.us/j/97515395940
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940


Anti-Racism Resources



PRIDE RESOURCES


PRIDE happens at different times around the world. It’s PRIDETIDE or PRIDE month in the USA. Whether you are celebrating Pride right now or not, please send us some of your Pride celebrations to share. We are looking for PRIDE Worship Resources and Virtual Pride Events. Please share them to [email protected]

Here are a few things to help your PRIDE celebrations.


QUEER TV


Revry modified

It’s PRIDE month in the USA.  Here’s one fun way to celebrate right where you are! FREE 1 month Revry Premium subscription with the most unapolegtically queer movies, shows, news, originals and the largest libraries of queer music and podcasts.  Use MCC’s Code C111

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


NOTEWORTHY


Liberation Theology in the AmericasLiberation Theology in the Americas – classes taught in English!

The registration is in Portuguese, if you have any difficulty registering please contact Ana Ester. You can reach her through Facebook.

Hungarian Trans SupportHungarian Trans* and Intersex Folx Need Our Support

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)


Your Input Sought


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! DO YOU HAVE RESOURCES TO SHARE OR RECOMMEND?

Send information and links to [email protected]

GOT AN ANNIVERSARY OR GOOD NEWS TO SHARE?

Send the information to [email protected]hurch.net

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SAMPLE PRIDE SERVICES INCLUDING ORIGINAL MATERIALS BY MCCers.

Send your links or copies along with permission to share to [email protected]


In Case You Missed It


Bishop Yvette Flunder & Bishop William J Barber, II Pentecost Sunday

Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, NC, and City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, CA, were together for Pentecost Sunday! Here’s the replay of that service. https://www.facebook.com/cityofrefugeucc/videos/2370876983211223/UzpfSTEyMDY3NTIxMjY6Vks6MTk5ODEyOTc5Njk4ODU0NA/?epa=SEARCH_BOX


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