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Happy Anniversary ModeratorHAPPY ANNIVERSARY AS MODERATOR!

On July 5th, 2019, Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston was installed as Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches. Congratulations on this first year of your service as Moderator! Who knew that you would be faced with the additional challenges brought on by a global health pandemic?

MCC thanks you for your service and leadership. We pray for your physical and spiritual well-being. We pray for your spouse, Orgena, and for your happiness together. We pray for God to guide you and MCC into our future.


MONDAY, July 6


Why the Separation of Church and State (USA) is Good for the State (and Especially Good for the Church)

A Conversation with Congresswoman Susan Wild – Monday, July 6, 7pm EDT (UTC-4)

Learn more about the Establishment & Free Exercise clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

A Community Forum hosted by MCC of the Lehigh Valley www.mcclv.org Forum via Zoom

Zoom ID 825 9066 9568


When They See Us – Film and Discussion Series – Episode 2

MCC Greater St. Louis will host discussions on Mondays, June 22nd- July 13th at 7:30 Central /8:30pm Eastern / 12:30am UTC (UTC-5)

http://www.mccgsl.org/program-list/2020/6/22/when-they-see-us

Watch the 3rd episode on Netflix at your convenience then join in the discussion.


TUESDAY, July 7


Sanctuary OnlineTuesday, July 7

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

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:  www.SanctuaryOnline.live

ZOOM 201

How many of us are now attending or leading events online that we used to do in person? Maybe it’s teaching a class. Maybe it’s hosting a book club or even playing cards or Bingo! With the reopening after COVID on pause or even being reversed in some areas, our online events continue to be vital for maintaining social connection while physical distancing.

Many of us are defying the adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” So in that spirit, Jo Bell will continue the fun we all had in Zoom 101. In this week’s Zoom 201, we will learn how to host events. If you are already participating in or teaching a class or leading discussions, you won’t want to miss this week!


“Give Me That Olde Time Religion”

Starting on July 7 at 7pm EDT / UTC 11pm (UTC-4) on ZOOM. A New Bible Study by MCC Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

To join the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84458664477?pwd=MlU1OVdBZmVsS3lTMi8vTGhiRDNMdz09
Meeting ID: 844 5866 4477 Password: 939641


WEDNESDAY, July 8


MCC Toronto invites you to a 15 minute time of reflection on Facebook Live each Wednesday at noon Eastern, UTC 4pm (UTC-04).

Rev. Jeff Rock and Rev. Deana Dudley share inspiring reflections, scriptures and prayers to support us through these difficult times.

MCC Toronto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MCCToronto/


Music Heals All”
MIDDAY MUSIC SERIES
4:10 UTC / 12:10 EDT (UTC-4)

Corona Concert / Musical Mashup – Music and Dance from around the world to get us through the summer shutdown.  Trinity MCC in Sarasota, Florida, USA invites you to this series. “Music Heals All” is a 20-minute pre-recorded “live” video from local and national artists. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityMCC/videos/


White Fragility Book Study

Register now:  http://bit.ly/RacismandMe


THURSDAY, July 9


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


When They See Us – Film and Discussion Series

Mobilizing Love Ministries will host discussions on Thursdays June 25th – July 16th 8:00-9:30pm Eastern / midnight UTC (UTC-4).

Watch the 3rd episode on Netflix at your convenience then join the discussion.

Pre-register and receive an email with the login information. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdO2hrzsuEtAToVJyEXy-IaBoRDuAOHhN


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


SATURDAY, July 11


What are you doing for self-care? Physically? Emotionally? Intellectually? Relationally? Spiritually? Take time today to think about it or to take care!


Looking Ahead


CHAPLAINS CALL – MONDAY 9pm UTC / 5pm EDT (UTC-4)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97515395940
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940


GOVERNING BOARD WEBINARS – July 21st and 23rd

Please submit your questions in advance to Rev. Diane Fisher: [email protected]


“Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way Churches View Racism”

July 18th 11-4pm Mountain Time/ 1- 6pm EDT / 5-10pm UTC

Pike’s Peak MCC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, is a cosponsor of this online workshop with Drew G.I. Hart, theology professor, activist and author.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85271652100


In Case You Missed It


Global Memorial Service Replays

Below are links to all 7 of the virtual Memorial services that took us around the world of MCC. Thank you Council of Elders for leading this effort! Thank you to staff member, Mike Haase, for all of his technical support in making this happen!

NOTEWORTHY


Congratulations Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner – listed as #61 of New York City and State 2020 PRIDE Power 100!

Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner is the Senior Pastor, Metropolitan Community Church of New York.

From her post at Hell’s Kitchen’s Metropolitan Community Church of New York, Pat Bumgardner has long been a vocal LGBTQ advocate of faith. She was among the chorus of LGBTQ faith leaders who helped evict Samaritan’s Purse – an anti-LGBTQ “Christian disaster relief” organization accused of proselytizing COVID-19 patients – from Central Park. Bumgardner is founder of The Sylvia Rivera Memorial Food Pantry and Sylvia’s Place, a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth.
https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/power-list/power-100/2020-pride-power-100-51-100.html?fbclid=IwAR17a3d5cxu_60G39RtLXnXiQ519_zvfp07S0NclbFpaDQDZu130uElXs9A


Assessment Questions

Do you have a question about your assessments? Payments? Agreements? Your staff member Marina Laws is happy to talk with you about assessments! [email protected]


UK – LGBT Groups Call for Gender Law Reform

Trans* folx in the UK face similar backlash and rollback of protections as the USA has seen. Learn more here. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53101071


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