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HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson!

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Nancy Wilson Age 3
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Nancy Wilson Age 3

 

Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson has given her life, ministry, passion and love to MCC for most of her 70 years and she is Still Giving! Nancy’s birthday wish is that we give to MCC, in her honor, through the Still Giving Campaign. Learn more and give in thanksgiving and for our future. You can also leave Nancy a birthday wish here:
https://www.mccchurch.org/still-giving-campaign/

Please give in honor of Nancy’s birthday, today:
http://weblink.donorperfect.com/stillgiving


MONDAY, July 13


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

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


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

MCC Greater St. Louis hosts this last discussion on July 13th at 6:30 Central /7:30pm Eastern / 12:30am UTC (UTC-5)

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

Watch the mini-series on Netflix at your convenience then join in this final discussion.


TUESDAY, July 14


TEA TIME with the Community Development Team – 9pm UTC / 5pm EDT / (UTC-4_

Join the Community Development Team for Tea.
Monthly on the Second Tuesday.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328


Sanctuary Online

Tuesday, July 14

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

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:  www.SanctuaryOnline.live

ZOOM 201

Rev. Mel WhiteThis week, Mel White, minister, film maker and bestselling author of Stranger at the Gate and nearly 20 other books, will join us and be interviewed about his 2007 book, Religion Gone Bad: Hidden Dangers from the Christian Right, which has just been re-released under a new title, Six Angry Evangelicals.


“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 15


MCC Toronto (Ontario, Canada) 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
Session 3 of 5
5pm UTC / 1pm EDT (UTC-4)

Read the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. This week will discuss chapters 4,5,6,& 7.

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


THURSDAY, July 16


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


When They See Us – Film and Discussion Series – 4th Episode

Mobilizing Love Ministries hosts this last discussion on July 16th 8:00-9:30pm Eastern / midnight UTC (UTC-4).

Watch the mini-series 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


SATURDAY, July 18


“Spiritual Nourishment”
9pm UTC / 5pm EDT (UTC-4)
on the “MCC Council of Elders” Facebook page.

Please join the Council of Elders for the sixth Facebook live broadcast of “Spiritual Nourishment”. Elder Nancy Maxwell will explore the spiritual practice of Sabbath Keeping, as well as take prayer requests to the Council.

What are the ways that we, as people of God, follow the 4th Commandment, to “remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy”? Do you have specific ways you engage in Sabbath Keeping? Has the pandemic impacted your Sabbath Keeping, in positive and /or negative ways?

For those who feel comfortable, you can share your thoughts in the comment section during the broadcast. We will end our time together with prayer requests.

MCC Council of Elders FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/110506976310805/


“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.
Please register by either:
Using this link to access the Google Form, or:
Contacting by email at [email protected]


Looking Ahead


GOVERNING BOARD WEBINARS – July 21st and 23rd

July 21st will be in English and July 23rd will be in Spanish and English.

The Governing Board is responsible for the financial, policy and administrative aspects of MCC.

If you have any questions about their work, please submit your questions by Friday, July 17th to Rev. Diane Fisher: [email protected]


RAINBOW PRAISE LIVING ROOM CONCERTRainbow Praise

Monday, July 20 – 6:30PM UTC / 2:30pm / EDT / 11:30am Pacific (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81667002568


Next Week at Sanctuary Online

We are excited to announce our first Book Club discussion!
On July 21st, Sanctuary Online will host a discussion of the novel The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd.
The book is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, by the author of ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’
Set in the early 19th Century, ‘The Invention of Wings’ is the riveting story of a quest for freedom told from the back and forth perspectives of Handful, a slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the slave owner.
If you’d like to read more about it or buy it to read before the discussion, you can find it on Amazon: The Invention of Wings

In Case You Missed It


Three Moderators Chat

On the anniversary of Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston’s first year as Moderator, she chats with Rev. Elder Troy Perry and Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson about their first year experiences as Moderator!

NOTEWORTHY


Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change

Check out this opportunity from the Pacific School of Religion! Exclusively online for the fall of 2020. Register by August 1st.
https://go.psr.today/programs/social-change/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=image&utm_campaign=cssc-acq&utm_content=megaphone&utm_term=change-makers&fbclid=IwAR1Q3pSlun2g6IrzY43wOFGKzClk7PJ62u5Z2uzj3x1OWEM_M3SAbaDZr-s


Earlham School of Religion 3-Day Online Leadership Conference

Keynote Presenter: Georgette I. Mulunda Ledgister, Ph.D.

This event will focus on navigating the fears that leaders encounter, and fostering networks of meaningful connections and mutuality as a foundation for healthy leadership. Participants will be equipped to:
1. Identify and-engage the fears, and resulting uncertainties that hinder effective leadership;
2. Forge meaningful and intergenerational relationships with one another, and
3. Model leadership that fears less and connects courageously in the midst of uncertainty and in the face of difference.

Dr. Georgette “Jojo” Ledgister serves as the Executive Director of Fearless Dialogues, an organization that spe­cializes in creating unique spaces in which unlikely partners gather to dia­logue about difficult subjects.

https://esr.earlham.edu/leadership-conference-2020
Friday, July 31st – 2:00 – 3:30 pm (All times listed are EDT / (UTC-4)
Saturday, August 1st – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Sunday, August 2nd – 2:00 – 3:30 pm
$25 Registration Fee

Register here.


Questions About the Still Giving Campaign?

Do you have a question about the Still Giving Campaign or how the funds will be used?

Contact Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos, who is our Team Lead for Resource Development, Fundraising Development and Assessments Co-ordinator. [email protected]


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