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The Still Giving Campaign..

continues through Rev. Elder Troy Perry’s 80th Birthday on Monday, July 27th. It launched on Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson’s 70th birthday. How blessed we are to be able to celebrate the many contributions of these two pioneers and spiritual activists.

They have given their life’s work and energy to MCC and to the founding principles of Christian Salvation, Christian Community and Christian Social Action. They are Still Giving for Love, Justice, Inclusion, Spiritual Transformation and for the Future of MCC.

Their Birthday Wish is that we would give in their honor to continue their legacy. Please give or pledge $15, $150, $1,500 or even $15,000 if you are able.

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CHURCHES SEND A BIRTHDAY PICTURE


Send Birthday Greetings from Your Church

The good folks at Founders MCC, Rev. Elder Troy Perry’s home church, ask that you send a single picture (a still, no videos please) to be included in Troy’s birthday celebrations. They ask for a picture of your church with the name of your church and “Happy Birthday Troy”. Someone could make a sign saying Happy Birthday and stand in front of the church building. Or, you talented, artistic types could add this information to an already existing picture of your church building. We know that most are not gathering in-person right now, so you might also choose to use an older picture of the congregation, adding the name and birthday greetings. Send your pictures to [email protected]


MONDAY, July 20


RAINBOW PRAISE LIVING ROOM ONLINE CONCERTRainbow Praise
TODAY, Monday, July 20th
7pm UTC / 3pm EDT (UTC-4)

We are hosting our Online Living Room Concert to uplift your spirits during this challenging time! We will honor and celebrate the life of Rev. Vickey Gibbs, as well as the birthdays of Troy Perry and Nancy Wilson. We have Marsha Stevens, Rev. William Knight, Kedric Brown, Shelly Torres-West and more! To join the concert please go to www.facebook.com/rainbowpraise1


TUESDAY, July 21


GOVERNING BOARD WEBINAR – July 21st
8:30pm UTC / 4:30pm EDT / (UTC-4)

The webinar on July 21st will be in English and the one on July 23rd will be in both Spanish and English. The Governing Board is responsible for the financial, policy and administrative aspects of MCC. Please come talk with the Governing Board. You will hear their responses to previously submitted questions and to those typed in the question box.
Connect here: mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/gbwebinar


Sanctuary Online

Tuesday, July 21

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

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:  www.SanctuaryOnline.live

Please join Cheryl Meyer for 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.

We will begin with a short synopsis of the book. So please join on Tuesday! You’ll be able to fully participate in the conversation even if you haven’t read the book or haven’t read it recently!


“Give Me That Olde Time Religion”

 7pm EDT / UTC 11pm (UTC-4)

A weekly Bible Study by MCC Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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


WEDNESDAY, July 22


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/


A Musical Tribute to Diane Hewitt“A Musical Tribute to Diane Hewitt”
MIDDAY MUSIC SERIES
4:10 UTC / 12:10 EDT (UTC-4)

Diane Hewitt served as Trinity MCC’s musical accompanist for the past 38 years. The program includes videos and recordings of Diane’s immense work through the years. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityMCC/videos/


White Fragility
Session 4 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 8,9,10 &11.

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


THURSDAY, July 23


Rev. Elder Cecilia EgglestonCHANGE OF TIME FOR THIS WEEK

6PM utc / 2PM edt (utc-4)

Pray with Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

Bring your joys, concerns, laments, and celebrations to Rev. Cecilia and one another. Meet us on Cecilia’s Facebook @Cecilia.Eggleston.50

There will be no session next week as the Moderator will be on leave.


GOVERNING BOARD WEBINAR – July 23rd
8:30pm UTC / 4:30pm EDT / (UTC-4)

The webinar on July 23rd will be in both Spanish and English. The Governing Board is responsible for the financial, policy and administrative aspects of MCC. Please come talk with the Governing Board. You will hear their responses to previously submitted questions and to those typed in the question box.
Connect here: mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/gbwebinar


FRIDAY, July 24


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


Looking Ahead


Monday, July 27th Rev. Elder Troy Perry’s 80th Birthday!


Tuesday, July 28th – Sanctuary Online

We are so excited to feature an opportunity to learn about Birding As A Spiritual Practice, led by Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson.


In Case You Missed It


Visit the STILL GIVING webpage!

  • Leave a birthday greeting for Troy and Nancy.
  • Watch the video greetings that have been posted.
  • See some fun pictures of Troy and Nancy.
  • Give or Pledge.

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.


Boston University, School of Theology – Online Learning and Spirituality Groups

These online mini-courses and spiritual reflection groups will help you, the working faith professional, create concrete, effective tools and/or ground your spiritual capacity to anchor you through the winds of change.
http://www.bu.edu/sth/academics/lifelong-learning/?fbclid=IwAR1p3XPg86BOu1Js9S1LPIPsYg88XHeNrOha3bdQxhJmzT0pj6N4aC9u0VE


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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