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Our Founder, Rev. Elder Troy D. Perry, turns 80 today!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TROY!

We give God thanks for your life and ministry.
We pray health and happiness and much love over you today and always.

Troy has been giving to others his whole life. He and Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, who turned 70 recently, have given so much to MCC and are Still Giving. 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.

Give Now

Kedric Brown

Karli Fisher

Rev. Beulah Durrheim

Leo Rossetti and ICM Rio

Visit the Still Giving webpage to add your special birthday greeting. Read other messages and watch the videos that are still coming in. There’s also fun pictures of Troy and Nancy to see!


MONDAY, July 27


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, REV. ELDER TROY PERRY!


TUESDAY, July 28


Bible Study Series: “Half-Truths”

Tuesdays at 4:30PM EDT (GMT-4) through August 11

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard or said these words. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God won’t give you more than you can handle.
  • God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.

Join the Pastors from SunCoast MCC, Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson and Rev. Vickie Miller to explore and unpack these “half truth” phrases.
Zoom Meeting ID: 956 4008 2106 | Password: 819421


TEA TIME! 9pm GMT / 5pm EDT

Join the Community Development Team for Tea and Conversation!
Click here to join the NEW Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328


“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


BIRDING
as a Spiritual Practice
Tuesday, July 28th
5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain /
7pm Central / 8pm Eastern /
midnight UTC

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:
www.SanctuaryOnline.live

Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson has been a pastor for more than 40 years, and an active bird watcher for most of her life. It’s something that has become a spiritual practice for her and that each of us can do to relax, de-stress, and nurture our spirit!


WEDNESDAY, July 29


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/


Spiritual Transformation – Wednesdays at 7pm EDT (GMT-4)

by Joy MCC, Orlando, Florida, USA
In this five-session small group Bible study by Philip Yancey you’ll examine how to offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society. Vanishing Grace explores how Christians live in the middle of hostility and rejection today. Philip Yancey delves into the reasons for the hostility and gives us models of different, more effective ways to communicate the Good News.


White Fragility
Session 5 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, we will discuss chapter 12, what we’ve learned and where we go from here.

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


THURSDAY, July 30


The Moderator is on leave this week so will NOT be doing her weekly Prayer Time on Facebook Live.  Tune in again next week.


Bilingual Praise ServiceBILINGUAL PRAISE SERVICE 
7:00pm EDT (GMT-4)

Join Rev. Stanley from Joy MCC, Orlando, Florida, USA for Alabanza via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/827025531#success


FRIDAY, July 31


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


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.


Looking Ahead


Spiritual Nourishment

with Elder Nancy Maxwell, will now be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The next times will be August 8th and 22nd. Watch here for reminders of the date and time. “Spiritual Nourishment” is held on the MCC Council of Elders Facebook group page.


Rev. Vickey Gibbs Virtual Homecoming


Feet That Follow Staycation Bible School


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.

Singing in a Strange Land – from MCC Detroit and Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow


RAINBOW PRAISE Living Room Concert

Check out the Rainbow Praise Facebook page and watch the most recent concert which honored Rev. Vickey Gibbs and includes birthday wishes for Rev. Elder Troy Perry. https://www.facebook.com/rainbowpraise1/


NOTEWORTHY


JOB POSTING
Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge

moving into their 37th year of ministry, is currently accepting applications for a pastor. This congregation of 50+ located in the center of Baton Rouge, is seeking a pastor to lead them through the next chapter of ministry. Follow the link to learn more about the church and application process. For more information click here


David North and David YorkDavid North and David York
appear in the most recent issue of People magazine!

The story is about their Imagination Garden built with love and imagination in their backyard!


From Pike’s Peak MCC: Online Exercise Sessions

Every Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time Zone (GMT-6) and Available on YouTube Any Time

Join Diane for live exercise three days a week, or open her prerecorded 47-minute exercise session on YouTube any time at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foU8X7pW6dQ
For the live class, use this link for every occurrence: https://zoom.us/j/356607657
Or open the Zoom app and enter this meeting ID: 356 607 657.


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


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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