October 6, 1968 – The First Service
Happy Anniversary Metropolitan Community Churches
Celebrate all month!
THANK YOU Rev. Elder Troy Perry for saying YES to God! Thank you for the gift of MCC in our lives. Thank you to every lay leader, pastor, and to every person who gave of their tithes, offerings and talents for the establishment of MCC’s around the world.
How do you complete this sentence? I am thankful for MCC because…
You may give a gift in honor of our Anniversary through your local church or directly HERE.
MONDAY, October 5
MCC Richmond’s Centering Community (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Mondays @ 11pm GMT / 6pm EDT (UTC-4)
A time of shared meditation and mindfulness practice open to all. No previous experience necessary … come just as you are!
Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7891407100?pwd=Z0p1NGIrNnNHOGtWL1I3V0xMZDBQdz09.
Meeting ID: 789 140 7100 Password: 953527
TUESDAY, October 6
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MCC!
The Passionate Jesus – Tuesdays at 10pm GMT / 6pm EDT
Join Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson and Rev. Vickie Miller in a discussion. We will explore Jesus in more depth as an engaged and emotional person who inspires us to live a more holy and wholly integrated life. The class is based on the book by Rev. Peter Wallace (book is not required).
Zoom ID: 837 3122 2578 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83731222578#success
“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
For individuals wishing to contribute and for organizations looking to benefit from generosity!
Tuesday, October 6 – 5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern / midnight UTC
Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:
WEDNESDAY, October 7
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/
MCC of the Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA)
Teach It, Then Preach It
series with MCC Baltimore (Maryland, USA)
“Bread of Life: Spiritual Feeding Through the Parables.” The Bible Study on the parable will be on Wednesdays at 7pm EST (UTC-4),
then the sermon on the parable will be shared on the following Sunday during our Worship Encounter at 10am EST (UTC-4).
Both will be available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mcc.baltimore
THURSDAY, October 8
Prayer 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 page every Thursday at 9PM GMT (5PM EDT/ BST 10PM) @Cecilia.Eggleston.50
The Unveiling, a study of the Book of Revelation
Thursday evenings at 7:00PM EDT via Zoom starting September 10th. The study will be facilitated by Pastor Dexter Brecht and Terry White from Imago Dei MCC (USA) For more information and the links to join, please email [email protected]
MCC Richmond’s Bi+ Discussion Group
On Zoom every other Thursday @ 7pm EDT / 11pm GMT
To join Zoom meetings or for more information about upcoming events please email [email protected]
- We are a confidential support and discussion group.
- We are especially welcoming to those identifying as pansexual, omnisexual, polysexual, bicurious, attracted to more than one gender, or those who just don’t like labels.
- We care about providing time for free-talk and personal support, but also enjoy focused topic discussions.
Freed from Guilt…Freed from Shame
Overcoming Bible Abuse About Homosexuality
Including verses directed against the Transgender Community
Every Thursday through November 19th
11pm GMT / 7pm EDT (UTC-4)
For more details and to register, click here:
From St. John’s MCC, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
FRIDAY, October 9
FRIDAY NOON YOUR TIME – PRAY for Pastors, Pastoral Leaders, Boards, Lay Leaders and all MCC Chaplains.
SATURDAY, October 10
Taize Meditation Prayer – 10am MDT/ noon EDT / 4pm GMT
Pike’s Peak MCC (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) invites you to join Greg & Candy Mulkey (friends of the congregation) for 30 minutes of simple chant-like meditative/prayer songs from the monastic community in Taizé, France.
On Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/taizecommonunion
Spiritual Nourishment – 9pm GMT / 5pm EDT (UTC-04)
Council of Elders Facebook Group
Elder Nancy Maxwell will explore the spiritual practice of gratitude, as well as take prayer requests to the Council. Practicing gratitude is one of the foundational spiritual practices of Christianity, as well as all religious traditions. Not only is practicing gratitude important as an expression of faith, but its mental health benefits have been supported by scientific research. You are invited to share your experiences and prayer requests as you feel comfortable.
SUNDAY, October 11
There are virtual Worship Services happening in MCC’s all around the world! You can browse Facebook for notices or live streams of many services. You are encouraged to visit an MCC worship service in another part of the world. Choose a time zone that does not conflict with your home church service. Even if it is in a language you don’t understand, we can understand the essence of prayer, praise, preaching and communion.
The Disciple’s Role in Social Activism
The objective of this series is to explore and discuss the role of Christians in the fight against systemic racism and poverty. The four-week study will explore four broad categories of oppression against people of color and people who are poor. Both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian scriptures have prominent themes woven throughout that explicitly testify to God’s justice for the oppressed, the poor and foreigner.
The classes will be facilitated by Lisa Noriega, Lisa Engle and other MCC of the Lehigh Valley (USA) Action Team Members. All are welcome.
Mark your calendars for 10am EDT / 2pm GMT on October 11, 18 & 25
via Zoom ID 851 1250 3116
This is not a traditional worship service, rather a simple time of prayer.
Here is the link to connect to the zoom room https://tinyurl.com/ShortandSimpleService
This gathering meets at 8pm New Zealand time which is 8am UTC (+12).
Here is a time zone converter to check the time in your area!
SunCoast MCC is excited to announce a six-week virtual class to learn a song in sign language that will be featured during a November Sunday Service. More details coming soon.
Zoom ID: 917 2672 6707 | Passcode: suncoast
Pastor Appreciation Month
Many places observe October as Pastor Appreciation Month. During COVID-19, our Pastors have worked extra hard to keep us safe, cared for and connected. Many Pastors have worked long hours alongside volunteers (and some alone) learning to adapt worship to a virtual environment. This is an opportunity to express your gratitude and say thanks. Send your Pastor a card or a gift. There are many ways to show a little love and appreciation to your Pastor(s). Think about how your church and how YOU might honor your Pastor(s) this October.
Clergy License Renewal Time
Early Bird Deadline December 1st
Resources for Advent/Christmas coming soon!
Our 2020 theme “Christmas Hope in a World of Challenges.”
Conducting Congregational Meetings during COVID-19
Video Replay – https://youtu.be/adCcfIl4Dg0
This MCC Webinar shared guidance on options, planning and conducting Congregational Meetings during this time of COVID-19 when most of our churches are not meeting in-person. Here are two resources for you.
(Updated: 25 August 2020)
(Updated: 25 August 2020)
Workshop Series on Prophetic Preaching
Join Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis and great activists/scholars/preachers like Karoline M. Lewis, Rebecca Voelkel, and Curtiss Paul DeYoung. Workshops will be held via Zoom from September – May on the fourth Thursday of the month at 3pm EDT (UTC-4)/ 7pm GMT
For more information and to register: https://www.justiceconnectionconsulting.com/
Northeastern Seminary Free Mini-Courses
Consider “Reading Luke in a Polarized World.” How can the church become a witness to truth and an agent of God’s transforming power in a polarized world?
Yale Divinity School
Video and Small Group Bible Study Resources
Free video resources and study outlines. Register to participate in online discussions.
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.
The [email protected] Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
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