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COUNCIL OF ELDERS OPENINGS

The Council of Elders are nearing the end of their appointed terms. This is notice of an email that will be coming soon outlining the process for the selection of Elders in MCC. It will contain information on the responsibilities, expectations, requirements and application process. Please begin to pray with us over this process and those who may be called to serve as Elder.


COVID-19

Numbers of infections and deaths continue to rise around the world. Please be aware of the rates in your area. Take all the recommended precautions to care for yourself and your congregation. MCC Staff are available to support you and resource you during these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Christmas ResourcesAdvent and Christmas Resources

are now available for MCC Worship Teams, Pastors, Musicians and shared educational opportunities.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZoSTdwu29GOTht1U3mE-ZQKXULr8Kz-M


MONDAY, November 2


An Evening of Prayer for the United States of America
7pm EST/ 6pm CST/ 5pm MST/ 4pm PST/ midnight GMT

King of Peace MCC (St. Petersburg, Florida, USA) and MCC Tampa (Florida, USA) invite you to a virtual evening of prayer for the nation, a non-partisan event to hold the country in prayer on the eve of the elections. You can join in on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KingofPeaceMCC If you’d like to join on Zoom, register here: https://tinyurl.com/EOPFTN


Christians & Cocktails – 6pm EDT / 10pm GMT

Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins & panel go deep, but with humor and holy irreverence, into every theological question you can think of, and you even get to chime in!
Facebook.com/SunshineCathedral (Florida, USA)


MCC Richmond’s Centering Community (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Mondays @ 10pm 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, November 3


Prayer Service – 6.15 pm GMT / 2:15pm EDT

Praying for the needs of our Community and our World with Inclusive Community Church, Bournemouth, England.
Join us on Zoom – Meeting ID: 795 3355 1910 – Password: 294574


Sanctuary Online

November Events Sanctuary


WEDNESDAY, November 4


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/


Share in the Chair 6pm EDT / 10pm GMT

Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins of Sunshine Cathedral (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) interviews a different religious leader each week on Facebook.com/SunshineCathedral


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, November 5


Midday Worship Noon EDT / 4pm GMT

Rotating clergy from Sunshine Cathedral (fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) lead this midday worship experience with prayer, scripture and homily.

Click Here


Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston headshotPrayer Time with the Moderator
5pm EST / 10pm GMT

Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston will begin a series based on Joyce Rupp’s book “The Cup of Our Life.” You are asked to have a candle and a cup or mug with you for this study and prayer time starting Thursday, November 5th. Join her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/cecilia.eggleston.50


A COURSE IN MIRACLES

via Zoom – Thursdays at 6:30pm EDT / 10:30pm GMT Contact Rev. Margarita Rodriguez at [email protected] (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)


The Unveiling, a study of the Book of Revelation

Thursday evenings at 7:00PM EDT/ 11 PM GMT via Zoom starting September 10th. The study is 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]


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


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:
https://www.stjohnsmcc.org/freed-from-guilt.html
From St. John’s MCC, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.


Theology on Tap – 7:30pm EST / 6:30pm CST / 12:30am GMT Friday

Grab your favorite beverage and some snack type foods for an evening of good discussion about our faith and what our faith has been speaking to us during this time of pandemic. Milwaukee MCC, Wisconsin, USA
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86055363676
Meeting ID: 860 5536 3676


FRIDAY, November 6


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


SATURDAY, November 7


Queer Leadership; The Jesus Model
10:00AM until 12:30PM EST (UTC-5) / 3pm GMT

Imago Dei MCC (Pennsylvania, USA) will be offering a virtual Leadership Training via Zoom. This workshop is designed to inform those who are called to serve as leaders in the local church of some of the unusual approaches to leadership that Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels If you would like to be part of the workshop please register contact [email protected] by November 5th.


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


SUNDAY, November 8


MCC’s around the world are streaming LIVE on Facebook and YouTube as well as on ZOOM and other platforms. Once you have attended your virtual or in-person gathering, check out an MCC in another part of the world. You can search on Facebook or YouTube for MCC or ICM or spell out the name fully. Also on Facebook, you can check the MCC Clergy and Lay Leaders Group or MCC Family Tree where many MCC services are shared and archived.


Featured Weekly Calendar


Here’s another example of what one church is doing Online. Let it inspire your planning or share some of these events and join in!


Online This Week @ Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

MCCLV’s Music & Message
Tuesday, November 3 @ 7pm EST / midnight GMT
Give God glory and praise via song and proclamation. View on the church’s Facebook livestream every Tuesday at 7pm: http://www.facebook.com/MCCLehigh

Mid-Day Break with Ray Joseph
Wednesday, November 4 @ 12:30pm EST /5:30pm GMT
Join Ray Joseph for an informative and fun Mid-Day break via the church’s Facebook livestream every Wednesday at 12:30pm: http://www.facebook.com/MCCLehigh

Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, November 4 @ 7pm EST / midnight GMT
This week, MCCLV’s Bible Study takes a closer look at Paul’s First Letter to the Church in Corinth. Join in Bible Study every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85788173520 Meeting ID: 857 8817 3520

Thriving on Thursday
Thursday, November 5 @ 7pm EST / midnight GMT
Thrive with MCCLV via the church’s Facebook livestream every Thursday at 7pm: http://www.facebook.com/MCCLehigh

Adult Spiritual Formation
Sunday, November 8 @ 10am EST / 3pm GMT
Join MCCLV’s Adult Spiritual Formation class on Zoom every Sunday at 10am. To attend the class, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85112503116 Meeting ID: 851 1250 3116

Inspirational Worship
Sunday, November 8 @ 11:30am EST / 4:30 GMT
MCCLV’s Sunday Worship Service at 11:30am via Facebook livestream: http://www.facebook.com/MCCLehigh


UPCOMING


Get Involved: Let’s Dream Together!

Commission on GC Dream Sessions

Help us dream of what General Conference can be by signing up for a focus-group style Dream Session.

You are invited to participate in our first opportunity for feedback as we begin wrestling with the purpose of General Conference. The General Conference Commission will be relying on gathering ideas, comments, and thoughts from our global community!

In each Dream Session, we will meet in small breakout groups to discuss the purpose, meaning, and big questions we need to ask when it comes to gathering.

Select a Dream Session that fits your schedule and language.

Sign Up Here

Dream Session Times:

Note: Primary language is the first listed
All sessions will be 90 minutes

Wednesday 11 November: English, Tagalog
6:30pm AEDT / 7:30am GMT / 2:30am EST

Tuesday 17 November: English, Spanish
8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST / 1:00am GMT (Wednesday)

Thursday 19 November: Spanish, English
8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST / 1:00am GMT (Wednesday)

Friday 20 November: English, German (others upon request)
7:00pm CET / 6:00pm GMT / 1:00pm EST

Saturday 21 November: Portuguese, English
7:00pm BRT / 10:00pm GMT / 5:00pm EST

Monday 23 November: English, Spanish
10:00pm EST / 7:00pm PST / 3:00am GMT (Wednesday)

Sign Up Here

Tired of Surveys? Help us dream of what General Conference can be by signing up for a focus-group style Dream Session.


December Events


NOTEWORTHY


We're Seeking You

Click on the link below to visit a landing page designed exclusively for you. It is your unique starting point to explore the “We’re Seeking You!” website and it contains all the information and links you may need.

https://visitmccchurch.com/announcement/

Please join us in helping the world to hear these three simple, yet powerful, words from MCC….We’re Seeking You!


Sentieri – Gruppo Spirituale (Footpaths Spiritual Group)

Do you speak Italian? Would you like to connect with others who speak Italian in virtual space? This is NOT church. It is a place to talk, share and build friendships. It is being led by our MCC pastor in Italy. For the Zoom link and time, email [email protected] Join in prayer for this new outreach and connection.


Spirit & Truth Sunshine Cathedral’s daily prayer guide is available online.
https://sunshinecathedral.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/OctST2.pdf


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

Go to the 2021 Clergy License page for detailed instructions and forms to submit. Instructions may differ by country. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]


MCC JOBS

Have a job opening to post? Let us help CONNECT you!
Email [email protected]
Check out the current listings.
https://www.mccchurch.org/category/mcc-jobs/


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