Let’s Dream Together
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.
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)
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.
Dear Pastors & Board Members,
We know that this is a busy time of year for you, as you prepare for your annual congregational meetings and changes to board members. In order to help us, help you, we’d greatly appreciate it if you could send us an email (after your congregational meeting) and update us on your current board members & lay delegate(s).
We need to know Full Name, Board Position & Contact Details (email & phone) & the same for Lay Delegate(s) please; it will also help us greatly if you could confirm who has left the board, so that we can update our records.
MONDAY, November 9
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 10
Join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 248 584 328 Passcode: 469464
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
www.sanctuaryonline.live 8pm EST (UTC-5) / 7pm CST / 1am GMT
WEDNESDAY, November 11
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
It’s a common misperception that the Christian life is all about avoiding messes and staying out of trouble. But it turns out that your messes and the messy people you meet along the way may actually be your greatest opportunity to know God. In this 4-session DVD study, Andy reminds us that following Jesus isn’t about avoiding something; it’s about becoming something. Joy MCC, Orlando, Florida, USA.
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/812716810#success
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 12
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.
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]
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, November 13
FRIDAY NOON YOUR TIME – PRAY for Pastors, Pastoral Leaders, Boards, Lay Leaders and all MCC Chaplains.
SATURDAY, November 14
Announcing the Spanish Virtual Gathering! This gathering is open to people who speak Spanish and will be conducted in Spanish. If you are without a church or even involved in a church and looking to build relationships with other Spanish speaking people, this group is for you.
To register for the ZOOM link, please go to Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sin-fronteras-noviembre-14-tickets-127946366025
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
Elder Nancy Maxwell will explore the spiritual practice of working with a spiritual director, as well as take prayer requests to the Council of Elders. Spiritual direction can be traced to the 1500s, when it was developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the lay leader who founded the Jesuits. Spiritual direction involves meeting with a spiritual director, who has been trained to notice the work of the Holy in one’s life—in other words, spiritual directors “direct” their attention, noticing the possible stirrings of the Spirit at work.
SUNDAY, November 15
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.
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.
Please join us in helping the world to hear these three simple, yet powerful, words from MCC….We’re Seeking You!
are now available for MCC Worship Teams, Pastors, Musicians and shared educational opportunities.
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.
Clergy License Renewal Time
Early Bird Deadline December 1st
Join the Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton four a free, online 4-week study this Advent exploring how the Gospels approach the nativity story:
- November 30 — According to Matthew: Joseph’s Dilemma, Magi’s Gifts, and Herod’s Inhumanity
- December 7 — According to Luke: Small Child in a Big World
- December 14 — According to John: Word Made Flesh
- December 21 — Love Came Down — The YBS Christmas Episode
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