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HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS & NEWS


MCC Polity with Rev. Terri Echelbarger

MCC History and Polity Class

This will be held from Tuesday Sept 14th through Saturday October 2nd.Registration is now open. This course will consider the history, structure, and governance of Metropolitan Community Churches. It is open to laity as well as being a required class for clergy candidates.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcc-history-polity-2021-tickets-166800455653

Disability Concerns Kinship Group

This Kinship gathering, originally scheduled to happen in August, is being rescheduled. The new date and time is to be determined.


Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th (USA)

This USA celebration of the history and culture of Latinx and Hispanic communities begins on September 15th, rather than the first of the month, because it is the anniversary of the independence of 5 Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.


USA Board of Pensions

now accepts payments via PayPal! You no longer have to mail a check if you prefer to pay online. All you need to do now is email your quarterly form to [email protected], and then simply visit the UFMCC website, click the link “Pay Board of Pensions” in the top right corner, and follow the on-screen instructions! We hope this helps all our churches function more smoothly!  Web link:  https://www.mccchurch.org/make-bop-payments/


Coming Up

Tuesday, August 17th


Cup of tea with lemonTEA TIME with the Community Development Team

5pm EDT / 9pm GMT
Join us via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/248584328?pwd=NmRackdTN1luZ2kreHNISFJMWC9TZz09
Meeting ID: 248 584 328 Password: 469464


Thursday, August 19th


Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston headshotPrayer Time with the Moderator
most Thursdays
at 5:15pm EDT / 9:15pm GMT

https://www.facebook.com/RevElderCeciliaEggleston

Join the Moderator for a time of reflection and prayer on Facebook Live.


Saturday, August 21st


First Nations/Indigenous Peoples Kinship Gathering

11am EDT / 8am PDT / 12pm BRT / 5pm SAST / 3pm GMT
Sydney, Australia – Sunday, August 22nd, 1am AEST
This is a gathering for those who identify as First Nations / Indigenous People / Native American to facilitate connection and foster visibility within MCC/ICM.
We are grateful to our allies and encourage you to advocate the availability of this group.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/9636681482 Meeting ID: 963 668 1482


Tuesday, August 24th


SanctuaryOnline Summer Schedule

Second and Fourth Tuesdays at 8pm EDT / midnight GMT
August: 10th and 24th
www.sanctuaryonline.live


Friday, August 27th


EUROPEAN NETWORK GATHERING in Helsinki, FInland! 27-29 August, 2021

Have a wonderful, spirit-filled, COVID-safe gathering! MCC around the world joins you in Spirit and in prayer.


ChaplainsChaplain Connection

10am EDT / 2pm GMT

Questions? Contact Rev. Cathy Alexander at [email protected].
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97515395940?pwd=czlLTFlSSDdpYTJkcmhZZ0RQS0EvUT09
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940
Passcode: 890406


Saturday, August 28th


MCC / ICM Latin America Bilingual Online Worship Service

ICM Latin America offers a monthly online bilingual worship service with special guest speakers. The music and message are translated from Spanish into English. This is a wonderful way to connect with one another across cultures and locations.
Worship starts at:
5 PM EDT – 9PM GMT
6 PM from Mexico and Colombia,
7 PM from Cuba, Venezuela, Chile and Puerto Rico,
8 PM from Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
As usual, everyone is invited.
https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328 Password: 469464


Monday, August 30th


ChaplainsChaplain Connection

5pm EDT / 9pm GMT

Questions? Contact Rev. Cathy Alexander at [email protected]
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97515395940?pwd=czlLTFlSSDdpYTJkcmhZZ0RQS0EvUT09
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940
Passcode: 890406


Friday, September 3rd


ICM Brasil

ICM Brasil Virtual National Retreat – September 3 – 5, 2021

Registration and information are available at [email protected]
Have a great retreat ICM Brasil! We look forward to hearing great things from your time together.


Monday, September 6th


It’s Labour Day in Canada and the USA

Many of our MCC Staff will be off work on this day and will be back in touch upon their return.
While Canada and the USA celebrate Labour Day on the first Monday in September, approximately 80 countries celebrate International Workers Day on May 1st.


Saturday, September 11th


Kinship - connection - visibility - celebration - diversityMental Health Visibility Kinship Gathering

If you identify as a person living with a mental health challenge then this group is for you. The MCC Diversity and Inclusivity Kinship groups are to facilitate connection, foster visibility and promote the diverse social and cultural groups within the denomination. We are grateful to our allies and encourage you to advocate the availability of these groups.
11am EDT / 8am PDT / 12pm BRT / 5pm SAST / 3pm GMT
Sydney, Australia – Sunday, September 12th, 1am AEST
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/9636681482 Meeting ID: 963 668 1482


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Sharing the Journey
English Virtual Community

Saturday, September 11
11am EDT / 10am CDT / 8am PDT /
3pm GMT
If you speak English and are looking to create and build relationships with
others, you are invited to attend. These gatherings offer you the freedom to talk about spiritual topics in a safe and sacred environment.

Email [email protected] for the ZOOM link.


Thursday, September 16th


Diez y Seis de Septiembre – Mexico’s Independence Day

This National holiday, Deiz y Seis de Septiembre – the 16th of September – marks the day in 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest known as Father Hidalgo, made the first cry for independence. Taking up the banner of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he rang the church bell and called people to arms which began the Mexican War for Independence. Each year on 16-September, the same bell Hildalgo used rings out, now from the Presidential Palace in Mexico City. Happy Independence Day to our ICM siblings in Mexico!


RESOURCES


“What Now?” Webinar Video

This is the recording of the plenary sections of this webinar. The breakout groups were not recorded. Hear how some pastors and churches are dealing with the current COVID pandemic. https://youtu.be/aHb6GHlQfFY

Resource Bank

Remember to visit the Resource Bank folder for tools, tips and more dealing with Hybrid Church, COVID and Church, the Regathered Community, in addition to seasonal and general Worship resources. We continue to add to this “bank” of resources often.

Share Your Resources

If you have a sermon series, original song, liturgical piece (communion celebration, call to worship, etc.), or a programming / fundraising idea that you are willing to share, please send them to [email protected].

Thriving in Ministry

USA Clergy, learn more about this program and its support for new and seasoned clergy. There are programs for mentoring, respite care, and more. Contact [email protected] for more information.


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