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REMINDERS


Annual Report Forms are now available.

The deadline is 12 November 2021

The 2020/2021 Annual Report is an invitation to share the story of your ministry with UFMCC. We have worked to make the report personal, with more focus on the people and stories behind the statistics. Of course, there is some statistical information needed, but this year you will also find space to share stories with us. If your church or primary contact person did not receive the Annual Report email with the instructions and form, please let us know at [email protected]. If you have questions about the Annual Report, please contact [email protected].


Annual Clergy License Renewal

No matter where you are located, you are encouraged to renew during the October 1st through November 30th timeframe. Clergy, remember that 2 contact hours of your CEU’s must focus on anti-racism, anti-oppression, or anti-colonialism.

Treasurers, if your church pays for or reimburses your pastor(s) clergy license expense, please note the rates and timelines for this year and also include this in next year’s budget.

For clergy under the US/Canada protocol, the early bird renewals will be from Oct 1st through November 30th, 2021. The early bird rate will be $175 USD.
The regular rate license renewal is from December 1st through February 28th 2022 and the new rate will be $325. If licenses are not renewed by this final date, the person will have resigned their credentials.

Please be in touch with the Vocational Leadership Coordinator Rev. Cathy Alexander if you need assistance or have questions. She may be reached at [email protected].

 


NOVEMBER


WATCH FOR TIME CHANGES!

Be sure of your time zone conversions.

Many countries do not observe daylight saving time. For others, this is a time when the part of the world moves their clocks ahead while others move back. It can be a confusing time when doing time zone conversions.

Australia changed their clocks on October 3rd and New Zealand changed on September 26th!
The USA (except for Arizona and Hawaii), Cuba, and most of Canada change their clocks on November 7th.
Finland, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom change on October 31st.
Most of Mexico change their clocks on October 31st, however the western states change on November 7th and there are two states that do not observe Daylight Saving Time.


Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month (USA)


Weekly Events


TUESDAYS

Sanctuary Online in October
Human Sexuality and the Bible with Rev. Elder Ken Martin

5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern / midnight GMT

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:   www.SanctuaryOnline.live

Sanctuary Live event details


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.


AlabanzaTHURSDAYS
Bilingual Praise Gathering

sponsored by Joy MCC, Orlando, Florida, USA
7pm EDT / 11pm GMT

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/827025531


Monday, 1st November


All Souls / All Saints Day
Dia de los Muertos
All Saints

DONATE HERE: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E252133&id=10


Rev. Elder Dr Nancy WilsonA Night with Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Monday, November 1st
(This is CORRECTED from our last issue.)
7pm EST / midnight GMT
Live Stream Channel:
https://video.ibm.com/channel/zvnNUEtUJvy
Rev. Nancy will share several of her stories from throughout her career. Her stories will include topics about the 1980 Refugee Crisis, Pope & President Encounters and her experiences with Prisoners.
Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson served as the head of the global denomination from 2005-2016. Join in and learn from her vast life experiences.


1-5 November


Courageous Economy
How do you plan to fund your ministry in the future?

It’s time to rethink everything. As we live in an ongoing pandemic reality, the financial sustainability of our congregations, clergy and religious institutions is an interesting challenge. It can feel overwhelming. Yet if we can harness a new imagination, we may be coming into one of the most exciting times to be in ministry. The Courageous Economy Online Summit will explore how we get to a more sustainable and equitable future. Through interviews with influential North American faith, non-profit and business leaders, the Courageous Economy Online Summit will equip you with the audacity, connections, and practical advice to be active leaders in manifesting God’s economy.
Join this free online conference on November 1-5, 2021.
Register Here: https://www.faithlead.org/p/courageouseconomy


Wednesday 3 November


Rev. Elder Troy Perry conversation
An Intergenerational Conversation with Troy Perry and Matthias Roberts –

Wednesday November 3, 2021 at 2pm EDT / 1pm CDT / 11am PDT
Register at https://bit.ly/lgbtqranQOR
Join us to honor the decades of courageous work of The Rev. Elder Troy Perry in an intergenerational conversation with Matthias Roberts.


Saturday 6 November


Welcoming the StrangerWelcoming the Stranger: Immigration and Faith Communities

6th November 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm EDT /1:30-4:30pm GMT
Join Yale Divinity School, Center for Continuing Education online to look at the role of faith in caring for the strangers in our midst, from the Bible’s instructions to current day laws. Find more information and registration for this free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcoming-the-stranger-immigration-and-faith-communities-tickets-168115270299?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=86af0acb8c&mc_cid=176998ec5d


Sharing the Journey

11am EDT / 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 matters in a safe environment while making connections. Email:
[email protected] for the ZOOM link.


Tuesday 9 November


USA Board of Pensions Webinar

November 9, 2021, at 5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific.
You are invited to learn more about the Board of Pensions (USA) and the plan as well as ask your questions. An email has been sent to US Clergy about changes to the plan.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7973087635
Meeting ID: 797 308 7635
One tap mobile: 16465588656, 7973087635# US


Nov. 9th – Prepare for Giving Tuesday (which is Nov. 30th)
The Top 10 Things That Will Improve Giving Tuesday Results
5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern

Sanctuary’s Zoom Room: www.SanctuaryOnline.live
What if you had a list of simple things you can do to move the needle on your organization’s results? Join Barb Crabtree for an hour that will give you some concrete steps that will help you on your journey to success!

Ten Steps to Improve Results
Overcoming Donor Fatigue
Effective Social Media Posts


Saturday 13 November


Kinship - connection - visibility - celebration - diversityVeteran’s Kinship Group

If you are a Veteran, you are invited to meet with our Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinators and other veterans in MCC.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/9636681482
Meeting ID: 963 668 1482
Dial in? Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/achjC8TEle


Sharing tMCC Virtual Spiritual Groupshe Journey

11am EDT / 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 matters in a safe environment while making connections. Email:
[email protected] for the ZOOM link.


Tuesday 16 November


Cup of tea with lemonTEA TIME with the ELDERS

5pm EST/ 2pm PST/ 10pm GMT

Join us via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328 Password: 469464


Saturday 20 November


MCC Virtual Spiritual GroupsSin Fronteras Comunidad Espiritual ICM
(Without Borders Spiritual Community)

7pm EST/ 4pm PST/ midnight GMT
La comunidad Espiritual Sin Fonteras es un grupo de personas como tu que se reúnen virtualmente para establecer conexiones y relaciones en un espacio sagrado, para hablar y compartir en nuestro propio idioma. Si está interesado, envíe un correo electrónico a: [email protected] para obtener el enlace ZOOM.


More Resources


MCC Resources

Resource Bank – for Clergy, Lay Delegates, Board Members, and Worship Planners. New resources are added all the time so check back often! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Dv3gtp1MVF1KFXFzqXeHn5pCrZKqLRyo?usp=sharing

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.


ASYLUM

Raising awareness on the challenges faced by LGBTQ Asylum Seekers and refugees and a reform of our immigration system, will be published by Simon and Schuster on June 7th, 2021. This book was written byEdafe Okporo, this year’s recipient of a Troy Perry Award. In publishing, pre-orders help a new author find their feet. Will you help get the word out by purchasing a copy?
Pre-order link https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Asylum/Edafe-Okporo/9781982183745


SSOL logo on a laptopCheck out all the great classes and resources still available at Sacred Space Online Learning (SSOL) including MCC specific classes. Yes, we no longer have the OFLD (Office of Formation and Leadership Development) but SSOL classes are still available.
http://www.sacredspaceonlinelearning.com/

 


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