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Embrace Active WaitingMay the blessings of Advent be with you. May you Embrace Active Waiting as you and your church offer hope, peace, joy and love to the world. Be the gift. BE MCC.


Reminders


 

Annual Clergy License Renewal Early Bird Rate ends November 30th.

https://ofld.mccchurch.org/programs-what-we-do/clergy-licensure/


USA CHURCHES – Let Your Experience Be Counted

Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations: Innovation Amidst and Beyond COVID-19.
Complete this 2nd Survey using this link specifically for MCC. https://covidreligionstudy.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QRgUdZPL5HQdtI


MCC Christmas Music Concert (Replay)

Don’t have a music concert planned or don’t have a music program? You can still celebrate the season with music. Share the 2020 MCC Christmas Concert with your congregation. Get together onsite or online and enjoy the concert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwtVpdIgHxI&t=37s


World AIDS Day

 


Weekly Events


Sanctuary Online every Tuesday

A Celebration of Fire and Light: Seasonal Symbols

5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern / midnight GMT
Sanctuary’s Zoom Room:  www.SanctuaryOnline.live
November 30th – Judaism Hanukkah – Festival of Lights.
December 7th – Hinduism – Diwali – Festival of Lights/Lamps and
Buddhism – Loy Krathong – Festival of Floating Lamps
December 14th – Islam and the Festival of Winter Solstice
December 21st – Christianity – Advent and Christmas
To see a special invitation from Rev. Ken Martin, please click on the video link below!


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


Thursday 9 December


Hope for the Holidays

Sponsored by Church Mutual Insurance and Duke University
1pm EST / 5pm GMT
Faith leaders, are you experiencing a roller coaster of feelings with the holidays quickly approaching? While the holidays are often assumed to be a time of joy, they can also be a time of heaviness. This is true for all people, including leaders of faith communities.

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer) and Duke Divinity School are proud to partner in hosting Hope for the Holidays, the third part of our mental health webinar series, Running on Empty. Led by two experts, we’ll explore ways to navigate and negotiate the holidays, appreciate the challenges they bring and share how you can strengthen and sustain the power of hope throughout this joyous and sacred season.


Saturday 11 December


Sharing the Journey
English Virtual Community

11am EST / 4pm 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.


Friday 17 December & Monday 20 December


Chaplains come and let's talkCALLING ALL CHAPLAINS

Friday 26 – 10am EDT/ 2pm GMT
Monday 29 – 5pm EDT/ 9pm GMT

https://zoom.us/j/97515395940?pwd%3DczlLTFlSSDdpYTJkcmhZZ0RQS0EvUT09
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940 Passcode: 890406


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.


 

Tuesday 21 December


Tea TimeTea Time with the Elders!

5pm EDT / 9pm GMT

Join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 248 584 328
Password: 469464

Merry Christmas


Merry ChristmasThe MCC Staff wishes you a blessed Christmas!


 

More Resources


“Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study”

https://yalebiblestudy.org/podcast/

Chapter, Verse, and Season gives listeners the opportunity to overhear the kinds of conversations that take place in the halls of Yale Divinity School. Each week, professors from different disciplines chat about biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary. They bring their own interests to the table and hopefully spark new insights into the scripture appointed for the coming Sunday. The Center for Continuing Education is excited to provide this new avenue for communities, clergy, and laypeople to access the Yale Divinity School faculty’s wide-ranging expertise, 10 to 15 minutes at a time. New episodes come out every Monday, beginning November 22.


Preaching Advent

https://faithlead.org/p/preachingadvent
In this on-demand resource you will hear from Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, and Rev. Jim Keat as they spark new insights and ideas for you to explore throughout the Advent season.

Difficult Conversations – Strategies for Challenging Discussions

This is a free on-demand webinar by Canadian consulting company ACHIEVE Center for Leadership. https://ca.achievecentre.com/free-webinar/


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.


 

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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