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May 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.
Annual Clergy License Renewal Early Bird Rate ends November 30th.
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.
Sanctuary Online every Tuesday
A Celebration of Fire and Light: Seasonal Symbols
Prayer Time with the Moderator
at 5:15pm EDT / 9:15pm GMT
Join the Moderator for a time of reflection and prayer on Facebook Live.
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
CALLING ALL CHAPLAINS
Friday 26 – 10am EDT/ 2pm GMT
Monday 29 – 5pm EDT/ 9pm GMT
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940 Passcode: 890406
Sin 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 Time with the Elders!
5pm EDT / 9pm GMT
The MCC Staff wishes you a blessed Christmas!
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.
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/
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.
Check 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.
Become a Partner in Hope here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E252133&id=6
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