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ANNUAL REPORTS ARE DUE NOW
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
This survey is part of an ongoing project tracking congregational health over the coming years. The study is being conducted in partnership with over a dozen denominational partners, the Faith Communities Today research team, and Hartford Institute for Religion Research. This collaboration aims to provide clergy with helpful information about the changing nature of congregational life in the U.S. and ways to respond effectively. The study hopes to identify and document the creativity and resilience of congregations and leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This survey can be completed by your pastor, a staff member, church administrator, or well-informed lay leader. Responses about your individual congregation are confidential. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete!
Sanctuary Online every Tuesday
5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern / midnight GMT
Sanctuary’s Zoom Room: www.SanctuaryOnline.live
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
Monday, 15 November
Mexico Revolution Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 16 November
Tea Time with the Elders!
5pm EST/ 2pm PST/ 10pm GMT
Join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 248 584 328 Password: 469464
Thursday 18 November
Learn about Respite Care from Thriving in Ministry
Thursday November 18th 6:30 EST /5:30 CST /4:30 MST /3:30 PST
Join in an informational Webinar designed to answer some of those burning questions such as: What is respite support? Is it Spiritual Direction, a Retreat, a Spa day, or a Mountain Climbing Class or Gym Membership? Respite is different for each of us. This program is for USA based Clergy only.
Meeting ID: 960 3045 3266
Saturday 20 November
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.
Charter for Compassion Global Gala and the presentation of the Troy Perry Awards
This year’s Gala event on November 20 will be virtual: https://charterforcompassion.org/programs/global-gala
Here is the program lineup: https://charterforcompassion.org/global-gala-program
You can view the video which will introduce the Troy Perry Awards: https://vimeo.com/644147737
This is the video for Edafe Okporo, the recipient of the Medal of Pride: https://vimeo.com/629459971
MCC is a founding partner of the LGBTQ+ initiative of the Charter for Compassion.
Thursday 25 November
Thanksgiving Day USA Public Holiday
The MCC US Staff will be off today and most will be off on Friday, November 26th as well. Calls and emails will be returned once back in the office.
Friday 26 November & Monday 29 November
CALLING ALL CHAPLAINS
Friday 26 – 10am EDT/ 2pm GMT
Monday 29 – 5pm EDT/ 9pm GMT
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940 Passcode: 890406
Sunday 28 November
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
Tuesday 30 November
LAST DAY EARLY BIRD Annual Clergy License Renewal
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].
Wednesday 1 December
launches on November 22, 2021.
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.
A Night with Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson
Here’s the video of Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson sharing stories from her history with MCC.
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.
Learn Greek or Hebrew
If you’ve ever been interested in learning to read the Bible in Greek or Hebrew, or want to learn Classical Greek or Latin, Dr. Jordan Dyck is an experienced biblical language teacher, looking to fund his time pursuing ordination in MCC through his teaching. He has been teaching New Testament Greek since 2007, and would love to teach more people, one-to-one or in groups for a lower rate, in any of the above languages. Check out his website below to find out more and contact him, or join the Facebook group to keep in touch.
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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