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November 2016

Carolinas Network Gathering

4 November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 5 November 2016 @ 5:00 pm
St. Jude’s MCC, 19 N 26th Street
Wilmington, NC United States
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Join us for our Fall Network Gathering! Transition & Change: Preparing for the Next Chapter of Ministry Registration fee: $25 (payable at the door) Weekend events: Friday, November 4th: 7:30 pm: meet and greet social at St. Jude's followed by a night out enjoying the "Port City" Saturday, November 5th: a full day of informational workshops, dialogue, lunch, fellowship, worship and Communion. Special guests for the weekend: Rev. Pressley Sutherland, Associate Director of MCC Office and Church Life and Health…

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Becoming More Innovative Leaders

15 November 2016
Online

A series of conversations in collaborative discernment from the Office of Church Life and Health and  the Office of Formation and Leadership Development In a world where change seems the only constant, where even what it means to be church is shifting, how can we as leaders help our MCC ministries boldly answer our calling from God? In this 21st century context, we can no longer rely on how things "have always been done," nor can we simply imitate what…

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February 2017

Leading in a New Political Era

15 February 2017
Online

A Collaborative Webinar for Naming, Encouraging, and Supporting One Another Moderated by Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, Interim Moderator; Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD, Rev. Elder Tony Freeman This is a new political era. Many leaders are communicating real questions and concerns. We want to be present for MCC Clergy and Emerging Church Leaders to share with one another. During this webinar, MCC Clergy will share their own stories of Challenge, Choice, and Outcomes in ministry since the recent US election and Inauguration. We are…

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March 2017

LEAD 10 Pilot Project

31 March 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2 April 2017 @ 5:00 pm
MCC Austin

MCC Austin, 31 March-2 April 2017.  Space is limited to 18 participants per year and an application to the program is required. Applications must be submitted no later than 1 March, 2017 to be considered. For those who are approved there will be a one time $100 matriculation fee payable at the time the application is processed and approved. (Note: start time for the retreat is 5 pm US Central/11pm UTC, 31st March and end time is 5 pm US…

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April 2017

REVM in Brazil

19 April 2017 @ 8:00 am - 23 April 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The OFLD will be hosting a REVM in Rio ore details via the OFLD & the Garner Institute April 19th to 23rd 2017

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May 2017

Informational Webinar Today Regarding Contributions to the UFMCC US Pension Plan

23 May 2017
Online

Register for Informational Webinar Today Regarding Contributions to the UFMCC US Pension Plan Please register at the link below for the webinar: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCCBOPWebinar   Information Webinar: 23 May 2017 9 a.m. EST / 13:00 GMT; German and English 11 a.m. EST / 15:00 GMT; Portuguese and Spanish Voting Registration:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCCBoardOfPensionsSurvey Actual Webinar Link: https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/bopwebinar/ (48 hour window to vote) 7 June 2017, 9 a.m. EST / 13:00 GMT: Virtual Vote via Survey Monkey   MCC Board of Pensions  *  [email protected] Learn more about the…

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June 2017

REVM

8 June 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11 June 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) from 8-11 June, 2017. Space is limited to 15 people.

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REVM

8 June 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11 June 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Eden Seminary, St. Louis

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) from 8-11 June, 2017. Space is limited to 15 people

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Pulse – Remembering the Victims

12 June 2017
Online

Churches, Ministries, Oasis Groups, Friends: We invite you to join this global event. Live from Orlando, Florida, USA 12 June 2017 7 pm EDT / 11 pm GMT MCC will host an international virtual gathering to remember those affected by the Pulse tragedy and to recommit to acts of compassion and justice. It begins now with 40 days of tributes on MCC's Facebook page. FACEBOOK Tributes A dedicated, open Facebook page at this link, https://bit.ly/2pDP2py, will be live for 40…

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August 2017

2017 MCC Conference for People of African Descent, Friends, and Advocates

3 August 2017 - 5 August 2017
Crowne Plaza, 200 N. 4th Street
St. Louis, MO United States
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Grounded in Love Since 1998, the MCC Conference for People of African Descent, Friends and Advocates has been a landmark MCC event that is rooted in the African-American cultural experience. The MCC PAD Conference really is for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality. Everyone is invited to come share in and experience the richness of African-American culture. The 2017 MCC PAD Conference theme GROUNDED IN LOVE reflects our commitment to stand firmly upon the firm foundation of God's love for us…

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REVM June 2018

3 August 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at: The Oblate Center in San Antonio, Texas (USA) from 14-17 June, 2018. Space is limited to 15 people. Click Here to find out more.

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LEAD – March 2018

3 August 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our next LEAD program will run at MCC Austin 16th, 17th & 18th March 2018 MCC Austin, Austin, TX Click here for more information

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Clergy Retreat 2017

14 August 2017 @ 8:00 am - 17 August 2017 @ 5:00 pm
MCC Las Vegas

Our goal is to provide our Clergy with an innovative retreat at the least expensive cost to churches and clergy. In trying to do so in our planned location of San Diego, we couldn’t find hotels that fit this criteria. So with permission/cooperation from the Met MCC in San Diego and MCC Las Vegas, we have moved this retreat early in our planning stage to meet that goal. The retreat will now be held at: MCC Las Vegas, Nevada USA…

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September 2017

Celebrating the Life of Rev. Delores P. Berry

2 September 2017
MCC of Washington D.C., 474 Ridge Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Announcing Rev. Delores P. Berry's Memorial Service
Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 2 pm 
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC
474 Ridge Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

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October 2017

2018 Clergy License Renewal Deadline

16 October 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clergy License Renewal Deadline is 1st December 2017 Click this link for more information: https://ofld.mccchurch.org/programs-what-we-do/clergy-licensure/ 

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Leading Transition Training

17 October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 14 November 2017 @ 9:00 pm

A time of leadership transition can be especially anxious for congregations.  In this course, clergy and lay leaders will explore the dynamics of transition, learn strategies for making positive use of transition periods, and gain a deeper understanding of several key lenses through which leaders may offer their most effective planning and programming when facilitating transition.  This course is required for all clergy and lay pastors who may be appointed as transitional pastors.  It is open to everyone and would be beneficial to anyone who is leading groups…

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Eastern Network Gathering

21 October 2017

Eastern Network Gathering- 'Gathering Wisdom' Registration Fee is $25.00 (limited work participation scholarships available) for October 21, 2017 MCC Eastern USA Network Gathering @ MCC NoVA - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Contact David Wilson for more information ([email protected])

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November 2017

CUSEN Network Gathering

3 November 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4 November 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The CUSEN Fall Gathering is a time for reviving and thriving in our churches! Let us come together to explore through spiritual activity what it might mean to be a 21st century church that transforms lives, neighborhoods, and our world. Explore what it might look like to have a pastoral care network in our churches that will help us THRIVE!   COST Weekend including workshop, materials, Dinner Friday, and Breakfast and Lunch Saturday- $35 Saturday only - $25 Friday Only…

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The Carolinas and Tennessee Network Gathering

10 November 2017 - 11 November 2017

The Network Gathering will take place November 10-11, 2017 at MCC Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC. To register: www.mccwschurch.com/gathering.html Registration fee: $25

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

30 November 2017

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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December 2017

Early Bird 2018 Clergy License Submission Deadline

1 December 2017

2018 Clergy License Renewal Dear MCC Clergy - Don't forget to submit your 2018 clergy renewal form BEFORE 1st December to receive the discounted rate of $175 Forms received AFTER 1st December 2017 through 28th February 2018, will be subject to the late fee charge of $300 If you are active clergy and we have not received your license renewal form and payment by March 1, 2018, that will be considered a de facto resignation. Click here for further details 

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Conference in Cuba, “Violence, Gender and Human Rights”

6 December 2017 - 8 December 2017

CENESEX is presenting this international meeting to reflect from different perspectives the situation about Violence, Gender, and Human Rights.   For more information contact: Rev. Hector Gutierrez ([email protected])

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

7 December 2017

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

14 December 2017

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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ICM Mexico Webinar

18 December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 -Present the opportunity to share the journey of our churches in 2017. - Virtual Christmas celebration, and good wishes for the 2018. - Pray together for MCC. For more information contact: Rev Hector Gutierrez ([email protected]rch.net)

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ICM Southern Cone Webinar

19 December 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

-Present the opportunity to share the journey of our churches in 2017. - Virtual Christmas celebration, and good wishes for the 2018. - Pray together for MCC. For more information contact: Rev Hector Gutierrez ([email protected])

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

21 December 2017

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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February 2018

LEAD 11 Application Deadline

1 February 2018

LEAD 11 will take place in Austin, TX from 16th to 18th March 2018 Space is limited, so please submit your application, as soon as possible. Our application deadline has been extended to 1st February 2018 BUT, if spaces fill up before then, we will close off before that. For further information click here

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March 2018

LEAD Retreat

16 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
MCC Austin Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Announcing an exciting new partnership between MCC Austin and the OFLD LEAD Program! 16th, 17th & 18th March 2018 MCC Austin, Austin, TX   One of the visions of ministry developed by the UFMCC Governing Board and Senior Leadership Team is to “build leadership development into all we do.” In pursuit of this vision, lay leaders in MCC are encouraged to apply for the next retreat for the L.E.A.D. program (Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship), which is the first step…

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Being Present and Effective When Someone Dies

16 March 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Date/Time:  16 March, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm PST (90 minutes in duration) Cost:  Free Meeting Online:  https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/webinar/ Recent research on End of Life care indicates that over 1/3 of families and friends trying to support a dying loved one wanted more information about what to do at the time of death, as well as about the actual death and dying process. It often falls to spiritual care providers, such as chaplains in a clinical setting or those offering congregational/pastoral care in…

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Governing Board Finance Webinar

21 March 2018
Online

21 March 2018 - 6 pm EDT (10 pm UTC) Adobe Connect link:  https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/gbwebinar/ 

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April 2018

Point Elder Webinar

10 April 2018
Online

10 April 2018 at 7:00 pm EDT (23:00 UTC/GMT) https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/mccwebinar/

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Point Elder Webinar

11 April 2018
Online

11 April 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT (16:00 UTC/GMT) https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/mccwebinar/

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Moderator’s Listening Tour Report Webinar

19 April 2018
Online

19 April at 4:30 pm EDT (20:30 UTC/GMT) Adobe Connect link: :https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/revelderrachellebrown 

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Central US Eastern Network (CUSEN) Spring Retreat

20 April 2018 - 21 April 2018

Save the date for the CUSEN Spring Retreat at the Loyola House-Jesuit Spirituality Center. For more information, contact Rev. Joy Simpson [email protected]

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May 2018

Eastern Network Spring Gathering

5 May 2018

Save the date for the Eastern Network Gathering hosted by New Life MCC Hampton Roads. For more information, contact David Wilson [email protected]

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GB Finance Webinar (PT 2)

16 May 2018
Online

16 May at 11 am EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT) https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/gbwebinar/

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June 2018

REVM

14 June 2018 - 16 June 2018
The Oblate Center San Antonio, TX United States + Google Map

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at: The Oblate Center in San Antonio, Texas (USA) from 14-16 June, 2018. Click Here to find out more.

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South Gulf Coast Network Gathering

22 June 2018 - 23 June 2018

The South Gulf Coast Network will gather 22-23 June at Cornerstone MCC in Mobile, Alabama. For more information, contact Mike Smith [email protected] or Jacqui Jones [email protected] .

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July 2018

Webinar: Diversity and Dialogue: Moving from Conflict to Change

16 July 2018
Online

Hosted by Jared Vazquez, Associate Director of International Diversity and Inclusion Monday, 16 July 2018, at 4:00 pm EDT (8:00 UTC) http://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/mccwebinar/

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Australasian Network Gathering

27 July 2018 @ 8:00 am - 29 July 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Gathering will take place Friday 27 July to Sunday 29 July   (the Friday is usually a “Clergy/Pastoral Leader day) at MCC Sydney.   More information will be coming soon. Please contact Rev. John Fowler ([email protected]).

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August 2018

Northeast Network Gathering

24 August 2018 - 26 August 2018

The Northeast Network will have a gathering August 24-26 at MCC of the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  For more information please contact Laura Dalton [email protected]

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REVM

30 August 2018 - 2 September 2018
European Network Gathering

The Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) will be offering REVM in conjunction with the European Network Gathering 2018. Anyone in Europe who is discerning a call to ordained ministry in MCC is encouraged to attend the Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) programme. The REVM program will start on Thursday 30th August 2018 at 5pm and will end on Sunday 2nd September 2018 with lunch. Alongside the REVM programme, participants will have the opportunity to share in worship,…

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Europe Network Gathering

31 August 2018 - 2 September 2018

The Europe Network Gathering will take place 31st August to 2nd September 2018. The gathering will take place on Como Lake/Italy. https://www.oasideicelti.com/ There will be a MCC Europe Pastor’s Retreat. There will be a follow up meeting for those who attended last year’s L.E.A.D. Retreat. Both will happen on Friday 31st August 2018 at Oasi dei Celti 9.30am – 4.30pm. And there will be a REVM which will start at 31st August 2018 9.30am too. There is an early bird rate till 10th May 2018. The fee…

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September 2018

MAPUS Network Gathering

13 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
MCC Topeka, 4425 SW 19th St.
Topeka, KS 66604 United States
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MCC Topeka will host our MCC Network Gathering in 2018. It will be held from Thu. Sept 13th to Sun. 16th in conjunction with Topeka Pride. The event opens with worship on Thursday evening and closes with Sunday worship with MCC Topeka. It also coincides with Topeka Pride which we have incorporated into our planning. Both Rev Tony and Jared will be presenting along with a most diverse line up of speakers and presenters. Check the link below for more information. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef946etga39d6c66&llr=glzvracab Contact: Rev. Paul Whiting for…

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Western US Network Gathering

21 September 2018 - 22 September 2018

The Western US Network Gathering will take place at MCC Las Vegas. For more information, contact Jude Litzenberger [email protected]

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North Central Network Gathering

21 September 2018 - 22 September 2018

The North Central Network will be having their gathering September 21-22 in Chicago, IL. For more information, contact Tijuana Gray [email protected]

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TX-NM Network Gathering

27 September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 29 September 2018 @ 5:00 pm

September 27-29 at MCC Wichita Falls. Details are being sorted and will be released asap. Save the Date.

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October 2018

All Florida Network Gathering

11 October 2018 - 13 October 2018

October, 11th - 13th at MCC of the Palm Beaches. Details are being sorted and will be released asap. Save the Date.

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Central US Eastern Network Fall Gathering

19 October 2018 - 20 October 2018

Save the date for the CUSEN Fall Gathering at LifeJourney MCC in Indianapolis. For more information, contact Rev. Joy Simpson [email protected]

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