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April 2015

Special General Conference / Conferencia General Especial

9 April 2015 @ 11:00 pm - 11:55 pm

The MCC Governing Board has called a Special General Conference (MCC Bylaws Article VIII.A.5):   Purpose: To affirm the appointment of Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Rev. Tony Freeman, Rev. Dwayne Johnson, Nancy Maxwell, J.D., LL.M., Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León and / or Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis to the position of Elder.   Nature: VIRTUAL meeting (Virtual) Business Forum: Date(s) and Time(s) - 9 April 2015 at 11:00 PM UTC/GMT (7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, or EDT) and 11 April…

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Emerging Church Leader Training

10 April 2015 - 15 May 2015
Online

The Emerging Church Leader Training Program provides a basic knowledge base that is directly related to community formation and to church development and growth. Training is open to any person who is interested in providing leadership for an MCC Emerging Church.   Goals of the Training Program include: Orientation to the MCC Emerging Church Program Create diverse and inclusive MCC churches Learn how to inspire and empower small groups and volunteers Build organizational skills directly related to church formation Increase…

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Special General Conference / Conferencia General Especial

11 April 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The MCC Governing Board has called a Special General Conference (MCC Bylaws Article VIII.A.5):   Purpose: To affirm the appointment of Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Rev. Tony Freeman, Rev. Dwayne Johnson, Nancy Maxwell, J.D., LL.M., Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León and / or Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis to the position of Elder.   Nature: VIRTUAL meeting (Virtual) Business Forum: Date(s) and Time(s) - 9 April 2015 at 11:00 PM UTC/GMT (7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, or EDT) and 11 April…

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7 Strategies for Successful Stewardship Webinar – Churches over 150 attendees

22 April 2015
Online

A New MCC Webinar for Local Church Leaders With Rev. Elder Don Eastman  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Find new vitality for giving in your congregation through a holistic approach to excellence in stewardship!   During this 90 minute webinar you will: Gain insights on how you can help to create a culture of generosity in your congregation. Learn how to develop a highly effective annual stewardship program for your church. Discover a wealth of resources to support your stewardship…

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Eastern Network Gathering

25 April 2015
MCC of the Blue Ridge, 806 Jamison Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA 24013 United States
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Eastern Network Gathering Agenda “Be The Change Together: Diversity By God (Inclusivity Is Up To Us)” April 25, 2015 – 8:30AM to 4:45PM Cost:  $25/per person (includes meals and registration) 8:30AM Doors Open 9:00 Gathering and Continental Breakfast … 9:30 Welcome by leadership team, Opening Prayer and Warm up (ENet Leadership Team) 9:45 Greeting and Getting to Know Each Other Better Network Communications and Connections (Rev. Cathy Alexander/ David Wilson) 10:30 15 Minute Break 10:45 Diversity Session 1 12:00 Noon…

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May 2015

Special General Conference Voting / Conferencia General Especial Votación

6 May 2015 - 7 May 2015

The MCC Governing Board has called a Special General Conference (MCC Bylaws Article VIII.A.5):   Purpose: To affirm the appointment of Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Rev. Tony Freeman, Rev. Dwayne Johnson, Nancy Maxwell, J.D., LL.M., Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León and / or Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis to the position of Elder.   Nature: VIRTUAL meeting (Virtual) Business Forum: Date(s) and Time(s) - 9 April 2015 at 11:00 PM UTC/GMT (7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, or EDT) and 11 April…

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Virtual Leadership Mentoring Retreat

11 May 2015 - 15 May 2015
Online
$100

Announcing MCC’s first virtual Leadership Mentoring Retreat! Do you feel called to change the world through serving MCC beyond the local level, either as a volunteer or as a full-time vocation as clergy or lay leader? Have you wondered if you might be called to be a member of our Governing Board or an Elder or to serve as part of the MCC Global Staff? Do you think about serving as a volunteer with our MCC Movement? Or do you…

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 1

18 May 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 1

18 May 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 2

21 May 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 2

21 May 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 1

22 May 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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Virtual Vocational Fair

28 May 2015
Online

Have you ever considered ministry as a vocation? a calling? something you would like to engage in on a more professional or full time level?

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 2

29 May 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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June 2015

Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Retreat

4 June 2015 - 7 June 2015
Austin Presbyterian Seminary Austin, TX United States
$550

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 1

12 June 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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7 Strategies for Successful Stewardship Webinar – Churches over 75 attendees

17 June 2015
Online

A New MCC Webinar for Local Church Leaders With Rev. Elder Don Eastman 17 June @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Find new vitality for giving in your congregation through a holistic approach to excellence in stewardship!   During this 90 minute webinar you will: Gain insights on how you can help to create a culture of generosity in your congregation. Learn how to develop a highly effective annual stewardship program for your church. Discover a wealth of resources to…

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MCC Clergy Boundaries Training – Part 2

22 June 2015
Online

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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Nordic/Baltic Emerging Church Gathering

26 June 2015 - 28 June 2015
Unnamed Venue, Sickla Industriväg 6
Stockholm, Sweden

Learn with others developing new MCC churches throughout Baltic Europe and beyond. AGENDA 26 June—6  - 8 pm Meet and Gather 27 June—9 am— 5 pm  Workshops and Small Group Discussion (Lunch Provided) 28 June—10 am   Worship LOCATION Stockholm, Sweden Gathering at Sickla Industriväg 6 Specific lodging and transportation information available  by contacting MCC Office of Emerging Ministries assistant, Shannon Young, [email protected]

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Historic MCC Hold Online Media Event following SCOTUS marriage ruling

26 June 2015

Contact: Linda Brenner-Beckstead, [email protected], 941-321-7886 Ann Craig, [email protected], 917-280-2968 Historic Metropolitan Community Churches will Hold Online Media Event on Evening of SCOTUS Decision WHAT: MCC Media Event: Call in via Adobe Connect link https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/communications_bemcc/ Log in with your name under “guest.” Click video and microphone icons at top left WHEN: 6 pm Eastern time today 26 June 2015 WHO: Media, MCC members, and all Interested Parties may log in. MCC Spokespeople: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson Rev. Elder Troy Perry Rev. Dr.…

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July 2015

Darlene Garner Institute – 2nd Trimester

6 July 2015 - 21 September 2015

Instituto "Darlene Garner" para la Formación del Liderato Iberoamericano / Instituto "Darlene Garner" de Formação da Liderança  Ibero-Americana / Darlene Garner Institute for Ibero-American leadership Formation Segundo Trimestre: 6 de julio hasta el 21 de septiembre de 2015 /  Segundo Trimestre: 6 de julho até 21 de setembro de 2015 /  Second Trimester: July 6 to September 21 2015 Teologías Queer (español) / Teologias (espanhol) / Queer theologies (in Spanish) Educación Cristiana (español) / Educação Cristã (espanhol) / Cristian Education (Spanish) Metodologías "queer" para la…

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Conversation on the Charleston Massacre

8 July 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Online

The Diversity & Inclusion Program for the Office of Emerging Ministries is hosting a Conversation on the Charleston Massacre, facilitated by Rev. Elder Darlene Garner. The Conversation is an opportunity for MCC and friends to talk about the recent Charleston Massacre, during which nine African-Americans were killed while gathered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for prayer and Bible study. We will talk about how the Charleston Massacre is impacting us personally, and what we are doing as individuals and…

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Clergy Well-Being July Webinar – Healthy Sexuality

17 July 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

HEALTHY SEXUALITY Healthy Sexuality for Clergy is one piece of Wellness that is often difficult to talk about or act upon. In MCC we speak about integrating sexuality and spirituality, but pressures from others and our own issues can confuse us. Our July Wellness Break provides for us an opportunity to cultivate healthy sexuality as part of our well-being. Join us on: July 16th at 3 pm US Eastern Time  (7 pm UTC/GMT).  Dr. Jallen Rix, Sexologist and Professor at Institute for…

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August 2015

Texas / New Mexico Network Gathering

13 August 2015 - 15 August 2015
MCC Lubbock, 4501 University
Lubbock, TX 79413 United States
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Europe Network Gathering

14 August 2015 - 16 August 2015
The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5SW United Kingdom
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Clergy Boundaries Training Part 1 – Final Offering

17 August 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This online training applies to a range of contexts within which clergy are expected to maintain clear and healthy boundaries for their own well-being as well as the well-being of people and organizations they serve. Topics will include boundary basics for the profession of clergy (generally and specifically in MCC), dealing with microagressions, spiritual self-care, professional boundaries within one’s congregation/context of ministry, boundaries and social media, and sexual boundaries. This is a 2 part webinar series and participants who attend both…

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