Focus – May 2021

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Focus NewsMay, 2021

F O C U S

features stories about specific local ministries from Metropolitan Community Churches around the world.

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Our First MCC-Ordained U.S. Military Chaplain
  • ICM Brasil and an Ecumenical Invitation
  • Ministry at the USA/Mexico Border
  • Virtual L.E.A.D. Retreat
  • The First Step
  • MCC Popup Vaccine Clinics

Chaplain (Captain) Tania GuzmanMCC is Proud to Announce: Our FIRST MCC-Ordained U.S. Military Chaplain

 

Congratulations Chaplain (Captain) Tania Guzman!

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ICM Brasil and the National Council of Churches of Brazil

National Council of Churches of Brazil ICM BrasilFor the first time in history, ICM Brasil was invited to participate by the National Council of Churches of Brazil (CONIC) in an ecumenical campaign
for unity in diversity.

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Ministry at the USA/Mexico BorderMinistry at the USA/Mexico Border

 

Provisional Pastor Brian Sieve (MCC El Paso, Texas, USA) and Rev. Antonio Narvaez (ICM Caminando Juntos Misión Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico) are assisting Trans* and Queer asylum seekers and migrants on both sides of the border.

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LEAD ProgramThe First North American VIRTUAL L.E.A.D. Retreat

COVID postponed last year’s planned retreat. This year, they could not meet in-person. Still, these dedicated lay leaders boldly entered the L.E.A.D. program with the first ever Virtual Retreat.

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The First Step

 

In response to the murder of George Floyd (5/25/2020) James Hartman and some friends produced a video to help people take the first step to have meaningful conversations about racism and white privilege.

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Popup Vaccine clinic in MCCNYMCC New York & MCC Omaha PopUp Vaccine Clinics

MCC’s have partnered with community health organizations to increase the accessibility of COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved populations.

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