Headline News – 14 February 2019
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Celebrating 50 years of Ministry
Moderator Nominating Committee Holds Retreat
- Pray together,
- Discuss together,
- Discern together,
- Do extensive work around team building and Unconscious Bias training,
- Review of the applications submitted for the Moderator role,
- Formulate the candidate interview questions, and
- Finalize the rubric weighting system that the MNC will use as a tool to reach the final decision.
The MNC wishes to issue a heartfelt THANK YOU to the staff of Sanctuary, retired Rev. Elder Ken Martin; his spouse, Tom Cole; Rev. Jo Bell; her spouse, Cheryl Meyer; and Velma’s spouse, Darlene Hernandez. They took good care of us while we worked.
Pray for the Nominating Committees
Florida Church Protests Supreme Court Ruling Against Transgender People Serving in the Military
Black History Month Celebrates Resilience and Contributions
“…While the extended Black History Month remains insufficient to capture the fullness of the contributions of black Americans to the nation, the tradition and celebration continue to bear witness to the resilience and persistence of black Americans, thriving despite their experience of enslavement, segregation, and disfranchisement….
…Take the opportunity of Black History Month to center, reveal, and reclaim the voices and contributions of African Americans. Be a part of revealing and celebrating a fuller picture of history. Do not forget. Tell the truth.”
The excerpt above is from a reflection on Black History Month by Rev. DeWayne Davis. Rev. Davis is the Senior Pastor of All God’s Children MCC in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Read the entire article at this link:
Announcements, Webinars, Registrations
MNC Updated FAQs
The Moderator Nominating Committee updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) following the January webinar.
2019 Reporting Forms
Monthly Assessment Form with new rate
Board Of Pensions, USA,
Form with new rate 2019 Board of Pensions Form
Point Elder FAQs
Updated answers on the website:
MNC April Webinar
Agenda to be announced.
English: 2 April 2019
11:00 am ET / 16:00 UTC (GMT)
Spanish: 2 April 2019
7:00 pm ET / Midnight UTC (GMT)
English: 4 April 2019
7:00 pm ET / Midnight UTC (GMT)
MNC Webinar Recording Includes Real-Time Transcript
YouTube includes a feature that opens a rolling, auto-generated English transcript of the webinar. Click the three dots above the “Subscribe” button and select “Open Transcript.” View the January 2019 MNC webinar: https://youtu.be/Wo2_d0VX5RI
Rev. Joan Saniuk Joins Network Team
by Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez
MCC Network Leader Coordinator
The Office of the Moderator and the Coordinator of the Network Leaders appointed Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk to serve as the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee Network Team Leader effective immediately.
Rev. Dr. Saniuk is the Pastor at MCC Sacred Journey, Hendersonville, NC USA, and has 30 years of MCC experience, served as Pastor, Provisional Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Program Minister.
Lent and Easter Resources Available
by Linda Brenner MCC Communications
Resources for Lent and Easter can be accessed at your convenience in a Google Drive. These resources are being collected and created by Rev. Colleen Darraugh, MCC Seasonal Resource Coordinator.
2019 Easter/Lent Worship Resources
A wide variety of material is ready for use and other documents are still being collected and created. If you are not familiar with Google Drive, we can help! Contact us at [email protected] to receive assistance.
OFLD Names Grant Program Manager
provided by the Office of Formation and Leadership Development
Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) received a grant of $418,135 USD in October of 2018 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry initiative. Marie Tasker has been selected as the part-time Program Manager to begin the steps to meet the criteria in which the grant was received. Marie brings a wealth of experience in lay leadership with MCC, training experience and a master’s degree in organizational management.
Marie can be reached at [email protected]
Clergy and Leadership Transitions
The following leadership transitions have taken place over the last several months are listed in no particular order.
Rev. Scott Grantland
has been appointed as the Provisional Pastor of Family in Christ MCC, Ft. Collins, CO, USA. (photo not available)
Global REVM Registration Opens
The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be a GLOBAL REVM and will be held 27-30 June 2019, prior to MCC’s General Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
More information is available at this link: https://ofld.mccchurch.org/event-registration/revm-retreat/
The links below list churches seeking a transitional pastor or settled pastor, in addition to national secular jobs.
Settled Pastor and Secular Employment