Headline News – 29 September 2018
Supplies Arrive in Wilmington
Generous Donors Send Aid to St. Jude’s MCC
Pastor Vance Haywood and St. John’s MCC congregation in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, coordinated the delivery of supplies to St. Jude’s MCC in nearby Wilmington. Pastor Haywood said donations were sent from as far away as the UK to help the St. Jude’s congregation who had been hammered by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
St. Jude’s MCC is now able to receive donations directly as major roadways are beginning to open. Donations can be sent directly to St. Jude’s MCC at this link: https://www.stjudemcc.org/online-giving
Governing Board Prepares to Announce Appointments to Fill Vacancies
The Governing Board continues to work through their timeline to appoint new members by October to fill vacant seats.
Seven individuals applied for four available positions. Two clergy applied for the one vacant seat. Five lay people applied for the four vacant seats.
The key skill sets needed at this time include experience in governance, polity, bylaws, financial management and fund development.
The Governing Board will make final decisions by 5 October and notify applicants soon after. An announcement about the appointments is planned for 8 October.
Appointments to these positions will continue until General Conference 2019. Those who are appointed will also have the opportunity to apply for the 2019 Governing Board slate.
Pray for the applicants and Governing Board members as they discern together.
Moderator Nominating Committee Offers October Webinars
Meet the Committee
Process and Timeline Explained
The webinars will be recorded.
Responses to unanswered questions will be sent via email.
ENGLISH: 1 October 2018
7 pm ET / 23:00 UTC (GMT)
SPANISH: 2 October 2018
11:00 am ET / 15:00 UTC (GMT)
Your Opinion Matters!
Moderator Nominating Committee Survey Ends Soon
You have nearly a week to complete the Moderator Nominating Committee survey.
The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German. Share the link below with MCC family and friends.
The survey will be open through 6 October: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVZ3QNN
Recent REVM Focuses on European Context
by Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD
The Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) held the first REVM in Europe 30 August – 1 September in conjunction with the Europe Network gathering at Lake Como, Italy.
MCC Elder Leads Gender Seminar at Theological Community of Mexico
Rev. Elder Margarita Sánchez De León (left) has been part of the adjunct faculty of the Theological Community of Mexicoand leads a seminar in the gender program.
Rev. Sánchez De León has been invited to serve as a chaplain to the LGBT students who attend the school.
A more formal agreement between the Garner Institute and the Theological Community of Mexico is being sought to permit MCC students to participate in their online offerings.
Clergy and Leadership Announcements
The links below list churches seeking a transitional pastor or settled pastor, in addition to national secular jobs.
Diversity and Dialogue Webinar
30 October, 8pm EDT / 00:00 UTC (GMT)
Presented by Jared Vázquez,
Associate Director for International Diversity and Inclusion
Registration is not required.