This Week’s Opportunities, Two New Events, Replays

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MONDAY

Chaplains Zoom Gathering
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97515395940
Meeting ID: 975 1539 5940

CALLING ALL CHAPLAINS
Monday, April 20th
5:30 pm EDT (UTC-4)

THANK YOU CHAPLAINS for all that you do, especially during this time of COVID-19!

This session of spiritual nurture is for you! It will not last more than 60 minutes. It will include a brief greeting from Moderator Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, a short time of meditation, and 45 minutes for personal sharing and connection with your chaplain colleagues.

ALSO FOR YOU: CHAPLAINS’ MEDITATiON
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e42h788fin5pepw/Chaplains%27%20Meditation.m4a?dl=0 (music by various artists; chorus by Laura Woodley)


TUESDAY

LGBTeaQ TimeJoin the Community Development Team for virtual tea, coffee, and conversation!
This is a time of building hope, cultivating joy, connecting with one another, and with God. Led by Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez and Revs. Cathy Alexander, Lauren Bennett & Wanda Floyd.

We will host tea every Tuesday in April, so come and join us! 9pm GMT 5pm EDT

Please note: Our Meeting Room has changed! (Thanks, Zoom!)

Click here to join us:
https://zoom.us/j/248584328
Meeting ID: 248 584 328

Or Call in: +1 (301)715-8592
Meeting ID: 248 584 328
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aD2lHFy280


WEDNESDAY

CALL A FRIEND!
There are no events on the MCC Calendar today! Let’s make it a day to CALL A FRIEND in another MCC! Take a few moments to check-in with one another. Share the love and support.


THURSDAY

Pray with Rev. Elder Cecilia EgglestonPray with
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston

Join Moderator, Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston for prayer every Thursday at 9pm GMT, 5pm EDT

Bring your joys, concerns, laments, and celebrations to Rev. Cecilia and one another. Meet us on Cecilia’s Facebook every Thursday at 9PM GMT (5PM EDT/ BST 10PM) @Cecilia.Eggleston.50


FRIDAY

NOON Your Time – PRAY for Pastors, Pastoral Leaders, Boards and Lay Leaders

Let us take time to pray for all those in leadership in local churches during these challenging times. Pray for those doing their best to offer virtual worship and various modes of congregational connection. Pray for those offering pastoral and congregational care to those in need. Pray for the safety of all those offering food ministries. Pray for the Boards who are dealing with church finances, church property and administrative implications of COVID-19.


SATURDAY

Spiritual NourishmentSaturday, April 25th
4pm Central (UTC-5)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/110506976310805/

Please join Elder Nancy Mxwell, a member of the Council of Elders, in a live broadcast “Spiritual Nourishment”. It will be a time to explore various spiritual practices, as well as take prayer requests to the Council. The topic of the first broadcast is exploring the spiritual practice of the “daily examine”.  In preparation for our time together, people can begin to think about their “desolations” during this time, as well as their “consolations”.  For those who feel comfortable, they can share their desolations and consolations in the comments during our time together.


REPLAYS OF WEBINARS

FINANCIAL SUPPORT WEBINAR Did you miss this awesome webinar with guest Tom Melzoni from Horizon Stewardship? Here’s the link to the replay. Share it with your Treasurer and the rest of the Board.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gX3QolcY_xo
Watch on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/404785099

THE CHURCH’S RESPONSE TO CRISIS, Parts 1, 2, 3, & 4
https://www.stjohnsmcc.org/response-to-crisis.html

VIRTUAL CHURCH – TOOLS AND TIPS WEBINAR
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-25Be5QcCA&t=160s


Food Ministry Poll

FOOD MINISTRIES POLL

Last week, a simple poll was run on the Facebook MCC Clergy and Lay Page. So far, the survey shows:
34 churches distributing groceries
11 providing sack lunches
9 serving hot meals
2 providing food bank resource referrals
18 comments with more details on their food ministries
2 of our USA churches were featured for their feeding programmes in local news stories!
WAY TO GO MCC!


COMING SOON – A webinar discussion of recommendations and guidance surrounding returning to physical gatherings.
Watch for details, coming soon.


HAVE YOU UPDATED OUR ADDRESS YET?

Please share with your Treasurer and Clerk of the Board
2775 NW 49th Ave. Ste: 205-327
Ocala, FL 34482
USA