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Leadership in Stewardship Listings Year-to-date, Sep 2014

In these Stewardship Lists in which we recognize and congratulate MCC congregations for their achievements and leadership in generous giving and attendance. Below you will find 4 lists, each of which spotlights a particular aspect of Leadership in Stewardship for the year to date, as of June 2014.

These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the monthly assessment reports they have submitted to MCC’s administrative offices.  All currency amounts are in US$ and data is current as of 20 Oct 2014


Leadership in Year-To-Date Generous In Faith Participation

Network Church City Country / State Pastor  # months reported   # months paid  GIF Rate
 Pacific Northwest  Liberating Spirit MCC  Garden City  US-ID ILP Renee McCall 9 9 3.9%
 East Florida  Open Circle at the Villages MCC  Oxford  US-FL Rev. Carol Chambers 9 9 2.8%
 East Florida  Church of Our Savior MCC  Boynton Beach  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9 9 2.5%
 West Florida  SunCoast Cathedral MCC  Venice  US-FL Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy 9 9 1.5%
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Lubbock  Lubbock  US-TX Tony Thieman-Somora 9 9 1.5%
 Australasia  MCC Melbourne  Melbourne  AU-VIC Pastoral Leader Sue Townsend 9 9 0.8%
 Pacific Northwest  Emerald City MCC Seattle  Seattle  US-WA Rev. Amy Lambert-Burns 9 9 0.5%
 Europe  Northern Lights MCC  Newcastle  UK-GB Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston 9 9 0.5%
 Carolinas  St Jude’s MCC  Wilmington  US-NC Rev. John A McLaughlin 9 9 0.5%
 Northeast US  Imago Dei MCC  Gradyville  US-PA Pastorate vacant 9 9 0.5%
 South Gulf Coast  MCC of New Orleans  New Orleans  US-LA Rev. Alisan Rowland 9 9 0.5%
 Australasia  CRAVE MCC  Sydney  AU-NSW Karl Hand 9 9 0.3%
 Europe  MCC Brighton  Brighton  UK-GB Rev. Michael Hydes 8 9 1.7%
 Australasia  MCC Auckland  Auckland  NZ Rev. Doug McGee 9 8 3.0%
 North Central US  Angels of Hope MCC  Kaukauna  US-WI Lay Led 8 8 2.6%
 Central US East  New Spirit MCC  Cincinnati  US-OH Rev. Joy Simpson 8 8 1.5%
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC Family In Christ  Ft. Collins  US-CO Rev. Ken Pilot 8 8 1.0%
 Northeast US  MCC of the Spirit  Harrisburg  US-PA Rev. Lori Rivera 8 8 0.5%
 Africa  Good Hope MCC  Capetown  SA Pastor Beulah Durrheim 8 8 0.4%
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC Montana  Great Falls  US-MT Rev. Micah G. Hartung 8 8 0.3%
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks  Austin  US-TX Karen Thompson 8 8 0.1%
 Australasia  CRAVE MCC Christchurch  Christchurch  NZ Pastor Karl Hand 7 7 2.8%
 Southwest US  Good Samaritan MCC  Whittier  US-CA Rev. Gina L. Chapman 7 7 2.0%
 Carolinas  MCC Charleston  Charleston  US-SC Rev. Lorraine 7 7 1.5%
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC San Antonio  San Antonio  US-TX Rev. Mick Hinson 7 7 1.5%
 Pacific Northwest  River of Life MCC  Kenniwick  US-WA Rev. Janet Pierce 7 7 1.2%
 Colorado / Nevada  Pike’s Peak MCC  Colorado Springs  US-CO Interm Pastor – Rev. Jim Lynch 9 6 0.1%
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Albuquerque  Albuquerque  US-NM Rev. Judith Maynard 7 4 0.6%

Leadership In Per Capita Giving (Year-To-Date)

Network Church City Country /State Pastor # months rptd  # months paid  Total Income per Capita  
 Northeast US  Imago Dei MCC  Gradyville  US-PA Pastorate vacant 9 9  $ 72.34
 Eastern US  MCC of Northern Virginia  Fairfax  US-VA Rev. Dr. Danny Spears 9 9  $ 66.58
 West Florida  Church of The Trinity MCC  Sarasota  US-FL Rev. Charles Tigard 9 9  $ 66.37
 Eastern US  Open Door MCC  Boyds  US-MD Rev. Miller J Hoffman 9 9  $ 56.15
 North Central US  Reconciliation MCC  Grand Rapids  US-MI Rev. Steph Maxson 9 9  $ 55.55
 East Florida  MCC Key West  Key West  US-FL Rev. Steve Torrence 9 9  $ 51.24
 Central US East  New Creation MCC  Columbus  US-OH Margaret R. Hawk 9 9  $ 50.00
 West Florida  Gentle Shepherd MCC  Tallahassee  US-FL Rev. Elder Diane Fisher 9 9  $ 49.29
 North Central US  Holy Covenant MCC  Brookfield  US-IL Rev. Tanya Guzman 9 9  $ 48.07
 Eastern US  New Life MCC of Hampton Roads  Norfolk  US-VA Rev. Mark Byrd 9 9  $ 47.44
 South Gulf Coast  MCC of New Orleans  New Orleans  US-LA Rev. Alisan Rowland 9 9  $ 44.63
 Southwest US  Resurrection Beach MCC  Costa Mesa  US-CA Robert Ty Bradley 9 9  $ 44.30
 Central US East  MCC Louisville  Louisville  US-KY Rev. Colleen Foley 9 9  $ 43.60
 East Florida  Open Circle at the Villages MCC  Oxford  US-FL Rev. Carol Chambers 9 9  $ 43.25
 West Florida  SunCoast Cathedral MCC  Venice  US-FL Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy 9 9  $ 40.49
 Northeast US  Christ the Liberator MCC  Highland Park  US-NJ Rev. Dr. Thomas Bohache 9 9  $ 40.10
 East Florida  MCC of the Palm Beaches  West Palm Beach  US-FL Rev. Dr. Lea Brown 9 9  $ 40.05
 East Florida  FirstCoast MCC  St. Augustine  US-FL Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell 9 9  $ 39.61
 Southwest US  MCC of the Coachella Valley  Cathedral City  US-CA Rev. Clinton Crawshaw 9 9  $ 39.52
 Central US East  Appalachian MCC  St. Albans  US-WV Michael Shields 9 9  $ 38.75
 Carolinas  St John’s MCC  Raleigh  US-NC Rev. Brendan Y. Boone 9 9  $ 38.38
 Europe  MCC South London  London  UK-GB Rev. Dwayne Morgan 9 9  $ 38.11
 Southwest US  Valley Ministries MCC  Stockton  US-CA Rev. Terri L. Miller 9 9  $ 36.92
 West Florida  Trinity MCC (FL)  Gainesville  US-FL Rev. Kathy Beasley 9 9  $ 36.22
 Southwest US  Water of Life MCC  Tucson  US-AZ Rev. Charlie Arehart 9 9  $ 35.52
 South Gulf Coast  MCC of Baton Rouge  Baton Rouge  US-LA Rev. A. Keith Mozingo 9 9  $ 35.51
 West Florida  MCC of Tampa  Tampa  US-FL Rev. Pressley Sutherland 9 9  $ 35.27
 West Florida  Holy Cross MCC  Pensacola  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9 9  $ 33.97
 Pacific Northwest  Emerald City MCC Seattle  Seattle  US-WA Rev. Amy Lambert-Burns 9 9  $ 33.27
 Northeast US  MCC Hartford  Hartford  US-CT Rev. Aaron Miller 9 9  $ 32.60
 West Florida  St. John the Apostle MCC  Ft. Myers  US-FL Rev. Stephen Filizzi 9 9  $ 31.47
 New Mexico / Texas  Central Texas MCC  Waco  US-TX Rev. Charley Garrison 9 9  $ 31.11
 North Central US  Heartland MCC  Springfield  US-IL Rev. Gina Durbin 9 9  $ 31.07
 Europe  Living Springs MCC  Bath  UK-GB Rev. Kieren Bourne 9 9  $ 30.49
 Europe  Northern Lights MCC  Newcastle  UK-GB Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston 9 9  $ 29.69
 Carolinas  St Jude’s MCC  Wilmington  US-NC Rev. John A McLaughlin 9 9  $ 29.67
 Central US East  LifeJourney MCC  Indianapolis  US-IN Rev. Jeff Miner 9 9  $ 29.62
 Heartland  All God’s Children MCC  Minneapolis  US-MN Rev. DeWayne Davis 9 9  $ 28.79
 New Mexico / Texas  Exodus MCC  Abilene  US-TX Rev. Margaret Walker 9 9  $ 28.53
 West Florida  King of Peace MCC  St. Petersburg  US-FL Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis 9 9  $ 28.14
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Amarillo  Amarillo  US-TX Rev. Bernie Barbour 9 9  $ 27.94
 East Florida  Church of Our Savior MCC  Boynton Beach  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9 9  $ 26.80
 Central US East  Eternal Joy MCC  Dayton  US-OH Rev. Joy Simpson 9 9  $ 25.82
 East Florida  MCC Ocala  Ocala  US-FL Rev. Janice Bowker 9 9  $ 24.51
 North Central US  MCC Detroit  Ferndale  US-MI Rev. Roland Stringfellow 9 9  $ 24.50
 Southwest US  Founders MCC Los Angeles  Los Angeles  US-CA Rev. Neil G Thomas 9 9  $ 24.22
 Australasia  MCC Melbourne  Melbourne  AU-VIC Pastoral Leader Sue Townsend 9 9  $ 23.38
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Lubbock  Lubbock  US-TX Tony Thieman-Somora 9 9  $ 22.79
 Southwest US  Antelope Valley MCC  Lancaster  US-CA Rev. Dr. Gale Smith 9 9  $ 19.56
 Eastern US  Shenandoah Valley MCC  Winchester  US-VA Rev. Gail Minnick 9 9  $ 18.97
 East Florida  Joy MCC  Orlando  US-FL Rev. Terri S. Steed 9 9  $ 17.77
 Australasia  CRAVE MCC  Sydney  AU-NSW Karl Hand 9 9  $ 17.55
 Australasia  MCC Good Shepherd  Granville  AU-NSW Rev. Robert Clark 9 9  $ 17.36
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  The Rock MCC  Chattanooga  US-TN Pastorate vacant 9 9  $ 17.29
 Northeast US  MCC Boston  Boston  US-MA Pastorate vacant 9 9  $ 16.23
 Europe  MCC North London  London  UK-GB Reverend Sharon Ferguson 9 9  $ 15.21
 Pacific Northwest  Liberating Spirit MCC  Garden City  US-ID ILP Renee McCall 9 9  $ 14.66
 Europe  MCC Torbay  Torquay  UK-GB Rev. Kevin Dudman 9 9  $ 12.13
 East Florida  Sunshine Cathedral MCC  Ft. Lauderdale  US-FL Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins 9 9  $ 11.80
 Pacific Northwest  MCC of Portland  Portland  US-OR Rev. Nathan Meckley 8 9  $ 33.81
 North Central US  Milwaukee MCC  Milwaukee  US-WI Rev. Wendy Woodruff 8 9  $ 29.15
 Europe  MCC Brighton  Brighton  UK-GB Rev. Michael Hydes 8 9  $ 24.27
 Southwest US  MCC of The Redwood Empire  Guerneville  US-CA Rev. Elizabeth Middleberg - 9
 Heartland  First MCC of Kansas  Wichita  US-KS Jackie Carter 9 8  $ 38.59
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  MCC of Our Redeemer  Augusta  US-GA Rev. Rick Sosbe 9 8  $ 30.86
 Southwest US  MCC San Francisco  San Francisco  US-CA Rev. Robert K. Shively 9 8  $ 22.05
 Australasia  MCC Sydney  Sydney  AU-NSW Rev. Greg Smith 9 8  $ 20.90
 Australasia  MCC Auckland  Auckland  NZ Rev. Doug McGee 9 8  $ 15.71
 West Florida  Spirit of Life MCC  New Port Richey  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9 8  $ 14.02
 Europe  Salz der Erde MCC  Stuttgart  DE Rev. Axel Schwaigert 9 8  $ 12.52
 Northeast US  MCC of the Spirit  Harrisburg  US-PA Rev. Lori Rivera 8 8  $ 169.73
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC of El Paso  El Paso  US-TX Rev. Kati L Houts 8 8  $ 57.91
 Eastern US  MCC Rehoboth  Rehoboth Beach  US-DE Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt 8 8  $ 57.91
 Heartland  MCC of Greater St. Louis  St. Louis  US-MO Rev. Wes Mullins 8 8  $ 47.45
 Central US East  New Spirit MCC  Cincinnati  US-OH Rev. Joy Simpson 8 8  $ 47.22
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC of Greater Dallas  Dallas  US-TX Rev. Colleen Darraugh 8 8  $ 41.51
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC Montana  Great Falls  US-MT Rev. Micah G. Hartung 8 8  $ 40.97
 New Mexico / Texas  Trinity MCC (TX)  Arlington  US-TX Curtis Smith/ Pastoral Leader 8 8  $ 38.72
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks  Austin  US-TX Karen Thompson 8 8  $ 37.84
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC Family In Christ  Ft. Collins  US-CO Rev. Ken Pilot 8 8  $ 36.66
 Northeast US  MCC New Haven  New Haven  US-CT Rev. Brian Hutchinson 8 8  $ 36.35
 Northeast US  MCC of the Lehigh Valley  Allentown  US-PA Rev. Elizabeth J Goudy 8 8  $ 34.28
 Eastern US  New Light MCC  Hagerstown  US-MD Pastorate vacant 8 8  $ 33.44
 Carolinas  MCC Sacred Journey  Hendersonville  US-NC Rev. Jan Nelson 8 8  $ 31.99
 Southwest US  MCC San Diego  San Diego  US-CA Rev. Daniel Koeshall 8 8  $ 27.44
 Central US East  MCC of Paducah  Paducah  US-KY Rev. Lillian Ferguson 8 8  $ 27.21
 Canada  MCC London  London  CA-ON Rev. Paul Whiting 8 8  $ 27.00
 Southwest US  MCC Phoenix  Phoenix  US-AZ Pastorate vacant 8 8  $ 23.25
 New Mexico / Texas  Harvest MCC  Denton  US-TX Rev. Jeannie George 8 8  $ 22.29
 Canada  MCC Toronto  Toronto  CA-ON Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes 8 8  $ 20.41
 North Central US  achurch4me? MCC  Chicago  US-IL Rev. Jennie Kitch 8 8  $ 20.32
 Europe  Icon MCC East London  London  UK-GB Pastorate vacant 8 8  $ 17.20
 North Central US  Angels of Hope MCC  Kaukauna  US-WI Lay Led 8 8  $ 15.28
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC of The Rockies  Denver  US-CO James S Burns 8 8  $ 15.23
 North Central US  MCC Peoria  Peoria  US-IL Ray W Barkey 8 8  $ 11.27
 Africa  Good Hope MCC  Capetown  SA Pastor Beulah Durrheim 8 8  $   7.18
 Eastern US  MCC Washington D.C.  Washington  US-DC J. Dwayne Johnson 7 8  $ 38.51
 Carolinas  MCC Winston-Salem  Winston-Salem  US-NC Ron LaRocque 7 8  $ 31.89
 Heartland  Spirit of Hope MCC  Kansas City  US-MO Rev. Dr. Carol Trissell 9 7  $ 40.17
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  Our Hope MCC  Athens  US-GA Rev. Dr. Renee DuBose 9 7  $ 23.01
 Heartland  MCC of Topeka  Topeka  US-KS Pastorate vacant 8 7  $ 38.64
 North Central US  Divine Peace MCC  Pontiac  US-MI Rev. Beth Rakestraw 7 7  $ 52.26
 Carolinas  MCC Charleston  Charleston  US-SC Rev. Lorraine 7 7  $ 36.46
 Eastern US  MCC of the Blue Ridge  Roanoke  US-VA Rev. Joe Cobb 7 7  $ 30.88
 Carolinas  New Life MCC  Charlotte  US-NC Rev. Dawn J Flynn 7 7  $ 30.39
 Carolinas  Imani MCC  Durham  US-NC Rev. Marilyn O Bowens, Pastor 7 7  $ 27.57
 Pacific Northwest  River of Life MCC  Kenniwick  US-WA Rev. Janet Pierce 7 7  $ 20.93
 Southwest US  Good Samaritan MCC  Whittier  US-CA Rev. Gina L. Chapman 7 7  $ 20.00
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC San Antonio  San Antonio  US-TX Rev. Mick Hinson 7 7  $ 15.73
 Australasia  CRAVE MCC Christchurch  Christchurch  NZ Pastor Karl Hand 7 7  $ 11.93
 Southwest US  Christ Chapel MCC  Santa Ana  US-CA Pastorate vacant 7 7  $   7.92
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Casa de Luz  Monterrey  MX-NL Mr. Alejandro Gonzalez - 7
 Pacific Northwest  MCC of the Gentle Shepherd  Vancouver  US-WA Ken Kerr - 7
 Eastern US  MCC Baltimore  Baltimore  US-MD Rev. Victoria L. Burson 9 6  $ 33.74
 Colorado / Nevada  Pike’s Peak MCC  Colorado Springs  US-CO Interm Pastor – Rev. Jim Lynch 9 6  $ 32.42
 Southwest US  Peninsula MCC  San Mateo  US-CA Terri Echelbarger 6 6  $ 55.11
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  MCC Knoxville  Knoxville  US-TN Rev. Jill Sizemore 6 6  $ 35.91
 Heartland  MCC Omaha  Omaha  US-NE Rev. Tom R Emmett III 6 6  $ 26.25
 Southwest US  Open Arms MCC (HI)  Pahoa  US-HI Rev. Dr. William H. Knight 6 6  $ 21.78
 Europe  River of Life MCC  Dorchester  UK-GB Rev. Catherine Dearlove 6 6  $ 16.94
 Northeast US  MCC New York  New York  US-NY Rev. Pat Bumgardner 6 6  $ 12.70
 Eastern US  Holy Redeemer MCC  College Park  US-MD Rev. David North 6 5  $ 56.28
 South Gulf Coast  Resurrection MCC  Houston  US-TX Rev. Troy Plummer Treash 5 5  $ 44.19
 New Mexico / Texas  Wichita Falls MCC  Wichita Falls  US-TX Rev. Mel Martinez 5 5  $ 43.90
 Northeast US  Open Arms MCC (NY)  Rochester  US-NY Pastorate vacant 5 5  $ 25.92
 Carolinas  MCC Charlotte  Charlotte  US-NC Catherine Houchins 9 4  $ 39.72
 Northeast US  Vision of Hope MCC  Mountville  US-PA Pastor Deb Coggin 8 4  $ 31.60
 Australasia  MCC Brisbane  Brisbane  AU-QLD Rev. Dr. Leigh Neighbour 8 4  $ 23.28
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Albuquerque  Albuquerque  US-NM Rev. Judith Maynard 7 4  $ 21.34
 New Mexico / Texas  Agape MCC  Ft. Worth  US-TX Rev. S. David Wynn, Sr. 9 3  $ 19.20
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Cristo Sanador  Rio Piedras  PR Rev. George Gonzalez Medrano 9 3  $   6.43
 South Gulf Coast  Cornerstone MCC  Mobile  US-AL Rev, Sandy O’Steen 3 3  $ 25.94
 North Central US  MCC Illiana  Portage  US-IN Rev. Michael Cooper 3 3  $ 23.02
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC of Pueblo  Pueblo  US-CO Rev. John Mark Hild 3 3  $ 12.94
 South Gulf Coast  MCC Corpus Christi  Corpus Christi  US-TX Rev. Ed. Paul 7 2  $ 49.61
 Northeast US  MCC Pittsburgh  Pittsburgh  US-PA Rev. Todd Goewev 2 2  $ 81.92
 Southwest US  MCC Las Vegas  Las Vegas  US-NV Pastorate vacant 2 2  $ 14.90
 Africa  MCC Nairobi  Nairobi  Kenya Rev. Michael Kimindu - 2
 Eastern US  MCC Richmond  Richmond  US-VA Carolyn Mobley 9 1  $ 33.13
 Europe  MCC Montpellier  Montpellier  FR Pastorate vacant 9 1  $ 12.69
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  First MCC of Atlanta  Atlanta  US-GA Rev. Dr. T. Paul Graetz 1 1  $ 20.50
 Europe  MCC Hamburg  Hamburg  DE Thomas Friedhoff 9   -  $ 60.90
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Buenos Aires  Buenos Aires  Argentina Gregorio Tobar 9   -  $   2.60
 Brasil  ICM Vitória  Capela  BR-Vitoria Rev. Eliana Ferreira Vilela 9   -  $   2.36
 West Florida  New Day MCC of Naples  Naples  US-FL Rev. Dr. Stephanie A. Burns 8   -  $ 70.96
 Canada  MCC of Windsor  Windsor  CA-ON Martha Daniels 8   -  $ 35.00
 Brasil  ICM Belo Horizonte  Belo Horizonte  BR-MG Sandro Aurelio Silva Brasileiro 4   -  $ 15.18
 Europe  MCC Köln  Köln  DE Ines-Paul Baumann 3   -  $ 28.01
 Brasil  ICM Rio – Comunidade Betel  Rio de Janeiro  BR-RJ Dc. Marcos Luiz Oliveira da Costa 2   -  $ 14.95
 Brasil  ICM Baizada Fluminense  São João de Meriti – Rio de Janeiro  BR-RJ Diác. Luiz Gustavo 2   -  $   3.12
 Brasil  MCC Paraná Brasil  Maringá  BR-Paraná Célio Camargo dos Santos 1   -
Emerging Open Doors MCC Seoul Korea Daniel Payne 1   -  $   8.96
 Brasil  ICM Sao Paulo  Sao Paolo  BR-SP Cristiano Valerio Moreira -   -
 Brasil  ICM Fortaleza #N/A #N/A Igor Simôes Moura Silva -   -
 Brasil  ICM Teresina #N/A #N/A Pr. Joâo Leite -   -
 Brasil  ICM Mairiporá  Mairiporá  Brasil Alexya Salvador -   -
 Brasil  ICM Maceió  Maceió  Brasil Anderson Vasconcelos -   -
 Brasil  ICM Cuiabá  Cuiabá  Brasil Cesar Loyola -   -
 Brasil  ICM Caixas do Sul  Caixas do Sul  Brasil Anderson Luiz Golin -   -
 Brasil  ICM Divinopolis  Mato Groso  Brasil ? -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Casa de Emmaus  Santiago  Chile Pbro. Francisco / Javier Castro -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Havana #N/A #N/A Pastor Jimenez -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Dominican Republic  Santo Domingo  DR Wilkin Lara -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Brazos Abiertos  SantaTecla  El Salvador ? -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Guadalajara #N/A  MX-NL Juan Garcia -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Monterrey  Monterrey  MX-NL Nadia Lorena Garza -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Puebla #N/A #N/A Raul de la Puente -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM DCD Uruguay  Montevideo  UY Dc. Alejandro Russi / Dc. Alba Betancurt -   -
 Europe  ICM Madrid  Madrid  Espana Carmen Llanos -   -
 Europe  ICM Pan de Vida  Madrid  Espana Dc Alejandro / Medel González -   -
 Europe  Journey MCC  Birmingham  UK-GB Rev. Stephen Bentley -   -
 Europe  MCC Bournemouth  Bournemouth  UK-GB Rev. Dwayne Morgan -   -
 Europe  MCC Glasgow  Glasgow  UK-SC Rev. Jane Clarke -   -
 Africa  Glorious Light MCC  Pretoria  SA ? -   -
 Africa  Hope and Unity MCC  Johannesburg  SA ? -   -
 Africa  MCC Durban  Durban  SA Sean Gunn -   -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Philippines  Manila  PH Edgardo “Egay” Constantino -   -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Quezon City  Quezon City  PH Ptr. Kakay Pamaran -   -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Baguio  Baguio  PH Michael -   -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Marikina  Marikina  PH Bro. Jason Masaganda -   -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Olangapo  Olangapo  PH John -   -
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  New Hope MCC  Montgomery  US-AL Rev. Jo Crisco -   -
 Southwest US  A Church for All MCC  Sacramento  US-CA Rev. Doretha Williams-Flournoy -   -
 Southwest US  MCC in The Valley  North Hollywood  US-CA Rev. Dr. Robert E. Shore-Goss -   -
 North Central US  MCC of the Quad Cities  Davenport  US-IA Rev. Rich Hendricks -   -
 Central US East  MCC Elizabethtown  Elizabethtown  US-KY Pastorate vacant -   -
 North Central US  MCC of Flint  Flint  US-MI Rev. Edwin Yates -   -
 Northeast US  Whosoever MCC  Philadelphia  US-PA Jeffrey H. Jordan-Pickett -   -
 Pacific Northwest  New Heart MCC/UCC  Tacoma  US-WA ? -   -
 Pacific Northwest  Rainbow Cathedral MCC  Yakima  US-WA Pastor Bill Poores -   -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Cristocéntrica de Restauracion Integral  Mayagüez  PR Rev. José Alberto Rivera -   -

Leadership in Year-To-Date Contributions by Church Size

Family Size Churches (up to 50 average weekly attendees)

Network Church City Country /State Pastor # months rptd  # months paid  Year-to-Date Contribution YTD Average Weekly Attendance  Current Month Average Weekly Attendance 
 Eastern US  MCC of Northern Virginia  Fairfax  US-VA Rev. Dr. Danny Spears 9    9  $ 13,806.84        44     42
 West Florida  Gentle Shepherd MCC  Tallahassee  US-FL Rev. Elder Diane Fisher 9    9  $ 8,631.84        38     42
 North Central US  Holy Covenant MCC  Brookfield  US-IL Rev. Tanya Guzman 9    9  $ 7,956.22        37     36
 Eastern US  Open Door MCC  Boyds  US-MD Rev. Miller J Hoffman 9    9  $ 7,790.99        33     33
 Southwest US  Water of Life MCC  Tucson  US-AZ Rev. Charlie Arehart 9    9  $ 7,208.79        48     40
 East Florida  MCC Key West  Key West  US-FL Rev. Steve Torrence 9    9  $ 7,085.22        44     26
 South Gulf Coast  MCC of New Orleans  New Orleans  US-LA Rev. Alisan Rowland 9    9  $ 6,595.71        31     32
 West Florida  Trinity MCC (FL)  Gainesville  US-FL Rev. Kathy Beasley 9    9  $ 6,452.25        40     37
 Southwest US  Resurrection Beach MCC  Costa Mesa  US-CA Robert Ty Bradley 9    9  $ 6,211.98        32     22
 North Central US  Reconciliation MCC  Grand Rapids  US-MI Rev. Steph Maxson 9    9  $ 4,938.16        27     29
 Northeast US  Imago Dei MCC  Gradyville  US-PA Pastorate vacant 9    9  $ 4,898.91        20     15
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Amarillo  Amarillo  US-TX Rev. Bernie Barbour 9    9  $ 4,767.84        36     34
 Central US East  New Creation MCC  Columbus  US-OH Margaret R. Hawk 9    9  $ 4,048.26        20     21
 East Florida  Church of Our Savior MCC  Boynton Beach  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9    9  $ 4,046.29        38     32
 North Central US  Heartland MCC  Springfield  US-IL Rev. Gina Durbin 9    9  $ 3,756.08        30     30
 Pacific Northwest  Emerald City MCC Seattle  Seattle  US-WA Rev. Amy Lambert-Burns 9    9  $ 3,653.21        24     25
 New Mexico / Texas  Central Texas MCC  Waco  US-TX Rev. Charley Garrison 9    9  $ 3,210.15        24     22
 Australasia  MCC Good Shepherd  Granville  AU-NSW Rev. Robert Clark 9    9  $ 3,091.24        43     26
 Australasia  MCC Melbourne  Melbourne  AU-VIC Pastoral Leader Sue Townsend 9    9  $ 2,978.84        28     24
 Northeast US  Christ the Liberator MCC  Highland Park  US-NJ Rev. Dr. Thomas Bohache 9    9  $ 2,977.32        17     17
 Europe  Northern Lights MCC  Newcastle  UK-GB Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston 9    9  $ 2,937.24        36     33
 East Florida  MCC Ocala  Ocala  US-FL Rev. Janice Bowker 9    9  $ 2,698.96        30     37
 Northeast US  MCC Hartford  Hartford  US-CT Rev. Aaron Miller 9    9  $ 2,320.10        32     42
 Central US East  Eternal Joy MCC  Dayton  US-OH Rev. Joy Simpson 9    9  $ 1,916.34        21     21
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  The Rock MCC  Chattanooga  US-TN Pastorate vacant 9    9  $ 1,870.30        28     27
 Eastern US  Shenandoah Valley MCC  Winchester  US-VA Rev. Gail Minnick 9    9  $ 1,570.24        22     24
 Australasia  CRAVE MCC  Sydney  AU-NSW Karl Hand 9    9  $ 1,472.35        16     15
 Northeast US  MCC Boston  Boston  US-MA Pastorate vacant 9    9  $ 1,173.48        16     18
 Pacific Northwest  Liberating Spirit MCC  Garden City  US-ID ILP Renee McCall 9    9  $ 1,157.76        17     20
 Southwest US  Antelope Valley MCC  Lancaster  US-CA Rev. Dr. Gale Smith 9    9  $ 1,063.32        12       9
 Europe  MCC South London  London  UK-GB Rev. Dwayne Morgan 9    9  $ 1,050.94        11       8
 Europe  Living Springs MCC  Bath  UK-GB Rev. Kieren Bourne 9    9  $ 913.13        15     25
 Central US East  Appalachian MCC  St. Albans  US-WV Michael Shields 9    9  $ 516.19   6       5
 Europe  MCC Torbay  Torquay  UK-GB Rev. Kevin Dudman 9    9  $   43.98   6       8
 North Central US  Milwaukee MCC  Milwaukee  US-WI Rev. Wendy Woodruff 8    9  $ 4,209.95        35 -
 Europe  MCC Brighton  Brighton  UK-GB Rev. Michael Hydes 8    9  $ 1,975.38        27 -
 Southwest US  MCC of The Redwood Empire  Guerneville  US-CA Rev. Elizabeth Middleberg -    9  $ 2,025.00 - -
 West Florida  Spirit of Life MCC  New Port Richey  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9    8  $ 1,743.49        39     39
 Europe  Salz der Erde MCC  Stuttgart  DE Rev. Axel Schwaigert 9    8  $ 869.42        24     22
 Australasia  MCC Auckland  Auckland  NZ Rev. Doug McGee 9    8  $ 485.61   4       5
 Africa  Good Hope MCC  Capetown  SA Pastor Beulah Durrheim 8    8  $ 14,831.51        45 -
 Eastern US  MCC Rehoboth  Rehoboth Beach  US-DE Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt 8    8  $ 8,144.51        38 -
 New Mexico / Texas  Trinity MCC (TX)  Arlington  US-TX Curtis Smith/ Pastoral Leader 8    8  $ 6,112.00        41 -
 Canada  MCC London  London  CA-ON Rev. Paul Whiting 8    8  $ 4,596.75        49 -
 Central US East  New Spirit MCC  Cincinnati  US-OH Rev. Joy Simpson 8    8  $ 3,422.87        17 -
 Eastern US  New Light MCC  Hagerstown  US-MD Pastorate vacant 8    8  $ 3,230.12        28 -
 Southwest US  MCC Phoenix  Phoenix  US-AZ Pastorate vacant 8    8  $ 3,197.66        35 -
 Carolinas  MCC Sacred Journey  Hendersonville  US-NC Rev. Jan Nelson 8    8  $ 2,976.56        49 -
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC Family In Christ  Ft. Collins  US-CO Rev. Ken Pilot 8    8  $ 2,728.70        20 -
 Central US East  MCC of Paducah  Paducah  US-KY Rev. Lillian Ferguson 8    8  $ 2,460.25        24 -
 North Central US  achurch4me? MCC  Chicago  US-IL Rev. Jennie Kitch 8    8  $ 2,351.13        29 -
 Northeast US  MCC New Haven  New Haven  US-CT Rev. Brian Hutchinson 8    8  $ 2,132.74        14 -
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC Montana  Great Falls  US-MT Rev. Micah G. Hartung 8    8  $ 1,638.07        20 -
 New Mexico / Texas  Harvest MCC  Denton  US-TX Rev. Jeannie George 8    8  $ 1,271.94        39 -
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC of El Paso  El Paso  US-TX Rev. Kati L Houts 8    8  $ 981.60        16 -
 North Central US  MCC Peoria  Peoria  US-IL Ray W Barkey 8    8  $ 635.76        14 -
 North Central US  Angels of Hope MCC  Kaukauna  US-WI Lay Led 8    8  $ 493.45   7 -
 Europe  Icon MCC East London  London  UK-GB Pastorate vacant 8    8  $ 313.49   7 -
 Carolinas  MCC Winston-Salem  Winston-Salem  US-NC Ron LaRocque 7    8  $ 4,503.80        38 -
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  Our Hope MCC  Athens  US-GA Rev. Dr. Renee DuBose 9    7  $ 3,151.05        42     42
 Heartland  MCC of Topeka  Topeka  US-KS Pastorate vacant 8    7  $ 5,446.89        48 -
 North Central US  Divine Peace MCC  Pontiac  US-MI Rev. Beth Rakestraw 7    7  $ 5,462.56        34 -
 Carolinas  Imani MCC  Durham  US-NC Rev. Marilyn O Bowens, Pastor 7    7  $ 2,718.95        33 -
 Southwest US  Good Samaritan MCC  Whittier  US-CA Rev. Gina L. Chapman 7    7  $ 2,254.46        27 -
 Carolinas  New Life MCC  Charlotte  US-NC Rev. Dawn J Flynn 7    7  $ 2,164.72        21 -
 Pacific Northwest  River of Life MCC  Kenniwick  US-WA Rev. Janet Pierce 7    7  $ 866.46        17 -
 Australasia  CRAVE MCC Christchurch  Christchurch  NZ Pastor Karl Hand 7    7  $ 332.25   5 -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Casa de Luz  Monterrey  MX-NL Mr. Alejandro Gonzalez -    7  $ 11,449.65 - -
 Pacific Northwest  MCC of the Gentle Shepherd  Vancouver  US-WA Ken Kerr -    7  $ 1,462.20 - -
 Southwest US  Peninsula MCC  San Mateo  US-CA Terri Echelbarger 6    6  $ 7,803.43        45 -
 Southwest US  Open Arms MCC (HI)  Pahoa  US-HI Rev. Dr. William H. Knight 6    6  $ 1,913.81        33     27
 Europe  River of Life MCC  Dorchester  UK-GB Rev. Catherine Dearlove 6    6  $ 556.54        18 -
 Eastern US  Holy Redeemer MCC  College Park  US-MD Rev. David North 6    5  $ 3,215.01        24 -
 Northeast US  Open Arms MCC (NY)  Rochester  US-NY Pastorate vacant 5    5  $ 4,279.47        49 -
 New Mexico / Texas  Wichita Falls MCC  Wichita Falls  US-TX Rev. Mel Martinez 5    5  $ 1,454.89        27 -
 Australasia  MCC Brisbane  Brisbane  AU-QLD Rev. Dr. Leigh Neighbour 8    4  $ 1,385.70        25 -
 Northeast US  Vision of Hope MCC  Mountville  US-PA Pastor Deb Coggin 8    4  $ 250.00        29 -
 North Central US  MCC Illiana  Portage  US-IN Rev. Michael Cooper 3    3  $ 650.64        21 -
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC of Pueblo  Pueblo  US-CO Rev. John Mark Hild 3    3  $ 221.97        11 -
 South Gulf Coast  MCC Corpus Christi  Corpus Christi  US-TX Rev. Ed. Paul 7    2  $ 634.63        27 -
 Northeast US  MCC Pittsburgh  Pittsburgh  US-PA Rev. Todd Goewev 2    2  $ 1,330.90        17 -
 Africa  MCC Nairobi  Nairobi  Kenya Rev. Michael Kimindu -    2  $ 160.00 - -
 Europe  MCC Montpellier  Montpellier  FR Pastorate vacant 9    1  $ 204.74   7     11
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Buenos Aires  Buenos Aires  Argentina Gregorio Tobar 9 -  $ -        36     30
 Brasil  ICM Vitória  Capela  BR-Vitoria Rev. Eliana Ferreira Vilela 9 -  $ -        11     10
 Europe  MCC Hamburg  Hamburg  DE Thomas Friedhoff 9 -  $ -   9       8
 Canada  MCC of Windsor  Windsor  CA-ON Martha Daniels 8 -  $ -        16 -
 West Florida  New Day MCC of Naples  Naples  US-FL Rev. Dr. Stephanie A. Burns 8 -  $ -        22 -
 Brasil  ICM Belo Horizonte  Belo Horizonte  BR-MG Sandro Aurelio Silva Brasileiro 4 -  $ -        13 -
 Europe  MCC Köln  Köln  DE Ines-Paul Baumann 3 -  $ -        17 -
 Brasil  ICM Baizada Fluminense  São João de Meriti – Rio de Janeiro  BR-RJ Diác. Luiz Gustavo 2 -  $ -   6 -
 Brasil  ICM Rio – Comunidade Betel  Rio de Janeiro  BR-RJ Dc. Marcos Luiz Oliveira da Costa 2 -  $ -        17 -
 Brasil  MCC Paraná Brasil  Maringá  BR-Paraná Célio Camargo dos Santos 1 -  $ - - -
Emerging Open Doors MCC Seoul Korea Daniel Payne 1 -  $ -        34 -
 Brasil  ICM Sao Paulo  Sao Paolo  BR-SP Cristiano Valerio Moreira - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Fortaleza #N/A #N/A Igor Simôes Moura Silva - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Teresina #N/A #N/A Pr. Joâo Leite - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Mairiporá  Mairiporá  Brasil Alexya Salvador - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Maceió  Maceió  Brasil Anderson Vasconcelos - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Cuiabá  Cuiabá  Brasil Cesar Loyola - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Caixas do Sul  Caixas do Sul  Brasil Anderson Luiz Golin - -  $ - - -
 Brasil  ICM Divinopolis  Mato Groso  Brasil ? - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Casa de Emmaus  Santiago  Chile Pbro. Francisco / Javier Castro - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Havana #N/A #N/A Pastor Jimenez - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Dominican Republic  Santo Domingo  DR Wilkin Lara - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Brazos Abiertos  SantaTecla  El Salvador ? - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Guadalajara #N/A  MX-NL Juan Garcia - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Monterrey  Monterrey  MX-NL Nadia Lorena Garza - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Puebla #N/A #N/A Raul de la Puente - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM DCD Uruguay  Montevideo  UY Dc. Alejandro Russi / Dc. Alba Betancurt - -  $ - - -
 Europe  ICM Madrid  Madrid  Espana Carmen Llanos - -  $ - - -
 Europe  ICM Pan de Vida  Madrid  Espana Dc Alejandro / Medel González - -  $ - - -
 Europe  Journey MCC  Birmingham  UK-GB Rev. Stephen Bentley - -  $ - - -
 Europe  MCC Bournemouth  Bournemouth  UK-GB Rev. Dwayne Morgan - -  $ - - -
 Europe  MCC Glasgow  Glasgow  UK-SC Rev. Jane Clarke - -  $ - - -
 Africa  Glorious Light MCC  Pretoria  SA ? - -  $ - - -
 Africa  Hope and Unity MCC  Johannesburg  SA ? - -  $ - - -
 Africa  MCC Durban  Durban  SA Sean Gunn - -  $ - - -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Philippines  Manila  PH Edgardo “Egay” Constantino - -  $ - - -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Quezon City  Quezon City  PH Ptr. Kakay Pamaran - -  $ - - -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Baguio  Baguio  PH Michael - -  $ - - -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Marikina  Marikina  PH Bro. Jason Masaganda - -  $ - - -
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  New Hope MCC  Montgomery  US-AL Rev. Jo Crisco - -  $ - - -
 Southwest US  A Church for All MCC  Sacramento  US-CA Rev. Doretha Williams-Flournoy - -  $ - - -
 Southwest US  MCC in The Valley  North Hollywood  US-CA Rev. Dr. Robert E. Shore-Goss - -  $ - - -
 North Central US  MCC of the Quad Cities  Davenport  US-IA Rev. Rich Hendricks - -  $ - - -
 Central US East  MCC Elizabethtown  Elizabethtown  US-KY Pastorate vacant - -  $ - - -
 North Central US  MCC of Flint  Flint  US-MI Rev. Edwin Yates - -  $ - - -
 Northeast US  Whosoever MCC  Philadelphia  US-PA Jeffrey H. Jordan-Pickett - -  $ - - -
 Pacific Northwest  New Heart MCC/UCC  Tacoma  US-WA ? - -  $ - - -
 Pacific Northwest  Rainbow Cathedral MCC  Yakima  US-WA Pastor Bill Poores - -  $ - - -
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Cristocéntrica de Restauracion Integral  Mayagüez  PR Rev. José Alberto Rivera - -  $ - - -
 Asia / Pacific Islands  MCC Olangapo  Olangapo  PH John - -  $ - - -

Pastor Size Churches (from 51 to 150 average weekly attendees)

Network Church City State Pastor # months rptd  # months paid  Year-to-Date Contribution YTD Average Weekly Attendance  Current Month Average Weekly Attendance 
 West Florida  Church of The Trinity MCC  Sarasota  US-FL Rev. Charles Tigard 9 9  $ 31,415.55 146 139
 Carolinas  St John’s MCC  Raleigh  US-NC Rev. Brendan Y. Boone 9 9  $ 17,099.43 90 98
 West Florida  Holy Cross MCC  Pensacola  US-FL Pastorate vacant 9 9  $ 16,923.81 126 145
 East Florida  MCC of the Palm Beaches  West Palm Beach  US-FL Rev. Dr. Lea Brown 9 9  $ 16,478.04 145 136
 West Florida  MCC of Tampa  Tampa  US-FL Rev. Pressley Sutherland 9 9  $ 15,423.61 122 113
 Carolinas  St Jude’s MCC  Wilmington  US-NC Rev. John A McLaughlin 9 9  $ 15,222.05 114 128
 Southwest US  MCC of the Coachella Valley  Cathedral City  US-CA Rev. Clinton Crawshaw 9 9  $ 13,128.80 75 61
 West Florida  SunCoast Cathedral MCC  Venice  US-FL Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy 9 9  $ 12,767.54 86 91
 East Florida  Open Circle at the Villages MCC  Oxford  US-FL Rev. Carol Chambers 9 9  $ 12,503.41 77 64
 North Central US  MCC Detroit  Ferndale  US-MI Rev. Roland Stringfellow 9 9  $ 12,358.92 108 95
 East Florida  FirstCoast MCC  St. Augustine  US-FL Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell 9 9  $ 10,709.20 70 62
 Eastern US  New Life MCC of Hampton Roads  Norfolk  US-VA Rev. Mark Byrd 9 9  $ 9,919.44 62 59
 Central US East  MCC Louisville  Louisville  US-KY Rev. Colleen Foley 9 9  $ 9,463.32 58 56
 Southwest US  Valley Ministries MCC  Stockton  US-CA Rev. Terri L. Miller 9 9  $ 9,308.42 63 74
 South Gulf Coast  MCC of Baton Rouge  Baton Rouge  US-LA Rev. A. Keith Mozingo 9 9  $ 8,903.40 61 55
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Lubbock  Lubbock  US-TX Tony Thieman-Somora 9 9  $ 8,738.02 85 78
 West Florida  St. John the Apostle MCC  Ft. Myers  US-FL Rev. Stephen Filizzi 9 9  $ 8,548.00 105 100
 New Mexico / Texas  Exodus MCC  Abilene  US-TX Rev. Margaret Walker 9 9  $ 7,308.43 59 63
 Europe  MCC North London  London  UK-GB Reverend Sharon Ferguson 9 9  $ 920.09 84 90
 Pacific Northwest  MCC of Portland  Portland  US-OR Rev. Nathan Meckley 8 9  $ 10,725.00 112 -
 Australasia  MCC Sydney  Sydney  AU-NSW Rev. Greg Smith 9 8  $ 8,585.99 92 83
 Heartland  First MCC of Kansas  Wichita  US-KS Jackie Carter 9 8  $ 7,489.46 62 56
 Southwest US  MCC San Francisco  San Francisco  US-CA Rev. Robert K. Shively 9 8  $ 7,162.52 125 116
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  MCC of Our Redeemer  Augusta  US-GA Rev. Rick Sosbe 9 8  $ 6,914.19 60 73
 Northeast US  MCC of the Lehigh Valley  Allentown  US-PA Rev. Elizabeth J Goudy 8 8  $ 13,640.25 100 -
 Northeast US  MCC of the Spirit  Harrisburg  US-PA Rev. Lori Rivera 8 8  $ 8,672.77 62 -
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC of Greater Dallas  Dallas  US-TX Rev. Colleen Darraugh 8 8  $ 1,732.04 65 -
 Heartland  Spirit of Hope MCC  Kansas City  US-MO Rev. Dr. Carol Trissell 9 7  $ 9,507.60 75 105
 Carolinas  MCC Charleston  Charleston  US-SC Rev. Lorraine 7 7  $ 7,514.60 82 -
 Eastern US  MCC of the Blue Ridge  Roanoke  US-VA Rev. Joe Cobb 7 7  $ 5,688.60 69 -
 Southwest US  Christ Chapel MCC  Santa Ana  US-CA Pastorate vacant 7 7  $ 1,576.92 70 -
 Colorado / Nevada  Pike’s Peak MCC  Colorado Springs  US-CO Interm Pastor – Rev. Jim Lynch 9 6  $ 4,041.14 69 70
 Eastern US  MCC Baltimore  Baltimore  US-MD Rev. Victoria L. Burson 9 6  $ 2,840.96 65 73
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  MCC Knoxville  Knoxville  US-TN Rev. Jill Sizemore 6 6  $ 7,992.09 76 -
 Heartland  MCC Omaha  Omaha  US-NE Rev. Tom R Emmett III 6 6  $ 6,486.01 130 -
 Carolinas  MCC Charlotte  Charlotte  US-NC Catherine Houchins 9 4  $ 4,462.33 79 63
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Albuquerque  Albuquerque  US-NM Rev. Judith Maynard 7 4  $ 4,558.52 98 -
 New Mexico / Texas  Agape MCC  Ft. Worth  US-TX Rev. S. David Wynn, Sr. 9 3  $ 1,260.45 81 65
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean  ICM Cristo Sanador  Rio Piedras  PR Rev. George Gonzalez Medrano 9 3  $ 416.65 54 46
 South Gulf Coast  Cornerstone MCC  Mobile  US-AL Rev, Sandy O’Steen 3 3  $ 3,080.24 81 -
 Eastern US  MCC Richmond  Richmond  US-VA Carolyn Mobley 9 1  $ 818.55 85 68
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama  First MCC of Atlanta  Atlanta  US-GA Rev. Dr. T. Paul Graetz 1 1  $ 471.35 115 -

Program Size Churches (from 151 to 350 average weekly attendees)

Network Church City State Pastor # months rptd  # months paid  Year-to-Date Contribution YTD Average Weekly Attendance  Current Month Average Weekly Attendance 
 West Florida  King of Peace MCC  St. Petersburg  US-FL Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis 9 9  $ 32,572.76 281 253
 Southwest US  Founders MCC Los Angeles  Los Angeles  US-CA Rev. Neil G Thomas 9 9  $ 25,446.15 253 274
 Heartland  All God’s Children MCC  Minneapolis  US-MN Rev. DeWayne Davis 9 9  $ 18,340.86 166 176
 East Florida  Joy MCC  Orlando  US-FL Rev. Terri S. Steed 9 9  $ 12,000.64 202 176
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks  Austin  US-TX Karen Thompson 8 8  $ 31,295.76 244 -
 Southwest US  MCC San Diego  San Diego  US-CA Rev. Daniel Koeshall 8 8  $ 21,497.53 195 -
 Heartland  MCC of Greater St. Louis  St. Louis  US-MO Rev. Wes Mullins 8 8  $ 14,223.10 153 -
 Colorado / Nevada  MCC of The Rockies  Denver  US-CO James S Burns 8 8  $ 3,387.38 185 -
 Eastern US  MCC Washington D.C.  Washington  US-DC J. Dwayne Johnson 7 8  $ 27,275.04 209 -
 New Mexico / Texas  MCC San Antonio  San Antonio  US-TX Rev. Mick Hinson 7 7  $ 9,400.69 176 -
 Northeast US  MCC New York  New York  US-NY Rev. Pat Bumgardner 6 6  $ 5,161.30 255 -
 Southwest US  MCC Las Vegas  Las Vegas  US-NV Pastorate vacant 2 2  $ 2,606.26 182 -

Corporate Size Churches (over 350 average weekly attendees)

Network Church City State Pastor # months rptd  # months paid  Year-to-Date Contribution YTD Average Weekly Attendance  Current Month Average Weekly Attendance 
 Central US East  LifeJourney MCC  Indianapolis  US-IN Rev. Jeff Miner 9 9  $ 25,834.18 368 374
 East Florida  Sunshine Cathedral MCC  Ft. Lauderdale  US-FL Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins 9 9  $ 10,283.14 398 334
 Canada  MCC Toronto  Toronto  CA-ON Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes 8 8  $ 39,113.57 518 -
 South Gulf Coast  Resurrection MCC  Houston  US-TX Rev. Troy Plummer Treash 5 5  $ 18,071.27 436 -

Leadership in Average Weekly Attendance

Network Church City Country /State Pastor  # months rptd   # mo.s paid   YTD Average Weekly Attendance   Current Month Average Weekly Attendance 
 East Florida   Sunshine Cathedral MCC   Ft. Lauderdale   US-FL  Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins 9 9 398 334
 Central US East   LifeJourney MCC   Indianapolis   US-IN  Rev. Jeff Miner 9 9 368 374
 West Florida   King of Peace MCC   St. Petersburg   US-FL  Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis 9 9 281 253
 Southwest US   Founders MCC Los Angeles   Los Angeles   US-CA  Rev. Neil G Thomas 9 9 253 274
 East Florida   Joy MCC   Orlando   US-FL  Rev. Terri S. Steed 9 9 202 176
 Heartland   All God’s Children MCC   Minneapolis   US-MN  Rev. DeWayne Davis 9 9 166 176
 West Florida   Church of The Trinity MCC   Sarasota   US-FL  Rev. Charles Tigard 9 9 146 139
 East Florida   MCC of the Palm Beaches   West Palm Beach   US-FL  Rev. Dr. Lea Brown 9 9 145 136
 West Florida   Holy Cross MCC   Pensacola   US-FL  Pastorate vacant 9 9 126 145
 West Florida   MCC of Tampa   Tampa   US-FL  Rev. Pressley Sutherland 9 9 122 113
 Carolinas   St Jude’s MCC   Wilmington   US-NC  Rev. John A McLaughlin 9 9 114 128
 North Central US   MCC Detroit   Ferndale   US-MI  Rev. Roland Stringfellow 9 9 108 95
 West Florida   St. John the Apostle MCC   Ft. Myers   US-FL  Rev. Stephen Filizzi 9 9 105 100
 Carolinas   St John’s MCC   Raleigh   US-NC  Rev. Brendan Y. Boone 9 9 90 98
 West Florida   SunCoast Cathedral MCC   Venice   US-FL  Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy 9 9 86 91
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC Lubbock   Lubbock   US-TX  Tony Thieman-Somora 9 9 85 78
 Europe   MCC North London   London   UK-GB  Reverend Sharon Ferguson 9 9 84 90
 East Florida   Open Circle at the Villages MCC   Oxford   US-FL  Rev. Carol Chambers 9 9 77 64
 Southwest US   MCC of the Coachella Valley   Cathedral City   US-CA  Rev. Clinton Crawshaw 9 9 75 61
 East Florida   FirstCoast MCC   St. Augustine   US-FL  Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell 9 9 70 62
 Southwest US   Valley Ministries MCC   Stockton   US-CA  Rev. Terri L. Miller 9 9 63 74
 Eastern US   New Life MCC of Hampton Roads   Norfolk   US-VA  Rev. Mark Byrd 9 9 62 59
 South Gulf Coast   MCC of Baton Rouge   Baton Rouge   US-LA  Rev. A. Keith Mozingo 9 9 61 55
 New Mexico / Texas   Exodus MCC   Abilene   US-TX  Rev. Margaret Walker 9 9 59 63
 Central US East   MCC Louisville   Louisville   US-KY  Rev. Colleen Foley  9 9 58 56
 Southwest US   Water of Life MCC   Tucson   US-AZ  Rev. Charlie Arehart 9 9 48 40
 Eastern US   MCC of Northern Virginia    Fairfax   US-VA  Rev. Dr. Danny Spears 9 9 44 42
 East Florida   MCC Key West   Key West   US-FL  Rev. Steve Torrence 9 9 44 26
 Australasia   MCC Good Shepherd   Granville   AU-NSW  Rev. Robert Clark 9 9 43 26
 West Florida   Trinity MCC (FL)   Gainesville   US-FL  Rev. Kathy Beasley 9 9 40 37
 East Florida   Church of Our Savior MCC   Boynton Beach   US-FL  Pastorate vacant 9 9 38 32
 West Florida   Gentle Shepherd MCC   Tallahassee   US-FL  Rev. Elder Diane Fisher 9 9 38 42
 North Central US   Holy Covenant MCC   Brookfield   US-IL  Rev. Tanya Guzman 9 9 37 36
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC Amarillo   Amarillo   US-TX  Rev. Bernie Barbour 9 9 36 34
 Europe   Northern Lights MCC   Newcastle   UK-GB  Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston 9 9 36 33
 Eastern US   Open Door MCC   Boyds   US-MD  Rev. Miller J Hoffman 9 9 33 33
 Northeast US   MCC Hartford   Hartford   US-CT  Rev. Aaron Miller 9 9 32 42
 Southwest US   Resurrection Beach MCC   Costa Mesa   US-CA  Robert Ty Bradley 9 9 32 22
 South Gulf Coast   MCC of New Orleans   New Orleans   US-LA  Rev. Alisan Rowland 9 9 31 32
 North Central US   Heartland MCC   Springfield   US-IL  Rev. Gina Durbin 9 9 30 30
 East Florida   MCC Ocala   Ocala   US-FL  Rev. Janice Bowker 9 9 30 37
 Australasia   MCC Melbourne   Melbourne   AU-VIC  Pastoral Leader Sue Townsend 9 9 28 24
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama   The Rock MCC   Chattanooga   US-TN  Pastorate vacant 9 9 28 27
 North Central US   Reconciliation MCC   Grand Rapids   US-MI  Rev. Steph Maxson 9 9 27 29
 Pacific Northwest   Emerald City MCC Seattle   Seattle   US-WA  Rev. Amy Lambert-Burns 9 9 24 25
 New Mexico / Texas   Central Texas MCC    Waco   US-TX  Rev. Charley Garrison 9 9 24 22
 Eastern US   Shenandoah Valley MCC   Winchester   US-VA  Rev. Gail Minnick 9 9 22 24
 Central US East   Eternal Joy MCC   Dayton   US-OH  Rev. Joy Simpson 9 9 21 21
 Northeast US   Imago Dei MCC   Gradyville   US-PA  Pastorate vacant 9 9 20 15
 Central US East   New Creation MCC   Columbus   US-OH  Margaret R. Hawk 9 9 20 21
 Pacific Northwest   Liberating Spirit MCC   Garden City   US-ID  ILP Renee McCall 9 9 17 20
 Northeast US   Christ the Liberator MCC   Highland Park   US-NJ  Rev. Dr. Thomas Bohache 9 9 17 17
 Australasia   CRAVE MCC   Sydney   AU-NSW  Karl Hand 9 9 16 15
 Northeast US   MCC Boston   Boston   US-MA  Pastorate vacant 9 9 16 18
 Europe   Living Springs MCC   Bath   UK-GB  Rev. Kieren Bourne 9 9 15 25
 Southwest US   Antelope Valley MCC   Lancaster   US-CA  Rev. Dr. Gale Smith 9 9 12 9
 Europe   MCC South London   London   UK-GB  Rev. Dwayne Morgan 9 9 11 8
 Central US East   Appalachian MCC   St. Albans   US-WV  Michael Shields 9 9 6 5
 Europe   MCC Torbay    Torquay   UK-GB  Rev. Kevin Dudman 9 9 6 8
 Pacific Northwest   MCC of Portland   Portland   US-OR  Rev. Nathan Meckley 8 9 112
 North Central US   Milwaukee MCC   Milwaukee   US-WI  Rev. Wendy Woodruff 8 9 35
 Europe   MCC Brighton   Brighton   UK-GB  Rev. Michael Hydes 8 9 27
 Southwest US   MCC San Francisco   San Francisco   US-CA  Rev. Robert K. Shively 9 8 125 116
 Australasia   MCC Sydney   Sydney   AU-NSW  Rev. Greg Smith 9 8 92 83
 Heartland   First MCC of Kansas   Wichita   US-KS  Jackie Carter 9 8 62 56
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama   MCC of Our Redeemer   Augusta   US-GA  Rev. Rick Sosbe 9 8 60 73
 West Florida   Spirit of Life MCC   New Port Richey   US-FL  Pastorate vacant 9 8 39 39
 Europe   Salz der Erde MCC   Stuttgart   DE  Rev. Axel Schwaigert  9 8 24 22
 Australasia   MCC Auckland   Auckland   NZ  Rev. Doug McGee 9 8 4 5
 Canada   MCC Toronto   Toronto   CA-ON  Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes 8 8 518
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks   Austin   US-TX  Karen Thompson 8 8 244
 Southwest US   MCC San Diego   San Diego   US-CA  Rev. Daniel Koeshall 8 8 195
 Colorado / Nevada   MCC of The Rockies   Denver   US-CO  James S Burns 8 8 185
 Heartland   MCC of Greater St. Louis   St. Louis   US-MO  Rev. Wes Mullins 8 8 153
 Northeast US   MCC of the Lehigh Valley   Allentown   US-PA  Rev. Elizabeth J Goudy 8 8 100
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC of Greater Dallas   Dallas   US-TX  Rev. Colleen Darraugh 8 8 65
 Northeast US   MCC of the Spirit   Harrisburg   US-PA  Rev. Lori Rivera 8 8 62
 Carolinas   MCC Sacred Journey   Hendersonville   US-NC  Rev. Jan Nelson 8 8 49
 Canada   MCC London   London   CA-ON  Rev. Paul Whiting 8 8 49
 Africa   Good Hope MCC   Capetown   SA  Pastor Beulah Durrheim 8 8 45
 New Mexico / Texas   Trinity MCC (TX)   Arlington   US-TX  Curtis Smith/ Pastoral Leader 8 8 41
 New Mexico / Texas   Harvest MCC   Denton   US-TX  Rev. Jeannie George 8 8 39
 Eastern US   MCC Rehoboth   Rehoboth Beach   US-DE  Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt 8 8 38
 Southwest US   MCC Phoenix   Phoenix   US-AZ  Pastorate vacant 8 8 35
 North Central US   achurch4me? MCC   Chicago   US-IL  Rev. Jennie Kitch 8 8 29
 Eastern US   New Light MCC   Hagerstown   US-MD  Pastorate vacant 8 8 28
 Central US East   MCC of Paducah   Paducah   US-KY  Rev. Lillian Ferguson 8 8 24
 Colorado / Nevada   MCC Montana   Great Falls   US-MT  Rev. Micah G. Hartung 8 8 20
 Colorado / Nevada   MCC Family In Christ   Ft. Collins   US-CO  Rev. Ken Pilot 8 8 20
 Central US East   New Spirit MCC   Cincinnati   US-OH  Rev. Joy Simpson 8 8 17
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC of El Paso   El Paso   US-TX  Rev. Kati L Houts 8 8 16
 North Central US   MCC Peoria   Peoria   US-IL  Ray W Barkey 8 8 14
 Northeast US   MCC New Haven   New Haven   US-CT  Rev. Brian Hutchinson 8 8 14
 Europe   Icon MCC East London   London   UK-GB  Pastorate vacant 8 8 7
 North Central US   Angels of Hope MCC   Kaukauna   US-WI  Lay Led 8 8 7
 Eastern US   MCC Washington D.C.   Washington   US-DC  J. Dwayne Johnson 7 8 209
 Carolinas   MCC Winston-Salem   Winston-Salem   US-NC  Ron LaRocque 7 8 38
 Heartland   Spirit of Hope MCC   Kansas City   US-MO  Rev. Dr. Carol Trissell 9 7 75 105
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama   Our Hope MCC   Athens   US-GA  Rev. Dr. Renee DuBose 9 7 42 42
 Heartland   MCC of Topeka   Topeka   US-KS  Pastorate vacant 8 7 48
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC San Antonio   San Antonio   US-TX  Rev. Mick Hinson 7 7 176
 Carolinas   MCC Charleston   Charleston   US-SC  Rev. Lorraine 7 7 82
 Southwest US   Christ Chapel MCC   Santa Ana   US-CA  Pastorate vacant 7 7 70
 Eastern US   MCC of the Blue Ridge   Roanoke   US-VA  Rev. Joe Cobb 7 7 69
 North Central US   Divine Peace MCC   Pontiac   US-MI  Rev. Beth Rakestraw 7 7 34
 Carolinas   Imani MCC   Durham   US-NC  Rev. Marilyn O Bowens, Pastor 7 7 33
 Southwest US   Good Samaritan MCC   Whittier   US-CA  Rev. Gina L. Chapman 7 7 27
 Carolinas   New Life MCC   Charlotte   US-NC  Rev. Dawn J Flynn 7 7 21
 Pacific Northwest   River of Life MCC   Kenniwick   US-WA  Rev. Janet Pierce 7 7 17
 Australasia   CRAVE MCC Christchurch   Christchurch   NZ  Pastor Karl Hand 7 7 5
 Colorado / Nevada   Pike’s Peak MCC   Colorado Springs   US-CO  Interm Pastor – Rev. Jim Lynch 9 6 69 70
 Eastern US   MCC Baltimore   Baltimore   US-MD  Rev. Victoria L. Burson 9 6 65 73
 Northeast US   MCC New York   New York   US-NY  Rev. Pat Bumgardner 6 6 255
 Heartland   MCC Omaha   Omaha   US-NE  Rev. Tom R Emmett III 6 6 130
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama   MCC Knoxville   Knoxville   US-TN  Rev. Jill Sizemore 6 6 76
 Southwest US   Peninsula MCC   San Mateo   US-CA  Terri Echelbarger 6 6 45
 Southwest US   Open Arms MCC (HI)   Pahoa   US-HI  Rev. Dr. William H. Knight 6 6 33 27
 Europe   River of Life MCC   Dorchester   UK-GB  Rev. Catherine Dearlove 6 6 18
 Eastern US   Holy Redeemer MCC   College Park   US-MD  Rev. David North 6 5 24
 South Gulf Coast   Resurrection MCC   Houston   US-TX  Rev. Troy Plummer Treash 5 5 436
 Northeast US   Open Arms MCC (NY)   Rochester   US-NY  Pastorate vacant 5 5 49
 New Mexico / Texas   Wichita Falls MCC   Wichita Falls   US-TX  Rev. Mel Martinez 5 5 27
 Carolinas   MCC Charlotte   Charlotte   US-NC  Catherine Houchins 9 4 79 63
 Northeast US   Vision of Hope MCC   Mountville   US-PA  Pastor Deb Coggin 8 4 29
 Australasia   MCC Brisbane   Brisbane   AU-QLD  Rev. Dr. Leigh Neighbour 8 4 25
 New Mexico / Texas   MCC Albuquerque   Albuquerque   US-NM  Rev. Judith Maynard 7 4 98
 New Mexico / Texas   Agape MCC   Ft. Worth   US-TX  Rev. S. David Wynn, Sr. 9 3 81 65
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean   ICM Cristo Sanador   Rio Piedras   PR  Rev. George Gonzalez Medrano 9 3 54 46
 South Gulf Coast   Cornerstone MCC   Mobile   US-AL  Rev, Sandy O’Steen 3 3 81
 North Central US   MCC Illiana   Portage   US-IN  Rev. Michael Cooper 3 3 21
 Colorado / Nevada   MCC of Pueblo   Pueblo   US-CO  Rev. John Mark Hild 3 3 11
 South Gulf Coast   MCC Corpus Christi   Corpus Christi   US-TX  Rev. Ed. Paul 7 2 27
 Southwest US   MCC Las Vegas   Las Vegas   US-NV  Pastorate vacant 2 2 182
 Northeast US   MCC Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh   US-PA  Rev. Todd Goewev 2 2 17
 Eastern US   MCC Richmond   Richmond   US-VA  Carolyn Mobley 9 1 85 68
 Europe   MCC Montpellier    Montpellier   FR  Pastorate vacant 9 1 7 11
 Georgia / Tennessee / Alabama   First MCC of Atlanta   Atlanta   US-GA  Rev. Dr. T. Paul Graetz 1 1 115
 Iberoamerica / Caribbean   ICM Buenos Aires   Buenos Aires   Argentina  Gregorio Tobar 9 36 30
 Brasil   ICM Vitória   Capela   BR-Vitoria  Rev. Eliana Ferreira Vilela 9 11 10
 Europe   MCC Hamburg     Hamburg   DE  Thomas Friedhoff  9 9 8
 West Florida   New Day MCC of Naples   Naples   US-FL  Rev. Dr. Stephanie A. Burns 8 22
 Canada   MCC of Windsor   Windsor   CA-ON  Martha Daniels 8 16
 Brasil   ICM Belo Horizonte   Belo Horizonte   BR-MG  Sandro Aurelio Silva Brasileiro 4 13
 Europe   MCC Köln   Köln   DE  Ines-Paul Baumann 3 17
 Brasil   ICM Rio – Comunidade Betel   Rio de Janeiro   BR-RJ  Dc. Marcos Luiz Oliveira da Costa 2 17
 Brasil   ICM Baizada Fluminense   São João de Meriti – Rio de Janeiro   BR-RJ  Diác. Luiz Gustavo 2 6
Emerging Open Doors MCC Seoul Korea Daniel Payne 1 34

IT Manager – UFMCC

Job Title: IT Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations, Barbara Crabtree
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By: Barbara Crabtree
Prepared Date: 14 October 2014
Approved By: Barbara Crabtree
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary

The IT Manager works in a global capacity to optimize development for time, cost, quality and reliability of information systems to support the mission of Metropolitan Community Churches.  The Manager works closely with teams throughout the organization to create and maintain the multi-year technology roadmap for MCC; to acquire the necessary equipment and software, services and support required; and to identify and implement improvements in technology.  The Manager will establish and promote methods for sharing knowledge, tools, processes and resources between staff teams. Periodically the Manager will directly manage R&D projects of benefit to the entire organization.

The successful candidate will be highly technically proficient and have extensive experience in the management of technology.   Excellent problem solving, communication, listening and leadership skills are vital, as is the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and provide support remotely to the staff organization around the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create and manage Technology Plan to meet the global technology needs for the MCC organization.
  • Create and maintain multi-year roadmap for technology, including computer, phone and teleconference/videoconference to enable MCC to successfully work in the virtual world.
  • Consult with staff teams and advise on technology processes and decisions.
  • Establish and promote methods for sharing knowledge, tools, processes and communication between teams.
  • Identifies opportunities for adoption of new technologies that will benefit multiple projects or MCC and its churches as a whole.
  • Provide trouble-shooting and maintenance of MCC-owned computers, phones, devices, and other technology hardware.
  • Maintain inventory of MCC-owned computers, phones, devices, and other technology hardware.
  • Keep current on technology trends and advise staff on purchase requirements for computers, phones, devices and equipment when equipment is replaced/upgraded.
  • Provide technical support for the MCC website on a backup basis, to cover absence by the website manager; assist with maintenance of the MCC website on occasion, during times of peak demand.
  • Oversee the financial, administrative and logistical management of technology required for General Conference. Work closely with MCC’s Accounting Manager to monitor the event’s technology expenditures to meet budget goals.
  • Ensure the quality of the technical program at General Conference and other conferences/meetings where technical support is required.
  • Acquire input from professional management and appropriate volunteers on estimated technology costs. Document all assumptions associated with each line item.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of appropriate volunteers for all technology positions being fulfilled by volunteers.
  • Prepare and submit a conference final report as directed to document decisions, activities, results of experiments, and recommendations of importance to future General Conference planners
  • Participate in Conference Review as directed
  • Oversee all conference technical logistics, including evaluation of the venue’s ability to meet technical requirements during site selection.
Marginal Duties Other MCC Staff duties may also be assigned, time and workload permitting.
Supervisory Responsibilities No staff supervision, but significant amounts of volunteer coordination may be required.
Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education And/Or Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher with education or experience in Information Technology or comparable technical field.

 

In addition, the candidate must be a skilled user of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Email
  • Internet applications
  • Technical support
  • Telecommunication or video conferencing (e.g., Skype, Adobe Connect, etc.)
  • Social media
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical manuals, and specifications, conference reports and basic financial reports.
  • Ability to create project plans, communicate them and manage them through execution.
  • Ability to review and edit reports, including grammar and punctuation.
  • Generate correspondence according to needs of the job.
  • Effective verbal communications ability, interaction MCC staff members, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, and donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines.
  • Ability to assist team leaders and team members in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in revising documents to improve or update products produced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an office environment in which much interaction occurs through phone, email, messaging, Skype, and virtual meetings.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will need to complete the majority of tasks on a computer (PC or Mac), including reading typed and handwritten notes, receive email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive. The employee will also need to be able to access broadband internet in a home office.

The employee will need to communicate with the Director of Operations and others as needed by cell phone, email, and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).

Work Environment

The employee will either work from the MCC business office in Sarasota, Florida or in a home office for the majority of the hours each week. Some travel is required, including international travel.  All travel will be planned and coordinated with the Director of Operations.

 

Skills Required
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity, strategic and analytical thinking, with proven ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
  • Highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in additional languages is strongly preferred, specifically Spanish, Portuguese or German.
  • Effective use of Social Media in business applications
  • Proficiency in Word Press
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact is strongly preferred
  • Experience with graphic design is strongly preferred
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Experience with MCC General Conference is a plus
  • Database design and maintenance is a plus

 

Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership
  • Judgment and Ethics
  • High integrity
  • Team Player
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem-solver
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • Flexibility, including the ability to wear different ‘hats’

 

Other Important Information
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, eligible for benefits based on the MCC Employee handbook
  • Work schedule followed is generally between the hours of 9am and 5pm in the Eastern US time zone, however flexibility is needed to support occasional meetings or webinars outside those hours
  • Location: MCC Office in Sarasota, Florida is preferred as the primary work location; however work from home office may be acceptable, with occasional in-person meetings at a designated meeting location.
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: October 27th, 2014
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Janine McCarthy janinemccarthy@mccchurch.net

 

Earlham School of Religion – half-time teaching faculty appointment in Theological Studies

POSITIONS AT ESR

The Earlham School of Religion (ESR) seeks candidates for a half-time teaching faculty appointment in Theological Studies to begin July 1, 2015. Half-time constitutes teaching 3 courses per academic year. This will be a one-year contract, renewable annually contingent upon funding. Relocation to Richmond, Indiana is optional. While no committee work is expected, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in faculty meetings, either in person or electronically and to provide academic advising to students. Courses would be a combination of online, 2-week intensives, or residential semester courses.

Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Christian theological studies with an expertise in the area of Quaker theology. Candidates must also be in conversation with contemporary trends, such as emergent church, “unaffiliated” spiritualties, and/or other areas where the Quaker witness intersects with contemporary society. Candidates would be expected to contribute to the required courses of Theological Studies currently in the curriculum: Introduction to Theological Reflection, Contextual Theology (generally in conjunction with a 2-week trip to a foreign or domestic site), Constructive Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Dialogue.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching ability, including the application of emerging educational technologies through online and hybrid courses.

ESR is a seminary of the Religious Society of Friends, though over a third of the students are other than Quaker. ESR has about 100 students and is part of Earlham, sharing its campus with Earlham College, a respected liberal arts college of about 1200 students. ESR is also in partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, a seminary of similar size, which serves the Church of the Brethren, another historic peace church.

Qualified candidates from the Religious Society of Friends, women, and minorities are especially invited to apply. A cover letter explaining interest in the position, vita, and the names of three references may be sent no later than December 31, 2014 to:

Stephen Angell
Search Committee Chair
Earlham School of Religion
228 College Ave.
Richmond, IN 47374

Applications will begin to be reviewed in December and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Serie de Conferencias Virtuales – Queeriando Las Teologias

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Dra. Nancy Wilson
“ICM y la dialéctica de la decencia e indecencia”
15 de septiembre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Inglés)

Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales
“Hacia una teología queer de las relaciones ”
23 de septiembre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Español)

Dra. Genilma Boehler
“La olla de oro: método queer para la teología”
7 de octubre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Español)

Dra. Genilma Boehler
“El Dios queer”
21 de octubre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Portugués)

Dr. Theodore Jennings
“Más allá de Matrimonio: Una teología y ética de la promiscuidad”
3 de noviembre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Inglés y Español)

Dra. Kelby Harrison
“El Dios Langosta? Trascendiendo los límites de la razón teológica”
17 de novimebre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Inglés)

Dr. Luis N. Rivera Pagán
“Liberando a Dios de la homofobia”
10 de diciembre
20:00 hora estándar del este
(Inglés)

“Queeriando” Las Teologias

El Instituto “Darlene Garner” para la Formación del Liderazgo Iberoamericano de las Iglesias de la Comunidad Metropolitana y el Equipo de Teologías organiza un ciclo de seminarios en línea para 2014 en memoria de la teóloga argentina Marcella Althaus-Reid.

La serie de conferencias en línea “Marcella Althaus-Reid”, será un encuentro virtual con  teólogxs con propuestas teológicas con una  hermenéutica intertextual y de desplazamiento que podrían ayudarnos a  mirar los discursos de autoridad de las tradiciones cristianas de las perspectivas  de género y desde los cuerpos como espacios para el pensamiento teológico y las prácticas pastorales.

Serán un total de siete seminarios en línea “queer(endo)” nuestros discursos de Dios, que incluirá: teologías, estudios bíblicos y teología práctica. Utilizando el sistema de conferencia en línea lxs participantes podrán tener acceso a una conferencia en vivo o posteriormente tener acceso a la grabación. Las conferencias se ofrecerán en español, portugués e inglés, los documentos podrán consultarse en línea en tres idiomas: Español, Inglés y Portugués.


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“El paradigma es un paradigma indecente, porque desnuda y revela sexualidad y economía al mismo tiempo. Para conocer nuestra sexualidad no sólo necesitamos una teología indecente que pueda alcanzar al núcleo de las construcciones teológicas, en la medida que éstas hunden sus raíces en las sexuales, también la necesitamos porque las verdades teológicas son moneda dispensada y adquirida en mercados económicos teológicos”  Teología Indecente (2005: 34).

Teología Indecente 

Marcella Althaus–Reid 

(1952-2009)


RevNancy15 de septiembre 2014

Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson en 2005 fue electa  para el cargo de Moderadora de la Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana, movimiento global. Es la segunda persona, y la primera mujer en servir en ese papel desde la fundación de Iglesias Comunitarias Metropolitanas.

La Rev. Dra. Wilson obtuvo su B.A. de Allegheny College, su Maestría en Divinidad en  St. Cyril  y un Doctorado en Ministerio de la Episcopal Divinity School.

La Rev. Wilson ha sido el delegada oficial de ICM en  el Consejo Mundial de Iglesiasen  Asambleas Generales en Canberra, Australia (1991); Harare, Zimbabwe (1998); y Porto Alegre, Brasil (2006).

En 2011, el presidente Barack Obama nombró a la  Rev. Wilson al Consejo Asesor del Presidente sobre Asociaciones Religiosas y Vecinales. Tras la reelección del presidente Obama en 2013, la  Rev. Wilson fue parte del  Servicio de Oración Inaugural en la Catedral Nacional en Washington, DC, siendo el primer miembro del clero abiertamente gay a participar en participar en un evento de esta envergadura.

Los últimos trabajos publicados de laRev. Wilson incluyen: Outing the Bible: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Christian Scriptures (LifeJourney Press, 2013); Outing the Church: 40 Years in the Queer Christian Movement (LifeJourney Press, 2013); and Nossa Tribo: Gays, Deus, Jesus e a Bíblia (Metanoia, 2012).

La Rev. Wilson ha sido galardonada con el primer premio “Lazarus Award” de la Iglesia Presbiteriana y en 2012 fue invitada a predicar en las conferencias “Earl Lectures” en la Escuela de Religión del Pacífico.

Rev.-Dr.-Edgard-Francisco-Danielsen-Morales23 de septiembre  2014

Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales es el Pastor Asociado de la Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana en la ciudad de Nueva York (MCCNY).  Sus responsabilidades en MCCNY cubren una diversa gama de oportunidades para el desarrollo de la vida de la congregación.

Nace y crece en Puerto Rico en donde inicia su jornada espiritual nutriéndose de dos tradiciones: las iglesias Bautistas y Discípulos de Cristo (carismática).  Debido a su orientación sexual, su congregación bautista le retira del ministerio laico. Aún así la jornada espiritual no se detiene sino que se afirma a través del trabajo ministerial en otras organizaciones y comunidades. Ha servido en distintas posiciones de liderato en y fuera de MCC

Tiene una vasta experiencia en el mundo académico, como catedrático y decano. Actualmente es Candidato en el programa de licenciatura en psicoanálisis en la National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis y ofrece servicios de psicoterapia y psicoanálisis en el Theodor Reik Clinical Center, ambas organizaciones en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Genilma-Boehler7 & 21 de octubre 2014

Genilma Boehler  Licenciada en Teología por la Universidad Metodista de São Paulo (1985), con maestría en Teología Dogmática, con énfasis en Misionologia, por la Universidad de Nuestra Señora de Asunción, Paraguay (2001) y maestría en Ciencias Religiosas, por la Universidad Metodista de São Paulo (2003). Doctora en Teología por la Escuela Superior de Teología (EST), en São Leopoldo, RS (2010). Actualmente es docente en la Universidad  Bíblica Latinoamericana. Posee  experiencia como profesora universitaria en el área de Teología, Filosofía, Antropología, Humanidades, Feminismo y Género actuando sobre los siguientes temas: Teología Sistemática, Teología Latinoamericana, Teología Feminista, Teología Queer, Teología y Literatura. Posee experiencia con educación superior con clases presenciales y virtuales, con proyectos de investigación y extensión universitaria. A la par de la docencia, ha trabajado en Movimientos Sociales en diversas áreas: indigenismo, mujeres, Derechos Humanos, diversidad sexual.

Dr.-Theodore-Jennings3 de noviembre 2014

Dr. Theodore Jennings Profesor de Teología Bíblica y filosófica en el Seminario Teológico de Chicago, donde también fundó el programa de Estudios Queer en 1991 También ha sido profesor en la Universidad de Emory y en el Seminario Metodista de México. Ha escrito 20 libros y decenas de artículos sobre  liturgia,  Biblia, teología y la filosofía. Entre esos libros hay 4 que son lecturas “queer” de los textos bíblicos: El Hombre Jesús amó: Narrativas homoerótica del Nuevo Testamento (2003, también traducido al coreano y español); La herida de Jacob: Narrativa homoerótica en la literatura del Antiguo Israel (2005); Platón o Pablo: El origen de la homofobia occidental (2009) y, más recientemente, una ética queer sobre el sexo: Principios e Improvisaciones (2014)..

A  sus  70 años  se ha iniciado en la práctica deportiva de  las carreras de competición (incluyendo medias maratones y  triatlón) y disfruta de dibujo de figuras. Él vive en Chicago con su esposa de más de 40 años y que también comparten una casa en México.

Rev. Dr. Kelby Harrison

17 de novimebre 2014

Rev. Dr. Kelby Harrison es ministra ordenada recientemente en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana (15 de diciembre de 2013). Después de haber completado su doctorado en la ética, género y sexualidad en la Universidad de Northwestern (2010); fue becaria post-doctoral en Ética Social en el Seminario Teológico Unión, donde impartió clases de ética cristiana,  filosofía de la religión y  ética social LGBT. La Rev. Kelby se formó como capellán del hospital de la UCLA – Santa Monica Medical Center. Además, es autora del libro “Sexual Deceit: The Ethics of Passing” publicado por Lexington Press y co-editora de la antología Passing/Out: Identity Veiled publicado por  Ashgate Press. Rev. Kelby se complace en ser parte de las visiones teológicas   de ICM. En la actualidad reside en Los Angeles, California y es la orgullosa mamá de dos cachorros toy poodle : Anzu y Sakura.

Luis-N.-Rivera-Pagán10 de diciembre 2014

Luis N. Rivera Pagán  Profesor emérito de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras y del Seminario Teológico de Princeton, Nueva Jersey.  Aunque fuera de las aulas es difícil imaginar a Rivera Pagán como un profesor jubilado, más que nunca está activo ofreciendo charlas  y escribiendo trabajos académicos.

Obtuvo una M. Div. en el Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico en 1966, STM (1967) y MA (1968) en la Universidad de Yale y en 1970 su doctorado, también en la Universidad de Yale. Rivera Pagán hizo estudios post-doctorales en la Universidad de Tübingen, Alemania.

Durante 1970 y 2003, Rivera-Pagán fue profesor de Teología Sistemática en el Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico y profesor de Humanidades de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Entre 1999 y 2000 Rivera-Pagán fue Profesor Visitante de la cátedra “John Alexander Mackay”  en  el Seminario Teológico de Princeton. Esta cátedra llevada a cabo durante tiempo sabático generó su nombramiento en 2003 a la facultad del Seminario de Princeton, como Profesor de Ecumenismo y Misión. En junio de 2007 se retiró y fue electo profesor emérito.

Rivera-Pagán es un autor prolífico,  ha escrito y editado decenas de libros, números de revistas, capítulos, artículos y reseñas en libros y revistas.


 

To register for one or more lectures, follow this link:

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For questions, please contact Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León, Academic Dean of the Darlene Garner Institute for Ibero-American Leadership Formation -OFLD. You can reach her at revmargaritasanchezdeleon@mccchurch.net.

 

Kwanzaa 2014

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KWANZAA HISTORY

Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded US, a cultural organization, and started to research African “first fruit” (harvest) celebrations. Karenga combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations, such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu, to form the basis of Kwanzaa.

The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. Each family celebrates Kwanzaa in its own way, but celebrations often include songs and dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal. On each of the seven nights, the family gathers and a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder), then one of the seven principles is discussed. The principles, called the Nguzo Saba (seven principles in Swahili) are values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing community among African-Americans. Kwanzaa also has seven basic symbols which represent values and concepts reflective of African culture. An African feast, called a Karamu, is held on December 31.

This year we will focus on proverbs new and old.

Proverbs are the distilled genius of cultures. They identify and dignify a culture, bringing life into wisdom and wisdom into life. The purpose of African proverbs, just like any others, is to give people a sense of what’s right and wrong and teach them how to behave in a society. Proverbs have many uses in African societies. They may express an eternal truth. They may be a warning against foolish acts or a guide to good conduct. They may also bring special meaning to certain situations and may even solve particular problems. All of them, share common ground because they are here to teach us the same values and to help us have judgment. Even though some proverbs might seem as though they have absolutely nothing in common, in the end, they are all trying to achieve the aforementioned purpose. Both the “individual psychology” and the “community” code of conduct talk about how individuals or groups should act toward each other are expressed in proverbs. African proverbs express the wisdom of the African people and are a key to understanding the ways of life in the past, present and future.

Note: Each of the seven principles, is accompanied by a proverb and its explanation. It is paired with a short documentary related to the principle and proverb. It is our hope that the film will spark conversation at your gathering.

kwanzaa Umoja

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Unity : Umoja (oo–MO–jah)

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Proverb: There is strength in unity, but weakness in division.
Proverb Explanation: Unity is strength, division is weakness.

Massacre at Murambi

05:10 min | Documentary | Director: Sam Kauffmann | Producer: Sam Kauffmann
During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, a newly built secondary school on a hill named Murambi was the site of one of the world’s most horrifying mass murders. This film informs us about the events that took place at Murambi and explores the link between Rwanda and Darfur, Sudan.

kwannzaa Kujichagulia

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Self-determination: Kujichagulia (koo–gee–cha–goo–LEE–yah)

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

Proverb: If you borrow someone’s legs, you will go where they direct you.
Proverb Explanation: If one is too heavily indebted to someone, one will lose one’s independence.

What Does It Mean To Be An African American Woman Who Loves Hip Hop?
8:01 min | Documentary | Directed By Briana Noble & Free Spirit Media |
Exploring the hip-hop community through the lens of an African-American woman.

 

kwanzaa Ujima

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Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima (oo–GEE–mah)

To build and maintain our community together and make our sibling’s problems our problems and to solve them together.

Proverb: A bundle cannot be fastened with one hand.
Proverb Explanation: No person is completely self-sufficient. We have need of each other.

I Am Sean Bell
10:36 min | Documentary | Director: Stacey Muhammad | Producer: Stacey Muhammad
When I chose to do the Sean Bell film, I was extremely disturbed by the verdict and wanted to hear from the children, particularly young black boys, about their thoughts, fears and concerns regarding violence against black men. Most of the topics that interest me are those that give a voice to those often unheard populations of people, who indeed have stories to tell and victories to celebrate.

kwanzaa Ujamaa

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Cooperative Economics: Ujamaa (oo–JAH–mah)

To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Proverb: A bird builds with the feathers of others.
Proverb Explanation: No one can be totally self-sufficient.

A Loud Color

6:34 min | Documentary | Director: Brent Joseph | Producer: Brent Joseph

This film follows Louis Harding as he rebuilds the community center he opened just one month before Hurricane Katrina hit and destroyed his work. Despite the setback, 72-year-old Harding refuses to give up on his mission to combat poverty in New Orleans. He discusses the importance of history, heroes and self-esteem in the black community and explains why making his dream a reality is more important now than ever before.

kwanzaa Nia

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Purpose: Nia (nee–YAH)

To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Proverb: The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
Proverb Explanation: The destruction of the community nation starts in the home. Therefore, develop strong and productive families.

A Girl Like Me by Kiri Davis

07:08 min | Youth Documentary | Director: Kiri Davis | Producer: Reel Works Teen Filmmaking

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves. Kiri explores the way racial stereotypes influence the self-image of African American young women and children. Davis interviews teenage black women about their experience with racialized standards of beauty, and replicates the Kenneth Clark Doll Test, to show how black girls and boys to this day associate whiteness with beauty and virtue and blackness with ugliness and vice. Running Time 7:15 minutes

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Creativity: Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah)

To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Proverb: To stumble is not to fall, but to go forward faster.
Proverb Explanation: Mistakes are a part of the learning and creative process. If you learn from your mistakes, you will achieve at a faster pace.

The Apollos

06:00 min | Documentary | Director: Nick Parker, Jazmin Jones | Producer: Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)

The Apollos is about the struggle of a high school senior class to pass a bill making Martin Luther King’s birthday a nationally recognized holiday. The idea behind The Apollos came from us wanting to increase youth involvement in social issues, so we decided to use a powerful example. By combining the different interviews into one powerful story we created a non-traditional hybrid interview style to show the union of new and old ideas working towards the same goal. Hopefully today’s youth will learn from The Apollos and flex that metaphoric bicep in today’s adult run society. We want youth around the world to know they too are world citizens and have a voice. USE IT!

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Faith: Imani (ee–MAH–nee)

To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Proverb: Hope is the pillar of the world.
Proverb Explanation: Hope is a stronghold in a world of fluctuating circumstances.

Still Standing

07:44 min | Documentary | Producer: The Educational Video Center’s Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV) Program

Still Standing is an intimate portrayal of the challenges faced by Hurricane Katrina survivors six months after the storm. Ms. Gertrude, a determined New Orleans homeowner and grandmother, travels regularly from temporary housing in Houston, TX to what remains of her home. Caught in the midst of a real-estate frenzy without insurance money or federal assistance, Ms. Gertrude fights for the right to rebuild. Her story reveals familiar issues in urban American communities: the neglect of poor and minority neighborhoods, the inadequacy of public assistance to provide long-term solutions, and the struggles necessary to make positive change.

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Kwanzaa Nguzo Saba
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The Symbols of Kwanzaa: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/symbols.shtml
Greetings, Gifts, Decorations: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/greetings_and.shtml

kwanzaa Symbols
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The Celebration: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/celebrating.shtml
The Day of Meditation: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/meditation.shtml
FAQ’s: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/faq.shtml
Kwanzaa crafts: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/kwanzaa-crafts

2014 Kwanzaa Bingo
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2014 Kwanzaa Coloring Book
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It Is Never To Late To Begin Again: An adaptation of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Speech, How Long? Not Long!

Worship Celebration

A Kwanzaa / Black History Service – Rev. Vickey Gibbs

“How Long, Not Long” is the popular name given to the public speech delivered by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after the successful completion of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25, 1965.

 

Reader One: My dear and abiding friends  and to all of the distinguished Americans seated here on the rostrum, and to all of the freedom-loving people who have assembled here and those assembling all over our nation and all over the world. Fifty years ago, more than eighteen million of us started on a mighty walk. We have walked through desolate valleys and across the trying hills. We have walked on meandering highways and rested our bodies on rocky byways. Some of our faces are burned from the outpourings of the sweltering sun. Some have literally slept in the mud. We have been drenched by the rains. Our bodies are tired and our feet are somewhat sore.

All: How long? Not long!

Reader Two: But today as I stand before you and think back over that great march, I can say, as Sister Pollard said—a seventy-year-old Negro woman who lived in during the bus boycott — and one day, was asked while walking if she didn’t want to ride. And when she answered, “No,” the person said, “Well, aren’t you tired?” And with her ungrammatical profundity, she said, “My feets is tired, but my soul is rested.” (Yes, sir. All right) And in a real sense this afternoon, we can say that our feet are tired, (Yes, sir) but our souls are rested.

All:  My feets is tired, but my soul cannot yet rest!

Reader Two: They told us we wouldn’t get there. And there were those who said that we would get there only over their dead bodies, and  all the world today knows that we are not there yet as we still stand before the forces of power saying,

All: “We ain’t goin’ let nobody turn us around!”

Reader Three: Now it is not an accident that one of the great marches of American history terminate in Montgomery, Alabama. As in 1955, in that very city, a new philosophy was born of the Negro struggle. Montgomery was the first city in the South in which the entire Negro community united and squarely faced its age-old oppressors.  Out of this struggle, more than bus [de]segregation was won; a new idea, more powerful than guns or clubs or official oppression was born. Negroes took it and carried it across the South in epic battles that electrified the nation and the world.

All: We shall overcome!

Reader Four: Yet, strangely, the initial climactic conflicts always were fought and won on Alabama soil. After Montgomery’s, heroic confrontations loomed up in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, now Missouri, Florida, New York and elsewhere. But not until the colossus of segregation was challenged in Birmingham did the conscience of America begin to bleed. White America was profoundly aroused by Birmingham because it witnessed the whole community of Negroes facing terror and brutality with majestic scorn and heroic courage. Today that same conscience of America must bleed again as we face new waves of oppression. May the wells of that democratic spirit arise anew, such that the nation finally forces Congress to write legislation in the hope that it would eradicate the stain of injustice through wrought through official oppression by our militarized police forces, mandatory minimum are eradicated, stand your ground laws are repealed, the school to prison pipeline is dismantled and congressional gerrymandering is no more. Yes, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave Negroes some part of their rightful dignity, but without these injustices addressed.

All:  It is dignity without strength.

Reader Five: Once more it is time for the community to mobilize and unsheathe from its scabbard, the weapon of nonviolence resistance, to confront the adversary. And again the brutality of a dying order shrieks across the land. As Selma, Alabama, became a shining moment in the conscience of a nation, may Staten Island, New York, Ferguson, Missouri, Cleveland, Ohio and Miami Gardens, Florida. If the worst in American life lurked in these dark streets, the best of American instincts must arose passionately from across the nation to overcome it. This is the moment in American history for all honorable and more inspiring clergy and laity of every race and faith pouring into than the pilgrimage of Selma to face danger (Yes) at the side of its embattled Negroes.

All: The confrontation of good and evil compressed in the tiny community of Selma generated the massive power to turn the whole nation to a new course. The confrontation of good and evil in Florida, Missouri, New York, Australia, Brazil, the United kingdom can again generate the power necessary to turn the whole world towards a new course.

 

Reader Six: On our part we must pay our profound respect to our allies, white Americans,  who cherish their democratic traditions over the ugly customs and privileges of generations and come forth boldly to join hands with us.  Racial segregation as a way of life did not come about as a natural result of hatred between the races immediately after the Civil War. There were no laws segregating the races then. And as the noted historian, C. Vann Woodward, in his book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, clearly pointed out then and Michelle Alexander in her book, The New Jim Crow, the segregation of the races was really a political stratagem employed to keep the southern masses divided and southern labor the cheapest in the land. You see, it was a simple thing to keep the poor white masses working for near-starvation wages in the years that followed the Civil War. Why, if the poor white plantation or mill worker became dissatisfied with his low wages, the plantation or mill owner would merely threaten to fire him and hire former Negro slaves and pay him even less. Thus, the southern wage level was kept almost unbearably low. Yet toward the end of the Reconstruction era, something very significant happened. That is what was known as the Populist Movement.

All: Jim Crow still lives

Reader Seven:  The leaders of this movement began awakening the poor white masses and the former Negro slaves to the fact that they were being fleeced by the emerging corporate interests. Not only that, but they began uniting the Negro and white masses into a voting bloc that threatened to drive the corporate interests from the command posts of political power in the South. To meet this threat, the southern aristocracy and capitalists began immediately to engineer the development of a segregated society.

All: Jim Crow still lives.

Reader Eight: I want you to follow me through here because this is very important to see the roots of racism. Through their control of mass media, they revised the doctrine of white supremacy. They saturated the thinking of the poor white masses with it, thus clouding their minds to the real issue involved in the Populist Movement. They then directed the placement on the books of the South laws that made it a crime for Negroes and whites to come together as equals at any level. And that did it. That crippled and eventually destroyed the Populist Movement of the nineteenth century.

All: Let us pledge to revive the Movement and end Jim Crow forever!

Reader Nine: If it may be said of the slavery era that the white man took the world and gave the Negro Jesus, then it may be said of the Reconstruction era that the southern aristocracy took the world and gave the poor white man Jim Crow. He gave him Jim Crow. And when his wrinkled stomach cried out for the food that his empty pockets could not provide, he ate Jim Crow, a psychological bird that told him that no matter how bad off he was at least he was a white man, better than the black man. And he ate Jim Crow. And when his undernourished children cried out for the necessities that his low wages could not provide, he showed them the Jim Crow signs on the buses and in the stores, on the streets and in the public buildings. And his children, too, learned to feed upon Jim Crow, their last outpost of psychological oblivion.

All: How long O Lord, how long?

Reader Ten: Thus, the threat of the free exercise of the ballot by the Negro and the white masses alike resulted in the establishment of a segregated society. They segregated southern money from the poor whites; they segregated southern mores from the rich whites; they segregated southern churches from Christianity; they segregated southern minds from honest thinking; and they segregated the Negro from everything. That’s what happened when the Negro and white masses of the South threatened to unite and build a great society: a society of justice where none would pray upon the weakness of others; a society of plenty where greed and poverty would be done away; a society of brotherhood where every man would respect the dignity and worth of human personality.

All: We shall unite, we shall overcome!

Reader Ten: We’ve come a long way since that travesty of justice was perpetrated upon the American mind. James Weldon Johnson put it eloquently. He said:

Congregational Song:  Lift Every Voice and Sing

Reader One: Today I want to tell the city of Selma, today I want to say to the state of Alabama, today I want to say to the people of America and the nations of the world, that we are not about to turn around. We are on the move now and no wave of racism can stop us. We are on the move now. The burning of our churches will not deter us. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. We are on the move now. The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. We are on the move now. The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. We are on the move now. Like an idea whose time has come, not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. We are moving to the land of freedom and justice.

All: We are moving, we are marching!

Reader Two: Let us therefore continue our triumphant march to the realization of the American dream. Let us march on segregated housing until every ghetto or social and economic depression dissolves, and we ALL live side by side in decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Let us march on segregated schools until every vestige of segregated and inferior education becomes a thing of the past, and we ALL study side-by-side in the socially-healing context of the classroom.

All: Let us march!

Reader Three: Let us march on poverty until no American parent has to skip a meal so that their children may eat. March on poverty until no starved man walks the streets of our cities and towns in search of jobs that do not exist. Let us march on poverty until wrinkled stomachs in Mississippi are filled, and the idle industries of Appalachia are realized and revitalized, and broken lives in sweltering ghettos are mended and remolded. Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. Let us march on ballot boxes until the salient misdeeds of gerrymandering will be transformed into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens. Let us march on ballot boxes until the Wallaces’ of our nation tremble away in silence. Let us march on ballot boxes until we send to our city councils, state legislatures, and the United States Congress, people who will not fear to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.

All: Let us march!

Reader Four: Let us march on ballot boxes until community becomes more than a meaningless word in an opening prayer, but the order of the day on every legislative agenda. Let us march on ballot boxes until all over the world God’s children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor. There is nothing wrong with marching in this sense. The Bible tells us that the mighty men of Joshua merely walked about the walled city of Jericho and the barriers to freedom came tumbling down. I like that old Negro spiritual, “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” In its simple, yet colorful, depiction of that great moment in biblical history, it tells us that:

Congregational Song: Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho

Reader Five: These words I have given you just as they were given us by the unknown, long-dead, dark-skinned originator. Some now long-gone black bard bequeathed to posterity these words in ungrammatical form, yet with emphatic pertinence for all of us today. The battle is in our hands. And we can answer with creative nonviolence the call to higher ground to which the new directions of our struggle summons us. The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one. There are no broad highways that lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. But we must keep going. Let us now add to this list the names of all those who have fought and, yes, died in the nonviolent army of our day and through stand your ground laws and police brutality: Medgar Evers, three civil rights workers in Mississippi last summer,  William Moore, the Reverend James Reeb, Jimmy Lee Jackson, and four little girls in the church of God in Birmingham on Sunday morning, Travon Martin, Micahel Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice  (Pause for names to be added and the names are scrolled on screen from the Stolen Lives Project)  Yet in spite of this, we must go on and be sure that they did not die in vain. The pattern of their feet as they walked through Jim Crow barriers in the great stride toward freedom is the thunder of the marching at Jericho, and the world rocks beneath their tread.

All: We must keep marching!

Reader Six: My people, my people, listen. The battle is in our hands. The battle is in our hands in Mississippi and Alabama and all over the United States and around the world. I know there is a cry today When will we be allowed to  return to normalcy?”  I have a message that I would like to leave this evening. That is exactly what we don’t want, and we will not allow it to happen, for we know that it was normalcy in Marion that led to the brutal murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson.  It was normalcy in Birmingham that led to the murder on Sunday morning of four beautiful, unoffending, innocent girls. It was normalcy on Highway 80 that led state troopers to use tear gas and horses and billy clubs against unarmed human beings who were simply marching for justice. It was normalcy by a cafe in Selma, Alabama, that led to the brutal beating of Reverend James Reeb. It was normalcy that allowed for the Stand Your Ground to be used to justify the deaths of Travon Martin and  Sherdavia Jenkins and  Daniel Amore. It was normalcy for the police to brutalize Keyarika Diggles and  Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas. It was normalcy that led to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

All: The battle is in our hands..

Reader Seven: It is normalcy all over our country which leaves the people of color perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of vast ocean of material prosperity. It is normalcy for voter ID laws to prevent people of color from voting. No, we must not allow a return to normalcy. The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy that recognizes the dignity and worth of all of God’s children. The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy that allows judgment to run down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy of siblinghood, the normalcy of true peace, the normalcy of justice.

All:  No, we must not allow a return to normalcy.

Reader Eight: And so as we go away this afternoon, let us go away more than ever before committed to this struggle and committed to nonviolence. I must admit to you that there are still some difficult days ahead. We are still in for a season of suffering in many of the black belt. I must admit to you that there are still jail cells waiting for us, and stark and difficult moments. But if we will go on with the faith that nonviolence and its power can transform bleak yesterdays into bright tomorrows, we will be able to change all of these conditions. And so I plead with you, as we move ahead: remain committed to nonviolence. Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate, but to win understanding and justice. We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. And that will be a day not of white or brown or black. That will be the day of humanity as humanity.

All: We are committed to the struggle!

Reader Nine: I know you are asking today, “How long will it take?” Somebody’s asking, “How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, confuse their understanding, and drive wisdom from her sacred throne?” Somebody’s asking, “When will wounded justice, lying prostrate on the streets and in communities all over the world, be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of humanity?” Somebody’s asking, “When will the radiant star of hope be plunged against the nocturnal bosom of this lonely night, plucked from weary souls with chains of fear and the manacles of death? How long will justice be crucified, and truth bear it?”

All: Yes, how long O Lord, how long?

Reader Ten: I come to say to you, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long   because “truth crushed to earth will rise again.”  How long? Not long, because “no lie can live forever.” How long? Not long, because “you shall reap what you sow.” How long? Not long: truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne, yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above thine own.

How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

How long? Not long, because:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;

God is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;

God has loosed the fateful lightning of the terrible swift sword;

God’s truth is marching on.

You have sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;

You are sifting out the hearts of all before Your judgment seat.

O, be swift, my soul, to answer ! Be jubilant my feet!

Our God is marching on.

Glory, hallelujah! Glory, hallelujah!

Glory, hallelujah! Glory, hallelujah!

God’s truth is marching on.

 

Congregational Song: Glory Glory Hallelujah!

Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator – 1 Year Contractor Position

The MCC Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) is seeking an Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator for a new contract position to perform as required and mutually agreed the following services:

 

A. Take the lead on identifying topics and presenters for online courses and webinars;

B. Advise the OFLD ont he potential for virtual technology for leadership development, training, care and connection, and spiritual development;

C. Function as a project manager for webinars offered by the OFLD;

D. Interface with all MCC offices to identify topics and presenters for online offerings;

E. Follow up with presenters to determine availability;

F. Coordinate scheduling and keep the Master Calender for the Online Learning Center; and

G. Provide occasional technical support and trainig for OFLD webinars.

 

This position will be accountable to the Director of the OFLD for the length of the contract, starting 1 November 2014 and ending 31 December 2015.

Application deadline is October 17th

This contract position is not a hired staff position and therefore is not eligible for employment benefits. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to MarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net

2014 Native American History Month

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The Office of Emerging Ministries is charged with edifying our congregations, spiritual communities and new works into inclusive communities. Towards that effort, one of my responsibilities is to provide our movement with resources and information regarding diverse non-dominant populations who are threads in the fabric of MCC. It is my belief that the more we know about other peoples and cultures, the less we fear them.

Profile: Maury Evans

MauryE1. When did you recognize your cultural heritage and sexual orientation? Feel free to share what that means/meant to you and how it influenced your growing up.

When I was in high School, I was at my Aunt’s house and her nail guy came over to give her a manicure. He was gay and Native American as well. After he left, my aunt said as Indian’s we are not to discriminate against gay people because in a community (tribal environment) every person had a purpose. This includes gay people. So as Natives, she said, we don’t discriminate against gay people. This was my first integration and awareness between my culture and being gay.

Growing up in an integrated house, my dad being Caucasian and my mom Native, I was introduced to both cultures. We lived closer to my Native American side of the family and they have always been very accepting of me and even as an Adult, that side of the family has met my partner Kirk and they have been very gracious.

On October 1st, Kirk and I will be married. That day is our 20th anniversary and the pastor of MCC Portland Nathan Meckley will be performing the marriage ceremony.

2. When did you find MCC? Please feel free to share your introduction story to MCC.

I first heard of MCC when I lived in Texas back in the 80’s. I have always gone to church but always put up with the negative rhetoric about gay people in the church. When I came out to myself, I wanted to find a church that I would feel comfortable. My gay friends at the time told me about MCC but it was not until later in life that I entered an MCC church. The first MCC that I went to was in my hometown of Ft. Collins, Colorado. It wasn’t till years later that I became a regular attender at MCC Portland.

When I first moved to Portland, OR, I had started a theatre company Raven Wind Players for Native American children. I wrote historical Native American plays and the Native kids in Portland rehearsed and performed. I did these through Church of the Four Winds (of which I became a board member) and also through the Vancouver, WA Title 9 Indian Education Program.

One of the little boys at Church of the Four Winds and who was in Raven Wind Players, needed a heart transplant but of course this was very expensive. So I decided to put together a concert to help raise money for medical expenses. This is when I met Mark C. Brown who is now at MCC Houston. We put together the concert and raised some money and out of this we created a Gospel trio called WE3. We did a couple more concerts as WE3 to help raise some funds for this little boy.

Through WE3, is how I came to MCC Portland. Since we billed ourselves as a Gay Gospel Trio, I thought it would be good to be based in church that celebrates ones faith and embraces the LGBT culture.

3. How have you been able to weave into the fabric of MCC your cultural heritage, if you celebrate same, or how you would like to, if you have not been able to as of yet.

At MCC Portland, we have not yet really embraced the Native culture but the church is open to it.

4. Is there a piece of poetry, prose, pictures, music that you would like to share with MCC that worship communities may incorporate into the life of their worship? If so, please provide it for the resource by attaching it or sending a link to it or where I can obtain it.

The past 3 years now, I have written Christmas Shows for MCC Portand as well as Resurrection MCC in Houston, Texas. This has been a great fund raiser for our church and it has been a blessing writing these shows along with my BFF Mark C. Brown.

5. Are there any resources you recommend that MCC read/listen to, etc. in order to broaden our cultural understanding of your cultural heritage?

Litany of Six Directions

(Source unknown; inspired by a traditional Native American blessing.)
Leader: We turn to the West for a blessing to the Spirit of Shalom, Peace: make us whole, make us holy, help us to love you and one another with our whole heart, our whole mind, our whole being, we pray:
People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.
Leader: We turn to the North for a blessing to the Spirit of Integrity: give us your strength and the courage to endure all the problems we may face, we pray:
People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.
Leader: We turn to the East for a blessing, to the Spirit of Illumination: open our eyes to the sacredness of every living thing, we pray:
People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.
Leader: We turn to the South for a blessing, to the Spirit of Transformation: help us to grow in wisdom and grace and the goodness of the ages, we pray:
People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.
Leader: We look to the Heavens, to the Spirit of Openness: fill us with a breadth of vision to see that your love embraces all, we pray:
People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.
Leader: We touch the Earth for a blessing, and thereby touch the Spirit that lives among us and within us: help us to be more human and to praise you through the work of our hands, we pray:
People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.
Leader: Let us go from here blessed and renewed in the Spirit of Peace, in the Spirit of Integrity, in the Spirit of Illumination, in the Spirit of Transformation, with hopes lifted high to the heavens and with hearts loving the earth in the name of our loving, creating, nurturing God.
People: Amen!

Smudging Ceremony

(Source unknown)
The smudging ceremony is likened to a prayer of confession, as we purify our minds and hearts before we partake of Holy Communion. (Reach out for the smoke and draw it into your heart.)

One: Spirit of God, present in the East, the direction of the rising sun, we greet You and seek peace and light, wisdom and knowledge. You bring us the hope of a new day, hope that we can live in harmony with one another and with the whole community of life.

Many: Spirit of the East, awaken in us new hopes, new dreams; invigorate us to reach out and grasp the miracles that are given birth with each new dawn. may we not continue to live in darkness. We are grateful for these gifts, Creator God.

Spirit of God, present in the South, whence comes warmth, maturity, and growth, we greet You. We ask for the spirit of growth, of fertility, of gentleness. Give us seeds and rain that the flowers, trees, and fruits of the earth may grow. These are gifts offered to us from You, Creator God.

Spirit of the South, thaw and soften the coldness of our world. Draw us by the urgings of your warm breath to break through the soil of our own barrenness and fears. Give us the warmth of happy families and good friendships. We are grateful for Your gifts of food, Creator God.

Spirit of God, present in the West, home of the rain, purifying waters that sustain all living things, we greet You. We turn to You in praise of sunsets and in thanksgiving for the change of seasons. You give us a time to rest and recall with gladness all that has happened each day.

We greet you, Spirit of the West, for you cool our hot and tired bodies; refresh and bring laughter to our hearts. Guide us at the end of each day that, filled with your peace, we might rest securely in your great mystery of night until morning calls us forth again.

Spirit of God, present in the North, the place of cold and mighty winds, the white snows, teaching us strength and endurance, we greet You.

Teach us, Spirit of the North, in the solitude of winter, to wait in darkness with the sleeping earth, believing that we, like the earth, already hold within ourselves the seeds of new life. Help us to be faithful when the struggles of life are hard.

We greet You, Creator God, present in the heavens above where we receive darkness and light. You breathe into our nostrils the breath of life. You send us melody in the skies through Your winged creatures. The moon and stars influence the seasons of life, thereby insuring a balance harmony of all You have created.

We are grateful for these gifts, Creator God.

We greet You, Spirit God of the Earth. It is from You we came, as from a mother; You nourish us still and give us shelter.

For all the plant life and animal life, for nourishment provided for us by Mother Earth, we are grateful, Creator God. Teach us to use with care your gifts.

May we walk good paths, living on this earth as siblings should; rejoicing in one another’s blessing, living in harmony with all of Your creation and together with You, Creator God, always renewing the face of the earth. Amen.

Worship Resources

Additional Native American music and litanies can be found in Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources (Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 1992).

North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies videos posted on YouTube include discussions that can help a viewer understand Aboriginal culture.

The Story of the Algonquin: The Invisible Nation is a documentary film that tells the story of the Algonquin people in Quebec.

Gospel Resources for Native Americans

 

Educational Resources

These resources can help congregations

    • lift up the concerns of Native American/Aboriginal people

    • encourage deeper understanding and appreciation for the richness of Native American/Aboriginal culture

    • enrich their celebration of Native American/Aboriginal Awareness Month

Hand in Hand: Helping Children Celebrate Diversity (Second Edition) This curriculum for children was originally developed and written by a multicultural team of RCA authors. The second edition has been revised to meet the learning needs of a wider age group (K-6) as it continues to address vital issues related to diversity and unity in the church. Order from Faith Alive Christian Resources: (800) 333-8300 or www.faithaliveresources.org; or download a sample lesson from the book in PDF form.

reForming Relationships, a cross-Canada art tour, is inspired by God’s call to live as people of reconciliation. Through a dynamic artwork series by Cree artist Ovide Bighetty and through tour events, reForming Relationships creates space for listening, learning, dialogue, and building relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.

The Blanket Exercise is a tool to help people understand why reconciliation is needed between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada and how to take steps toward reconciliation and new relationships.

 

Join faith leaders in taking action to advance environmental justice

Contact the EPA
LimerickPowerPlantThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued it’s first-ever Climate Power Plan.  The plan would cut carbon pollution from power plants by requiring operators to identify and utilize the best and cheapest ways to reduce pollution, especially from fossil fuels.  While some states have taken aggressive action to curb power plant emissions, the EPA proposal would create new national standards that elevate all states to the same level.  Under the plan, the EPA estimates that by 2030, the country’s power operators would emit 30% less carbon pollution than they did in 2005.
The EPA is requesting comments from the public on the plan.  MCC is joining with other faith groups to encourage people to offer their support for this plan. While it is not all that seek in  advancing creation care and environmental justice, it is a huge step forward.  Sojourners has established a portal to send your support directly to the EPA.  You may also submit public comments through the EPA’s website. Please do so by October 16th.

 

Support the People’s Climate March

Activists have organized the largest-ever gathering of people marching for climate justice, to take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in New York City.  This march is being held in advance of the September 23rd UN Summit on Climate Change.  The UN summit seeks to build international agreement ways to reduce global warming.   If you are in the DC area, groups are providing transportation to the march:

 

  • People's Climate March_0The DC Sierra Club is organizing a one-day bus trip from Union Station in Washington, DC
  • Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light has organized buses and hotel rooms

On Friday, September 19th at the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, MCC Presiding Moderator Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson will give an address on why LGBTQI people of faith care about climate change, “A Queer Response to Climate Change.” She will be joined by activist and queer performance artist Peterson Toscano.

 

If you cannot participate in person in the march or hear Moderator Wilson’s address, here are actions you can take:

  • Join the Global Climate Chorus around the world on 21 September at 1:00 pm (local time), when faith communities will be making prayerful, sacred sounds outdoors
  • Add a section to the Climate Ribbon
  • Share your thoughts through social media:
    • Facebook comments and pictures should use #climatechorus
    • Twitter tag @ourvoices2015 and hashtag #climatechorus
    • Email your photos or videos to info@ourvoices.net

.  The plan would cut carbon pollution produced by power plants by requiring operators to identify and utilize utilize the best and cheapest ways to reduce pollution, especially from fossil fuels.  While some states have taken aggressive action to curb power plant emissions, the EPA proposal would create new national standards that elevate all states to the same level. Under the plan, the EPA estimates that by 2030, the country’s power operators would emit 30% less carbon pollution than it did in 2005.  .

This action alert was prepared by the Public Policy Team of 

Metropolitan Community Churches and the Global Justice Institute.  

For more information, contact the Public Policy Team at mccadvocacy@mccchurch.net.

2014 LGBT History Month

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2014 Fellowship Sunday Campaign

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Sign up now as a Pacesetter to take up a special offering for Fellowship Sunday. Email FellowshipSunday@MCCchurch.net with your church name, location, pastor name, planned offering date, and commitment to pray.

We’ve said it before, and it’s worth repeating: We are stronger together! One of the ways we connect and grow together is through our Networks. I want to thank all of the Pacesetter churches that have already signed up to participate in the Fellowship Sunday Offering, some of whom have already taken up this offering. We would love to add your church’s name to the list, and it’s not too late! Your support of Fellowship Sunday will go towards continuing to resource and empower our Networks to better serve you, which will, in turn, further our capacity to grow stronger together. And thank you to all of the churches that have also committed to pray for the health and vitality of our churches and Fellowship!

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Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson says she believes Networks are the glue that will hold MCC together and help us live up to the vision of our Strategic Plan. In the past year, we have seen the Networks help MCC live out its Strategic Plan in the area of global outreach and visibility.

One example: Network Leader Jochen Gewecke recently led the first Europe Network gathering with participants from eight European countries, the U.S., and Puerto Rico. This included participants from emerging groups and churches in Portugal, Italy, Finland, and Sweden, all of whom benefited from leadership training, fellowship, and networking to grow their churches. The Europe Network is also working with emerging groups and churches from the Netherlands, Spain, Romania, and Lithuania to expand and strengthen MCC’s presence throughout Europe.

Sign up now as a Pacesetter to take up a special offering for Fellowship Sunday. Email FellowshipSunday@MCCchurch.net with your church name, location, pastor name, planned offering date, and commitment to pray.

 

Blessings,

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Rev. Tony Freeman

Director of the Office of Church Life and Health

Tony Freeman (2014)

 

Pacesetters

as of 10 November 2014

aChurch4Me MCC
Chicago, Illinois, USA – Rev. Jennie Kitch, Pastor
All God’s Children MCC
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – Rev. DeWayne Davis, Pastor
Cornerstone MCC
Mobile, Alabama, USA – Rev. Sandy O’Steen, Pastor
Exodus MCC
Abilene, Texas, USA – Rev. Margaret Walker, Pastor
FirstCoast MCC
St. Augustine, Florida, USA – Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell, Pastor
Founders MCC Los Angeles
California, USA – Rev. Dr. Neil Thomas, Pastor
Heartland MCC
Springfield, Illinois, USA – Rev. Gina Durbin, Interim Pastor
Imago Dei MCC
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, USA – Rev. Dexter Brecht, Pastor
King of Peace MCC
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA – Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis, Pastor
Living Springs MCC
Bath, England – Rev. Kieren Bourne, Pastor
MCC Amarillo
Texas, USA – Rev. Bernie Barbour, Pastor
MCC Baton Rouge
Louisiana, USA – Rev. Keith Mozingo, Pastor
MCC Boston
Massachusetts, USA – Open pulpit
MCC Brighton
UK – Open pulpit
MCC Brisbane
Australia – Rev. Dr. Leigh R Neighbour, Pastor
MCC Charleston
South Carolina, USA – Rev. Lorraine Brock, Pastor
MCC Detroit
Michigan, USA – Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Pastor
MCC Good Shepherd
Western Sydney, Australia – Rev. Robert Clark, Pastor
MCC Key West
Florida, USA – Rev. Steve Torrence, Pastor
MCC Louisville
Kentucky, USA – Rev. Colleen Foley, Pastor
MCC Lubbock
Texas, USA – Rev. Tony Thieman-Somora, Pastor
MCC of Albuquerque
New Mexico, USA – Rev. Judith Maynard, Pastor
MCC of Greater Saint Louis
Missouri, USA – Rev. Wes Mullins, Pastor
MCC of Hartford
Connecticut, USA – Rev. Aaron Miller, Pastor
MCC of New Orleans
Louisiana, USA – Rev. Alisan Rowland, Pastor
MCC of Northern Virginia
Fairfax, Virginia, USA – Rev. Danny Spears, Pastor
MCC of the Coachella Valley
Cathedral City, California, USA – Rev. Clinton Crawshaw, Pastor
MCC of the Quad Cities
Davenport, Iowa, USA – Rev. Rich Hendricks, Pastor
MCC of the Spirit
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Rev. Lori Rivera, Pastor
MCC of Topeka
Kansas, USA – Open pulpit
MCC Portland
Oregon, USA – Rev. Nathan Meckley, Pastor
MCC San Diego
California, USA – Rev. Dan Koeshall, Pastor
MCC San Francisco
California, USA – Rev. Robert Shively, Pastor
MCC Winston-Salem
North Carolina, USA – Rev. Ron LaRocque, Pastor
New Creation MCC
Columbus, Ohio, USA – Rev. Margaret Hawk, Pastor
New Life MCC
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA – Rev. Dawn Flynn, Pastor
New Light MCC
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA – Rev. Kelly Crenshaw & Rev. Sherry Miller, Transitional Co-Pastors
New Spirit MCC
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – Rev. Joy Simpson, Pastor
Northern Lights MCC
Newcastle, UK – Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, Pastor
Open Arms MCC
Pahoa, Hawaii, USA – Rev. Dr. William Knight
Open Circle MCC
Oxford, Florida, USA – Rev. Carol Chambers, Pastor
Open Door MCC
Boyds, Maryland, USA – Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman
Resurrection MCC
Houston, Texas, USA – Rev. Troy Treash, Pastor
River of Life MCC
Dorchester, UK – Rev. Catherine Dearlove, Pastor
River of Life MCC
Kennewick, Washington, USA – Rev. Janet Pierce, Pastor
Shenandoah Valley MCC
Winchester, Virginia, USA – Rev. Gail Minnick, Pastor
Spirit of Hope MCC
Kansas City, Missouri, USA – Rev. Dr. Carol Trissell, Interim Pastor
St. John the Apostle MCC
Fort Myers, Florida, USA – Rev. Steve Filizzi, Pastor
SunCoast Cathedral MCC
Venice, Florida, USA – Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy, Pastor
Trinity MCC of Gainesville
Florida, USA – Rev. Kathy Beasley, Gap Pastor