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MCC Founding Pastor Presides at Blessing of Same-Gender Couples in Cuba

Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President, sponsors blessing ceremonies and celebrates Cuba Pride

 

In another historic first for Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), the Rev. Troy Perry, founder of MCC, was one of the presiding clergy at the first blessing of unions in Cuba. About a dozen couples pledged their love to each other as part of Cuba Pride on May 9, 2015. The Associated Press reported:

 

Luis Enrique Mederos and his partner for 14 years, Alain Morales, approached clergyman including Troy Perry, founder of Los Angeles’ gay-friendly Metropolitan Community Church, and held hands beneath a canopy while the pastors blessed their relationship.  “Luis, I give you my life,” Morales said, as the crowd of 300 applauded and cheered.  “It’s a step to strengthen our relationship because we’re both religious, believers,” said Mederos, a 47-year-old graphic designer. He said he saw the ceremony as an important step toward the eventual legalization of gay marriage in Cuba.

 

Mariela Castro was in the middle of Cuba’s Pride celebration, and she gave her blessing to the proceedings but was not present for the actual blessing of the unions. The MCC delegation had informal conversations with Mariela Casto and met more formally with Cuba’s Religious Affairs Commissioner, with officials in the Cuban Council of Churches, and with the Fraternity Of Baptist Churches in Cuba.

 

MCC leaders traveled to Cuba on April 28 at the invitation of leaders of the Baptist LGBTQ group, Abriendo Brechas de Colores, from the Federación de Iglesias Bastistas de Cuba.  Supporters convened at the Evangelical Seminary of Matanzas, Cuba, where they heard MCC experiences of almost 50 years of ministry with people of faith who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as people who are not LGBTQ but who value an open church community.

 

Rev. Elder Troy Perry traveled with his husband Phillip De Blieck, as well as the Rev. Elder Dr. Mona West, and the Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez. The delegation talked with Cubans about the global challenges faced by LGBTQ people of faith and plan to continue collaborations with LGBTQ religious leaders in Cuba.

 

“As the founder of MCC going back to 1968, I have lived long enough to see so many churches open their doors — and to see MCC congregations on almost every continent,” said the Rev. Elder Troy Perry. “It is exciting to be part of a moment when Cuban people of faith and political leaders are opening doors to all loving couples and to LGBTQ people!”

 

“We were honored for MCC faith leaders to be part of this historic event,” said global MCC Moderator, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson. “These blessings for loving couples in Cuba parallel MCC’s many firsts — first to marry same-sex couples, first to convene AIDS awareness day, and first to provide a welcoming worshipping community for LGBTQ people.”

 

“Throughout the Americas and the world, people know that Cuba’s future will impact everyone’s future,” said the Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez, head of the Latin American MCC network. “I meet people in los pueblos where they live their daily lives and increasingly see families supporting each other, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. I am so hopeful about supportive relationships with our partners in Cuba.”

 

Rev. Elder Dr. Mona West, a leading author for the MCC Theologies Team, said, “I was ordained as a Southern Baptist before I came to MCC, and I was so blessed to talk with my Cuban Baptist family in the faith. The possibilities of building partnerships that help everyone are real.”

Director of Development – Metropolitan Community Churches

The Director of Development is a member of MCC’s Senior Leadership Team and reports to the MCC Moderator. The Director of Development is responsible for leading the MCC’s Development Program and paid/volunteer staff, within the framework of the strategies and annual fund development plans adopted by the Governing Board. The Director is also responsible for developing, managing and maintaining active and productive relationships between the Development Program, institutional funders, individual donors and local church partners.

 

Specific areas of responsibility include:

 

Fund Development

  • Collaborates with the Governing Board in the development of annual fundraising plans to meet the aggressive denominational goals adopted by the Board
  • Designs and oversees strategic implementation of all fund development activities including monthly and annual giving programs, major donor solicitation, capital campaigns, planned giving, and other activities.
  • In collaboration with the Governing Board, creates and manages the Development Office budget
  • Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and retention and upgrading of their gift amounts.
  • Develops grant proposals for submission to foundations and corporations and manages the relationship between MCC and grant-makers, including the timely delivery of any required reports.
  • Develops and manages strategic initiatives, including a revamped planned giving program in concert with the 50th Anniversary of the denomination; and denominational collaboration and sharing in major donor solicitation with local churches.
  • Develops and manages fundraising training and coaching for Board Members, Senior staff and other key MCC leaders, to ensure and maintain institutional capacity to engage in effective development.
  • Assumes responsibility for all Development reports to the Moderator and Governing Board, and attends face-to-face Board meetings.

Development Office Infrastructure

  • Creates and improves office systems to support all Development projects and operations.
  • Supervises donor and gift record-keeping and acknowledgement.
  • Provides and coordinates development research activities.
  • Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing.
  • Manages the pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs.

Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising

  • Ensures that the Development Program materials and approaches are consistent with MCC’s branding and marketing strategies
  • Manages the design and production of all Development Program materials
  • Develops and implements a communication and promotional plan for routine and special fund development campaigns
  • Develops and implements strategies within Development to promote the MCC vision and mission, and MCC’s case, to the internal constituencies of MCC and the community at large.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of four years of success in leading a Development Program
  • Successful experience in development work in a faith context is a plus
  • Proven track record in designing and managing development in a non-profit setting
  • Successful experience in major donor solicitation
  • Successful experience in developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, constituents and colleagues.
  • Cross-cultural and international experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with the MCC story and history, our accomplishments and goals
  • The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)credential is noteworthy

Additional Key Information

  • Work location: flexible
  • Position is available as of1 July 2015
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: 10 June 2015
  • Contact Director of Operations, Barb Crabtree (BarbCrabtree@MCCchurch.net), for questions regarding job responsibilities and qualifications, benefits, and salary range
  • Please submit resume and cover letter Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Assistant to the Moderator: Linda@MCCchurch.net.

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

TakeTheTest_250x300More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, but one in six does not know they are positive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) recommends all  people between the ages of 13-64 get tested for HIV as part of routine health care. Early diagnosis and treatment improves health, extends life and helps prevent the spread of HIV.

Greater Than AIDS is proud to support our partners across the nation in your outreach and testing efforts around National HIV Testing Day. Greater Than AIDS makes available free  informational and promotional HIV/AIDS materials for download under the theme of ‘I Got Tested,’ produced especially for this day.

Greater Than AIDS partners with Walgreens and local AIDS organizations to offer FREE HIV testing during June. You can also find local free and low cost HIV testing throughout the year here: http://locator.aids.gov/

 

Pride 2015

 ColorOurWorld2015 PRIDE International Theme

Color Our World With Pride!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June in most of the world to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York USA. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. The last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the world the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

PRIDE TODAY

 

Over time, the smaller marches and gatherings organized by community members evolved into a highly organized slate of events attracting a broad range of LGBT community members and straight allies. The increasing popularity and visibility of Pride events can partially be attributed to greater levels of acceptance towards the LGBT community. While Pride events play a key role in raising the profile of the LGBT community and commemorating the history of the LGBT social movement, Pride also marks an opportunity for the LGBT community to come together, take stock and recognize the advances and setbacks made in the past year. It is also a chance for the LGBT community to come together and celebrate in a festive, affirming atmosphere.

 

THE MANY FACES OF PRIDE

 

The number and variety of Pride events throughout the world reflect the diversity of the LGBT community. Pride events vary from city to city, region to region and nation to nation. Local volunteer groups, often with the sponsorship of corporations and local businesses, organize most LGBT Pride events, and they include a variety of events catering to different segments of the community.

In the early 1990s, Black Prides emerged as a powerful force in the U.S. and now take place in more than 30 major cities. Black Pride events, which include New York City’s “Pride in the City” and Detroit’s “Hotter Than July”, offer a unique opportunity for LGBT communities of African descent to celebrate their myriad of experiences and identities with their allies, friends and families. (For a list of more Black Pride events, please visit the International Federation of Black Prides.)

 

In recent years, other Pride events specifically targeted to other communities of color, specifically for the Latino/a community, have also occurred.

 

In many places, Pride events specifically for women occur on the day before or the same weekend as other Pride events. These events are usually offered as a grassroots supplement to Pride celebrations catering to the entire community and often have high-profile corporate sponsors and events. While these events are usually targeted to lesbians and transgender people, they are open to all and usually include a rally and a march.

Youth and young adult Prides have also gained popularity in recent years. These events are for young LGBT people, their families and straight allies. School organizations such as gay-straight alliances come together to celebrate the community in rallies and marches.

In addition, Pride events now occur internationally throughout the year, and they are most popular in Canada, Latin America, Australia, UK and throughout Europe, though events are held in other parts of the world. Pride events and related rallies in some international cities have resulted in conflict and violence, providing a stark contrast to Pride events in the United States and other countries with more visible LGBT populations.

10 Things About LGBT Pride You Probably Did Not Know

 

  1. cocOldest LGBT Organization – The oldest surviving LGBT organization in the world is Netherland’s Center for Culture and Leisure (COC), which was founded in 1946, and used a ‘cover name’ to mask its taboo purpose. For more information on the COC, check out their site.

 

  1. Annual Reminders – Although the Pride Movement did not galvanize until after the Stonewall Riots, there were a handful of gay rights demonstrations prior to 1969. The most direct link to the early parades were Annual Reminders. Every fourth of July, beginning in 1965, homophilic groups would picket Independence Hall in Philadelphia to inform and remind the American people that LGBT people did not enjoy basic civil rights protections. After Stonewall, picketing seemed too pacifistic, and Reminder organizers instead helped plan the first Gay Liberation parades.

 

  1. Black Cat Tavern Riots – In 1967, two years before to the Stonewall riots, The Black Cat Tavern, a gay bar in LA, was raided by police, and much like what occurred at Stonewall, the patrons fought back and eventually began a protest against the police.  Two of the patrons were so enraged, they began a publication for the gay population of Los Angeles, which eventually became one of the largest LGBT magazines, The Advocate.

 

 

  1. stonewallStonewall Rights – In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village. Although police raids on gays bars were common, the bar’s patronage, as well as more than a hundred spectators who gathered outside the bar, decided enough was enough — they fought back. It was the first time that queer people stood up to police on such a large scale, and is often cited as the beginning of the modern Gay Rights Movement. For more information on Stonewall, check out the PBS documentary, Stonewall Uprising.

 

  1. ‘Gay’ Becomes Okay

The first gay rights group to use the word ‘gay’ in their name was the Gay Liberation Front, which was formed In the immediate wake of the Stonewall Riots. Whereas previous organizations, such as the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis, had deliberately chosen obscure names, the GLF believed directedness was necessary, as exemplified by a slogan on one of their fliers: “Do You Think Homosexuals Are Revolting? You Bet Your Sweet Ass We Are!” For more information on the GLF, check out this site.

 

  1. flagsThe First Flag – The first rainbow flag made its debut at the San Francisco Pride Parade in 1978. Designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, the original flag was hand-dyed and consisted of eight symbolic colors: Hot Pink (sexuality), Red (life), Orange (healing), Yellow (sunlight), Green (nature), Turqoise (magic/art), Blue (serenity/harmony) and violet (spirit). In 1980, to meet increasing demand for the flag, Baker approached Paramount Flag Company for mass production. There was an unavailability of hot pink baric, so Baker dropped the hot pink stripe from the design. To keep an even number of stripes, turquoise was also dropped, resulting in the six-stripe flag that is widely used today.

 

  1. The Rise of ‘Pride’ – Early marches commonly used ‘Gay Liberation,’ and ‘Freedom,’ in their names. Then, with cultural changes and decreased militancy in the 1980s and 1990s, these words became less frequent, and the term ‘Gay Pride,’ became commonly used.

 

  1. SaoPauloPride in Sao Paulo – With an estimated 3.5 million attendees in 2011, Sao Paulo, Brazil, hosts the world’s largest Pride parade. For more information about Sao Paulo Pride, check out their site.

 

  1. Europride

Europe has a pan-European international Pride event, called, appropriately, Europride. The event is hosted by a different European city each year. For information on upcoming events, check out Europride’s site.

 

  1. AmsterdamFloating Floats

Amsterdam hosts the only Pride parade whose floats literally float on water, as 100 decorated boats travel through the city’s famed canals. For information on Amsterdam Pride, check out their site.

 

ufmcc_tWorship Resources

LGBT Pride Responsive Reading

Called in Grace and Gifted in Love

LGBT Pride Bulletin Insert

Hymn: Praise the Source of All Creation

Hymn: When Bodies Join and Souls Combine

 

CalendarsCalendars.

Worldwide Gay Events & Pride Calendar

http://www.gaycities.com/events/

Interpride Calendar

http://www.interpride.org/events/event_list.asp

 

 

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Sunday, 2015 May 17

 What MCCers Can Do

Conceived in 2004 by French activist Louis-Georges Tin to commemorate the decision of the World Health Organization (1990) to de-pathologize homosexuality by removing it from the International Classification of Diseases, May 17th has become a globally recognized day to raise awareness of LGBTQI lives and call attention to efforts to end discrimination and violence and promote equality.

 

This year, from China to the Congo and Canada, LGBTQI peoples and our allies in over 170 nations will sponsor conversations, festivities and events, as well as demonstrations and marches for an end to the criminalization of Queer life and the implementation of policies that recognize and respect the diversity of God’s creation.

 

IDAHOT2015

In Botswana, activists will showcase the first short theater production focusing on original works with Queer themes.  In Iran, the Iranian Queer Organization will make sure that IDAHOBiT artwork is available in Farsi.  The United Nations Human Rights Office in New York City will highlight Queer lives worldwide on screens in Times Square.

 

Everyone can do something to highlight LGBTQI life and our victories or address the challenges that remain before us.

 

The Global Justice Institute and the Moderator’s Public Policy Team invites MCC congregations around the world to make May 17th INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA SUNDAY!

 

Here are some suggestions for you, your congregation, or your ministry:

  • Host a gathering and invite your neighbors, family and friends to the movement for equality in your location and make them aware of what volunteer or organizational opportunities are available.  Invite a local activist group to speak or provide resources.
  • Host a Bible Study, preach and pray about ending discrimination and promoting peace and goodwill throughout the earth.
  • This year’s theme focuses on youth.  Volunteer at a local youth shelter or conduct a drive to support the work of a local youth initiative that includes LGBTQI kids.
  • Add your community’s support to a local legislative drive to promote equality and safety for all youth.  (In the United States, contact your U.S. Senator and encourage him or her to move the Safe Schools Improvement Act to end bullying against Queer youth out of committee and onto the floor for a vote.)

Every word offered, every event celebrated, every step taken, every prayer lifted up can and will make a difference for God’s LGBTQI peoples and a world at peace with its own diversity.  You can inspire others around the world by sharing what you do.  Send your stories and photos to The Rev. Dr. Jim Merritt of the Public Policy Team at revdrjimmerrit@holycrossmcc.com.

 

Thank you for making this world a better place.

 

 

This action alert was prepared by the Global Justice Institute and the Public Policy Team of

Metropolitan Community Churches and the Global Justice Institute, Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner-Chair.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia 2015

2015 IDAHOTInternational Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities,

May 17 was first known as the “International Day against Homophobia” and mainstreamed through its acronym “I.DA.HO” In 2009, Transphobia was added explicitly in the title of the name, in the recognition of the very different issues at stake between sexual orientation and gender expression. “IDAHOT” became another popular acronym used alongside the initial one. Since 2015, biphobia is added to the title, to acknowledge the specific issues faced by bisexual people.

http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/ 

MCC Special General Conference Declaration of Quorum & Voting Results – May 2015

Elder Affirmation

Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann,

Rev. Pat Bumgardner,

Rev. Tony Freeman,

Rev. Dwayne Johnson,

Nancy Maxwell,

Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León,  and

Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis

were all affirmed to the Council of Elders


Download the full results here in either PDF or PowerPoint format.

GB VGC 2015-RESULTS AS OF 07 MAY 2015- FINAL
GB VGC 2015-RESULTS AS OF 07 MAY 2015- FINAL
GB VGC 2015-RESULTS AS OF 07 MAY 2015- FINAL.pdf
Date Updated: 8 May 2015
GB VGC 2015-RESULTS AS OF 07 MAY 2015- FINAL
GB VGC 2015-RESULTS AS OF 07 MAY 2015- FINAL
GB VGC 2015-RESULTS AS OF 07 MAY 2015- FINAL.pptx
Date Updated: 8 May 2015

Support and assistance needed for LGBTQI people in earthquake ravaged areas of Nepal

Global Justice Institute/MCC Partner with Blue Diamond Society 

The earthquake in Nepal has claimed the lives of thousands and devastated the lives of tens of thousands.  The Global Justice Institute and Metropolitan Community Churches are partnering with the BLUE DIAMOND SOCIETY, an organization working for the wellbeing of the LGBTQI communities in Nepal, with over 200,000 members. blue diamond

 

The devastation in Nepal, especially rural areas, is overwhelming, and many nations are stepping in to help.  The LGBTQI communities, however, are often overlooked and underserved if served at all.  Camps are being set up and segregated by gender, often leaving “third gender” people to fend for themselves.

 

The body of Ciatala, a third gender person, was located in a teaching hospital and the Blue Diamond Hospital was able to spare her an unidentified mass grave and provide a proper funeral with her mother in attendance today.

 

The Society is searching for the dead and trying to meet the needs of the surviving.  Immediate needs are survival needs — portable bathrooms that do not exclude trans people and can help  with hygiene and disease curtailment, tents, clothes, blankets, umbrellas, food, water, medicine, fuel for generators — the list is long and the need immediate.

 

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Please pray for all effected.
  • Send contributions to meet the needs of those effected to the Global Justice Institute today, and 100% of donations marked for Nepal will be immediately forwarded to the BLUE DIAMOND SOCIETY and its critical work on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Nepal.
    • Make your check payable to “Global Justice Institute” and put “Nepal” in the memo field.  Mail it to “The Global Justice Institute, 446 West 36th Street, New York, NY USA 10018″.
    • Donate online (safe and secure) by visiting HERE. You need a valid credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.  Please be sure to put “Nepal” in the donation dedication box in the section for Special Purposes.

Administrative Support for the Office of the Moderator

Job Title: Administrative Support for the Office of the Moderator
Department: Moderator
Reports To: Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Associate Director/Communications Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Half-time (18.75 hours per week), health insurance and moving expenses not provided, temporary position
Prepared By: Linda Brenner-Beckstead
Prepared Date: 29 April 2015
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary Provide half-time clerical administrative support to the Office of the Moderator, Governing Board, Senior Leadership Team, Council of Elders, and other MCC teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organize/arrange travel including booking air and ground transportation. Research and select locations for meetings. Arrange lodging.
  • Set up virtual meeting space for Moderator, Governing Board, and Moderator’s MCC teams, create meeting PowerPoint, and attend meetings to take notes.
  • Maintain Master Calendar and MCC public calendar for Moderator and Moderator’s MCC Team events.
  • Coordinate virtual meeting space for Moderator’s Office meetings.
  • Arrange meetings for Moderator and MCC teams.
  • Correspondence, as directed.
  • Update existing Word documents and create report templates to use as needed.
  • American Express coding.
  • Post documents to meeting folders on Google drive.
  • Make basic updates to PowerPoint templates.
  • Create certificates for church anniversaries and other events.
  • May assist with General Conference preparation activities.
  • Social Media posts for Moderator


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 High School degree with education, training, and/or experience in the use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook; Google Drive; Google Hangouts, Skype, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as Strategic Plan, Profit/Loss report. Ability to review and edit reports for formatting (i.e. column widths) and editing (i.e. punctuation). Generate correspondence according to needs of the Moderator and Associate Director/Communications Manager.

Ability to speak effectively to clergy, congregants, MCC employees, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, donors.

Ability to arrange travel by comparing options and making arrangements that meet the needs of the Moderator while meeting budget.

Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist Moderator in meeting deadlines.

Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in creating and 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). The employee will need to be able to access internet in a home office in addition to commute to the Moderator’s office in Sarasota, Florida (USA) at employee’s own expense. Vision abilities include vision needed to work on a computer, read typed and handwritten notes from the Moderator, email, messenger, and other electronic messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive.

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

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will work from the Moderator’s office and occasionally from a home office in a division of time to be determined. The Associate Director/Communications Manager will determine the frequency the employee will visit the corporate office. Compensation for mileage is not included in the hourly wage.

Personal Characteristics
  • Team Player
  • Able to keep confidences
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • High integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to research, assimilate, and synthesize information
Important Information
  • Part time, 18.75 hours per week
  • Office location: Moderator’s Office in Sarasota, Florida; occasional home office
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Position is temporary until 1 October 2016
  • Response needed by: 14 May 2015
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to Linda Brenner-Beckstead: Linda@MCCchurch.net

 

Conferencia General Especial 2015

Personas Delegadas de la Cámara Laical y de la Cámara Clerical de ICM,

Recuerden emitir su voto el 6 – 7 de mayo de 2015!

Towards a free and equal world
“Hacia un mundo libre y en igualdad”, Rev. Obispa Dra. Nancy Wilson, Moderadora (Foto: Bill Owen, Allegheny College)

VOTACIÓN

Se enviarán boletas individuales por medio de Survey Monkey vía correo electrónico a las personas delegadas de la Cámara Laical y de la Cámara Clerical elegibles para que puedan abrir la boleta de votación. Recibirás un correo electrónico directamente de Survey Monkey el miércoles, 6 de maya 2015, a la 1 pm UTC/GMT (9 am EDT).

 

Si no recibes el correo electrónico antes de las 2 pm UTC/GMT (10 am EDT), favor de contactar a la Rev. Vickey Gibbs a RevVickeyGibbs@MCCchurch.net o al teléfono 1-281-940-1558. La Rev. Vickey estará disponible para las personas delegadas hasta las 11 pm UTC/GMT (7 pm  EDT) del 6 de mayo y comenzará de nuevo a las 12 hrs GMT (8 am EDT) el 7 de mayo.

 

Habrá un enlace en el correo electrónico que te llevará ya sea a la boleta de votación laical o clerical, según corresponda. Las instrucciones para la votación estarán disponibles en los siguientes cuatro (4) idiomas: inglés, alemán, portugués y español. 

 

¿Qué puedes esperar en la boleta de Survey Monkey?:

La primera pantalla será la bienvenida y agradecimiento por participar en esta votación.

 

La segunda pantalla pedirá tu nombre, correo electrónico, tu designación de voto y el nombre de tu Iglesia.

 

La designación de tu voto para el Laicado será Delegada Laica de Iglesia, Líder Pastoral Interino, Laica Miembro del Consejo de Obispos/as, o Laica Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno. Para el clero, deberán elegir entre Activo o Jubilado.

 

La tercera pantalla pedirá que emitas tu voto para afirmar a Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Rev. Tony Freeman, Rev. Dwayne Johnson, Nancy Maxwell, J.D., LL.M., Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León y / o Rev. Dra. Candace Shultis seleccionando SI, No, o Abstención.

 

Una vez que termines tu votación, debes elegir “Done”. Se te redirigirá a la página web de ICM.

 

Favor de tener en cuenta que una vez que elijas “Done,” no podrás regresar a la bolete de votación.

 

La votación se concluirá el jueves 7 de mayo a las 9 pm UTC/GMT (5 pm EDT). Los votos serán contados por una firma independiente, y enviará los resultados a la Junta de Gobierno. La Moderadora ha designado a la Rev. Onetta Brooks, Presidenta del Comité de Gobierno/de la Junta de Gobierno, como Secretaria en esta Conferencia General Especial.

 

SI TE PERDISTE LOS FOROS DE NEGOCIOS

Si te perdiste los Foros de Negocios en vivo, fueron grabados y se han publicado. Incluso cuentan con ejemplos de las boletas de votación de ambas Cámaras, en la presentación de PowerPoint, así como en las presentaciones grabadas. Puedes consultarlos en el siguiente enlace:  

http://governingboard.mccchurch.org/meetings/special-general-conference-2015/.

 

Esperamos tu participación en esta Conferencia General Virtual para afirmar a Rev. Ines-Paul Baumann, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Rev. Tony Freeman, Rev. Dwayne Johnson, Nancy Maxwell, J.D., LL.M., Rev. Margarita Sánchez De León y / o Rev. Dra. Candace Shultis para el puesto de Obispas y Obispos.

 

Paz y Bendiciones,
Junta de Gobierno de ICM

GoverningBoard@MCCchurch.net