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April 2016

MCC Emerging Church Training

20 April 2016
Online

MCC is actively forming new types of worship communities around the world. The MCC Emerging Church Program, now in its 2nd year, continues to explore ways to Become MCC. It is no secret, the way a person expresses faith and spirituality is different than even 10 years ago. Some leaders are still asking questions like, "Who is in charge?" "What can we do to bring people to church?" If those two questions start the conversation in a faith community then…

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MCC Emerging Church Training

27 April 2016
Online

MCC is actively forming new types of worship communities around the world. The MCC Emerging Church Program, now in its 2nd year, continues to explore ways to Become MCC. It is no secret, the way a person expresses faith and spirituality is different than even 10 years ago. Some leaders are still asking questions like, "Who is in charge?" "What can we do to bring people to church?" If those two questions start the conversation in a faith community then…

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May 2016

Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Hall – Rev. Elder Darlene Garner

3 May 2016

The Moderator Nominating Committee invites you to engage in Q&A with the candidates regarding their candidacy for Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches! The Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Halls will be held in May and the schedule is as follows: Rev. Elder Darlene Garner Tue, May 3, 2016 @ 15:00 Central Time US; 13:00 (Los Angeles); 16:00 (New York); 21:00 (London); 06:00 on Wed, May 4 (Sydney) Register here

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Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Hall – Rev. Elder Diane Fisher

3 May 2016

The Moderator Nominating Committee invites you to engage in Q&A with the candidates regarding their candidacy for Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches! The Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Halls will be held in May and the schedule is as follows: Rev. Elder Diane Fisher Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 15:00 Central Time US; 13:00 (Los Angeles); 16:00 (New York); 21:00 (London); 06:00 on Wed, May 11 (Sydney) Register here

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Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Hall – Rev. Dr. Irene Laudeman

3 May 2016

The Moderator Nominating Committee invites you to engage in Q&A with the candidates regarding their candidacy for Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches! The Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Halls will be held in May and the schedule is as follows: Rev. Dr. Irene Laudeman Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 15:00 Central Time US; 13:00 (Los Angeles); 16:00 (New York); 21:00 (London); 06:00 on Thu, May 19 (Sydney) Register here

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Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Hall – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez

3 May 2016

The Moderator Nominating Committee invites you to engage in Q&A with the candidates regarding their candidacy for Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches! The Moderator Candidates Virtual Town Halls will be held in May and the schedule is as follows: Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 15:00 Central Time US; 13:00 (Los Angeles); 16:00 (New York); 21:00 (London); 06:00 on Wed, May 25 (Sydney) Register here

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A Holy Conversation about Denominational Transition

12 May 2016
Online

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator Council of Elders, MCC Governing Board Dear MCC Friends: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator, will host a series of virtual Forums designed as Holy Conversations to discuss the denominational transitions that will take place at the 2016 General Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Members of the Council of Elders and MCC Governing Board will also attend the Forums. The Forums will focus on the issues and processes related to the…

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A Holy Conversation about Denominational Transition

13 May 2016
Online

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator Council of Elders, MCC Governing Board Dear MCC Friends: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator, will host a series of virtual Forums designed as Holy Conversations to discuss the denominational transitions that will take place at the 2016 General Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Members of the Council of Elders and MCC Governing Board will also attend the Forums. The Forums will focus on the issues and processes related to the…

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A Holy Conversation about Denominational Transition

17 May 2016
Online

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator Council of Elders, MCC Governing Board Dear MCC Friends: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator, will host a series of virtual Forums designed as Holy Conversations to discuss the denominational transitions that will take place at the 2016 General Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Members of the Council of Elders and MCC Governing Board will also attend the Forums. The Forums will focus on the issues and processes related to the…

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A Holy Conversation about Denominational Transition

17 May 2016
Online

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator Council of Elders, MCC Governing Board Dear MCC Friends: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, MCC Global Moderator, will host a series of virtual Forums designed as Holy Conversations to discuss the denominational transitions that will take place at the 2016 General Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Members of the Council of Elders and MCC Governing Board will also attend the Forums. The Forums will focus on the issues and processes related to the…

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MCC Polity 2016 – Section 1

24 May 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 12 July 2016 @ 5:00 pm
$150.00

This course will consider the history, structure, and governance of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) as well as the values, theologies, and cultures that have shaped MCC. This will be explored in the larger context of LGBTQ liberation movements and the global religious context. 

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June 2016

Interim Ministry Training

29 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
The Fairmont Empress hotel Victoria,British ColumbiaCanada + Google Map

29 June 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2 July 2016 @ 5:00 pm This is part of the pre-conference institute series. Read more information here.

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Global REVM

29 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
Fairmont Empress Victoria,BCCanada + Google Map

29 June 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2 July 2016 @ 5:00 pm This is part of the pre-conference institute series. Read more information here.

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CLM Train the Trainer – Pre Conference Institute

29 June 2016 - 2 July 2016
Fairmont Empress Victoria,BCCanada + Google Map

This is part of the pre-conference institute series. Read more information here.

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July 2016

Personal Spiritual Retreat

1 July 2016 - 2 July 2016
Fairmont Empress Victoria,BCCanada + Google Map

This is part of the pre-conference institute series. Read more information here.

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Ibero-America Gathering

2 July 2016 - 3 July 2016
Fairmont Empress Victoria,BCCanada + Google Map

This is part of the pre-conference institute series. Read more information here.

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General Conference

4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
Fairmont Empress Victoria,BCCanada + Google Map

Join us for the 26th General Conference where MCCers from around the globe will come together to worship and celebrate God’s all-inclusive love. Come and experience the diversity and passion that makes MCC unique.

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Post-Conference Alaskan Cruise

10 July 2016 - 17 July 2016
Unnamed Venue AKUnited States

Sign up by 4 January 2015 for extra incentives! In a matter of months, you’ll be making flight reservations and choosing your outfits to wear during General Conference XXVI 4-8 July 2016 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The week of conference will be full of energizing worship and exciting workshops ending around 10pm on Friday, 8 July.   Read more...

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September 2016

MCC Polity 2016 – Section 2

22 September 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 10 November 2016 @ 2:00 pm
$150.00

This course will consider the history, structure, and governance of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) as well as the values, theologies, and cultures that have shaped MCC. This will be explored in the larger context of LGBTQ liberation movements and the global religious context. 

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October 2016

LEAD – Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship

7 October 2016 - 10 October 2016
All God’s Children MCC, 3100 Park Ave S
Minneapolis,MN55407United States
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7th to 10th October 2016 Click the 'Apply Now' button below, or on the left, and you will find further details about the application process. IMPORTANT: Application Deadline is Sunday, 28th August 2016 Host Church: All God's Children MCC Minneapolis, MN USA The cost of the program is $350 US which includes some meals; more information will follow shortly detailing hotel options. APPLY NOW!!! Participants begin the certification process by applying to the L.E.A.D. program and, upon acceptance, attending the…

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Moderator’s Circle Reception

15 October 2016
MCC of Washington D.C., 474 Ridge Street NW
Washington,DC20001United States
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  Join us at the Moderator's Circle/Interim Moderator Reception on October 15th from 5:30-8:30pm at the Cranford House in Washington, DC. The Interim Moderator, current Moderator, Rev. Nancy Wilson, and others from senior leadership will be there.

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Interim Moderator Installation

16 October 2016
MCC of Washington D.C., 474 Ridge Street NW
Washington,DC20001United States
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Join us as we install the Interim Moderator in Washington DC on Sunday 16 October, 2016 at 1:00pm Eastern. If you are coming from out of town, we recommend staying at: Grand Hyatt: https://washingtondc.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html -or- Marriott Wardman Park:http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasdt-washington-marriott-wardman-park MCCDC invites you to worship at 9 or 11am on Sunday. A brief reception will take place between worship and the Interim Moderator Blessing.   MCCDC has a small parking lot, so if you are driving, we recommend arriving early and being…

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Becoming More Innovative Leaders

18 October 2016
Online

A series of conversations in collaborative discernment from the Office of Church Life and Health and  the Office of Formation and Leadership Development In a world where change seems the only constant, where even what it means to be church is shifting, how can we as leaders help our MCC ministries boldly answer our calling from God? In this 21st century context, we can no longer rely on how things "have always been done," nor can we simply imitate what…

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Becoming More Innovative Leaders

25 October 2016
Online

A series of conversations in collaborative discernment from the Office of Church Life and Health and  the Office of Formation and Leadership Development In a world where change seems the only constant, where even what it means to be church is shifting, how can we as leaders help our MCC ministries boldly answer our calling from God? In this 21st century context, we can no longer rely on how things "have always been done," nor can we simply imitate what…

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Eastern Network Gathering

29 October 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MCC Rehoboth, 19399 Plantation Road
Rehoboth Beach,DE19971United States
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November 2016

Becoming More Innovative Leaders

1 November 2016
Online

A series of conversations in collaborative discernment from the Office of Church Life and Health and  the Office of Formation and Leadership Development In a world where change seems the only constant, where even what it means to be church is shifting, how can we as leaders help our MCC ministries boldly answer our calling from God? In this 21st century context, we can no longer rely on how things "have always been done," nor can we simply imitate what…

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Carolinas Network Gathering

4 November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 5 November 2016 @ 5:00 pm
St. Jude’s MCC, 19 N 26th Street
Wilmington,NCUnited States
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Join us for our Fall Network Gathering! Transition & Change: Preparing for the Next Chapter of Ministry Registration fee: $25 (payable at the door) Weekend events: Friday, November 4th: 7:30 pm: meet and greet social at St. Jude's followed by a night out enjoying the "Port City" Saturday, November 5th: a full day of informational workshops, dialogue, lunch, fellowship, worship and Communion. Special guests for the weekend: Rev. Pressley Sutherland, Associate Director of MCC Office and Church Life and Health…

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Becoming More Innovative Leaders

15 November 2016
Online

A series of conversations in collaborative discernment from the Office of Church Life and Health and  the Office of Formation and Leadership Development In a world where change seems the only constant, where even what it means to be church is shifting, how can we as leaders help our MCC ministries boldly answer our calling from God? In this 21st century context, we can no longer rely on how things "have always been done," nor can we simply imitate what…

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February 2017

Leading in a New Political Era

15 February
Online

A Collaborative Webinar for Naming, Encouraging, and Supporting One Another Moderated by Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, Interim Moderator; Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD, Rev. Elder Tony Freeman This is a new political era. Many leaders are communicating real questions and concerns. We want to be present for MCC Clergy and Emerging Church Leaders to share with one another. During this webinar, MCC Clergy will share their own stories of Challenge, Choice, and Outcomes in ministry since the recent US election and Inauguration. We are…

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March 2017

LEAD 10 Pilot Project

31 March @ 8:00 am - 2 April @ 5:00 pm
MCC Austin + Google Map

MCC Austin, 31 March-2 April 2017.  Space is limited to 18 participants per year and an application to the program is required. Applications must be submitted no later than 1 March, 2017 to be considered. For those who are approved there will be a one time $100 matriculation fee payable at the time the application is processed and approved. (Note: start time for the retreat is 5 pm US Central/11pm UTC, 31st March and end time is 5 pm US…

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April 2017

REVM in Brazil

19 April @ 8:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm

The OFLD will be hosting a REVM in Rio ore details via the OFLD & the Garner Institute April 19th to 23rd 2017

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May 2017

Informational Webinar Today Regarding Contributions to the UFMCC US Pension Plan

23 May
Online

Register for Informational Webinar Today Regarding Contributions to the UFMCC US Pension Plan Please register at the link below for the webinar: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCCBOPWebinar   Information Webinar: 23 May 2017 9 a.m. EST / 13:00 GMT; German and English 11 a.m. EST / 15:00 GMT; Portuguese and Spanish Voting Registration:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCCBoardOfPensionsSurvey Actual Webinar Link: http://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/bopwebinar/ (48 hour window to vote) 7 June 2017, 9 a.m. EST / 13:00 GMT: Virtual Vote via Survey Monkey   MCC Board of Pensions  *  BOP@mccchurch.net Learn more about the…

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June 2017

REVM

8 June @ 8:00 am - 11 June @ 5:00 pm

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) from 8-11 June, 2017. Space is limited to 15 people.

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REVM

8 June @ 8:00 am - 11 June @ 5:00 pm
Eden Seminary, St. Louis + Google Map

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) from 8-11 June, 2017. Space is limited to 15 people

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Pulse – Remembering the Victims

12 June
Online

Churches, Ministries, Oasis Groups, Friends: We invite you to join this global event. Live from Orlando, Florida, USA 12 June 2017 7 pm EDT / 11 pm GMT MCC will host an international virtual gathering to remember those affected by the Pulse tragedy and to recommit to acts of compassion and justice. It begins now with 40 days of tributes on MCC's Facebook page. FACEBOOK Tributes A dedicated, open Facebook page at this link, http://bit.ly/2pDP2py, will be live for 40…

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August 2017

2017 MCC Conference for People of African Descent, Friends, and Advocates

3 August - 5 August
Crowne Plaza, 200 N. 4th Street
St. Louis,MOUnited States
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Grounded in Love Since 1998, the MCC Conference for People of African Descent, Friends and Advocates has been a landmark MCC event that is rooted in the African-American cultural experience. The MCC PAD Conference really is for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality. Everyone is invited to come share in and experience the richness of African-American culture. The 2017 MCC PAD Conference theme GROUNDED IN LOVE reflects our commitment to stand firmly upon the firm foundation of God's love for us…

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REVM June 2018

3 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The next Readiness for Entering Vocational Ministry (REVM) Program will be held at: The Oblate Center in San Antonio, Texas (USA) from 14-17 June, 2018. Space is limited to 15 people. Click Here to find out more.

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LEAD – March 2018

3 August @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our next LEAD program will run at MCC Austin 16th, 17th & 18th March 2018 MCC Austin, Austin, TX Click here for more information

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Clergy Retreat 2017

14 August @ 8:00 am - 17 August @ 5:00 pm
MCC Las Vegas + Google Map

Our goal is to provide our Clergy with an innovative retreat at the least expensive cost to churches and clergy. In trying to do so in our planned location of San Diego, we couldn’t find hotels that fit this criteria. So with permission/cooperation from the Met MCC in San Diego and MCC Las Vegas, we have moved this retreat early in our planning stage to meet that goal. The retreat will now be held at: MCC Las Vegas, Nevada USA…

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September 2017

Celebrating the Life of Rev. Delores P. Berry

2 September
MCC of Washington D.C., 474 Ridge Street NW
Washington,DC20001United States
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Announcing Rev. Delores P. Berry's Memorial Service
Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 2 pm 
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC
474 Ridge Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

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October 2017

2018 Clergy License Renewal Deadline

16 October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clergy License Renewal Deadline is 1st December 2017 Click this link for more information: http://ofld.mccchurch.org/programs-what-we-do/clergy-licensure/ 

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Leading Transition Training

17 October @ 7:00 pm - 14 November @ 9:00 pm

A time of leadership transition can be especially anxious for congregations.  In this course, clergy and lay leaders will explore the dynamics of transition, learn strategies for making positive use of transition periods, and gain a deeper understanding of several key lenses through which leaders may offer their most effective planning and programming when facilitating transition.  This course is required for all clergy and lay pastors who may be appointed as transitional pastors.  It is open to everyone and would be beneficial to anyone who is leading groups…

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Eastern Network Gathering

21 October

Eastern Network Gathering- 'Gathering Wisdom' Registration Fee is $25.00 (limited work participation scholarships available) for October 21, 2017 MCC Eastern USA Network Gathering @ MCC NoVA - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Contact David Wilson for more information (drwricva@aol.com)

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November 2017

CUSEN Network Gathering

3 November @ 8:00 am - 4 November @ 5:00 pm

The CUSEN Fall Gathering is a time for reviving and thriving in our churches! Let us come together to explore through spiritual activity what it might mean to be a 21st century church that transforms lives, neighborhoods, and our world. Explore what it might look like to have a pastoral care network in our churches that will help us THRIVE!   COST Weekend including workshop, materials, Dinner Friday, and Breakfast and Lunch Saturday- $35 Saturday only - $25 Friday Only…

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The Carolinas and Tennessee Network Gathering

10 November - 11 November

The Network Gathering will take place November 10-11, 2017 at MCC Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC. To register: www.mccwschurch.com/gathering.html Registration fee: $25

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

30 November

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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December 2017

Early Bird 2018 Clergy License Submission Deadline

1 December

2018 Clergy License Renewal Dear MCC Clergy - Don't forget to submit your 2018 clergy renewal form BEFORE 1st December to receive the discounted rate of $175 Forms received AFTER 1st December 2017 through 28th February 2018, will be subject to the late fee charge of $300 If you are active clergy and we have not received your license renewal form and payment by March 1, 2018, that will be considered a de facto resignation. Click here for further details 

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Conference in Cuba, “Violence, Gender and Human Rights”

6 December - 8 December

CENESEX is presenting this international meeting to reflect from different perspectives the situation about Violence, Gender, and Human Rights.   For more information contact: Rev. Hector Gutierrez (revhectorgutierrez@mccchurch.net)

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

7 December

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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Interactive Advent Group – an OFLD webinar

14 December

For the season of Advent, the Office of Formation and Leadership Development will be offering a FREE interactive Advent Group to explore the theme of Holy Darkness, and other themes that emerge for us during this season. This will include LIVE Webinars on Thursdays 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT). This group experience will include reflections from co-leaders, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, as well as Individual Spiritual Practices and Group…

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