MCC Launches 2012 Fellowship Sunday Offering Campaign
October Observance Celebrates MCC’s 44th Anniversary!
“We are stronger together,” says MCC Moderator.
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Every year during the month of October, MCCers around the world observeFellowship Sunday, celebrating the anniversary of MCC’s founding in 1968.
And this year we’ll celebrate as never before!
In fact, we’re preparing a special resource kit titled “10Creative Ways toCelebrateFellowship Sunday,” filled with news releases, articles, prayers, announcements and events to help your congregation celebrate MCC’s 44th birthday!
This year’s Fellowship Sunday theme is “We Are Stronger Together!” It’s a powerful reminder of the freedom, joy and strength we experience when we worship together, serve our communities together, and when we join hands together to fulfill God’s calling in the world.
Here’s something else that is true for all of us: We are stronger when we celebrate together!
How Will the Fellowship Sunday Offerings Be Used?
Each year, your Fellowship Sunday Offerings are invested into programs and ministries that honor our past while helping to prepare MCC for a bold future.
This year these offerings, in alignment with our Governing Board’s goals, will focus on three projects that are easily remembered with the acronym A-B-C:
Additional General Conference Programming
__— Training and education opportunities for all MCCers
Brand Marketing Campaign for Local Churches
__— Sharing your church’s message with the world
__— Establishing new churches for new MCCers in new locations
Here’s How You Can Lead The Way
I am counting on your church to help us fulfill MCC’s God-given destiny through your participation in the 2012 Fellowship Sunday Offering Campaign. Your church’s support is so vital to this year’s denomination-wide campaign. We are stronger together!
Won’t you write to me this week at FellowshipSunday@MCCchurch.net and let me know you’ll help lead the way by participating in this year’s Fellowship Sunday Offering Campaign to honor the founding of Metropolitan Community Churches?
When you write, I’ll be honored to include your church’s and pastor’s names as 2012 Fellowship Sunday Pacesetters.
The 2012 Fellowship Sunday Offering Campaign is a wonderful way for your church to celebrate MCC’s 44th birthday!
We are stronger together,
Rev. Dr. Nancy L. Wilson
Local Church Resources for the
2012 Fellowship Sunday Offering Campaign
The following resources are from the 2012 Fellowship Sunday Resource Kit, “10Creative Ways toCelebrate Fellowship Sunday,” — a local church resource kit filled with news releases, articles, prayers, announcements and events to help your congregation celebrate MCC’s 44th birthday and Rev. Nancy Wilson’s 40th anniversary of ministry within MCC! An e-mail version of the resource kit is available by writing to FellowshipSunday@MCCchurch.net.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER – Resources for Fellowship Sunday 2012
- Participate by Receiving a Fellowship Sunday Offering
__— We Are Stronger When We Give Together!
- Send a Fellowship Sunday New Release to Your Local Press – Click to Download Resource
__— We Are Stronger When We Share Our Ministry with Our Community!
- Print MCC’s Fellowship Sunday News Article in Your Church Newsletter – Click to Download Resource
__—We Are Stronger When We Share News Together!
- Prepare a Video to Honor Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson’s 40th Anniversary of Ministry
__— We Are Stronger When We Celebrate Together!
- Invite Your Members to Send 40th Anniversary Cards to Rev. Dr. Wilson
__— We Are Stronger When We Express Thanks Together!
- Observe Fellowship Sunday by Promoting General Conference 25 – visit http://believe.MCCchurch.org
__— We Are Stronger When We Gather Together!
- Share Highlights of MCC’s 44 Years of Ministry with Your Congregation – Click to Download Resource
__— We Are Stronger When We Remember Our History Together!
- Invite Your Congregants to Sign-Up for MCC’s Newsletter – subscribe at http://www.MCCchurch.org
__— We Are Stronger When We Stay Informed Together!
- Use This Year’s Fellowship Sunday Prayer in Your Worship – Click to Download Resource
__— We Are Stronger When We Pray Together!
- Explore MCC’s New Branding and Marketing Program
__— We Are Stronger When We Build MCC Together!
2012 Fellowship Sunday Offering Pacesetter Churches (in alphabetical order)
aChurch4me MCC (Chicago, IL, USA) – Rev. Rachelle Brown, Pastor
Agape MCC (Fort Worth, TX, USA) – Rev. David Wynn, Pastor
All God’s Children MCC (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – Rev. Kevin Downer, Pastor
Celebration MCC (Naples, FL, USA) – Rev. Stephanie Burns, Pastor
Central Texas MCC (Waco, TX, USA) – Rev. Charley Garrison, Pastor
Church of the Trinity MCC (Sarasota, FL, USA) – Rev. Charles Tigard, Pastor
Cornerstone MCC (Mobile, AL, USA) – Sandy O’Steen, P/T Interim Pastoral Leader
Emerald City MCC (Seattle, WA, USA) – Kimberly Brown, Interim Pastoral Leader
First MCC of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA, USA) – Rev. T. Paul Graetz, Pastor
First MCC of Kansas (Wichita, USA) – Rev. Jackie Carter, Pastor
FirstCoast MCC (St. Augustine, FL, USA) – Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell, Pastor
Gentle Shepherd MCC (Tallahassee, FL USA) – Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, Pastor
Heartland Community MCC (Springfield, IL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Tony Thieman-Somora, Pastor
Holy Covenant MCC (Brookfield, IL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Danny Spears, Pastor
Holy Cross MCC (Pensacola, FL, USA) – Rev. Rick Sosbe, Pastor
Imago Dei MCC (Glen Mills, PA, USA) – Rev. Janice Bowker, Interim Pastor
Joy MCC (Orlando, FL, USA) – Rev. Terri Steed, Pastor
King of Peace MCC (St. Petersburg, FL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis, Pastor
Living Faith Community Church (FL, USA) – Rev. John Ransom, Pastor
Living Springs MCC (Bath, England) – Rev. Kieren Bourne, Pastor
MCC Albuquerque (Albuquerque, NM, USA) – Rev. Judith L. Maynard, Pastor
MCC Amarillo (Amarillo, TX, USA) – Rev. Bernie Barbour, Pastor
MCC Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA, USA) – Rev. Keith Mozingo, Pastor
MCC Boston (Boston, MA, USA) – Open Pulpit
MCC Brighton (Brighton, England) – Rev. Catherine Dearlove, Interim Pastor
MCC Brisbane (Brisbane, Australia) – Rev. Leigh Neighbour, Pastor
MCC Charleston (Charleston, SC, USA) – Rev. Lorraine Brock, Pastor
MCC Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, KY, USA) – Rev. Cathy Porter, Pastor
MCC Hartford (Hartford, CT, USA) – Rev. Aaron L. Miller, Pastor
MCC Key West (Key West, FL, USA) – Rev. Steve Torrence, Pastor
MCC Knoxville (Knoxville, TN, USA) – Rev. Jill Sizemore, Pastor
MCC Lubbock (Lubbock, TX, USA) – Rev. Renae Phillips, Pastor
MCC Marikina (Marikina, Philippines) – Jason Masaganda, Pastoral Leader
MCC Newcastle (Newcastle, England) – Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, Pastor
MCC of Greater Saint Louis (St. Louis, MO, USA) – Rev. Pressley Sutherland, Interim Pastor
MCC of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA, USA) – Rev. Onetta Brooks, Interim Pastor
MCC of Our Redeemer (Augusta, GA, USA) – Rev. Lisa Heilig, Interim Pastor
MCC of the Blue Ridge (Roanoke, VA, USA) – Rev. Joe Cobb, Pastor
MCC of the Good Shepherd (Granville, NSW, Australia) – Rev. Robert Clark, Pastor
MCC of the Palm Beaches (Palm Beach, FL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Lea Brown, Pastor
MCC of the Spirit (Harrisburg, PA, USA) – Rev. Lori Rivera, Pastor
MCC of the Quad Cities (Davenport, IA, USA) – Rev. Rich Hendricks, Pastor
MCC Paducah (Paducah, KY, USA) – Steve Wheeler, Clerk
MCC Portland (Portland OR, USA) – Rev. Nathan Meckley, Pastor
MCC Topeka (Topeka, KS, USA) – Rev. Dr. Carol Trissell, Pastor
MCC Richmond (Richmond, VA, USA) – Rev. Robin Gorsline, Pastor
MCC Sacred Journey (Hendersonville, NC, USA) – Rev. Jane Nelson, Pastor
MCC San Antonio (San Antonio, TX, USA) – Rev. Mick Hinson, Pastor
MCC Sydney (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Rev. Greg Smith, Pastor
MCC Topeka (Topeka, KS, USA) – Rev. Carol Trissell, Pastor
MCC Washington DC (Washington DC, USA) – Rev. Dwayne Johnson, Pastor
MCC Winston Salem (Winston Salem, NC, USA) – Rev. Ron LaRocque, Pastor
New Creation MCC (Columbus, OH, USA) – Rev. Margaret Hawke, Pastor
New Light MCC (Hagerstown, MD, USA) – Rev. Michael Hydes, Pastor
New Spirit MCC (Cincinnati, OH, USA) – Open Pulpit
Open Arms MCC (Rochester, NY, USA) – Rev. Tom Decker, Visiting Pastor from MCC Toronto
Open Circle MCC (The Villages, FL, USA) – Rev. Carol Chambers, Pastor
Open Door MCC (Boyds, MD, USA) – Rev. Miller Hoffman, Pastor
Peninsula MCC (San Mateo, CA, USA) – Rev. Terri Echelbarger
River of Life MCC (Dorchester, England) – Rev. Catherine Dearlove, Pastor
River of Life MCC (Kennewick, WA, USA) – Rev. Janet Pierce, Pastor
SunCoast Cathedral MCC (Venice, FL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Sherry Kennedy, Pastor
Sunshine Cathedral MCC (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Pastor
Trinity MCC (Arlington, TX, USA) – Curtis Smith, Pastoral Leader
Trinity MCC of Gainesville (Gainesville, FL, USA) – Rev. Dr. Jim Merritt, Pastor
Wichita Falls MCC (Wichita Falls, TX, USA) – Rev. Mel Martinez, Pastor
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