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Be A Gem

I’m praying not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me because of them and their witness about me. The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind, Just as you, God, are in me and I in you, so they might be one heart and mind with us. Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me. The same glory you gave me, I gave them, So they’ll be as unified and together as we are — I in them and you in me. Then they’ll be mature in this oneness, and give the world evidence that you’ve sent me and loved them, in the same way you’ve loved me.

-John 17:23, The Message

UFMCC is a 501(c)3 Religious Organization. Contributions or gifts to Metropolitan Community Churches are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

MCC’s Global Ministry and Movement Countries
The Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Moldova, Cuba, Russia
Australia, Nigeria, The United Kingdom, Ukraine, Jamaica, Canada, Pakistan, Romania
Nicaragua, The United States and many other nations!

Be a Gem in Chicago for General Conference
General Conference in 2013 ought to be our most international conference ever. MCC is growing in places we never believed possible forty-four years ago. To allow MMC’ers from many nations to transform us as we transform the world, MCC needs your help.

Be a Gem!
The Be a Gem campaign makes it possible for MCC to:

•embody our global identity;
•invest in international leadership
•build our global movement
•share abundantly, everyone according to their means, and
•believe in MCC’s international impact, today and in God’s future world-wide.

To guarantee that twenty-five of our priority representatives worldwide can attend General Conference in Chicago in 2013, MCC needs to raise $75,000 USD cash or in-kind.

Ways that YOU can Be a GEM
• Volunteer to greet and orient someone attending for the first time
• Share your room with a Guest
• Donate Frequent Flyer miles, purchase tickets
• Sponsor meals for a participants
• Give generously to the Be a GEM campaign – click “Donate” below to give now!

How much is Needed
To guarantee that twenty-five of our priority representatives worldwide can attend General Conference in Chicago in 2013, MCC needs to raise USD $75,000 or its equivalent as in-kind contributions. No contribution is too small, pooling our resources and gifts of all sizes enable those with more limited means, often traveling the greatest distances, to attend and participate fully. We are stronger together!

The cost per person that is needed to support the participation of a Be A GEM scholarship recipient is between USD$2000.00 and USD$3500.00. The breakdown of these costs is as follows:

Conference Expense Estimated Cost (US Dollars)
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . $225.00 to $450.00
Accommodations . . . . . . . $750.00 per week
Airline Ticket . . . . . . . . . . $500.00 to $2000.00 (round trip ticket)
Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00 per week

It’s easy to give to the Be a Gem fund. Look for the Be a Gem section included on the registration form and sign up to do your part, or click “Donate” below to give online!

This conference and the special opportunities it provides (International LEAD Retreat, a Global RevM retreat, and CLM Train the Trainer) can be invaluable for our global participants.

Thank you for helping to make what we believe a reality in Chicago. Thank you!

If you are not planning to attend the conference, but still wish to participate in the Be a Gem campaign or if you have questions about the campaign please contact us.

Jennifer Justice and Carlos Chavez
conferences@MCCchurch.net

UFMCC is a 501(c)3 Religious Organization. Contributions or gifts to Metropolitan Community Churches are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

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