23 August 2019 HEADLINE NEWS
General Conference 2019:
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston is blessed with a laying on of hands during her installation as MCC's next Moderator.
Rev. Elder Margarita Sanchez De Leon and others from Iberoamerica speak at General Conference 2019.
Fun props for Gayla pictures.
Rev. Marge Ragona speaks during the Business Meeting at General Conference 2019.
These photos and many more can be viewed and downloaded at MCC's Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mccchurch/ . General Conference photographers included Jeff Henderson, Lead Photographer; Sarah de Rooy, Pam Hayes, Huey Lee, and Linda Brenner. We are very grateful for their generous contribution of their talent and time.
MCC Clergy Joins Global Panel at UN to Examine
Inclusive LGBTIQ Rights
With the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M. was invited to be a panelist in a ground-breaking "side event" at the United Nations in Geneva, 2 July 2019, entitled “Religious Communities Affirming LGBTIQ People around the World.”

The event sought to amplify the efforts of people of faith and share the realities lived by individuals and communities from different contexts around the world.
Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M.
Shenandoah Valley MCC Achieves Affiliation

Shenandoah Valley MCC, located in Winchester, Virginia, USA, is the latest church to be granted full affiliation. The church had been partially supported on its journey by Open Doors MCC, Boyds, Maryland, USA.
Rev. Mary Bohacek (above) is the senior pastor of Shenandoah Valley MCC, which was recently granted full affiliation.
Pastor Andrew Ramage (left center, waving) of MCC Brighton, UK, said the church believes following Jesus means welcoming everyone and meeting them where they are. The church is expanding its ministry to Hastings, UK. (photo courtesy of Andrew Ramage)
MCC Brighton, UK, Expands Ministries

MCC Brighton, UK, is extending its ministry in Hastings, UK, with a church service to complement its street church ministry. They have been working with local residents to bring their street ministry to the town center and will now worship twice a month at the friends meeting house.

Pastor Andrew Ramage said, “We have been working in Hastings for the past year and are really excited that we are now able to have a worship service which is open to all. We are committed to bringing our fully inclusive message to Hastings.”

The first service will be on 27 August 2019, with discussion starting at 4:30 and worship starting at 5:30.

Learn more about the church at www.MCCbrighton.org.uk.
Clergy and Leadership Announcements
Rev. Brian Sieve
has been appointed as the Provisional Pastor at MCC El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA.
Rev. Colleen Darraugh
has been appointed as the Gap Pastor at MCC Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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Moderator Reflection
MCC's Transforming Ministry is Still Needed
Thank You For an Incredible General Conference!

1 July 2019
Opening Worship

2 July 2019
Morning Worship

2 July 2019
Evening Worship

3 July 2019
Morning Worship

3 July 2019
Evening Worship

4 July 2019
Morning Worship

4 July 2019
Evening Worship

5 July 2019
Closing Worship and Moderator Installation https://vimeo.com/353583620
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