If you have two A/C window units you keep in boxes in the garage just in case, you might be from Houston. After experiencing two "opportunities" last summer of our A/C failing, we borrowed two windows units from one of our generous and highly prepared lesbian couples from church. Hence, they inspired us to get our own two units to keep on hand just in case--because "just in case" can be pretty awful.

I was on a call this week and someone shared about their A/C going out: I was ready to offer ours, but they already had some window units in place.  Sometimes when you live in the same part of the world, you just know what the other person might be suffering and can have some personal compassion and an impulse to help.

Well, the heat is on in many ways, and we got a good message from Rev. Denise Junious about taking care of ourselves along the way, else the heat might be too much. You can hear her message from Sunday Speak Truthfully here. Just what you need when the heat is on.

Coming up this summer are some opportunities for you to find a little shade. This Sunday and Monday, we have the next installment of the online conversation on community and belonging, resourced by Visibility Disability. Then next week on Wednesday the 20th we begin afresh a conversation on how we care for creation with the resource Earthwise, about living in harmony with the natural world around us—and sharing that joy—even during the heat! You can register for both below.

Well, I am from Houston, and now I have two just-in-case window units because of the hospitality we were shown when we were in need. We surely can beat the heat, together--inside, poolside, or otherwise.

Stay cool (unless getting hot is called for),

Rev. Troy

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four adults in the US live with a disability, some are visible, and others are unseen.

To help us discover more about what it means to be a beloved community, we will hear first-hand stories of what it means to live in a culture where people with disabilities are often overlooked and ignored simply because of their different capabilities. Our hope is to increase our compassion and awareness of how we can better advocate for policies that impact people in our community. This group will meet for four weeks to discuss the book: Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century.

Facilitators: Rev. Denise Junious and Rev. Elder Troy Treash


Join the OWLS for our Virtual Meeting July 20th from
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Owls 4th Friday Night Potluck is on July 22nd at RMCC.
Time TBA.

Through stories from his own life and the lives of other people who have made a difference in the world, Parker Palmer writes about learning to listen to our inner voice. 

With wisdom and compassion, he speaks of the need to develop the skills to observe our lives with curiosity, looking and listening for our deepest Wisdom – and to find where our needs and yearnings intersect with the needs of the world. 

In this class, facilitated by Cathleen and Rev. Vicki Sheil-Hopper, we will discuss the book and participate in guided exercises to help participants practice intuitive listening.

Thursday evenings (June 23 through July 14) 7-8:30 pm via Zoom.

Brunch Buddies follows the Sunday Service at 12:30 PM at Nara Thai located at
Virtual Brunch Buddies will continue to gather on Zoom each Sunday at 12:30 pm! Prepare a snack, meal, or just grab a drink, and connect online with your family of faith! Join us on Zoom at www.ResurrectionMCC.org/bb. Questions? Email Connections@ResurrectionMCC.org.
Daily Devotional
Deep and Wide Daily Devotionals is by Resurrection MCC family member and author, Dr. Larry Ponder, who provides us with a year's worth of inspiring messages of God's inclusive love. Each daily meditation explores how we can live our personal goals of love in action - meant to be shared. Want to know more? Watch Dr. Larry's YouTube video HERE. There are books available in the Resurrection book store.

Join our Facebook Group to receive these daily devotional feeds.
Joining a choir is like getting a caged bird to sing! You know you love to sing, but worry if you are good enough to sing in a church choir. God thinks so, and so do we! Our choirs and musical groups are more than singing songs. We build deep friendships and a network of others that love doing what you love doing. Join us!

Sanctuary Choir - Traditional church music, more secular and familiar.

Gospel Ensemble - Woven with Gospel music and traditional African themes

Resurrection Choir - Combines modern and traditional music, and sacred genres, combining membership from both Sanctuary Choir and Gospel Ensemble

Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm for Sanctuary Choir and Gospel Ensemble,
and 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm for Resurrection Choir.

Choirs alternate weekend service performances.

For Dance, Theater, and other performance-based ministries, reach out directly to Cassandra White via email.

Contact Cassandra White, Worship Arts Coordinator HERE for more information.
Cold Drinks, a Snack, Books, and More!

The bookstore is open before and after each Sunday church service. Our books are carefully curated to fuel your spirit.
Come on in and say hello. We are happy to have you.
Amazing things happen when we pray for one another in times of grief and celebrate together in times of joy. Send Requests online here: COMPLETE ONLINE FORM or by texting the word RMCCPRAY to 97000. We hope this electronic method will make it quick and easy to communicate the struggles and triumphs you are experiencing in a way that can provide our Pastoral Care Ministers with the information they need to support and encourage you along your journey. The form allows you to provide your name, contact information, the information about your prayer request or celebration, as well as an easy way to request a contact from a Pastoral Care Minister (only if you indicate you'd like a contact). Based on your preferences we can communicate by text, phone, video chat, or even in-person visits when necessary. We want to hear from you!
Weekday Devotional and Prayer is held every weekday at Noon on Zoom. During these virtual gatherings, we participate in a daily devotional, scripture readings, prayer, and a time to check-in with our church family. Click HERE to launch Zoom at Noon on weekdays.
If you haven't downloaded the church app, it's important that you do! Each time you attend a service in person or virtually, please CHECK IN so we know you were here. Using the church app is easy! You can find detailed instructions here. We hope you will download it and stay connected!
Pride Charities, our partner agency which operates the food pantry at Resurrection MCC, relies on donations and financial support for the food needed to help the 175 families we assist each month. Please consider picking up a few extra extra bags of rice, beans, cereal, Vienna sausages, canned chicken, canned spam/lunch loaf, canned corn, canned green beans, canned peas, or any of the items found on this list. We are now accepting clothes at this time. To keep you, our volunteers, and our community safe, please place your donations in your trunk or back seat, pull up outside the pantry, stay in your vehicle, and our volunteers will remove the items from your vehicle. Volunteers will also be working inside the Clothes Closet this Saturday from 9 - Noon If you'd like to help sort, hang, and organize clothes, please be sure to wear a face mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
Text Giving is a great way to give electronically. The first time you'd like to give in this way, just text the word GIVE to 281-346-9444. You'll receive a text back asking for the amount of your donation. After you've entered that, you'll receive a link to provide your name, email address, as well as your debit/credit card or bank account information. That's it! And the next time you'd like to give, all you need to do is text a dollar amount to that same phone number, hit send, and you're done! If you'd like to contribute to a special fund, send a text with the words GIVE LIST to 281-346-9444 and you'll receive a reply asking how much you'd like to give, and then another text asking to which of our special funds you'd like your donation applied (i.e. General Gifts & Tithes, Foundation First Activities Building Fund, Texas Winter Storm Relief, Pride Charities Food Pantry, La Casa de Todos).
Narcotics Anonymous is every Tuesday at 7:00 pm on our campus as well as on Zoom. This Twelve Step recovery program offers hope and freedom from active addiction in a safe space for the LGBTQ community. This support group meets regularly in order to help one another learn a new way of life through sharing experiences, strength, and hope. All are welcome to come and learn more. For more information, please contact Patrick at 281-908-9729.

Narcóticos Anónimos (en español) es todos los miércoles a partir de las 8:00 pm en la Capilla Resurrection MCC. Asegúrese de usar una máscara cuando esté en el campus de la iglesia. Es un grupo de recuperación de 12 pasos que ofrece esperanza y libertad de la adicción activa en un lugar seguro para las personas LGBT. Estos grupos se unen para ayudarse mutuamente a aprender una nueva forma de vida, compartiendo su experiencia de fortaleza y esperanza.

re:MIND Depression & Bipolar Support Groups in-person meetings are now on Fridays at 12:00 pm in the Chapel. Online meetings are available at www.supportgroupscentral.com/reMIND. Click ‘Not Yet a Member’ and set up a free user account. Find a meeting and click ‘Register’ to sign up. Please note: If all spots are filled, click ‘Join the Waitlist’. You will receive an email reminder the day before and 15 minutes before your scheduled meeting. Please confirm or cancel. Meeting dates will be updated monthly. If you need assistance signing up please call (888) 799-0907 ext. 2 or email info@remindsupport.org. Spaces are limited so sign up today! Spanish Support Groups are available here.

Overeater’s Anonymous meets Saturdays at 9:30 am in the Chapel and will still offer the zoom meeting on Saturdays at 9:30 am on Zoom. Meeting ID: 402 391 084, Password: 176233. Phone in option (use same Meeting ID as above): +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston).
Toastmasters is every Monday, from 6:30 - 8 pm online on Zoom. Impress your clients, your boss, or even a potential employer during your next job interview. Speak with confidence in one-on-one situations and in presentations for groups of 20 to over 200. Surprise yourself by becoming a member of Toastmasters and see how your personal goals will come true. With Toastmasters you will learn by doing as you improve your public speaking skills in a super supportive environment. Join us for our very own Toastmaster Club right here at Resurrection MCC. Contact Horacio Rodriguez at 954-662-4926 or Toastmasters@ResurrectionMCC.org for details. www.toastmasters.org