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July 22, 2020

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Note from Rev. Wynn
Christmas in July
There are 156 days until Christmas...and I am wondering and worrying about the holiday season already. It's not a good spiritual practice, I know this. All of my teachers would invite me to come back to the present which is all we have...this "right now." My sense is that this Christmas will have a similar energy to our Corona Easter, it will likely be the most authentic Christmas yet.  

As I'm contemplating all of this the mystic in me does rise up to remind me that, actually, every day is Christmas. Soooo, actually wondering about Christmas is a "right now" practice, see how I did that? Meister Eckhart wrote that "We are all meant to be mothers of God for God is always needing to be born." If there has ever been a time to be so intentional about birthing love...now is it!  

"For we need a little music,
need a little laughter,
need a little singing
ringing through the rafter,
and we need a little snappy
"Happy ever after,"
Need a little Christmas now!

We'll see you for Christmas in July on Sunday!
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Community Corner
wor·ry
/ˈwərē/

verb

  1. give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.
synonyms: fret, agonize, brood,
be anxious
25 Things To Do Instead Of Worrying

We all tend to worry about things we can't control-could be school, work, a friend, a relationship. We all have those days where we get stressed and pessimistic and so whatever it is today that's bogging you down, here's a list of things to do...

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Let's join together to pray for our world
May we have perseverance with determination,
not be put off by obstacles,
be they big or small. 

Plant in all of us
the seed of kindness
and love 
so that the future harvest
May be enjoyed in abundance
By everyone. Āmine

A NGIE FINNIGAN
Member of the Core Team and Treasurer
Church in Progress MCC
Auckland, New Zealand
MCC Connect This Week
MCC Toronto  (Ontario, Canada) invites you to a 15 minute time of reflection on Facebook Live each Wednesday at  noon Eastern, UTC 4pm (UTC-04).  Rev. Jeff Rock and Rev. Deana Dudley share inspiring reflections, scriptures and prayers to support us through these difficult times.
MCC Toronto Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MCCToronto/

Music Heals All"  MIDDAY MUSIC SERIES - 4:10 UTC / 12:10 EDT (UTC-4)
"A Musical Tribute
to Diane Hewitt"
MIDDAY MUSIC SERIES
4:10 UTC / 12:10 EDT (UTC-4)

Diane Hewitt served as Trinity MCC's musical accompanist for the past 38 years. The program includes videos and recordings of Diane's immense work through the years.  

Agape' Worship - July 26, 2020
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Please join us for this extra special virtual worship experience Sunday morning at 10:30. We will celebrate Christmas in July! Ho Ho Ho!

Max Roberts, 07/03
Graeme Haub, 07/04 
David Wynn, 07/05
Tonya Reed, 07/06
Kim Pena, 07/06
Linda Gray, 07/17
Lilia Orander-Cruz, 07/19
Bailey Shackelford, 07/21
Patti Stephens, 07/29