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Part 4 – Healthcare: What We Need to Know / Fact vs Fiction
Live Webinar Date: Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

We are joined by Dr. David Williams, ER Physician and Trauma Surgeon who is on the front lines of fighting the Coronavirus in New Jersey and Dr. Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association, who is working on a national and global level to care for our front line healthcare workers.

Who is most at risk? What are some things we need to be doing to help prepare people? How can we as faith communities help keep people informed and safe? Watch this webinar as we answer all those questions and more.

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Faith Leaders and Communities of Faith alike are faced with many questions and new challenges as we navigate a global pandemic. COVID-19 has changed our everyday lives and the ways in which we “Do” Church.

We have begun a series of conversations “The Church’s Response to Global Crisis” led by Pastor Vance Haywood. Through these conversations, we are hearing from those who led the church during the AIDS Crisis and how we can apply what was learned through that experience to our present reality.

We encourage you to join us for this Holy Conversation as we work together to BE CHURCH, to BE MCC, to BE ME! While many of the conversations will focus on work done by MCC, we want to make sure that any faith communities or other community organizations can use these same principles to care for our communities during this crisis.

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Part 3 – Why Policy and Politics Matter
Live Webinar Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT

Our focus for this section is specific to some of the major issues we have seen in the United States, although we can certainly see how policy and politics impact people around the world in so many ways.

What can we do as individuals? What can we do as churches large and small? View this webinar as we explore some things that we are all called to do as a people of faith.

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Part 2 – What we learned from the AIDS Crisis. How do we apply that today?
Live Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:00 – 4:00pm EDT

Many of our leaders and pioneers of MCC led the church through the AIDS Crisis in the 1980’s and 90’s. While the COVID-19 crisis and the AIDS crisis have their differences, they also have many similarities. Pastor Vance says, “Hearing the stories from so many on how MCC and particularly the women of MCC got us through the crisis has always inspired me and amazed me at the faith of this community.”

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Part 1 – What we learned from the AIDS Crisis. How do we apply that today?
Live Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Many of our leaders and pioneers of MCC led the church through the AIDS Crisis in the 1980’s and 90’s. While the COVID-19 crisis and the AIDS crisis have their differences, they also have many similarities. Pastor Vance says, “Hearing the stories from so many on how MCC and particularly the women of MCC got us through the crisis has always inspired me and amazed me at the faith of this community.”

Webinar Participants

  • Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, retired Global Leader of Metropolitan Community Churches and now serving as Co-Pastor at SunCoast MCC in Venice FL
  • Rev. Jim Mitulski, Associate Pastor of MCC NY 1981-85 and then San Francisco 1986-2001 and now serving as Interim Senior Minister at Island United Church Foster City CA.
  • Rev. Karen Zeigler, Senior Pastor of MCC- NY during the AIDS crisis and now leads a movement to Coordinate Tuesdays with Tillis
  • Rev. Keith Mozingo, Senior Pastor at Founders MCC in Los Angeles, CA
  • Rev. Jimmy Gibbs, an MCC and UCC minister and Founder of ACRA in Durham NC – formerly the “AIDS Community Residence Association”
  • Jay Kelderman, Founding Member of St. John’s MCC in Raleigh NC
  • Fred Cannady-Kelderman, Associate Pastor of St. John’s MCC in Raleigh NC

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