Live Webinars

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In order to see video of the presentation on the following webinars, attendees will need access to a computer and a fast internet connection. Some webinars will use audio through Adobe and others will utilize a telephone conference line.  Participants will be sent log-in information prior to each event, which will include instructions about audio/video requirements. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WEBINARS Please take a moment to Download & Review Instructions on using Adobe Connect, and on the conversation protocol that we will be using for audio interaction. Registration for each webinar is $50 USD (unless otherwise noted.  (Click here to see our refund policy.)

For MCC Clergy, Candidates, Lay Leaders, and Colleagues

Tuesdays from 24 November – 15 December at 6:00 pm EST (11:00 pm UTC/GMT)
Hosted by Rev. Dr. BK Hipsher

This year our reflection series for Advent will feature conversations and interactions with scholars, activists, and interfaith leaders. Designed to uncover personal and interpersonal dimensions of the themes for Advent this year, each session will feature a 60-minute conversation with weekly guests. Attendees will be able to ask questions or add to the discussion.

These Are the Days…  

November 24 Restoring Hope with Dr. Joan Martin

This session will explore Christian ethics of mass incarceration and violence that threatens to rob us of the message of hope that Advent brings. We will explore how we as people of faith can deal with our own feelings and lead others to a restored sense of hope in this Advent and Christmas season.

December 1 Rebuilding Peace with Rabbi Devon Lerner

The second week of Advent explores ways of building and rebuilding peace in the world through individual interfaith dialogue. Rabbi Lerner will share some thoughts on the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah. We will explore how the holidays in the Christian and Jewish calendar do and do not inform each other and how this understanding can be personally enriching for us.

December 8 Reawakening Joy with Rev. DeWayne Davis

Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for new birth. In week three we will talk about reawakening joy in the midst of the business of the season. As we pass the midpoint of Advent we’ll explore how reconnecting with partners, friends, and family can be a blessing of joy for us,

December 15 Revitalizing Love with Carter Heyward

Coming to the end of Advent is exciting, exhausting, and often filled with mixed emotions. This final week of our series will deal with the concept of love and how it manifests in personal and public life.

Your participation is invited. Sessions will be held on Tuesday 6pm EST (11 pm GMT/UTC) on Adobe Connect. Please plan to attend all of these sessions as part of your personal Advent practice.

To register, please send an email to We will send out log-in details prior to the webinar.

CLERGY BOOK CLUB – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Commencing: January 13th to February 17th 2016
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm [US Eastern]

Registration is NOW OPEN and will cost $50 [CEU’s WILL be available upon completion of the whole series]

Between the world and me


“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.