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 guest TBD

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 guest TBD

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 – So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World by Margaret J. Wheatley.

Revs. Joe Cobb and Alycia Erickson will lead this clergy book study on:

Mondays from 2 November to 7 December from 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST.

This will be in the “Clergy Support” room on Adobe Connect.  Limited to 12 people. Click This Link to Register – Places are filling fast:

You will need to purchase the book ahead of the class starting on September 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Joe Cobb  or Rev. Alycia Erickson



McFee Photo 1We are very pleased and excited that renowned worship professor, consultant, coach and visionary ritual artist Dr. Marcia McFee is facilitating two worship webinars for MCC. Marcia is in high demand for workshops and conferences, and is in fact, working with our MCC Worship Team for General Conference next summer.

These webinars are designed for pastors, worship leaders, and others involved in planning and implementing worship to create more meaningful and vital worship experiences.

“My number one purpose,” says Marcia, “is to support ministry professionals and volunteers in such a way that you can have MORE EASE, MORE JOY AND MORE TIME for creativity and depth in everything you do!”

These worship webinars are related, but do not necessarily need to be taken sequentially.

10 November 2015 – 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT)

For those who have been planning worship for years and want some new perspective and insight, as well as those who may be newer to worship planning looking for how to start, this webinar is designed to be both inspirational and practical. This webinar will help participants learn to plan worship to bring the congregation into a experience of the Divine that is meaningful, memorable, and transforming. (Cost: $25 USD; REGISTER NOW!)

17 November 2015 – 2:00 pm US Eastern Time (7:00 pm UTC/GMT)

Worship is the work of many people. If those involved in worship can come together as a team to plan and implement, and engage in the creative process together, open to the Spirit, the worship experience provides a way for the congregation to intentionally enter into the presence of God. This webinar will help participants learn who and how to include in worship planning and how to bring the diverse gifts of each team member together to facilitate deeply soulful worship. (Cost: $25 USD; REGISTER NOW!)