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Elections: Delegates

Are you experiencing a call from God to serve as a Lay Delegate with MCCLV? Don Hatfield and Judy McNally have faithfully served as MCCLV's Lay Delegates from 2017-2020, representing MCCLV at the General Conference in Orlando, Florida as well as at Northeast Network gatherings. On November 15 at MCCLV's Annual Congregational meeting, there will be an election for two Lay Delegates to serve three-year terms. To learn more about the details of serving as a Lay Delegate, email Don at or Judy at To view a job description and apply for a Lay Delegate position fill out the "Leadership Application" found at this link: 

Additionally, for 2021, there will be three open MCCLV Board positions. After time in prayer and discernment, for those wanting to move forward: job descriptions and a "Leadership Application" can also be viewed at the link above.

Email completed Leadership Applications to Applications for the Lay Delegate and Board positions are due October 15 and are included in the annual Congregational Meeting packet. Praise God for the opportunity to serve God through the faith community of MCCLV. 
Election: Bethlehem Interfaith Group

MCCLV is pleased to announce that Rev. Goudy has been elected President of the Bethlehem Interfaith Group (B.I.G.). The term is two years, commencing January 1, 2021. Goudy has a longtime commitment to interfaith work and is looking forward to continuing to serve with colleagues of diverse faiths and spiritual expressions. The B.I.G. election included Vice President Said Selmanlar, Secretary Steve Simmons, Communications Chair Carol Burns and Treasurer Dale Grandfield.
Online This Week @ MCCLV

Wednesday Adult Bible Study
September 16 @ 7pm

This week, MCCLV's Bible Study takes a closer look at Romans 3-4. Join in Bible Study via Zoom: Meeting ID: 857 8817 3520 

Action Team Meeting
Friday, September 18 @ 7pm
Join in the fight against bigotry and poverty through activism, targeting oppression through fair and just public policy. The MCCLV Action Team is currently working on a Get Out the Vote campaign through November. Volunteers are especially needed to assist with a postcard project. All are warmly invited to join via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 897 5676 4198

16th Sunday of Pentecost
Spiritual Formation
September 20 @ 10am

Join MCCLV's 10am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation class on Zoom. To attend the class, go to: Meeting ID: 851 1250 3116

16th Sunday of Pentecost
Inspirational Worship
September 20 @ 11:30am

11:30am MCCLV Sunday Worship Service via Facebook Livestream or viewable on the website: or Limited in-person seating is available (note reservation process below)
Worship Reservation Form

Signup for MCCLV's in-person worship for the remaining Sundays in September can be found here:

Reservations close each week at 9am on Thursdays and all in attendance are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. There is no congregational singing and also no social hour. Know that it typically takes a few Sundays to become comfortable and adapt to worshiping in this new way.
For those unable to attend in-person, the worship livestream continues every Sunday at 11:30am on Facebook as well as the church's website.
2020 Tricky Tray Event Cancelled
MCCLV’s Tricky Tray Committee has come to the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s Tricky Tray event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in that it may not be safe or advised to hold a gathering of its usual size indoors this year. Also, the Tricky Tray Committee does not want to burden its generous supporters during this time of financial uncertainty or unemployment by seeking basket donations and ticket sales. The Committee has every intention of holding the 2021 Tricky Tray event on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with the theme, “A Day at the Fair.” 
The Disciple's Role in Social Activism

Coming up in October, MCCLV offers a four-part series of classes on "The Disciple's Role in Social Activism." The objective of the series is to explore and discuss the role of Christians in the fight against systemic racism and poverty. The four-week study will explore four broad categories of oppression against people of color and people who are poor. Both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian scriptures have prominent themes woven throughout that explicitly testify to God’s justice for the oppressed, the poor and foreigner. Activism against bigotry and poverty is a holy fight that the congregation commits to weekly, as the faith community collectively states that "MCCLV's purpose is to worship and serve God through acts of justice and compassion."

The classes will be facilitated by Lisa Noriega, Lisa Engle and other MCCLV Action Team Members. All are welcome. Mark your calendars for 10am on October 4, 11, 18 & 25 via Zoom ID 851 1250 3116

Welders join metal parts together and work on the metal components of various structures including bridges, power plants, buildings, refineries, automobiles or ships. In the church, welding is about connecting people to God and God's people. MCCLV's New Member process is called "WELD" because its purpose is to connect disciples with God and with other disciples.

For the first time ever, MCCLV's WELD New Member classes will be held entirely online. Classes will meet via Zoom on Tuesday nights in October @ 7pm: October 6, 13, 20 and 27.

All are welcome, register for the WELD classes and receive the first homework assignment by emailing MCCLV's Office Administrator Lauren Noll at
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