WORSHIP WITH US!!

During these challenging times, many ICCC churches have learned to provide virtual worship, to bring together their congregations.  The following have shared their links with us, in case you would like to join in.
 

Antioch Community Church – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AntiochChurchKC/  or search in FB Antioch 4805.  For more information on what Antioch Community Church has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.acckc.org.

Wilson Memorial Union Church– Sunday Worship can be found on their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXd-MMkSkEEJVqsN-8Yoeg or on their website https://www.wilsonmemorialchurch.org/videos  They also post their worship links on their *Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mywilsonchurch  For more information on what Wilson Memorial Union Church has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.wilsonmemorialchurch.org.

Lake Oconee Community Churchhttps://locc.co/worshiping/services-livestream/  For more information on what Lake Oconee Community Church has to offer virtually, visit their website www.locc.co.

New Covenant Community Church – YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQ4tfz6CmH64kug4zjVGmA  For more information on what New Covenant Community Church has to offer virtually, visit their website http://www.covenantakron.org/

Greater Faith Community Church – For information on what Greater Faith Community Church has to offer virtually, visit their website http://www.greaterfaith.org.

Imagine Church of the Carolinas – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImagineChurchoftheCarolinas/.  For more information on what Imagine Church of the Carolinas has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.imaginechurchnow.org

Chapel By The Sea – YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjSPp9qNZq9DFRfoNcJ83g  For information on what Chapel By The Sea has to offer virtually, visit their website www.imaginechurchnow.org

upRising – a church without walls – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uprisingaustin/   For more information on what upRising has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.uprisingaustin.org

Peace Community Church – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peacecommunityftmyers/  For more information on what Peace Community Church offers virtually, visit their website: www.peacecommunitychurch.com

People’s Community Church, Berea, OH – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesCommunityChurchBerea/  For more information on what People’s Community Church may have to offer virtually, visit their website: www.peoplescommunity.org

Christian Catholic Rite of Community Churches – YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHGa_5lyPn0 .  For more information on what CCRCC has to offer virtually, visit their website: http://ccrcc.ca/

 

Historic First Community Church Nashville – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/526657234126797/videos/652357822159867/?vh=e&d=n

Speed Memorial, a Community Church – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speedmemorial/  For more information on what Speed Memorial has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.speedmemorial.org

Tellico Village Community Churchhttps://www.tellicochurch.com/watch

Historic People’s Community Church, Detroit – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesCommunityChurchDetroit/ live at 10:30am ET Sundays.  For more information on what People’s Community Church has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.historicpcc.org

ICCC Clergy Rev. Dr. Stephen York is the minister at Elm Street Congregational Church.  Services are livestreamed on Sunday at 10:00am ET: https://elmstcongo.church/live.  Archived services can be found at https://elmstcongo.church/youtube. 
 
Norris Religious Fellowship – YouTube: www.youtube.com/norrisrf.  For more information on what NRF has to offer virtually, visit their website www.norrosfr.org.
 

*For Facebook links, you may need to first “Like” the church’s page before you can view their postings.

Greetings.
This is a challenging time for our clergy, lay leaders, and congregations as we discern how do we do Church during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond.  The question is not only when do we return but how shall we open our church homes again for worship, study, fellowship, and service?  Below is a link for a document from the Wisconsin Council of Churches: Returning to Church, that might be of help for your congregation as it discerns this question.
 
 
I welcome again your feedback on how can ICCC be of support for our clergy, lay leaders, and congregations.  I welcome your suggestions for Zoom webinar topics or activities that would be helpful to share with our ICCC family.  Please feel free to email me at or call me at 502-387-8515.
 
Let us continue to keep our ICCC family in our prayers along with our nation and global family as we continue to move through this pandemic crisis.  Take care.  Stay well and be safe.
 

 

Please accept the following prayer from your ICCC leadership!

Almighty merciful and loving God, hear the prayers of your people.
Lord, in the midst of great uncertainty in our communities, our cities, our states, our nation and our world community, give unto us the certainty of your loving presence and hopeful promise of your love for us.
May we be certain of your present healing spirit as we face uncertain of the COVID 19 virus.
Guide us, O God that we would make wise decisions in our day to day life.
Bless our ICCC and all our communities with a calming assurance of your love.
Your are our breath and life.  We praise you.
Harry Foockle, ICCC President

This program has been suspended until we know you are ready and able to return to your churches to lead, teach and worship together.

Leadership and Development Opportunity for YOU!

The ICCC will be offering several high-quality leadership development opportunities for clergy and laity. Many of these programs will be facilitated by Pinnacle Leadership Associates, a coaching and church consulting group that seeks to partner with others to discover and pursue God’s mission in the world.  Get to know some of the Pinnacle team through your participation in one or more of the following programs:

WEBINARS on Social & Theological Issues

Each month, a member of the Pinnacle Team will lead a one-hour webinar on a social or theological issue like: race, hunger, stewardship and fundraising, women in ministry, reaching millennials, church planting, managing a multi-staff church, attractional to missional church models, preaching in a politically diverse church, emotionally-intelligent pastoral leadership.

Second Wednesdays at 1pm Eastern beginning February 12, 2020.
Information for the webinar and a link will be sent via email the Monday before.

TRAINING in Congregational Development

Pinnacle Leadership Associates president, Mark Tidsworth, will lead monthly one-hour training sessions via webinar entitled, “Faith Change Agent: The New Paradigm For Transformational Pastoral Leadership.” Participation is open, though each session builds on the previous session; participants are encouraged to sign on for the year.

Third Wednesdays at 1pm Eastern beginning February 19, 2020.
A reminder for this training webinar and a link will be sent via email the Monday before.

COACHING for Small Groups of Clergy

These closed groups of 6-8 participants will meet monthly over the course of one year with two of Pinnacle’s clergy coaches: the group offers reflective listening and provides insights and resources to assist movement to assist each participant in reaching his or her goals. Time to address hot button issues is offered as well. Each session lasts two hours.
Please register with DeAnn at the Council Office icccdc@sbcglobal.net
Lead by Rev. Mark Tidsworth, Rev. Dot Killian, Rev. Dr. Ircel Harrison and Rev. Dr. Terrell Carter.
Days & Times:
Coaching Group 1: Ircel Harrison & Terrell Carter, Coaches
First Tuesdays, May 2020-February 2021
7:00pm-9:00pm Eastern Time
Coaching Group 2: Mark Tidsworth & Dot Killian, Coaches
First Wednesdays, May 2020-February 2021
1:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
 

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RETREATS for Clergy in Each Region

Funding for five regional retreats, facilitated by the ICCC Leadership Development Team,  for clergy has been granted—each region will be invited to determine their own date, location, and program.
 
For more information and an application,click here.
Five Regional Retreats: TBA
 
Recorded Webinars

ICCC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR 2020

Rev. Rhonda Blevins and Phil Tom are excited about these learning opportunities for our ICCC members. Below are the available sessions recorded.

Preaching to a Screen
https://vimeo.com/410717615
 
Ministry Outside the Walls from 04/08/2020
https://vimeo.com/405550422/4e5ebdc87a

Emerging Church Practice in this Coronavirus Context from 03/25/2020

https://vimeo.com/400705726

The Great Gift of the Small Church from 03/11/2020
https://vimeo.com/403084558/b6d472b9f3

Cultivating Adaptive Change in Congregations from 2/19/2020
https://vimeo.com/392532326/49d9adc388
 
Fundraising and Stewardship in Church from 2/12/2020
https://vimeo.com/392202130
 
ICCC Leadership Preview from 1/5/2020                 
Password: ICCCPreview
 
Got Ideas?
The Leadership Development Team along with Pinnacle Leadership Associates are working together to provide the best topics for the webinars.  They are conducting a survey to see what you are most interested in.  Please participate by clicking on the link below!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZKNHZX
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
The ICCC has a NEW Facebook Group! Click on the Facebook icon to join!                    
 
We also invite you to like and follow the ICCC Page, where up-to-date announcements and info can be found. 
The ICCC has 6 Regions, and each will soon have their own Facebook Group.  Keep up to date with your regions news and activities! 
Eastern Zone, Region A (Regional Trustee Doris Marsicak)
Eastern Zone, Region B (Regional Trustee Myrtis Brame)
Eastern Zone, Region C  (Regional Trustee Rev. Bruce Jones)
Central Zone, Region A (Regional Trustee Rev. Sharyon Cosey)
Central Zone, Region B (Regional Trustee Linda Hopkins)
Central Zone, Region C (Regional Trustee Rev.Julia Powe)
Western Zone, Region A (Regional Trustee Saundra Nelson)
Western Zone, Region B (Regional Trustee Chaplain Ken Young)
 
Check us out here too! #ICCCNOW             Instagram:  @icccnow                                                    Snapchat: icccnow             Twitter:  @icccnow
 
 
cuic-logoChurches Uniting in Christ, a gathering of 11 communions in a covenantal relationship, affirm and support the dignity of all people and to the care for the gift of the earth that God has entrusted to us.  It is, for this reason, we join with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the dozens of tribes standing in support of their efforts to protect their sovereignty, water, culture, a way of life, and their sacred sites.

To view the entire statement, recently signed by Abraham Wright, ICCC Secretary and other ICCC officers, click here.
 
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“I hope we can all reach out to member communions in Greenville, MS and offer our prayers, our resources and our buildings, if necessary.” – Vince Gonzalez, CUIC
 
For information, click here.
 

IMG_3005Give By Text

 
Do you pay for all your “things” online?  Why not make your donations electronically as well?
 
 
We want our members to contribute when and how they want.  The ICCC offers an electronic giving option… Give by Text, as a convenient alternative to checks or cash.
 
 
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can make weekly offerings or respond to special appeals by simply sending a text message from your smartphone.  Sign up today and be liberated from your checkbook!
 
 
Simply send a text to 815-506-9017 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email.
 
 
 
Thank you for supporting our mission!
 

 

 
      Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars®.

GIVE THANKS.
During this special time of year, we pause to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. Family, friends, faith …

We are pleased to announce that the ICCC has recently been accepted into the Thrivent Choice program. 
One way eligible Thrivent Financial members can show their thanks is by directing Choice Dollars to the ICCC. If you’re a Thrivent member who has designated Choice Dollars

®, please take this opportunity to recommend where Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funds by directing them to the ICCC.  Thrivent Choice grant funding will be used for Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations, and for our three missions: Agape, Creating Community, and Feeding the Hungry. 

To learn more about Thrivent Choice, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice.  Or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.

Do you shop Amazon.com?
You can now designate the International Council of Community Churches to receive .5% of the purchase price from the AmazonSmile Foundation!
 
Please support the ICCC today and get shopping!  Go to https://smile.amazon.com and select the ICCC as your charitable organization.