Testimony: Indianapolis
December 1, 2007, 5:48 pm
Filed under: Campaign Testimonies

“This campaign is a great example of how a denomination should work—turning ideas and projects into something we can latch on to.”

Rev. Jeff Miner (Indianapolis) 

 



Testimony: Alabama
November 30, 2007, 10:15 am
Filed under: Campaign Testimonies

“I like the personal touch of someone calling me about the campaign.  I want to get a copy of the book and get busy.  Birmingham is a place that really needs to hear this message.”

Rev. Marge Ragona (Bethel MCC, Birmingham AL)



Testimony: Orlando
November 30, 2007, 10:10 am
Filed under: Campaign Testimonies

“I am encouraged and excited about the Campaign.  I think this may change the face of Christianity at large.”

Rev. John Middleton (Joy MCC, Orlando)



Testimony: Minneapolis (2)
November 30, 2007, 10:05 am
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“I can share that people want to market and they are quite defeated in how to do it—this campaign is so beautifully put together that it will really help—a soft launch would help us—I remember when we launched the National Equality Ride for Soul Force—we tested in regionally and this goes to that—how to talk to the media and pitch stories locally.”

Rev. Robyn Provis



Testimony: Dallas
November 30, 2007, 10:03 am
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Rev. Colleen Darraugh (Dallas) said, “This is a good way to bring churches within close proximity together.  We have not always historically worked well together—we are coming together and working together and healing one another—we are not geographical parishes—people drive past one church to another—how can we partner people better.  This is a good way.”



Testimony - Florida Coalition
November 30, 2007, 10:02 am
Filed under: Campaign Testimonies

 

Rev. Jeff Miner (Indianapolis) 

“This campaign is a great example of how a denomination should work—turning ideas and projects into something we can latch on to.”

 

“After General Conference, we were very motivated—met with four other churches and set a timeframe—our contours are that we are preparing a Lenten curriculum with a vision toward the Florida churches—it is important for us to work on our internal discrimination and “isms” and this is the focus of the inner-congregational exploration and the time line will unveil in first week of October 2008.  We will have the scriptures/themes/ready in January so ready for February—lectionary based-“

Rev. Nathan Meckley (Florida Coalition) 



Testimony: Minneapolis
October 1, 2007, 8:45 am
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“The good thing that happened for us as a result of the campaign was that we were going through some other things—lost a pastor and were going through a capital campaign—the campaign helped members focus internally on the main thing—we had a great increase on our web site traffic and interest in what MCC is all about—last weekend our building was vandalized again—spray painted, this time with the word “death to all priests gay and straight.”  The police labeled as a hate crime—we’ve had lots of media exposure—people have really rallied around us—we believe that this vandalism had some relationship to the greater awareness of who we are—and the positive response has been great.  In our capital campaign, we have pledges of over $400,000—much more than we thought we could do—we had to replace our entire HVAC—and we attribute part of this to the campaign as well.”

Rev. Paul Eknes-Tucker (Minneapolis)