The MCC staff wishes you and yours a blessed and joyous Christmas and New Year! This will be the last MCC Weekly Update of 2017; we’ll return in the new year with the first edition of 2018 on Friday, January 5th. We send our sincere thanks to our many readers who check in with us weekly. Your faithful readership and advocacy helps the conference successfully carry out its mission. Many thanks to you, and a merry Christmas to all!