BE THE CHRIST YOU WANT TO SEE

By on September 1, 2016
Let there be peace on Earth

BE THE CHRIST YOU WANT TO SEE

“Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.”

The passage of lyrics above comes from a very familiar hymn entitled “Let there be Peace on Earth”, written by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller in 1955.

In it, the artists write of a widely held sacred desire for Peace to prevail, on the Earth.

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, came as our primary example of what this Peace could look like and showed us the way to make it possible, through how he lived.

We are called to follow his example and be pillars of peace in the world, through the way in which we live. As the lyrics of the hymn say, let there be peace on earth…and let it begin with me. What we want to see in earth, we can reflect in our daily lives.

Min. Wendy HamiltonThis Sunday we’ll gather together and ponder how Christ’s example might be manifest through us. How we might be the Christ that we want to see. See you at 9 and 11.

In Service
Min. Wendy Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MCCDC REVIVALSeptember 2016

REVIVAL – REVIVAL – REVIVAL

MCCDC is having a revival weekend
September 23, 24, 25,2016
Planned events:
Fri 9/23 Evening Opening Service led by Pastoral Care Ministers with guest leaders and aritsts 7pm
Sat 9/24 Workshop to go Spiritually deeper facilitated by Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson 9:30am – 4pm
Sat 9/24 Evening worship Revivalist Rev. Candy Holmes 8pm
Sun 9/25 9&11AM Guest Revivalist Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson

Please plan on attending and inviting someone to come with you. There are still opportunities to assist in planning. Please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

 

Rev. Dr. Cari JacksonRev. Dr. Cari Jackson is a dynamic speaker. She is an ordained mini ster in the United Church of Christ (UCC), Dr. Cari works ecumenically across religious and spiritual traditions. She has served as pastor of congregations in three Christian denominations – UCC, United Methodist Church, and Presbyterian Church-USA. She has served as interim worship coordinator at The Riverside Church and Conference Preacher for the UCC Connecticut Conference. As an educator, Dr. Cari has been adjunct faculty at Union Theological Seminary and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, both in New York City, where she taught such courses as “The Christian Chase for Power” and “Ministry in Multicultural Contexts.” She was the 2010 lecturer for the J.C. Wynn Lecture Series at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Read more at drcarijackson.com.

 

Rev. Candy HolmesRev. Candy Holmes lifts up a liberation theology that is enriched by her Baptist, Pentecostal, and Interfaith roots and her social justice vis
ion. These aspects of her life inform her ecumenically-based ministry that boldly proclaims “God’s love includes everyone.” In addition to serving MCC as the Program Officer for People of African Descent, Office of Emerging Ministries, she also serves in various leadership roles for ecumenical and social advocacy projects. As a spiritual activist, Rev. Holmes’ understands that sharing our voices and stories of faith is essential to changing minds and transforming hearts. Consequently, she is a sought after thought leader and speaker, working wit
h advocacy and civic groups. Having retired from her Federal career, Candy is now owner and president of her new venture — COMPASS – LCH Coaching and Consulting, LLC, where she provides leadership consultation, developmental coaching, spiritual counseling, motivational speaking, and workshop facilitation for individuals, organizations, churches, and corporations.

 

 

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ELECTRONIC GIVING

MCCDC electronic givingYou may give online at www.mccdc.com/donate or give by text 202-999-3841. Please contact the church office with questions at 202-638-7373 or churchoffice@mccdc.com.

 

 

 

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MCCDC BUS TRIP TO ATLANTIC CITY HOSTED BY THE OLDER ADULT MINISTRY

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Sept 17, 2016, Departs MCCDC promptly at 7AM and returns at 11PM.

The cost is $50 and must be paid in advance. The deadline for sign up is Sept 1st. For more information please contact Ace Barbari at 703-303-2934 for complete information and sign up.

 

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YOGA CLASSES

MCCDC YOGA Classes

To nourish your physical body in addition to your spiritual body. Join us for yoga classes on Mondays at 7pm. The class is donation-based. If you are interested in starting or continuing please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.~ Namaste (“The Spirit in me honors the Spirit in you”)

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Adult Sunday School is held from 10:15 to 10:50. Please bring your coffee or tea to the upstairs conference room for the brief yet powerful time together. For more information contact Rose Herring at churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

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OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 10 Under Armour, Marriott Hotels, HARPO Studious: all of these success stories started with the inspiration of one person. Do you have an idea for a business? or have you ever thought of starting your own business of dreamed of self-employment? Please join us for an informal – but informational – presentation onfrom 1:00-2:30 on “starting your own business.” Several of us at MCCDC have been blessed to do so, and we want to share our tips/advice/thoughts on how you might do so as well. While this is a free event, we ask that you please RSVP to Quanti Davis at cue971@gmail.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Sept. 10.

 

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Harvest Time for Spirits

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Calling all writers for a Saturday 4-hour workshop on September 17, focusing on what we bring from summer spiritual warmth and growth and how we plan to let this rich harvest give us energy and focus during colder months to come. Write about it! Bring it to life!
Our guide will be Rev. Dr. Robin H. Gorsline, MCCDC Writer-Theologian in Residence. We will meet at 10 a.m. and conclude by 2:00 pm. He will lead us in several guided writing exercises and we will also have an opportunity to undertake a more personal piece of writing.
A hearty vegetarian lunch will be served, donations to cover the cost of lunch gratefully received. And feel free to bring something to share.
Please let Rev. Robin know of your attendance by writing him at RevRobin@mccdc.com or speaking with him at church, or writing the church office at ChurchOffice@mccdc.com

Please let Rev. Robin know of your attendance by writing him at RevRobin@mccdc.com or speaking with him at church, or writing the church office at ChurchOffice@mccdc.com

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Men’s Circle

Calling all MCCDC men and male-centered people! Join us for the second Men’s Circle on Sunday, September 18, at 12:30 pm, downstairs in the church conference room. This is a special time for socializing, networking, eating, and discussion. Our topic: “What personal qualities-emotion, intelligence, knowledge, character, physical strength, upbringing, principles, etc.-of being a man or male-centered person are most helpful to your being an active person of faith?”
Rev. Dr. Robin Gorsline, Writer-Theologian in Residence, will guide the discussion so that many, if not all, voices are heard, and we can grow in our faith and witness together. He will also provide a vegetarian soup. Others are needed to provide paper goods, beverages, crackers, dessert, and any other items that you may want. If you can volunteer to help with supplies, or if you just plan on joining us, please contact Rev. Robin at RevRobin@mccdc.com or the church office at churchoffice@mccdc.com . There also will be a sign-up sheet at the Information Station. We will conclude our time by about 2:30 to 2:45.

 

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National Institutes of Health Gene Medical Study (NIH)

NIH is conducting a gene medical study called ClinSeq and are looking form individuals who are interested in participating.
Participates will receive $100.00 compensation to cover the cost of travel expenses.

For more details click on the link below..

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OUR CORE VALUES

SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION:
We offer worship, education, prayer, and spiritual formation opportunities, helping people experience Christ in Body, Mind, and Soul.

CONNECTION:
We embrace the gifts of inclusion bringing diverse people together for discovery, friendship, fun, and support.

ENGAGEMENT:
We put faith into action, serving for, and with, our Neighborhood and Community.

INNOVATION:

We strive to be open to new ideas, learning together, and thinking in terms of the future.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SUNDAY,
SEPTEMBER 4

9AM /11AM
SUNDAY
WORSHIP SERVICE
“BE THE CHRIST YOU WANT TO SEE”
Min. Wendy Hamilton
MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 5
HOLIDAY

TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 6

BIBLE STUDY
7PM
WELCOME HALL

WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 7
REVIVAL TEAM
6:30PM

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 8
11AM CHOIR REHEARSAL
6:30PM
CLM CLASS

7PM
SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 10
7AM

Relief NA
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
1 PM
CHELY WRIGHT MOVIE
6PM
SUNDAY,
SEPTEMBER 11

9AM /11AM
WORSHIP SERVICE

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Gender Neutral Restrooms coming soon!

We are pleased to announce MCCDC will be implementing gender neutral restrooms. In early August, we will replace the “Men” and “Women” signs with signs indicating our restrooms are gender neutral.

 

Some time ago, the Board approved moving to gender neutral restrooms for our church. The Trustees began working on implementing this decision. They met and discussed developing new signage and the types of locks to put on the exterior doors to the main floor restrooms. As they were discussing these matters, a clear and strong consensus developed among the Trustees that we need to implement true gender neutral restrooms by changing their signage and not installing locks on the exterior entrance doors to the restrooms on the main level. The trustees shared this approach with the Board.

 

Everyone should feel not only welcomed in our church, but each person should feel that they truly belong here. This decision reflects our mission. The plan is to install signage that clearly indicates our restrooms are available to everyone and displaying a depiction of either two toilets or one toilet and one urinal. The signs will inform people of the types of facilities available in each particular restroom.
The two restrooms on the lower level will remain private (locking) single occupancy use for people preferring that option.
If you have questions or comments to share about this change, please share them with the trustees know attrustees@mccdc.com or feel free to visit with them when you see them at church.

“I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are. I just know if I have to pee, I don’t care where it’s going to be.”

~Dolly Parton, in theAdvocate, June 6, 2016.

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