September 12, 9am-3:30pm
What Are We Called To Do
As A Congregation?
Saturday, September 12 will be an important day in the life of MCCDC. You are invited to be a part of it. Rev. Elder Don Eastman will be with us for a Church Planning Forum to help answer the question, “What are we called to do as a congregation?” We will meet from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. So we can plan, please sign-up now by contacting Rev Dwayne at revdwayne@MCCDC.com or 202-638-7373.
474 RIDGE STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001
WE DID IT!
Mccdc you came through for kids in the DC/MD/VA area! We raised over $5,366 and equipped over 325 kids with backpacks! Thanks to everyone!!!
JOIN US SUNDAY!
9AM & 11AM
BY FAITH: FROM THE HEART
“A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.”
~ Mother Teresa
The heart of Jesus was centered in love. Jesus also lived with conviction of the heart. In this Sunday’s gospel from Mark 7:1-8 Jesus passionately confronts those who live with heartless religion. He draws strength from the rabbis and prophets who taught him, whose teachings he carried within himself. With the holy fire of Isaiah, Jesus speaks truth to power: “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from me. Their worship of me is empty” (Mark 7:6b-7a).
By faith, how do we grow in living lives where our everyday actions become acts of worship? James 1:7 frames a response that invites life from a deeper place: “Welcome the word planted deep inside you-the very word that is able to save you” (James 1:21).
By faith, MCCDC was founded 45 years ago by those who gathered with open and courageous hearts. For 45 years the heart of MCCDC has offered a radical welcome, a celebration of all relationships, and healing for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Looking to the future, our world still needs a church with heart. MCCDC is surrounded by people hungering for a deeper connection. There is a longing for true friendship. In a world of divisions that often rip at the heart—there needs to be a place like MCCDC where hearts can heal towards wholeness.
In the message this Sunday we’ll look at what it means to live by faith from the heart. It will be a day of joy as we bring our hearts together through God’s love. See you Sunday!
Rev. Elder Dwayne
CONSIDER ELECTRONIC GIVING FOR SUMMER MONTHS
Thank you for your generosity. As the summer approaches, please consider Auto Tithe and electronic giving. Contact the church office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373. For more information on how to discover your talent and spiritual gifts please contact Rev Cathy at email@example.com.
TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
All are welcome to join us for Tuesday Night Bible Study:
Aug 25 Dealing with Doubts
Opportunities to serve in ministry are plentiful. If you have a heart to serve and to be a part of something larger than yourself, please consider this your personal invitation to join in ministry. Where needed most:
Website Content – Many go to MCCDC’s website to learn more information, hear sermons, see pictures of our community even before stepping foot into our sanctuary. We are in great need of a volunteer to assist in this communications ministry.
Children’s Ministry – The Children’s Ministry provides a fun and safe space for children to learn about spiritual values, while valuing each child’s unique talents and abilities.
Hospitality – God’s hospitality extends welcome to the entire community, the Hospitality Ministry provides arms and feet to that welcome. The ministry is responsible for coordinating food and welcome during the social time.
Information Station – These faithful folks coordinate the sharing of information about ministry activities, events and directions. They extend the hospitality of welcome to everyone who has questions or require assistance.
Adult Sunday School – This is a brief yet powerful time to connect with scripture and each other. Participants meet on Sundays from 10:15 – 10:45. All are welcome.
AV Ministry – This Ministry is responsible for the sights and sounds in worship and other services in the sanctuary. If you feel called to investigate learning and participating in providing audio and video support, please pray about connecting.
If you are interested in any of these service ministries, please contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
CONGREGATIONAL FORUM TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Saturday, September 12 will be an important day in the life of MCCDC. I invite you to be a part of it. Rev. Elder Don Eastman will be with us for a Church Planning Forum to help answer the question, “What are we called to do as a congregation?” We will meet from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. So we can plan, please sign-up now by contacting Rev Dwayne at revdwayne@MCCDC.com or 202-638-7373.
In Loving Memory
Jean Castle IV
A Memorial service
will take place
Saturday, August 29th
Metropolitan Community Church
of Washington, DC
HEARTSONG RELATIONSHIPS RETREAT
Sometimes relationships with God, self and others can range from joyful to challenging, especially if you are not currently in a relationship. This workshop offers an opportunity to build tools and spiritual practices to be in a mutually fulfilling, healing, healthy and loving relationship.
When our hearts are joyful the entire soul rejoices. Ephesians 4:2-3 states “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
The retreat will be led by Dr. Veronica Franklin on Sept 26. Please be on the lookout for additional information.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTINUES
Let Us School You (And you can teach us a few things, too)
Adult Sunday School has restarted. It is held Sunday mornings between the two services from 10:15 ’till 10:45, in the lower-level conference room.
Our topic of discussion is an overview to Bible basics.
Bring your coffee and cookies. Sessions are short but pack a lot of punch.
It’s a great way to spend a half-hour – learn something new and fellowship, too.
All are welcome and wanted.
A PRAYER FOR TRANS LIVES AND CALL FOR ACTION
The ongoing epidemic of violence against transgender people of color, especially transgender women of color has escalated to genocidal proportions. Despite the Trans community making up less than 0.1% of the United States population, 18 Trans people have been reported murdered so far this year Nationwide.
As a community we intend to stand together and put an end to this violence as we remember the lives of the community members we have lost recently.
Join us as we pray, renew and discuss next steps toward our commitment to ending this epidemic.
Friday, August 28, 2015, 7- 8pm
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC,
474 Ridge Street NW,
Washington, DC, 20001
JOIN THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TEAM
The MCCDC 45th Anniversary Celebration Team is forming. If you would like to be a member of this historic team for this historic event, please contact Rev Cathy for more information. email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY BACK-TO-SCHOOL MIXER
Join the Young Adults Ministry for our Back to School Mixer on Saturday, August 29 from 6-9PM here at MCC! There will be refreshments, music and lots of fun! We are asking for a $5 donation per person.
If you are unable to attend or would like to donate supplies or services, we are in need of the following items:
- DJ/ Music
- Paper goods (plates, napkins, cups, etc.)
If you have any questions, please contact Monika at firstname.lastname@example.org
“45 YEARS: WE’VE COME THIS FAR BY FAITH” PLEDGE CARD
We have launched the MCCDC “45 Years: We’ve Come This Far By Faith” Campaign. Please make sure you return your pledge card to the church office or you can put it in the offering plate on Sunday.
As we celebrate the 45th anniversary, let’s come together and help shape the future of MCCDC!!