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MCCDC: ASPIRATIONS! Growing from the Inside Out (Part 1)

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” ~Psalm 127:1 At MCCDC we are working to create and sustain a spiritual home built on love through the wisdom and strength of God. Thus, we launch a new worship series this Sunday: “Aspirations!” The series aligns with our strategic plan, offering…

MCCDC: TOGETHER AS GOD’S HANDS

                        “Build a new heaven and a new earth. Use the power in your hands to build a better world that is full of creativity, love, learning, and fullness of life for all our children. Build this world with open hands so that the…

MCCDC: BREAD FOR ALL THE TIME

“Bread may disappear once it’s eaten, but it’s not really gone. The energy in the bread is simply transferred to your body. I was on a solo trip once, dazed and confused. Then I ate some bread, and after the tears poured down I felt great. It picked me up. . .” ~Gen Terao Bread…

MCCDC: FRIENDS FOR LIFE

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~Oprah Winfrey This Sunday at MCCDC will be a celebration of friends. The music, message, and prayers will weave together expressions of friendship. All in attendance…

MCCDC : FRIENDS FOR THE WORLD

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” ~Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013 True friendship has the power to change the world. Friendship is love lived out in partnerships. The power of…

MCCDC: Celebrate Friendship,Who Can You Depend On?

Celebrate Friendship. Who Can You Depend On? or…. Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Unnoticed You are my friend I never knew it ’til then My friend, my friend You hold my hand You might not say a word But I see your tears when I show my pain I feel your love When you’re not…

MCCDC: Celebrate Friendship: Changing Our World Together

“Real friends of the sort whose lives are inextricably bound together in love, must share themselves in such a way that the well-being of the one depends upon the fulfillment of the deepest longings of the other.” ~Roberta C. Bondi Jesus centered his life in the life of others. Not in a co-dependent way. Rather,…

MCCDC: MOVING THROUGH FOR HEALING

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami Many of my pastoral conversations center on healing. We share a desire for healing of Body, Mind and Spirit. We also desire healing for our broken world, including healing the dangerous escalation of uncivil rhetoric and actions. An observation: to only talk…

MCCDC: RISING TRUE IN THE STORM

The disciples are caught in a storm. They are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee on their way to the land of the Gerasenes when gale-force winds crash against their boat. Soon they are swamped. They awaken Jesus who is calmly sleeping, despite the dangerous storm. With confidence Jesus speaks to the storm:…

MCCDC: Rising True in Song

“I always like a good song: puts me in a good mood.” ~Waris Ahluwalia This Sunday, worship at MCCDC will embody Psalm 100:1-2: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing.” Both services will be 80% music, our voices lifting with our…