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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…

MCCDC: Rising True: Worthiness

“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and…

MCCDC: JESUS RISES TRUE

“I’m learning to trust that everything we encounter, every beauty and every tragedy, invites us deeper into God, deeper into our truest selves.” ~Winn Collier from “Love Big, Be Well” During this Season of Pridetide we are celebrating Pride by exploring ways to go deeper into our truest selves. We are looking at “Rising True”…

MCCDC: PRIDETIDE 2018: RISING TRUE

“God’s Spirit blows wherever it wishes. You hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. It’s the same with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” ~ John 3:8 Nicodemus was a powerful leader. Well educated and in charge, he thought he had everything under control. Then…

MCCDC: 35th Anniversary Interfaith PRIDE service

Wednesday, 13 June, 7:30 pm, This year there will be 2 components all held at MCCDC. – June 2nd 1-4 PM – Intersectional Discussion 1:00pm The Legacy and Future of LGBTQ/SGL & Allies Interfaith Work 2:30pm Finding our Collective Voice via Interfaith Action LGBTQ/SGL & Allies 1:00pm – 4:00pm Rainbow History Exhibit: LGBT Welcoming Churches…