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MCCDC: Love before Time for All Time

“The assumption of spirituality is that always God is doing something before I know it. So the task is not to get God to do something I think needs to be done, but to become aware of what God is doing so that I can respond to it and participate and take delight in it.”…

MCCDC: GLORIES STREAM

“O God, all the nations that you’ve made will come and bow down before you; they will glorify your name, because you are awesome and a wonder-worker.” ~Psalm 86:9-10 With shepherds quaking, glories streaming, and heavenly hosts singing-the second verse of the beloved hymn “Silent Night” is the most spectacular. The song goes from calm…

MCCDC: Calm and Bright

“. ..we each have the agency to reach out across divides and connect because we are humans with common human needs and, deep down, we all have the desire for peace for ourselves and our children.” ~Marcia McFee Music holds transformative power. Songs like “Amazing Grace” and “We Shall Overcome” have inspired countless people in…

MCCDC: Grow in Care

“There’s a video I like of someone doing laundry in North Africa’s Atlas Mountains. It’s just a man doing the wash on the bank. There’s nothing traditional or artistic about it, but the way he treads on the clothes looks like he’s dancing. There’s no sound, but you almost hear the sound of the clothes…

MCCDC: BRING YOUR CARES

“God’s people live out of the past and into the future, a future that has been promised but is yet to be fully realized. We always need to offer thanks and praise to God, to acknowledge gifts graciously given, and to hope in God’s continuing and surprising provision for the future.” ~M. Pasquarello Our worship…

MCCDC: House of Care

“God invites us to see people, care for people, and to advocate for a system that does not leave anyone behind.” ~David Lose One of MCCDC’s Aspirations is “Building our Generous Home.” It is important is ask the “why?” at the heart of this aspiration. The answer is clear: MCCDC seeks to build a generous…

MCCDC: Be Faith . . . With All the Saints

“. . .what we celebrate in the saints is not their piety or perfection but the fact that we believe in a God who gets redemptive and holy things done in the world through, of all things, human beings, all of whom are flawed.” ~Nadia Bolz-Weber from “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong…

MCCDC:Be Hope: Trusting God with Our Aspirations!

“Hope isn’t wishful thinking, but absolute certainty about the future because it is grounded in God’s faithfulness to keep promises. What God will do for us is grounded in what God has already done!” ~Elizabeth Shively, alt. Hope is centered in the character of God. Hope is the heartbeat of Scripture. This Sunday we’ll take…

MCCDC: The Aspirations of Jesus!

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi As we continue to focus on our Aspirations, our scripture for this Sunday shows the aspirations of Jesus as he “returned in the power of the Holy Spirit to Galilee, and his reputation spread throughout the…

Trusting God With Our Aspirations: Love

“Be bold! The powers of hate may cause us pain, sorrow, some suffering, but the power of love will and is already overcoming. Arise as we have not arisen before! Proclaim God’s millennial, timeless pride in us, in our communities — the eternal, sacred pride that comes with lovers, justice-makers and peace-seekers.” ~Rev. Elder Hong…