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MCCDC Eblast: LIVING BIG ON THE JOURNEY!

Four years ago, I stepped in the sanctuary of MCCDC for the first time. I was visiting Washington, DC for scholarship weekend at Wesley Seminary and decided to check out the local church with Rourke O’Donnell and his mom. Rourke and I talked about the dreams we had for MCC, the ways we wished to…

MCCDC LIVING BIG: AWESOMELY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

“. . .helping people experience Christ in Body, Mind, and Soul.” ~ From MCCDC Core Values, approved by Special Congregational Meeting on July 17, 2016 The congregational values of MCCDC are deeply rooted in Scripture. Our value of “helping people experience Christ in Body, Mind and Soul” echoes the joy of the psalmist: “I praise…

MCCDC:LIVING BIG: I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

“. . . let us never forget that we are characters in a divine love song.” ~Rev. James Burns When we fully live in the expansiveness of God’s love for us, it becomes possible to live big. In our loud and complex world, there are voices that threaten to reduce us. The voices of fear…

MCCDC: LIVING BIG WHEN PEACE SEEMS ELUSIVE

“In God’s hands, the worst thing that happens to me can be transformed into the best thing that ever happened to me.” ~Grace Imathiu I am so grateful for Grace Imathiu, one of my colleagues in the Academy for Spiritual Formation. Along with Brene Brown, Maggie Ross and others, she continues to teach me what…

MCCDC: Believe Before You Can See

Pastor Reflection Living BIG: The Great 50 Days of Easter BELIEVE BEFORE YOU CAN SEE “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” ~Hebrews 11:1 This Second Sunday of Easter marks the time after Jesus’ resurrection when then the disciples found themselves locked in a room contemplating what…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH LIFE.

This Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM we will proclaim “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” We will gather for the first of The Great Fifty Days of Easter. Our theme is “Rising Strong with Life.” How do we live, really live? Our worship Sunday will inspire ways to live our strongest…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH RESISTANCE

“The blessed heart of Jesus is an expansive heart: it holds a place for each of us. The blessed heart of Jesus is also a heart of resistance, refusing to compromise to any power keeping others down.” ~T. J. Mourtoix This Sunday, we will look deeply into Jesus. We will see his heart shining through.…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH ABUNDANCE

“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all they do, they prosper.” ~Psalm 1:3 Who could guess that what appears to be a dried up bit of nothing is actually a powerful something ready to explode with beauty? That…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH SOLIDARITY

“Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change . . . You can’t do any of this on your own or even on your own terms. You were created by a community to exist in community, made in the image of a God who…