ANNIVERSARY LETTER FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR
Dear Members, Friends and Community:
This weekend (May 19 and 20) MCCDC celebrates our 47th Anniversary. Our theme for the weekend is “47 Years of Rising Strong.” Over the years, we have created a strong home. Many who have moved to such places as Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tampa and Houston still claim MCCDC as their home.
Now that our LiveStream is fully launched at both 9AM and 11AM, people from around the world think of MCCDC as home. Some have never attended in person. From our neighborhood and abroad, MCCDC is a place of support, joy, friendship, spiritual growth, listening, prayer, sharing, and more.
I am eternally grateful for those who first came together to create a place of unconditional love for everyone. From the beginning, MCCDC has provided “a place to be” for those who have been turned away, shut out, locked out or had doors slammed in their faces. Praise God for every person who has found a spiritual home at MCCDC through the years. There is simply no way to quantify or fully know our impact through the years. Yet God knows!
We are committed to build on the strength that has brought us this far. We rise strong through sustained spiritual growth. We rise strong through inner strength and to outward social responsibility. As our world becomes increasingly fractured through greed, fear, and isolation, our mission is more vital than ever. In a world that drains hope and vitality, there needs to be a place where people come together to renew their strength to go back out.
Yes, MCCDC rises strong every day of the week. We rise strong to touch lives, to offer leadership in our community, to impact our neighborhood, and to challenge people to live beyond the culture to a freer life of faith. We rise strong to welcome new people to experience the strength we share together as a life-giving home for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and advocates.
Great days are ahead as we praise God for the many lives touched by MCCDC since our founding in 1971 and as we seek God’s guidance to rise strong to who we are called to be now and into the future.
I’m excited about our future, and more immediately our plans for this weekend. Saturday, plan to join us for our wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and to celebrate the Ministry and Work of our special honoree, the Rev. Elder Darlene Garner.
Tickets are $47 at the door or in advance!Click here to purchase tickets
Our celebration continues on Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM. I’m excited about Rev. Elder Darlene Garner’s message: “Between Rocks and Hard Places.” We will also be honoring all members who have been with us 20 years or more. . .including some who remain active participants through their prayers, giving, and worship via LiveStream. See you Sunday at 474 Ridge street NW . .or on the Stream at MCCDC.com
By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
“UP COMING EVENTS”
MCCDC Honors Rev. Elder Darlene Garner 19 May, 7 pm
You are invited to a dinner to honor the career and ministry of Rev. Elder Darlene Garner on Saturday May 19th at 7 PM at:
MCCDC 474 Ridge Street, Washington, DC 20001
Buy tickets now!! $47/person Click here to purchase tickets
Please plan on coming out to celebrate the next chapter in her ministry.
If you would like to work on the planning team, please contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373 there is room for you
MCCDC Celebrates 47th Anniversary on 20 May
On Sunday May 20th at 9 & 11, Rev. Elder Garner will be coming home to share the message MCCDC: 47 Years of Rising Strong
If you would like to work on the planning team, please contact Rev Cathy at email@example.com or 202-638-7373 there is room for you.
Come Celebrate The Ordination of Wendy Hamilton, 19th May, 1:00 pm
Wendy has completed her journey of academic requirements, and passed her examination by Metropolitan Community Churches Clergy Interview Team and will be ordained into
Holy service on May 19th at 1 PM.
You are invited to join her in this joyful moment and to stay for refreshments directly after service. Please contact the Rev Cathy or church office at 202-638-7373 for questions or more information.
JOIN THE FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS, Start Date: 10 May, 6 PM
• May 10, 2018Lesson 1: Super Saving
• May 17, 2018Lesson 2: Relating With Money
• May 24, 2018Lesson 3: Cash Flow Planning
• May 31, 2018Lesson 4: Dumping Debt
• June 07, 2018Lesson 5: Buyer Beware
• June 14, 2018Lesson 6: The Role of Insurance
• June 21, 2018Lesson 7: Retirement and College Planning
• June 28, 2018Lesson 8: Real Estate and Mortgages
• July 05, 2018Lesson 9: The Great Misunderstanding
Washington DC Pride Events 2018
MCCDC’s Pride Outreach Ministry invites you to share our message of God’s inclusive love for all people – at the 2018 Pride events! Let us reach people who are hungry and thirsty for a community that is inclusive, loving and creative!
MCCDC is partnering again with MCCs and other faith communities in the DMV area that share our message of faith & inclusion. Together we are a Pride coalition called “ChurchesUnitedInPride”.
So, come out and be a part of Pride: Join us for the festivals and march with us in the Parade! We are also offering a Pride shirt again – this year in different styles and colors. You can order and pay for yours online at:
Pride is a great way for us to be a collective rainbow breaking through the clouds of injustice and fear!
TransPride – Saturday, May 19 (Foundry United Methodist Church)
Click Here for more Information on Trans Pride
Black Pride – Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28
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Silver Pride – Wednesday, May 30 (Human Rights Campaign)
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Latinx Pride / La Fe – Saturday, June 2 (MCCDC)
Click here for more information on Latino Pride
Pride Interfaith Service – Wednesday, June 13 (MCCDC)
Click here for more Interfaith Service
Capital Pride – Parade Saturday, June 9 (Dupont Circle area) / Festival Sunday, June 10 (Pennsylvania Ave NW)
Click here for more Information on Capital Pride
If you have any questions about Pride, please contact Knut Panknin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stay current on our video postings .
MCCDC: Believe Before You Can See
THE PASTORAL CARE MINISTERS INVITE YOU!
You Talk the Talk, Now Walk the Walk! If you have a heart for prayer and connection, then Come. Get to know us.
Join us for one of our half-hour sessions to be held next Sunday, May 20, and again on Sun., June 3, 2018, after the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
We are a faithful group of believers, guided by Rev. Dwayne Johnson, and are dedicated to serving our church through prayer, comfort, and community-building.
We are all about spiritual growth and helping others in the various ways that speak to our individual strengths.
So, if you are ready to take the next step in your spiritual journey, grab a snack and come look us over. We’ll be in the upstairs conference room and chapel, ready to answer your questions and receive your feedback.
MCCDC Bible Study
Bible Study Book Review : “Don’t Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches”
“Don’t Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches”
Skype interview with Rev Troy Perry, 22 May, 7 pm
Tuesdays, Bible Study from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Welcome Hall
For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the email@example.com or call (202) 638-7373.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS, 27 May, 12:30 pm
If you have questions about MCCDC and what membership is about, class will be held on May 27th from 12:30 to 2:30 in the lower level conference room. All are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. PLEASE register so that we may have enough food and materials. Contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
6th Annual Party with a Purpose OLD SCHOOL DANCE PARTY,Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
THE GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Buffet / Cash Bar / Silent Auction
Tickets available after both services in the Welcome Hall
$40 advance tickets / $50 at the door tickets and at the Older Adults Brunch. See Darryl Walker
Silver Pride,Wednesday 30 May , 2:00-7:30
Come celebrate your PRIDE with other LGBTQ older adults on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Join experts and peers for
interactive workshops on important topics like financial
awareness, fraud prevention, estate planning, and powers of attorney. Enjoy delicious snacks and beverages, and socialize with tea, dance, music, and conversation!
LOCATION: Human Rights Campaign building, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
DIRECTIONS: The closest Metro stop is Farragut North on the Red Line. Parking is available at Colonial Parking, on Rhode Island between 17th and Connecticut. There is also limited, metered on-street parking. A variety of buses run near the location.
RSVP: Registration is required! Register online at
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Click Here to Register online: Registration is required!
You can also contact Susan Messina at email@example.com or 202-895-9401.
QUESTIONS: Email Susan Messina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 895-9401.
Sponsored by AARP-DC, Deloitte, the Human Rights Campaign, Iona Senior Services,
La Fe 201, Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00
The Latino GLBT History Project and MCCDC cordially
invite you to celebrate the 12th annual DC Latinx
Pride. Join us Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00
pm to celebrate La Fe 2018 with appetizers, food and
refreshments. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Ana Gomez and Jose Gutierrez are the Masters of Ceremony. The program includes Rev Dwayne Johnson; Rev Cathy Alexander; Nancy Canas, President of LHP; Ryan,Bos, Capital Pride Alliance; Rev. Dr. Jorge Delgado and Rev. Alberto Jose Najera.
A bilingual panel will be moderated by Jose Gutierrez, founder of LHP and DC Latinx Pride,and the panelists Alexa Rodriguez from TransLatina, Gia Martinez from NOVASalud,Paty Hernandez from Casa Ruby, Ale Moz from La Clinica del Pueblo and Jesse Martinez
from LULAC Lambda. Thank you to our partners and sponsors MCCDC, The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, El Zol and The DC Center.
Night OUT at the Nationals, Tuesday, 05 June, 07:10 pm
Join your MCCDC family at the Night OUT at the Nationals. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 when the Washington Nationals take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Nationals Park, game time is 7:10 PM. Tickets are $28 and must be purchased in advance by May 16th. They may be paid for at mccdc.com/donate or at the kiosk or by check. Please contact Rev Cathy with questions at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
LOVE GOSPEL CHOIR 16 June, 5pm
LOVE GOSPEL CHOIR Featuring Min. Diedre Mouton-Gray”LIVE”In Concert Saturday June 16 @5pm Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC 474 Ridge St NW
Come JoinBible Study to see the play “Jesus”
Sight & Sound Theaters
300 Hartman Bridge Road
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572
When August 18, 2018
Tickets can be purchase directly from Sight & Sound Web Site: Click Here To Purchase Tickets From Sight and Sound Sight
Leave from MCCDC Church at 11 am
Show Starts At 7 pm
Car Pool to and from location
Buffet Lunch is separate
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville :firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 638-7373 for more information.
Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, MD 21044
‘This joint will be jumpin’ with Ain’t Misbehavin’, one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this ‘American original’ with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!
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For questions or more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
The Information Station Ministry Training, 26 May, 2 pm
Point of contact for Information Station Training for all current and future Information Station is Chocolatte.Miller@outlook.comtion volunteer training will take place on Saturday, May 26th 2 pm. If you are interested in volunteering for the Information Station please join us at our training. It’s a very easy commitment of one (1) Sunday per month. No experience needed, just your time and willingness to serve. Volunteering includes: greeting & directing MCC attenders, providing information about church events, and more. Please sign up at the Information Station or contact Chocolatté Miller at Chocolatte.Miller@outlook.com.
The MCCDC Drama Team needs crew members.
We are looking for anyone interested in helping with props, set décor, costumes, music. lighting, clean up, etc. If you have a passion and artistic flare for behind the scenes work and would like to join the drama team! The Drama Ministry meets on Mondays at 6:30 and performs on the Second Sunday of each month. If you are interested, please contact Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-419-7579.
Prayers for healing
Keith Richardson is in a nursing home near the church. Please continue to hold him in your prayers
MCC General Conference Registration is open. REGISTER NOW by clicking onthe link below.
MCCDC Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT)
Thank You to all those who participated in the National Day of Prayer! If you took part in any of the events of the day, (Service, Call-In, 30 Minute Sign-up), The Intercessory Prayer Team would like to bless you with a Praying Hands Lapel Pin. You can receive your pin from one of the IPT members in the welcome Hall after the service. You can join us at our Prayer Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:00.
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!