“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 spiritual touchstones to support our sacred work. Here is the series schedule:
August 19 Growing from the Inside Out (Part 1)
August 26 Growing from the Inside Out (Part 2)
September 2 Connecting and Engaging (Part 1)
September 9 Connecting and Engaging (Part 2)
September 16 Building Our Generous Home (Rev. Cathy Alexander)
Our scriptures for this coming Sunday are Psalm 127 and Matthew 7: 24-28. Both texts point to the importance of a spiritual foundation as we make our plans and set our intentions for growth. Jesus, in his culmination of the Sermon on the Mount, makes it clear that true success is found in living a deeper and higher wisdom: “Anyone who hears my words and puts them into practice is like the sage who built a house on rock. When the rainy season set in, the torrents came and the winds blew and buffeted the house. It didn’t collapse because it had been set solidly on rock”
As we aspire to the future God holds for us, it is growth from the inside out that will build a sustainable and spiritual home for today and for future generations. We all have a part in this growth. We’ll help you begin to discover your part this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM.
By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
“UP COMING EVENTS”
Channel NBC 4 Says! THANK YOU MCCDC
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MCCDC BackPacks4Kids 2018 on NBC Washington August 14, 2018
As a result of your generosity 250 children were able to be outfitted to go back to school. Vice Moderator Knut Panknin and Associate Pastor Rev Cathy represented MCCDC on NBC4 to present the hopes, wishes and dreams of this congregation for the children. THANK YOU.
There will be an informational meeting on August 26th at 10 and 1230 to have a conversation about current church status (including the lot sale update, ministry update and strategic spiritual locations). Please plan on attending. For more information contact Rev Dwayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life In the Middle…….
Sunday, August 26th, we will go to Paul’s House for a Potluck lunch and fellowship gathering! (In the event of rain we will meet at the church). Paul lives in Falls Church Va. For more info about the event, contact Paul at 203-400-7127 or email@example.com. If you need a ride to the event, please contact Jules at 336-419-7579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip to Cunningham Falls
Bible Study & Pizza Night
JOIN TEAM MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! September 8, 2018
Be a part of Team MCCDC’s 3rd Annual Participation in the Race for the Cure!
Join us in walking, running, or sleepwalking to raise funds and awareness in support of those fighting breast cancer and working towards a CURE!
Join Team MCCDC today!
To sign up for the team, visit: and look for MCCDC. For more info and to let us know you’re joining us, contact Rev. Cathy at email@example.com
Atlantic City Resort Hotel and Casino Bus Trip, 22 Sept 2018
This event is sponsored by the Older Adults Ministry, but anyone is warmly invited to join!
Departs MCCDC promptly at 7AM and returns at 11PM.
The cost is $50 and must be paid in advance. The deadline for sign up is Sept 1st. For more information please contact Ace Barbari at 703-303-2934.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Update on MCCDC’s Strategic Plan
The MCC Statement of Faith affirms that “Metropolitan Community Churches is one chapter in the story of the Church, the Body of Christ… We are people on a journey… We are part of an ongoing conversation on matters of belief and faith, shaped by scripture and the historic creeds, building on those who have come before us. Our chapter begins when God says to us: ‘Come, taste, and see.'”
Through his parables, Jesus teaches that we are stewards of our life and talents. In this time and place, each of us receives different gifts of the Spirit to be used for the greater good. In 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7, St. Paul reminds us:
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
Today, MCCDC must be about discovering our renewed aspirations – engaging our community in “our songs of imagining” who we can become, why we exist as a church, and what difference we can make in our challenging and often disheartening world.
We believe that the Holy Spirit will inspire many different voices to help MCCDC build upon our strengths. As we work to complete the MCCDC Strategic Plan over these next weeks, we ask for your prayerful discernment of how you personally can be part of shaping our way forward as a church.
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The Soundboard Ministry Needs YOU!!!
Soundboard volunteers are needed for 9am and 11am services. No experience needed. You will be trained on a state of the art soundboard, setting mics up for service and learning the technical side of handling the sound board. We would like to have you train at the 9am service and continue training at the 11am service but if your prefer to train only at one service you can.
Please contact me Michael Cunningham at email@example.com or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.
The Hospitality Ministry Needs Your Help!
If you have hospitality items that you would be willing to bring in and support Sunday hospitality, please contact Sonia Grant in the church office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.. Items for consideration are:
Paper Coffee Cups (No Styrofoam)
MCCDC Bible Study
A time of community, fun, learning, and sharing!
Tuesdays, 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) 638-737
Janet Avery Memorial Fund
Rev. Janet Lynne Avery died peacefully on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST. Her health had taken a sudden bad turn and she went into the hospital on very short notice. We are simply seeking funds to help pay for a cremation, and avoid the alternative of the state burying her in an unmarked grave. We respect her too much for that.
Prayers for Healing
Keith Richardson is in a nursing home near the church. Please continue to hold him in your prayers
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!