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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 had happened and what their next move would be.

Uncertain of the whereabouts of Jesus after being informed by Mary Magdalene that he had appeared to her and would be coming to see them, the disciples waited to see if what they’d heard was true. Could Jesus actually be alive as Mary had reported? It was hard to believe, they needed to see.

There are times in our own lives when things sound too good to be true. Things that we want to see before we will believe them. Having faith, however, oftentimes requires us to believe something happened or will happen before we actually see it.

Jesus had been preparing the disciples for this moment for many days prior to it happening and asked them to trust in his words. He reassured them he would be ascending and worked with them to be ready for that time. And still the disciples were confused and afraid when it actually took place.

Much like the disciples we too may feel anxious or confused about things happening in our lives, communities or in the world around us. We want to believe things can be better even when it doesn’t look possible.

Blessed are those who believe before they see, blessed are those who see the manifestation of a better world, a better life, a better tomorrow, before they see it. Blessed are those who can see the Light of God in the darkness of this world. 

Blessed are those of us who believe things can get better even when we see them getting worse, blessed are those of 

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us who can see a better tomorrow in spite of an uncertain today.

Help us God to believe these things, even before we see them. Amen.

By Faith,
Rev. Elect Wendy Hamilton

P.S. I’m excited for the opportunity to say “Welcome Home!” to MCCDC’s Rev. Elect Wendy Hamilton. She recently was approved for Ordination with MCC after completing her MCC Internship with MCC of Northern Virginia. Stay posted for more exciting developments in her ministry.
In the meantime, join me this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM here at “MCCDC. . .the Place to BE!” This Sunday, the “Place to Be Inspired” with wonderful, encouraging worship and message. See you Sunday!
By Faith,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson

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Church Schedule

SATURDAY, April 07

07:00 am Saturday Morning Relief NA
03:00 pm Jim Burns Memorial Service

SUNDAY, April 08

08:00 am Choir Rehearsal for the 9 am Service
09:00 am Worship Service
10:00 am Choir Rehearsal for the 11 am Service
11:00 am Worship Service
12:30 pm Le Fe 2018 Planning Meeting
12:30 pm Older Adult Ministry Potluck/Meeting

MONDAY, April 09

06:30 pm Drama Ministry Practice
07:30 pm Love Gospel Choir

TUESDAY, April 10
07:00 pm Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, April 11

09:00 am Bridge & Anchor
06:30 pm Intercessory Prayer Team

THURSDAY, April 12
09:00 am Bridge & Anchor
07:00 pm YOU90
07:00 pm Choir Rehearsal for 11 am

FRIDAY, April 13
04:00 pm Bridge & Anchor
08:30 pm Trust Gay NA

SATURDAY, April 14
07:00 am Saturday Morning Relief NA
09:00 am We Are Family
10:00 am Older Adults Ministry Flea Market

SUNDAY, April 15

08:00 am Choir Rehearsal for the 9 am Service
09:00 am Worship Service
10:00 am Choir Rehearsal for the 11 am Service
11:00 am Worship Service
12:30 pm Eclectic Praise Rehearsal
12:30 pm YAM’S Potluck
12:30 pm Continued OAM Flea Market
Special Events: See what’s going on at MCCDC!

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Older Adult Ministry Potluck/Meeting, April 08, 2018, 12:30 pm

Older Adult Ministry will be holding their monthly Potluck. Guest speaker this month will be Murray Scheel, LGBTQ Elder Services Network, Whitman-Walker Project who will talk about preparing your Will and advance directives. All age 50 and above are welcome to join. For more information contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the church office 202-638-7373.

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The Older Adult Ministry Flea Market, April 14, 2018, 10 am to 2 pm

Household Goods, Clothes, Pictures, and more will be sold at unbelievable prices ! Your Bargain is just waiting for you!!

Got Stuff you want to sell? Want to help your church? Reserve a table for FREE AT MCCDC Flea Market!!!

All PROCEED TO BE GIVEN TO MCCDC GENERAL OPERATION FUND

Mamma Ce Fried Chicken will be sold during the Flea market.

Contact Dale L. Maydun-Baskerville @ email baskerd6109@gmail.com,

OR Sonia Grant at churchoffice@mccc.com or call202-638-7373

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Stay current on our video postings . Click the link below to see more MCCDC videos and join our You Tube Channel.

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Private Piano Lessons With Our Very Own Diedre Gray

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CHURCH NEWS

April is Autism Awareness Month

Our drummer Kris Guin will be speaking on a panel on autism acceptance and faith. The panel will be held at 4pm on April 15 at Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180. Please consider attending and supporting Kris.

 

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Strengths Assessment, April 21st, 9:30 am

What are your strengths and how can you best use them in accomplishing your individual goals and your goals on a team? MCCDC will host a half day session on March 21st from 9:30 AM to 4 PM with a certified Strengthfinders coach. The assessment tool will also be provided at no charge. If you would like to participate, please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com. See below for more information.

An Assessment to Help You to Discover the True You
Completing the Strengths online talent assessment is your way to:
• discover what you naturally do best
• learn how to develop your greatest talents
• use your customized results to live your best life
• receive coaching to best understand how to interpret the result and use them in our MCCDC ministry setting and beyond

Understand how your talents work with others

For More Information Explore

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Come Join MCCDC Bible Study to see the play “Jesus”

Sight & Sound Theaters
300 Hartman Bridge Road
(Route 896)
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572
800-377-1277

When August 18, 2018
Cost $79.00
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 :baskerd6109@gmail.com or 202 638-7373 for more information.

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Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Ain’t Misbehavin’
October 20, 2018, 6 PM Tickets $63.55, meet at Toby’s, Money Due NLT Aug. 26, 2018

‘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!
Click below to see Buffet Menu that is Include

What’s On The Menu


For questions or more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

Ain’t Misbehavin’
October 20, 6 PM
Money Due NLT Aug. 26, 2018

Click Here for More Information

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Middle Adult Ministry Coming Soon: The Middle Adults are planning a Friday trip to The Escape Room!

This is a fun, team building activity where we work together to solve clues and find the key that unlocks the room in 60 minutes or less! There is a limit of ten people in each room and the cost is $28.00 Per person. Reservations are required, so If you are interested, please contact Jules @ enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com or 336-419-7579.

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The Information Station Ministry Needs You!

We are in need of Information Station volunteers for both 9am and 11am worship services. It’s a very easy commitment of one (1) Sunday a 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.

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Keith Richardson is in a nursing home near the church. Please continue to hold him in your prayers

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MCC General Conference Registration is open.1-5 July 2019

Please Click Here to Check Out this Amazing Conference and Celebration
Please click here to check out this amazing conference and celebration

 

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Info and Links to Our Weekly Activities

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 churchoffice@mccdc.com or call (202) 638-7373.

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MCCDC Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT)

Are you a Prayer Warrior? Do you desire to connect and support others through prayer practices? Do you want to make a difference in our church, city, nation and world? Come join the Intercessory Prayer Team! The IPT will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM to have a Spirit-led time of prayer. We will also host a quarterly prayer event. For more information please contact Rev. Jules Christian at enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com or 336-419-7579.

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Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!

Ministry Meeting Time Contact E-mail
9 AM Choir
Sunday
8:15 AM
Daniel Scearce danscearce@aol.com
11 AM Choir
Thursdays
7:00 PM
Diedre Mouton Gray msdeedeemusic@gmail.com
Dance Every other Tuesday
5:00 – 6:45 PM
Cathy Batson cathybatson1@verizon.net
Drama Mondays
6:30 PM
Jules Christian enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com
Eclectic Praise Sundays
12:30 PM
Johanna Hardy brassrat93@gmail.com

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Ministry Meeting Time Contact E-mail

 

9 AM Choir
Sundays 8:15 am
Daniel Scearce
danscearce@aol.com

11 AM Choir Thursdays

7:00 PM Diedre Mouton Gray
msdeedeemusic@gmail.com
Dance Alt. Tues 5-6:45 pm
Cathy Batson cathybatson1@verizon.net
Drama Mondays
6:30 PM Jules Christian enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com
Eclectic Praise Sundays
12:30 PM Johanna Hardy brassrat93@gmail.com

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MCCDC LIVE STREAMING

MCCDC is live! We have an opportunity to use of our AV system to reach outside our walls to many people who may not be able to join us in person. To make this happen we must have a subscription service that will provide us the ability to stream our services, concerts and special events, and expand opportunities for participation in our bible studies and other activities remotely. The testing done so far with streaming has generated a lot of excitement, particularly by those who have been unable to visit our church.ntact the church office with questions at 202-638-7373 or churchoffice@mccdc.com

 

You can be a part of making this happen in a number of ways: (1) pray for our reach beyond the walls of our church (2) join others in donating to cover the one-time annual cost of the service and associated AV training for our volunteers; and (3) consider joining the AV ministry.

Click to Donate!

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MCCDC Core Values

Spiritual Inspiration

We offer worship, education, prayer, and spiritual formation opportunities, helping people experience Christ in Body, Mind, and Soul.

Connection
We embrace the gifts of inclusion, bringing diverse people together for discovery, friendship, fun, and support.

Engagement
We put faith into action, serving for, and with, our Neighborhood and Community.

Innovation
We strive to be open to new ideas, learning together, and thinking in terms of the future.

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Contact Us

Church Office
churchoffice@mccdc.com
(202) 638-7373, Ext. 800

Reverend J. Dwayne Johnson
Revdwayne@mccdc.com
(202) 638-7373, Ext. 801

Reverend Cathy Alexander
Revcathy@mccdc.com
(202) 638-7373, Ext. 802

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