“Bread may disappear once it’s eaten, but it’s not really gone. The energy in the bread is simply transferred to your body. I was on a solo trip once, dazed and confused. Then I ate some bread, and after the tears poured down I felt great. It picked me up. . .” ~Gen Terao
Bread is life. Bread is energy. Bread is love. In our scripture for Sunday from John 6:24-35 the people are hungering for bread. Jesus, knowing their hearts, speaks to both their physical and spiritual hungers. In the hands of Jesus, the bread becomes something more as he says, “My Creator gives you the true bread from heaven. The bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
Their hearts open to new possibilities. By seeing and tasting bread in a new way, they could look beyond fear and death to life-giving horizons. Like bread expanding through the energy of yeast, they begin to see themselves as people expanding beyond previous limitations. Imagine: seeing all eternity in a loaf of bread.
With new hope, they could no longer contain themselves: “Rabbi, give us this bread for all the time!” Jesus met their request with the promise that they would be free forever from hunger and thirst.
We too are invited to receive this life-giving, expansive bread. And we are invited to become this bread. Our lives become bread as we extend ourselves. This bread becomes life-giving food when it is open and shared, rather than guarded. Our lives become nourishment when they are opened. This bread is not limited to one meal, consumed and forgotten. This is bread that meets our deepest hungers and is “bread for all the time.”
By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
“UP COMING EVENTS”
August 12th is MCCDC and UFCDC Partnership Sunday and Combined Church Potluck/Cookout sponsored by the MCCDC Older Adult Ministry
MCCDC and Unity Fellowship Church, DC will celebrate our 3rd Anniversary by having a joint worship service and cookout/potluck.
Worship will begin at noon (NOTE WORSHIP TIME). The cookout/potluck will follow the service at 1:30 PM. For more information contact Robin Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office at email@example.com or 202-638-7373
MCCDC 7th ANNUAL BACKPACK 4 KIDS, Final giving timeline noon Sunday Aug 5th.
Dear MCCDC Friends,
This is the final week to support our Backpacks4Kids fundraiser! As in years past, MCCDC is partnering with the community outreach program at NBC4 Washington, collecting backpacks, supplies or financial donations to support kids going back to school.
It only takes $20 to equip one student with a backpack and supplies for the school year. Our goal is to provide 300 kids with backpacks for the coming year and so far, we have collected donations for 90 kids! That is great, but we still have room for more.
Here’s how you can help:
• Donate a new backpack stuffed with school supplies or
• Donate securely online at www.mccdc.com/donate (select the “Donate” tab near the top, and choose “Backpacks4Kids” in the dropdown menu).
• DEADLINE: Sunday, August 5th
If you prefer donating a backpack or supplies, you can drop them off this week or on Sunday in the big blue tubs in the Welcome Hall. The school supplies needed per backpack include:
• New backpack
• Two packs of loose leaf notebook paper
• Two dozen #2 pencils
• Two packages of cap erasers
• Three spiral composition books
• One yellow highlighter
• Eight plain folders with pockets and brads or loose leaf binder with dividers
• One package of 24 crayons and/or one package of colored pencils
• Small pencil or supply box or zippered supply pouch
• Two composition books
• Paper glue
• Box of Tissue
• 2 packs of copy – white paper
• 12-inch ruler
Every person deserves a solid education, so let us make sure that our kids have the basic tools to succeed. More importantly, let us show our kids that we have their back and that there is a community that loves them. One of the easiest and most practical ways to do that is by supporting our Backpacks4Kids fundraiser. Thank you for your support and if you need more information, please Lilah Blackstone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle Adults VS. Young Adults Game Night Challenge!
It’s a blast to the past with Charades, Pictionary and Trivia!
Saturday, August 4th @ 6:00 PM!
Right here at MCCDC!
Come and have a blast, show off your skills and meet some new people!
Bring a finger food or snack to share with the group.
All ages are welcome. Drinks will be provided.
For questions, please contact
Jules @ email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Click below to see Buffet Menu that is Include
For questions or more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at email@example.com 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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Reminder Older Adult August Meeting
There will not be a OAM meeting in August due to Partnership Sunday. The next meeting will be 09 Sept 2018. Robin will email out the signup list from June 2018 meeting. Please bring that item.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com or 202-638-7373.. Items for consideration are:
Paper Coffee Cups (No Styrofoam)
1st Sunday Singers
We want to extend a special invitation to the 1st Sunday Singers as well as all members of the congregation to join us on Wednesday 08 August at 7 pm. Help us to make a joyful noise to the Lord
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!