“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
In our scripture this Sunday from Exodus 3:1-15 Moses’ ordinary day becomes extraordinary. He experiences an interruption that changes the course of his life. He meets the flames of a burning bush that is the flaming presence of God. The igniting voice of God is transformative: “Go. I’m sending you back to Egypt as My messenger to the Pharaoh. I want you to gather My people –the children of Israel—and bring them out of Egypt” (v. 10).
The call of God began to burn within Moses. Though not feeling strong enough to fulfill the call, he caught fire and steps out beyond his fears. He trusted the Voice that said, “I will be with you” (v. 12).
The text for Sunday asks questions and opens possibilities. In preparation for Sunday I invite you to reflect on the following:
~How has God been revealed to you?
~How has such revelation(s) redirected the course of your life?
~How do you keep the fire burning when your efforts to love meet resistance?
~Who fans your flames?
This weekend, I hope to see you twice. First, at the Memorial Service for Delores P. Berry on Saturday at 2PM (see additional information below). Then, on Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM. See you Saturday and Sunday!
MCC Loses a Prophet and a Healer; Celebrates the Life of Rev. Delores P. Berry
“Rev. Delores could pierce the veil, bringing messages of healing and comfort…”
Rev. Delores P. Berry
February 15, 1951 – August 8, 2017
Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) leaders grieved the death of Delores Berry who transitioned on August 8, 2017. She left behind a host of clergy and so many friends who were grateful to have known her. A memorial service will be held at MCCDC on Saturday September 2nd at 2 PM.
Join the Rainbow Jubilee Choir
There is a very special choir forming to sing at Rev. Berry’s memorial service. We are asking that all who are available to attend the service and would like to sing in the Rainbow Jubilee Choir, also attend a special rehearsal Thursday (8/31) @7pm at MCCDC-474 Ridge St NW Washington DC. We will review the choral songs that are currently planned. There will also be a rehearsal on Saturday 9/2 from 11-12:30. Strongly suggest taking the metro as parking is limited. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the church office at 202-638-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Peace University, September 02, 10 AM
Financial Peace University at MCCDC on September 02, 10 AM, Please JOIN US! This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Jacqueline Laughlin at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington D.C. in Washington, DC.
Join Team MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Race
Join Team MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to end breast cancer. The walk will be held on Sept 9th starting at Freedom Plaza. Click Here to Join Team MCCDC
If you have questions please contact Rev Cathy at email@example.com.
Revival 2017: Ablaze with Praise, Sept 15-17, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
6pm — Community Gathering and Meal “Feed the Fire, Spirit and Body”
7pm — Healing Service, “Refuel the Fire with Healing”
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9am — Community Service Project (TBA) “Fired Up for Service”
6pm — Community Gathering and Meal “Feed the Fire, Spirit and Body”
7pm — Service of Praise in Music and Song “Lost in Praise: Fan the Flames”
Sunday, September 17, 2017
9am and 11am Worship Services
Baptisms by Immersion
Washing of Feet
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington and Rev. Sam Offer of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore
Revivalist for the weekend
Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington, Ph.D, MDiv serves as the Co-Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore with Elder Harris Thomas. He has served as the Minster of Laity Relations for the Unity Fellowship Church Movement and is a part of the National Music Ministry Team. This year marks 40 years of service in Music Ministry. Dr. Washington is the President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group.Click Here for More Information
Reverend Sam Offer has served in music ministry for more than 40 years and currently serves as Minister of Community Relations and Outreach for Unity Fellowship Church, Baltimore, and is an ordained reverend in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement. He also serves as Vice President and senior consultant with the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm located in Baltimore, MD. Click Here for More Information
“Got Change? Help fuel the Revival fire with your spare change
“Got Change? Help fuel the Revival fire with your spare change! Sundays, Sept. 3, 10, and 17, buckets will be available near the altar. Simply bring your spare change and drop it in and help support our 2017 Revival. Check your pockets, sofa cushions, and change jars — any amount of change is welcome and will help us kindle the flame and fuel our revival — Ablaze with Praise!
Older Adult Ministry Atlantic City Resort Hotel and Casino Bus Trip
October 7, 2017
Departs MCCDC: 7: 00AM
Arrives At Atlantic City: 11 AM
Departs Atlantic City: 7:00 PM
Arrive back at MCCDC 11:00 PM
MUST PAY IN ADVANCE
$25.00 Slots Cash dollars with
$25.00 FOOD VOUCHER
DEADLINE: October 01, 2017,
Make checks payable to: George Barbari,
*NO LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION AND ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS*
Any First time Comers Please provide date of birth & home address with Check!
For more information – Call Ace Barbari Cell 703-303-2934
MCCDC Drama Ministry
As the MCCDC Drama Ministry Team, we nurture and utilize our talents to bring glory to God. We enhance and empower our spiritual community through innovative means of drama, story-telling, music, dance and mime. We contribute our creativity for the out reach and growth of the church. You can contact Jules at enjoyingtoday@hotmail. com or call 336-419-7579
Our first practice will be on Monday, July 31st @ 6:30 PM!
Theological Study to Liberia
Help Lauren’s Angels travel to Libera by donating to her travel:
Join Lauren’s Angels:
Our Intern, Lauren Bennett is going to Liberia as a part of her MDiv at Wesley Theological Seminary. This immersion trip will be led by Rev. Dr. Asa Lee. Founded in 1820 by American emancipated slaves, students will learn about Liberia’s deep and intertwined history with the US and the American Protestant church; from support in the 19th Century from benevolent Christian missionary societies to contemporary support in the face of Civil War, poverty, and Ebola. The pivotal role of the church in areas of economic development, healthcare and education will be of central interest on this immersion and Liberia’s resilience and perseverance will be instructive and formative to participants in this immersion. When Lauren returns she will host an event to share of her time abroad.
You can help her raise the $3,600 needed for the trip by becoming one of her angels. Angels will receive special updates and readings before and during her immersion. Anyone can become an angel at any level $1 to $1,000!
Thank you for your support through prayer and finances!
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF WASHINGTON DC Worship & Arts Ministry Rehearsal Schedule” Schedule
|Ministry||Point of Contact||Schedule|
|Choir||Diedre Mouton Gray||Thursday firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dance||Cathy Batson||Every email@example.com|
|Drama||Jules Christian||Monday firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eclectic Praise||Johanna Hardy||12:email@example.com|
Strategic Planning and Guiding Kickoff
Recently MCCDC redeveloped our mission and aspirations statement. We are now poised to continue that work to map out the specific path to achieve what God has for us next as a congregation. If you are interested in contributing to this team, please contact Rev. Dwayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Cathy at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
The SHARE ministry has been paused until further notice. If you would like more information about this ministry or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Please join the Tuesday Night Bible Study from 7-8 PM in the Welcome Hall. A time of community, fun learning and sharing. For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
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.
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.
You can contact the church office with questions at 202-638-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With EasyTithe, supporting the church is as simple as clicking a mouse or whipping out your smart phone.
Our new online system allows you to make a financial donation to the church with your credit card or direct debit from your banking account.
You’ll be asked to set up your MCCDC EasyTithe Account. You can set it up to make a one-time/anytime donation or make a recurring donation.
You also can give by text 202-999-3841. Please contact the church office with questions at 202-638-7373 or email@example.com.
Yoga will be on break for the summer. Please watch this spot in the fall for the return of the class. If you have questions, please contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Adult Sunday School Taking a Vacation
Adult Sunday School is taking a Vacation Break for the summer and classes will resume after Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you in September!