Celebrate Friendship. Who Can You Depend On? or…. Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Unnoticed
You are my friend
I never knew it ’til then
My friend, my friend
You hold my hand
You might not say a word
But I see your tears when I show my pain
I feel your love
When you’re not near
It helps me make it knowing you care
You Are My Friend performed by Patti LaBelle
What is the measure of friendship? Amount of contact? Longevity? Intensity? Honesty? I’d have to say it depends. Friends and friendships are unique. Some last for only a season, some last for a lifetime. Some can weather the test of time and difficult circumstances and some implode under the weight of direct dealing or disagreements. What do you mean when you say that you are a friend to someone?
Our scriptures this Sunday speak about many levels of friendship from accountability to pure, unadulterated joy. We will examine Amos 7: 7-15 where the prophet speaks to the nation’s accountability to God. The actions are measured by God’s plumb line. Our second passage is the narrative of 2 Samuel 6: 12-19 showing King David’s behavior and the movement of the arc of the covenant of God. He models the joy of being in the moment and receives shade from a family member.
Join us on Sunday at 9 AM or 11 AM, in person or via live stream, to participate in the joy and accountability of friendship and community. From praise and worship to the benediction, you are welcome here at MCCDC and your family would love to worship with you.
“UP COMING EVENTS”
Did you notice our new website???? Go to www.mccdc.com to check it out.Thank you so much to Amiee McCaffrey, Dale Madyun-Baskerville, and Johanna Hardy and the communications team for volunteering their time, energy and talents to make this happen. Please let them know that their efforts are appreciated.
Last Chance to RSVP !!!, OAM Pool Party, Saturday, July 14, 2018 , 3:00 to 8:00 pm, 8312 20th Avenue, Adelphi, MD
It is almost time for the annual Older Adults Ministry pool party featuring home-cooked food, dancing, card playing and swimming. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age. This event is only $5 plus a potluck side dish. You can still rsvp and purchase a ticket(s) on the day of the event at the door. It is a great opportunity to introduce your MCCDC friends to your family and friends. Email Darryl_1945@yahoo.com or call him at 202-297-6884.
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
Please join us for our quarterly Women’s Gathering on July 22nd
All who identify as woman are cordially invited to women’s space. We will have our next women’s gathering on July 9th from 12:30 – 2:30. Please watch this space for more information
7th ANNUAL BACKPACK 4 KIDS
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.
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.
Come Join Bible 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!
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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Prayers for Healing
Keith Richardson is in a nursing home near the church. Please continue to hold him in your prayers
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