‘”Implant within my heart, O God, the fiery zeal of a Jeremiah, the conviction of a Ruth or Rebecca
and the zest of a Francis of Assisi.”
~ Edward Hays from “Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim”
We continue to praise God for last weekend’s powerful revival. It was a time of healing, praise and renewed commitment. It was also a time of service to our community, specifically with hands on ministry at Casa Ruby. Now, our call is to build on revival. Our call is to keep the fire burning!
In our scripture for this coming Sunday from Isaiah 61, God speaks through the prophet: “They will be known as trees of integrity, planted by the Lord to display God’s glory” (Isaiah 61:3). My prayer is that the fires of revival would burn deep, deep within our souls. Revival at its heart is much more than a weekend—it is a way of life, a way of integrity.
In the message Sunday we’ll reflect together on the practice of ongoing, continual revival. How do we stay awake to God’s hope for us? Praying this prayer for zeal by Edward Hays is one way to stay attentive to God’s desire for continual revival in our lives and church: “O God, stir my slumbering soul, that it might sing a song of passion and devotion, drunk with dancing joy and desire for you, my divine and loving Friend.”
Join us this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM as we pray for the zeal to keep the revival fires burning. See you Sunday!
“UP COMING EVENTS”
REVIVAL! REVIVAL! REVIVAL! THANKS!
Many, many thanks to everyone who made revival possible. We could not have done it without you.
“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
Hand Dancing Class is coming to MCCDC
Come out and have fun learning Hand Dancing! Classes will be held at MCCDC on Saturday Oct 7, 14, and 21 at 12 PM. The cost is $5 per class. For more information contact Robin Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lay Delegate Corner
On behalf of all your Lay Delegates, I would like to inform you of some changes to the structure of the MCC denomination offices. In the following letter from Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown you will see that we have a new office, some structural changes, and some new and old names on staff. As a denomination we are working hard to make changes that will help us to touch more lives and spread God’s love for all. As you read the letter and move forward with your days ahead, I would like to ask that you keep the MCC staff in your prayers as they all continue the hard work they do for the denomination.
Peace & Blessings,
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!
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!
Strategic Planning and Guiding Kickoff, September
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 email@example.com or Rev. Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Tyrone Washington has been hospitalized or home bound for some time. Please continue to hold him in your prayers
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.