“. . .helping people experience Christ in Body, Mind, and Soul.”
~ From MCCDC Core Values, approved by Special Congregational Meeting on July 17, 2016
The congregational values of MCCDC are deeply rooted in Scripture. Our value of “helping people experience Christ in Body, Mind and Soul” echoes the joy of the psalmist: “I praise you, O God, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made!” (Psalm 139:14). At MCCDC, we celebrate this invitation to live big!
This Sunday at 9AM and 11 AM is Sacred Voices. Tessin Haugabrook (Founder & President of Bridge & Anchor) and Dr. Veronica R. Franklin, ED.D (VFranklin & Associates) will offer a message that provides language, stories and concrete ways to help MCCDC be a place that helps destigmatize mental health challenges.
In preparation for Sunday, I invite you to pray about how the Holy Spirit is calling you to uphold the dignity and to help support those living with mental health challenges and their gifts to our community.
By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
Today’s sacred voices
TESSIN HAUGABROOK, Bridge & Anchor Founder & President
Tessin Haugabrook has 13 years of Nursing experience . He has worked in the emergency room as well as ICU and psychiatric/ behavioral health units. After attending the University of Central England (UCE) in Birmingham, England he came back to the States to further his education and experience.
This lead to his work experience with many metropolitan area hospitals and some clinics. Through these years he grew a love for mental health and the ability to help reach others and their families through his position. Tessin has dealt with mental illness in both his personal family as well as friends and patients. His compassion and devotion to the cause of bridging individuals to services while educating families and communities, are the driving force behind his vision for Bridge and Anchor
Bridge & Anchor
At bridge and anchor our vision is to facilitate a seamless connection from individuals, families and friends affected by mental illnesses to reliable and trusted professional healthcare providers, while nurturing the transition of rehabilitation, thus anchoring family units in the community through our services. In this endeavor, we seek to prevent unnecessary, painful and sometimes catastrophic effects when it comes to getting the needed care and attention for mental illness.
Dr. Veronica Franklin.Ed. D…
Veronica Franklin holds a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a licensed in Maryland and Washington D C. and has 20 years of experiences including; as a psychotherapist, and a published researcher addressing; The Effectiveness of Mental Health within the African American community, the impact on HIV/AIDS community, and “African American Lesbians and the Cross Section Between Their Spirituality and their Sense of Self”. She has lived in Austria, Taiwan and served on the missions field in Brazil. Currently, she runs her private practice in Washington, D. C.
“UP COMING EVENTS”
MCCDC Celebrates 47 years on May 19 and May 20.
You are invited to a dinner to honor the career and ministry of Rev. Elder Darlene Garner on Saturday May 19th at 7 PM.
This is a ticketed event. Please plan on coming out to celebrate the next chapter in her ministry.
If you would like to work on the planning team, please contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373 there is room for you
MCCDC Celebrates 47th Anniversary on 20 May
On Sunday May 20th at 9 & 11, Rev. Elder Garner will be coming home to share the message MCCDC: 47 Years of Rising Strong
If you would like to work on the planning team, please contact Rev Cathy at email@example.com or 202-638-7373 there is room for you.
IGNITE Worship Service at 6PM on April 29th.
Join us for the IGNITE worship service at 6PM on April 29th. This month’s service will be a dinner church. Please contact Lauren Bennett for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Thursday, May 3rd is the National Day of Prayer!
Join the Intercessory Prayer Team by covering the day in prayer. You can participate in three ways!
Sign up to take a 30 minute time slot to pray on Thursday, May 3rd. Sign-ups are posted on the wall in the Welcome Hall .
Participate in a lunch time call in from 12-1. You can call in for a few minutes or join us for the entire hour. The call in number is 857-232-0476 and the Access Code is 976702.
Come for a Special Prayer Service in the chapel from 7:00-8:00 PM with refreshments following. We will especially be praying for our Nation. We will also pray for our church and personal requests.
If you have any questions, contact James Newkirk at 703-622-2733 or NewkirkJH@state.gov
Older Adult Ministry Potluck/Meeting, 06 May, 12:30 pm
Older Adult Ministry will be holding their monthly Potluck. All age 50 and above are welcome to join. For more information contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the church office 202-638-7373
Life in the Middle . . . Events:
On Sunday, May 6th, Life in The Middle will meet at Todd’s place for a time of fellowship after the 11:00 service. We will meet in the Welcome Hall at 12:45 and head over together or you can meet us there. Please bring a covered dish to share. For more information please contact Todd at email@example.com
Volunteer Project at Food and Friends
Contact Jules @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-419-7579. for more information.
JOIN THE FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS, Start Date: 10 May, 6 PM
• May 10, 2018Lesson 1: Super Saving
• May 17, 2018Lesson 2: Relating With Money
• May 24, 2018Lesson 3: Cash Flow Planning
• May 31, 2018Lesson 4: Dumping Debt
• June 07, 2018Lesson 5: Buyer Beware
• June 14, 2018Lesson 6: The Role of Insurance
• June 21, 2018Lesson 7: Retirement and College Planning
• June 28, 2018Lesson 8: Real Estate and Mortgages
• July 05, 2018Lesson 9: The Great Misunderstanding
Come Celebrate The Ordination of Wendy Hamilton, 19th May, 1:00 pm
Wendy has completed her journey of academic requirements, and passed her examination by Metropolitan Community Churches Clergy Interview Team and will be ordained into
Holy service on May 19th at 1 PM.
You are invited to join her in this joyful moment and to stay for refreshments directly after service. Please contact the Rev Cathy or church office at 202-638-7373 for questions or more information.
Young Adults Ministry Bake Sale, 28 April, 11am – 2 pm, and 29 Apr, 1230 pm
Sales will take place outside the building. Buy and enjoy some sweet treats
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Stay current on our video postings .
MCCDC: Believe Before You Can See
MCCDC Bible Study
Bible Study Book Review : “Don’t Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches”
Skype interview with Rev Troy Perry,
22 May, 7 pm
Tuesdays, Bible Study from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Welcome Hall
For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the email@example.com or call (202) 638-7373.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS, 27 May, 12:30 pm
If you have questions about MCCDC and what membership is about, class will be held on May 27th from 12:30 to 2:30 in the lower level conference room. All are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. PLEASE register so that we may have enough food and materials. Contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Building Bridges of Hope, Cultures of Care & Gratitude
Saturday, May 5th, 2018, MCC Eastern USA Network Gathering, New Life MCC of Hampton Roads 1000 Sunset Dr. Norfolk, VA 23503, (757) 434-2892
For more information please contact Rev Cathy at email@example.com or 202-638-7373
6th Annual Party with a Purpose OLD SCHOOL DANCE PARTY,Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
THE GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Buffet / Cash Bar / Silent Auction
Creating LGBTQ/SGL $40 advance tickets
Friendly Environments $50 at the door
Tickets available after both services in the Welcome Hall at the Information Station on Sunday April, 8th and 1
Night OUT at the Nationals, Tuesday, 05 June, 07:10 pm
Join your MCCDC family at the Night OUT at the Nationals. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 when the Washington Nationals take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Nationals Park, game time is 7:10 PM. Tickets are $28 and must be purchased in advance by May 16th. They may be paid for at mccdc.com/donate or at the kiosk or by check. Please contact Rev Cathy with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Come JoinBible 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 :email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
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 @ email@example.com or 336-419-7579.
The Information Station Ministry Training, 26 May, 11 am
Point of contact for Information Station Training for all current and future Information Station is Chocolatte.Miller@outlook.comtion volunteers will take place on Saturday, May 26th 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you are interested in volunteering for the Information Station please join us at our training. It’s a very easy commitment of one (1) Sunday per 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.
Prayers for healing
Keith Richardson is in a nursing home near the church. Please continue to hold him in your prayers
MCC General Conference Registration is open. EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION RATES END MAY 1ST. REGISTER NOW.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-419-7579.
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!