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MCCDC: LIVING BIG Mama Courage Takes on the Giant Fur Ball Orbiting the Universe

“I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.”
~Maya Angelou

This coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday of Easter. Our theme for “The Great 50 Days of Easter” is Living Big. This coming Sunday is also Mother’s Day, which has me thinking of mothers that live big. My mother and both my grandmothers model what it means to live big, especially through their generosity, courage and love.

Considering mothers whose public lives are an inspiration, Maya Angelou comes to mind and heart. Many of her writings are a call to live transformative values with courage. As a mother of courage, Maya Angelou leaves an enduring legacy as a champion for education, human rights, economic justice and the arts.

Her writings reflect her belief that all are born through the love of the Creator, “trailing wisps of glory.” Our purpose in life is to move from being “wisps” of glory into the fullness of glory. By “Living Big” into who God has created us to be, we bring love into the world.

Living Big includes praying big. Our scripture this Sunday from John 17: 6-19 includes Jesus praying, “Holy Creator, protect them. . .” (v11). The prayer of Jesus to protect his beloveds is a prayer for all time. It is an eternal prayer for the ages. Jesus prays for our hearts to be protected and strong. Protected eternally, we are released to do the difficult work of the moment, offering hope in a world where there is so much destruction.

This Sunday we will honor and remember our mothers. If you are a mother, please come so we can honor you. All mothers will receive a special gift of love and appreciation. See you Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM.

By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson

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MCCDC Honors Rev. Elder Darlene Garner 19 May, 7 pm

You are invited to a dinner to honor the career and ministry of Rev. Elder Darlene Garner on Saturday May 19th at 7 PM at:
MCCDC 474 Ridge Street, Washington, DC 20001

Buy tickets now!! $47/person Click here to purchase tickets

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 or 202-638-7373 there is room for you

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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 or 202-638-7373 there is room for you.

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Click Here to Sign up or to Contact the Coordinator Jacqueline Langhlin with questions


Class Schedule:

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

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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.

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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

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Tuesdays, Bible Study from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Welcome Hall

For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the or call (202) 638-7373.

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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 or 202-638-7373.

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6th Annual Party with a Purpose OLD SCHOOL DANCE PARTY,Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
Buffet / Cash Bar / Silent Auction

Tickets available after both services in the Welcome Hall
$40 advance tickets / $50 at the door tickets and at the Older Adults Brunch. See Darryl Walker

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Silver Pride,Wednesday 30 May , 2:00-7:30

Come celebrate your PRIDE with other LGBTQ older adults on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Join experts and peers for
interactive workshops on important topics like financial
awareness, fraud prevention, estate planning, and powers of attorney. Enjoy delicious snacks and beverages, and socialize with tea, dance, music, and conversation!
LOCATION: Human Rights Campaign building, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
DIRECTIONS: The closest Metro stop is Farragut North on the Red Line. Parking is available at Colonial Parking, on Rhode Island between 17th and Connecticut. There is also limited, metered on-street parking. A variety of buses run near the location.
COST: Free!
RSVP: Registration is required! Register online at
Click Here to Register online: Registration is required!
Click Here to Register online: Registration is required!
You can also contact Susan Messina at or 202-895-9401.
QUESTIONS: Email Susan Messina at or call (202) 895-9401.
Sponsored by AARP-DC, Deloitte, the Human Rights Campaign, Iona Senior Services,

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La Fe 201, 8aturday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00

The Latino GLBT History Project and MCCDC cordially
invite you to celebrate the 12th annual DC Latinx
Pride. Join us Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00
pm to celebrate La Fe 2018 with appetizers, food and
refreshments. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Ana Gomez and Jose Gutierrez are the Masters of Ceremony. The program includes Rev Dwayne Johnson; Rev Cathy Alexander; Nancy Canas, President of LHP; Ryan,Bos, Capital Pride Alliance; Rev. Dr. Jorge Delgado and Rev. Alberto Jose Najera.

A bilingual panel will be moderated by Jose Gutierrez, founder of LHP and DC Latinx Pride,and the panelists Alexa Rodriguez from TransLatina, Gia Martinez from NOVASalud,Paty Hernandez from Casa Ruby, Ale Moz from La Clinica del Pueblo and Jesse Martinez
from LULAC Lambda. Thank you to our partners and sponsors MCCDC, The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, Brother Help Thyself, El Zol and The DC Center.

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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 or at the kiosk or by check. Please contact Rev Cathy with questions at or 202-638-7373.

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LOVE GOSPEL CHOIR Featuring Min. Diedre Mouton-Gray”LIVE”In Concert Saturday June 16 @5pm Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC 474 Ridge St NW

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Come JoinBible Study to see the play “Jesus”

Sight & Sound Theaters
300 Hartman Bridge Road
(Route 896)
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

When August 18, 2018
Cost $79.00
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 or 202 638-7373 for more information.

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Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Ain’t Misbehavin’
October 20, 2018, 6 PM Tickets $63.55, meet at Toby’s, Money Due NLT Aug. 26, 2018, Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville or 202 638-7373 for more information.

‘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

What’s On The Menu

For questions or more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at or 202-638-7373.

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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

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The MCCDC Drama Team needs crew members.

We are looking for anyone interested in helping with props, set décor, costumes, music. lighting, clean up, etc. If you have a passion and artistic flare for behind the scenes work and would like to join the drama team! The Drama Ministry meets on Mondays at 6:30 and performs on the Second Sunday of each month. If you are interested, please contact Jules at or 336-419-7579.

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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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MCC General Conference Registration is open. REGISTER NOW by clicking onthe link below.

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MCCDC Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT)

Thank You to all those who participated in the National Day of Prayer! If you took part in any of the events of the day, (Service, Call-In, 30 Minute Sign-up), The Intercessory Prayer Team would like to bless you with a Praying Hands Lapel Pin. You can receive your pin from one of the IPT members in the welcome Hall after the service. You can join us at our Prayer Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:00.

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Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!

Ministry Meeting Time Contact E-mail
9 AM Choir
8:15 AM
Daniel Scearce
11 AM Choir
7:00 PM
Diedre Mouton Gray
Dance Every other Tuesday
5:00 – 6:45 PM
Cathy Batson
Drama Mondays
6:30 PM
Jules Christian
Eclectic Praise Sundays
12:30 PM
Johanna Hardy