MCCDC: SINGING THROUGH THE ASHES

By on November 9, 2017

“Somewhere deep in the heart of everything lies a melody. It speaks to our truest selves, binds us together with the ones we love, and brings out the best part of who we are.”
~From the Bio of Bobby Jo Valentine

This Sunday at MCCDC is a “don’t miss” Sunday featuring Special Guest Singer & Songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine. Please join me at 9 AM and 11 AM in welcoming the two time winner of the Songwriter of the Year at the West Coast Songwriter’s Association. His songs and messages are drawn from the rough edges of life, with particular resonance in recent days: he lost his house in the California fires. As he joins us this Sunday, his voice of faith will rise as he sings through the ashes of his experience.

Bobby Jo Valentine’s love of God and music was nourished by his foundational Baptist upbringing. Now, upon discovering who he really is, “Faith has come to mean something deeper, wider, and less cut-and-dried than when he started…He is ecstatic any time he can discuss the big questions, challenge the easy answers, and inspire people to move closer to love.”

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday for a day of worship where the message will be delivered through song-from the voice of Bobby Jo Valentine through the Holy Spirit to our hearts.

By Faith, Rev Elder Dwayne Johnson
Dr. Elder Rev Dwane

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“UP COMING EVENTS”

MCCDC Welcomes Bobby Jo Valentine

Somewhere deep in the heart of everything lies a melody. It speaks to our truest selves, binds us together with the ones we love, and brings out the best part of who we are. Bobby Jo Valentine is a singer/songwriter who chases after this particular kind of music. He writes songs that travel light, but “grow deeper and deeper with each further listen”, as the music publication Soundtrack to My Day describes. You will be blessed by his ministry of music.

Follow the link to see more of Bobby Jo’s work: Click Here for More Information On Bobby Joe

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MCCDC’s Congregational Meeting , after 12:30 am on November 19th.

The Congregational Meeting will be held after the 12:30 on November 19th. If you have questions, please email Board@mccdc.com.

Click Here To Read CONGREGATIONAL FORUM 2017 compiled packet_final

Click Here To Read Lay Delegate Report Addendum, Oct-2017_

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MCCDC Leadership Opportunities!!!

Do you have the spiritual gifts of leadership, discernment, and compassion? Do you look for new ways to serve your church? Then the Board of Directors might be the right place for you! We are looking for motivated and qualified candidates to run for the Board of Directors. Three positions will be open due to term expirations and vacancies in 2017. What we are especially looking for people with experience in strategic planning, financial management/fundraising, policy development, program oversight, or legal matters.
If you feel called and have been an MCCDC member in good standing for the past six months, you are eligible to run. Please submit a brief bio and a letter of interest to the Board at board@mccdc.com by Sunday, October 22nd.

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Older Adult Ministry Potluck November 12, 12:30

MCCDC potluck - Bring A Dish to Share!

The Older Adult Ministry Potluck has been change from November 5 to November 12 due to the congregational meeting. Please mark your calendars.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Service, Monday Nov 20th at 6pm

This year MCCDC is honored to host the Transgender Day of Remembrance service. The service will be held on Monday Nov 20th at 6pm. Please plan on joining us for this honoring occasion.

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CHURCH NEWS

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MCCDC Thanksgiving Worship Service, Wednesday, November 22nd, 7 PM.

We will celebrate a Thanksgiving worship service on Wednesday November 22nd at 7PM. All are welcome to participate and offer thanks for God’s presence.?

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Join MCCDC AV ministry

If you have questions, please contact Johanna Hardy at nerd4mit@aol.com

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MCCDC Thanksgiving Potluck, November 26, 2017, 6 PM

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Bennett at laurenbennett@mccchurch.net.

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Join your MCCDC family in Decking the Halls.

We will decorate the sanctuary and welcome hall on Saturday Nov 25th from 10 until 3. Lunch will be provided. Please plan on joining in on the fun. For more information please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202.638.7373.

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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 enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com or 336-419-7579.

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MCCDC Hand Dancing Classes

Come out and have fun learning Hand Dancing! Classes will be held at MCCDC on Saturday, November 18, 12 PM. The cost is $5 per class. For more information contact Robin Anderson at 252robin@gmail.com.

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Tyrone Washington who has been hospitalized or home bound for some time. Please continue to hold him in your prayers

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Lay Delegate Corner

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Greetings MCCDC,

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, Chocolatté Miller

Please click here to view the first letter.

Please Click Here to read Letter Two

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MCCDC Drama Ministry

The MCCDC Drama Team needs your help. We are looking for anyone interested in helping with props, set décor, 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, please contact Jules at enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com or 336-419-7579.

Our first practice will be on Monday, July 31st @ 6:30 PM!

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Theological Study to Liberia

Lauren’s Angels

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!

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Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!

Ministry Meeting Time Contact E-mail
9 AM Choir
Sunday
8:15 AM
Daniel Scearce danscearce@aol.com
11 AM Choir
Thursdays
7:00 PM
Diedre Mouton Gray msdeedeemusic@gmail.com
Dance Every other Tuesday
5:00 – 6:45 PM
Cathy Batson cathybatson1@verizon.net
Drama Mondays
6:30 PM
Jules Christian enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com
Eclectic Praise Sundays
12:30 PM
Johanna Hardy brassrat93@gmail.com

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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 churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

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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.

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You can contact the church office with questions at 202-638-7373 or churchoffice@mccdc.com.

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ELECTRONIC GIVING

MCCDC electronic giving

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.

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You also can give by text 202-999-3841. Please contact the church office with questions at 202-638-7373 or churchoffice@mccdc.com.

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