SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG
Prayers your week is going well and that last Sunday’s message about moving from time management to time investment is having a positive impact on your week. I’ve gotten some good feedback.
If you missed the message, check it out on YouTube.
Today I came across this quote by Todd Henry that refers to how our time investments may impact the time investments of others: “It’s careless to waste someone’s time. When you do, you are essentially wasting the person’s life. It’s not like we wake up in the morning, thinking, I wonder how I can turn our day into a wasteland of meaningless activity and fruitless meetings. No, it happens via little decisions over time.” Hmmm. . .this has me thinking about how we do meetings at MCCDC. . .
Rising Strong is going strong.
We have a great group meeting on Thursday nights as part of MCCDC’s new YOU90. We are studying Brene’ Brown’s new bestseller Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution. Some who can’t attend the sessions are reading on their own. My copy just arrived so I have some catching up to do. What I’ve read so far is great and I look forward to talking with you about it.
Theme for January 28th at 9 AM and 11 AM–Something Inside So Strong.
The Scriptures I’m rumbling (thanks Brene’ Brown!) with this week are Deuteronomy 19: 15-20 and Mark 1:21-28. There is some tough stuff in these scriptures. These verses have caught my attention at this point:
+Deuteronomy 18:18: I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who will speak to them everything
that I command.
+Mark 1: 22, 27: They were astounded at the teaching of Jesus, for Jesus taught them as one having authority . . . They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority!”
What questions do these scriptures stir in you? I’m asking, “Does God still raise up prophets? Does God still raise up powerful teachers?” I’m wondering what if rather than individual prophets and teachers, God called communities to be “prophets” and “teachers.” What if MCCDC became a prophetic church that offered astounding teaching as described in our Scripture? What are some ideas to make that possible? Find out more this Sunday!
MCCDC is Creating Change.
We have a strong team of volunteers (about 20 or so!) serving in all kinds of ways at the Creating Change Conference, happening now at Washington Marriott Wardman. I’m grateful for all who have taken this opportunity to serve our community and become change creators.
I’m looking forward to sharing time with you in the presence of God this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM
“UP COMING EVENTS”
Creating Change Conference,January 24-28, 2018
Creating change is an opportunity to gather, learn, respond and resist. Volunteer opportunities are available and a free day admission is available for those who volunteer 4 hours. You may volunteer to staff the Elder Suite, the MCC vendor table, the interfaith service and much more. Please see Rev Cathy for more information and how to sign up to support MCCDC and the conference. firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Forum on MCC Denominational Restructuring & Diversity/Inclusion, Jan 28, 12:30 pm , Lower Level Conference Room ,Jan 28, 12:30 pm , Lower Level Conference Room
The planned Forum with the MCC Interim Moderator has been moved to 12:30 PM on March 11. Interest has been expressed in going ahead with a meeting. This Sunday, at 12:30 PM, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson will host a forum on MCC Restructuring & Diversity/Inclusion. It will be a time of listening, questions, holy conversation and prayers for our denomination and all impacted by the restructuring. Diversity & Inclusion is a core value of both MCCDC and MCC and this discussion will help us work with such questions as: “How can MCCDC and MCC embody our core value of Diversity & Inclusion.”
Older Adult Ministry Potluck/Meeting, February 04, 2018, 12:30 pm
Older Adult Ministry will be holding their monthly Potluck. Guest speaker this month will be Dr. Gail Rucker, Podiatrist who will talk about foot care. All age 50 and above are welcome to join. For more information contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the church office 202-638-7373.
MCCDC Worship Arts Ministry Event, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6 PM at MCCDC
HOW WE GOT OVER! Come Join us in our celebration of black history month.
MCCDC 2018 Offering Envelopes
For 2018 we will be using a different system for offering envelopes. New envelopes will not have numbers. Packets will be distributed
starting Sunday December 17th. For your giving envelopes please see Sonia Grant at the information station after service or call 202-638-7373.
2017 End of Year Financial/Giving Statements
End of year financial statements will be available in the welcome hall from Sonia Grant starting January 14. If not picked up they will be mailed out on Jan 30, 2018
YOU90, Jan 18 – Apr 19
YOU90 encourages thoughtful consideration, learning and action surrounding the tenets of
Matthew 22: 37-40… Love God, self, neighbor. This 90 day course will provide study and community engagement opportunities to co-create spiritually, mindfully and bodily. This Discipleship Program will run from Jan 18 – Apr 19.
The first segment of the course will be to study Brene Brown’s “Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution”.
Forum with MCC Interim Moderator Forum with MCC Interim Moderator REV. ELDER RACHELLE D. BROWN has been moved to March 11 at 1230.
he meeting with the MCC Interim Moderator, Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, has been moved to March 11 at 1230. We encourage all of you who are able to attend to do so. Please contact Rev. Dwayne if you have any questions or concerns.
Security Awareness Training, March 03, 2018, 10am to 12 pm,
The Metropolitan Police Department will be conducting security awareness training to assist everyone in being more alert before, during, and after worship service?
This training will cover how to create a safer house of worship. Topics include:
Safety Team and Building Security
Responses to Active Violence
This training is OPEN to ALL!!!!
For questions or more information contact please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville or Rev. Cathy Alexander at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
Communion Celebrant Training March 10, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Interested in altar setup, praying and distributing Holy Communion to the congregation during Sunday services at 9am and 11 am? Then Communion Celebrant Training is for you! For questions or more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
Usher Training, March 10, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Are you interested in welcoming and serving our congregation during church services? Consider becoming an Usher. For questions or more information, please contact Louis Hicks at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
Come Join MCCDC Bible Study to see the Play Jesus at Sight & Sound Theatres -” Where they Bring the Bible to Life on Stage”
Sight & Sound Theatres
300 Hartman Bridge Road
Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572
When August 18, 2018
Money due by Feb. 6 2018
Leave from MCCDC Church at 8 am
Car Pool to and from location
Buffet Lunch is separate
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville :firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 638-7373 for payment in CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
Join Us on YouTube and subscribe to the MCCDC YouTube Channel!
MCCDC: FULFILLING TIME
Stay current on our video postings and help us in our goal of more than 100 subscribers to qualify for a custom MCCDC link that will help us reach more people.”
Join MCCDC AV ministry
If you have questions, please contact Johanna Hardy at email@example.com
MCCDC Share Program Needs You!
Middle Adults Ministry
Thanks to everyone who came out and expressed interest in the Middle Adult Ministry! Our First Event will be coming sometime in February! Please stay tuned for coming details! For questions or more information about the Middle Adult Ministry, please contact Tina Fulp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-300-0002.
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 email@example.com or 336-419-7579.
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.