“Build a new heaven and a new earth. Use the power in your hands to build a better world that is full of creativity, love, learning, and fullness of life for all our children. Build this world with open hands so that the world belongs to everyone.” ~ Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson
This Sunday at Noon the Unity Fellowship Church of Washington, DC and the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC will worship together as one community. However, I believe we worship together every Sunday– though our usual worship times are different. How? The Holy Spirit flows in and through our worship, connecting our spirits and ministries.
On Sundays at 9 AM and 11 AM I feel the spirit of UFCDC in the MCCDC worship services. Sometimes at 3 PM on Sundays I’m in my office as UFCDC worship begins: the praise rises up! Often I’m moved to look through the niches from the second floor, to see a wonderful congregation clapping, drumming, and raising hands in praise to God.
This Sunday our theme is “Together as God’s Hands.” I love the word “together” in our theme. In a world marked by division on every front, the experience of two congregations coming together offers a powerful message of love and unity.
Unity is in both of our names! It is the first word in the name of UFCDC. For MCCDC, it is the unity in the word community. Yet unity is not just about words. It is a way of sharing and being. Though our congregations each have a unique flair, we share the same Spirit. We both love God. We both love our community. This Sunday, as we join our hands together we bring more of God’s love into the world.
For three years it has been a blessing to serve and love together from 474 Ridge Street. I praise God for UFCDC and MCCDC and I’m deeply grateful for this day of worship and feasting together.
See you Sunday at Noon!
By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
“UP COMING EVENTS”
August 12th is MCCDC and UFCDC Partnership Sunday and Combined Church Potluck sponsored by the MCCDC Older Adult Ministry
MCCDC and Unity Fellowship Church, DC will celebrate our 3rd Anniversary by having a joint worship service and potluck.
Worship will begin at noon (NOTE WORSHIP TIME). The potluck will follow the service at 1:30 PM. For more information contact Robin Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office at email@example.com or 202-638-7373
JOIN TEAM MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! September 8, 2018
Be a part of Team MCCDC’s 3rd Annual Participation in the Race for the Cure!
Join us in walking, running, or sleepwalking to raise funds and awareness in support of those fighting breast cancer and working towards a CURE!
Join Team MCCDC today!
To sign up for the team, visit: and look for MCCDC. For more info and to let us know you’re joining us, contact Rev. Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder Older Adult August Meeting
There will not be a OAM meeting in August due to Partnership Sunday. The next meeting will be 09 Sept 2018. Robin will email out the signup list from June 2018 meeting. Please bring that item.
Atlantic City Resort Hotel and Casino Bus Trip, 22 Sept 2018
This event is sponsored by the Older Adults Ministry, but anyone is warmly invited to join!
Departs MCCDC promptly at 7AM and returns at 11PM.
The cost is $50 and must be paid in advance. The deadline for sign up is Sept 1st. For more information please contact Ace Barbari at 703-303-2934.
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 email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
Update on MCCDC’s Strategic Plan
The MCC Statement of Faith affirms that “Metropolitan Community Churches is one chapter in the story of the Church, the Body of Christ… We are people on a journey… We are part of an ongoing conversation on matters of belief and faith, shaped by scripture and the historic creeds, building on those who have come before us. Our chapter begins when God says to us: ‘Come, taste, and see.'”
Through his parables, Jesus teaches that we are stewards of our life and talents. In this time and place, each of us receives different gifts of the Spirit to be used for the greater good. In 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7, St. Paul reminds us:
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
Today, MCCDC must be about discovering our renewed aspirations – engaging our community in “our songs of imagining” who we can become, why we exist as a church, and what difference we can make in our challenging and often disheartening world.
We believe that the Holy Spirit will inspire many different voices to help MCCDC build upon our strengths. As we work to complete the MCCDC Strategic Plan over these next weeks, we ask for your prayerful discernment of how you personally can be part of shaping our way forward as a church.
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The Soundboard Ministry Needs YOU!!!
Soundboard volunteers are needed for 9am and 11am services. No experience needed. You will be trained on a state of the art soundboard, setting mics up for service and learning the technical side of handling the sound board. We would like to have you train at the 9am service and continue training at the 11am service but if your prefer to train only at one service you can.
Please contact me Michael Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.
The Hospitality Ministry Needs Your Help!
If you have hospitality items that you would be willing to bring in and support Sunday hospitality, please contact Sonia Grant in the church office at
email@example.com or 202-638-7373.. Items for consideration are:
Paper Coffee Cups (No Styrofoam)
MCCDC Bible Study
A time of community, fun, learning, and sharing!
Tuesdays, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Welcome Hall
For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 638-737
Janet Avery Memorial Fund
Rev. Janet Lynne Avery died peacefully on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST. Her health had taken a sudden bad turn and she went into the hospital on very short notice. We are simply seeking funds to help pay for a cremation, and avoid the alternative of the state burying her in an unmarked grave. We respect her too much for that.
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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