Revelation, leading and a spectacular experience of God with us in the person of Jesus constitutes this season of Epiphany. The baby Jesus, born full of promise, potential and purpose-filled life reminds us to inquire about ourselves. Each of us are born to something. Perhaps we have limited this birth experience and are missing the fresh opportunities calling us in the present moment?
This weekend as we honor the profound impact of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a prophet, preacher, activist, and a movement leader, let us renew our commitments to be all of who we are created to be. Our world needs our abilities, gifts, talents and voices – now more than ever.
Reverend Cedric A. Harmon
“UP COMING EVENTS”
MCCDC Welcomes Reverend Cedric A. Harmon!
Reverend Cedric A. Harmon is a native Midwesterner with Southern and New England influences—a surprise last child to older parents who shared with him the gift of experience and wisdom. He has a BS in media management from Emerson College and has completed extensive graduate work at Wesley Seminary.
Cedric’s deep faith calls him to do the work of justice and equality, and to equip others to do the same. He’s also known for his writing and television appearances—again on human rights and social justice—and serves on several boards having to do with sexuality and religion.
Theological Study to Liberia
Help Lauren’s during her visit in Liberia through your continued prayers and by donating to her travel:
Join Lauren’s Angels:
Our Intern, Lauren Bennett is currently in Liberia as a part of her M.Div. at Wesley Theological Seminary. This immersion trip is being 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 by becoming one of her angels through prayer and financial support. 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!
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.
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”.
Young Adult Ministry Potluck,(YAMs), January 14, 12:30 PM
The YAMS will be holding there monthly potluck meeting in Lower Level Conference Room for more Information contact Chocolatté Miller
Young Adult Ministry (YAMS) Chili Sale
On Sunday Jan 21st the Young Adult Ministry (YAMS) will be hosting a chili sale at 12:30pm in the Welcome Hall. Bowls of Chili will be sold for $5 and cups for $3, slices of corn bread will be available for $3 each. The proceeds will help to fund the YAMS fall retreat. Please plan to support our Young Adults.
Board of Directors Listening Post
On Sunday Jan 21st the BOD will sponsor a listening post as we have had it in the past. Feel free to purchase chili from the YAMS ministry and meet in the lower level conference room for a time of prayer, opportunities for the sharing of information, feedback, comments, and open Q&A. If you have questions please contact Vice Moderator Knut Panknin at email@example.com.
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: FRESH WATER
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.”
MCCDC SHARE Program
MCCDC Thanks you for your support! The share program is temporary paused until further notice.
Join MCCDC AV ministry
If you have questions, please contact Johanna Hardy at email@example.com
Middle Adults Ministry
Middle Adult Ministry Information Session
There will be a meeting to discuss the Middle Adult Ministry (The Yelders), on Sunday, January 14th after both the 9:00 and 11:00 services in the Chapel.
This ministry would be a place for those adults, in between the young and older adult ministries, to share common experiences, joys, fears, and of course to form deeper friendships and have fun.
This ministry will be a collaborative effort, but we are currently looking for someone who is willing to coordinate the Middle Adults. If you have any questions or are interested in coordinating, please contact Jules Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-419-7579 or Greg Snyder at email@example.com
MCCDC Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT)
Kick Off The New Year With Prayer!!! The Intercessory Prayer Team is hosting an evening of Prayer and Praise as we celebrate and dedicate this new year of 2018!!!
Friday, January 12th @ 7:oo-8:30 PM. Refreshments to follow In preparation, all who wish can join us in fasting from Monday 1/8/18-Friday1/12/18. (fast as you are led by the spirit and after consulting with your Dr.)For questions please contact Rev. Jules Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.