Ministry Listings

Young Adults Ministry

This is a ministry for the young people that attend MCC-DC to come together and grow. We create space where we can grow closer to God, closer to each other and in self-awareness. Our lives are our ministry, and we seek to create a community that recognizes and nurtures the Divine in all of us and all we do. We seek to strengthen our connections to the young LGBT community growing outward, channeling our spirituality into service and empowering our community to do more together. We have monthly meetings and brunch at a local restaurant rant where we get to know one another better and talk about upcoming events and plans. Before brunch we meet in the church fellowship hall after the 11:00am worship service. For most events and activities, unless they are after worship service, we send out emails to our members as well as post the event on Facebook where we plan to meet. If you attend MCC-DC and are age 18 to 40 and would like to join the Young Adult Ministry you can find us on Facebook. Simply search for Young Adults Ministry of MCC-DC or email the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Older Adults Ministry

The Older Adults Ministry is dedicated to exploring how we continue to find meaning and purpose in life by staying connected with ourselves, others, and the larger world.  As we engage in the spiritual journey, we will find ways to support experiences and programs that help take spirituality into these programs.  We currently provide this means of exploration through social, educational and health activities. This ministry also works to bring these gifts of aging and our connections to our own moments of spiritual insights to the whole worship community. The ministry meets the first Sunday of the month after the 11:00 am service.

For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com

Music Ministry

MCCDC has one of the strongest reputations for excellence in music ministry in the entire denomination, having been blessed with a long-line of highly gifted choir directors and music ministers. The choirs of our Music Ministry are a regular feature in Sunday worship and special concerts throughout the year. MCCDC choirs and ensembles have performed at community and citywide events throughout the metropolitan area, at Pride Events and GLBT justice meetings. Our choirs rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evening. We welcome all voice parts and all vocal abilities.

For more information on Music Ministry, contact our minister of music Justin Ritchie at Justin@mccdc.com.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Ministers offer support and prayer to and for the congregational body. They make home and hospital visitation as needed, and they serve as conduits for open lines of communication and dialog with congregants. MCCDC’s Pastoral Care Ministry also seeks to empower the community as they travel along their spiritual journeys, be that by telephone, text messages, emails, and/or other means. In engaging the larger community, Pastoral Care Ministers serve as a referral ministry to outside professional and community based service organizations for counseling, financial services, and any other services that are not currently being performed by other MCCDC auxiliaries.

SHARE Program

MCCDC is one of the area’s largest participants in the SHARE (Self Help And Resource Exchange) program. The program helps to defray “top-dollar” grocery food items, for a fraction of the price of commercial grocery stores. We literally are feeding the City. Coordinated by our Pastoral Care Ministers, we offer ANYONE (regardless of their relationship status with the church or income level) to participate in the program by pre-ordering various packages of groceries (varied by contents and amount) for our once-a-month distribution. All orders are placed with the strictest of confidentiality. You typically order your food package(s) at the beginning of the month, pay by the middle, and pick them up toward the end. We provide advanced announcements of each month’s order / payment / distribution schedule. The Pastoral Care Ministers pick up the grocery packages and bring them to the church for pick up and distribution (on a pre-determined Saturday). We always order excess packages and distribute them (free of charge) to various homes in the neighborhood, letting the Holy Spirit guide us to the families we target. We are always looking for more volunteers to expand our capacity for purchase, pick up, and distribution.

For more information, contact the church office.

Women’s Ministry

The ministry is designed to bring together those who identify as women to provide spiritual support, instruction, an examination of multiple forms of spirituality and spiritual practice. We currently meet monthly at the church. Please call the church office

For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Christian Education

Tuesday Night Bible Study

The Tuesday Night Bible meets year round to see what tough questions scripture poses to us as people on a faith journey. The work extends beyond only the Old and New Testaments and has examined such non-traditional texts as “40 Day Journey with Maya Angelou” and movies like The “Book of Eli”. The curriculum is designed so that you may participate as you are able. The group is lead by a very diverse team of facilitators (Laity and Clergy) with various approaches to Christian education. Please see the Bible Study page of this website for specific study information or contact RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Dance Ministry

The Dance Ministry exemplifies MCCDC’s commitment to worship excellence by offering a diversity of worship experiences. The team’s diversity of experience and training is not only a testament to their abilities; it is the source of their inspiration (as a ministry and for the congregation). Their liturgical dance adds a fascinating layer to worship that allows us to give God our praise through creative ways. This ministry is always looking for more dancers to join them in praise.

For more information, contact our minister of music Justin Ritchie at Justin@mccdc.com.

Spanish Speaking Ministry

This ministry affirms the MCCDC values of multiculturalism and global ministry. The focus is to provide safe space to worship, fellowship and learn in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The monthly meetings follow the 11AM service and are for anyone who would like to learn about and participate in Spanish Language events and partnerships. This ministry burst on the DC landscape with the Celebracion de la Virgen de Guadalupe and continues to grow. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Hospitality Ministry

Understanding that God’s hospitality extends welcome to the entire community, the Hospitality Ministry provides arms and feet to that welcome. The ministry is responsible for coordinating food and welcome during the social time after services and other special church events.
For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Children’s Ministry

The MCCDC Children’s Ministry provides Children’s Church and Youth Activities for children age 2-12 years old.  Children’s Church is held every Sunday morning at 11:15 AM.  Children’s Church is a time for the children of the church to learn the same spiritual lesson as their parents and guardians in a kid friendly way.  The Children’s Ministry also coordinates other youth activities, such as Youth Sunday and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The mission of the Children’s Ministry is to instill spiritual growth in the children of MCCDC through fun activities and service to the church and community.

The vision of the Children’s Ministry is to provide a fun and safe space for children to learn about spiritual values, while valuing each child’s unique talents and abilities.

For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Worship Support Ministry

Ushers

The ushers are our literal hands of God, in our worship services and special events. Ushering is among the oldest lay ministries in the organized Christian church. They are our ambassadors of hospitality as first impressions are so very important. Our service is making members, long-time visitors, and guests feel welcome and comfortable during our worship and programs. We are friendly people who welcome all, and our faith enables us to see Christ’s presence in all.

Scripture Readers  

Public speaking is not for everyone, but for those who are either not intimidated by it, or are willing to step of their comfort zone and participate in a fulfilling way in the service, presenting the Word during services is an incredible spiritual experience.  The scripture reading team provides training and support for this ministry.

Communion Serves and Holders

For those comfortable with praying out loud with others and adding to others worship experience, this may be the ministry for you.  In addition, praying with others is an incredible way to enhance your own worship experience.

For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Information Station

The volunteers at the information station coordinate the sharing of information about ministry activities, events and directions. They extend the hospitality of welcome to everyone who has questions require assistance.

For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Deaf Ministry

Our deaf ministry focuses on spiritual learning, understanding, social connections, and communication.  The 9 am worship service has ASL interpreters provided. For more information, contact the Minister of Congregational Connections at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

Single Men’s Group

The Single Men’s Group is an informal social outreach of the church to single men of all ages. Activities include: outings to various restaurants after our worship services, movie nights, game nights, and swim parties during the summer months. Friends of our members and men of other area MCC’s continue to join with us.

For more information regarding upcoming activities and to be placed on the email list, contact the Minster of Congregational Connections  at RevCathy@mccdc.com.

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