SACRED FIRE

By on September 6, 2017

“Lord, let your Spirit move. Have your way in this place. Send your fire, release your power.”
    ~Terri Neal

We are nine days from our 2017 Revival, “Ablaze with Praise.” I am praying for God’s Spirit to move, to send sacred fire, and to release power. Transformation begins with sparks of prayer. I’m praying for the Spirit to move in this place called MCCDC. And I’m praying for the Spirit to move beyond our walls, through the outward witness of our lives.

The message this Sunday will help prepare us for Revival. We cannot create revival—that is up to God. However, we can prepare for Revival. I have a few suggestions:

1 .Do a pre-revival inventory. Take a look at your life. How would you describe your current spiritual vitality? What are some areas that need to be renewed or revived? Describe how you are doing in body, mind and Spirit. You may wish to journal these questions.

2.Offer a fast heading into revival. The traditional fast is food. If you are doing an extreme food fast (for example only juices for the week) please confer with your medical professional. Modified food fasts are safer, and yet are still an act of intentionality. Consider fasting sugar, fried foods, processed foods, animal products or something similar. Non-food fasts are also excellent. Consider fasting social media after 6 PM for example, or television for the week. A fast can also include a change in perspective, like fasting gossip, fear or distractions. All fasting is about making room for a focus on spiritual intention.

3. Pray daily: “O God, revive me, revive us. Do your Holy work. Amen.” If you wish to pray in community, I will be hosting a daily call-in prayer, from Noon to 12:40 PM from Monday through Friday, September 11-15. Here is the call-in information: 857-232-0476. Code: 976702.

Revival is renewing God’s desire for us. It is retouching the felt presence of God. It is releasing all that blocks the ways of spiritual growth. I’m grateful in advance for what I expect God to do in our midst through the sacred fire of the Spirit. See you Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM as we prepare for revival. See you at Revival, September 15-17.

By Faith,

Rev. Elder Dwayne
Dr. Elder Rev Dwane

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Why Revival?

You may be asking, “Why do we have revival at MCCDC?” We are one of the many communities of faith and houses of worship that exist in the metro DC area. We exist to save lives and to provide an inviting and safe place for people to come, be themselves and be accepted for who they are with openness. This acceptance is offered irrespective of past or current religious affiliation, sexual orientation or sexual identity, class, socio economic position or condition, or other barriers. In part our mission is to create a powerful inclusive spiritual community that works with God to make a positive difference.

The revival is intended to be a time of renewal, refreshment, and connection. It is a time to bring people together to offer a brief respite before going back into the communities in which they live and serve. It is a time of unmitigated, unbridled praise in singing, community worship, eating and dancing. It is also a time of meditation, prayer and introspection. Our theme, Ablaze with Praise, speaks to the hope and potential that exist from smoldering embers, smoke to a raging inferno.

The revival team has worked very hard to offer this opportunity and we pray that each person will be touched in some meaningful way through this weekend of praise. So what can you do?

  • Prepare hearts, attitudes, and 474 Ridge Street NW with your continued prayers and devotions. Pray for those who will come to receive what they need from the time.
  • Support the revival with your time and talent. Attend the events, volunteer for one event. See the signup sheet at the information station.
  • Invite friends and family to attend with you.
  • Support the revival through your offerings, loose change and honor/remembrances.
  • Get framed. Take a picture with the revival frame and share it on your social media.
  • Have fun.

Thank you for your faithfulness and may God richly bless you.

Peace,

Rev Cathy

Rev. Cathy

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Lay Delegate Corner

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

 

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Attention!

The SHARE ministry has been suspended until further notice. If you would like more information about this ministry or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office at churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

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Financial Peace University, 10 AM Saturdays

Financial Peace University at MCCDC on September 02, 10 AM, Please JOIN US! This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Jacqueline Laughlin at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington D.C. in Washington, DC.

Click Here For More Information and Register for Class

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Join Team MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Race

Join Team MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to end breast cancer. The walk will be held on Sept 9th starting at Freedom Plaza. Click Here to Join Team MCCDC
If you have questions please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com.

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Revival! Revival! Revival!

2017: Ablaze with Praise, Sept 15-17, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017
6pm — Community Gathering and Meal “Feed the Fire, Spirit and Body”
7pm — Healing Service, “Refuel the Fire with Healing”

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9am — Community Service Project (TBA) “Fired Up for Service”
6pm — Community Gathering and Meal “Feed the Fire, Spirit and Body”
7pm — Service of Praise in Music and Song “Lost in Praise: Fan the Flames”

Sunday, September 17, 2017
9am and 11am Worship Services
Baptisms by Immersion
Washing of Feet
(Hospitality following)
Guest Revivalists:
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington and Rev. Sam Offer of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore

Revivalist for the weekend

Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington, Ph.D, MDiv serves as the Co-Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore with Elder Harris Thomas. He has served as the Minster of Laity Relations for the Unity Fellowship Church Movement and is a part of the National Music Ministry Team. This year marks 40 years of service in Music Ministry. Dr. Washington is the President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group.Click Here for More Information

Reverend Sam Offer has served in music ministry for more than 40 years and currently serves as Minister of Community Relations and Outreach for Unity Fellowship Church, Baltimore, and is an ordained reverend in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement. He also serves as Vice President and senior consultant with the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm located in Baltimore, MD. Click Here for More Information

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“Got Change? Help fuel the Revival fire with your spare change

“Got Change? Help fuel the Revival fire with your spare change! Sundays, Sept. 3, 10, and 17, buckets will be available near the altar. Simply bring your spare change and drop it in and help support our 2017 Revival. Check your pockets, sofa cushions, and change jars — any amount of change is welcome and will help us kindle the flame and fuel our revival — Ablaze with Praise!

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CHURCH NEWS

Older Adult Ministry Atlantic City Resort Hotel and Casino Bus Trip

October 7, 2017

Departs MCCDC: 7: 00AM
Arrives At Atlantic City: 11 AM
Departs Atlantic City: 7:00 PM
Arrive back at MCCDC 11:00 PM

Cost: $50.00
MUST PAY IN ADVANCE
$25.00 Slots Cash dollars with
$25.00 FOOD VOUCHER

DEADLINE: October 01, 2017,

Make checks payable to: George Barbari,

*NO LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION AND ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS*

Any First time Comers Please provide date of birth & home address with Check!

For more information – Call Ace Barbari Cell 703-303-2934

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MCCDC Drama Ministry

As the MCCDC Drama Ministry Team, we nurture and utilize our talents to bring glory to God. We enhance and empower our spiritual community through innovative means of drama, story-telling, music, dance and mime. We contribute our creativity for the out reach and growth of the church. You can contact Jules at enjoyingtoday@hotmail. com or call 336-419-7579

Rehearsals are held at 6:30 on Mondays. Check the web calendar to confirm.

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Theological Study to Liberia

Lauren’s Angels

Help Lauren’s Angels travel to Liberia 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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METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF WASHINGTON DC Worship & Arts Ministry Rehearsal Schedule Schedule

Ministry Point of Contact Schedule Email
    (Day/Time)  
Choir Diedre Mouton Gray Thursday 7pm msdeedeemusic@gmail.com
Dance Cathy Batson Every other cathybatson1@verizon.net
    Tuesday 5-6:45  
Drama Jules Christian Monday 7pm enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com
Eclectic Praise Johanna Hardy Sunday 12:30pm brassrat93@gmail.com
 

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Strategic Planning and Guiding Kickoff

Recently MCCDC redeveloped our mission and aspirations statement. We are now poised to continue that work to map out the specific path to achieve what God has for us next as a congregation. If you are interested in contributing to this team, please contact Rev. Dwayne at revdwayne@mccdc.com or Rev. Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

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Attention

The SHARE ministry has been paused until further notice. If you would like more information about this ministry or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office at churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

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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.

Click to Donate!

 

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.

Click to Donate!

 

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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YOGA CLASSES

MCCDC Yoga classes

Yoga will be on break for the summer. Please watch this spot in the fall for the return of the class. If you have questions, please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.
~Namaste~

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Adult Sunday School Taking a Vacation

MCCDC-Bible

Adult Sunday School is taking a Vacation Break for the summer and classes will resume after Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you in September!

 

 

 

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Date & Time Activity Location
Sunday, September 10    
8:00 am 9 am Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
9:00 am Worship Sanctuary
10:00 am 11 am Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
11:00 am Worship Sanctuary
     
Monday, September 11    
6:30 pm Drama Ministry Sanctuary
     
Tuesday, September 12    
7:00 pm Bible Study Welcome Hall
     
Wednesday, September 13    
9:00 am Bridge & Anchor LL Conference Room
     
Thursday, September 14    
9:00 am Bridge & Anchor LL Conference Room
7:00 pm 11 am Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
     
Friday, September 15    
4:00 pm Bridge & Anchor LL Conference Room
7:00 pm Revival ABLAZZE with Praise/ Healing Service Sanctuary
8:30 pm Trust Gay NA Conference /Music Room
     
Saturday, September 16    
7:00 am NA LL Conference Room
9:00 am Revival “Fired Up for Service” Sanctuary
10:00 am Financial Peace University Conference Room
     
Sunday, September 17    
8:00 am 9 am Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
9:00 am Worship/ Revival Sanctuary
11:00 am Worship/ Revival Sanctuary

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