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MCCDC: ASPIRATIONS! Growing from the Inside Out (Part 1)

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” ~Psalm 127:1 At MCCDC we are working to create and sustain a spiritual home built on love through the wisdom and strength of God. Thus, we launch a new worship series this Sunday: “Aspirations!” The series aligns with our strategic plan, offering…

MCCDC : FRIENDS FOR THE WORLD

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” ~Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013 True friendship has the power to change the world. Friendship is love lived out in partnerships. The power of…

MCCDC: Celebrate Friendship: Changing Our World Together

“Real friends of the sort whose lives are inextricably bound together in love, must share themselves in such a way that the well-being of the one depends upon the fulfillment of the deepest longings of the other.” ~Roberta C. Bondi Jesus centered his life in the life of others. Not in a co-dependent way. Rather,…

MCCDC: MOVING THROUGH FOR HEALING

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami Many of my pastoral conversations center on healing. We share a desire for healing of Body, Mind and Spirit. We also desire healing for our broken world, including healing the dangerous escalation of uncivil rhetoric and actions. An observation: to only talk…

MCCDC: Rising True: Worthiness

“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and…

MCCDC: JESUS RISES TRUE

“I’m learning to trust that everything we encounter, every beauty and every tragedy, invites us deeper into God, deeper into our truest selves.” ~Winn Collier from “Love Big, Be Well” During this Season of Pridetide we are celebrating Pride by exploring ways to go deeper into our truest selves. We are looking at “Rising True”…