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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…