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MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH SOLIDARITY

“Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change . . . You can’t do any of this on your own or even on your own terms. You were created by a community to exist in community, made in the image of a God who…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH CONFIDENCE

“When trouble is in my way I can’t tell my night from day. . . I don’t worry, I don’t fret My God has never failed me yet Troubles may come from time to time But that’s alright I’m not the worrying kind Because I’ve got confidence. . .” ~Andrae Crouch from his Gospel hit,…

MCCDC: CENTER JOY

“. . .lasting transformation takes practice.” ~Jean Fain There is no way to microwave spiritual transformation. Though dinner is served with the push of a button, the feasts of the Spirit cannot be rushed. A life of spiritual growth takes practice. In Philippians 4:9 Paul teaches, “Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, heard or…

MCCDC Eblast: Nothing is too small for God

Mustard seeds, yeast, buried treasure, fine pearls, a fish net-once again, in this week’s gospel reading (Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52) Jesus reminds us of God’s presence in all sorts and conditions of things (and course, people). There is no place God is not, no thing in which God is not, no person in which God…

MCCDC: 46 YEARS, INVITATION TO TRANSFORMATION

“MCCDC will be known for the songs we sing and the joy we share. Our transformational stories and vibrant art will open new windows into the loving heart of our Creator. The love of Christ will shine through our lives reflecting a generous welcome with affirming acceptance. Our movement is becoming a faith community of…

MCCDC: In Breaking Bread

Broken bread nurses our broken faith and can nourish the courage we need to leave our grave clothes behind and vacate the vault of our defeated dreams. Shannon Michael Pater; Feasting on the Word Broken bread and poured out cup are the physical and outward signs of an inward and invisible grace. The transformation that…

MCCDC: Celebrate New Life

“Mary brings her tears to the tomb and leaves celebrating new life.” ~ Ayanna Johnson Watkins On Tuesday night at Bible Study Dr. Veronica Franklin led a wonderful session on “life” and the many ways life is presented throughout the scriptures. She asked the question, “When does life begin?” Her question prompted a lively discussion…