Thanks to all who participated in the MCCDC Volunteer Action Team (VAT) sponsored Park clean-up and River Education Day
A rock, a river, a tree – a park for all people!
472 WORK CONTINUES
The MCCDC Board of Directors continued its Tuesday 472 meetings to discuss the 472 project. The Board is focused on finishing the project and being able to rent the building. The Board is meeting with DCRA officials today to discuss 472 building permit and moving forward.
We appreciate everyone’s comments, concerns, and prayers as we work diligently to finish this project. If you have any questions, please contact a Board member or one of the pastors. The Board will continue to meet each Tuesday to assist in getting the building completed.
JOIN US SUNDAY!
9AM & 11AM
FRIENDS OF LOVE
“Knowing that God has chosen us, loves us, and will use us gives us the courage to face the challenges and renews our strength to do something about them. Ultimately, we cannot fix, let alone redeem, this world. That’s why that’s God’s work. But knowing that God has promised to do so can provide us with the strength and energy to work to make the little corner of the world we live in a better place.”
~ David Lose
Who you are matters to God. What you do to bring more love into the world also matters to God. That’s why God has chosen you. That’s also why Jesus chose the first disciples.
The scripture for the message this Sunday is from John 15:9-17. Jesus is sharing from his heart with his disciples and they are stunned by what Jesus says: “I don’t call you servants any longer . . . Instead, I call you friends” (John 15:15). For the disciples, this is a radical shift in perspective. They were used to servitude, to bowing down to authority and to submission to oppressive systems. Jesus was inviting them to a new way of thinking, being, and loving. Jesus’ call to them includes a call to think of themselves in a whole new way.
Jesus takes the paradigm shift a step further when he says “You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you could go and produce fruit and so that your fruit could last” (John 15:16). Chosen? Really? Who me?
They were accustomed to being used, dismissed and then forgotten. With incisive clarity Jesus is opening them to a life of dignity, joy and love. Out of their friendship with him and each other, their hearts would become the soil to produce the fruit of love.
This Sunday is going to be a day of love at MCCDC: A mother’s love, God’s love, love of neighbor and love of world. All mothers will receive a special acknowledgement and a gift to remember the day. See you at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
PARTICIPATE IN THE MCCDC ONLINE SURVEY
ON BELIEFS, VALUES, AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
I invite you to participate in an important online survey on our beliefs, values, and spiritual practices here at MCC of Washington DC.
This will prepare us for the next congregational forum on Saturday, May 16. We will discuss “Who are we as a congregation?” Although the survey typically takes less than 15 minutes to complete, it will provide important insights on who we are as a congregation at MCCDC. It is very important for everyone to participate in this online survey. If you are a member, a regular attender, or even if you have only attended once-we want to know what you believe and what is important to you. This online survey will be open for participation NOW!
Here is the link to our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VS8NV9J