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MCCDC: 100 Seeds

“We ought to live each moment as if all eternity converged upon it.” ~H. N. Weiman

Every Monday through Saturday at noon we share a moment of eternity. The noon prayer calls started on March 26, shortly after the stay at home order. Today we joined together for our 100th prayer call! Many during our prayers are physically distancing at home while socially connecting through the call. Some are frontline workers, joining us for a few moments. Others are in busy places where they can’t speak, yet listen in silence with earbuds.

Our prayers take many forms: from anger over the murder of George Floyd to lament of the passing of Rev. Vickey Gibbs. Some prayers are spontaneous songs breaking out from the heart. Other prayers are a favorite scripture, poem or quote. At times there are periods of sacred silence. Our closing prayer is a benedictory song from a favorite artist.

One scripture for Sunday is an apt description of the time we share: “The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words” (Romans 8:26). How do we pray? Imperfectly: as best we can. And we do it together.

Another scripture for Sunday is a compilation of descriptions of the Beloved Community as taught by Jesus. One of the descriptions Jesus offers is “The Community of Heaven is like a mustard seed” (Matthew 13: 31). Jesus speaks of one who sows this tiny seed, the smallest of all seeds, and then watches it grow into a tree so that birds can come and make nests in its branches. In God’s world a wonderful home begins as a seed! I believe our prayers are like seeds: as we grow in the ways of prayer we find ourselves more at home in the world, even this world of many pandemics.

As Jesus teaches through descriptions and metaphors, it is clear that he believes that all the stuff of life teaches us. In the message for Sunday we’ll look at seeds as teachers of prayer, especially related to these days and times. Every prayer is a seed that converges with eternity.

In preparation for Sunday, I invite you to reflect on this question: “What does a seed of prayer grow into?”

Meet you Sunday on Livestream at 9AM and 11AM.

Peace
Rev.Elder Dwayne Johnson

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MCCDC Announcements

Rev. Vickey Gibbs’ Final Sermon

When we suddenly lose a loved one, rarely do we receive a concise guide for how to continue that person’s work.

But consider the final sermon offered by Resurrection MCC’s Rev. Vickey Gibbs, just 33 days before she lost her battle with COVID-19.

In less than 30 minutes, Rev. Vickey describes what we must do to co-create deliverance for humankind — a ministry she sewed seeds into her entire adult life.

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MCCDC Writers Saturday, July 25, 11:00 a.m

MCCDC Writers will be meeting on Saturday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via ZOOM. Our theme will be writing in the Pandemic—personal stories, commentary, poetry. We also will discuss impressions and experience from our writing from our last meeting which focused on anti-racism. We are open to all with an interest in writing, experienced or not.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline, Writer-Theologian in Residence, at writer@robinhawleygorsline.com or 240/565-3441. He will be glad to respond to any questions or concerns, and to share with you the link for ZOOM.

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Virtual Choir

Come and join the Virtual Voices of MCC Choir! Lift your voice in our virtual rehearsals while singing from the comfort of your home. For more info, email Music Minister Deidre Mouton Gray at msdeedeemusic@gmail.com.

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Spiritual Gifts

Your’re invited to consider sharing your spiritual gifts by making a Scripture Reading Video or sharing a Video Testimony on what MCCDC means to you.

It does not have to be long and the AV team is standing by to help you with the video. Please email me at revdwayne@mccdc.com for more information.

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Moving Spirit Dance Ministry

Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at cathybatson1@verizon.net for more information. Check out past performances on our YouTube channel, including “I Can Only Imagine” (April 2019) and “Mighty River”(February 2018).

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The MCCDC Drama Team Needs You!

No experience required! Just a willing learner. If you have a passion or artistic flare in front of camera come join the MCCDC Drama team! The Drama Ministry meets on Mondays at 6:30 om via Zoom and performs on the Second Sunday of each month. If you are interested, please contact Clara Carter at c4mcarter26@gmail.com.

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Electronic Giving

Here is an opportunity to cover the electronic giving transaction fee so that 100% of your donation goes to MCCDC.

Beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020, each time that you make your donation electronically, you will have the option to add $2.00 to help cover the electronic giving transaction fee.

Just Place a check mark next to the statement:

I would like to add $2.00 to help cover the transaction fee so that 100% of my donation supports MCCDC

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JOIN REV. DWAYNE IN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Saturday

Phone Number: 646-558-8656, Code: 407 740 6668

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Bible Study

A time of community, fun, learning, and sharing!

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Via FREE ZOOM Video Conference Call

Click here to see the MCCDC 2020 Bible Study Schedule

Phone Call in number is: 301 715 8592 US,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Password: Email Dale Madyun-Baskerville at mccdcbiblestudy@mccdc.com for login invitation

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“Ministry Spotlight”

Join Us on YouTube and subscribe to the MCCDC YouTube Channel!

Click here to see more MCCDC Videos

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LiveStream Volunteer’s Needed!

Volunteer! No experience is required. We will train you or someone you recommend. (Perhaps a student interested in picking up new skills?) Opportunities include:

o Producing the livestream itself on Sundays and for special events (greatest need)
o Assisting on Sundays by video recording and managing cameras
o Video editing (this requires access to your own computer and video editing software)

Share our message! Inspired by Rev. Dwayne’s spiritual instruction? Moved by a praise & worship song? Post it on Facebook. Send a link to friends and family. They can tune-in to our livestream or watch worship services on demand at livestream.com/mccdc, through our website at mccdc.com, or browse clips on our YouTube Channel.

Click here to visit MCCDC YouTube channel

Email Johanna at mccdclive@gmail.com or talk to any one of the AV team members to volunteer or for more information

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The Soundboard Ministry Needs YOU

 

Soundboard volunteers are needed for 9 am and 11 am services. No experience needed!

You will be trained on a state of the art soundboard and learn how to set up mics for services.

Ideally, you will train at the 9 am service and continue training at the 11 am service, but we are flexible.

Please contact Michael Cunningham at mjcunningham2013@gmail.com or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.

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“CHURCH NEWS”

Coronavirus Hotline DC, MD and VA

Washington DC

After hours, please call the GW Hospital Emergency Department at 202.715.4000

GW Medical CLEVELAND PARK- Phone: 202.525.5287

GW Medical MCPHERSON SQ- Phone: 202.798.0100
1101 15th St NW

GW Medical RHODE ISLAND AVE- Phone: 202.544.7580

Click Here to go to DC Government Corona Virus Web Site

Maryland

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

Click Here to go to Maryland Government Corona Virus Web Site

Virginia

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

Click Here to go Virginia Government Corona Virus Web Site

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Prayer Corner

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

* The family of Deloris Fowler’s sister,* Mrs. Jenifer Keys who transitioned * Jerry Giem’s Son * Jason and Nephew * Travis * Valerie Myers’ son Donald * Michelle Lax * George Kerr* III * Mama Cee’s sister and niece * Rose Williams * Randy Punley * Lynn Sulyma * Esther Smith * Marcus Garnett * Renee Valentine * Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother * Earline * T. Green * Evelyn Jones * Ted Shaffer, husband of Larry Harris * Bob Jones’ son Chuck & wife Karen * Steve Sloane * Glenn Conrad * Arden Shutt * Renee Valentine’s brother ** Kim Battle * Juanita Dara * Jeffrey Luckenbach * Anthony Goode * Keith Richardson

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