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How invested are you?


This is not a message about giving financially to the church, so don’t go running out of the room just yet…

  • First Egalitarian Translation mentions the word “faith” 628 times.
    • Without faith it is impossible to please God – Hebrews 11:6.
    • How courageous does my faith have to be?
        • “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
  • What does it mean to be invested?
    • Many would say, giving money to the church.
    • Some might say, working at the church.
    • Others say going to church every time the doors are open.
      • All of these are such a very small part of being invested.

Jesus taught about investing in the Kingdom of God in various ways, through stories and parables.  He talked about the Kingdom of God being like someone find something of great worth (a pearl of great price) and selling all that they had in order to buy it.

Jesus taught the story of a rich young ruler who wanted to know what it would take to have eternal life. Jesus told him to sell everything, give it to the poor, and then to follow after him. This young man didn’t have the courageous faith to follow after Christ; he trusted too much in his riches.

  • What do we trust in?
  • Does that keep us from following after the person God has called us to be?

Courageous faith requires commitment. Jesus’ disciples were fully committed and invested in the Kingdom of God; each of them eventually gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Is it possible that being invested is like being a little pregnant? You either are pregnant or you’re not!

Being invested requires sacrifice.

With Invested Faith,

Rev. Dr. Teresa Tygart

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Spiritual Engagement Hour

Spirit and Care for Earth 

With Featured Speakers:

Rev Cathy Alexander
Dr. Carla Sherrell

Join us for a time of prayer, meditation, and a conversation about memorializing. During this Memorial Day weekend we will be honoring those who have passed, singing the songs of honor, and lighting the candles of hope. Please join us at 9am ET.

MCCDC Chapel Onsite, Online & On demand.
Here are three ways to participate :
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Call In, +1 301 7158592 Meeting ID:850 0797 0818
In Person 474 Ridge St., NW, Washington, D 20001

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MCCDC Pride Events


You’re Invited to Join Our MCCDC Family and March in the 2024 Capital Pride Parade ! MCC NoVa will also join us as well as part of our Pride Coalition “ChurchesUnitedInPride”.

The Pride Parade will kick off on Saturday, June 8th at 3pm at 14th & T Streets NW.

· For all who want to walk with us: The staging area for our float will be on 15th Street NW. The exact location will be announced closer to the Parade date.

· For those who cannot walk: we have a small float that you can ride on a first come bases.

· MCCDC Float Decoration: If you would like to help decorate the float / trailer with us, we will meet at MCCDC’s parking lot on Saturday morning, 474 Ridge St. NW, Washington DC. June 8th, at 10:00am.

· Pride Festival Booth: We will also have a booth at the Pride Festival – detailed information will be shared late by MCCDC Pride Coordinator Knut Panknin.

So come out, wear your favorite Pride shirt and let us reach out to the community with our message of “radically inclusive love”!

If you have any questions about our Pride events, please contact Knut Panknin at·

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Washington DC Pride Events

Pride season is here and a number of events are schedule to happen. Click on the link below to see what going on for Pride in Washington DC

Events Calendar – Capital Pride Alliance

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2024 MCC People of African Descent (PAD) Conference

Join the PAD Conference: The Next Generation 2024 July 26 to 28 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

MCC Detroit will be co-hosting the this year Detroit Black Pride titled “Hotter Than July.”

Additionally, this year’s Black Pride will have a gospel theme to it featuring the artist B Slade featuring special guest Bishop Yvette Flunder

We are also honored to have our Moderator the Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston and her spouse Orgena Rose with us for the conference from Australia.

Click here for detail conference and cost information

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Drama Ministry

Calling all persons for Drama Ministry! We are seeking participants for our summer drama & beyond!!!

We need Actors, Extras and Stagehands. Whether you attend online or in person, you are welcome! If you are interested, please contact Rev. Jules Christian at or 336-419-7579!

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Sight and Sounds Theater

MCCDC’s Older Adults Ministry is sponsoring a bus trip to see the play

Daniel at Sight and Sound Theater

, located at 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, Pa. We’ll depart from 474 Ridge St NW, Washington DC at 1:00 p.m. and return at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024.


Questions? Contact Dale L. Madyun-Baskerville via email,

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God of My Understanding: Becoming a Spiritual Force

Jackie Lois invites you to journey with her through a series of short stories on what church looks like.

You will discover opportunities for spiritual growth and community that seeks to reach out to many people who never felt at home or previously rejected by church and organized religion.

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Pathways 2 Generosity, Prayer #108 by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter


by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.” ~ Plato

Dear God, thank you for being the strength in our weakness. It is through you that we move and have our being. With you all things are possible—the fulfilling of the vision and mission to further the purpose of your spiritual realm across borders for a borderless spiritual worship in all languages to magnify your glory and power. Thank you for courageous faith to work prosperously all of your goodness, and the willingness to share it with others. Thank you for your unconditional love that reigns over everyone, the grace you gave us through the sacrifice of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

We praise you for all spiritual worship spaces, and our local worship space, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC, where we gather to worship you and share our offerings and tithes, talents, skills, time, and treasures in serving the purpose of your spiritual realm. We are thankful for the ability to gather wealth through the many resources you provide to carry out the vision and mission during our spiritual journey on earth. We are grateful for your priceless gifts of love, peace, kindness, respect, faith, strength, courage, wisdom, order, and the breath of life itself that you equipped us with to live a life pleasing to you. Thank you for the peace within that only you provide that keeps us humble in pleasant situations, and helps us endure unpleasant circumstances. We pray to wholeheartedly exercise courageous faith, trust you in all things, and continue moving forward. Thank you in your many precious names, Amen.

“With you God, are the greatness, power , glory, victory, and majesty. Everything in the heavens and on the earth belongs to you… Riches and honor come from you; and you rule over all. You hold power and might in your hands, and it is in your hand to make great and give strength to all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 (The First Egalitarian Translation)

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Prayer Corner


Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

* Bill Campbell *Jerry Giem * Tim Helm *Rose Williams *Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health *Delores Fowler * Veronica Franklin * Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline * Glenn Conway * Anthony Goode ?Randy Punley * Marcus Garnett *Evelyn Jones * Steve Sloane * Jeffrey Luckenbach ? * Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa * Cynthia Melman *Kim Battle *Joshua Benkins’ father Isaac *Mike Washington * Buck Carlson * Doris Carter Washington of Alexandria * John Hylton * Summer Allen * Ruth Kappy Makekodunmi * Sherry Bradshaw prayers for healing.
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“Church Ministries & Events”


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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

Spiritual Gifts, Get Involved!

You’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 for more information.

Moving Spirit Dance Ministry

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

Singing to God

Join the Virtual Voices of the MCC Choir. Lift your voice in our virtual rehearsals while singing from the comfort of your home. Email Music Minister Diedre Gray at

JOIN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Saturday

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Intercessory Prayer Team
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 7 pm
Contact LaMar Jenkins at 202-750-08887

Bible Study Tuesdays at 7:00 pm Eastern

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or Dial: (301) 715-8592 ,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at for more information.

Pastoral Care Meeting
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
Contact for more information or interest in joining this vibrant church ministry this Fall

Writing Ministry

Join other MCCDC writers in our monthly Zoom Writing Ministry meeting.

For more information contact

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