Tested faith trains us to believe more in God’s ability to give us life than our enemies’ ability to extinguish it.” ~Ayanna J. Watkins

This Sunday is the 8th day of the Great 50 Days of Easter, the spiritual countdown to Pentecost. This Sunday We launch our new series inspired by the book by Rev. Dr. E. Carrington Heath (they/them), Courageous Faith: How to Rise and Resist In a Time of Fear.

Our scripture from John 20: 19-31 finds the disciples behind locked doors in fear that they are in danger because of their support for Jesus. It is the evening of the resurrection. They love Jesus, but they don’t want to end up like him. In other words, their fear is greater than their love.

In the events surrounding Jesus, the disciples’ faith and their love was facing a test, not from God, but from the dangerous socio-political circumstances swirling around them. Many of us today feel like we’re facing something similar with the daily proliferation of hate speech, racist violence, and anti-Trans discrimination.

These are dangerous times. And God is not testing us. Rather, God is standing with us in the test we are facing. Jesus stepped into the center of the disciples’ fear with these words: “Peace be with you. As the Creator sent me, so I am sending you” (v. 21). The peace of Jesus transformed their fear into love. They became messengers of good news

This Sunday, we too will experience the presence of Jesus in our midst. Through the gift of the Spirit we will learn from the radical Rabbi who invites us to be messengers of love beyond all fears. The invitation of Jesus is to rise with him to live with Courageous Fait

Grace and peace,

Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson

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Reimagining Sunday Opportunities

Starting May 05, 2024, MCCDC will start new Sunday programs!


Music Engagement Hour with

Min. Diedre Gray

and Min. Daniel Scearce

Spiritual Engagement Hour with

Rev. Dwayne, Rev. Cathy and Special Guests


Friendship and Hospitality Time



12 PM

Ministry and Community Engagement·

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Building Our Generous Home

MCCDC invites you to prayerfully consider ways to share your generosity in 2024.

Please click on the form below fill it our and email it to pastors@mccdc.com or mail it to 474 Ridge St., Washington, DC 20001 to share those ways with us.

Click here to print the Generosity 2024 Intention Form March 2024

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Older Adult Ministry

The Older Adult Ministry will meet after worship on Sunday, -April 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Experts from Whitman-Walker Health attorneys,
DC Long Term Care Ombudsman’s Office, June Fan- a private estate planning attorney will join us to discuss wills and estate planning.

All are welcome!

Join in person at 474 Ridge Street, Washington, DC or via zoom link below:
· Click here to open Zoom Link
· Launch Zoom and enter Meeting ID 824 9552 3942
· Dial (301) 715-8592 by phone, using the same Meeting ID

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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.

Tickets cost $160 and include round trip coach bus ride, ticket for premium theater seats, and a stop at Amish Miller Smorgasbord Restaurant (MEAL COST NOT INCLUDED).

Payments can be made in three installments of $54 each, or one payment of $160. Anyone using the payment plan must pay in full no later than May 31, 2024.

Go to danieltrip.mccdc.com to pay

Questions? Contact Dale L. Madyun-Baskerville via email, oam@mccdc.com

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Wesley Seminary Survey

You’re invited to help Wesley Seminary Student Marshay Winston with her survey of parenting/Caregivers in the MCCDC community.

Please click here to start this short 15 min survey to help this seminary student.

If you have any questions, please email Innovation@wesleyseminary.edu or contact ev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com.

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Pathways 2 Generosity, Prayer #102 by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius

Dear God, thank you for sacrificing your son, Jesus Christ on the cross that we might have eternal life. Being buried in the tomb for three days, our Savior claimed victory over death. Jesus is alive! We are grateful that Jesus fulfilled your purpose to grant us grace that we may come alive by the quickening of the Holy Spirit. Because of your generous gift, we pray to abide in your grace, rejoice in our salvation, and spread the gospel all over the world. We pray to turn away focusing on the chaotic woes of the world and be encouraged to help where it is needed.

God, we thank you for all the spiritual gathering places throughout the earth. We pray to maintain an attitude of gratitude that endures through grievous situations as well as the joyous ones. Thank you for blessing the works of our hands to share generously of our hearts, financial gifts, talents, skills, time, and treasures to continue your great works in the spiritual realm. Thank you for the love and support that we have with one another; We are grateful for Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC, and all spiritual ministries in a borderless Beloved Community for people everywhere. Thank you for growing our faith on the prosperous journey of living and sharing your abundance on purpose. Thank you in your many precious names. Amen!

“For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. God knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” Deuteronomy 2:7 ( NJKV)

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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

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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 msdeedeemusic@gmail.com.

Spiritual Gifts, Get Involved!

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.

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).

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 msdeedeemusic@gmail.com

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

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 707 872 2334

The dial in is 301-715-8592

Meeting ID: 7078722334

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

Click here to Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/434566329
or Dial: (301) 715-8592 ,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at mccdcbiblestudy@mccdc.com for more information.

Pastoral Care Meeting
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
Contact pastoralcare@mccdc.com 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.

This month’s meeting is 17 Feb at 10:00 am EST . For info, contact gcsnyder01@aol.com.

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