This Week’s Reflection

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“Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!” ~Psalm 107:2

One of the delights of our community is sharing our stories of faith. I cherish your stories sent to me through email, telling of how God has been with you through these difficult years of pandemics. You tell how tough times also reveal blessings — not the surface kinds, but those that emerge through testing. Now that we are also worshipping in the Sanctuary, it is good to hear your stories in person. Many of us have not seen each other in person for more than two years and the reunions have been a glimpse of heaven on earth.

A common thread in our stories is how God shows up. Our stories touch back to the stories of our ancestors. The scripture for Sunday is Psalm 107:1-9, 43. This psalm praises God for deliverance from trouble, inward and outward. The four situations described in the psalm are wandering in the desert, being chained in prison, facing the consequences of self-destructive choices, and trying to steer a sinking ship. God shows up with steadfast love in each of these situations.

Our stories, though unique, unite us to each other and to God. We’ve known grief and birth, the end of relationships and the grace of new friendships, the loss of work and new opportunities, the loneliness of lock down and the joy of reconnection. Through it all, we all have stories to tell. I would love to receive more of your stories:

This Sunday, we will experience stories through the Sacred Voices feature we offer from time to time. Prophet Curtis Savoy and Rev. Jules Christian will share how God has showed up and continues to show up. They will be “in the house” to offer their witness at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. If you’re in the DC area, please join us. As always, our Borderfree Worship will also be online and later on demand.

Psalm 107 culminates with a lasting affirmation: “They will see in our history the faithful love of the Lord.” Likewise, our stories of faith, our history, will encourage future generations.

Grace and peace,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
MCCDC Senior Pastor

Grace and peace,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
MCCDC Senior Pastor

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Thank You for your Generosity

Generosity Prayer #25
by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

“God, what is it You want to do through us?” —MCCDC—

Dear God, we thank you for your love, healing, forgiveness and giving us the courage and faith to trust you in all things. You are always with us whether we are rejoicing with thanksgiving or burdened with troubles.

Each time we ask, “God, what is it You want to do through us?,” we pray to follow the prompting of your Holy Spirit. Help us to continue blessing the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC through the generous sharing of our financial gifts, talents, time, treasures, and to continue helping others according to what You have purposed within us to do.

God, we thank You for the Metropolitan Community Churches and churches throughout the world, “an inclusive Christian community” united by Your unconditional love. We thank You in Your many names, Amen!

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to God’s will, God hears us.” I John 5:14 (NIV)

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Casting Call

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Barnabas Culture

One by the name of Joseph, in Acts 4:36 was called “Barnabas” by the Apostles, because he had an encouraging spirit. His words consoled and encouraged those who heard him. For those interested in learning more about Barnabas Culture, MCCDC Ministry Intern Rev. Teresa Tygart will host training sessions at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and Thursday. Click here to join Zoom. Meeting ID: 893 217 4260
Passcode: 7t8Us4.
Email for more information.

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In-Person Re-Entry

We return to In-Person Borderfree Worship on Sunday. You’re invited to continue participating virtually via live stream or join us in person at Fifth & Ridge NW in Washington, DC. Masks are required.

Learn more at and let us know if you’re planning to attend in person. Visit (preferred) or contact church administrator Melvin Moore Adams at or (202) 638-7373.

We still need volunteers to sustain in-person worship. Please visit and fill out the form for the dates and positions in which you can serve your church. Have questions about roles and responsibilities? Contact Chocolatté Miller,

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Support for Tim Helm

Beloved longtime MCCDC member Tim Helm is recovering from spinal and back wound complications at BridgePoint Hospital on Capitol Hill. Tim welcomes your calls in the afternoon and evening at (202) 368-9877.

Tim, our love and prayers are with you!
~Your MCCDC Family

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Support LGBTQ+ Ukrainian Refugees

The Metropolitan Community Churches have organized an effort to directly benefit the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine, and their extended families. Donate through the link below and our denomination will cover all costs associated with the administration of this fundraising campaign so that 100% of your gift will go directly to refugees. Ukrainian Refugees

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Prayer Corner

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

• Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline • Tim Helm •Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health
• Denise Wright, her mother Lucy Mae Coombs and her aunt Lottie Mae King.
• Tim Helm • Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health • Rev. Dennis Johnson •Delores Fowler
• Bob Jones & son Chuck & wife Karen • Jerry Giem, nephew & son • Veronica Franklin
• Valeria Myers’ children Chantelle & Donald • Glenn Conway ? Michelle Lax • Anthony Goode
• George Kerr, III • Rose Williams • Randy Punley • Lynn Sulyma
• Marcus Garnett • Renee Valentine’s brother • Arden Shutt • Buck Carlson • Evelyn Jones • Steve Sloane
• Jeffrey Luckenbach • Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa • Cynthia Melman • Kim Battle •Joshua Benkins’ father Isaac ?
• Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother Earline •Angela Terrell •Mike Washington •Angela Dodd for healing
• Cameron & Sabrina Beauford need prayer for the health of their unborn baby

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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!

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 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

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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

Bible Study on Summer Break unitl 31 Aug 2022

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Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
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