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This Week’s Reflection

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. The Lord helps those whose spirits are crushed.” ~Psalm 34: 18

Many of us find it difficult to ask for help. That was one of the key points last Sunday when we launched Mental Health Awareness Month. The reasons for this are many. Sometimes we don’t want to bring others down. So we force a smile and answer “ok” when someone asks how we are doing.

We need each other. We need God. And we are here to help each other. Being helpers and helping the helpers is a shared purpose in our life together. This Sunday we’ll look at how grief and loss impacts our mental health. And we’ll consider our sources of help.

The message Sunday will include testimonies of loss by guests Rev. George Lino and Rabbanit Chava. A clinician, Simone Blanchard, will offer additional perspective. My comments will focus on spiritual touchpoints that can support us on the journey of grief. Join us and bring friends for our Borderfree Worship at 9a.m and 11a.m ET in the Sanctuary, online, or on demand.

In preparation for Sunday, I invite you to receive a breath. Invite the presence of Jesus to join you at this moment. Invite the voice of Jesus to speak to your heart: “My beloved, I am with you in your grief. I too weep. I see you. I see how hard you work trying to figure everything out. It is too much for you to handle alone. I help you by sending you helpers. Receive them as a gift. My beloved, your every tear is a prayer. I pray with you. Are you ready to pray with me?

Grace and peace,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. MCCDC joins the national movement to raise awareness, fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people affected by mental health issues.

• Sunday, May 14: “How Grief and Loss Impacts our Mental Health” — addressed during worship by our pastors
• Sunday, May 21: “Addition & Recovery” — presented by Volunteers of America after the 11:00 a.m. worship service
• Sunday, May 28: “Moral Injury & Mental Health” — addressed during worship by our pastors

For more information on these programs, or if you’re looking for related resources, contact Rev. Cathy at

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DMV Black Pride Event

Your invited to come and enjoy a Gospel concert on 28 May 2021 at 3:30 pm at Community Church of Washington DC, 5201 Ames St NE, Washington, SC 20019.

The event will be featuring DMV Gospel Artists, Singers and Mass Choir.

?Contact Diedre Gray at 301-383-3850 with any questions or to get more information.

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Inurnment Ceremony

Your invited to join Jerry in the inurnment ceremony of Bob Jones on 4 June 2023 at 2pm MCCDC Memorial Chapel, 2nd level.

Contact Rev Elder Dwayne Johnson at with any questions or to get more information.

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Nat’s Night Out

Join your MCCDC family for Night Out at the Nationals on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:05 p.m. The Nats will play the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tickets are $35 and include a free Nats jersey! To reserve your seat, visit and select “Nats Tickets” from the drop-down Fund menu. Please pay no later than May 30th.

Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville,, with any questions or to get more information.

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Facility Updates

Parking Lot Gate Repaired

We’ve recently completed repairs to our parking lot gate. It will be open for worship on Sundays. If you need access at other times, please contact Melvin in the church office.

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Handicap Access

Remember also that we have a convenient, handicap-accessible entrance to our Sanctuary from the parking lot. Those doors are also unlocked for Sunday worship. Contact Melvin Moore Adams at 202-638-7373 or with questions.

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Pathways 2 Generosity, Prayer #61 by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” ~ Dalai Lama

Dear God, we ask for so many things in life and sometimes we seem to take your gifts for granted. Thank you for the many opportunities to willingly share your abundant blessings—financially, and the sharing of time, talents, skills, and treasures with our churches, supporting our families, with charity organizations, and helping people where needed. We are grateful for the vision you give us to increase prosperity to help continue spreading the gospel to people everywhere. Thank you for the gift of good stewardship and the obeying of the Holy Spirit.

We are thankful for the spiritual places of worship throughout the world where people gather to have community with you and the congregation. Thank you for walking beside us, and picking us up when we stumble; and we when fall. We are grateful to be within your presence that surrounds us without end, the sun, the moon, the beautiful earth, vast oceans, and humanity, all created by You. We pray to be more peaceful and kind toward each other. God, we thank you in your many precious names. Amen.

“Ywhw will open the heavens for you; a rich storehouse of bounty, to send rain on your land in the proper time, and to bless everything to which you turn your hand. You will lend to many nations and borrow from none.” Deuteronomy 28:12 (The 1st Egalitarian Translation)

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is important for legal, financial, and personal reasons. If you missed the recent Zoom session with attorney Michelle Lanchester, simply email for a link to the recording.

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Worship Volunteer

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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Prayer Corner

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

Johanna Hardy• Jerry Giem • Tim Helm • Min. Diedre Gray • Bill Campbell • Denise Wright, her mother Lucy Mae Coombs and her Aunt Lottie Mae King. • Rose Williams• Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health• Delores Fowler • Vernessa D. Wilson • Family of Ms. Brittany Harrell • Veronica Franklin• Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline • Glenn Conway • Michelle Lax •Anthony Goode • Valeria Myers’ children Chantelle & Donald • George Kerr, III • Randy Punley • Lynn Sulyma • Marcus Garnett •Renee Valentine’s brother • Arden Shutt • Evelyn Jones• Steve Sloane • Jeffrey Luckenbach • Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa • Cynthia Melman •Kim Battle • Joshua Benkins’ father Isaac •Elaine Durden-Hunter’s recnet loss of her mother Earline • Angela Terrell • Mike Washington •Carol Washington mother’s health •Angela Dodd for healing •Buck Carlson •Lolita Gleaton for healing from her cancer • Mezyi Choi request prayer for her success healing from surgery • Lost of Melvin Moore Adams’ sister Krissandra Moore •Kia Murphy • Doris Carter Washington of Alexandra, Va. request prayer • Loss of Melvin Moore Adams’ sister Krissandra Moore • Patricia Ryan due to the loss of her brother Mickey
•John Hylton • Summer Allen • Healing and recovery for our 9:00 a.m. interpreter Ashley P.

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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

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
Meets Monthy
For more information, contact Jacqueline Laughlin at

Barnabas Culture Sessions

Barnabas Culture, Session 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Thursday. Click Here to Join The Zoom Thursday Nights. For more information contact MCCDC Ministry Intern Rev. Teresa Tygart at Email

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