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MCCDC: Imagine: Lasting Hope

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward.”
~ Philippians 3: 13-14
   
The invitation of Jesus includes freedom from the past and hope for the future.  In Jesus, the future is open and hopeful. In our scripture for Sunday from John 21:1-19 the disciples are exhausted from the weight of the past.  They are grieving that life with Jesus as they have known it has changed forever. They are exhausted from the ordeal of Jesus’ journey to the cross. They have yet to embrace the fullness of life made possible through the resurrection of Jesus.
They cope by going back to the familiarity of something they know:  fishing. Yet even that doesn’t work out as they fish all night and catch nothing for their efforts.  In the message this Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM I’ll reflect on how their failure becomes an entry point for Jesus to create new possibilities.  He ministers to them personally, meeting them at their place of hunger and vulnerability.
Jesus renews their strength and their call.  Jesus helps them to transcend the past and move towards a new future.  Indeed, as Jesus ministers to the disciples, we see a clear picture of the hope of the psalmist: “There may be tears during the night, but joy comes in the morning!” (Psalm 30:5).
Like the disciples, we have the hope of an open future.  This hope is not temporary. This hope is lasting. MCCDC supports and inspires each of us on the journey forward.  One afternoon a congregant arrived at MCCDC a few hours early, ahead of their evening church activity. They said they just wanted to be here, to spend some time in quiet and let go of the stress of the day. Then, they said something that beautifully reminded me of our purpose:  “MCCDC is the most peaceful place I know, this side of heaven.”
I’m grateful for the hope we offer every day of the week.  It is the hope we share in our worship of God each Sunday. Grounded in peace, I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we transcend the past and move towards our open future. Together, we not only imagine lasting hope:  we work together to build lasting hope for future generations.  

By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne

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“UP COMING EVENTS”

 

SHARE Food Program

Mark your Calendar for some great food deals! Place your order NLT May 5, 2019 with Church office at
churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

You may may payment online by clicking here or at the kiosks in the Welcome Hall.

See full food menu posted in fellowship hall on the doors or Click HERE to SEE Share Menu 2019.05-Flyer

Distribution day is Saturday May 18th at 10 AM.

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Writing Workshop, March 23rd will now be held on May 4th at 10 am

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Rev. Dr Robin Gorsline

The writing workshop originally scheduled for March 23rd will now be held on May 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. Rev. Robin received has chosen the theme for the workshop to be “Forgiveness.”

In 12-Step programs, participants are urged to make “searching and fearless inventory” of themselves, and it is stressed that that includes not only all the stuff you have done wrong, but also all the good stuff about you, too.

For me, forgiveness is like that in a way: there are others I need to forgive and I also need to forgive myself. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Robin Gorsline at (240) 565-3441 or RevRobin@mccdc.com or RevDrRobin@comcast.net. Or call the church office at 202-638-7373.

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MCCDC Church Anniversary, May 19th, 9 am and 11 am

Celebrate our 48th anniversary with your MCCDC Family. May 19th will be a day of celebration, memories and community connection. We will honor long time members and encourage new arrivals and everyone in between. Former member Ms. Kathleen Carey will be our guest speaker. Please plan on joining in at 9 am or 11am.

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The MCCDC Drama Ministry Presents: The Maker of Zoe

 

Dinner & A Show: Maker of Zoe!

Get Your Ticket Today!


37.50 Includes:
Enjoy an original and inspirational theater experience
Homemade Italian Dinner Served to your table
Support the MCCDC Drama Ministry

For Church Members Only!
Reserve Your Table Today!
300 Includes…
Reserved and Priority Seating for 8
Sit together with your friends
Option to receive Dinner upon arrival

Friday, May 17th at 7:00
Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 & 7:00

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“CHURCH NEWS”

 

DMV Transgender Summit 2019, Wednesday May 1, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington D.C.
474 Ridge Street,Washington D.C. 20001

Presenters Include: Lee Blinder, Charmaine Eccles, Aurora “Toni” Lloyd, Amy Nelson, Dane Ray, Alexa Rodriguez, plus many more..
Please visit the website for additional information.

Click here to visit the website for additional information.

For more information contract Min. Diedre D. Gray
Minister of Worship & Arts, MCCDC at
msdeedeemusic@gmail.com or 202-638-7373

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2nd Annual Silver Pride, May 10, 2:00 pm

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The second annual Silver Pride will be Friday, May 10, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., at HRC Headquarters, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW

The tentative program is as follows:

2:00 start
2:20 program – Financial Literacy-Deloitte
3:20 break
3:40 program – Fraud Prevention-AARP
4:40 break
5:00 program – Estate Planning/Powers of Attorney-Whitman-Walker Legal Services
6:00-7:30 party/tea dance

There will be light hors d’oeurves and beverages, and we are working on ending the event with a “tea dance.”

The event is free, but we do ask people to register, so we can get a head count (registration instructions are on the flyer).

Contact Murray D. Scheel Senior Attorney, Legal Services WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (202) 939-7695 (direct line)

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You’re invited! To the Drum Heart Beat Of Humanity 9th Annual Dance Concert, Friday May 24th at 7:30 PM

Come out to support our very own McKenzie Green, daughter of Tiffany Green and Lilah Blackstone.

The concert will be held at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, located at 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

General Admission $25.00 & 30.00

Click here for more information on their web site.

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Join us for our 7th Annual Party with a Purpose: Old School Dance Party, Saturday May 28, 2019 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

THE GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

DJ/Dancing/Door Prizes

Donation: $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Click Here to Buy Tickets

Contact:
Mary’s House 202-269-5736 * Arie 240-432-5996 * Dre 202-277-2498

Join us at the Kennedy Center for the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Program on May 25th Tickets $75 per person.

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“Community Healthy Yoga Classes” Mondays at 7:00 pm

We are pleased to offer Free Yoga Classes at MCCDC. These classes are inclusive for people of all ages and flexibility. Everyone is welcome! This is a yoga level I class where we offer meditative movement with physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

In our sessions, you find a safe and supportive environment in which to practice and start to roll with life’s journey, rather than feeling overwhelmed or at the mercy of one’s emotions. It’s our honor to be a part of this process and to get to introduce beginners to yoga regularly.

Gentle Yoga – For people that want to e
xplore a gentle yoga, we will use props during the class such as chairs, blocks, blankets. This yoga is for everyone that is interested in stretching and enjoying the benefits of mindful meditation. We will practice some warms ups, gently yoga positions, and end the class with a nice meditative Savasana.
Yoga Level 1 – 1.5 – This is for people with previous yoga experience, in this class we will practice warm ups, Sun salutations/ Surya Namaskar, Warrior Series, balancing poses, back bends, etc and a meditative savasana.
Time: Class is 7 to 8 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

We promise you will not feel out of place in th
is class. We will help you get started. Mats, blocks, etc. are provided. If you have your own, you are welcome to bring them.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration forms are available in the Welcome Hall. If you have any questions, feel free to call Veronica or Lorena at (703) 622-1996 or via email at veronica.sabogal@hotmail.com or lorenaomyyoga@gmail.com.

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MCC General Conference Registration is open. REGISTER NOW by clicking onthe link below.Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan Community Churches in Orlando!

In 1968, 12 people gathered in Rev. Troy Perry’s living room to celebrate a risen Christ who includes all at His table, most especially the LGBTQ community.

General Conference 2019 will bring together MCC’ers from around the globe to worship and celebrate God’s all-inclusive love. Come, taste, and experience all that MCC is and is becoming.

Please click here to check out this amazing conference and celebration.

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Inspiration Videos, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC

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“Ministry Spotlight”

 

 

The Soundboard Ministry Needs YOU!!!

Soundboard volunteers are needed for 9am and 11am services. No experience needed. You will be trained on a state of the art soundboard, setting mics up for service and learning the technical side of handling the sound board. We would like to have you train at the 9am service and continue training at the 11am service but if your prefer to train only at one service you can.
Please contact me Michael Cunningham at mjcunningham2013@gmail.com or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.

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The Hospitality Ministry Needs Your Help!

If you have hospitality items that you would be willing to bring in and support Sunday hospitality, please contact the church office at
churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.. Items for consideration are:

Items that are needed:
Keurig Cups
Fresh Fruit
Granola Bars
Box of Coffee Straws
Bagels

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MCCDC Bible Study

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

Tuesdays, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Welcome Hall

For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the churchoffice@mccdc.com or call (202) 638-737.

Click Here to See MCCDC Bible Study Schedule 2019

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Prayer Corner

Please continue to hold in your prayers Keith Richardson and Fannie Woody who are in Nursing Homes

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Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!

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Ministry Meeting Time Contact E-mail
9 AM Choir
Sunday
8:15 AM
Daniel Scearce danscearce@aol.com
11 AM Choir
Thursdays
7:00 PM
Diedre Mouton Gray msdeedeemusic@gmail.com
Dance Every other Tuesday
5:00 – 6:45 PM
Cathy Batson cathybatson1@verizon.net
Drama Mondays
6:30 PM
Jules Christian enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com
Eclectic Praise Sundays
12:30 PM
Johanna Hardy brassrat93@gmail.com

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