John’s Gospel begins with “In the beginning was the Word…” John’s Gospel ends with “There are many other things that Jesus did—yet if they were written down in detail, the world itself, I suppose, couldn’t hold all the books that would have to be written” ( John 21:25). John’s closing words inspire me to imagine what Jesus did that was not written down in detail. And it inspires me to imagine how the resurrected Jesus is still at work bringing hope, healing and wholeness. The work of Jesus continues through us.
The Great 50 Days of Easter continue through June 9, Pentecost Sunday. We are in a time of special intention, seeing and living the signs of resurrection. We are called to work for life, pushing against the pervasive death culture that could easily beat down hope. As of this writing, the death toll of the Sri Lanka bombings has reached 359. These attacks, and other recent attacks on churches, temples, synagogues and mosques, makes it difficult to see how Easter is more than a one Sunday worship service.
Lauren Winner writes, “I know that sometimes it is hard for me to lay claim to the reality and promise of the Easter season. Sometimes I look out the window and see resurrection everywhere, but sometimes I just see brokenness. Sometimes that is all I see when I Iook in the mirror, too. On those days it is hard to remember that Christ has triumphed, already, over all of this.”
To live Easter hope in the face of present realities takes practice. This Sunday, we’ll continue to imagine the world through the eyes of a resurrected Jesus. And we’ll look at ways to “practice resurrection” when it is not easy. We look forward with and work faithfully for hope, healing and wholeness. See you Sunday at 9 am and 11 am.
By Faith, Rev. Elder Dwayne
“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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
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.
Writing Workshop, March 23rd will now be held on May 4th at 10 am
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.
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.
The MCCDC Drama Ministry Presents: The Maker of Zoe
Dinner & A Show: Maker of Zoe!
Get Your Ticket Today!
For Church Members Only!
Reserve Your Table Today!
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
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.
For more information contract Min. Diedre D. Gray
Minister of Worship & Arts, MCCDC at
email@example.com or 202-638-7373
2nd Annual Silver Pride, May 10, 2:00 pm
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:
2:20 program – Financial Literacy-Deloitte
3:40 program – Fraud Prevention-AARP
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)
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
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
Donation: $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Click Here to Buy Tickets
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.
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
email@example.com or 202-638-7373.. Items for consideration are:
Items that are needed:
Box of Coffee Straws
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 638-737.
Please continue to hold in your prayers Keith Richardson and Fannie Woody who are in Nursing Homes
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!