This Week’s Reflection
God’s time is always near. God gave me my strength and set the North star in the heavens. God meant I should be free. ~Harriett Tubman
Today’s quote from Underground Railroad conductor, Harriet Tubman, lets us know that the North Star in the sky was an ongoing sign of God’s direction and faithfulness to her. She was born near Washington DC in Dorchester County Maryland, and is an example of persistence, perseverance, and close relationship with the God of her understanding. The impact of her action is still being felt and written about today. We can each learn lessons from her about working to the best of our abilities for justice and equity in our current environments. We can pray and act in our situations.
As we each face daily pressures of our lives, we are well positioned to examine and take in those lessons to persist in the ministry and spirituality that God has called us to. What areas of life, body, spirituality, civics is God calling you to examine, strengthen and perhaps expand? Where is God calling you to persist and persevere in prayer? How do you respond to that invitation from God?
We will have two sacred text readings for this Sunday’s service. One will be more words from Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman who made a significant impact on her world because of her faith, courage and perseverance. Our reading from the bible is from Luke 18: 1-8. This is the story of the widow who uses her resilience and persistence to approach a Judge to receive justice in a matter of importance to her. The stated point of the story is to persist in prayer
Rev. Cathy Alexander
MCCDC Associate Pastor
We still need volunteers to sustain in-person worship. Please visit volunteer.mccdc.com 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, email@example.com
Walk & 5K to End HIV
Join MCCDC in the 36th annual Walk & 5K to End HIV on Saturday, October 22,at 9 AM
NOTE: NEW IN PERSON LOCATION IS: Gateway DC Pavilion, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032. You can sitll particiate VIRTUALLY as well.
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Memorial Service for Bob Jones
Sunrise: May 27, 1934 † Sunset: September 24, 2022
Join us in person for his memorial service on 05 November at 1 PM at 474 Ridge Street NW, Washington DC or live stream on facebook or youtube
Remembering Rob Rowe
It is with sad heart we share that Rob Rowe passed away on 10 October 2022. His partner David King shared this news with us recently. More information will be shared later regarding funeral arrangements.
MCCDC Leadership Opportunity
Are you looking for a new way to serve your MCCDC community? Can you envision yourself in a leadership position? And do you have a passion for innovation, hands-on implementation, and transparency? Then we might have just the right opportunity for you!
The Board of Directors is looking for motivated and qualified candidates to run for one of the three open seats on MCCDC’s Board. Two positions will be open due to term expirations in 2022, and one appointed Board Member’s position will also become available in December.
If you feel called and have been a member of MCCDC in good standing for the past six months, you are eligible to run. Please submit a brief resumé and letter of interest to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Metropolitan Community Churches in Florida are hosting a virtual panel discussion titled “Monkeypox: What you need to know” on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Registration is required for this event!
Bible Study, Labyrinths History and Walk
Come Join MCCDC bible study in person
on 15 Nov 2022 7 pm at 474 Ridge Street NW, Washington DC in the Annual Labyrinths Walk.
Learn about the history and walk the MCCDC Labyrinths in person.
A finger Labyrinth will also be offer via zoom as well.
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville
email@example.com for more information
Pathways 2 Generosity, Prayer #34
“With praise and thanksgiving, we accept the riches of God to guide, govern, protect and prosper our spiritual place of worship to serve in harmony according to God’s purpose.” – C. Carter, MCCDC
Dear God, we come to you with praises and thanksgiving in our hearts for Your guidance and protection. Through faith and commitment, we desire to grow the capacity to give and receive generously to continue expanding your works across the globe. We are thankful for people giving generously of their talents, financial gifts, time, and treasures in sharing your goodness both spiritually and physically.
We pray that Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC and all places of spiritual worship remain prosperous in the riches of God’s abundance, and the harvesting of souls. In your many names, Creator, we praise you. Amen.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of God’s stewards.” Psalms 35:27 (NKJV)
MCCDC Prayer Supporter
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 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Thursday. Click Here to Join The Zoom Thursday Nights For more information or questions Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:
• Jerry Giem at the recent passing of his partner Bob Jones • Tim Helm • Min. Diedre Gray • Mark Kelley and Bill Campbell • James Newkirk ? 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 mother Earline • Angela Terrell • Carol Washington for the peaceful transition of her mother • Mike Washington •Angela Dodd for healing •Buck Carlson •Lolita Gleaton for healing from her cancer • Cameron & Sabrina Beauford for the health of their unborn baby • Mezyi Choi request prayer for her sucess surgery
“Church Ministries & Events”
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Moving Spirit Dance Ministry
Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Saturday
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The dial in is 301-715-8592
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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
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 email@example.com for more information.
Pastoral Care Meeting
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or interest in joining this vibrant church ministry this Fall
For more information, contact Jacqueline Laughlin at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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