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MCCDC: LIVE BEYOND FEAR

Communication from your MCCDC Leadership

Greetings MCCDC family,

Our ability to offer virtual worship is because of your generosity! During this time, we ask that you remain prayerful and active around continued giving. You can give online at mccdc.com/donate, text your gift to (202) 999-3841, or mail your gift to 474 Ridge St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. If viewing on Sunday on livestream.com, you can hover your cursor over the screen and click the “donate” button.

Here’s HOW to connect. You will be able to access Sunday’s livestreams at 9 and 11am through our normal outlets (see below):
livestream.com/mccdc

MCCDC Live Stream Services


https://www.facebook.com/MCC.Washington (Our Facebook page)

Any one of the above links will take you to our livestream feed on Sunday morning. Livestream.com and Facebook also provide for chat opportunities! If you have questions about the livestream and how to access, email our livestream ministry at mccdcav@gmail.com. Consider sharing the links with family and friends who may also be seeking worship opportunities during this time.

For more information and updates regarding COVID-19 please see https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

Blessings in God’s service,

Click Here for Information from DC Gov on Coronavirus

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Pastor Reflection

“Mary brings her fears to the tomb and leaves celebrating new life.”~ Ayanna Johnson Watkins, alt.

Easter 2020 is like no other. That is an understatement. This Sunday is Resurrection Sunday and the stark reality is that this day to celebrate life will be a day of grief for many.

For others it will be day of fear and staying inside and wearing masks if venturing out. While acknowledging the hard reality of global pandemic, the invitation of Resurrection Sunday includes the call to look to eternal reality. The hope of Resurrection faith will outlast the current crisis.
To the countless who feel like they’ve lost their lives, John 20 points us to Mary. She feels like she has lost her life as she deeply grieves at the tomb of her beloved Jesus. When asked why she is crying she replies, “They have taken away my Rabbi, and I don’t know where they’ve put him” (John 20:13).

At that moment, her life is as empty as the tomb. She wonders if she will ever get her life back. Then, a turning point: Jesus says to her, “Mary.” When Jesus calls her name she gets her life back. Her life revived, she moves from weeping to witness, going forth to announce to the disciples “I’ve seen the Lord” and to tell them what Jesus said to her.

The Resurrection invitation is to know that beyond the statistics and charts that attempt to measure the loss of life, there are the names that measure true life. When Jesus spoke Mary’s name it was a moment of resurrection for her. When we speak each other’s names, when we call and connect and pray, we too are participating in moments of resurrection.

In Matthew 28:1-10 the first day of the week was dawning and Mary Magdalene and the other Mary take the risk to face the reality of the tomb. Fear is everywhere. The guards at the tomb shake and become like the dead. An angel speaks to the women: “Do not be afraid” (v5). As they leave the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, they are suddenly met by Jesus. As they come to him Jesus says to them, “Do not be afraid.” Beyond these words there is much uncertainty ahead. The same is true for us. Yet the invitation to live beyond fear holds true. Abundant life and joy is ours to receive and share.

Resurrection Sunday at MCCDC via Livestream will be a celebration of life beyond fear. Through song, soul, witness, word and connected community we will worship from living rooms around the globe. We will imagine ourselves in the midst of the story, as we have through Lent. Like Mary, we will be drawn close to the voice of Jesus to hear him call our names. We will hear the voices of love that invite us all to live beyond fear. Indeed this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM will be a day to celebrate the abundance of new life. Invite your friends and family to join you on Livestream for Resurrection Sunday at MCCDC!

By Faith,
Rev. Elder Dwayne

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“UP COMING EVENTS”

JOIN REV. DWAYNE IN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Friday

Phone Number:
646-558-8656
Code: 407 740 6668

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Bible Study

 

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

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Via FREE ZOOM Video Conference Call

Click here to see the MCCDC 2020 Bible Study Schedule

For more information Click Here to email Dale Madyun-Baskerville

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Join us by Zoom on Good Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET Friday, April 10

We will NOT be using Facebook or LiveStream for Good Friday.

We can invite you to sign up for our e-mails at https://tinyurl.com/mccdceblast, text MCCDC to 22828 or write mccdcav@gmail.com to get the Zoom ID.

Click here for a simple zoom tutorial on the basics

We recommend logging in a few minutes early. You can join others in virtual fellowship. If you’re comfortable, “join with video,” which shares your laptop or smartphone camera so we can all see you!

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Come Join the MCCDC team! The following POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

Program Director (Part-time)

Position Highlights
~Supports MCCDC’s ministry leaders and programs
~Helps manage communications, relationship building and coordination across ministries
~Develops support systems to assist long-time and new members find their place in our ministries
~Develops and oversees a volunteer network to advance MCCDC’s programming, mission and aspirations
~Facilitates new member classes

Operations Director (Full-time)
Position Highlights:
~ Responsible for the administrative and operational functions of MCCDC, including recordkeeping and church communication
~Entrusted with protecting MCCDC assets, including managing maintenance of our physical facilities with the Trustees
~Recruits, trains and supervises office and operations volunteers
~Maintains and coordinates church meeting/event calendar

Please send Statement of Interest and Resume to Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson: RevDwayne@mccdc.com

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MCCDC Easter Remembrances

We invite you to remember someone you love with an Easter Remembrance. The names of those remembered will be included in the Sunday bulletin. Click on the link below and completed the remembrance form below and email form to churchoffice@mccdc.com

Click Here to print Easter Honor Remembrance Form 2020

Pay suggested donation of $20.00 on line at
Click here to Pay suggested Easter Remembrance Donation

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“Ministry Spotlight”

Join Us on YouTube and subscribe to the MCCDC YouTube Channel!

Stay current on our video postings .

Click here to see more MCCDC Videos

Inspiration Videos, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC

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LiveStream Volunteer’s Needed!

Volunteer! No experience is required. We will train you or someone you recommend. (Perhaps a student interested in picking up new skills?) Opportunities include:

o Producing the livestream itself on Sundays and for special events (greatest need)
o Assisting on Sundays by video recording and managing cameras
o Video editing (this requires access to your own computer and video editing software)

Share our message! Inspired by Rev. Dwayne’s spiritual instruction? Moved by a praise & worship song? Post it on Facebook. Send a link to friends and family. They can tune-in to our livestream or watch worship services on demand at livestream.com/mccdc, through our website at mccdc.com, or browse clips on our YouTube Channel.

Click here to visit MCCDC YouTube channel

Email Johanna at mccdclive@gmail.com or talk to any one of the AV team members to volunteer or for more information

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The Soundboard Ministry Needs YOU

 

Soundboard volunteers are needed for 9 am and 11 am services. No experience needed!

You will be trained on a state of the art soundboard and learn how to set up mics for services.

Ideally, you will train at the 9 am service and continue training at the 11 am service, but we are flexible.

Please contact Michael Cunningham at mjcunningham2013@gmail.com or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.

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“CHURCH NEWS”

Coronavirus Hotline DC, MD and VA

Washington DC

The GW Medical Faculty Associates at 202.741.3000 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm – Monday to Friday)

The triage team will ask you a few questions and determine if you will need to be contacted by triage nurses or provided more detailed information regarding your needs.

After hours, please call the GW Hospital Emergency Department at 202.715.4000

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

GW Medical CLEVELAND PARK
2902 Porter Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202.525.5287
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

GW Medical MCPHERSON SQ
1101 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.798.0100
Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm
Sat: 8am-4pm

GW Medical RHODE ISLAND AVE
2350 Washington Pl., NE
Suite 110N
Washington, DC 20018
Phone: 202.544.7580
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

Maryland

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

Kaiser Permanente Members there are five drive-through testing sites in Maryland and Virginia for patients who have a prescription in Gaithersburg, Largo, Woodbridge, Tysons and South Baltimore

Holy Cross Hospitals in Silver Spring and Germantown plan to test by the end of the week

Virginia Sites

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington and a health-care system in Hampton Roads, Va., are testing people via drive-through

The Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare system launched three drive-through screening and testing sites Monday outside their facilities in Hampton Roads Va

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How to Protect Yourself

• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick if possible
• Stay home when feeling sick [yet stay in touch with friends and family in other ways]
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash [other sites have suggested covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve]
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Reaching Out to Your MCCDC Family
We encourage each of you to reach out to your MCCDC family members. If you have not seen someone in a while please call them or send them a note. Let one of the Pastoral Care minis

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Prayer Corner

Please continue to hold in your prayers Keith Richardson who is in a Nursing Home.

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