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MCCDC: Living in the Overflow

O most Compassionate Life-giver, may we honor and praise you; May we work with you to establish your new order of justice peace and love; Give us what we need for growth, And help us, through forgiving others, to accept forgiveness.Strengthen us in the time of testing, that we may resist all evil,For all tenderness, strength and love are yours, now and forever. Amen.~New Zealand Aborigine Lord’s Prayer

Taking a different perspective can often help us to approach questions and challenges from a fresh angle. As we continue to social distance and perhaps view the world through the windows of our homes, hopefully we can see and hear nature around us. Spring is slowing making its way to our doorsteps and perhaps we can take a moment to pause and take in the sights, sounds and smells that Spring brings.

Our gospel passage this week is John 10: 1-10. Here, like many other places in scripture, Jesus is presented as a shepherd who has such care, concern and compassion for his sheep. As the shepherd, Jesus also provides a sense of safety from the “thieves” of life that will attempt to harm the sheep or take them away. We each have the opportunity for Jesus to provide that sense of safety and care for us as well. Let us commit to God, ourselves, and each other, to seek our Shepherd and receive the care and relationship the Shepherd has to offer us.

The second scripture passage for Sunday is Acts 2: 42-47. It tells of living in community through shared meals, having a common cause of love, and coming together with a sense of shared purpose and love. Although the means are different because of technology, the story of common cause and being in community is ours as well. We can use our creativity and innovation to share together in the overflow of this generous and beloved community called MCCDC.

This Sunday as you prepare to participate in worship please read the scripture passages and bring with you a rock or stone (sometimes called a “worry stone”). We will be using them during service. Thank you for your faithfulness and presence in communal worship

Peace,
Rev. Cathy Alexander

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Join us at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. ET

We offer three ways to participate, both during and after service.
You don’t need a computer. Feel free to join us from your smartphone.

https://live.mccdc.com/
https://livestream.com/mccdc/2020worshipservices
https://www.facebook.com/MCC.Washington

We welcome your feedback. What did you enjoy? What might we improve? Email our livestream ministry at mccdcav@gmail.com

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“UP COMING EVENTS”

Virtual Church Chat, Thursday, May 7th at 6 pm!

You are invited to a virtual church chat on Thursday, May 7th at 6pm! This will be an opportunity for us to build community even when we cannot meet at church in person. Of course, the Pastors and Board members will be there for your questions, concerns, and ideas as well. The chat will be offered as a Zoom meeting. For security purposes, please do not share the password through social media. Also, the waiting room feature will be activated when you log-in.

You can join the meeting by logging into the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/96616713260?pwd=S3IvZGowOEhLMHlBalVnUHpONVJrQT09
Meeting ID: 966 1671 3260

If you prefer to call in, you can do so by dialing: +13126266799 or +19292056099.

We look forward to being in virtual community with you.

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MCCDC CELEBREATES MOM

As we continue practicing social distancing many of us still desire to celebrate Mother’s Day with our mom and mom-figure whether blood or chosen. MCCDC wants to celebrate and remember your mom with you so we invite you to email a headshot of your mom with her name. Feel free to include yourself in the picture too. We will fill the sanctuary seats with cut-outs of moms from across our church family.

We need your picture sent by Sunday May 3rd to Diedre Gray ia email msdeedeemusic@gmail.com.

MCCDC - The Place To BeHelp the Innovation HUB team name a Podcast that reaches young adults

Your HUB team is developing and hosting a PODCAST to create community and bring fresh and connecting ideas to those who are listening. We would like your help to name it. Go to this survey and fill it out. You will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

The current choices of names are
• The Eyes They See
• Living In Truth
• Oh Dear What’s It Like To Be…
Click Here to VOTE!!! Voting Ends on May 9th

If you have questions please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

MCCDC - The Place To BeVirtual Game Night – May 9th 7 pm EDT

You’re invited to our Virtual Game Night!

When: May 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-2hqzsiGtHdOhmRFO87Np7Hn6ALRcGT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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

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

Phone Call in number is: 301 715 8592 US,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Password: Email Dale Madyun-Baskerville at mccdcbiblestudy@mccdc.com for login invitation

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Mid-week Praise Experience

Join us each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 7:30 PM via conference call for a 30-minute mid-week Praise Experience led by Ministers Diedre and Daniel. The phone number is 301-715-8592, meeting ID 505 301 766.

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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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“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 lift the following people up during your prayer time:

* George Kerr, III * Mama Cee’s sister and niece * Rose Williams,* Lynn Sulyma, * Esther Smith * Marcus Garnett * Renee Valentine * Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother, Earline * T. Green * Evelyn Jones,* Travis, Jerry Giem’s Nephew * Valerie Myers’ son Donald * Anthony Goode * Larry Harris recent lost of husband Ted Shaffer * Bob Jones’ son Chuck & wife Karen * Steve Sloane * Glenn Conrad * Arden Shutt *Renee Valentine’s brother *Kim Battle *Juanita Dara * Jeffrey Luckenbach * Bill Campbell, * Keith Richardson

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