This Week’s Reflection
I will ask the One who sent me to give you another Advocate, another Helper to be with you always – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept since the world neither discerns her nor recognizes her; but you can recognize the Spirit because she remains with you and will be within you. ~Jesus speaking in John 14: 16-17, First Egalitarian Translation
This Sunday we will acknowledge the High Holy Day of Pentecost and the transition from the great 50 days of Easter. In Acts 2: 1-21 Peter’s prophetic wisdom is evident as he speaks out on the day of Pentecost. This is just after the followers of Christ receive the promised gift of the Holy Spirit in a way that signifies the Spirit is with them for all times yet in a way that was noisy. To explain what is happening, Peter quotes scripture. The words of the Prophet Joel add some wisdom to what’s going on to help curious by-standers understand since they were intrigued by the commotion and noise.
Your daughters and sons will prophesy,
Your young people will have visions,
And your elders will dream dreams.
Even on the seemingly insignificant of my people,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
The landing of the Holy Spirit in this account was very public and noisy and chaotic and messy. An inward event, yes. A milestone for the entire spiritual community, yes. A fulfillment of a promise, yes as well. Jesus promised to send a companion, a helper, a comforter, and a guide in the form of the Holy Spirit.
Oh, how we need comforting, companioning, guiding and advocacy today. We find ourselves in situations that challenge our minds, our spirits, and our very beings. On Sunday we will explore the challenge of remaining grounded in times that try our faith while imagining the possibilities of what can be. No matter your age or our stage in the journey, we have the potential to have visions, dream dreams, and use our prophetic expressions to bring about the world God has for us right now. Please join your MCCDC family virtually at 9 am or 11 am ET or on demand.
Rev Cathy Alexander
Our church building is closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Our COVID-19 Advisory Team and Board of Directors will re-evaluate community risk after New Year’s.
Seeking Worship Volunteers
Help us open our sanctuary June 12th! Please visit volunteer.mccdc.com and fill out the form for the dates and positions you can serve your church. Have questions about roles and responsibilities? Contact Chocolatté Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re planning volunteer training for Sunday, April 10th but can make alternate arrangements for those who can’t attend.
“God, what is it You want to do through me, financially?”
Prayer from Clara Carter:
Dear God, thank you for the opportunities to give generously of our financial gifts, as well sharing our talents and time with Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC. We are “full to the brim” with Your Spirit and overflowing with anticipation as we share our prosperity in a Christian community “without borders.” We pray to continue being a blessing to others and to do so with a cheerful heart. Lord, help us to trust you in all things. In your many names, we thank you. Amen!
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MCCDC’s 2022 Pride Event
Join MCCDC’s Pride Outreach Ministry in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Enjoy the route filled with joy, music, dancing, and more! There will be several optional rehearsals for those who would like to learn some group movement to use along the route, and we’ll talk more about plans and ideas. We’re also looking for volunteer drivers. Contact Peter Covington at PeterDGuy@gmail.c for more information about this event.
Visit capitalpride.org for a full schedule of June events.
Nationals Night Out
Join your MCCDC family for the Night Out at the Nationals on Tuesday, June 14th. The Nats play the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $35. To sit with other church members, please pay for your tickets by June 05th. Simply select “Nats Game 2022” from the Fund box at http://donate.mccdc.com. Do not let cost be a barrier to attending. Please contact Melvin at 202-638-7373 or email email@example.com with questions.
Capital PRIDE Interfaith Service
On Wednesday, June 15th, the greater DC faith community will celebrate our 40th annual Capital Pride Interfaith service. Tune into the live stream on The DC Center’s YouTube channel and Facebook page beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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
Support LGBTQ+ Ukrainian Refugees
The Metropolitan Community Churches have organized an effort to directly benefit the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine, and their extended families. Donate through the link below and our denomination will cover all costs associated with the administration of this fundraising campaign so that 100% of your gift will go directly to refugees. Ukrainian Refugees
General Conference Dates
Save the dates for the Metropolitan Community Church’s online virtual global General Conference Gathering. All are welcome Friday July 1 through Sunday July 3. Meet other members of our denomination’s worldwide community, share devotional times, and take part in webinars with amazing guest speakers. To learn more and register, visit generalconference.mccchurch.org.
Related: Click here to review our denomination’s 2021 annual report. It highlights of the many ways that MCC and its ministries are making a difference in a hurting world.
Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:
• Glenn Conway’s cousin Trey • Rev, Dennis Johnson • Delores Fowler •Dale Madyun-Baskerville’s brother, Mike Washington • Tim Helm • Maria Hill • Evelyn Jones • Bob Jones & son Chuck & wife Karen • Jerry Giem & son, Jason & nephew, Travis • Dr. Veronica Franklin for healing • Valeria Myers’ children Chantelle & Donald • Michelle Lax • George Kerr, III • Kim Battle • Randy Punley • Rose Williams’ healing •Lynn Sulyma •Marcus Garnett •Renee Valentine & brother •Arden Shutt •Steve Sloane •Glenn Conrad •Anthony Goode •Jeffrey Luckenbach •Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa • Denita Madyun-Baskerville and family as they celebrate the life of Dorothy McCarter •Mark Kelly •Joshua Benkins’ health of Isaac David Benkins, father •Elaine Durden-Hunter healing for her dog, Angel •Angela Terrell •Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother, Earline T.Green •Donna and Karen Payne-Hardy at the death of Donna ‘s mother • Jason family at the death of his mother Sheryl Jedlinski• Cecilia Hayden-Smith for healing from upcomming medical procedure • Cecilia Hayden-Smith for Granny comfort and a painless transitioning • Esther Smith for continue health •Angela Dodd needs prayer for healing.•Cameron & Sabrina Beauford need prayer for the health of their unborn baby.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Moving Spirit Dance Ministry
Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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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
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Pastoral Care Meeting
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