David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands . . . and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and God will give all of you into our hands.” (1 Samuel 17:45-47).
When David faced a Philistine, a giant named Goliath that stood over nine feet tall, David looked at Goliath and said: “This day I will defeat you!” David did not allow Goliath’s size to intimidate him. Nor was David just being optimistic. David understood the principle of faith and knew the miracle was in his mouth. David had to release the victory. When God wants to create, God uses words! Get in agreement with God.
What if David spoke: “Well, I think I can defeat Goliath. But I don’t have any armor and I don’t feel experienced.” Or what if David would have gone back home to his father Jesse as his brothers instructed? What if David said, “I thought I wanted to face Goliath, but he is too big?” If David had just thought positive: “I believe I can overtake him! I have what it takes” he wouldn’t have defeated Goliath. David knew he had to speak it: “I will defeat you.”
You may be facing a giant in your path. It could be a giant of sickness, a giant of depression, or a giant of hurt. Like David, you need to announce to that giant: “I will defeat you!” No forces will stop you from fulfilling your destiny. The forces that are for you are greater than the forces trying to stop you. Don’t deny the facts; just say what God says about you and the situation. Speak Life! Declare: “I am surrounded by God’s favor!” Get ready for doors to open and for God to show out in your life! Get ready!
The scripture says; “Let the weak say I am strong.” (Joel: 3:10). It doesn’t say let the weak talk about their weaknesses. Start talking like it is going to happen. Be like David and speak victory: positive faith filled words.
Friends, your miracle is in your mouth. Get into agreement with and declare what God says about you! Hold fast to the profession of your faith (Hebrews 10:23). Release your Miracle!
“UP COMING EVENTS”
Call to Prayer and Update on proposed Development at 1200 5th Street by MidCity Development
Since our congregational forum with MidCity Development in September, the Board met in more detail with representatives of MidCity in November. Following each meeting our concerns were put in writing to MidCity and we requested additional information and commitments to mitigate the concerns raised. On December 30, 2019, MidCity provided a written response; however, key issues and concerns will require additional discussions and some information requested has not been provided. Given the significance of the development, impacts on MCCDC and the neighborhood, the outstanding questions and concerns, to preserve the interests of MCCDC the Board approved requesting Party Status in Opposition with the DC Zoning Commission. The hearing for the new development is scheduled for January 16, 2020 with a deadline of 14 days prior to the hearing to request Party Status. Party Status, if granted, will provide MCCDC with rights to present at the hearing, question witnesses, and be officially notified of any decisions or other actions.
The Board intends to submit more detailed written testimony ahead of the hearing and will present our position at the hearing in January.
We invite and encourage all members and friends available, to plan to attend the hearing of the Zoning Commission scheduled for January 16, 2020 at 6:30pm, Jerrily R. Kress Memorial Hearing Room 441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 220-South Washington, D.C. 20001.
We pray and hope we will continue to be able to have dialogue with MidCity and through this process help mitigate the concerns and ensure the development is a benefit for our community and neighborhood.
We ask for all to be in prayer during this process for MCCDC, the community, and for MidCity that what will result is a development appropriate for our neighborhood. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Rev. Dwayne, Rev. Cathy or any of the Board Members.
Come Join Us to take down and store the Christmas decorations. Tuesday Jan 7th at 6:30 pm
Come Join Us to take down and store the Christmas decorations. Many hands make light work. We will meet on Tuesday Jan 7th at 6:30 pm yet join us when you can. Please contact Rev. Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373 if you have questions.
Bible Study Holiday Break!
Bible study is on Holiday Break and will resume January 07 2020.
See you in the new year!
For more information, please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at email@example.com or call (202) 638-7373.
Older Adult Ministry Potluck/Meeting, 05 January,12:30 pm
Older Adult Ministry will be holding their monthly Potluck. All age 50 and above are welcome to join. For more information contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at the church office 202-638-7373
Save This Date! February 15, 2020 at 6 pm.
MCCDC Worship Arts Ministry Black History Month Program
February 15, 2020 at 6 pm. Please mark your calendars
Come Join Us for Ash Wednesday Service, 26 Feb, 7 pm
All are welcome to come out.
MCCDC Bible Study goes to Sight and Sounds Theater for the Play: QUEEN ESTHER
300 Hartman Bridge Road,Ronks, PA 17572 (800) 377-1277
Click On picture above to see QUEEN ESTHER 2020 Video Clip
When August 15, 2020
Time: Carpool leaves 9 am from MCCDC to Sight and Sounds
SHOW STARTS AT 3 PM
INDIVIDUALS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING OR COORDINATING A RIDE TO AND FROM THEATER LOCATION!!!!
All Money Due No Later Than 28 June 2020!!!
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-638-7373 for question or information.
Event Rental Space at MCCDC
Call MCCDC today at 202-638-7273 for rates and availability.
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Stay current on our video postings .
Inspiration Videos, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC
Intercessory Prayer Team, “PRAY FIRST” for the New Year! Join us as we endeavor to start off 2020 in prayer!
The Intercessory Prayer Team invites the congregation to “PRAY FIRST” for the New Year! Join us as we endeavor to start off 2020 in prayer by praying first in these five areas:
• Before getting out of bed
• Before driving or taking the metro/bus
• Before saying offensive or derogatory words
• Before making impulsive or important decisions
• Before going to sleep
We believe this will make a difference in our year and draw us closer to God and take us into the Lent season.
You can join us at intercessory prayer on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in the Chapel. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jules at email@example.com.
Drama for a Day!
Have you ever wanted to write, direct or act for the drama ministry without making a long-term commitment? Now you can! Sign up to lead or participate in one of our monthly performances. For questions or information, please contact Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org
LiveStream Volunteer’s Needed!
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.
Email Johanna at email@example.com or talk to any one of the AV team members to volunteer or for more information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.
Hospitality Ministry Needed Volunteers and Treats
Hospitality personnel are needed to setup treats after 9 am and 11 am service. Also if you have hospitality items that you are willing to share and would like to support our Hospitality Ministry, please contact the church office at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
Please continue to hold in your prayers Keith Richardson who is in a Nursing Home.
Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!