This Week’s Reflection
“Proclaim the mighty acts of the One who called you out of shadows into the marvelous Divine Light.” ~1 Peter 2:9
As we sing our songs, we become the people we are called to be: a people of hope, integrity and light. We have more songs to sing and more stories to tell that proclaim the mighty acts of God.
I love your stories of how God is singing in your souls. Our Tuesday Night Bible Study is back. At our opening session last week, our topic was, “How’s Your Prayer Life?” The stories of the power of prayer were inspiring. It became clear that we are learning so much as a community and we have much to share to meet the needs of the world. You inspire and motivate!
This Sunday, we are grateful for a Sacred Voices Sunday. Chocolatté Miller will share in person at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Eastern and also online, and later on demand. Longtime member Jacqueline Lois is now an active virtual member and will be sending us her message from Detroit.
In preparation for Sunday, I invite you to reflect on a couple of highlights from our scripture readings:
“Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
Once you had not received mercy
but now you have received mercy.”
~1 Peter 2:10
My heartfelt gratitude knows no bounds, O Gracious Mender of Souls! ~From Psalm 31; Nan Merrill, Psalms for Praying
What stories and songs are rising in you? If you would like to participate in an upcoming Sacred Voices, email me at RevDwayne@mccdc.com.
Sharing our stories, songs and dreams is a way for us to build and grow a spiritual community that is both in person and virtual, truly Borderfree through the Spirit.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
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
Breast Cancer Walk
Please plan to join MCCDC in the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s annual “More than Pink” Walk to End Breast Cancer on Sunday, September 18th at 7:00 a.m.
You can join in person at Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenues NW or participate virtually.
Click here to join or donate to Team MCCD. Contact Rev. Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are you an adult (18 years or older) member of an open, welcoming, and affirming church who identifies as LGBTQ+? If so, you are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by Dr. Megan Yost, a professor at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA). To learn more about the research and for the link to the survey, visit bit.ly/3OhM28K before the end of September.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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:
• 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 • Bob Jones’ son Chuck & wife Karen • Jerry Giem, nephew & son • Kia Murphy • 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
“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
JOIN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Saturday
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 707 872 2334
The dial in is 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 7078722334
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pastoral Care Meeting
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
Contact email@example.com for more information or interest in joining this vibrant church ministry this Fall
For more information, contact Jacqueline Laughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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