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MCCDC: SEEDS THAT BREAKTHROUGH

For Jesus a seed is not just a seed. For Jesus a seed is a force for life. A seed is hope. A seed is potential and transformation. As seed is a miracle waiting to happen. In Sunday’s Scripture from Mark 4:26-34 Jesus says, “What’s a good image for God’s realm? What parable can I use to explain it? Consider a mustard seed. ..when it’s planted, it grows. ..it produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.”

This Sunday we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. We have much to celebrate, including the Supreme Court decision for marriage equality on June 26, 2015 and the landmark workplace protection decision on June 15th of this year. On October 6, 1968 Rev. Elder Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches planted the seeds for such victories. We celebrate the places LGBTQ+ Pride is flourishing and nourishing. AND. . .our work is unfinished. There are more seeds to plant.

Radical equality demands that LGBTQ+ people expand the vision of justice to include our global siblings that face poverty and violence. Also, gender nonconformists remain hate crime targets and Muslims and those of Arabic descent remain profiled as threats.

Any victories will not be complete until the universal heart unconditionally proclaims: BLACK LIVES MATTER. Every peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter is a seed. Seeds are being planted around the world. George Floyd perhaps did not think of his life as a seed for change, yet change is happening. Will this change be the breakthrough to lasting systemic change? We have a choice in how that question is answered. We have the choice to vote.

As we celebrate another year of Pride, we must not rest. We must remain diligent in our world changing work. Pride celebrations, locally and globally, ensure that voices for justice will continue to resonate. These celebrations inspire hope for those who have not come out. Pride celebrations help create an ongoing vocabulary of mutual respect and understanding.

Our worship this Sunday on Livestream at 9AM and 11AM will offer spiritual inspiration for MCCDC to be a church that is known for its persistent work for breakthroughs in equality.

Peace
Rev.Elder Dwayne Johnson

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MCCDC Announcements

Create Music and Art with Eclectic Praise!

Eclectic Praise is working on our next video project and we INVITE YOU to join us! During social distancing, we experimented with creating art together even while we are physically apart.
See our projects with Moving Spirit:

My World Needs You ( https://youtu.be/v4oJnUO6iDQ ) and Here I Am to Worship ( https://youtu.be/AR0V0WLjiYA ).

The EP project song is God Only Knows which has a powerful message you can be a part of conveying! Deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 2, 2020. There are 2 ways you can join us.

1. Call for musicians: If you play an instrument or sing, you can add a part to the video both audio and video. Just email us at mccdceclecticpraise@gmail.com for music and details on how to record and submit your part.
2. Call for Congregation Participation: If you don’t play or sing you too can participate! Just send us a brief video clip of you doing everyday things – watching TV, cooking, reading – and your clip may be incorporated in our video! Email us for more information or questions. Submit video clips to mccdceclecticpraise@gmail.com.

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Pride Movie Night

Join us as we continue to celebrate Pride month. We will be watching Blue is the warmest color. The Movie is in French, but we will have subtitles. Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. Bring your libations and snacks!!
Date
Friday, June 26, 2020

Time
5:00 PM

Don’t Miss Out – Register Here!!

For More Virtual Events check Click here to check out capitolhillvillage.org.

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Separated, but United in Pride

Pride will not be beaten by the coronavirus! This Saturday, June 27, tune into Global Pride for musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures. Enjoy 24 hours of streaming content that reflects and celebrates the beautiful diversity of LGBTI+ people everywhere.

Click here for a full calendar of Capital Pride events, including a Pride Interfaith Virtual Service from The DC Center next Tuesday night.

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Black & Brown Rainbow Warriors

Join the storytellers of The Generations Project for “Evolving Pride: Centering Black and Brown Voices,” this Saturday at 1:00 pm. Listen to heartfelt, ‘live-told’ stories from Black and Brown LGBTQI+ leaders. The event is co-sponsored by the Gilbert Baker Foundation, honoring the activist and designer who created the first LGBT rainbow flag in 1978.

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Pride Interfaith Virtual Service

At 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, the DC center will host a Click here for info on Pride Interfaith Virtual Service. Both Rev. Dwayne and Rev. Cathy will be part of the service, titled “Still We Gather,” embracing this year’s Capital Pride theme. Click here for a full Capital Pride calendar.

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The MCCDC Drama Team Needs You!

No experience required! Just a willing learner. If you have a passion or artistic flare in front of camera come join the MCCDC Drama team! The Drama Ministry meets on Mondays at 6:30 om via Zoom and performs on the Second Sunday of each month. If you are interested, please contact Clara Carter at c4mcarter26@gmail.com.

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Update Browser Require to View MCCDC Live Stream

As of June 16, 2020, Vimeo Livestream will no longer support playback on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). to see Live Stream Services.
You will need to update your web browser in order to see MCCDC Live Stream services.

Click here for details on what you need to upgrade.

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Electronic Giving

Here is an opportunity to cover the electronic giving transaction fee so that 100% of your donation goes to MCCDC.

Beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020, each time that you make your donation electronically, you will have the option to add $2.00 to help cover the electronic giving transaction fee.

Just Place a check mark next to the statement:

I would like to add $2.00 to help cover the transaction fee so that 100% of my donation supports MCCDC

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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

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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

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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“Ministry Spotlight”

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

Click here to see more MCCDC Videos

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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

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

GW Medical CLEVELAND PARK- Phone: 202.525.5287

GW Medical MCPHERSON SQ- Phone: 202.798.0100
1101 15th St NW

GW Medical RHODE ISLAND AVE- Phone: 202.544.7580

Click Here to go to DC Government Corona Virus Web Site

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

Click Here to go to Maryland Government Corona Virus Web Site

Virginia

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

Click Here to go Virginia Government Corona Virus Web Site

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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 * Delores Fowler’s sister, Mrs Jenifer Keys passing * Randy Punley

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