“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” ~Gwendolyn Brooks

As the responses to the Minneapolis verdict continue, I’ve been thinking about the above quote by poet Gwendolyn Brooks. She holds the honor of being the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. Many of her writings were both poetic and prophetic, wrestling with intersections of equality and justice. What could it mean for us to be each other’s harvest? In what ways are we each other’s business? How are we each other’s magnitude and bond? In this time of deep division on multiple fronts, it is important that we find strength in each other as Beloved Community.

I invite you to join your MCCDC communityClick here to join tonight on Zoom at 7pm. Tonight we will offer a respectful opportunity to respond to the verdict. It will also be a time to acknowledge that justice remains unfinished. Violence and unrest continue to rage. We are only 112 days into 2021 and already there have been over 150 mass shootings in the United States according to the Gun Violence Archive. The violence is pervasive, with disproportional impact on communities of color.

What will save us? What will heal us? Amy-Jill Levine reminds us that “Stuff cannot save us.” And so we look to Christ and to each other and to the deeper places and to our shared longings for peace and wholeness. Our gathering tonight will include communion; as always you are invited to use whatever you have available to represent the bread and cup. You do not need to be a member of MCCDC to share communion.

On Sunday, as our series Bring Heaven to Earth unfolds, we will continue to explore Matthew 5-7, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The heart of Jesus is poured out in his life and teachings. Today the Sermon on the Mount is as relevant at Black Lives Matter Plaza as it was on that ancient hillside.

See you tonight on Zoom and Sunday at Virtual Worship at 9am and 11am.

By Faith,
Rev. Elder Dwayne

By Faith,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson
Senior Pastor

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Celebrate Mom

As we continue practicing social distancing, many of us still want to celebrate Mother’s Day with our mom and mom-figure, whether blood or chosen. MCCDC wants to celebrate and remember 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 across our church family.

Please send your pictures to Melvin Moore via email, churchoffice@mccdc.com, by Sunday, May 2.

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National Day of Prayer

Please join us on 6th May 2021, 12 PM/Noon Thursday for the Observation of National Day of Prayer during out normal prayer call. We will extend our normal prayer call to lift up our nation during these trouble time.

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C19 Vaccine

Public health officials are urging us to help ensure people who are 65 and older know that they are eligible for the C19 vaccine. (Depending on your location, people with certain underlying health conditions are also eligible.) For more information, visit these links—District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia —for vaccine procedures and answers to frequently-asked questions.

Another Web site reported by News 4 today helps you manage/plan your C19 appointment in one place no matter what state you live in. Click here to go to the web site.

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“Church Ministries & Events”

Virtual Choir

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 msdeedeemusic@gmail.com.

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 revdwayne@mccdc.com for more information.

Moving Spirit Dance Ministry

Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at cathybatson1@verizon.net 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 msdeedeemusic@gmail.com


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

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 mccdcbiblestudy@mccdc.com for more information.

Pastoral Care Meeting
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
Contact pastoralcare@mccdc.com for more information or interest in joining this vibrant church ministry this Fall

Writer’s Ministry
The MCCDC Writers’ Ministry mission is to offer to our church and the world more reflections and devotionals throughout the year. If you’d like to join this project, now or in the future, please contact Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline, Writer-Theologian in Residence, at writer@robinhawleygorsline.com

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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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Prayer Corner


Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

*Jerry Giem’s Son, Jason and Nephew, Travis * Valeria Myers’ daughter Chantelle * Michelle Lax * George Kerr, III * Mama Cee’s sister and niece
* Rose Williams * Randy Punley * Lynn Sulyma * Esther Smith * Marcus Garnett * Renee Valentine * Rose Herring * Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother, Earline * T. Green * Evelyn Jones * Valeria Myers’ son Donald * Bob Jones’ son Chuck & wife Karen * Steve Sloane * Glenn Conrad * Arden Shutt * Renee Valentine’s brother * Kim Battle * Juanita Dara * Jeffrey Luckenbach * Anthony Goode *Diedre Gray * Elaine Durden-Hunter’s friend Saint Williams family * Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa * Cynthia Melman * Delores Fowler * Bill Stanclift’s brother James, niece Krista, nephew Paul, and several cousins *Buck Carlson at the loss o