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MCCDC: The Security Paradox

“The security this world offers is a delusion. The security God offers is a promise.” ~Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

We live in a world where security breaches are an ongoing occurrence. Several times a day messages pop-up on my cell phone and computers with various security alerts or offers to upgrade my security systems. As our world becomes increasingly insecure on multiple fronts, the security industry is lucrative and expanding. As a victim of identity theft, I find the various offers appealing. I never again want to go through the cost and hassle of untangling such a legal mess.

I’ve also dealt with break-ins at two different homes and a stolen car, right out of my garage. However, my experiences are mild compared to many, especially those in war ravaged countries whose lives face daily risk. How do we live with security in an insecure world? Sunday’s scripture from Psalm 112:6 says God’s people “are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord.” The complementary text from 1 Corinthians 2:12 invites us higher: “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God.”

When it comes to security, Jesus calls us to consider a paradox: “Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it” (Luke 17:33). Does this mean we should cancel our virus protection on our electronics? No. I believe we should invest in reasonable security systems. And, with that said, we need to know that true security can’t be bought and the best designed firewalls are ultimately vulnerable.

In the message this Sunday we’ll pose questions to help us reflect on a truer security. Are we protecting or living? Are we closing or opening? Are we holding or releasing? As we wrestle with these questions and others, we are spiritually grounded in Isaiah’s ancient wisdom: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).


By Faith
Rev Elder Dwayne

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“UP COMING EVENTS”

Come Join the MCCDC team! The following POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

Program Director (Part-time)

Position Highlights
~Supports MCCDC’s ministry leaders and programs
~Helps manage communications, relationship building and coordination across ministries
~Develops support systems to assist long-time and new members find their place in our ministries
~Develops and oversees a volunteer network to advance MCCDC’s programming, mission and aspirations
~Facilitates new member classes

Operations Director (Full-time)
Position Highlights:
~ Responsible for the administrative and operational functions of MCCDC, including recordkeeping and church communication
~Entrusted with protecting MCCDC assets, including managing maintenance of our physical facilities with the Trustees
~Recruits, trains and supervises office and operations volunteers
~Maintains and coordinates church meeting/event calendar

Interviews begin in Mid-February. Please send Statement of Interest and Resume to Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson: RevDwayne@mccdc.com

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Help Us Observe a Spiritually Rich Lent

Lent is almost here-February 26 is Ash Wednesday-and it’s a special opportunity for all the creative, faithful writers (and would-be writers) among us to contribute to our community spiritual life.

Each day during the 40 days of Lent, members and friends will receive a devotional-a story (from your past or even one you create), a meditation on Scripture, a video, a poem, or a reflection about this time in your life and/or our lives together.

The theme for Lent this year is “Entering the Passion of Jesus.” You can choose to write in response to that, or you can choose to tell your truth even if it does not address that theme. The key is to submit it to Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline, MCCDC’s Writer/Theologian in Residence, at writer@robinhawleygorsline.com (or you can send it to the church office and they will forward it to him).

Feel free to contact Rev. Robin by email or by phone at 240/565-3441 or email if you have any questions or concerns. And be sure to watch your inbox for your daily inspiration!

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2019 Giving Statements

The Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer have finished the Giving Statements for tax year 2019. They are being distributed with a phased approach.
Please contact treasurer@mccdc.com with questions.

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Come Join Us for Ash Wednesday Service, 26 Feb, 7 pm

 

All are welcome to come out.

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We’re Back! Line Dancing!Fun!MCCDC

LGBTQ all are welcome

Saturdays, Feb 8th, 12- 1 pm
474 Ridge Street, Washington, DC NW. Jerrie our instructor will teach us the hottest line for the summer!!
 
Donation – $6 Per Class (cash)
Contact Robin Anderson for info
252robin@gmail.com

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“CHURCH NEWS”

MCCDC Young Adult Innovation Hub Update

Juan Garcia has been selected to attend a funded contemplative spiritual based Young Adult Life and Leadership Initiative program.The goal of the program is to provide concrete help in the struggle to live authentically with compassion, strength and vision. Congratulations Juan.

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Security Awareness Training, March 21, 10 am to 12 pm & April 26, 2020 @ 9 am and 11 am Service, Security Drill

The Metropolitan Police Department will be conducting security awareness training to assist everyone in being more alert before, during, and after worship service?
This training will cover how to create a safer house of worship.

Topics include:
*Safety Team and Building Security
*Responses to Active Violence
This training is OPEN to ALL!!!!

For questions or more information contact please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville or Rev. Cathy Alexander at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373

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SPONSORED LEAD RETREAT REGISTER NOW

March 27-29, 2020
Austin, Texas, USA
$0 registration fee
$0 housing cost!
Cost to you? Your travel plus $50!

The purpose of L.E.A.D. is to offer lay leaders of UFMCC an opportunity to deepen their spiritual growth, develop their existing skills and furnish them with additional leadership tools so that they may be effective leaders in the church and the world. The L.E.A.D curriculum will engage a variety of methods that include self-paced, instructor-led, and seminar-based training to support each individual’s learning style.

Click Here For More Information

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COMING SOON….Wesley Young Adult Innovation Hub Team sponsors OPEN MIC.

If you know a young adult that would like to participate please pass this information on.
We need your help to made this a successful community outreach event:
• Set up
• Food Service
• Clean up
Other assistance
If you have questions or desire to sign someone up, please contact Rev Cathy at revcathy@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.

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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
Cost: $79.00
SHOW STARTS AT 3 PM

NOTE!!!
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 baskerd6109@gmail.com or call 202-638-7373 for question or information.

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Event Rental Space at MCCDC

 


Are you or someone you know planning an upcoming event? Are you looking for a reasonably priced rental space with easy access to public transportation? Look no further.

Call MCCDC today at 202-638-7273 for rates and availability.

Click Here for more Information

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

Stay current on our video postings .

Click here to see more MCCDC Videos

Inspiration Videos, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC

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“Ministry Spotlight”

Bible Study

 

A time of community, fun, learning, and sharing!

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Welcome Hall.

Click here to see the MCCDC 2020 Bible Study Schedule

For more information, please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at churchoffice@mccdc.com
or call (202) 638-7373.

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Moving Spirit Dance Ministry Needs YOU!

No Dance Experience needed just a willing spirit!
Come Join us for a time of community, fun, and sharing!

Tuesdays from
5:45 PM to 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

For more information, please contact Cathy Batson at churchoffice@mccdc.com or call (202) 638-7373.

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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 enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com.

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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 enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com

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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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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 churchoffice@mccdc.com or 202-638-7373.


Items that are needed:
White Paper Towel Rolls
Coffee K-Pods
Tea
Box of Coffee Straws
Napkins
Fresh Apples
Fresh Oranges
Plums
Yogurt
Granola Bars

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Prayer Corner


 

Please continue to hold in your prayers Keith Richardson who is in a Nursing Home.

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Join our Worship and Arts Ministry!


 

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Ministry Meeting Time Contact E-mail
9 AM Choir
Sunday
8:15 AM
Daniel Scearce danscearce@aol.com
11 AM Choir
Thursdays
7:00 PM
Diedre Mouton Gray msdeedeemusic@gmail.com
Dance Every other Tuesday
5:00 – 6:45 PM
Cathy Batson cathybatson1@verizon.net
Drama Mondays
6:30 PM
Jules Christian enjoyingtoday@hotmail.com
Eclectic Praise Sundays
12:30 PM
Johanna Hardy brassrat93@gmail.com

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