Dwayne and I go back almost 25 years. I was his Administrative Assistant for ten years when he was pastor at Resurrection MCC in Houston. Working that closely with someone for that length of time allows for close and permanent bonds to form. Our relationship moved beyond employer and employee to colleagues and then forever family. It allows for, as he said in his sermon on the 8th , both joy and pain. We have gone through deaths and divorces as well as marriages and births. We have seen the good the bad and the ugly of each other and our families and because of it we have grown deeper in love over the years.
We are also connected to MCCDC through another relationship. Who would have thought that a chance meeting on an airplane in route to General Conference in Acapulco nine years ago would blossom into a sisterhood? That is how Rev. Cathy, Cassandra and I met each other. Only God knew in that meeting, that we would become family. We have traveled together, laughed together, worked together and cried together. In essence, we have moved into each other’s hearts. As Dwayne said on the 15th, we are willing to pay the cost of what it takes to be in relationship; willingly giving up our possessiveness and our possessions in order to be in real and authentic relationship with each other. There is nothing that we wouldn’t do for each other.
This weekend, Cassandra and I will have the opportunity to begin relationships with all of you. On Saturday morning Cassandra, a dynamic gospel artist, who is a classically trained soprano and has been on Broadway and toured Europe, will offer a music workshop that will lift your spirits and revive you again through song. Then we will offer a workshop on what it takes to be in relationship. We will offer some practices that will help you develop and reset healthy, authentic relationships. On Sunday, we will worship with you in word and song as we explore Matthew 5:21-26 and seek an understanding of what we must do in order to live as a beloved community of God.
We are looking forward to seeing old family and friends and making new ones
Revival bound,Rev. Vickey and Cassandra
“UP COMING EVENTS”
Change Is Good!!!
Help fuel the Revival fire with your spare change! During revival month, buckets will be available near the altar. Simply bring your spare change, drop it in the buckets, and help support our 2019 Revival. Check your pockets, sofa cushions, and change jars. Any amount is welcome and will help us kindle the flames that fuel our revival.
MCCDC REVIVAL COMMUNITY CHOIR
We are inviting YOU to join our revival community choir. Special guest directors Vickey Gibbs & Cassandra White will lead us Saturday September 21 at 10 am and we will sing Sunday for 11am service.
Additional info, contact Diedre @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
September 21st, 12-4 PM – Relationship Workshop
We are hard wired for community and relationships. Yet most of us have never had the opportunity to learn how to have healthy relationships or live in beloved community. This workshop is filled with meaningful exercises, opportunities to seek hard truths, and conversations starters designed to nourish and guide us to Reset our Relationships.
To reset a relationship is to reconcile the relationship. Reconciliation is defined as the restoration of friendly relations. Reconciliation involves a change in the relationship. If we need to reset a relationship, we can assume there has been a breakdown in the relationship. The call of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to change our relationships from a state of enmity and fragmentation and isolation to one of harmony and wholeness and community.
Per Jesus, resetting or reconciling our relationships are the greatest command.Come and learn how you can deepen and Reset Relationships by allowing what emerges through this process to transform our lives.
REVIVAL ! REVIVAL ! REVIVAL !
September 20-22, 2019, are the dates for revival. Come join your MCCDC family in connection activities.
Minister Cassandra White Director, Gospel Ensemble
Resurrection MCC, Houston TX
Rev. Vickey Gibbs,
Resurrection MCC, Houston TX
Friday Sep 20:
7 PM Prayer and Praise service
Saturday Sep 21:
10 AM Revival Choir rehearsal
12-4 PM Relationship workshop. All are invited
Sunday Sep 22
9 & 11 worship services
1230 Immersion baptism
If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Cathy at email@example.com
MCCDC Thrift Item Sale, October 13 & 20, 2019
All items $5.00 and below.
A variety of items to choose from.Check out the table in the Welcome Hall.
Please contact Cecilia Hayden- Smith ( Mamma Cee) with questions at 202-638-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join your MCCDC family to host an historic presentation.
On October 6th, as part of the 51st anniversary celebration of the founding of the Metropolitan Community Churches, MCCDC is hosting a presentation to memorialize MCC artifacts. At the 11 o’clock service representatives of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History will accept the artifacts from Rev. Troy Perry founder of our denomination. All are invited to this historic occasion which will take place during the regular worship service.
THE TIES THAT BIND US! THE NATIONAL TRANS VISIBILITY MARCH, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019, Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC 11 am-1 pm
We must show that Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary Lives Matter More than Ever!!
The National Trans Visibility March is HISTORIC-This is the First National Trans March!!
If you are interested in forming an MCCDC team please contact Rev. Cathy at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
Join your MCCDC family in the walk to end HIV AIDS Walk All are welcome to join the team.
Saturday, October 26.
Location: The Walk & 5K to End HIV
will begin and end at Freedom Plaza
(Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW)
5K timed run begins promptly. 9:15 am
Walk to End HIV steps off. 9:20 am
General Walk Registration: $25
Student / Senior (60+) Walk Registration: $15
General Timed Run Registration: $35
Sleep Walker Registration: $40
T-shirt pick -up on-site the morning of the event beginning at 7:30 AM
For more information please contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-638-7373.
Event Rental Space at MCCDC
Call MCCDC today at 202-638-7273 for rates and availability.
NATIONAL TRANS VISIBILITY EVENTS, WASHINGTON, DC
The National Trans Visibility March is of critical importance at this time. With the Equality Act of 2019 being threatened by the Senate and the continuation of the Trans military ban implementation, there is a need to mobilize America to recognize and fight for the rights of TGNC/NB people. Although the current administration has intentionally rolled back efforts to prevent inclusion of transgender communities in the upcoming 2020 Census, individuals from the TGNC/NB communities have mobilized and issued a call to action to dismantle the social structures that have oppressed and disenfranchised the TGNC/NB community for far too long.
March with us at the National Trans Visibility March to show the world that our lives matter, that our health matters, that our present and future matters, that our voices matter, that our minds matter, that our feelings matter. March with us to demand justice for our sisters and brothers whose lives were taken through senseless murders, violence and systemic oppression. March with us to demand financial equity and employment opportunities. March with us to fight for health equity. March with us to show the world that no decisions are made about us, without us.
Schedule of events:
September 27, 2019
1-5 pm, National Trans Visibility March Community Rally Workshops
7:30-10 pm, National Trans Visibility March Torch Awards, Crystal City Gateway Marriott
September 28, 2019
9 am-11 am National Trans Visibility March Rally, Freedom Plaza,
11 am-1 pm National Trans Visibility March Freedom Plaza March to U.S. Capitol
National Trans Visibility March Website: transmarchondc.org.
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