This Week’s Reflection

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7 I am about to create

new heavens and a new earth.

The things of the past

will not be remembered or come to mind!

18 Be glad and rejoice forever and ever in what I create,

because I now create Jerusalem to be a joy

and its people to be a delight!

22 They will not build for another to inhabit;

they will not plant for another to eat.

23 They won’t labor in vain,

nor bear children to a world of horrors,

because they will be people blessed by God,

they along with their descendants.

24?Before they call, I will answer;

while they are still speaking, I will hear.

(Isaiah 65:17-18, 22-24, alt.)

This powerful message from God as told in the book of Isaiah over 2000 years ago is specifically tuned to a community with a history of exile, suffering, oppression, and separation long endured. In it, God promises new creation–transformation ending suffering of mind, body, emotion, and spirit for the people. And, opportunity for renewed, deepened relationship with the Creator.

While some aspects of the changes described in this text can be thought to be solely the purview of the power and will of God, the reading also provides us with the opportunity to image and reflect on what our part in co-creating this new earth might be today. We live in times of healthcare disparities, of food insecurity, of wage and wealth gaps across global and local contexts. We can sow the seeds of systemic change, nurturing and growing conditions that bring to life the healing transformation described in our text… bringing that newness today.

As we do the work of love and justice through our MCCDC and MCC communities, we can be present for each other in our times of joy and sorrow, tending to our suffering, and reminding each other of God’s exuberant love for each of us. And, we may support each other in openness to what newness God has for each of us individually and as a global MCCDC community. How might we notice that newness? How might that newness be transformational?

Please join us Sunday, in-person or by live stream at 9a.m. and 11a.m. and later on demand, as we reflect on and praise God for the gift of transformational newness.

Blessings. Dr. Carla

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In Loving Memory

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Mark Kelley

Sunrise: January 13, 1960 † Sunset: October 17, 2022

Memorial service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19th at 474 Ridge St NW and live streamed at Please keep Mark’s husband, Bill Campbell, in your prayers.Services will also be live streamed at

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Rob Rowe

Sunrise: July 9, 1954- Sunset: October 10, 2022 †

Memorial service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd at 474 Ridge St NW. Read his obituary here and lift Rob’s partner, David King, in prayer. Services will also be live streamed at

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

A TDOR Live Stream Service from Metropolitan Community Church DC, 20 November 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Go to and click on the live stream box to join.

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Email Scam Alert

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Thanksgiving Eve Zoom

Join us at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24th for a special Thanksgiving Eve worship service via Zoom.

Here are three ways to connect:

· Click here to open Zoom and join automatically
· Launch Zoom and enter Meeting ID 875 5055 6815
· Dial (301) 715-8592 by phone, using the same Meeting ID

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Christmas Tributes

This Christmas, we invite you to remember someone you love with a tribute. Their names will be included in our Sunday worship folder and also displayed at the end of Sunday livestream worship throughout the Advent season. We suggest a donation of $20.00 per tribute. All gifts matter.

Here’s an online form to pay with credit card or electronic debit. You can also print this form and mail it to the church with a check.

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Save This Date! MCCDC Christmas Concert

Mark your calendar for our holiday concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3rd
You can attend in person at 474 Ridge street NW, Washington DC or watch it live stream at:

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Borderfree Worship Update

Effective Tuesday, November 1, MCCDC will adopt a flexible masking policy. That means when you enter the church at 474 Ridge St NW, you have the flexibility to choose* to wear or not to wear a mask.

• · Please continue to social distance. Respect personal space.
• · Respect personal masking choices. Others may be at high risk.
• · Be responsible. If you don’t feel well, have tested positive for COVID, or are otherwise sick; stay home and join us online.

*Note: Individual ministries or other activities/events at MCCDC may still require masks under certain circumstances

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Worship Volunteer

We still need volunteers to sustain in-person worship. Please visit 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,

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Older Adult Ministry

Our Older Adult Ministry will meet for Virtual Bingo via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, 4th of December Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at for more information at

Here are three ways to connect:

· Click here to open Zoom and join automatically

· Launch Zoom and enter Meeting ID 824 9552 3942

· Dial (301) 715-8592 by phone, using the same Meeting ID

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Bible in 90 Days

We invite you, your family and friends to join us on our every-other-year journey in reading the entire Bible cover-to-cover in 90 days. In 2022, participation will be virtual, so join us from wherever you are! To sign up or get more information, visit or email

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Pathways 2 Generosity, Prayer #37, by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Maya Angelou

Dear God, thank you for Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC and all places of spiritual worship who work together harvesting hearts for your Beloved Community. Thank you for the process of faith that continues to evolve as we give generously of our financial gifts, time, talents and treasures to help spread the gospel of Your unconditional love and bringing people into your Beloved Community here on earth.

We are truly blessed, for you sacrificed your only son, Jesus, to die for our sins so that we could have eternal life. Thank you for this gift of your love and generosity! Help us remain committed to continue giving generously of what we have to help expand your Beloved Community.

God, we pray to “aspire to wholeness” in body, mind, and spirit for it is you who have given us the ability to be prosperous. In your many names, we thank you. Amen.

“You shall give to God freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to God, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.” Deuteronomy 15:10 (ESV)

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Queer Relationship Seminar

Join MCCDC member Peter Covington in a Zoom discussion about Queer relationships every Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Eastern until November 30th.

Click here to open Zoom and join automatically
• Launch Zoom and enter Meeting ID 898 9402 4629
• Dial (309) 205-3325 by phone, using the same Meeting ID

Contact Peter at for more information.

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Barnabas Culture

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

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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

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Prayer Corner

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

• Jerry Giem at the recent passing of his partner 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 • 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 • Mezyi Choi request prayer for her sucess healing from surgery

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“Church Ministries & Events”

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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

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 for more information.

Moving Spirit Dance Ministry

Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at 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

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:
or Dial: (301) 715-8592 ,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at for more information.

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

Writing Ministry
Meets Monthy
For more information, contact Jacqueline Laughlin at

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

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