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“My prayer became ‘May I find peace. . .May I love this life no matter what.’ I was seeking an inner refuge, an experience of presence and wholeness that could carry me through whatever losses might come.” ~Tara Brach

The Season of Pridetide invites us to find our sense of worth through God’s love for us. Pride is not found in such externals as designer labels. Our Pride flows from the inside out centered in our sacred worth.

1 Peter 2:9-10 offers resounding clarity in defining us: “You are a chosen people. You are a royal priesthood. You are singers of praises to the One who called you out of fear into the wonders of divine love. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God.”

This Sunday and in upcoming weeks through Pride season we will open ourselves to the grace we experience when we explore the joy of being a Community of Belonging, celebrating and honoring our true colors. Our God, the creator of rainbows in the sky, invites us to be a rainbow people. We move together on the way to wholeness. We offer friendship and support.

To celebrate Pride is to rise up as LGBTQ+ peoples and offer counter voices to the voices of injustice, division and oppression. And our rising thrives as we behold the wonders of divine love.

Yes, we are a people. We are singers of praise. We navigate fear and grow stronger. We explore the wonders of divine love. We live the fullness of our colors. Increasingly, we live into our wholenes

Grace and peace,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson

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Spiritual Engagement Hour

Pridetide: Coming Out & Coming Out Again and Again as a People of Courage

Join us Onsite, Online and later On Demand for 9AM Spiritual Engagement Hour.

This Sunday Highlights:

+ A live check-in from MCCDC Folx already at the Pride Festival

+ Stories of Coming Out

+Prayers and Poetry of Courage

+Exploration of Coming Out Again and Again as Spiritual Practice

Please join us at 9am ET

MCCDC Chapel Onsite, Online & On demand.
Here are three ways to participate :
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Call In, +1 301 7158592 Meeting ID:850 0797 0818
In Person 474 Ridge St., NW, Washington, D 20001

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MCCDC Pride Events


You’re Invited to Join Our MCCDC Family and March in the 2024 Capital Pride Parade! MCC NoVa will also join us as well as part of our Pride Coalition “ChurchesUnitedInPride”.
The Pride Parade will kick off on Saturday, June 8th at 3pm at 14th & T Streets NW.

For all who want to walk with us: The staging area for our float will be on T Street NW, between 14th and 16th Street NW (“red zone”). The closest Metro stop will be “U Street” on the green line. If you want to join us for the start of the Parade, you do not have to be there before 2:30 PM.

·For those who cannot walk: we have a small float that you can ride on a first come bases.

MCCDC Float Decoration: If you would like to help decorate the float / trailer with us, we will meet on MCCDC’s parking lot on Saturday morning, June 8th, at 10:00 AM. The trailer will leave MCCDC shortly before 11:00 AM to head to the lineup location on T Street NW.

Click here to see map of

We will also have a booth at the Pride Festival on Sunday, June 9th!

MCCDC Pride 2024 Festival Booth Placement: We are in the “green zone” and our booth space has the number G106 (Organization Name: Churches United in Pride). Our booth is directly across from SAIS (former “Newseum”), on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 6th & 4th Street NW.

Booth Zone: GREEN

Booth Space: G106

Click here to see map of where 2024 MCCDC PRIDE BOOTH is located!

So come out, wear your favorite Pride shirt and let us reach out to the community with our message of “radically inclusive love”!

If you have any questions about our Pride events, please contact Knut Panknin at·

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Washington DC Pride Events

Pride season is here and a number of events are schedule to happen. Click on the link below to see what going on for Pride in Washington DC

Events Calendar – Capital Pride Alliance

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Celebrating Fathers

Let’s celebrate all father’s in our lives. Please offer his /their name, whether it’s an honor or remembrance, and your name.

Tributes will be presented in our Sunday Worship Folder on and during service on June 16,2024.

We welcome your photos for us to compile into a special video presentation. Please submit pictures to by Thrusday, 13 June 2024.

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Join the MCCDC Team!

MCCDC currently has an immediate opening for a part-time custodial position.

Responsible for cleaning and maintaining all areas of church facility. Some grounds work will be required. We offer flexible hours and fair pay. Contact Melvin Moore at 202-638-7373 or email Or Rev Dwayne Johnson at 202-638-7373 or email

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2024 MCC People of African Descent (PAD) Conference

Join the PAD Conference: The Next Generation 2024 July 26 to 28 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

MCC Detroit will be co-hosting the this year Detroit Black Pride titled “Hotter Than July.”

Additionally, this year’s Black Pride will have a gospel theme to it featuring the artist B Slade featuring special guest Bishop Yvette Flunder

We are also honored to have our Moderator the Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston and her spouse Orgena Rose with us for the conference from Australia.

Click here for detail conference and cost information

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Drama Ministry

Calling all persons for Drama Ministry! We are seeking participants for our summer drama & beyond!!!

We need Actors, Extras and Stagehands. Whether you attend online or in person, you are welcome! If you are interested, please contact Rev. Jules Christian at or 336-419-7579!

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Hospitality Ministry

MCCDC Hospitality Ministry needs your help!

Please donate:
· Donate/Volunteer your time once a month on Sunday to coordinate, setup or clean up during Hospitality time.
· Donate supplies:
· Food Items: Individually package cookies, Granola bars, Fresh fruit, Yogurt, Coffee, Sugar, Water, tea bags, and juices (Individually cartons)
· Dry Goods: Coffee cups, 8 inch plates, 6 inch plates, paper towels, Clorox Cleaning Spray, dish clothes and dish towels.

Drop off all supplies Sunday morning at the kitchen window. To Volunteer see Dale Madyun-Baskerville on Sunday morning or email

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God of My Understanding: Becoming a Spiritual Force

Jackie Lois invites you to journey with her through a series of short stories on what church looks like.

You will discover opportunities for spiritual growth and community that seeks to reach out to many people who never felt at home or previously rejected by church and organized religion.

Click Here to Order Your Book!

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Prayer Corner


Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

* Bill Campbell *Jerry Giem * Tim Helm *Rose Williams *Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health *Delores Fowler * Veronica Franklin * Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline * Glenn Conway * Anthony Goode ?Randy Punley * Marcus Garnett *Evelyn Jones * Steve Sloane * Jeffrey Luckenbach ? * Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa * Cynthia Melman *Kim Battle *Joshua Benkins’ father Isaac *Mike Washington * Buck Carlson * Doris Carter Washington of Alexandria * John Hylton * Summer Allen * Ruth Kappy Makekodunmi * Sherry Bradshaw prayers for healing.
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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!

You’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

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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

Join other MCCDC writers in our monthly Zoom Writing Ministry meeting.

For more information contact

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