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”Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.” ~Maxime Lagace

For Jesus a seed is not just a seed. For Jesus a seed is a force for life. A seed is hope. A seed is potential and transformation. As seed is a miracle waiting to happen. In Sunday’s Scripture from Mark 4:26-34 Jesus says, “What’s a good image for God’s realm? What parable can I use to explain it? Consider a mustard seed. ..when it’s planted, it grows. produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.”

This Sunday we continue to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride as we embrace our “True Colors.” We have much to celebrate, including our part in the movements for equality. This past Monday MCCDC showed up beautifully at the Interfaith Pride Service. Rev. Cathy Alexander, one of the speakers, told part of our story. She shared that on October 6, 1968 Rev. Elder Troy Perry led the historic first Metropolitan Community Church worship service in a little pink house in Huntington Park, California. There were twelve in attendance that first Sunday. He thought he was starting one church. He didn’t know he was founding a movement that would quickly spread. The seed he planted on October 6, 1968 grew and continues to grow.

AND. . .there are many more seeds to plant. While we celebrate the places LGBTQ+ Pride is flourishing, we are deeply aware that our work is unfinished. There are so many who feel they are not worthy of God’s love. They are bound by fear and toxicity. This week our TikTok Video has received over 4,000 views. Many of the responses express gratitude for our message. Other comments, some hateful, are a cry for help. We share an important message that all of God’s people are worthy of love, belonging, and spiritual growth.

Our justice work is also unfinished, with the need to plant and nourish many more seeds. Radical equality demands that LGBTQ+ people in the United States expand the vision of justice to include our global siblings that face poverty and violence. Also, gender nonconformists remain hate crime targets here and globally. The rainbow of love must extend to places like Uganda where the very lives of our QT+ siblings are at grave risk.

As we celebrate another year of Pride, we must not rest. We must remain diligent in our world changing work. Pride celebrations, locally and globally, are part of the continuing effort to plant new seeds of hope. These celebrations inspire hope for those who have not come out.

Our worship this Sunday at 10:30AM onsite, online and later on demand will include the joyous ministry of Eclectic Praise. We will offer spiritual inspiration for MCCDC to be a church that is known for its persistent work in planting seeds of worth that will grow into fullness.

Grace and peace,
Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson

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Spiritual Engagement Hour


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

This Sunday Highlights:

+ We will offer candle lighting and calming music to join our hearts onsite and online

+ Prayers and Poetry of Calm and Wellness

+Dialogue on how to support wellness in our souls and the soul of our community.

Please join us at 9am ET

MCCDC Chapel Onsite, Online & On demand.

Here are three ways to participate:

* Click here to open Zoom and join automatically
* Call In, +1 301 7158592 Meeting ID:850 0797 0818
* In Person 474 Ridge St., NW, Washington, D 20001

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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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Membership Class!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of MCCDC, please plan to join our next membership class after worship on Sunday, June 23, at 12:30.

On June 07 2024 at 10:30 am MCCDC will receive those who attend class into membership to our church . For more information contact Rev. Dwayne, at, or Rev Cathy,, if you would like to attend or have questions.

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Writing Ministry

MCCDC’s Writing’ Ministry will gather on Saturday, 15 June, 10:00 am EST via zoom link listed below. Whether you are an experienced writer or want to begin writing, or do more, please consider joining. For more information contact Greg Synder at gcsnyder01@aolcom.

Click Here to Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 7622 1632

Passcode: 146039

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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

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

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

For more information contact

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