Greetings!
Last Sunday, we got to look back to three years ago when I came to candidate to be your pastor. I'm so happy to have served you this last three years, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us. There were some prophetic statements in that message last week, not just for our church, but for our denomination. Perhaps we should listen (me, included!) to that message more often to remind ourselves of the place our congregation has in history.

As we continue in the Church season of Eastertide, I want to focus the next three weeks on another series entitled, Looking Back; Looking Forward. Each week, we'll see a clip of a message from the past (looking back), and we'll start making plans for our future (looking forward). 

This Sunday, we'll hear from Rev. Troy Perry in a message preached some years ago (looking back). I'll follow up with some thoughts about what Jesus' disciples witnessed for themselves and what WE have witnessed and are about to witness (looking forward) with a message entitled, We've Seen Some Things! If you'd like to read ahead, check out John 20:19-31 (Message) and Acts 3:12-16 (Amplified).

Let's prepare our hearts and minds for what God has planned for us at FMCC!

Pastor Keith
Founder's Metropolitan Community Church Announcements for the week of 4-16-21!
Board Of Directors Meeting This Tuesday, April 20th !!!
Our monthly board meeting will be this coming Tuesday, April 20th at 6:15 P. M.
The link for our board meeting is below:

Founders MCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Meeting ID: 939 4229 8293
Passcode: 323927


Spring Congregational Meeting - April 25th  
Our Spring Congregational Meeting will be held on April 25th after worship. We will have several financial and ministry updates and reports, but our main focus will be to elect two members for the Board of Directors. 
Job Opportunity - Personal Driver 
Church members, Cody and Michelle, need someone to drive Cody to work each day, as well as pick up groceries and various other errands ($15/hour plus gas expense). Please contact Rev. Keith at revkeith@mccla.org if interested. 
Spring time is here, a time for newness, new birth, new life! It's a time when so many beautiful flowers bloom, and we experience bright and pastel colors. We'd love it if you would send in pictures of you in shades of Spring to use in our Passing of the Peace part of the service. This is so wonderful to be able to "see" one another while we await re-gathering in person.

(Rev. Troy Perry and his spouse Phillip De Blieck are Pictured Above!)
Food Available
Each Saturday, our church offers food to those who are in need. In addition to the HopeNet food that comes each week, we have started offering fresh produce from Food Forward. Come by from anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to pick up food. 
Vaccinations for those 50 years of age and older:
Tithes & Offerings

General Tithes & Offerings for April 11, 2021: $4,037.00

Building Fund: $95.00
Saturday Night Spiritual: $25.00


Total Designated Funds: $120.00

Rental Income: $3,300.00

Grand Total of all tithes, offerings and designated funds: 04/11/21

$7,457.00

Thank you to all who have given so generously through our online giving portal. Our church cannot function without your generosity!! Feel free to continue giving through our website (on PayPal) or simply sending a check in the mail (4607 Prospect Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027). Again, thank you.
Wednesday - Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook Live.
Wednesday - Reflexiones Espirituales - Spanish Bible Study at 7:30 PM pm on Facebook Group Chat
Pastor Pop-ups with Rev, Keith Mozingo and Rev. Alejandro Escoto on Zoom, Thursdays at 6:00 P.M.
Hospitality - online - after worship!
Don't forget that we have a time of Hospitality after worship each Sunday. The link is at the top of the first page of our website. Come and have some fun with your church family!
The poet Tracy Dant* writes of being in family with a second name for home, to put your feet up and cook chitlins in, to be loved in.

In Love’s family, everyone’s name is “Beloved.” This makes it very hard around Love’s house to tell us apart. “Beloved! Pick up your room!” “Beloved, quit fidgeting. Eat your vegetables.” Which us is meant? It is easiest to just assume that loving voice is calling to us all. “Beloved, be kind to strangers.” “Beloved, love your neighbor as you love yourself.” “Beloved, don’t be afraid, I’m here.”

In Love’s family we all have a shared second name. There’s nothing you can do to lose it, even if you’re fidgeting. Even if you aren’t kind to strangers. (Although being in Love’s family tends to make us kind to strangers. You’re at the movies? You’re probably eating popcorn. That’s how it works.) Let us pray:

Dear one, you are twice-named, or more. Along with your name for the world, you have the name Love has given you, whether you know it yet or not. Whether you answer to it yet or not. You are Beloved. This name is already yours, and it is also your name to grow into, to become. When you wake up today, you are Beloved. When you are waiting in a long line at the grocery store, you are Beloved. When things don’t go your way, you are Beloved. When you notice that someone is hurting, you are Beloved. I pray for you to live in this love, dear one. Eat your vegetables, Beloved; don’t be afraid. Amen.

*Click link to read “A Twice-Named Family" By Tracy Dant http://bit.ly/ATwiceNamedFamily


SUBMITTED BY

REV. ELDER MILLER HOFFMAN
has pastored MCC churches in New York and Maryland. He is currently a student chaplain at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center and working with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape to support sexual assult counselor-advocates and the survivors they serve. Every day Rev. Miller's cat tests the truth of their unconditional love by being sometimes sweet and sometimes a beast.



Founder's Metropolitan Community Church Board Of Directors
Rev. Keith Mozingo (Moderator)
Dean Coffey (Vice Moderator)
Oyie Esguerra (Treasurer)
Jenni Nichols (Clerk)
Antonio Martinez (Member)
Bob Stayton (Member)
Dave Crocker (Member)