This Week's News and Updates
October 06, 2020
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"The Doors"
Rev. David Doorman

No...no I'm not talking about Jim Morrison's psychedelic rock band. Although I do like some of their music, Light My Fire, and Riders on the Storm in particular. I'm talking more about Clarissa Pinkola Estes's take on doors.  

“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

Whew, how about them doors? Let's open a few of those on Sunday...did I mention it's National Coming Out Day?  
Scheduled Events
2020 Congregational Meeting Information
Our Congregational Meeting Forum is scheduled for November 8th and the Congregational Meeting is scheduled for November 15th both following our morning Worship Service. The Board of Directors is working on a safe gathering plan and will announce how we will meet soon.

We will be electing 2 Board of Director positions this year. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, please download the application and return it as soon as possible to Rev. Wynn. You can either email the completed application to revwynn@gmail.com or drop it off at the church.

All applications are to be returned no later than November 1st.

To download the application, please click on the following link:
Community Corner


MCC Resources
O God of life and love, 
as we approach World Mental Health Day (October 10) 
we know and you know about too many suicides 
of Trans women, especially those who are Black,
and too many others who feel no care 
or concern from the world. 

Help us remember we are each other’s keeper,
indeed caregivers for all the world, human and non-human,
that we all exist by your bountiful creation, 
that our lives are linked inextricably 
in the divinely inspired
ever-growing and changing web, 
that saving a life, preventing a death,
overcoming the pain of futility
of one who is in the depths of despair
is not the work of professionals alone
but an obligation laid on us all. 

Help us remember too 
that mental health is one of three
conditions for living to the fullness 
of what you give us,
that it is as vital as physical health and spiritual health—
indeed the three are intertwined 
at the very roots of each soul—
that you, Holy One, call each of us, all of us, 
to be witnesses to and protectors of 
all life, all love, all health.


PRAYER SUBMITTED BY
REV. DR. ROBIN HAWLEY GORSLINE 
is the Writer-Theologian in Residence at MCC of Washington
MCC Connect This Week
October 6, 1968 - The First Service
Happy Anniversary Metropolitan Community Churches
Celebrate all month!

THANK YOU Rev. Elder Troy Perry for saying YES to God! Thank you for the gift of MCC in our lives. Thank you to every lay leader, pastor, and to every person who gave of their tithes, offerings and talents for the establishment of MCC's around the world.

How do you complete this sentence? I am thankful for MCC because...

You may give a gift in honor of our Anniversary through your local church or directly at www.mccchurch.org. Click DONATE NOW and choose 2020 Fellowship Sunday from the drop-down menu or click on this link to DONATE for Fellowship Sunday!


USA 2020
National Trans Visibility March goes LIVE this week with a line up of daily events. Check out the schedule and the live streams at https://www.nationaltransmarch.com/live
MCC Richmond's Centering Community
Mondays @ 11pm GMT / 6pm EDT (UTC-4)
(Richmond, Virginia, USA)

A time of shared meditation and mindfulness practice open to all. No previous experience necessary. Come just as you are!

Meeting ID: 789 140 7100  Password: 953527
The Unveiling, a study of the Book of Revelation on Thursday evenings at 7:00PM EDT via Zoom. The study is facilitated by Pastor Dexter Brecht and Terry White from Imago Dei MCC (USA). For more information and the links to join, please email revdex@aol.com
MCC Toronto (Ontario, Canada) invites you...

to a 15 minute time of reflection on Facebook Live each Wednesday at noon Eastern, UTC 4pm (UTC-04). Rev. Jeff Rock and Rev. Deana Dudley share inspiring reflections, scriptures and prayers to support us through these difficult times.

MCC Toronto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MCCToronto/
Taize Meditation Prayer - 10am MDT/ noon EDT / 4pm GMT
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Pike's Peak MCC (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) invites you to join Greg & Candy Mulkey (friends of the congregation) for 30 minutes of simple chant-like meditative/prayer songs from the monastic community in Taizé, France.
Agape' Worship
October 11, 2020

Prelude
Welcome and Call to Worship
Song of Intention: "Come Just as You Are"
The Reading: Psalm 16
Song of Response: "In the Secret"
Time of Teaching: "The Doors"
Centering Song: "There Is A Longing"
Community Prayer
Prayer Response: "O Christ Surround Me"
Time of Giving
Celebration of Holy Communion
Song of Sending Forth: "Coming to Our Own"
The Sending Forth

Join us on Facebook live every Sunday at 10:30 for our virtual service.

09/29 Saige Ashton
10/03 Evelyn Brown
10/05 Billy Stewart
10/06 Deanie Sewell
10/16 EJ Hudzina
10/20 Donna Boutwell
10/25 Jude Nerio
10/28 Shawn McCraw