December 20, 2015

Celebrate the Light

Posted in better disciples at 7:14 PM by alexlozada

The first-ever MCC Celebrate the Light traditional-style-winter-festival was seasonably-cold but very enjoyable. Above the make-your-own-s’mores-over-fire-pit or the costumed carolers, my favorite part was the music. The live performers from among the talented extended MCC family were great… and braved the outdoor conditions! The most spectacular part were the fireworks to “O Holy Night”, Hillsong London’s version.



December 16, 2015

New shades of Instagram for #colorsMCC

Posted in better disciples at 3:39 PM by alexlozada

Play on words as MCC’s staff team tried to share the spiritof #colorsMCC “the colors of Christmas” with non-profits in Harford County. Using our staff Christmas party as an oportunity to bless our community partners whose workplaces might not be as crowded and cheerful as ours 😉 is a years-old, ongoing tradition. The introvert in me cringes at #somuch people time, but the blessing to others is worth venturing out of my comfort zone. Speaking of outside my comfort zone, I dislike installing apps on my smartphone — I’m old school from the days when storage space on computing devices was limited (measured in kbs instead of gigs!), but at the behest of MCC Creative team leader James Ballard, I’m Instagramming (and hashagging) my table’s visit to Welcome One Emergency Shelter. Good memories for me, going all the way back to serving with Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United shelters that rotated among area churches, instead of dedicated 365/24/7 facility.