Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of April 8, 2022
Grace and peace to each of you as we enter Holy Week.
Returning to In-Person Worship
In-person worship returns on Easter Sunday! We can't wait to see you!
Service on Easter will be held on April 17 at 6 am and 9:30 am at a limited capacity. Registration will be required and COVID policies will be observed. Those without computer access will be assisted.
Registration will open the week before Easter for Easter Sunday worship.
Holy Week is upon us! Here is a look ahead.
Palm Sunday is April 10.
Wednesday’s NoonDay and Pastor’s Study will focus on Holy Wednesday.
No Maundy Thursday observance.
Good Friday worship will be virtual at both 12 noon and 7 pm on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Hear the 7 last words of Christ preached by 7 of Metropolitan’s ministers and be blessed by the music of Mark Meadows.
The leaders of the Association of Black Seminarians will lead morning meditations during Holy Week.
Metropolitan AME's Church School Easter Program "He is Risen Indeed" will be held virtually on Easter Sunday, April 17 at 12:15 pm.
This weekend we look forward to your presence Sunday for morning meditations at 9 am and in worship.
During the week, Morning Meditations with Metropolitan continue at 7 am Monday through Friday, Men's Prayer Call at 7:30 am on Monday, and Noonday and Pastor’s Study at noon and 7 pm continue on Wednesday. The leaders of the Association of Black Seminarians will lead morning meditations this week.
For our study, we are in dialogue with Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible. We’re invited to contemplate the scripture and its implications as we engage in the world. You can purchase the book at Bookshop, Target, and Amazon.
Worship with us every Sunday on Facebook, YouTube, and on Our Website. Need to join via phone? You can dial-in for audio-only at 1-929-205-6099, 975804722.
To help you locate Sunday worship, Noonday Bible Study, and Pastor's Study on Wednesdays, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/metropolitaname .
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Looking for replays of our worship services, Bible Study and/or other Metropolitan programs? You can find replays of Worship on our website and on our YouTube channel.
Worship begins at 9:30 am.
Join via Computer or Tablet: Facebook, YouTube, and on Our Website.
Join via Phone: 1-929-205-6099, 975804722
Returning to In-Person Worship
In-person worship returns on Easter Sunday! We look forward to celebrating the Resurrection in community once again.
In-person Easter Service will be held on April 17 at 6 am and 9:30 am
Registration will be required and COVID policies will be observed.
Those without computer access will be assisted.
Parking at NEA and street parking.
Attendance is limited to 200 people.
For all other Sundays, we will have one worship service at 9:30 am.
Livestreamed worship will continue for those not ready to return.
Further details will be provided next week.
If you are interested in volunteering during worship services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seven Last Words of Christ will be held virtually on Good Friday, April 15 both at 12 noon and 7 pm on Facebook and YouTube. Hear the 7 last words of Christ preached by 7 of Metropolitan’s ministers and the music of Mark Meadows.
The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church School invites you to join us for a special Resurrection Sunday program on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 12:15 pm. "HE IS RISEN INDEED: SEVEN LAST EVENTS" The zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/355222480 Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592 | Meeting ID: 355222480# Meeting ID: 355 222 480 Also, we are asking you to share your favorite Easter photo with us by Tuesday, April 12, so your memory will be a part of our Easter parade. Send your photo to Sis. Eugenia Jacobs at email@example.com.
Please join us this week, Monday-Friday, from 7 am-7:15 am for “Meditations with Metropolitan.” To sign up to offer a meditation or to share your prayer requests, email the Morning Meditations team at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Leaders from the Association of Black Seminarians will lead us during our weekly Morning Meditations during Holy Week. Be sure to join us as we end our 40-day Lenten journey.
The Men's Prayer Call is a sacred space where brothers can share and explore their relationship with God in Christ Jesus. All brothers are encouraged to join. The call will be every Monday Morning from 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 767 5679 7276
Noonday and Pastor's Study continues. Join us as we study the bible using Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' book Holy Imagination. Join us on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code sessions resumed on April 9th. The Free virtual sessions will be held on Saturdays from 11-12 noon on Zoom. If you know a girl who might be interested, please sign up by emailing Cristol Primas at email@example.com.
For more information, click the button below.
The Sarah Allen Missionary Society Annual Day has been rescheduled for the Fall. We look forward to celebrating the work of missions with you in the future.
We celebrate the accomplishments of our members!
Dr. Erinn Tucker was awarded the Global Hospitality Award.
Donald Craig was awarded the Excellence in Community Service award by the Communities of Trust Committee.
Sahari Abney will study International Business with a Business Law pre-track at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.
Rev. Thomas Brackeen was interviewed by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article highlights the DEI work that he does at the Nature Conservancy. Read the article here: https://www.philanthropy.com/article/at-the-nature-conservancy-a-new-position-brings-focus-to-dei-work-in-fundraising?fbclid=IwAR2BGetdIRMfIC7QpT4Sp6cWb-akP2SFc7HrbmFAEjZkvVeWOZmCLMP5HR0
Save the date!
The 72nd Washington Annual Conference will be held virtually from Wed. May 4 - May 6, beginning with the WMS Conference on Wed. March 4 and roll call on May 5 beginning at 8 am.
All information about the annual conference can be located at https://www.ame2.com/
We are culminating the Lenten Season as we head into Holy Week. Thank you to all who have shared their gifts through the written word.
Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.
Please go to 2022 Scholarship Opportunities (metropolitaname.org) to find 2022 scholarship opportunities in the Payne-Tanner Memorial Scholarship, Ifill scholarship, McZier Scholarship, and the Timothy Hay Scholarship. Application periods close next week.
Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity.
As you know, there are several ways to give: via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, via credit card on the website via Realm, and via text, PayPal or Cash App.
To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; find us on PayPal; our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME.
Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing. In particular, we lift up Sis. Helen Harvin in the passing of her aunt Sadie B. Harvin Cunningham and Sis. Kurshanna Dean in the passing of her father, DC veteran news anchor Bruce Johnson. Arrangement information can be found at http://cbrucejohnson.org/
We also ask for your continued prayers for Sis. Carmen Davis, Sis. Angela Welch, Bro. Tilman Gerald, Sis. Ruby McZier, Amb. Shirley Barnes, Bro. Lloyd Fennell Jr., Dr. Wilma Harvey, Bro. Garland Dixon Sr., (husband of Dr. Freddie Dixon), Deaconess Beverly Lee, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer.