Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of December 10, 2021



Advent greetings! May the anticipation of the coming Lord give you joy and hope.


During the weekend, we look forward to your presence tonight at the Church School Christmas party, during Sunday meditations at 9 am and worship for the third Sunday of Advent at 9:30 am.


Also, we look forward to connecting with you during Morning Meditations at Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, for our Men's prayer call at 7:30 am and Moral Monday with the Poor People's campaign on Monday, and for Noonday and Pastor's Study at noon and 7 pm Wednesday.


The book we are using for Noonday and Pastor's Study is Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible by Judy Fentress-Williams. You can purchase the book at Indiebook.org, Christianbook.com, Target, and Amazon.


Please mark your calendars. Noonday and Pastor’s Study on December 22 & December 29 will be canceled. Both will resume on January 5. MCAM's "The Messiah Comes" will be hosted at 9:15 am on December 19th on Facebook and YouTube.
 

We look forward to worshipping together on Sunday.

Meditations begin at 9 am; Worship begins at 9:30 am

Join via Computer or Tablet: https://zoom.us/j/975804722

Join via Phone 1-929-205-6099, 975804722

Watch Live on Facebook, YouTube and on Our Website.


The MCAM Christmas presentation will play at 9:15 am on the church's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MetropolitanAME/featured on Sunday, December 19, in lieu of regular service.

 

Looking for replays of our worship services? You can find replays of Worship on our website and on our YouTube channel.

 

 


Please join the Metropolitan AME Church School for our VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY! Tonight, December 10 at 6:30 pm

Join the Party:

https://zoom.us/j/94382034466?pwd=U0wvSms3NXVFZjZoT1FSeWdNNjU3QT09

Meeting ID: 943 8203 4466

Passcode: 828798

 



The Washington DC Poor People’s Campaign would like to invite Metropolitan A.M.E. Church members to join us on Monday, December 13 for a Moral Monday March on Washington to demand that Congress and the President act to restore voting rights and enact the Build Back Better bill before the end of the year. More information and a link to RSVP to attend in person or virtually is available here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/moral-monday-march-on-washington?source=direct_link&

If you are not able to attend in person, the event will be live-streamed at thepoorpeoplescampaign.org if you have any questions email washingtondc@poorpeoplescampaign.org.


 


 


 



The Love and Peace Unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society is kicking off the Angel Tree Project, continuing their 40-year ministry of supporting children in need by purchasing Christmas gifts for 200 children in the DMV community. This year they are asking for gift card purchases instead of actual gifts. Donations will also be accepted by checks made to Love and Peace – Metropolitan AMEC.


Gift cards and donations are due by December 15, 2021 and should be mailed to:

Love and Peace Unit – Metropolitan AME Church

P.O. Box #7452

Silver Spring, MD 20907

 

Join us for “Holiday at the Met” hosted by the Pearl P. Cook Senior Citizens Club on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:00 am on Zoom. All are welcome to celebrate the holidays with us and enjoy music, games, and fellowship.

Register for the event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoduyoqTwjHtF6nwYpuBxLRGGSEAg8Ww7s

Pearl P. Cook Senior Citizens Club Annual Christmas Party or contact Barbara Robinson at bar1912@verizon.net

 


Join us on Thursday, December 16, 2021, as we remember members of our congregation who have become ancestors since March 2020. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to gather in-person to celebrate them and the wonderful contributions they made to our congregation, to their families, and to their family members over the years.


Join us virtually as we pause to celebrate their lives and the lives of members' loved ones who have transitioned during the pandemic.


Mark your calendars and plan to join us on December 16 at 7 pm.


 


The Married Couples Ministry invites all couples to their annual Christmas Party on December 18, 2021, from 5:30-6:30 pm.

A voluntary $20 donation for a community charity is requested. Please contact Sis. Celeste Bryant with any questions at bryantcm12@gmail.com

To join the party go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83945600717?pwd=MGxMby9jYWZqbjF2ZzA1YjBWVldNZz09m

 


Join us Sunday, December 19 at 9:15 am for the Metropolitan AME Church Music & Creative Arts Ministry (MCAM) and Bethel 21 presentation of "The Messiah Comes."

Please note that this Christmas presentation will serve as our worship service on Sunday.

Please note: "The Messiah Comes" can be viewed only on YouTube and Facebook, not on Zoom. Be sure to tune in at 9:15 am for this one-day-only presentation featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Edmund Charles, the United Voices of Metropolitan AME Church, and many others.

Join us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/metropolitaname

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetropolitanAMEC

 


It is now Open Season for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Please consider supporting the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation (CDC) this year by promoting to your colleagues, friends, and family who are Federal employees. The CDC’s number is # 90648.

Find out more about the CDC on their website: http://www.dapcdc.org.


 


The YPD is seeking scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for December. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice with your questions at karlabruce@hotmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa822aa8-metropolitan2



 


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 at 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78045010050?pwd=QzVmUEUzb0I2SlhQcFlRU1JlV3NUZz09

Meeting ID: 780 4501 0050

Passcode: urst5J

 

FEMA will be reimbursing funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, to families of coronavirus victims. For more information go to: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

 

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 all of those in need. In particular, we lift Sis. Lucille Knowles in the passing of her nephew Gregory Tate, and Bro. Aaron Footman in the passing of his mother.

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. Rosemarie Elliott, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee.


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