Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of December 3, 2021



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


During the weekend, we look forward to your presence during Sunday meditations at 9 am and worship for the first week 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 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 



 



 


The Women's Ministry of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church would like to invite the women in our community to a "Sister's Check-in" This is a time that we gather to see some familiar faces, catch up on life, and hear how we are doing. Please join us on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 1:00 pm for a Sister's Check-In. Join with this information:


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92524610807?pwd=OGY3THhmNDdtU2NxblZLbmxVbSt2Zz09

Meeting ID: 925 2461 0807

Passcode: SISTER

 


 


The Women's Ministry of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church would like to invite you to our Women's Bible Study that will be facilitated by Rev. Nichele Carter-Peterson. Please join us on Thursday, December 09, 2021, at 7:00 pm for our Women's Bible Study. All are welcome. We hope to see you there. Join with the information below:

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93793695245?pwd=QkJGbk9ucmxtVWxWaCtIOEdINE9UUT09 Meeting ID: 937 9369 5245 Passcode: STUDY Join by phone by dialing: +13017158592,,93793695245#

 



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. Please take a moment to share with us the names of any members whose lives we should remember on the occasion. We also ask that you send a high resolution photo and 2-3 sentences (no more than 100 words) about the member to Sis. Ruth Fulwood at ruth.fulwood@metropolitanamec.org and Sis. Dee Elliot at lwelliott@aol.com by December 9. Mark your calendars and plan to join us December 16 at 7pm.


 


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 November and 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


In other Young People's Division News, elections will be announced soon.

 


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 the family of Sis. Ruby Joyce, Sis. Evelyn Mathis in the passing of her husband Bro. Andrew Mathis, the family of Senator Nathaniel Exum, Sis. Carolyn Warner and Deaconess Beverly in the passing of their brother Phillip Williams, and Dr. Cleopatra Lawton in the passing of her aunt Ina Harget.

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.


 


Dear Metropolitan Family... The Duggard, Jr Clan wants to acknowledge so many of you, from the Church and, particularly the Church School. We want to Thank you for all your support, Emails, Calls, Texts, Gifts, Donations, and other ways of sharing Love and Kindness, that you have shown during this time. We weren’t planning our next “Life-Changing Moment” to be this. God’s Plan does not always follow ours but we trust and believe that his Plan is Best.


Stay Blessed… Chas





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