Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of December 31, 2021



Happy New Year!! May God’s grace follow you into the new year.


This weekend, we look forward to your presence in worship on Sunday at 9 am for Sunday meditations and at 9:30 am for Sunday 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 Friday, Dec. 31 for Watch Night.


Noonday and Pastor's Study resumes this Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at noon and 7 pm. The book that is guiding our 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.


Communion elements will not be handed out next week before Communion Sunday. Please prepare for worship by having crackers or bread and juice available.


Lastly, if you want to give any final gifts for





 

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, Bible Study and/or other Metropolitan programs? You can find replays of Worship on our website and on our YouTube channel.

 

 


Noonday and Pastor's Study resumes on January 5th, 2022. Join us we continue studying the bible using Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' book Holy Imagination. Join us on Zoom, Facebook, or YouTube.

 



Join us tonight, December 31st for our watch night service at 7 pm as we prepare for the new year by revisiting Dr. William Barber’s Watch Night sermon preached on Dec. 31, 2016, at Metropolitan. It will be aired on YouTube and Facebook.


 




Women's Bible Study will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 7 pm. 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#


 


Save the Date. The third quarterly conference will be held virtually on January 10, at 7:30 pm. The link will be shared closer to the date.


 


Kelly Lay Organization dues are due TODAY December 31, 2021. See above for information on the various ways to pay your dues and the criteria to join.

 


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 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/76756797276?pwd=b05RMDJINis4Mi9EUTNkUUVYVzNDUT09

Meeting ID: 767 5679 7276

Passcode: y28Ma2

 


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. We pause to honor the life and legacy of Bishop Desmond Tutu. Also, please lift the family of Sis. Patricia Loving, who passed this week, Sis. Aliya Hassell and family in the passing of her father Benjamin Hassell, and Rev. Geoffrey Tate Sr. and family in the passing of his cousin Tara McCallum as well as his great great nephew Kevin Mayberry.


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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