Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of February 4, 2022



God's blessing and grace to each of you as we worship, liberate, and serve together.


This weekend, don't forget to pick up your elements tomorrow between 11 am and noon. We look forward to your presence Sunday for morning meditations at 9 am and in worship at 9:30 am. This Sunday is Go Red Sunday.


During the week, Morning Meditations with Metropolitan continue at 7 am Monday through Friday, Men's Prayer Call at 7:30 am on Monday.


Noonday and Pastor’s Study at 7 pm continues on Wednesday. We continue to read Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible. Join us as we approach scripture in fresh ways. You can purchase the book at Bookshop, Target, and Amazon.


Next week we will be moving to a new phase of worship, For our Founder’s Day worship service we will experience a new worship experience. We will only be on YouTube and Facebook live on Sundays going forward.


Yes! New things are in the works as we move towards returning to our beautiful sanctuary.

 

We look forward to worshiping 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.


Next week we will be moving to a new phase of worship, For our Founder’s Day worship service we will experience a new worship experience. We will only be on YouTube and Facebook live on Sundays going forward.


Yes! New things are in the works as we move towards returning to our beautiful sanctuary.

 

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 continues. Join us we study the bible using Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' book Holy Imagination. Join us on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube.
 

RED DRESS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2022

Heart disease is still the #1 killer among women, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To amplify this message, the DMV Links Inc. will be joining us for worship for RED DRESS SUNDAY at 9:30 am. Wear red during worship and join us in the fight against heart disease.

To watch the Red Dress Event held on 2/4/22 click here! Our own Dr. Nicki Martin shared her knowledge.

Continue to share information all month long! February is heart month.

Learn more about heart disease here and here. Know the signs and symptoms. Know your numbers.

 


The Washington Conference YPD Leadership Institute presents "I Am Enough!" Psalms 139:14 "I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."

On Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 per person ages 2-26, $15.00 per person 27 years and older.

To Register, please contact Sis Karla Choice by Wed, February 2 to participate at karlabruce@hotmail.com

 


 


 




We celebrate with all of those who are celebrating Birthdays in February. Happy Birthday!
 



We recognize all of those celebrating Anniversaries in February. Happy Anniversary!
 

Invitation to share Metropolitan Black History Family Stories

The Sunday morning meditations team invites the Metropolitan Family to join us in celebrating Black History. Each person/family is asked to create 1-3 minute (no more than 3 minutes! So check your time stamp) video of a family story that represents what Black History means to you and your family. What is a story from your family and community that reminds you of the history of our African Diaspora village? If you do not have a story, then please take the time to share a Black history fact, person, or quotation that you find important to lift up in this season in a 1-3 minute video or even an image! Email all contributions to: VirtualWorship@metropolitanamec.org

Video Invitation Link: https://flipgrid.com/s/pGFTpoxiQByk

 

Congratulations to Queen Imani Stutely and Princess Julianna Michael both being category A 2nd place winners in the Washington Conference Women's Missionary Society Dorcas Pageant. Well done!

 

Save the Date! The Sons and Daughters of Allen's Virtual Cultural Arts Festival will be held on March 6, 2022 from 12 noon - 2 pm. The theme is "Uniting as One to Serve the Church and Family." To register and attend, please click here.

 


The YPD and Youth and Family Ministry are looking for students in Elementary, Middle, High School, and College to participate as Scripture readers for our Virtual Sunday Morning Worship services. Please use the link shared to sign up. Please contact Sis. Karla Bruce or Rev. Thomas A. Brackeen, Jr. for more information.


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/76756797276?pwd=b05RMDJINis4Mi9EUTNkUUVYVzNDUT09

Meeting ID: 767 5679 7276

Passcode: y28Ma2

 


Save the Date: The Second Episcopal District Virtual Mid-Winter Meeting, Founders’ Day, and Midyear Convocation will be held Thursday, February 10, and Friday, February 11. More info to come. https://www.ame2.com/

 

Save the Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – WMS Annual Convention

Thursday, May 5 - Friday, May 6, 2022

72ND SESSION OF THE WASHINGTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Virtual Business, Committee Reports, & Annual Worship Services

 


All households eligible to receive 4 free at-home COVID-19 Tests

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:


Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

For more information & to order visit: https://special.usps.com/testkits

https://www.covidtests.gov/


 

UPO’s VITA is providing free tax services for those who make $58k or less per year. To find out more information, go to https://www.upo.org/taxprep/ or call 202-231-7903 to make an appointment. Free Tax Preparation will be provided at:

UPO PETEY GREENE COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER

2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20032


 


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 families of Sis. Ethel Delaney Lee, whose service will be held at Metropolitan on February 16, 9:30 viewing, 10:30 funeral, Bro. Welton Doby, whose service will be held at Metropolitan on February 10, 10 am viewing, 11 am funeral and Dr. Ruby Gourdine whose arrangements are pending. We honor their witness and service as we prepare to celebrate their lives.

We continue to lift all who are dealing with the COVID-19 virus.


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.







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