Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of February 11, 2022



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


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.


This Sunday we begin our new phase for worship! Celebrate Founder’s Day with us at 9:30 am and Join us each and 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.

 

 


This Sunday we are launching a new phase of worship as we celebrate Founder’s. We will only be on YouTube and Facebook live on Sundays going forward.

Sunday Meditations will return. In the meantime, send in your Black History videos.


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

 

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.

 
 


Souper Bowl of Caring is this Sunday. As in past years, we are calling upon you to support our youth by giving a sacrificial offering to the YPD! The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement with youth across the United States working together to fight hunger in their local communities around Super Bowl Sunday. This year’s proceeds will help the Shirley Sheares AME Empowerment Center/Shelter in Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as other needy agencies in our conferences. Please designate in the memo your donation when you give, either by check or electronically.

 


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.
 


 

The Metropolitan AME Church School cordially invites you to their Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 07:00 PM EST.

The theme is “Black Health And Wellness.”

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988886242?pwd=cDNibzM3S2lyaUZCVXM4dTVJd2t4Zz09

Meeting ID: 869 8888 6242

Passcode: RBG

Dial in: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 869 8888 6242

Passcode: 058824


 


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


 


Save the Date! The Sons and Daughters of Allen's Virtual Cultural Arts Festival will be held on March 5, 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: 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 family of Erma Lee who passed this week, the family of Dawn Cook who passed, Dr. Regina Davis Moss in the passing of her mother Delphynne Jones Davis, her cousin Vincent Gamble, and her uncle Nathan Jones, Jr. all in the last days of January 2022, Shawn Jenkins and family in the passing of his father, Edwin Jenkins, and Brenda Dancil-Jones in the passing of her aunt, Fannie Mae Douglas Brown.


Upcoming Funerals

COVID precautions will be observed. All who enter must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination with picture ID will be checked upon entry.

We ask that all who wish to attend all services to pre-register to help us to estimate attendance and to expedite entry. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know when you register.


Sis. Ethel Delaney Lee's arrangements: Wednesday, February 16, AKA Memorial Service at 9:15, family hour at 9:30, service at 10:30 at Metropolitan.

Registration link https://bit.ly/etheldelaneyleefuneral


Dr. Ruby Gourdine's arrangements: Friday, February 25, family hour at 10 am, service at 11 am at Metropolitan AME Church.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/RubyGourdinefuneral


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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