Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of February 18, 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.


Worship with us at 9:30 am and join us 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.

 

 

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.

 
 

Soliciting volunteers to share your meditation during the week of Monday February 28th through Friday March 4th.


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.
 


Girl Scout Sunday - March 6

Girl Scout Sunday emphasizes the powerful ties between Girls Scouting and faith. We will celebrate our own Girl Scout troops and the volunteers on March 6 during our 9:30 worship service. We honor our troops and leaders who give their time and talents to serve others. Former Girl Scouts join us!

 


 



We celebrate our own Dr. Ivory Toldson, who was featured on Good Morning America where he discussed why Black women carry a disproportionate burden of student loan debt. Watch it here: Financial aid expert Jessica Brown talks tackling college debt before it starts | GMA (goodmorningamerica.com)/


 



The Metropolitan AME Church School cordially invites you to their Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, 7:00 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.

 



As we prepare for the WIN's March 20th Virtual March on Washington there are two upcoming opportunities to learn more about two issues very close to Metropolitan's heart. Public Safety and Gun Violence prevention, led by our very own Sis. Ryane Nickens and building equity and wealth through Black homeownership. On Thursday evening Feb. 24th we will have experts from the Attorney General's office and Georgetown University join us to talk about the Police Reform Bill and the “Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021."

Register at https://bit.ly/PUBLICSAFETYFEB24


And on Tuesday, March 1st join us to learn from WIN leaders about the ask's we are proposing for the Mayor's FY2023 budget. We are excited to host Sasha Angus, the Executive Director of Manna Housing; a non-profit developer who is building homes for middle-income Washingtonians. Manna's team will talk about the District's current policies and programs that support homeownership and help us understand the challenges and opportunities for people to build wealth through homeownership.


And finally, on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Metropolitan and the Washington Interfaith Network will host a VIRTUAL March on Washington to demonstrate our power and communicate our demands for a vibrant, livable, safe, healthy, and affordable diverse city. Help us support Black homeownership in the District.

Please be sure to register at https://forms.gle/a9G5DQ7UhqQAA2jx5



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 72nd Washington Annual Conference will be held virtually from Wed. May 4 - May 6, beginning with the WMS Conference on Wed.

 

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 up Sis. Gwendolyn Grant, Bro. Eddie Street Jr., son of Bro. Ed Street and Rev. Marvin T. Glenn Jr. for healing.


Upcoming Funerals

COVID precautions will be observed. Masks required. All who enter must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination with a 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.


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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