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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of February 25, 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.

 
 

The Morning Meditations team is 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!

 


 


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.”

Meeting ID: 869 8888 6242

Passcode: RBG

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

Meeting ID: 869 8888 6242

Passcode: 058824


 

2nd District YPD Townhall Meeting

Join us on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 6 pm for “Racism Still Alive." YPDers, WMS, Lay, Pastors, and Clergy. You will find the zoom information on the flyer and below.


Join by clicking:


Meeting ID: 894 429 7596

Passcode: YPDSED2

Dial in: 1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 894 429 7596

Passcode: 8681537


 


Please go to 2022 Scholarship Opportunities (metropolitaname.org) to find 2022 scholarship opportunities. Please look carefully at deadlines.


 



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. Tag us @metropolitanamec on social media.


 


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.


Also, to see the Sons and Daughters of Allen booklet celebrating their 60 years, Click here."

 




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.


 


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.

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 Katie Blanding in the passing of her sister-in-law Sherry Blanding, and Willie and Frances Oxendine in the passing of their nephew Larry Lewis Wright and their cousin Erther Sammie Oxendine. Also, please keep Bro. Cheyenne Harris in your prayers for healing. (Uncle of John Harris III)


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.


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, the family hour at 10 am, service at 11 am at Metropolitan AME Church. Preregistration will close on Thursday, February 24. On-site registration will be available until we reach our determined capacity of 200.









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