Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of January 7, 2022
Happy New Year!! May God’s grace continue to follow you in this new year. This week we remember the baptism of our Lord.
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.
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 https://bookshop.org, Target, and Amazon.
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.
Women's Bible Study will be held next Thursday, January 13th at 7 pm. All are welcome. Sis. Evan Taylor, Digital Minister and leader of Young Adults will facilitate. 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#
The third quarterly conference will be held virtually this coming Monday, January 10, at 7:30 pm. The link will be emailed to members.
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.
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.
Meeting ID: 767 5679 7276
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.
We pause to honor the life and legacy of Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux, the 113th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and former pastor of Metropolitan AME Church. Much beloved, Bishop DeVeaux served as pastor of Metropolitan from 1986 until his election to the office of Bishop in 1996. Please keep the DeVeaux family and the AME Church in prayer.
He will be funeralized on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at 12 noon at The Cathedral of Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church
492 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Live Streaming: https://www.turnerchapelame.org/ and on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at Metropolitan AME. Live Streaming: http://www.metropolitaname.org/
Viewing will be held from 9 am - 11:30 am, funeral beginning at 12 noon. COVID protocols strictly followed. Vaccination proof needed at the door.
Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. In particular we lift Bro. Anthony Hawkins and family in the passing of his cousin Donald Hawkins, Rev. Grayland Snead and family in the passing of his grandmother, Christine Robertson, and Wayne Bassard and family in the passing of his uncle James Bassard. We continue to lift all who are dealing with the Omicron variant of 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, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee.