• Evan Taylor

Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of July 16, 2021

Updated: Jul 19



Greetings Metropolitan family and friends,


You're invited to join us this weekend as we discuss and provide feedback on our music and creative arts ministry, as we seek to build equity through homeownership in our community and as we worship together.


Register to join us tomorrow for focus groups to discuss our music and creative arts ministry. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas about this critical aspect of our worship experience. To ensure that we can hear from as many congregants as possible, please limit your registration to one session.


July 17 | 10-11 am - For Choirs & Musicians

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pduuqqzIrHNR7HsCMx3k--r3vkyzCWCFX


July 17 11:30 am-12:30 pm - Congregation-wide

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocuCvrTIjG9Ce4Re0JjcW9hZlADxjoB98

July 17 | 1-2 pm - Congregation-wide

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuqpqz8jH9dBdgNGV2OBh2hw57ifjXiA


Help us build black equity through homeownership and continue to plant seeds of change in the community by phone banking on Zoom. Please join Pastor Lamar tomorrow at 10:30 am for a community phone outreach workshop to gain insight on the barriers and paths to homeownership. There will be a brief training on the script of questions followed by phone calls to the community.

It's not too late to register: https://forms.gle/2N9z6SeA3bVxvpUc6


During the week, we look forward to your presence during Morning Meditations at Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, at our Men's prayer call at 7:30 am, For our Youth and Family ministry's Faith & Film Movie Night on Monday at 6:30 pm.


Please join us Monday-Friday from 7-7:15 am for “Meditations with Metropolitan.” To sign up to offer a meditation or to share your prayer requests, email the Morning Meditations team at prayer.metro1518@gmail.com. You can join via phone by dialing: 1-929-205-6099, 97875446720#.


Join us every Monday Morning from 7:30 am – 7:45 am for the Men's Prayer call. You can join the men's prayer call via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78045010050?pwd=QzVmUEUzb0I2SlhQcFlRU1JlV3NUZz09

The Meeting ID is 780 4501 0050 and the passcode is: urst5J


Both Noonday and Pastor’s Study on Wednesdays will be on hiatus during the months of July and August.


Join us Saturdays at 11 am on Facebook for Cafe Met.

We look forward to worshipping together on Sunday.

Meditations begin at 9 am; Worship is Sundays at 9:30 am

Join via Computer or Tablet: https://zoom.us/j/975804722

Join via Phone 1-929-205-6099, 975804722

Looking for replays of our worship services? You can find replays of Worship on our website and YouTube channel.


To ensure that we can hear from as many congregants as possible, please limit your registration to one session.


Saturday, July 17 | 10-11 am - For Choirs & Musicians

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pduuqqzIrHNR7HsCMx3k--r3vkyzCWCFX


Saturday, July 17 11:30 am-12:30 pm - Congregation-wide

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocuCvrTIjG9Ce4Re0JjcW9hZlADxjoB98


Saturday, July 17 | 1-2 pm - Congregation-wide

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuqpqz8jH9dBdgNGV2OBh2hw57ifjXiA


Saturday, July 17th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, join Pastor Lamar on Zoom for a community phone outreach workshop to gain insight on the barriers and paths to homeownership. There will be a brief training on the script of questions followed by phone calls to the community.

Register: https://forms.gle/2N9z6SeA3bVxvpUc6

We hope you will join us for the Faith and Film series kickoff with the Youth and Families ministry on Monday, July 19th at 6:30 pm. We’ll be watching and discussing Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe followed by a brief discussion.

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98284531654?pwd=RWs4UkV5Ujl1SjE3NkQ2Y0x6WklWUT09

password: YAF

We are excited that we will be updating our church database this month. This update will improve communications and the ease of electronic giving. Members will be receiving more information on training opportunities via email.


Space is still available for the 2021 East of the River Career Exposure Camp!

If you are looking for activities for your child this summer or know of someone who is, we have a summer enrichment program that will help keep their academic skills sharp for the upcoming school year. The camp will run from August 2nd - 6th and will take place at the DC Dream Center. There will be no virtual component to camp this year. Students and instructors are to follow the DC Dream Center's COVID-19 safety protocols, which include the wearing of masks when indoors. Capacity has been reduced this year to meet spacing recommendations.

This year's camp will include topics on Architecture and Healthcare, as well as other careers.

The East of the River Career Exposure Camp is an academic enrichment program for students in 6th - 9th grade and is FREE to attend but space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration form and parent orientation packet must be filled out before final acceptance.

If you are interested in the camp or know someone who would be, please share this with them. Registration documents can be accessed through our website www.eotrbrightfutures.org.

We celebrate our own trailblazing Dorothy Gilliam was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey last week. See the interview below and read more about her amazing life.

Access the transcript of the interview here.


The YPD is seeking out scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for the months of July through September. Please sign up at the link below and or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice at karlabruce@hotmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa822aa8-metropolitan1


Calling all men! 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/78045010050?pwd=QzVmUEUzb0I2SlhQcFlRU1JlV3NUZz09

Meeting ID: 780 4501 0050

Passcode: urst5J

Free Kidney Screenings Available

The GW Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center will be hosting Free Kidney Screenings

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at Rhode Island Ave Immediate Primary Care Center

Located at 2350 Washington Place NE Suite 110N Washington, DC 20018

You can schedule a free screening by calling 1-833-KIDNEY3.

Metropolitan AME Church’s Young Adult Fellowship has partnered with Empowerment Enterprise II (EE2) to participate in an Opioid Awareness campaign during the month of July. We will join the events on the Thursdays below to learn more about the Opioid epidemic and about opportunities to support those who may be impacted by addiction. You're invited to join us and learn more about the Opioid Awareness epidemic and how we can help. You can register to join us for one or more of the events to learn more. 7/22: Stigma/It Matters What You Say Conversation @ 6:30 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/ee2stigmaconvo 7/29: Overcomers/Testimonials @ 6:30 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/ee2overcomers Make sure to register with Metropolitan AME Church as your church affiliation. We hope you will partner with the Young Adult fellowship in this effort.


FEMA will be reimbursing funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, to families of coronavirus victims. For more information go to: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance


Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. In particular, we lift Sis. Jo Butler and family as we all grieve the loss of Dr. D.R. Butler, the family of Marie Fleming as they grieve her passing this week, and Sis. Annette Drew for her husband James Drew as he recovers from heart surgery and prepares for another procedure.


We also ask for your continued prayers for 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, Sis. Ruby Joyce, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee.





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