Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of July 23, 2021



Greetings! May God’s love embrace you as we continue to worship, liberate and serve.


Thank you to everyone who joined us in action to push our representatives to provide a permanent internet subsidy to help end the digital divide. We are grateful for your time and commitment to acting justly and holding our representatives accountable to do the same. If you missed this week's action, you can still participate (in less than 10 mins) by visiting https://www.blackchurches4broadband.org/take-action and complete the steps to email, tweet, and/or call your legislators and make your voice heard.


We look forward to your presence in Worship on Sunday. There will be no Cafe Met tomorrow, Saturday, July 24.


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 and for Virtual Vacation Bible School Monday thru Friday from 7-8 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.


Metropolitan A.M.E. will host Virtual Vacation Bible School this week, July 26-30, 2021 from 7 pm - 8 pm. The theme for this year's VBS is I've Got This with Jesus. VBS will have classes for ages 3-100+. Sessions will include Bible stories, games, movement, Black History, music, arts and crafts.

Registration has closed. We look forward to seeing you!


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.

The updated online giving feature has gone live! You will see that there is a new look and feel. See the new screen below. You do not need to log in to give. Those that have been giving via ACS please use the same email address that you used to give via ACS. You can also bookmark this page for online giving: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanAME/-/give/now


Social Justice Summer is back for the month of August.

We hope to see you on Monday nights (Aug. 2, Aug. 9, and Aug. 16) at 6:30 pm.

Join us for 3 weeks of reflection, practice, history, and social justice action.

Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96323908184?pwd=VWNXVUJlYVpTZ01HK2dyWHBva1hVQT09

Password: SJS


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.

This week, we launched our new website. Make sure to take a look at the new homepage at metropolitaname.org


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. 7/29: 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


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, and via text, PayPal or Cash App. To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; find us on PayPal at ;our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME.


Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. We especially lift up Bishop Vashti McKenzie and family in the passing of Supervisor Stan McKenzie.


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





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