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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of July 3, 2022


 



Grace and peace in this season after Pentecost.


During the weekend, we invite you to join us in worship in the sanctuary or online today. Our Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and Holy Communion worship begins on Sunday at 9:30 am livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.


During the week, we encourage your presence in Morning Meditations with Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, the Men's Prayer Call at 7:30 am on Monday, and Noonday and Pastor’s Study at noon and 7 pm on Wednesday.


For our study, we are in dialogue with Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible. We're currently in the book of Joshua. You're invited to join the study and conversation as we contemplate scripture and its implications as we engage in the world. Sessions are on Zoom and YouTube and replays are available each week. If you would like to purchase the book, you can find it at Bookshop, Target, and on Amazon.

 


Worship with us every Sunday on Facebook & YouTube, and on our website.
Need to join via phone? You can dial in for an audio-only livestream at 1-929-205-6099, 975804722.

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and you'll be notified every time we are live. You can subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/metropolitaname.

 



 

Please join us this week, Monday-Friday, from 7 am-7:15 am for “Meditations with Metropolitan.” To sign up to offer a meditation or share your prayer requests, email the Morning Meditations team at prayer.metro1518@gmail.com. This week's hosts include Pastor Lamar, Dr. Dana, and other honored guests.

 


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 from 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 767 5679 7276

Passcode: y28Ma2

 

Noonday and Pastor's Study continues. We continue to read Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible. We invite you to join us as we contemplate the scripture and its implications as we engage in the world. Join us on Zoom & YouTube.

 


Don’t forget to register for Vacation Bible School by July 8th!

Virtual VBS will be held July 25th - 29th from 7-8 p.m. Register today by completing this form in the newsletter to ensure your virtual seat!

Contact Sister Linda Aarons with questions at lbaarons5@gmail.com

 

“Exploring Howard Thurman as Interpreter,” with Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith starts July 11th

Join Metropolitan AME Church's summer listening series called, “Exploring Howard Thurman as Interpreter,” with Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith as the facilitator. This 4-week series (July 11–Aug 1) takes a unique journey through Thurman’s spoken and written words to examine our practices of interpretation. Each session listens and discusses Thurman as we consider our practices of meaning-making through his model. Dates: Monday, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 at 7–8:15 PM EST. Registration is required to participate, register on Zoom: https://bit.ly/MAMECThurman22.

For more information on Dr. Shively’s scholarship on Thurman visit: www.imagesofinterpretation.com.

 


Save the Date: Church Anniversary is July 17, 2022

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church is 184 years young! Our church anniversary worship service is coming up in July. Our Sankofa Imagination: Bridging the Gap Between the streets and the sanctuary - is our theme. Mark your calendars for July 17, 2022 - we hope to see you in the sanctuary!

 


 


Submit Your Announcements Today

Have you heard the news? We love sharing events, news, and celebrations with our community and we don't want to miss a thing! Please send ALL announcement information to announcements@metropolitanamec.org. Blurbs should be no longer than 75 words. The weekly deadline is close of business on Tuesday for inclusion in our newsletter and Sunday morning announcements.

 


Do you have a passion for combining tradition and innovation? The Youth and Family Ministry is looking for you. We are seeking volunteers of all ages that would like to serve and plan with our Princeton Log Project on “ReImagining Youth Ministry at Metropolitan.” The commitment would require about 4 hours a month (or less) of visioning meetings and helping to plan small projects. The ideal candidate would have a passion to envision and give voice to where tradition meets innovation. Especially seeking students who are in 5th grade, middle school, high school, and college to participate.

Please contact Rev Thomas Brackeen, Jr. Minister to Youth and Families for more information and/or to sign up at thomas.brackeen@metropolitanamec.org.

 


Ethel P. Hall Club is preparing to celebrate 100 years!

The Ethel P. Hall Club will celebrate 100 years this year on November 27. Their celebration theme is Enlightening the Past, Engaging the present, and envisioning the future. To help the Ethel P. Hall club celebrate this milestone they are requesting that you send in your historical photos of the club to Rev. Dr. Sandra Shands-Strong at sshandsstrong@yahoo.com

Submissions are due by August 1st.

 


Happy Birthday to all those born in July! We are grateful for another year of your life! And honor you in the month of your birth.
 


Happy Anniversary to all of those married in July! We salute all couples married in the month of July. May you continue to grow in love, again and again, each year!
 


We’re Looking for Scripture Readers

We need youth scripture readers for Sundays in the months of July and August. Please reach out to Sis Karla Bruce-Choice to sign up at karlabruce@hotmail.com.

 


Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity.

There are several ways to give: via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, via credit card on the website on Realm, and via text, or Cash App.

To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME.

Metropolitan can’t be who God intends us to be without your generosity.



 


Please pray for those experiencing grief and health, strength, and healing. In particular, please pray for continued healing for Deaconess Mary Burroughs and Rev. Aisha Karimah.


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., Bro. Garland Dixon Sr., (husband of Dr. Freddie Dixon), Deaconess Beverly Lee, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer.


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