Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of July 30, 2021



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


Communion Element pickup is tomorrow from 11 am to noon. We look forward to your presence in Cafe Met on Saturday at 11 and in Worship on Sunday at 9 for meditations and 9:30 am.


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 Social Justice Summer on Monday at 6:30 pm and by taking action in solidarity with our youth on The Potomac District Day of Action Friday, August 6th.


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 month of August.


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

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


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.

This week we will be talking about voting in tandem with this week's Potomac District Day of Action.

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

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.

The Potomac District Day of Action will be held on Friday, August 6th. The theme is Protect Our Vote in honor of the 56th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Join us on social media to urge others to protect the vote, write to your senator in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights bill and the For the People Act and/or join us for Social Justice Summer on Monday as we talk about voting.


We launched our new website. Make sure to take a look at the new homepage at metropolitaname.org


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. If you have any questions, please email realm@metropolitanamec.org


You can also bookmark this page for online giving: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanAME/-/give/now


The YPD is seeking out scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for the months of August 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.

Thank you to all who supported Metropolitan AME Church’s Young Adult Fellowship's partnership with Empowerment Enterprise II (EE2) in our Opioid Awareness campaign during the month of July. We joined events to learn about the Opioid crisis, get trained on how to administer Naloxone to reverse an overdose, discussed stigma, and heard testimonials of those impacted by the opioid crisis. Special shout-outs to our young adult fellowship members who were present and engaged in this work.

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

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