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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of July 8, 2023


Grace and peace in this season after Pentecost.

During the weekend, we invite you to join us in worship in the sanctuary or online tomorrow, Sunday, July 9. Service for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost begins at 10 am and is livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. New Members orientation concludes this week in the Pruitt Boardroom.

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 & 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. 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:


"I praise God for your ministries. We are impacting the District of Columbia, the DMV, and the world through worship, liberation, and service. Yesterday we won a judgment against the Proud Boys in the amount of $1,036,626.78 plus costs and interest at the statutory rate."

This is the fourth largest judgement against a white supremacist organization in the history of the United States.

"The God of justice is pleased. Jesus the liberator is pleased. Holy Spirit is breathing upon us. Our ancestors are smiling. Let us continue to be faithful. A luta continua! The beautiful struggle continues!"

-Pastor William H. Lamar IV


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


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


Train up your child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. Church School meets each Sunday morning at 8:30, and concludes at 10am in Douglass Hall. There are classes available for EVERYONE! We will be excited to see you in attendance!


Noonday and Pastor's Study continues this week. 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.


New Members Orientation continues this month! Join our leaders each Sunday after church in the Pruitt Boardroom for our four week class where we will engage in conversation and education surrounding the foundations of our faith, our denomination and this great church! Questions? Please contact Rev. Cozette Thomas.


Save the Date! Metropolitan will host a church conference to elect delegates and alternates on July 17th at 7pm via Zoom. Login information is coming soon.


We are very excited to return to the church for Metropolitan's Vacation Bible School this year! We look forward to your participation starting Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th. Please complete an individual registration for each family member. Register today using the QR code above.


Have something to share with the congregation? Please send ALL announcement information to Blurbs should be no longer than 75 words. Announcements for the month of August should be submitted by July 23, 2023!



The Sarah Allen Missionary Society (SAMS) announces that our In-Person Food Bank is coming back in August 2023. Please stay tuned for more information about volunteer opportunities with the SAMS Food Bank and how you can sign up.


I am also asking each of you to make a generous anniversary gift to Metropolitan before July 31, 2023, beyond your regular tithes and offerings...Why give to Metropolitan? Because we are answering God’s call for the present age. We are planning to provide housing for unhoused veterans. We fight ecological apartheid and climate injustice by organizing people around the nation to ensure that Black, brown, and poor communities are not doomed to be stifling heat islands... We fight the displacement of Black people in the District of Columbia. We stand up against legislation that would further criminalize Black youth in our city.

-Pastor William H. Lamar IV

Please make sure that you specify that your gift is for church anniversary when you give.

We're grateful for your generosity.

There are several ways to give:

  • via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street NW, Washington, DC. 20005;

  • via Credit card: on our website and via Realm;

  • via Text: To text to give, text “metro1518” to 73256;

  • via Cash App: $MetropolitanAME


“Truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Let us continue to lift each other in prayer - please pray for those experiencing grief or in need of health, strength, and healing.



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