• Evan Taylor

Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of July 9, 2021


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


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. However, we invite you to join us on July 14 at noon for a summer listening series on Howard Washington Thurman and at 7pm for a special bible study with Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake. Rev. Dr. Shively Smith will guide us through discussions on lectures, prayers, meditations, and writings by Dr. Thurman after we listen to them together. The Zoom link is the same as the Wednesday noonday bible study for the summer listening series and the same as Pastor's study for the Wednesday evening study.


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

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

We are delighted that Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake will be preaching this Sunday at 9:30 am and teaching a special bible study on Wednesday, July 14th at 7 pm. Rev. Blake is the presiding minister of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, California, which was founded by Dr. Howard Thurman. To join the bible study, simply use the Pastor’s Study link.

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

Metropolitan A.M.E. will host Virtual Vacation Bible School the week of July 26-30, 2021 from 7pm - 8 pm each night. 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.

Come join us for a week of family fun, fellowship and learning.

We want to see you there.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebB3jjxU3dv9bZc5rl528c5A7fHivGXwici2-9TKF5uay1lw/viewform

Today is the deadline to register!

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.


Plan to attend one of several focus groups to discuss upcoming changes in the music and creative arts ministry. The meetings will be held July 17 at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm. The 10am meeting is for choirs and musicians only. The congregation-wide meetings are 11:30-12:30pm and 1-2pm. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas about this critical aspect of our worship experience. To register for one of the sessions, visit the links below. To ensure that we can hear from as many congregants as possible, please limit your registration to one session.


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

Register in advance for this meeting:

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


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

Register in advance for this meeting:

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


July 17 | 1-2pm - Congregation-wide

Register in advance for this meeting:

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


On Saturday July 17th from 10:30am to 12:00pm, please 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.

Click the link to register: https://forms.gle/2N9z6SeA3bVxvpUc6

We are excited that our resident scholar, Rev. Dr. Shively Smith will be teaching during the Intergenerational Bible Discovery Hour at the General Conference on Sunday, July 11 at 7:30 am.

To join, go to the AME Church YouTube Channel: #amecgc2021 - YouTube or on the AME Church Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/watch/AMEChurchOfficial/

Be sure to join her before our 9:30 worship.


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

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

The 51st Quadrennial Session of the General Conference will conclude on 10th. Please be in prayer for the connectional church and for all who will be traveling. In particular, we pray for our pastor, William H. Lamar IV and his role on the Episcopal Committee.

For the official program of the conference go to https://www.ame-church.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/General-Conference-Agenda-for-2021.pdf

To watch worship sessions, interviews and more of the 51st session of the General Conference of the African Methodist go to African Methodist Episcopal Church - YouTube

For minutes from the business sessions, pictures from the Conference go to https://event.crowdcompass.com/amegc2020/activity/eX7iZPJgxi

The 37th Lay Biennial Convention is being held July 11-12, 2021. The theme is “Greater Together: A Calling to Fulfill.”

Please be in prayer for a safe and successful meeting.

Click here for the agenda: https://www.ame-church.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Final-Lay-Biennial-Agenda.pdf

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. 7/15: Naloxone Training@ 6:30 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/ee2naloxonetraining 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.


Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. In particular we lift Michelle Stevenson Harvey in the passing of her uncle, Mack Ruff, her former sister-in-law, Annette Jordan, and her aunt Gracie Broome.


We also ask for your continued prayers for Dr. D.R. Butler, 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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