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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of June 18, 2021

God's blessings upon you as we continue to worship, liberate, and serve.

This weekend we remember the nine members of Mother Emanuel AME Church who were killed on June 17, 2015. On that night clergy and members of Emanuel AME were mercilessly gunned down during Bible study by a 21-year-old white supremacist. Let us say each of their names:

Rev. Clementa Pinckney,

Cynthia Hurd

Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton

Tywanza Sanders

Ethel Lance

Susie Jackson

Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor

Rev. Daniel Simmons

Myra Thompson

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 You can join via phone by dialing: 1-929-205-6099, 97875446720#

Both Noonday and Pastor’s Study on Wednesdays will be on hiatus during the months of June, July, and August. However, we invite you to join us June 30, July 7, and July 14 at noon for summer listening series on Howard Washington Thurman. Rev. Dr. Shively Smith will guide us through discussions on lectures, prayers, meditations, and writings by Dr. Thurman after we listen to them together.


Meditations begin at 9 am; Worship is Sundays at 9:30 am

Join via Computer or Tablet:

Join via Phone 1-929-205-6099, 975804722


Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, father figures.


We celebrate Juneteenth this weekend as we acknowledge the day of jubilee and declared emancipation for those who were enslaved in Texas by order from Major General Granger on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. This annual rite of Black people in the South has become the newest federal holiday in the United States. Read more about Juneteenth.


Calling all men! The Men's Prayer Call will be a sacred space where brothers can share and explore their relationship with God in Christ Jesus. All brothers are encouraged to come to the group as they are. The call will be every Monday Morning at 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 780 4501 0050

Passcode: urst5J


Metropolitan AME Church's Youth and Families Ministry presents...


The Youth and Family Ministry invites you to our Intergenerational Virtual Talent Show on Monday, June 28th at 6:30 pm. We are looking for local talent of ALL ages that would like to offer a gift of poetry, dance, mime, or song. To sign up, please send an email to


The Potomac District Youth Explosion will be next Friday, June 25 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 26 at 12 pm.

It’s Time... #bethechange The 2021 Potomac District Youth Explosion will be a virtual experience. On Friday, June 25th at 7pm be inspired by young people, celebrate contest winners, highlight service projects and explore the theme. On Saturday, June 26th at 12 pm dig further into the theme, and participate in a Justice Panel Discussion at 12 pm (exploring avenues for dealing with injustice); workshops for all ages will follow at 1 pm and a Closing Session at 2 pm . Register now on eventbrite. Zoom links will be provided to all registrants within 48 hours of the event. Link to Youth Explosion Registration


Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will host a Virtual Vacation Bible School the week of July 26-30, 2021 from 7 pm - 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 as soon as possible. Spaces are limited.

The deadline to register is July 9.


FEMA will be reimbursing funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, to families of coronavirus victims. For more information go to:


The YPD is seeking out scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for the months of June through September. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice.


Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. In particular, we lift Eddie Smoot and family in the passing of his mother Margarie Smoot, family of Barbara Pope Bennett, Rev. Jon Petty in the passing of his cousin, sister Tanya Craig and family on the loss of her brother Clyde ‘Ricky’ Tice, Sis. Estella Speaks on the loss of her sister-in-law Judy Morris, and Dr. Julianne Malveaux in the passing of her mother, Proteone Marie Alexandria Malveaux.

We also ask for your continued prayers for 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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