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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of June 4, 2022


Grace and peace as we move into Pentecost.

During the weekend, we invite you to join us in the Virtual Achieving Financial Security Forum at 1 pm, worship in the sanctuary or online on Sunday and in our church conference at 1 pm where we will hear the initial sermons of Brandon Cox, Khaleelah Harris, and Erika Jackson-Stokes. Our Pentecost 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, Noonday and Pastor’s Study at noon and 7 pm on Wednesday, and STEM Night on Friday at 7 pm.

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 Deuteronomy. 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:



Church Conference

All members are invited to join us for the next Church conference tomorrow, Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 1 pm. The meeting will be virtual on Zoom. We’ll hear the initial sermons of Brandon Cox, Khaleelah Harris, Erika Jackson-Stokes and Obri Richardson and elect our delegates to District Conference and Annual Conference. The zoom link was shared via email.


Kin-dom KIDZ Choir

We are inviting all the Kin-dom KIDZ to join us for our annual youth day on June 12, 2022. In preparation for this event, we are having our next youth choir rehearsal on June 11th from 11 am-1 pm. We want to highlight our youth in worship so if you sing, dance, rap, or are interested in participating please email Rev. Grayland Snead Jr. His email is We’re looking forward to an amazing Youth Day! With your help, we know it will be a success.


Metropolitan AME Church School Celebrates Youth Day 2022

With a Socially Distanced Fellowship on Saturday, June 11, 2022

1 pm – 5 pm

At Allen Pond Park

3330 Northview Drive

Bowie MD 20716

Pre-registration is mandatory. A boxed lunch will be provided for all who register in advance. All participants are required to wear masks and maintain social distance as they interact with friends and family that they are not normally in contact with. All adults must be vaccinated to participate. Please know we are monitoring COVID numbers and protocols to ensure the safety of our Church School family. Register here:


Calling All 2022 Graduates, We Want to Celebrate You!

It's that time of year again! We are recognizing our graduates on our Youth Annual Day on Sunday, June 12th. If you or you have a student graduating from high school, college, graduate school, seminary, or other institutions, please let the Youth and Families Ministry know by filling out the Google Form below.


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


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.



Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Scholarship Endowment Scholarship Awards

The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church ScholarshipEndowment will host its 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Program virtually on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 12:00 Noon. The program will feature as Keynote Speaker, Ms. Jonquilyn Hill, Senior Producer and Podcast Host at WAMU 88.5 and creator of the podcast, “Through the Cracks,” and as Master of Ceremonies, Rev. Geoffrey Tate, Sr., Minister to the Pearl P. Cook Seniors Ministry. The Scholarship Endowment appreciates your support of our deserving youth who demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need. Ticket donations: $25. Other contributions are also appreciated. You can purchase tickets here:


Do you have a young person interested in dance and creative exploration?

The Youth Dancers will be practicing and showcasing their talents on June 12 for Youth Day! Please email Britney Jones at for more information!


We’re Looking for Scripture Readers

We need youth scripture readers for Sundays in the months of June, July, and August. Please reach out to Sis Karla Bruce-Choice to sign up.

Hoyer Lift Available

Bro. Charles Duggard has a brand new and never used Hoyer lift available for anyone who has needs. Please reach out to him by email at


Vacation Bible School is coming in July!

Are you ready to Claim Your Crown? This is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School! Virtual VBS will be held July 25th - 29th from 7-8 p.m. We have classes for all ages including Beginners, Primary, Juniors, Teens, and Adults. Register today by completing this form in the newsletter by July 8th to ensure your virtual seat!

Contact Sister Linda Aarons with questions at


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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