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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of March 19, 2022

Grace and Peace to each of you in this Lenten season.

This weekend we look forward to your presence Sunday for morning meditations at 9 am and in worship for the AME Connectional observance of Purple Sunday and the Third Sunday of Lent at 9:30 am.

During the week, Morning Meditations with Metropolitan continue at 7 am Monday through Friday, Men's Prayer Call at 7:30 am on Monday, and Noonday and Pastor’s Study at noon and 7 pm continue 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. We’re invited to contemplate the scripture and its implications as we engage in the world. You can purchase the book at Bookshop, Target, and Amazon.

Worship with us every Sunday on Facebook, YouTube, and on Our Website. Need to join via phone? You can dial-in for audio-only at 1-929-205-6099, 975804722.



To help you locate Sunday worship, Noonday Bible Study, and Pastor's Study on Wednesdays, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel .

Our YouTube Channel has our Metropolitan logo.

Looking for replays of our worship services, Bible Study and/or other Metropolitan programs? You can find replays of Worship on our website and on our YouTube channel.


Worship begins at 9:30 am.

Join via Computer or Tablet: Facebook, YouTube, and on Our Website.

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



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 to 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 at 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 767 5679 7276

Passcode: y28Ma2


Noonday and Pastor's Study continues. Join us we study the bible using Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams' book Holy Imagination. Join us on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube.


In honor of Women's History Month, the Young Adult Missionary Society of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society at Metropolitan will collect sanitary napkins for girls in the District of Colombia. Collection dates are Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26 from 10 am to 12 pm at the church. Contact Sis. Carmel Henry at with any questions.


This Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Metropolitan and the Washington Interfaith Network the VIRTUAL March on Washington to demonstrate our power and communicate our demands for a vibrant, livable, safe, healthy, and affordable diverse city. Help us support Black homeownership in the District.

If you have not answered the call already, please register (AND LOG IN ON SUNDAY.)

Please view this video of Howard University graduate students Wisline and Rachel as they share their fears about never being able to own homes and the help they need to make it happen. This is why we show up. Home equity in the District helps all of us.


Purple Sunday

The African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Alzheimer's Association invite you to attend the Second Annual Connectional Purple Sunday, a free virtual program to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and other dementia.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 4 pm.

To learn more about the partnership between the AME church and the Alzheimer's Association, please go to: AME International Health Commission Partner With ALZ – AME International Health Commission (


The Fourth Quarterly Conference will be held this Tuesday, March 22, 2022,

at 7:30. The link will be emailed to church members on Monday.


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code sessions will resume on April 9th. The Free virtual sessions will be held on Saturdays from 11-12 noon on Zoom. If you know a girl who might be interested, please sign up by emailing Cristol Primas at

For more information, click the button below.


Save the date!

The 72nd Washington Annual Conference will be held virtually from Wed. May 4 - May 6, beginning with the WMS Conference on Wed.



We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.

Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


Please go to 2022 Scholarship Opportunities ( to find 2022 scholarship opportunities in the Payne-Tanner Memorial Scholarship, Ifill scholarship, McZier Scholarship, and the Timothy Hay Scholarship.


Please watch “A Musical History of Gospel Quartets featuring the DC Legendary Musicians on YouTube.

Also, save the Date: The DCLM will host and perform the HISTORY OF THE GOSPEL CHOIR and PANEL DISCUSSION at the Kennedy Center, April 8th from 7p to 9p.


UPO’s VITA is providing free tax services for those who make $58k or less per year. To find out more information, go to or call 202-231-7903 to make an appointment. Free Tax Preparation will be provided at:


2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20032


Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity.

As you know, there are several ways to give: via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, via credit card on the website via Realm, and via text, PayPal or Cash App.

To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; find us on PayPal; our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME.


Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need.

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., Dr. Wilma Harvey, Bro. Garland Dixon Sr., (husband of Dr. Freddie Dixon), Deaconess Beverly Lee, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer.



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