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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of March 4, 2022

God's blessing and grace to each of you during the season of Lent.

During the week, Morning Meditations with Metropolitan continue at 7 am Monday through Friday, Men's Prayer Call at 7:30 am on Monday.

Noonday and Pastor’s Study at 7 pm continues on Wednesday. We continue to read Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible. Join us as we approach Scripture in fresh ways. You can purchase the book at Bookshop, Target, and Amazon.

Worship with us at 9:30 am and join 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



Communion elements will be distributed at the church on Saturday, March 5, from 11 am to 12 noon.


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 . Join us every Monday morning, as well, from 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom for the Men's Prayer call. The link to register is posted in the newsletter.


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.


Girl Scout Sunday - This Sunday, March 6

Girl Scout Sunday emphasizes the powerful ties between Girls Scouting and faith. We will celebrate our own Girl Scout troops and the volunteers this Sunday during our 9:30 worship service. We honor our troops and leaders who give their time and talents to serve others. Former Girl Scouts join us!


Gift of Caring

Girl Scout Troop 03089, in honor of the Girl Scout’s 110th anniversary, is aiming to donate 110 boxes of cookies to our local M St. NW firefighters. To donate, you can mail your check, CashApp Sis. Ouida Garvin at $OuidaGarvin or Zelle your donation to

Contact Sis. Garvin with any questions.

A pop-up cookie donation sale will be available this Saturday from 11 am - 12 pm.

The sales are to support their Gift of Caring Hometown Heroes project.


Saturday! Please attend the Sons and Daughters of Allen's Virtual Cultural Arts Festival from 12 noon - 2 pm. The theme is "Uniting as One to Serve the Church and Family." To register and attend, please click here.

Also, to see the Sons and Daughters of Allen booklet celebrating their 60 years, Click here."


Virtual Book Talk with Reverends Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder

Join us on Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm as we discuss Reverends Sheila M. Beckford and E. Michelle Ledder's new book Anti-Racism 4REALS. With moderators Dr. Ravi Perry and Sis. Wasaba Sidibay, the authors will discuss anti-racist strategies that can change the world.

Webinar ID: 975 2013 2675


You're Invited to join the Youth and Families Ministry and the Sons & Daughters of Allen for their 2022 Black History Read-in. Join us for a night filled with intergenerational expressions of Black poetry, narrative, and prose on Friday, March 11 at 7 pm on Zoom.

If you, your student, and/or your family would like to share in reading a piece during the Black History Month read-in please email Rev.

Thomas B. Brackeen, Jr. at

Meeting ID: 993 9091 7952

Passcode: READING

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,99390917952# US (Washington DC)


Celebrating African Americans in Science and Engineering

On Saturday, March 12, from 11 am -12 pm we encourage all youth aged 10-18 to attend a free, interactive, virtual STEM workshop. This exciting event is being sponsored by NSBE Jr. & the Percy Julian Institute of Daniel A. Payne CDC with Metropolitan AMEC.

Pre-registration is required. Please register at

We celebrate Sis. Grace McMiller, the president of our National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapter, who has participated faithfully in robotics at Metropolitan.


On Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Metropolitan and the Washington Interfaith Network will host a 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.

Please be sure to register at


The Fourth Quarterly Conference will be held on March 22, 2022,

at 7:30. The link will be shared closer to the conference.


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.



Please click here for Lenten reflections that are updated daily during the season.


Please go to 2022 Scholarship Opportunities ( to find 2022 scholarship opportunities. Please look carefully at deadlines.


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.


District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor HolmesNorton invited our own Dr. Ravi Perry as a guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Dr. Perry is the chair and professor of the Department of Political Science at Howard University. Read more about him here.


The YPD and Youth and Family Ministry are looking for students in Elementary, Middle, High School, and College to participate as Scripture readers for our Virtual Sunday Morning Worship services. Please use the link shared to sign up. Please contact Sis. Karla Bruce or Rev. Thomas A. Brackeen, Jr. for more information.


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. In particular, we lift up Bro. Linwood Elliot and Sis. Dee Elliot in the passing of his mother, Sis. RoseMarie Elliot, Bro. John Harris III in the passing of his uncle Bro. Cheyenne Harris, and Hope Cousin in the passing of her father Edward Cousin. We also lift up Sis. Carolyn Paxton for healing.


We also ask for your continued prayers for Rev. Marvin T. Glenn Jr., 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. Rosemarie Elliott, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer.


The Love and Peace Unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the clergy, officers, members, and friends of Metropolitan. Your support of the Metropolitan Christmas Project 2021 allowed us to bless 250 children in the Washington area. This year we gave gifts to children affiliated with the TraRon Center, Metropolitan's Food Bank, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, the Black Student Fund, Project Angel Tree, and the Office of Rehabilitation and Development at the DC Public Defender Service. Each child received a $50 gift card. Your generosity is another example of Metropolitan serving the Beloved Community.



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