Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of May 28, 2022
Grace and peace as we continue to celebrate the resurrection in this season of Easter, may you continue to experience God's inexhaustible love.
During the weekend, we invite you to join us in worship in the sanctuary or online. Our Seventh Sunday of Easter worship begins at 9:30 am with Sunday Meditations with Rev. Dr. Shively Smith and Dr. Dana Williams at 9 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. 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, Facebook, 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 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 https://www.youtube.com/metropolitaname.
Looking for replays of our worship services, Bible Study, and/or other Metropolitan programs? You can find replays of Worship on our website and our YouTube channel.
The Music and Creative Arts Ministry at Metropolitan will present its first INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SUNDAY on May 29! We will welcome renowned saxophonist James "Saxsmo" Gates as our guest artist. Join us for a jazzy Sunday Worship experience in the sanctuary and online! You can view more of his music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz4AzTOSqrc
You can find his music on his website: www.saxsmo.net and/or book him by emailing Jgates@saxsmo.com.
Potomac District Youth Explosion
You are Invited to the 2022 Potomac District Youth Explosion on June 3rd and 4th. Friday is virtual starting at 7 pm. All are invited: youth, families, and the community. Register to join the event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-potomac-district-youth-explosion-registration-337905764237
If you have questions please contact the Youth Explosion team at email@example.com.
The Sixth Annual Achieving Financial Security: A Virtual Community Forum
The Sixth Annual Achieving Financial Security: A Virtual Community Forum will be held on June 4, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. This year the theme is Building a Legacy of Wealth Through Homeownership
This virtual forum is being hosted by the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation, and Metropolitan AME Church.
Register to attend at https://communityforum.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTUwNzI2
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 youth choir rehearsals on June 4th and 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 Grayland.firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to an amazing Youth Day! With your help, we know it will be a success.
All members are invited to join us for the next Church conference on 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 will be shared via email.
Save The Date!
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: https://forms.gle/U4aCjCLDK6bVd6fp
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 email@example.com.
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
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. The deadline for donations and ads in the Souvenir Journal is June 2, 2022. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metropolitan-amec-scholarship-endowments-annual-awards-program-tickets-345005931027
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
We’re Looking for Scripture Readers
We need youth scripture readers for Sundays, May 29th, and 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 email@example.com
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! https://forms.gle/Ez1pBKEHERaXsQKb6
Contact Sister Linda Aarons with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sister Ruth King in the transition of her spouse Mr. James A. King; Steward Greta Kendrick in the transition of her father Herman Kendrick; Sister Emma Akpan in the transition of her mother Mrs. Josetta Louise Newton Akpan; Sister Linda Richardson in the passing of her uncle Deacon Glenn Richardson, Sr.; and 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.