Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of November 12, 2021



Greetings! May God’s love embrace you as we continue to worship, liberate and serve.


During the weekend, we look forward to your presence during Sunday meditations at 9 am, worship at 9:30 am, and New Members Class at 1 pm on Sunday.


During the week, we look forward to connecting with you during Morning Meditations at Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, for our Men's prayer call at 7:30 am Monday, at the WIN panel on Environmental Justice on Tuesday at 7 pm, and for Noonday, and Pastor's Study on Wednesday at noon and 7 pm.


The book we are using for Noonday and Pastor's Study is Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible by Judy Fentress-Williams. You can purchase the book at Indiebook.org, Christianbook.com, Target, and Amazon.


We look forward to worshipping together on Sunday.

Meditations begin at 9 am; Worship begins at 9:30 am

Join via Computer or Tablet: https://zoom.us/j/975804722

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

Watch Live on Facebook and YouTube

Looking for replays of our worship services? You can find replays of Worship on our website and on our YouTube channel.




The current series of New Members’ Class concludes on November 14th at 1 pm. The series is on 4 consecutive Sundays and lasts no longer than 1 hour and 15 min. If you are a new member and have not attended new member classes, and you have not received an email invite to register, please email Rev. Moya Harris at moya.harris@metropolitanamec.org




Please join Pastor Lamar this Tuesday night November 16th in a WIN panel on Environmental Justice and its impact on our children in our community. The link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvd-6qqjMiG9e0H6gZJrFpsPysL8kOKy48



Links to join us via Zoom are in the newsletter email. Both Noonday and Pastor's Study are also live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.


Please note: We have moved from two links to one ilast week. The links were changed for security purposes. The new link was included in this week's email.





The Sarah Allen Missionary Society (SAMS) has received a generous donation of turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday. The turkeys will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis and picked up at the church on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. If calling the church, please connect with or leave a message with Sis. Lucille on the church voicemail.





Sunday, November 14 is National Donor Sabbath.

“In eternity we will neither have nor need our earthly bodies: former things will pass away; all things will be made new.“ ~ Revelation 21:4-5

Today, more than 106,700 Americans await a life-saving organ transplant. Forty-seven percent (47.12%) of those waiting in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia are Black Americans. Brothers and sisters within the Metropolitan AME Church congregation can testify to the life affirming and transforming impact of organ and tissue donation on their lives. In the pursuit of health equity, we join with members of the DC-MD-VA Cluster of Chapters of The Links, Incorporated to encourage everyone to consider being a light to those who are waiting. It is compassionate and selfless to think of others in our own hours of grief and sorrow. To give the gift of LIFE, you can join the national donor registry at:


RegisterMe.org/LinkagesToLife


Living donors and those who donate at the time of their death demonstrate the ultimate act of charity. Metropolitan AME Church supports organ and tissue donation in the spirit of love and encourages you to discuss your decision about joining a donor registry with your family and loved ones.


(Data Source: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services via https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/national-data/ accessed on October 31, 2021)





The Love and Peace Unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society is kicking off the Angel Tree Project, continuing their 40-year ministry of supporting children in need by purchasing Christmas gifts for 200 children in the DMV community. This year they are asking for gift card purchases instead of actual gifts. Donations will also be accepted by checks made to Love and Peace – Metropolitan AMEC.


Gift cards and donations are due by December 15, 2021 and should be mailed to:

Love and Peace Unit – Metropolitan AME Church

P.O. Box #7452

Silver Spring, MD 20907



Congratulations to Rev. Dr. E. Michelle Ledder for successfully defending her dissertation at Emory University on Wednesday.