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 email@example.com
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:
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.
Bro. J. Jioni Palmer was featured in the Christian Recorder. Please read “When the Word Becomes Incarnate: The Power of the Voice” here:
It is now Open Season for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Please consider supporting the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation (CDC) this year by promoting to your colleagues, friends, and family who are Federal employees. The CDC’s number is # 90648.
Find out more about the CDC on their website: http://www.dapcdc.org.
The YPD is seeking scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for November and December. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other Young People's Division News, elections will be announced soon.
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: 780 4501 0050
FEMA will be reimbursing funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, to families of coronavirus victims. For more information go to: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
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 Sis. Helen Harvin for continued healing. We also lift up Sis. Lauren Tate in the passing of her step-father Brian Jackson, and Bro. Charles Duggard in the passing of his wife Contietta (Connie) Duggard.
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. Rosemarie Elliott, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Sis. Ruby Joyce, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee.