Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of November 5, 2021



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


Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour early Sunday morning as Daylight Savings Time ends.


During the weekend, we look forward to your presence at communion pickup at 11 am and the WIN Action at Benning Terrace at noon on Saturday, 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, The Launch of "Anti-Racism 4 Reals" with Rev. E. Michelle Ledder at 7 pm Monday, 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 next McClendon Scholar Program at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church will be a webinar featuring Rev. William Barber II on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 pm EST. Redeeming the Heart and Soul of America, with Rev. William Barber II.

Register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redeeming-the-heart-and-soul-of-america-with-rev-william-barber-tickets-203332291357


If you were registered for the event originally scheduled in August, you are not required to register again, you will receive the information in your 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.

 


WIN Action

Join us tomorrow Saturday, November 6th at 12 noon as we take another step toward accessing public land and affordable habitable homes. DC govt officials will be present at Benning Terrace. We need at least 50 people to join on-site at Benning Terrace and another 100 to join us via Facebook Live.

Register to join us: https://forms.gle/gjMowRsbcDkQ2rsRA


 


Communion elements will be available for pickup tomorrow Saturday, November 6, at 11 am at the church.

 


Join our very own Rev. E. Michelle Ledder as she launches her new book 'Anti-Racism 4Reals" published by Chalice Press on November 8 at 7pm. Sis. Wasaba is one of the moderators. You're invited to join the discussion with Rev. Michelle and her co-author Rev. Sheila M. Beckford.

Register to join in the launch on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcu6trzgqHtbYEZdNFXNNcOwoOvUhP4pz

 


The next series of New Members’ Classes continue on November 7 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

 


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 will be moving from two links to one in the first week of November. The links are changing for security purposes. The new link was included in the email.

 


 


We honor all Veterans this week. We especially honor our WWII veterans Bro. Julius Cook, Amb Dawson, and Bro. Welton Doby and honor the memories of Chaplain Carroll (Capt US Navy Retired) and Col (ret.) D.R. Butler, US Army who both passed away earlier this year.

 


Last Friday night, Rev. Chris Bonner was ordained as an itinerant deacon in the AME church at the 4th District ordination service. Congratulations!

 



We celebrate with Grambling State alumna Dr. Dana A. Williams, dean of the Graduate School at Howard University, who served as the convocation speaker for Grambling’s Founders Day.

 



We celebrate Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale being interviewed by District Fray Magazine. You can read the article here: https://districtfray.com/articles/sandra-butler-truesdale


 





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 karlabruce@hotmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa822aa8-metropolitan2


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.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78045010050?pwd=QzVmUEUzb0I2SlhQcFlRU1JlV3NUZz09

Meeting ID: 780 4501 0050

Passcode: urst5J

 

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.

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.




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