Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of October 15, 2021

Greetings! May God be with you as you do the work your soul must have.

During the weekend, we look forward to your presence Sunday in worship with meditations starting at 9 am and service at 9:30 am, and at our Church School Homecoming program at 11 am.

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, for Noonday, and Pastor's Study on Wednesday.

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,, Target, and Amazon.

The next series of New Members’ Classes will start next Sunday, October 24th at 1 pm. The series is on 4 consecutive Sundays and lasts no longer than 1 hour and 15 min per session. If you are a new member and have not attended new member classes, be on the lookout for an invitation email in the coming week.

We look forward to worshipping together on Sunday.

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

Join via Computer or Tablet:

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.

Join the Church School on Sunday, October 17 at 11 am for our annual Homecoming Celebration. This year's theme is: “Keeping The Connection: Staying Rooted In The Lord”.

Join by Desktop, Laptop or Tablet: Meeting ID: 355 222 480

Join by Phone: 1-301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 355222480#

Please consider participating in a Black Male Dementia Caregiver Burden Study.

A research study at George Washington University is investigating the cognitive

and physiological effects of Black American caregivers.

You MAY BE eligible to participate if:

- You are an adult Black male between the ages of 30 and 85

- You are a non-caregiver or caregiver

- If you are a caregiver, you are caring for a family

member or loved one (spouse, sibling, parents, or family

friend) diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia

- You agree to participate in the study

To register go to: Contact Form | Black Male Caregiver Burden Study (

Thank you to everyone who participated and joined us for our Youth and Families Ministry Back to School Service. A special thank you to DJ Enyaphace for the sounds, Rev. Demetrius Price of New Life Laurel for the timely word, Micayah and Joelle Carter-Peterson for their reflections, and Tyler Cleveland for our opening prayer.

You can watch the replay on our Metropolitan Facebook and YouTube channel.

It’s time to begin submitting your Advent submissions for this year’s virtual booklet. Please send your Advent submission of 250 words or less, including a title, scripture, reflection, and a brief prayer in an email to Dr. Yvonne Bolling at

Please send your submission as a Word document to arrive no later than next Sunday, October 24, 2021.

The YPD is seeking scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for October, November and December. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice with your questions at

Please join the Mighty Men of Metropolitan for part two of the Faith and Film series on Friday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. We will watch a segment of the film, “Twelve Years a Slave”, and have a lively discussion afterward.

Meeting ID: 959 2377 5621

Passcode: FFSERIES