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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of October 21, 2023


Grace and peace to you and yours.

During the weekend, we invite you to join us in worship in the sanctuary or online tomorrow, Sunday, October 22nd. Service for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost begins at 10 am and is live streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

During the week, we encourage your presence in Church school on Sundays at 8:30am, Morning Meditations with Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, the Men's Prayer Call at 7:30 am on Monday, and Noonday and Pastor's Study at noon and 7pm.

Engage with us throughout the month - Men’s Day has been postponed to January. The Food Bank is Back on October 28, Homecoming Sunday is next week on Sunday, October 29th and will feature the Kin-dom Kidz choir! Plus, join us for the Ministry Fair taking place directly after on the same day!


Worship with us at 10 am every Sunday on Facebook & YouTube, and on our website.
Need to join via phone? You can dial in for an audio-only livestream at 1-929-205-6099, 975804722.

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and you'll be notified every time we are live. You can subscribe here:

Homecoming Sunday is October 29th and will feature the Kin-dom Kidz choir! Plus, join us for the Ministry Fair taking place directly after on the same day!



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


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

Passcode: y28Ma2


Train up your child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. Church School meets each Sunday morning at 8:30 am, and concludes at 10am in Douglass Hall. There are classes available for EVERYONE! We will be excited to see you in attendance!


Noonday and Pastor's Study continues at noon and 7pm. 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.


On Tuesday, October 24th, Elder Weaver will host Metropolitan’s quarterly conference. Please join us in person or online. Details for online viewing can be found by following the QR code on the announcements or using the link or dial-in below.


The new session of Girls Who Code continues today, October 22, fostering sisterhood through coding programs such as HTML, Python, Javascript, and more! Meetings are Saturdays from 11am to 12pm via zoom. Contact to sign up for the Fall 2023 session.


Calling All Authors!

It’s Advent season and today is your final chance to submit your writing to the Advent Booklet! Are you ready to share a devotion or reflection on what the season means to you? Take the time to write your reflection in 250 words or less. Please include a title, scripture and prayer. Send your reflection to We’re ready to hear from you!


Metropolitan’s Music and Creative Arts Ministry is looking to add your voice to the choir! Please email me, Brittany Chanell Johnson, at for more information. There are options available for all ages. We also welcome you to join us for the Advent Season and Concert.

Find me after church or send me an email. COME, let’s make a joyful sound unto the Lord!


The Richard Allen Young Adult Council, a connectional Christian Education ministry within the AME Church seeks to engage persons 18-45. For more information and engagement opportunities email to join the communication listserv!



The Sarah Allen Missionary Society Food Bank of the Metropolitan AME Church is excited to announce that in-person food bank operations will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 9 am to 3 pm. Please see the flyer with a link to sign up for volunteer opportunities with the SAMS Food Bank. For more information, please contact Sister Virginia Boateng at


Register for the Community STEM Extravaganza

The Payne CDC is sponsoring a Science Fair for youth ages 7 to 13 on November 11th to be held in partnership with Metropolitan AMEC and Howard University from 1030am to 2:30pm. Free lunch will be served. Most of the facilitators at the interactive and fun stations will be college students from Howard University Karsh STEM program! We hope to have Metropolitan's own Girls Who Code and Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington also offer an activity.

Advance Registration is required. You can register using the QR code in the flyer.



Metropolitan’s own Horace F. Whitaker, Jr. has written and published a book. Look forward to the book signing event for ‘We Are Humankind’ happening November 5th, directly after church in Pruitt!! Spread the word to others and share your child’s or loved ones’ reading experience on social media within your network of friends and associates.


Veterans Day at the World War II Memorial

Save the Date: The Friends of the National World War II Memorial invites you to celebrate Veterans Day at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 11 at 9 a.m. ET. Please join us in paying tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. As part of the commemoration, WWII veterans will place wreaths at the Memorial's Freedom Wall to remember their fallen brothers and sisters.


Calling all veterans!

We want to celebrate you and your service by creating a video montage which will be presented during the Veterans Day service on Sunday, November 12th, 2023. Please submit a short form and upload your short video and/or picture with your name, branch of service, and the years you served to You may also access the link by scanning the QR code. For any questions please contact, Dr. Bryon L. Garner at or (858) 335 0168.


...we are answering God’s call for the present age. We are planning to provide housing for unhoused veterans. We fight ecological apartheid and climate injustice by organizing people around the nation to ensure that Black, brown, and poor communities are not doomed to be stifling heat islands... We fight the displacement of Black people in the District of Columbia. We stand up against legislation that would further criminalize Black youth in our city.
-Pastor William H. Lamar IV

We're grateful for your generosity.

There are several ways to give:

  • via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street NW, Washington, DC. 20005;

  • via Credit card: on our website and via Realm;

  • via Text: To text to give, text “metro1518” to 73256;

  • via Cash App: $MetropolitanAME


“Truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Let us continue to lift each other in prayer - please pray for those experiencing grief or in need of health, strength, and healing.



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