Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of October 29, 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 Sunday in worship with meditations starting at 9 am and service at 9:30 am, with Church School in tribute to beloved teacher James R. Ealey at 11 am, and New Members Class at 1 pm.
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 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.
Save the Date to pick up your communion elements and register to join WIN in action on Saturday, November 6th at 11 am and at noon.
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.
Tonight's Faith & Film Series with the Mighty Men of Metropolitan has been postponed due to technical difficulties. We will share the new date and time as it becomes available.
Please join the Church School for a Tribute to Mr. James Rhinehart Ealey, Beloved Teacher of the Adult Class #19. The Church School will NOT hold individual classes. There will be one combined class.
Join the church school this Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 11 am on Zoom.
The link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/355222480
Join by phone: 1-301-715-8592 Meeting ID 355 222 480#
The next series of New Members’ Classes continue on Oct. 31st 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Join us next 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.
If you have not already please use the link below. https://forms.gle/gjMowRsbcDkQ2rsRA
Communion elements will be available for pickup on Saturday, November 6, at 11 am at the church.
We celebrate Steward Pro-Temp Thedford Collins’ daughter Terri Collins Moses being an ordained Itinerant Deacon in the AME Church.
Congratulations to our Metropolitan AME sis and Family Dinner producer Cherrelle Swain on being named to the inaugural Forbes the Culture 50 list today! She's being recognized alongside Issa Rae, Amanda Gorman, Dwayne Wade, Colin Kaepernick, Dr. Kizzie Corbett and others for her work amplifying Black women in film.
Congratulations to Steward Jewel Truxon for being named one of 40 under 40 by PR Week as a health equity and justice practice leader at 34 years old.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.