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,, 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:

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:

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

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.

WIN Action

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.

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.