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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of October 7, 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 7th. Service for the Nineteenth 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 this weekend - Girls Who Code's Fall session continues today at 11am, Metropolitan Speaks: an author symposium presented by the Sons and Daughters of Allen is today in Douglass Hall from 2-4pm.

Engage with us throughout the month - Please join us as we celebrate Men’s Day on October 22nd. Rev. Kendal McBroom will bring the Word. 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!


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:

Save the Dates: There are several annual days this month. Please join us as we celebrate Men’s Day on October 22nd. Rev. Kendal McBroom will bring the Word. 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!



Metropolitan Speaks: an author symposium featuring Metropolitan writers hosted by Metropolitan's Sons and Daughters of Allen. The event will take place in Douglass Hall today, October 7 from 2-4pm. Come join us for this free event. You will have an opportunity to meet the authors, hear excerpts from their work, and enjoy a meet-and-greet reception with refreshments.


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!


The Metropolitan AME Church School cordially invites you to attend the 2023 Homecoming program next Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 8:30 am in Douglass Hall. The theme is "It's a Family Affair." Please join the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church School family in celebrating Homecoming through music, a puppet show, class reflections and fellowship.


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.


Save the Date: Metropolitan will be holding our 2nd quarterly conference in person with Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Jonathan Weaver on October 24 at 7pm. More information to come.


The new session of Girls Who Code continues today, October 7, 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.


College Connection Ministry Resumes

After interruption due to the pandemic, the College Connection Ministry is seeking the names of Metropolitan AME Church students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a certificate-granting post-secondary program. The student or family must be a member of Metropolitan with participation in church or church school activities within the past year. During the fall semester, the student will receive communication and a gift from the Ministry. No later than October 13, 2023, please send your student’s name, mailing address, and e-mail address to:

Thank you - Dianne G. Black and Marsha Turner Botts


Calling all authors!

It’s Advent season. 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, to include a title, scripture and prayer. Send your reflection to by October 22, 2023. 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 email Sister Virginia Boateng at for volunteer opportunities with the SAMS Food Bank or to receive more information.


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.



It’s time to celebrate! Happy Birthday to all of those born during the month of October. We are grateful for another year of your life and we honor you in the month of your birth!


Happy Anniversary! We salute all couples married in the month of October. May you continue to grow in love again and again each year!


Deidra McEachern is pleased to announce the premiere of her short film, "He Only Hit Me Four Times". This film centering domestic violence will premiere on October 21, 2023. Tickets and more information can be found by scanning the QR code above. A portion of proceeds will go to The House of Ruth - women's and children's shelter.


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.


Metropolitan’s own Horace F. Whitaker, Jr. has written and published a book. Please consider purchasing a copy of ‘We Are Humankind’, for a loved one! 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.


...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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