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Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of October 8, 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.

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 the Youth and Families Virtual Back to School Service Monday at 6:30 pm and 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 be held beginning on 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.




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


We celebrate Pastor’s Steward Marie Johns received a Distinguished Alumni Service Award from her alma mater, Indiana University. Congratulations!

Join the Youth and Families Ministry in their Back to School virtual worship service on Monday, October 11 at 6:30 pm. This intergenerational event will be livstreamed on Metropolitan AME Church's Facebook and YouTube. Join us in celebrating and praying for our youth as they return to the classroom.


The Women's Ministry is excited to bring back our monthly Women's Bible Study. Every second Thursday of every month we will be engaging in spiritual devotion and reflection and lead by one of our Women clergy in our church. We are excited to experience the complex voices, interpretations, and wisdom our community has to share! All are welcome in this space.

The first session will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm and facilitated by Sis. Wasaba Sidibay. We hope to see you there.

Join the Women’s Ministry for their monthly Bible Study on October 14th at 7 pm.

Meeting ID: 937 9369 5245

Passcode: STUDY

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,93793695245# US (Washington DC)


Save the Date: Join the Church School on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 11 o'clock AM for our annual Homecoming Celebration. This year's theme is: “Keeping The Connection: Staying Rooted In The Lord”. The Zoom link information will be forthcoming.


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 October 24, 2021.


The YPD is seeking scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for October. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice with your questions 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 at 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 780 4501 0050

Passcode: urst5J


FEMA will be reimbursing funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, to families of coronavirus victims. For more information go to:


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. In particular, we lift up Sis. Michele Stevenson Harvey in the passing of her sister.

We also ask for your continued prayers for 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.


Dear Metropolitan AME Church Family -

My son and I would like to take this time to sincerely thank you for the prayers, cards, phone calls, gifts, and emails. Your words have meant a lot to us as we mourn the loss of my sister. We are truly Blessed to have such a caring Church family.

With love,

Dr. Eva Stephens

Kentha Stephens (son)

To Pastor Lamar and the MAMEC members -

On behalf of my siblings and myself we express our gratitude to Rev. Lamar and the MAMEC members for the outpouring of prayers , words of comfort and support on the passing of our beloved mother, Muriel A. Primas.

Rev. Lamar and the MAMEC family you were truly a blessing in my time of need, and I am ever so grateful and appreciative of my church family.

Peace and Blessings,

Sister Cristol Primas



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