Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of September 24, 2021



Greetings! May God’s love embrace you as we continue to worship, liberate and serve.


During the week, we look forward to your presence during Morning Meditations at Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, at our Men's prayer call at 7:30 am Monday 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 Indiebook.org, Christianbook.com, Target, and Amazon.


 

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.

 

 


 


 


 


Sis. Lisa Simms Booth will be on a panel discussing the healing potential of nature and the arts, addressing deep issues of social justice and wellbeing in people’s lives on September 25th at 1 pm. To register go to: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7p3qPfxlR4ua35DGxaXbkg

 


The YPD is seeking scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for September and October. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice with your questions at karlabruce@hotmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa822aa8-metropolitan2

 


Save the date: Our Back to School service has been moved to October 11th at 6:30 pm on the Metropolitan AME Facebook and YouTube, all are invited to join us for this intergenerational event celebrating our youth.


 


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. https://zoom.us/j/93793695245?pwd=QkJGbk9ucmxtVWxWaCtIOEdINE9UUT09

Meeting ID: 937 9369 5245

Passcode: STUDY

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,93793695245# US (Washington DC)

 


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, to include a title, scripture, reflection and brief prayer to yvonne.bolling@verizon.net. Please send the submission in Word to arrive no later than October 24, 2021.

 


Calling all men! 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.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78045010050?pwd=QzVmUEUzb0I2SlhQcFlRU1JlV3NUZz09

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: 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. In particular, please pray for Bro. Keith Dunwoody in the passing of his mother, Sis. Ryane Nickens in the passing of her grandmother, Sis. Cristol Primus in the passing of her mother Muriel Primus.


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.

 


Grateful & Blessed – Rev. Lamar and My Church Family. Thank you so much! I greet you all in Jesus Name. We are truly grateful for all the thoughtful kindness and compassion extended during our loss. May God continue to bless each and all with his loving Spirit. Praise God! - The Hanton Family

Thanks! The family of James Ealey would like to thank you for your lovely cards and Stamps. Your expressions of sympathy were greatly appreciated. Love, Barbara M. Ealey & Family

“The Kindness of others is a genuine reflection of the Kindness of God.” I would like to thank the staff and everyone at Metropolitan AME Church. You guys have truly been a blessing. Thank you all for the love and support. - Steven Tyler & Family

Gratefully acknowledging and thank you for your kind expression of sympathy.

- Pastor Richard and Mrs. Juanita Davis and Family

“Thank You”. Dear Scholarship Committee, Thank you all so much for the opportunity to apply for the Gwen Ifill Scholarship. I really enjoyed meeting and speaking with all of you. I also want to thank you and look forward to receiving the money for textbooks. Sincerely, Jackson (Campbell)

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