Pastoral Concerns for the Week of January 3rd 2021
Greetings Metropolitan family and friends,
Happy New Year!
Happy birthday to everyone with a birthday in the month of January, and happy anniversary to all couples commemorating their marriage this month. We join you in celebrating life, joy, and happiness.
Please join us Monday-Friday from 7-7:15am for “Meditations with Metropolitan”. To sign up to offer a meditation or to share your prayer requests in the coming year, email the Morning Meditations team at email@example.com.
Noonday and Pastor’s Study resume on January 6, 2021 at 12 noon and 7 pm. Make a plan to join us!
Continue to join us on Saturdays at 11am for Café Met on Facebook and YouTube.
We will be updating the administrative tools our staff uses to run the daily operations of our church. A part of this update will include new ways to give. We’re adding more ways to communicate and connect as a church as well. We hope you will be as excited as we are about these new features and functionalities. Stay tuned!
The Youth and Family Ministry is seeking volunteers to help assist with virtual youth meetings and administrative tasks. Please contact Rev. Brackeen or Sis. Evan Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The YPD is in need of youth scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services. Please contact Sis Karla Choice to sign up.
We celebrate the new book written by Dr. Michael Darden entitled Raising Our Own: Understanding Child Development to Enhance Parenting, which is available on Amazon. Congratulations Dr Darden.
We continue to celebrate Sis. Ryane Nickens, whose TraRonCenter was featured in the Washington Post this week. Keep up the good work Sis. Ryane!
Your generosity enabled our support to those in our community who need relief from hunger. This year Metropolitan gave a total of $100,000 towards hunger relief, via the SAMS food bank and our end of year food grant. We are proud to partner with Martha’s Table, United Planning Organization, and DC Legendary Musicians who serves musicians in the District needing food assistance. We are grateful to be able to assist in this way but know that the real work is the alleviation of poverty. There is enough abundance for all. The gospel makes this clear.
Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity. As you know, there are three ways to give: via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, via credit card on the website, and via text or Cash App. To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME.
We pray for those experiencing grief, especially Alexis Ford, whose grandfather William Ford transitioned on January 1; Kendra Hughes in the passing of her grandfather George Rudolph Hughes; Lewis Brown in the passing of his brother Kelvin Brown; Isiah Dupree in the passing of his uncle Porter Gaymon; and Reginald Truxon whose father Mckinley Reginald Truxon was funeralized last week. We pray for these members and their families.
Please continue to pray for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. We ask especially for your prayers for the father of Sis. Evan Taylor, Deaconess Beverly Lee, Sis. Rosemarie Elliott, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Sister Ruby Joyce, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee.
Your faithfulness continues to be a testament to our joy and resilience in these challenging times. We hope you will stay connected with us—daily for morning meditation, on Wednesdays for study, on Saturdays for Cafe MET, and on Sundays for worship.
Grace and Peace,
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