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Pastoral Concerns for the Week of November 22nd, 2020

Greetings Metropolitan family and friends,

It is a joy to connect with you, and we are thankful for your faithfulness.

To ensure that our leaders have time to spend with their families during this season of Thanksgiving, Meditations with Metropolitan and Noonday and Pastor’s Study are cancelled this week.

A collection of meditation recordings is available on the church’s YouTube page under “playlists,” and we invite you to listen to these throughout the week. Meditations will return to the regular schedule on November 30.

We invite you to sign up to offer a meditation or to leave a prayer request by emailing

Thank you to Rev. Brackeen and Sis. Evan and to all who participated in the intergenerational cooking class with Chef Dave. Healthy cooking supports healthy living. We’re grateful to be able to share this small slice of joy in the kitchen with you!

It’s that time of the year again, where we participate in purchasing gifts for children in the DMV community. We are proud to continue the 40 year tradition of supporting children and families during the holiday season. In light of the obvious limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Metropolitan’s Food Bank and Prison Ministry will purchase gift cards (instead of gifts by request) for over 200 children. We will also be supporting children from Safe Shores, the TraRon Center, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Black Student Fund, DC Public Schools and Soothing Souls. Stay tuned for more information about how you can support our efforts. We will share more details next week on the Metropolitan blog.

Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity. Please continue to give in one of these ways: 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 have long been and will continue to be good stewards of your giving.

Please be in prayer for all who have experienced loss recently and those who continue to experience grief. In particular we lift Rev. Robbie Morton, in the passing of her sister Isophene Clark-Taylor last week, and Sis. Mary Thomas and family, in the passing of Bro. Norman Thomas.

Please continue to pray for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. We ask especially for your prayers for 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,

Bill Lamar


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