Pastoral Concerns for the Week of November 29, 2020
Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Greetings Metropolitan family and friends,
This week marks the beginning of the Advent season, where we await the arrival of the Christ child. We are grateful to all who contributed this year to our Advent booklet and to Dr. Yvonne Bolling, the project’s coordinator. Thanks to our virtual worship team, this year’s booklet is digital and will be shared on our website and across social media platforms. Check your inbox for a new reading each day throughout the season.
Weekday “Meditations with Metropolitan” resume this week from 7-7:15 am Monday through Friday. If you would like to offer a meditation or have prayer requests, email the Morning Meditations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noonday and Pastor’s Study also resume this week. We hope you can join us Wednesdays at noon as we continue to study the book of Proverbs and Wednesdays at 7pm as we study Paul’s letter to the Romans.
The Love and Peace unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society will continue its tradition of giving Christmas gifts to more than 200 children in the DMV. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer each child a gift card valued at $50. The project will support children from Metropolitan Church’s Food Bank and Prison Ministry, Safe Shores, The TraRon Center, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, the Black Student Fund, DC Public Schools, and Soothing Souls. Please support this initiative by purchasing gift cards in $25 or $50 increments or by making a financial contribution to the project. You can do so by mailing the gift cards directly to the Love and Peace unit (P.O. Box #7371 | Silver Spring, MD 20907) For more information, contact Sis. Dianne Black, Sis. Verna Brogden, or Sis. Pamela Waring.
Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity. As we celebrate 182 years of ministry as Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, we are asking each member to consider making a gift of $1,820, $1,082, $782, $582, $282, $182, or $18.20 by December 31, 2020. We also ask that you continue to give weekly or monthly 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 continue to pray for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. We ask especially for your prayers for 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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