Pastoral Concerns for the Week of October 11, 2020
Greetings Metropolitan family and friends, I hope this message finds you and your family well and in good spirits. Sharing experiences in ministry with you continues to be a joy. I look forward to the week ahead and am strengthened by our shared commitment to worship, liberate, and serve. Noonday and Pastor's Study continue this week as we study the book of Proverbs at noon and the book of Romans at 7pm. If you haven’t joined us before, join us this week. If you join us regularly, please continue to do so, and consider inviting a friend. I’m sure you will enjoy the fellowship and learning in community with others.
Weekday "Meditations with Metropolitan" continue this week from 7-7:15 am Monday through Friday. Call in at 7 and take advantage of the opportunity to center down and to experience God’s goodness each morning.
The Church School cordially invites you to the Annual Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11 am. The theme is "Welcome Back." Plan now to join us for what is sure to be a good time.
Election Day is almost upon us. If you have not already, make a voting plan and compel your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. If you are interested in helping others exercise their right to vote, visit our website under Ministry Opportunities.
The Legal Ministry of Metropolitan is sponsoring a free financial wellness and empowerment seminar, “Preparing for the Future in Uncertain Times,” on Saturday, October 17, from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM, immediately following Café Met. The seminar will be facilitated by Ms. Denika Tokunaga, a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner who is committed to creating wealth and building financial security in the African American community. Whether you have little or no experience saving and investing or have experienced years of financial growth, you will benefit from this seminar where Ms. Tokunaga will address money management, investment and retirement options, and creating multi-generational wealth. The meeting ID is forthcoming; in the meantime, save the date.
Join the women of Metropolitan for another “Gathering” on October 17 at 2pm as we celebrate Black women’s strength, resolve and power. The event will consider the historical and contemporary impact of Black women in politics and the public sphere. Watch your email for a registration link to join this event.
We continue to be grateful for your 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 are thankful that our SAMS food bank continues to be active. Working with the Mighty Men, the food bank team distributed food to 50 members of the community Friday morning. We know that the economic impact of the pandemic has only exacerbated the challenges people are facing, so we count it a privilege to support families in this way.
Please be in prayer for all who have experienced loss recently and those who continue to experience grief. In particular, we lift up Sis. Mary Mares in the passing of her mother Elva Mares.
Please continue to pray for health, strength, and healing for Rev. Aisha Karimah, Sister Priscilla Ryder, 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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