Posted on: October 17th, 2014

Our day:  Please celebrate with the Sisters of the Covenant during 7:45 and 11 am services.

Our theme: “I am my sister’s keeper.”

Our speakers: Reverend William H. Lamar IV, Pastor, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and Reverend Olu Menjay,  Administrator of a school in Liberia, West Africa that is directly impacted by Ebola.  Both will bring a powerful word on serving not only as our sister’s keeper but serving as a keeper of our people. Be moved to serve spiritually, physically, locally and globally!

Our Covenant:   To unite with sisters and go “serve the least of these” and to love one another to completeness, in spite of our flaws. This is our covenant and it is unbreakable.

Our colors:  Purple and orange (and a touch of pink for Breast Health Month). If you have your orange shawl from Women’s Season 2013, please wear it.

Our outreach:  We are collecting coats throughout October; and Metropolitan’s Health Ministry is providing health education with a focus on women’s breast health.

Posted on: October 17th, 2014

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation invites students and parents for an evening with two Nobel Laureates who will share their life stories to inspire and encourage interest in the sciences and related fields.

  • Dr. Thomas C. Schelling- 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in understanding conflict, negotiation and cooperation through game-theory analysis. Often referred to as the father of game theory, Schelling served in the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy Administrations’, and later became one of the founders of the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
  • Dr. William Phillips- 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics along with two colleagues, for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light, a technique used to slow the movement of gaseous atoms in order to better study them. Dr. Phillips works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg.

This event will take place in the auditorium of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20184. The closest Metro station is Bethesda, which is a ten-minute walk from the school. Students free of charge, $5 entrance fee for adults (proceeds benefit the BCC High School Educational Foundation,  Contact: James Becker at

Posted on: October 17th, 2014

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and The Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation team up for the fourth consecutive year with PBS-TV’s popular multi-cultural personal finance television series, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston, to present the Annual Moneywise

Financial Empowerment Weekend Summit. This free community event will be held at the 176-year old Metropolitan at 1518 M Street, NW, in downtown Washington, D.C.


The weekend kicks off on Friday, October 31st with an Interfaith Community Financial Forum from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The forum will be moderated by Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, and features Andy Shallal, social justice advocate and owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants; Rev. Jonathan Weaver, Senior Pastor of Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church in Bowie, MD and National Chair of The Collective Empowerment Group; and Rev. Willie Wilson, Senior Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The Friday night Interfaith Financial Forum is Live Webcast at and


The 4th Annual Moneywise Summit will convene on Saturday, November 1st, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, with an opening presentation by Kelvin Boston, Host of the long-running Moneywise with Kelvin Boston personal finance series; a dynamic address by Maggie Anderson, Author of Our Black Year: Our Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy and Founder of The Empowerment Experiment; and a keynote by award-winning speaker, power networking expert and Founder and CEO of Frasernet, George Fraser, author of Success Runs in Our Race and Mission and Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings. The Summit will also include two information-packed panels of financial experts, the vocal stylings of national gospel recording artist Doreen Vail, and a special tribute to the late Lasana Mack, former DC Treasurer and co-founder of APPEAL, Inc. and a presentation by APPEAL, Inc.’s new Executive Director, Dr. Kelechi Egwim and APPEAL board member and Founder of the IKG Cultural Resource Center, Anthony “Tony” Browder. The church’s Frederick Douglass Social Hall will open at the end of the Summit for networking, book signings, exhibits, voter registration, and refreshments.


For more general information, contact the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church office at 202-331-1426. Participants may REGISTER at For logistics, sponsorship and other information, contact Moneywise event Co-Chairs, Maurita Coley Flippin, 202-973-4314,; Terry Johnson, Riparian Broadcasting, 301-461-1112,; or DAPCDC Treasurer, Charles Breece, Esq.,


Contributions to the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation or to Metropolitan AME Church to support this and other community-wide events are accepted online at any time at or DAPCDC’s Combined Federal Campaign Number is: CFC#90648.

Twitter Hashtag – #Moneywise2014 @metropolitaname @DAPCDC




Posted on: October 17th, 2014

Men who cookOn Sunday, November 2 following the 11:00 worship service,  the Married Couples Ministry and the Mighty Men of Metropolitan will offer samples of their delectable delights at the annual “Men Who Cook.”  Stay tuned for details.


Posted on: October 17th, 2014

 Members of Metropolitan are forming a Color Run Team to participate in the Baltimore, Maryland event on November 15th at 9:00am.  The Color Run, known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, promotes healthiness and happiness.  If you are interested in joining Metropolitan’s team as a runner or a walker, register today by visiting  We will be participating in the 9:00 a.m. race, and our team name is Metropolitan AME Church.  Come and fellowship with members of our church for a day of faith, fitness and fun! Contact Teria Drayton,, or Selena Fizer-Muse,, for more information.