Plan to attend the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Vacation Bible School July 27-31, 2015. The theme for this year is: SHINING STAR; See JESUS in ME!!. Come join us for dinner beginning at 5:30-6:35 and VBS from 6:45 -9:00 PM. All ages are welcome to our sessions, PreK-Seniors. Bring your neighbors, family, friends, and community members for five exciting evenings of bible study, crafts, music, drama, movement, fellowship and fun as we learn how to become shining stars, more like Jesus.
The Annual Paul and Renee Tue Memorial Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Meadow Brook Park, 7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, (301) 495-2595. http://www.montgomeryparks.org
Activities will include volley ball, horseshoes, basketball, bid whiz tournament, darts, frisbees, and much, much more.
On Sunday, August 2, #WeSing4Love will join the United Voices Choir of Metropolitan A.M.E. to perform their first single, “The Choice” during the 10:15am service. #WeSing4Love is a group of Broadway and National Tour actors who sing for charities throughout the nation. The group includes Charnette Batey, Melanie Brezill (Mamma Mia!National Tour), Bobby Daye (After Midnight, The Lion King, Dreamgirls), CK Edwards (After Midnight, Billy Elliot), Bradley D. Gale, Eric Huffman, Oyoyo Joi, Dimitri Moïse, Jevares C. Myrick, Candace Quarrels, and Cessalee Stovall. “The Choice” was recorded in Washington DC with actors from the North American Tour of The Book of Mormon.
In response to the devastating events in Charleston, SC, actor/songwriter Bradley D. Gale was moved to write. “I wanted to say something about love. Specifically choosing love. After the unspeakable actions of one man, the families of the victims decided to choose love; that really resonated with me,” says Gale. “‘The Choice’ is dedicated to their legacy of love.”
“The Choice” is now available on iTunes and Amazon Music, search artist #WeSing4Love. All net profits from the song will benefit Lowcountry Ministries – the Reverend Pinckney Fund. For more information about this charity, visitwww.palmettoproject.com.
For more information about #WeSing4Love, follow on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WeSing4Love or Twitter @WeSing4Love.
Have you ever thought about the foods you eat as having any other purpose than to provide your body with the nutrients it needs; or providing you with a delicious taste experience? Well, rather than eating your food, there may be other uses – and you might even lose weight in the process. Read on…
New Way To Lose Weight: Use Your Food by Must Love Foods
There are lots of ways to enjoy the abundance of foods we see each day. But did you ever stop to think about what other uses these foods may have? Many foods are medicinal in nature, and most synthetic drugs start as plants in the wild. Here are a few examples:
- Milk – Some women have a “peaches and cream” complexion. Maybe it’s because you can use milk to wash your face. It also takes down swelling and puffiness.
- Honey – As sweet as it is, honey also works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. You can put it on an open wound for healing, as well as on acne to dry it up and decrease irritation.
- Oatmeal – Your favorite breakfast food can also be used as a facial mask (to tighten skin when mixed with honey or egg whites). Soaking in a warm tub with oatmeal (although hard to clean) takes the irritation out of skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and even poison ivy.
So do some research and check out all the things your food can do!
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT!
We are continuing to pray and fast! Please join us, commit to pray and fast for one day. If you have not fasted and prayed, we are looking to hear from you. If you have participated, but want to join us again, please email the date you would like to pray and fast to firstname.lastname@example.org. Help spread the word. Forward this information to other members of Metropolitan.
The Ruby Randall Youth Ministry Council will host Metropolitan’s 2nd Annual Fall Youth Retreat Friday, October 2nd thru Sunday, October 4th at Summit Lake Christian Camp in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Rockstars: Built on the Rock!” with guiding scripture Matthew 7:24-27. The youth retreat will offer three days of spiritually-filled activities, ranging from learning workshops to enrichment opportunities that encourage positive youth development. We are inviting all families to register children and youth in grades 1 – 12 for this FREE event! Please contact Teria Drayton (email@example.com) for a registration form.
On Saturday, August 1, 2015, Metropolitan will host a Town Hall sponsored by the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice (CARSS) entitled
“Racial Justice, Religious Freedom, Renewed Visions: A Town Hall Conversation on the Sexual Politics of Black Churches in American Public Life” at 2:00 pm.
This Town Hall aims to foster a rich public conversation that explores the intersection of race, gender and sexual politics in relationship to the Black Church’s stated commitment to social justice work in service to all black lives in the current moment.
The invited program participants include Professor Josef Sorett, Columbia University; Dean Alton Pollard, Howard University School of Divinity; Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Bishop Yvette Flunder, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Michele Jawando, Center for American Progress; Darnell Moore, Mic.com; Pastor William H. Lamar, IV, Metropolitan AME Church and Rev. Dennis Wiley, Covenant Baptist UCC Church.
It’s that time again, everyone! Young Adult Members of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society and members of the Church School and Ruby Randall Youth Ministry have partnered to assist identified schools and students who lack educational resources. We are requesting school supplies (e.g., loose-leaf paper, spiral-bound and composition notebooks, 3-ring binders, pocket folders, No. 2 and colored pencils, ballpoint pens, crayons, markers, watercolor paints, Elmer’s glue and glue sticks, drawing and construction paper, index cards, rulers, protractors, etc.), backpacks, and monetary donations.
Starting Sunday, June 7, we began collecting supplies and donations and will continue through Sunday, August 30, 2015. Distribution will occur in early September to schools, as well as to students at our Back-to-School JAM to be held at Metropolitan on Saturday, August 29, 2015. We have built relationships with schools and students who depend on our efforts, and we look forward to your engagement with us to assist. For more information on these efforts, contact Katrina Holiday firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or Teria Drayton email@example.com.
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, Metropolitan AME Church will celebrate its 177th anniversary under the theme “Metropolitan A.M.E. and the Civil Rights Movement: Forging Ahead,” at a special 10:15a.m. service at the church. The guest speaker will be the Honorable Terri A. Sewell, U.S. Representative of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, the first Black woman to serve in that state’s Congressional delegation. Rep. Sewell is a member of Selma’s historic Brown Memorial A.M.E. Church, which was highlighted during this year’s 50th commemoration of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the subsequent march from Selma to Montgomery which led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Guest artists for Sunday’s worship service will be Allyn Johnson and Divine Order. A basket supper will be served immediately follow the service in Douglass Hall.
Metropolitan will also host a screening of a film about the history of the church, “If These Walls Could Talk,” as well as a brief documentary on Pastor Lamar and the future of the church, on Friday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm. There is no charge for the film screening. Free validated parking will be available at the PMI lot located on M Street between 16th and 17th Streets.