Posted on: September 12th, 2014

To help us as we work toward our vision of a church full of committed Christian disciples transforming Washington, DC and the world through worship, liberation, and service, Pastor Lamar will lead the second of two workshops on worship on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Creating Meaningful Corporate Worship workshop is for the congregation.  Key topics include:

  • What the Bible Says about Worship
  • The Congregation’s Role in Worship
  • Preparing the Head and Heart for Worship

 

A light lunch will be served. For additional information, please contact Anita Drayton Wood (awood@udc.ed) or Celeste Garcia (cagarcia68@aol.com).

 






Posted on: September 12th, 2014

 

Annual Missionary Day will be observed on Sunday, September 14 during both services.  Missionary Day recognizes and rededicates missionaries for their 365 days of service  to God and community.  This year’s theme is “Missionaries Empowered by God to Serve and Liberate”

Rev. Aisha Karimah headshotThe 7:45 a.m. service speaker will be Rev Aisha Karimah, Associate Minister, Metropolitan AME Church.

Rev MarieThe 11:00 a.m. speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marie Phillips Braxton, former Assistant Pastor, Metropolitan AME Church.

 






Posted on: September 12th, 2014

Prostate Cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, and also, the second cause of death in American men.  Age, family history, ethnicity and diet are the risk factors for developing prostate cancer.  Men with average risk factors for prostate cancer should be screened beginning at age 50.  African American men with high risk factors such as a family history of the disease should be screened beginning at age 40.  The average age of diagnosis is 66, but there have been some cases of aggressive forms of the cancer diagnosed as early as age 30.  Take charge of your health by scheduling an appointment to have your temple examined.  This is the perfect time to increase your awareness of Prostate Cancer, by striving to learn your personal risk levels and prevalence, various approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and also, information and resources that are currently available for you and your family.  The Mighty Men of Metropolitan (MMM) and the Health Ministry will be distributing pamphlets and other brochures at the church throughout the month of September. 






Posted on: September 12th, 2014

 On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation and Metropolitan will partner in one worship service at 10:15 am to observe the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Heralded as one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement, the legislation is worthy of wide-scale recognition and observance. We encourage you to invite family and friends to worship with us as we commemorate this significant event in our Nation’s history.  For additional information, please see a member of the Circles of Twelve.






Posted on: September 12th, 2014

 Pastor Lamar will meet with all class leaders on Saturday,  October 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. He will share his vision for this congregational care ministry, expectations of class leaders, and plans to continue to equip class leaders to serve and support the congregation.  We will have a pot luck luncheon following the meeting. Please let your cluster leader know by September 27 if you plan to attend and if you will bring a dish — main dish/sandwiches, salad, dessert (bringing a dish is not mandatory).