Posted on: March 27th, 2015


We will be celebrating the Resurrection of Christ through a number of services at Metropolitan AME Church.  Please plan to attend and participate.

  • Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday, Services at 7:45 and 11:00 am.
  • Wednesday, April 1, Holy Week Service, 12 noon.
  • Friday, April 3, Good Friday Services, Seven Last Words, 12 noon and 7:00 pm.
  • Sunday, April 5, Easter Services at 7:45 and 11:00 am; Church School Easter Celebration, 9:30 am.

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

The Metropolitan Daniel Alexander Payne CDC Robotics Program meets Saturday, March 28, 2:00-3:00 pm at Metropolitan AME in Douglass Hall. This is the last class for this session and will address medical applications of robotics.

Please remember that our NSBE, Jr. chapter now has a full slate of officers to proceed in this endeavor. Visit the NSBE website to learn more about this initiative:

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

As you heard the appeal from Pastor Lamar the last two Sundays, Metropolitan AME has launched a Spring Recovery drive to help us recover from the heavy winter financial burdens incurred by our ministries and to raise money to overhaul the elevator. This Winter season presented a number of challenges for us as we had to cancel two services, and many of our members were not able to attend other services due to ice, snow and cold weather conditions.  In addition to the financial challenges presented by the winter months, we have experienced problems with the church elevator.  With the recent breakdown of the elevator, we all became aware of just how vital the elevator is to the safe egress of some of our members and the ability of others to worship in the sanctuary.

The Pastor and the Church Senior Stewards Board and Trustees have accepted the leadership challenge for a special offering to the Church of $1000 over and above their normal tithes and offerings.  We are making an appeal for a “Spring Recovery 2015 ” that will provide funding for the winter deficit and for the overhaul of the elevator. All Church members are asked to participate in this Spring Recovery by making a special offering of $1000 or whatever amount they can afford by the first Sunday in May.  Our goal is to reach $75,000 of Spring Recovery funding by May 3. Luke 6:38: Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

You may make your contribution through your envelope or by credit card during church services, or you may conveniently donate through our secure online service by using the link:

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

The Young Entrepreneurs Program will meet for its second session on Friday, April 3rd from 7:00-9:00pm in the Pruitt Board Room at Metropolitan AME Church.  We encourage all youth, ages 12-18, to attend to learn more about creating a path to financial freedom while living your dreams. Email for more information.

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

HBCU Sunday 2015On Sunday, April 12, Metropolitan AME will observe HBCU Sunday with the theme; “United We Stand, Divided We Fall, Support of HBCUs Starts with Us” during the 11:00 am service. HBCUs have contributed richly to the life of not just the African American community, but to the life of the country. HBCUs represent just three percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning, but they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans with undergraduate degrees.  This Sunday has been set aside to celebrate these pillars of our community while showing support for their continued survival.   We hope you will join us and invite your friends and family members to do the same.

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

This year’s theme is “Sisters In the Spirit”, Scripture – Proverbs 31:31.  The colors are turquoise blue and mustard yellow.


Informational Meeting – There will be a meeting for all women of Metropolitan to provide information about Women’s Season. The meeting will be held after both services on Sunday, March 22.  Meet on the 16th Street side of the sanctuary.


Women’s Day Brooches – Engage, unify and inspire the women of Metropolitan AME church, while positioning Metropolitan as a convener to further encourage collaboration among women leaders in the Washington DC community; Sisterhood, Service, Spirit. .  As a form of solidarity the Women’s Day committee will be selling brooches. Please see a committee member for more details.


Weekly Prayer Call – Calling all women of Metropolitan. Please join us for prayer Tuesday mornings at 6:00 am.  The call in number is (712) 432-1500, access code, 795240#.  The prayer should be NO LONGER than five minutes.  In keeping with of theme of intergenerational ties, prayer leaders come from all age ranges.

An Afternoon of Gospel and Jazz, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00-6:00 pm in Douglass Hall. The cost is $30 per person.


Women’s Day Service, Sunday, April 26, one service, 10:15 am.  Speaker to be announced. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will be our special guest.

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

All women of Metropolitan and their sister friends are invited to participate in Women’s Bible Study on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  The next session will be held on Friday, April 10 in the Pruitt Boardroom.  Rev. Moya Harris will facilitate our study of “Trustworthy – Standing in the World” based on Luke 16: 1-15. The discussions are lively and you will find the lessons to be applicable to your journey.

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

Sometimes some of the foods we eat, which would normally be considered healthy foods and good for us, are not really good for us.  Have you ever heard of GMO?  A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.  That’s why it is so important to read labels.  Read on…


YOU HAVE TO GO NON –GMO by Must Love Foods

How often do you read labels? They really are there for a reason and can give you some good information. Like whether or not your food or its ingredients have been genetically altered!! There are 8 foods that are most commonly altered: Alfalfa, Beets, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Papaya, Soybeans, and Summer Squash.  These foods are commonly “infected” with altered DNA from another source i.e., a virus in an attempt to make them “super foods”.  They are more resistant to herbicides (so sprayed more often which results in us eating more of the toxins), they have MINIMAL governmental oversight (so amounts are not monitored). There is also no proof that they increase crop yield, as shown in a 2009 government study, which actually proved the opposite.   Unfortunately, and as usual, we the consumers suffer. GMO products have been linked (indirectly) to chronic illness, hormone changes and even cancer.


There are many ways to avoid these products (see THE NON-GMO It just takes a little effort on your part. But aren’t you worth it? Food should not harm you !!!!


Posted on: March 27th, 2015

We are continuing to pray and fast!   Please join us, commit to pray and fast for one day. Email the date you would like to pray and fast to  We still have dates available in April and May.  We need to hear from you right away.  If you desire, remember to share what is being revealed to you during your praying and fasting by emailing  God’s revelation to you may help others.

Help spread the word. Forward this information to other members of Metropolitan. We are trying to reach everyone!


Jesus instructed the disciples that some things can only happen through prayer and fasting.  God has marvelous things in store for Metropolitan in our generation. We envision a church full of committed Christian disciples transforming Washington, DC,  and the world through worship, liberation,  and service.



As you pray, please ask God to give us clear vision for our future.  Who are we called to be?  Who are we called to serve ?  Ask God to send us human and financial resources to accomplish God’s mission for Metropolitan.  Thank God for the vision and hope of ancestors.  Pray for the generations who will continue to make Metropolitan great for God in the distant future.



Fasting is about abstention from food, drink, or anything in an attempt to hear clearly from the Lord and to gain spiritual strength.  If you are medically able to fast, you may choose to fast for 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours, or 12 hours.  You may even fast for 24 hours.  You may give up television, technology,  or even speaking for a day. This is not about being legalistic;  this is about seeking God’s help.  Follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit as you fast and pray.

Posted on: March 20th, 2015

Judge Clayton AaronsOn Sunday, March 22, the Robert R. and Ora B. Kelly Lay Annual Day will be celebrated at both the 7:45 am and 11:00 am services. The Honorable Judge Clayton Aarons, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland will be the 7:45 am speaker, and WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green will be the speaker for the 11:00 service.

J.J. Green

The 2015 Theme is “Laity Fulfilling the Great Commission:  The Evidence of Discipleship”.  The Scripture for the day is John 13:34-35.  Lay members are asked to wear navy blue and white.