Posted on: November 21st, 2014

Reaching People Under 40The Congregational Group Book Discussions of Reaching People Under 40 While
Keeping People Over 60 will be conducted during the month of November.  The
reading and discussion of this book was an initiative proposed by our
pastor, Rev. William H. Lamar IV.   Members who purchased the book have been
placed in four groups that are intergenerational, and also represent a cross
section of the congregation.  Each group will discuss the entire book.  The
groups will share their ideas for meeting the challenges that are present in
today’s churches via specific objectives to guide the discussions.

The groups assignments are as follows:

Group 3 – November 21, 2014 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Group 4 – November 22, 2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book Discussion Wrap-Up  –  December 6, 2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, if you desire to be a part of the congregational book
discussion, or if you have not been notified of your group assignment,
please forward your name, email address, and phone number to:  Sis. Jocelyn
Y. Harris at  <>, Bro. Leroy
Nesbitt, Jr. at  <>, Sis
Anita Drayton Wood at  <>, or Dr. Yvonne
Bolling at  <>

Posted on: November 21st, 2014

Rev  GogginsHomecoming will be observed on Sunday, November 23 at 10:15 a.m. (one
service). This year’s theme is “Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future.”
Homecoming serves as good opportunity to invite former members, especially
persons who grew up in Metropolitan to come back home and see the great
things that are happening at Metropolitan.  Please invite family, friends,
co-workers and others to join us for worship.

The preacher for Homecoming will be Rev. Etoria V. Goggins, Pastor of Mt.
Zion A.M.E. Church of Severn, MD.  Rev. Goggins, a native of Nashville,
Tennessee, holds a B.S. in Business Education from Middle Tennessee State
University and a Master of Divinity from the Howard University School of
Divinity.  She has also studied at Wesley Theological Seminary.  Currently,
she is teaching in the Prince George’s County Public School System.  She was
appointed Pastor of Mt. Zion in April 2005. Within the first year of her
appointment, God blessed Mt. Zion to move into a new church facility.  She
has served in a variety of leadership positions within the AME Church,
including as the “Women in Ministry” Caucus Leader for the Capital District
in the Washington Conference and President of the AME Ministerial Alliance
in Washington D.C. and Vicinity. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.

Church School will be held at 8:45 a.m.

Posted on: November 21st, 2014

Will you be in the Washington area on Thanksgiving?  Please plan to attend a
one-hour service from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  Rev. Jonathan Newton will be
delivering the message.  Please invite your friends and associates to
attend, bring your family and engage in worship before you sit down for your
Thanksgiving meal.

Posted on: November 21st, 2014

Rep. James Clyburn (1)We will observe Men’s Day on Sunday, November 30 during one service at 10:15
a.m.  U.S. Representative James Clyburn from South Carolina, U.S. House
Assistant Democratic Leader and a member of the AME Church will be the Men’s
Day speaker. This year’s theme is “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”  The service
will be led by the Mighty Men of Metropolitan.  All men of the church have
been asked to be active participants in the planning of the day’s activities
and in the worship service.  Men’s Day means that all women of the church
are also asked to attend, promote and invite others to attend.   Please help
us fill the church on November 30.

Rep. Clyburn has spent his entire life living in the current Sixth
Congressional District. He was born and raised in Sumter, the eldest son of
a fundamentalist minister and a cosmetologist. He graduated from South
Carolina State University in Orangeburg with a bachelor’s degree in history.
His first job was teaching social studies at C.A. Brown High School in
Charleston. He later was appointed the first minority advisor to a South
Carolina governor.  He won the Sixth Congressional seat in 1992, becoming
South Carolina’s first African American to serve in Congress in nearly 100
years. He has served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Democratic
Caucus Chair and in 2007, he became the second African American to serve as
House Majority Whip.

A reception will be held immediately after service in the National Education
Association Building.

Church School will be held 8:45 a.m.

Posted on: November 21st, 2014


Messiah 2014

Celebrate the birth of the newborn King on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:00 PM at Metropolitan AME Church. The Music and Worship Arts Ministry of Metropolitan AME Church presents The Advent Portion of Handel’s Messiah featuring the Cathedral Choir and The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra.  In this our 38th presentation, we will also feature REJOICE: An Advent Celebration through Hymns, Spirituals and Gospels.  Our featured soloists are: Angeli Ferrette (Soprano), Brittany C. Johnson (Mezzo Soprano), Wayne Jennings (Tenor), and Andrew Smith (Baritone).  Our guest conductors are Kelvin Washington (Associate Director of Bands at Howard University) and Lt. Earnest Green.


As we continue to encourage the arts in education, we are excited to feature talented instrumentalists and vocalists from local high schools and colleges, through the Metropolitan Arts Partnership Program (MAPP).  The MAPP is dedicated to furthering the education of youth and young adults in the fine and preforming arts disciplines.


Please join us as we begin another glorious Advent Season through the ministry of music.  Admission and parking are FREE.  For further information regarding the 38th Presentation of Handel’s Messiah or event sponsorship please contact:

Marty A. Lamar, Director of Music and Worship Arts

Office Phone: (202) 331-1426