Posted on: August 21st, 2015

Team MMM is beginning to plan for another outing at a Washington Nationals baseball game on September 19,  2015 against the Miami Marlins.  This is a 4:05 game, same as game we attended in June.  If you are interested in attending the game, please let Brother Prioleau or MMM members know the number of tickets you need no later thanSunday, August 23, 2015.  The games are quickly being sold out, especially as the Nationals are in the midst of a playoff spot.  We are working to acquire $32.00 tickets in the same seating area as the last time with the $10.00 concessions credit.    Please contact Brother Pete Prioleau, prioleaupete@aol.com, Brother Guy Charity, gchar19845@hotmail.com, or Brother Trotter Collier, trottercollier@gmail.com.  Go Nationals!






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

Naomi BNaomi B, a songwriter, singer and praise worship leader based in Baltimore, will be the Guest Artist during Sunday service on Sunday, August 23, 2015, 10:15 am.  A graduate of Morgan State University, Naomi’s vocal experience includes rhythm & blues and jazz —  but it was in 2006 that she committed to use her voice as an instrument through which “God can communicate His desire to have an intimate relationship with each and every person he placed on the earth.”   Naomi has been afforded opportunities to perform at the White House, the Meyerhof Symphony Hall, and at events such as the Annual African American Heritage Festival.  Naomi serves as a worship leader at the Church of the Redeemed of the Lord (Baltimore, MD) and is currently recording her first solo project — “Break Free”. Her debut single “Holding On” is a song of hope that encourages listeners to cling to God during times of trouble.






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

Back to School 2015 flyerFriday, August 28, Back to School Jam Pep Rally, 6:30 -10:00 pm. There will be educational games, food, carnival stations, and Truth-Movement Go-Go Gospel Band.

Sunday, August 30, Sunday Worship Back to School Day, 10:15 am. Wear your school/college T-shirt or school colors. There will be free school supplies.  The Guest Artist for the service will be ArtCentric from Baltimore.  ArtsCentric is an organization designed to bring quality artistic works and creative services to the community at large. They launch innovative productions of traditional, contemporary and original musicals, plays, and concert works. Additionally, they partner with schools, churches, and community based businesses and organizations to provide entertainment and educational shows for various programs and events. They strive to positively impact a broad and diverse audience base, and uphold high standards of quality entertainment, while using the arts to inform, change, and enhance the lives of others, one audience at a time.

Makena goes to school book coverSunday, August 30, Book Signing, Makena Goes to School, 12:15pm, immediately after service.  Makena Toldson, an 8 year old author, will be selling and signing her book.  Books may be purchased for $15 each (listed price: $19.99)

If you have not contributed to the back to school supplies and donations drive please do so no later thanAugust 30.  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, glue and glue sticks, drawing and construction paper, index cards, rulers, protractors, etc.), backpacks, and monetary donations.  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 at holidaykd@gmail.com, and/or Teria Drayton at teria.drayton@yahoo.com.






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

Did you know that the Daniel A Payne Community Development Corporation (CDC) has an exciting new way for Metropolitan AME members, family, and friends to support the CDC’s programs?  Amazon.com has a program called Amazon Smile that donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice and the Daniel A Payne Community Development Corporation is one of them.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon that you know.  Same products; Same prices; Same service.  So, when shopping online, shop through the AmazonSmile program.  Click on  (smile.amazon.com). and before you start shopping select the Daniel A Payne Community Development Corporation as the charity to receive Amazon’s donation.

 

The CDC can be found under the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation or by following this link to go directly to the DAPCDC AmazonSmile page: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2112789.

 

We appreciate your support.






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

The Married Couples Ministry (MCM) is sponsoring a Renewal of Vows ceremony on Saturday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m.

Bishop William P. DeVeaux will officiate.  Participating couples should have registered earlier this year to participate.






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

Men’s Day weekend slated for September 25, 26 and 27 will start with a Jazz event on Friday featuring East River Jazz.  On Saturday, we will have a Town Hall meeting with the Topic: “How do Black Men follow Jesus in the 21st Century” with Pastor Lamar and Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga.  On Sunday, the guest preacher will be Rev. Warnock.  All are invited.

 

We are asking families to contribute $177.00 per family with $100.00 for men and $77.00 for women as individuals.  More information to come.






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

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 (teria.drayton@gmail.com) for a registration form.






Posted on: August 21st, 2015

Please join us and  commit to pray and fast for at least one day during September.   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 revkarimah@gmail.com.  Help spread the word.  Forward this information to other members of Metropolitan.






Posted on: August 14th, 2015

Back to School 2015 flyerFriday, August 28, Back to School Jam Pep Rally, 6:30 -10:00 pm. There will be educational games, food, carnival stations, and Truth-Movement Go-Go Gospel Band.

Sunday, August 30, Sunday Worship Back to School Day, 10:15 am. Wear your school/college T-shirt or school colors. There will be free school supplies.  The Guest Artist for the service will be ArtCentric from Baltimore.  ArtsCentric is an organization designed to bring quality artistic works and creative services to the community at large. They launch innovative productions of traditional, contemporary and original musicals, plays, and concert works. Additionally, they partner with schools, churches, and community based businesses and organizations to provide entertainment and educational shows for various programs and events. They strive to positively impact a broad and diverse audience base, and uphold high standards of quality entertainment, while using the arts to inform, change, and enhance the lives of others, one audience at a time.

If you have not contributed to the back to school supplies and donations drive please do so no later than August 30.  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, glue and glue sticks, drawing and construction paper, index cards, rulers, protractors, etc.), backpacks, and monetary donations.  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 at holidaykd@gmail.com, and/or Teria Drayton at teria.drayton@yahoo.com.






Posted on: August 14th, 2015

Effective July 16, 2015, the PMI Parking Garage at 1615 M Street, NW began a new validation procedure.

·         Parking tickets will be scanned at a kiosk at the front door of the church. Do not try to validate until you are ready to return to the garage. You will have 45 minutes from the time you scan your ticket to return to your car and exit the garage by inserting your ticket into an automated gate control.  

·         Failure to validate the ticket or to exit the garage within the 45 minutes will result in you paying the parking fee via credit card. 

·         Validated parking will only be effective beginning at 6:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday and between 8:00 AM and 6:30 P.M. Saturdays and for Special Sunday Events  from 8:00 AM until 6:30 P.M.