Posted on: October 31st, 2014


Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and The Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation team up for the fourth consecutive year with PBS-TV’s popular multi-cultural personal finance television series, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston, to present the Annual Moneywise Financial Empowerment Weekend Summit. This free community event at Metropolitan will begin

on Friday, October 31st at 6:00pm with an Interfaith Community Financial Forum. The forum will be moderated by Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, and will feature Andy Shallal, social justice advocate and owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants; Rev. Jonathan Weaver, Senior Pastor of Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church in Bowie, MD and National Chair of The Collective Empowerment Group; and Rev. Willie Wilson, Senior Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC.  Remarks will be given by Bruce Neiser of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

The 4th Annual Moneywise Summit will convene on Saturday, November 1st, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, with an opening presentation by Kelvin Boston, Host of the long-running Moneywise with Kelvin Boston and a keynote by award-winning speaker, power networking expert and Founder and CEO of Frasernet, George Fraser, author of Success Runs in Our Race and Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings.

The summit will also include two information-packed panels of financial experts, the vocal stylings of national gospel recording artist Doreen Vail, and a special tribute to the late Lasana Mack, former DC Treasurer and co-founder of APPEAL, Inc.

A youth entrepreneurship session will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., following the keynote by George Fraser. Led by International Business Kids Executive Director, Endura Govan, the “entrepreneurship in a box”-styled workshop, entitled “How To Start A Business in One Day,” will give students ages 7 to 17 basic business principles to generate income in their own backyards.

Douglass Hall will be open for networking, book signings, exhibits, voter registration and refreshments from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more general information, contact the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church office at 202-331-1426. Participants may register at or call 202-331-1426.


Posted on: October 31st, 2014

Men who cookOn Sunday, November 2 following the 11:00 worship service,  the Married Couples Ministry and the Mighty Men of Metropolitan will offer samples of their delectable delights at the annual “Men Who Cook.”  Look for the advanced ticket sales.  Enjoy food items such as Sweet Potato Soufflé, Pumpkin Muffins, Smoked Ribs, Salmon Loaf, Low Country 5-bean Chili, Sweet Potato Pie, Beignets, Apple Pie, Hawaiian spaghetti, Curried Chicken, Chocolate Butter Crème Cake, Collard greens like non other, Chicken wings, Bread Pudding, Seafood Gumbo and much more.


Posted on: October 31st, 2014

Rep. James ClyburnPlease mark your calendars.  On Sunday, November 23, Metropolitan will celebrate Homecoming with one worship service at 10:15 a.m.  On Sunday, November 30, the church will again worship in one service at 10:15 a.m. in observance of Men’s Day.  The Men’s Day speaker will be U.S. Representative James Clyburn from South Carolina, U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader.  Church School will be held 8:45 a.m. on each of these Sundays.


Posted on: October 31st, 2014

Metropolitan will observe National Donor Sabbath on Sunday, November 9, 2014.  During both worship services, individuals who are donors or recipients of organs, blood stem cells, bone marrow, or other tissue; are signed up to be living or deceased donors; and who are transplant recipients or are on a list for a transplant will be acknowledged.  God gave His only Son so that we might live; it is a small thing for us to donate the gift of life.

Posted on: October 31st, 2014

The MAMEC Married Couples Ministry will sponsor a seminar “Elevate Your Marriage” on Saturday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Douglass Hall. The facilitator, Rev. Edward C. Lee, is the pastor of Long View Bible Church, Owings Mills, MD. He has previously led marriage enrichment workshops at Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E.C. and Bethel A.M.E.C. (Baltimore).

Please register online at:  The registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Literature will be available for sale.  Parking is free in the PMI Garage in the 1600 block of M Street, 1 block west of the church. Questions can be directed to the event organizers at: