Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

Please note that during the months of July and August, we observe a summer schedule of only one service each Sunday.  The service will be held at 10:15 am each Sunday.  Church School will meet at 8:45 amWednesday night Bible Study will resume in September. Please spread the word about the summer schedule. 






Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

The Sarah Allen Missionary Society (SAMS) Love and Peace Unit is hosting its 7th Annual Talent Showcase, featuring performances of youth and young adults from Metropolitan and the community on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Metropolitan’s historic Douglass Hall.  Proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of refurbishing the two standing candelabras that Frederick Douglass donated to Metropolitan. 

 

Sponsorship Levels: Donor – $15+, Sponsor – $10, Patron – $6, and Children – $3.  To have your name included in the souvenir program, please make your donation by Sunday, July 5, 2015.  

 

Participation Invited:  Youth and young adults, ages 4-39, are welcome to participate.

 

Rehearsal:  There will be a rehearsal on Sunday, June 28 and July 5, immediately following Church School in Douglass Hall.  To sign up, please contact Peggy Gatewood at Phg519@yahoo.com.  To make a donation, see Dianne Gant Black, Janet Oakley Huggins, Verna Brogden, or any Love and Peace member.






Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

Rep. Terri SewellOn Sunday, July 12, 2015, Metropolitan AME Church will celebrate its 177th anniversary under the theme “Metropolitan A.M.E. and the Civil Rights Movement: Forging Ahead,” at a special 10:15a.m. service at the church.  The guest speaker will be the Honorable Terri A. Sewell, U.S. Representative of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, the first Black woman to serve in that state’s Congressional delegation.  Rep. Sewell is a member of Selma’s historic Brown Memorial A.M.E. Church, which was highlighted during this year’s 50th commemoration of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the subsequent march from Selma to Montgomery which led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Guest artists for Sunday’s worship service will be Allyn Johnson and Divine Order.  A basket supper will be served immediately follow the service in Douglass Hall.

Metropolitan will also host a screening of a film about the history of the church, “If These Walls Could Talk,” as well as a brief documentary on Pastor Lamar and the future of the church, on Friday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm.  There is no charge for the film screening.  Free validated parking will be available at the PMI lot located on M Street between 16th and 17th Streets.






Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

It’s that time again, everyone! 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, Elmer’s glue and glue sticks, drawing and construction paper, index cards, rulers, protractors, etc.), backpacks, and monetary donations.

Starting Sunday, June 7, we began collecting supplies and donations and will continue through Sunday, August 30, 2015. Distribution will occur in early September to schools, as well as to students at our Back-to-School JAM to be held at Metropolitan on Saturday, August 29, 2015. 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 atholidaykd@gmail.com, and/or Teria Drayton atteria.drayton@yahoo.com.






Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will host Vacation Bible School (VBS) the week ofJuly 27-31, 2015. VBS is open to all ages, preschool-seniors, members, friends and neighbors. Dinner is served from 5:30-6:35 PM. VBS classes are from 6:45-9:00PM. Please join us this year as we engage in fun activities to learn more about our biblical studies.






Posted on: July 3rd, 2015

We are continuing to pray and fast!  Please join us, commit to pray and fast for one day.  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: July 3rd, 2015

What is Gluten?  Put very simply, gluten is the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. More times than not, we have been told to avoid foods containing gluten.  But is that the best course of action for everyone?  Read on to see…

 

GUT CHECK ON GLUTEN 333 by Must Love Foods
Over the last few years, there has been a big push for everyone to go gluten free. There are many advantages to this, especially if you have celiac disease.  But there are some real disadvantages as well. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, and barley.  If you have celiac disease and you eat foods containing gluten, you get very sick (diarrhea, bloating, nausea, headaches just to name some of the symptoms).  So those people have no choice but to give it up.  However, for the rest of us, it’s a matter of choice. Here are some of the downsides:

 

  • Cost: It will cost you about 1.5 to 2 times as much for gluten free foods, no matter where you buy them.

 

  • Calories: Whenever you take something out, you have to add something for a food to continue to taste good.  Out comes the gluten, in goes more sugar and fat. This can result in weight gain when you thought you were eating BETTER

 

  • Loss of nutrients: You can lose vitamins and minerals found in products containing wheat (folate and iron)

 

  • Exposure to toxins:  A number of gluten free products contain rice or rice flour.  According to Consumer Guide and the FDA many rice-based products contain ARSENIC. The amounts are small, but when eaten in larger quantities can be toxic.

 

So, if you change to a gluten free lifestyle (by choice) do your homework, read you labels and be mindful of the risk as well as the benefits.

 

LOVE WHAT YOU EAT!






Posted on: June 30th, 2015

Metropolitan AME Church invites the community to join us in celebrating 177 years of worship, liberation and service.  Our Anniversary Theme is “Metropolitan AME and the Civil Rights Movement: Forging Ahead”

Hashtag #MAMECisME

SCHEDULED EVENTS

Friday, July 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
6:00 pm – Light Fare and Fellowship
6:30 pm – Screening
Film Screening: If These Walls Could Talk
Admission: FREE
Frederick Douglass Hall

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 2:00 PM
Love and Peace Unit of The Sarah Allen Missionary Society
Youth and Young Adult Talent Showcase
Admission: FREE, Donations accepted
Frederick Douglass Hall

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 10:15 AM
177th Anniversary Celebration and Service
Speaker: Congresswoman Terri Sewell,US Representative, Alabama 7th Congressional District
Guest Artists: Allyn Johnson & Divine Order
-Basket Supper immediately following service

Rep. Terri Sewell

 

 






Posted on: June 26th, 2015

Effective the 1st Sunday in July through the last Sunday in August, Metropolitan AME Church will operate on its summer worship schedule. There will be one service at 10:15 am each Sunday.  Church School will meet at 8:45 am.  Please spread the word about the summer schedule. 






Posted on: June 26th, 2015

The Sarah Allen Missionary Society (SAMS) Love and Peace Unit is hosting its 7th Annual Talent Showcase, featuring performances of youth and young adults from Metropolitan and the community onSaturday, July 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Metropolitan’s historic Douglass Hall.  Proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of refurbishing the two standing candelabras that Frederick Douglass donated to Metropolitan. 

 

Sponsorship Levels: Donor – $15+, Sponsor – $10, Patron – $6, and Children – $3.  To have your name included in the souvenir program, please make your donation by Sunday, July 5, 2015.  

 

Participation Invited:  Youth and young adults, ages 4-39, are welcome to participate.

 

Rehearsal:  There will be a rehearsal on Sunday, June 28 and July 5, immediately following Church School in Douglass Hall.  To sign up, please contact Peggy Gatewood at Phg519@yahoo.com.  To make a donation, see Dianne Gant Black, Janet Oakley Huggins, Verna Brogden, or any Love and Peace member.