Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Women heart month 2015On Saturday, February 7, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, the Health Ministry of Metropolitan will sponsor a Women’s Heart Month program featuring information and a fashion show in Douglass Hall.  Come out and learn about heart health.  Your contribution of $30 will cover all program activities, including lunch.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. Black women suffer rates of heart disease that are twice as high as those among white women. Diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity and a family history of heart disease are all greatly prevalent among African-Americans and are major risk factors for heart disease. Black women need to know that women often experience heart attack symptoms that are different from those that occur in men. Although chest pain is the symptom most commonly associated with a heart attack, women may have chest pain that is not the most prominent or troubling symptom or may not experience chest pain at all.






Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Pan Hellenic Recognition Day Feb 8th 2015As part of our celebration of Black History Month at Metropolitan AME Church, we will join with the Bethel Literary and Historical Society in hosting a second Annual Pan-Hellenic Council Recognition Service on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the 11:00 am service.  The service will acknowledge, “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture,” and the collective contribution of the members of the nine black Greek-letter organizations in the advancement of Black people in America.  So many members of Greek letter organizations such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Toni Morrison, Rev. Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Rep. John Lewis , and our own Ernest Green have made significant contributions to the history and culture of people of African descent.






Posted on: January 30th, 2015

cornell-brooks-naacp-president_240x340_94 (1)On Sunday, February 15, during both services, Metropolitan AME will observe Founders Day.  Pastor William H. Lamar IV will preach the 7:45 am service, and Rev. Cornell William Brooks, President of the NAACP will deliver the message during the 11 am service. Rev. Brooks, a fourth-generation AME minister, felt called to join the ministry during his college years at Jackson State University. He received a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and a law degree from Yale. At that time of his selection as president of the NAACP, he was serving as executive director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, based in Newark, but he was commuting between Newark and the Washington area, where he was an associate minister at Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville.

 

 

Richard AllenFounder’s Day is a time set aside by the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) to remember and pay tribute to Richard Allen, our founder.  Allen founded the denomination in Philadelphia to unite African-American Methodist churches in the North that wanted to be free from white Methodists who historically had not allowed African-Americans to worship in equality. As founder of the AME Church, Allen was consecrated its first bishop. The AME Church is a unique denomination in the Wesleyan tradition–it is the only religion in the western hemisphere to develop from the sociological needs of its members. It is also the first African-American denomination to be established in the United States. This family has grown from a few members who held their first worship service in Richard Allen’s blacksmith shop to more than 2 million members in the United States, Caribbean, Africa, India and Europe today.






Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Choir Boy castThe Group Sales Manager of Studio Theatre is offering Metropolitan AME members discounts on tickets to CHOIR BOY:

·         20% Discount — Individuals can receive a 20% discount by purchasing their tickets online at www.studiotheatre.organd entering the Promotional Code FAITH, or by calling the Studio Theatre Box Office at 202-332-3300, and mentioning this special code. (This discount is not available for Saturday evening performances, on previous orders, nor in conjunction with other offers. Limit of 4 tickets per order. Service charges apply.)

·         Up to 50% Discount — Groups of just 10 or more people can receive tickets for as little as $30, with no service charges!  For group sales information, call Studio Theatre’s Group Sales Manager, Scott Sanger, at 202-332-3300 ext. 361, or send him an e-mail at groups@studiotheatre.org.

Choir Boy is scheduled to run through February 22.  For more information on the play go to  https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/choir-boy.






Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Please join the Metropolitan AME Church School for our Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:30 pm.  This year’s theme is “A Journey through the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality, A Celebration in Music, Drama, and Dance”.  Dinner will be served in Douglass Hall before the program.  The program will be held in the Sanctuary.