Archive for February, 2011

Appreciation Luncheon for the Rev. Johanna Newberry Green

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by admin

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, 12:00 noon, at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church we will honor the Rev. Johanna Newberry Green at an Appreciation Luncheon. Rev. Johanna Newberry Green, a native Washingtonian, has over 35 active years in ministry. She has been a Sunday School teacher and the vice president and director of promotion & education for… Read more

2011 Black History Month Celebration

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by admin

You are cordially invited to the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church School 2011 Black History Month Celebration Friday, February 25, 2011 (snow date, Friday, March 4, 2011) from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner will be served from 6:00 to 6:45 pm) Theme : “African Americans in the Civil War.” Special Guest Artists : Female… Read more

Steward Marie Johns featured on White House Site

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by admin

Steward Marie Johns’ story is featured as part of the White House Black History Month series which highlights African Americans from across the Administration whose work contributes to the President’s vision for winning the future. Marie Johns’ Story: Supporting Small Businesses and Growing the Economy I come from a family of small business owners and have… Read more

Special Message from Pastor Braxton

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by admin

“Let justice roll down like a river and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
(Amos 5:24)

Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

I give thanks to God for you and sincerely appreciate the faithfulness, resilience and love for the Lord Jesus Christ and Metropolitan that you have shown during this extended restoration endeavor and the more recent issues we unexpectedly faced at the Madison Hotel. Most of us have been uncomfortable crossing the picket line and many have voiced concerns and stated your position regarding the labor dispute.

Please know that over the past weeks, the officers and I have wrestled with and deliberated over the best course of action for the church that would balance both the founding principles of our faith and denomination around human and civil rights concerns and our need to worship in a warmer environment. Our faith gives us the courage, strength and wisdom to understand that we must be willing to make some sacrifices in difficult times.

Sermon Notes: Driven by a Higher Power

Posted on: February 13th, 2011 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald E Braxton, Senior Pastor Metropolitan AME Church, Washington DC Sunday, February 13, 2011   Scripture Text: I Corinthians 2:1-16 (NIV Translation): And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony… Read more

Professor Charles Ogletree Speaks at Metropolitan AME

Posted on: February 12th, 2011 by admin

On Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 9:00 am, Harvard University Professor Charles Ogletree was our Black History Month guest speaker.  Thanks to Prof. Charles Ogletree for bringing a great Black History message: “There is Nothing False About Hope.” He not only talked about our history, but he reflected on his faith and uplifted the audience with his… Read more

Mr. Rufus T. Stevenson’s Textile Ministry

Posted on: February 9th, 2011 by admin

By Pat Rosier Perhaps you’ve seen the refined African textiles that grace our church each year during Black History Month. Perhaps you have wondered who this person is who has graced our sanctuary with such rich and colorful décor. For this we give gratitude to Rufus T. Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson’s illustrious history with African art… Read more

Metropolitan Steward Ernest Green Honored at MLK Service

Posted on: February 9th, 2011 by admin

Metropolitan Steward Ernest Green addressed the Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Martin Luther King Shabbat Service on Friday, January 14. Prior to the service, members of the WHC congregation, Metropolitan and other local churches, and invited guests gathered for a festive dinner to honor Steward Green and remember Dr. King.’s fight for civil rights. Below is the… Read more

DAPRP Update

Posted on: February 9th, 2011 by admin

Daniel Alexander Payne Reclamation Program (DAPRP) Moves On from Court Services Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) by Greg Johnson The Daniel Alexander Payne Reclamation Program (DAPRP), an outgrowth of Men’s Day 2005, entered into a contractual partnership with the Court Services Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) in November 2007 through the successful award of a Faith Based… Read more