Archive for December, 2011

Attention Class Leaders

Posted on: December 31st, 2011 by admin

If you were not able to attend  the orientation held in December, please plan to attend a “make-up”  session being held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 10:00 a.m.  to 12:00 p.m. at the  church.  Important information will be covered about the history of the  Class System and the responsibilities of class leaders.  For more… Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2012

Posted on: December 31st, 2011 by admin

MLK, Jr. Day of ServiceJoin the Metropolitan AME Church team in a day of community service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Registration is $25m which includes supplies, snacks, and a T-shirt for each registered participant.

To register:

1) Visit
2) Click Register Now
3) Accept the Volunteer Waiver
4) Click Join a Team
5) Select the Metropolitan AME Church Team from the drop-down menu
6) Add your personal contact information and you will be registered!

This is an opportunity for us to take Metropolitan into the community and to fellowship with one another. Please register by January 2, 2012. The Love and Peace Unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society (SAMS) is sponsoring our team. For more information contact Marsha Botts at or Celeste Garcia at

Can I Afford My Life?

Posted on: December 31st, 2011 by admin

Woman Thinking: Can I afford my Life?Church members, do you want to become a better steward of your finances? Church Leaders, do you want to help your members become financially fit and giving according to biblical principals?

Please join Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and Metropolitan AME Church on Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a free, three-hour seminar that answers the question, Can I Afford My Life? CAAB and Metropolitan AME Church successfully partnered with Moneywise with Kelvin Boston on November 5, 2011 and delivered an amazing, full-day event that drew over 500 participants! If you want to build on what you learned at Moneywise, or just start the New Year on the right financial footing, this is the workshop for you. Moderated by Linda Easley Stroman, Director of Financial Education for CAAB, and facilitated by Financial Coach, Geoffrey Tate, author of “The Series of Seven” this workshop will take you on a journey toward financial freedom. Mr. Tate has helped hundreds of individuals balance their finances and he will help you to answer the question: “Can I Afford My Life?”

Register online or call 202.419.1440 or email for more information.

Warmest Regards,
Capital Area Asset Builders

Download the “Can I Afford My Life?” Flyer!

Our Web Site Year in Review

Posted on: December 29th, 2011 by admin

Church Web Site The Metropolitan AME website has received over 114,000 visits this year from over 34,000 unique visitors. 84,681 of those visits came from the United States, 17,173 from China and 3,695 from the Russian Federation. The highest number of unique visitors was in January with 4,067 after President Obama’s visit. The highest number… Read more

Sermon Notes: Celebrating the Birth of Christ in a New House

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 by admin

Rev. Dr. Louis-Charles Harvey, Presiding Elder, 2nd Episcopal District, AME Church Metropolitan AME Church Sunday, December 18, 2011 Scripture: Matthew 1:20-22, Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be… Read more

Member Edith Buffalow Profiled in Washington Informer

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by admin

Metropolitan AME Member and Showroom Owner Edith Buffalow

Metropolitan A.M.E. member Edith Buffalow and her showroom, the Adobe Design Center & Showroom, were recently profiled in the Washington Informer.

African-American Merchant Thrives on H Street

The interior of the Adobe Design Center & Showroom. Owner Edith Buffalow is seen here.Some African-American merchants have disappeared from the H Street,NE corridor. Others such as Edith Buffalow forge on.

Here, at 654 H Street, NE in the showroom of her Adobe Design Center, Buffalow is surrounded by a collection of art and furniture she finds in far away corners of the globe. Her clientele has a taste for the unique which has led Buffalow to many exotic places, such as Indonesia, India, Taiwan, Mexico and South Africa. Read more. . .

2000 Leaders Rally for Jobs at Metropolitan AME

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by admin

( – It was an impressive gathering of spiritual leaders from denominations that rarely mingle together or remain separated by ideology.  However, the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) successfully collaborated with faith leaders from around the District to come together for a common cause –  jobs and affordable housing. Muslims, Jews, Orthodox Christians, Methodists, Baptists, Episcopalians,… Read more