Archive for February, 2012

Sermon Notes: Before I Let Go

Posted on: February 26th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Jonathan V. Newton, Assistant Pastor Metropolitan AME Church Sunday, February 26, 2012 www.metropolitanamec.org Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 (NIV Version).  Final Instructions (from Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica):   12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who… Read more

2012 Church Scholarship Application Available for Download

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 by admin

The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Scholarship Endowment Payne-Tanner Memorial application is now available online.

This Scholarship Endowment is formed with gratitude to, and in honor of, two of our distinguished forbearers in the A.M.E. Church, Daniel Alexander Payne and Alethia Tanner. Each in their own way sought to elevate Negroes by uplifting both the mind and the spirit. Read more. . .

The Metropolitan AME Church Scholarship Endowment application and forms are available by clicking each link below and downloading the PDF files.

Please submit application and supporting documents to:

The Scholarship Committee
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Scholarship Endowment
Post Office Box 19322
Washington, D.C. 20036

Norfolk State University Choir at MAMEC – February 26, 2012

Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by admin

Norfolk State Choir

THIS SUNDAY: Please join us and support the Norfolk State University Choir Winter 2012 Scholarship Tour. On Sunday morning at 11:00 am, February 26, 2012, the choir will grace and bless the congregation with song. The choir is composed of more than 80 talented students; its popular “Green” and “Gold” units consist of 40 singers each, and its portfolio includes all musical genres. As winners of numerous accolades including the prestigious Marian Anderson Award, the Norfolk State University Choirs have been under the baton of outstanding, talented, and dedicated music educators since their inception in 1945.

The occasion of the choir’s visit is the 51st anniversary of MAMEC’s The Sons and Daughters of Allen organization. It was established in 1961 for the purpose of promoting and perpetuating black history within the church. Over the past years they have used many venues to carry out their mission.

Donations accepted to fund the choir’s scholarship fund and the MAMEC Restoration Fund. View details and give online!

Get Your Sunday Dinner at Metropolitan AME

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by admin

Sunday Dinners are being sold to benefit the MAMEC Restoration Fund, Sun, Feb 26. Served and picked up after the 11:00 service until 2 pm. Fax your order: 202-331-0369 or email it to culinaryministry@metropolitanamec.org. Dinners are $12 adv, $13 at the door. Dinner menu: Baked Chicken or Ham, macaroni & cheese, green beans, rice, mixed green salad and ice tea. Sandwiches for $5: chicken or ham. Make check payable to Metropolitan AME Church (memo: dinners).

View Photos of Stand Up, Be Counted

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by admin

Stand Up, Be CountedThe Bethel Literary and Historical Society sponsored a dynamic dialogue and exchange of information and ideas on Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Harvard Black Alumni Society, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Bethel Literary and Historical Society presented The Fierce Urgency of Now: Stand Up, Be Counted in 2012. This inaugural panel discussion brought together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss Voting Rights issues and the importance of the 2012 elections for African Americans. Featured panelists included the Honorable Terri Sewell, Ron Christie, and Ifeomasinachi Ike, Esq. with guest moderator, Spencer Overton.

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Metropolitan is Part of 2012 Living Black History on WDCW-TV50

Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by admin

METROPOLITAN IS PART OF 2012 LIVING BLACK HISTORY ON WDCW-TV50

View the vignette on our YouTube channel

Commercials, Vignettes to Air Throughout February

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will be featured in a commercial, an on-air vignette and an on-air snipe that will air repeatedly on WDCW-TV DC50 during Black History Month. This unusual media blitz is an effort by the Senior Board of Stewards to attract new members and inform the Greater Washington community about worship services,ChurchSchool, church ministries and activities of the National Cathedral of African Methodism.

The commercial and on-air snipe that will air repeatedly throughout February is part of the station’s Living Black History presentation. The focus on Metropolitan will be seen as part of a series of specials that air every Sunday in February, beginning February 5. , The on-air vignette featuring Rev. Ronald E. Braxton will be among the historical vignettes by Washington notables that will air daily.

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Sermon Notes: Dare to Be Great

Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by admin

Rev Henry Y. White, Senior Pastor, Brown Memorial AME Church
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Men’s Day and Founder’s Day

Scripture: Genesis 12: 1-4: The Call of Abram (NIV Version): 1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.


The scripture is drawn from Genesis 12:1-4, and I am focusing on verse 2, which says: “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” I’d like to speak to you from the theme: “Dare to be Great.”

Men’s Season 2012

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 by admin

Men’s Season 2012 Climaxes with Friday Revival by Dr. Grainger Browning, Stellar Saturday Panel, Sunday Sermons by Rev. Tony Lee, Dr. Henry White

Dr. Grainger Browning, pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Ft. Washington, Md., will be the revival preacher on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. as Men’s Season 2012 continues toward its climax on Sunday, Feb. 12.

On Saturday at 10 a.m.,, a panel discussion will feature Steward Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine, DC Council Member-at-Large Vincent Orange, and Rodney Slater, former US Secretary of Transportation and others. It will focus on the theme, “The 7 Keys for Success, Power and Service and Their Relevance to Election 2012.”,

The Men’s Season 2012 coincides with the 252nd birthday of Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and concludes on Sunday, Feb. 12 with two powerful worship experiences. Rev. Tony Lee, Senior Pastor, Community of Hope AME, Temple Hills, Md. will preach at 7:45 a.m. and Rev. Dr. Henry Y. White, pastor of Brown Memorial AME, Washington, DC will preach at the 11 a.m. service.

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Stand Up, Be Counted in 2012

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 by admin

The Bethel Literary and Historical Society invites you to participate in a dynamic dialogue and exchange of information and ideas as it re-establishes its tradition of hosting discussions on issues that affect African Americans and society.

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Harvard Black Alumni Society, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Bethel Literary and Historical Society present The Fierce Urgency of Now: Stand Up, Be Counted in 2012. This inaugural panel discussion brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss Voting Rights issues and the importance of the 2012 elections for African Americans. Featured panelists include the Honorable Terri Sewell, Ron Christie, and Ifeomasinachi Ike, Esq. with guest moderator, Spencer Overton. The panel discussion is free and open to the public, and will be held at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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