We are happy to report that Rev. Marie received a kidney on Monday. She has successfully undergone transplant surgery and is doing well. Please continue to keep her in your prayers for a full recovery! God be praised! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
Archive for March, 2012
The Women’s Day and Season Steering Committee is announcing the colors of purple (royalty and spirituality) and white (peace and purity) for our Day and Season. Be sure to parade your purple and white on Sunday April 15 and display a touch of our colors each Sunday leading to our special day. Men can sport… Read more
Rev. Jonathan V. Newton Sunday, March 25,2011 Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
Sermon Notes: “Supposedly…With Liberty and Justice for All….”
By Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor, Metropolitan AME Church, Sunday, March 25, 2012
I pledge allegiance, to the flag of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it stands, supposedly one nation, supposedly under God, supposedly indivisible, supposedly with liberty and justice for all.
I wear this morning this “Hoodie” – I didn’t even know what I was wearing; when I jog in the morning outside, I just put this thing on, and the pants that go with it, and go out for my morning jog. I didn’t realize that by wearing this, I was in danger. I didn’t realize that someone in the community in which I live – it’s not gated, but it’s a community – but I didn’t realize that when I ran around in that community someone could actually do me bodily harm and justice would not prevail. I didn’t realize that could happen even having an African American president, and even with slavery ended a long time ago – I thought I was free. I vote. God knows I pay a whole lot of taxes. I thought I was free. I never thought that this hood makes me look like a criminal. I never thought that if I was walking in the dark and I pulled out my cell phone that it looks like a gun. And so anyone who claimed that they were a part of a protective force – a force that I thought was trying to protect ME – would have the right to shoot me dead in the street and then go home, and the police would never raise any questions about my murder. I never thought – my mother told me about it, my grandfather told me about it, but I never thought that people could actually beat other people to the ground, get a hundred dollar fine and a few weeks of community service, while other people could steal a loaf of bread because they were hungry and go to jail for a year. I thought I was free; I thought I was part of a country “with liberty and justice for all.”
By Rev Jonathan V. Newton, Associate Minister, Metropolitan AME Church, Sunday, March 25, 2012 The Scripture: Acts 6:1-7 – The Choosing of the Seven (NIV Bible Translation). 1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of… Read more
Pastor Ronald E. Braxton was one of 20 Washington area ministers who were honored on Saturday, March 17 at the Praise 104.1 Prayer Breakfast at Martin’s Crosswinds. The lively event drew a hundreds of guests, including a supportive crowd from Metropolitan
Rev. Aisha Karimah and Steward Joan Oxendine will be honored by Universal Center for Development at its first Church Girls Rock program on April l, at 5:00 p.m. at The ARC, 190l Mississippi Ave. SE., Washington. DC. The event celebrates women of distinction who have made significant contributions to their church and community.
Photo by Isiah Dupree.
The Fourth and last Quarterly Conference of the current conference year will be held on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12: 30 -31
Our own Rev. Marie Braxton is in need of a kidney donation. If you are able to help or know of others who can, please contact Eloida Gonzales, Clinical Transplant Coordinator, Washington Hospital Center, 202 877-9035 and let her know that you are interested in donating a kidney to recipient: Rev. Dr. Marie M. Phillips Braxton.
Please continue to keep Rev. Marie in your prayers and feel free to forward this message to others who may be interested in giving the gift of life.
Metropolitan’s Bethel Literary Society is co-hosting and partnering with NAFEO, the national membership association of the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and 50 Predominantly Black Institutions, to host a Town Hall meeting on March 27. The program will be moderated by Dr. Charles Ogletree, noted professor of law at Harvard University. The event… Read more
Did you know that singing in a choir can help you spiritually, physically, educationally and emotionally? Find out the answer when a new choir, an existing choir and a Special Event choir take the spotlight as Metropolitan heads into a musical spring. Nearly everyone has a song they can sing. On Friday, March 23, at… Read more