Archive for April, 2012

Percy L. Julian Institute 2nd STEM Event – May 5, 2012

Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan’s community outreach arm, the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the Church’s Health Ministry, are collaborating with the American Chemical Society, the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Howard University, Howard University Hospital and Metropolitan AME, to host the second STEM event of the Percy L. Julian Institute. The “Dr. Charles Drew Morning of Discovery” will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Metropolitan AME Church, 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Dr. Drew (l904-l950), native of Washington, DC, was the first of his race to be selected for membership on the American Board of Surgery.

All DC, VA and MD area middle school students, parents, teachers and friends are invited to attend the event for an in depth look at all areas of the medical field. Learn what is required to enter, major and succeed in the medical professions. To attend, please register online at .

Download the Charles Drew Morning of Discovery Flyer


Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by admin

“Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock,” a widely-acclaimed documentary film will be shown on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street, N.W. Following the screening, a panel featuring Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine, Ellen Fizer, whose father ministered to members of the Little Rock Nine, and filmmaker Sharon LaCruise, will offer firsthand accounts and respond to audience questions facilitated by award-winning journalist, Dorothy Gilliam. The film presentation is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the NEA garage across the street from the church.

Taste and Talk: A Dining and Documentary Event

Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan’s Women’s Season 2012 Committee, Public Relations Commission, and Church School, and the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation, Metropolitan’s outreach arm, invite you to a “Taste and Talk,” a dining and documentary event on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Following the 11:00 a.m. worship service, the exciting programs of Metropolitan’s Women’s Season 2012 will continue with a “Taste of the Met” smorgasbord, featuring the culinary skills and delectable delights of the women of Metropolitan. The smorgasbord will be highlighted with a special
screening of the film, “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock.” Following the film’s presentation, the director and producer, Sharon La Cruise, will share a “behind-the-scenes” look at the film, which tells the inspiring story of the legendary woman who fought for the right of nine black students to attend the segregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Metropolitan’s own Ernie Green of the Little Rock Nine and Ellen Fizer, who has historic ties to the Little Rock Nine, will join Ms. La Cruise in an interactive discussion, moderated by Metropolitan’s award-winning journalist, Dorothy Gilliam. Admission to the film screening is free. A donation of $10 is requested for the smorgasbord, and tickets are available from members of the sponsoring organizations.

Sermon Notes: When a Living Jesus Stands Tall in Your Life

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by admin

In the scripture ( Luke 24:36b-48), the disciples, like many of the other believers, found themselves locked behind closed doors huddled together, scared to death that they would meet the same fate that Jesus, their teacher, had met. By now, the reports are coming in. They were there when he was crucified; they were present when he was buried in the cave and the stone was rolled over the entrance. On the first day of the week, they saw with their own eyes the empty tomb. But then Mary the Magdalene reported that she had seen him alive. Now others were coming with similar reports. The disciples were confused and scared out of their wits. What is to be believed? What are all these rumors about? What do we do next?

Peter most of all, but all the others too, were loaded with guilt, grief, unbearable frustration, doubt, and anxiety. And in the midst of their confusion and anxiety about the empty tomb, the unthinkable and unimaginable occurred: Jesus appeared, standing tall in their presence.

1. When Jesus stands tall in your life, his presence restores the peace. Look at the first thing that Jesus does. In the midst of all the noise, chaos, and confusion, he restores the peace and tranquility that existed when he was alive just by saying: “Peace be with you.” Jesus’ mere presence restores a sense of peace to them.

Transformation Is Coming to Metropolitan!

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan stands on the brink of yet another transformation. This won’t be the physical transformation of a decaying building into a beautiful edifice. God has already helped us achieve that miracle.

This will be transformation of our members – old, new and future — and our church. This transformation will be the glorious change God will work in our lives and our church when we become a tithing congregation.

Tithing is Transforming! Transformation begins next Sunday, May 6.

Cast a Vote to Help End Hunger – and Help Metropolitan

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan AME’s Sarah Allen Missionary Society is among the organizations that will share in the funds if DC is one of the top 21 cities competing in the “Fighting Hunger Together” Campaign. One in six American struggle with hunger and Walmart and some of the nation’s top food companies are fighting hunger in a campaign that ends on April 30. DC is one of the cities competing. You can help by going to to learn more and cast your vote for DC . Only a few more days left to vote.

Download the Fighting Hunger Flyer

Class Leaders Will Be Dedicated on Sunday

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by admin

As another step in reactivating our Class Leaders system to support our membership, class leaders will be dedicated during  both services this Sunday.  All class leaders are encouraged to attend either the 7:45 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, April 22.  This brief ceremony will provide an opportunity for the congregation to see the… Read more