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Register for the Tithing Workshop THIS SATURDAY

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH “The National Cathedral of African Methodism” is transforming into a tithing church

God promises that if we bring the full tithe into the storehouse that there may be meat in His house, He will open the windows of heaven and pour
us out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Come out on Saturday, June 2nd to a dynamic and thought-provoking workshop to learn more about tithing!

Topic: “Pleasing God by how I handle my money”
Presenter: Rev. James Moody (Sr. Pastor, Quinn Chapel AME, Chicago IL, former associate minister of Metropolitan)
Time: 9:30am- 2:00pm
Location: Douglas Hall
Metropolitan AME Church, Washington, DC
Continental Breakfast served 8:30am – 9:15 am

Please register in order that we will have information necessary for enrollment and workshop materials.

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If you are unable to attend but would like to be informed of future events, please contact the church office.

Meet Tithing Workshop Leader Rev. James M. Moody

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by admin

The Reverend James M. Moody is the Senior Pastor of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chicago, Illinois – an appointment he accepted in January 2002. The Reverend Moody’s ministry experience has focused on restoring church congregations and physical facilities. The restoration of the historic Quinn Chapel, the first African American Church established in the City of Chicago in 1844, represents the third such assignment for Moody in his fifteen-year ministerial career.

He is a writer for the African Methodist Episcopal Church newspaper, “The Christian Recorder.” His “Pastor’s Corner” is an internet devotional read around the globe. He is known for making Biblical principles useful for daily living. Often heard saying, “This is a good problem!” he tackles the toughest pastoral assignments uncovering the excellence contained in each setting. Some of his most popular workshops are “Pleasing God through How I Handle Money,” “The Way of the Winner,” “Get Out of That Pit,” “Building Godly Relationships,” and “Created for Excellence.”

The Reverend Moody’s leadership roles extend beyond the walls of Quinn Chapel to a number of outside involvements which include the positions of Past President of the AME Church Ministerial Alliance of Chicago, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Chicago Conference, Advisory Board of Partners for Sacred Places a national church preservation organization, and Vice President of the Board of “The Renaissance Collaborative” of Chicago, which operates a 101 room facility, assisting men and women out of homelessness and into mainstream living, houses seniors in a newly constructed 72 room senior housing complex, and operates Bronzeville Green, a non-profit training men and women in landscaping, lawn care and green technology.

Sermon Notes: The Great Nevertheless

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by admin

Scripture Message: Romans 8: 22-27 (The Message Bible). All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is
enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for
God is worked into something good.


During the days of apartheid, Methodist Church bishop Peter Storey serving in South African was led by the Holy Spirit as he wrestled with and lived through another instance of our inhumane treatment of one another. In his homiletically inspired perspective, Clayton Schmit writes of Storey’s experience, “Even while surrounded by the strong-armed agents of repression, Storey knew that the Holy Spirit was active in his nation. The government had all the power; nevertheless, God was with the poor in South Africa. The South African regime did not hesitate to use force in order to stop rebellion; nevertheless, Storey, along with Desmond Tutu and others, led the black South Africans in peaceful revolution. The odds were heavily against the peaceful revolution; nevertheless, with God on their side, they were victorious. In the end, there was strong temptation to retaliate; nevertheless, God gave them a means of forgiving enemies and forming a reconciled nation.”

Schmit’s poignant assertion struck a chord for my preaching on this Pentecost Sunday. He says: “No matter what the odds, if God is in something, no obstacle can block the great nevertheless of God.”

Sermon: The Great Nevertheless

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by admin

Rev. Ronald E. Braxton Senior Pastor May 27, 2012 7:45 AM Worship Service   Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Young People’s Choir: Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by admin

YOUTH SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2012 CHURCH SCHOOL CONVENTION JUNE 15-16, 2012 YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHOIR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012 FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012 FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012 FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 ALL FRIDAY REHEARSALS BEGIN AT 7:00 PM; DINNER 6:30-6:55 PM. SATURDAY REHEARSALS ARE AT 12:00… Read more