Archive for May, 2012

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.

Eventbrite - Tithing Workshop

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


Metropolitan Hosts Conference Of National Black Churches

Posted on: May 24th, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan Hosts Conference Of National Black Churches On Wednesday, May 30

The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) will hold its 2012 National Ecumenical Service on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church. Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be the guest preacher.

With a theme of “For the Healing of our People: Building Communities and Empowering Lives,” this major worship service is expected to draw hundreds of worshippers from different denominations.

CNBC is made up of members of the African Methodist Episcopal, AME Zion and Christian Methodist Episcopal denominations. The ecumenical service is part of the CNBC’S three-day “National Consultation” which will be held from May 29 – June 1 at the Renaissance Hotel.

Host Pastor Ronald E. Braxton is urging Metropolitan members, their families and friends to attend this significant event in the life of the church.

A special 200-voice choir composed of persons from all denominations is being assembled for the event. Persons interested in being part of the choir are invited to rehearsal on Saturday, May 26 at 10 am at Metropolitan, 1518 M St. N.W.

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Sermon Notes: Keep Your Eyes on the One Whose Eye is on You

Posted on: May 24th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor Metropolitan AME Church 1518 M Street NW Scripture Message: Luke 24:49-53, Acts 1:6-11 – Luke 24:49-53: Jesus appears to the disciples: 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on… Read more

SAVE THE DATE: 20th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Posted on: May 19th, 2012 by admin

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 9, 2012 The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Scholarship Committee Is Hosting Its 20th Annual Scholarship Luncheon The luncheon commemorating the 29th Anniversary of the Payne-Tanner Memorial Scholarship Endowment will honor the 2012 Scholarship Award Recipients. Musical entertainment will be provided by “Just in Time” and three talented student musicians. Date: Saturday,… Read more

Rev. James Moody Headlines Tithing Weekend with Workshop and Sermons

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by admin

Rev. James MoodyMetropolitan’s transformation into a tithing church pushes forward with intensity when Rev. James Moody of Chicago leads a tithing workshop on Saturday, June 2 and preaches at both services on Sunday, June 3. Rev. Moody is a former associate pastor of Metropolitan.

”It is imperative that all Stewards and Trustees are on board and pushing this effort,” said Rev. Ronald E. Braxton. “Tithing will make the difference in this church and every officer must come to believe and then see that.” he said.

Further details on the workshop will be forthcoming shortly from the Tithing Committee. A continental breakfast will precede the workshop.

South Carolina Club Commemorates 60th Anniversary

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by admin

The South Carolina Club of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Commemorates its 60th Anniversary

On the second Sunday in April 1952, the Rev. George Dewey Robinson, a Sumter, SC native who was then the pastor of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, organized the South Carolina Club. In 1968, Rev. Robinson left Metropolitan when he was consecrated the 85th Bishop of the A.M.E. Church. The South Carolina Club of Metropolitan now commemorates its Annual Day on the 3rd Sunday in May.