Archive for August, 2012

Donate School Supplies for DC Public Schools

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by admin

school suppliesThe Sarah Allen Missionary Society is collecting school supplies and uniforms for local DC public school children. THE NEED IS GREAT! Please help by donating backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, paper, scissors, rulers, crayons, markers, folders, etc. White, yellow or dark green polo shirts and navy blue and khaki pants. You may drop your contributions off at the church office or bring them to church service. Ask your friends and neighbors to support this great cause.

Metropolitan Spirit Newsletter Available for Download

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by admin

The newest edition of the Metropolitan Spirit is available for download. Table of Contents Graduates, P.1 Sister’s, P. 2 Delegate’s, P. 5 Bates, P. 7 Smalls, P. 9 Lay, P. 11 Gilliam, P. 13 Scholarships, P. 15 Men’s, P.15 Youth, P. 16 Kenya, P. 18 Personalities, P. 19 History, P. 20 Publication of the Commission… Read more

Tithing Workshop: Session Two

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by admin


On Saturday, September 29, from 9am – 2pm, Metropolitan takes another giant step on its journey toward becoming a tithing congregation. As a follow-up to last spring’s highly-successful workshop, Rev. James Moody of Chicago’s Quinn Chapel AME Church returns to Metropolitan for Tithing Workshop: Session Two entitled, “Pleasing God Through How I Handle My Money.” Tentative topics to be covered include: (1)Giving (2) Offerings (3)Special gifts, (4)Budgeting and Introduction to Biblical Principles (5)Income (6)Expenses (7) Introduction to Biblical Principles of Debt and Savings. Watch for the upcoming flyer with information about workshop registration and other details.

Rev. Al Sharpton to Preach at Metropolitan on Sept. 23rd

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a rallyPlan to worship at Metropolitan AME, Sunday, Sep 23, 10 am when Rev. Al Sharpton will be our guest minister. Please spread the word to your friends and associates.

Rev. Al Sharpton is the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights organization headquartered in Harlem, New York, with over fifty Chapters nationwide. As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden,” and by former President George W. Bush who said that “Al cares just as much as I care about making sure every child learns to read, write, add and subtract.” Read more. . .


Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by admin

Bishop William P. DeVeauxBishop William P. DeVeaux,  who was first elected bishop from Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in l996 and is now the newly named Bishop of the Second District, will worship with the  Metropolitan congregation on Sunday, August 5 at 10 am. The church will suspend its usual two services and have a single worship service on that day so the entire congregation can worship together and welcome the new bishop. 

Church School will meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

“We are pleased that this son of Metropolitan is returning to join us to preach and celebrate Holy Communion ,” said Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, senior pastor.  This will be the bishop’s first appearance in the district since his appointment at the General Conference in June.

William P. DeVeaux was born to Chaplain John and Della DeVeaux in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The youngest of three children, he spent his elementary and high school years living on army posts in Maryland, Kansas, Colorado and in Germany. Upon graduation from high school, he entered Howard University. An active student, he was elected junior and senior class president and Basileus of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity. While a student at Howard, he answered the call to the ordained ministry. Following in his father’s footsteps, he served in the United States Army as a chaplain. In the midst of enemy fire, he brought comfort and solace to troops in combat during the Viet Nam Conflict.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, he attained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Boston University as well as a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He has served on the faculties of Meharry Medical College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Howard University School of Divinity.

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Youth and Young Adult Talent Showcase

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by admin

Talent Show FlyerThe Love and Peace Unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society presents a 

Featuring talents of youth (ages 4-20) and young adults (ages 21-39)

A Restoration Fundraiser for Metropolitan A.M.E. Church

The National Cathedral of African Methodism and a National Landmark

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church

1518 M Street, NW   Washington, DC  20005

Free parking available at the PMI Garage, 1615 M Street, NW

DONATIONS:  Children (12 and under) $3 Patrons $6 Sponsors $10 Donors $15+

Please make checks payable to Metropolitan A.M.E. Church/Restoration on memo line

Download the Talent Show Flyer

Sermon Notes: More Than Enough/Thank God for the Left-overs

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald E Braxton, Senior Pastor
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, July 29, 2012
2 Kings 4:42-44

Most of you know that I grew up in deep poverty.  My mother, my sister and I lived in public housing; and my mother always seemed to have had to stretch her meager earnings to make ends meet.  Seldom did the $15 child support check  –$7.50 for me and $7.50 for my sister — come on time.  Lately, the movie The Help has been showing on TV, and every time I surf across it, I cannot help but watch and reminisce about my early family life.