Archive for September, 2012

The Class Leaders Ministry

Posted on: September 30th, 2012 by admin

This ministry is an important aspect of congregational care at Metropolitan. Each member of the congregation is assigned to a class under the care of a class leader. Your class leader serves as one of your links to the Metropolitan Family. Our goal is that a class leader will touch every member at least once each month. A “touch” may be a greeting after service, a telephone call, card, text, email, note, or meeting for coffee. If you or a member of your family is ill, in need of prayer, or facing other challenges, your class leader is a person you can reach out to in confidence. With your permission, the class leader will let the pastor and/or ministerial staff know of your need.

Under our modified system, the members of each class generally live near each other or within neighboring zip codes. Our goal is to make it easier for class leaders to visit the sick or bring their classes together for fellowship.

If your class leader has sent you a note or called, please respond. They really do want to hear from you. If a class leader has not contacted you, please notify one of the cluster leaders.

Class Leaders Council

The Class Leaders Council will meet on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. At this meeting we will plan for the year, receive training in pastoral care, and review responsibilities and expectations. All Class Leaders are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to your cluster leader.

Tithing Workshop: Pleasing God Through How I Handle Money

Posted on: September 27th, 2012 by admin

On Saturday, September 29, from 9am – 3pm, 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 Money.”

Participants are asked to review session one of the workshop via YouTube or DVD (also DVD provided at a cost of $10) and to complete the “Belief Questionnaire”.

Eventbrite - Pleasing God Through How I Handle Money

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Free parking is available at the PMI Garage (right hand side of M Street, between 16th and 17th Streets) with church stamp validation ticket.

Download the Tithing Belief Questionaire and the Tithing Workbook.

Listen to the Rev. James M. Moody Seminar: “Pleasing God through I handle money” (1 – 8)

Photos: Rev. Al Sharpton at Metropolitan AME

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Al Sharpton preaches at Metropolitan AMEThe Rev. Al Sharpton, host of “Politics Nation” on MSNBC and founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), spoke at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Senior Pastor Rev. Ronald Braxton designated that Sunday a special Voter Education and Registration Day as part of Metropolitan’s annual Christian Education observance. The 2012 Christian Education theme is “Be A Disciple: Beyond Membership to Commission for Christ,” (Matthew 28:19-20).

Christian Education Sunday – Voter Registration Photos

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by admin

Thanks and appreciation are extended to all of you who helped to make Christian Education Sunday and Sunday at the MET an inspiring and spirit-filled day of worship. Your participation in whatever capacity it lent itself made for an excellent service for Metropolitan A.M.E. People left with a spirit of true fellowship and joy. Thank… Read more

REV. AL SHARPTON TO SPEAK THIS SUNDAY

Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Al Sharpton Official PhotoREV. AL SHARPTON TO SPEAK AT METROPOLITAN A.M.E CHURCH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 ON NEW CHALLENGES TO VOTER REGISTRATION

The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of “Politics Nation” on MSNBC and founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), is scheduled to speak at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Senior Pastor Rev. Ronald Braxton has designated that Sunday a special Voter Education and Registration Day as part of Metropolitan’s annual Christian Education observance. The congregation and community will convene in a single service at a special l0 a.m. worship experience. The 2012 Christian Education theme is “Be A Disciple: Beyond Membership to Commission for Christ,” (Matthew 28:19-20).

The occasion will serve to educate our congregation and the public about critical problems facing people of color, especially people of African descent. Further, the aim is to remind persons who live the Christian faith of our responsibility to address social injustice issues, especially through advocacy and direct action, including voting in national, state and local elections. Persons from DC, Maryland and Virginia will be able to register at the church on that day for the historic Nov. 6 election.

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 approximately 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.” NAN has recently opened a Washington, DC Bureau to monitor and work on social policy issues that involve Congress and the White House.

This special religious service, Sundays with the MET, is a collaborative effort of Metropolitan and its outreach arm, the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation.

The service will be led by the The Christian Education Commission, in partnership with the Circles of Twelve, under the umbrella of “Sundays with the MET.” The Circles is a unit of the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation, (CDC) Metropolitan’s outreach arm. For further information contact Anthony Hawkins, 202.331.1426.

Sermon Notes: When Godly Wisdom Shows Up in Your Everyday Walk

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald Eugene Braxton, Senior Pastor
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-33 (NIV Translation)


There are a many voices that make a claim about their wisdom and how one should and should not live in the real world. We are bombarded with seminars and workshops, motivational speakers, life coaches, cultural commentators, preachers, TV talk show hosts who seem to somehow know everything about life and how one should live. I am just amazed at how in the TV arena, people seem to be a great authority on life and living — no matter what their background — Rachael Ray (a chef), Anderson [Cooper] and now Katie [Couric]; of course “Dr. Phil” (though I don’t know what kind of doctor he is), and not even to mention the queen:  Oprah.  Kenneth Carter in his Pastoral Perspective of this text is quoted as saying, “If the Proverbs have been marginalized, the church might at times confess that its wisdom has suffered a similar fate in the culture.”

More and more I am resolved to understand that life is tough.  And if you have not yet experienced that life is tough, just keep on living!   People are having to make life and death decisions, and they are hungering and thirsting for answers and solutions. They will go where ever, listen to whomever, pay whatever — if they feel, sense, and think they can find and hear seemingly clear and confident solutions and answers that will help make the difference in their everyday walk.

Sermon Notes: Indulging in Great Living

Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Scripture: James 1:17-27

In his homiletical perspective of this text, Peter Rhea Jones gives a quote from the late, renowned, theologian and preacher, Henry Emerson Fosdick, former pastor of the Riverside Church:
“Those who reflect upon their lives and conclude that they have received far less than they deserve tend to be among those from whom no great living comes. Others evaluate their lives, think they have broken about even, and conclude that they got about what they earned. Rarely do you see any exceptional living from them either. However, those who readily reckon they have received far more than they deserve are among those who do indulge in great living.”

Just for a few moments, allow me to prick your consciousness and spirit around the thought, “Indulging in Great Living.”

3rd Annual Historic Preservation and Restoration Crab Feast

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by admin

Metropolitan AME Church 3rd Annual Historic Preservation and Restoration CRAB FEAST

Crab Feast
Date:
Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

MENU: Endless steamed, hard shelled
crabs, plus a sumptuous buffet of succulent beef, pork,
chicken and seafood entrees; tasty vegetables and
salads; luscious desserts; and beverages.

Events: Hand Dancing Contest
Zydeco Dance Demonstration

Tickets: $65.00 per person. Tickets available online or on Sunday.

Children under 12 – $50.00 (Limited number of tickets)

For more information contact: Isiah Dupree at
301-452-8078 or
idupree@hotmail.com


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