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