Archive for November, 2012

Family Communion Service Precedes “Messiah” this Sunday!

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 by admin

One of Metropolitan’s richest and most deeply spiritual traditions is the Family Communion service. It will be celebrated this Sunday, December 2, at two services: 7:45 am and 11:00 am. Come and bring your family as we observe the final Communion Sunday of the year. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments… Read more

Journalist Gwen Ifill and Leading Soloist to be featured
at Handel’s Messiah

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by admin

CONTACT: Dr. Lester Green

Nov. 20, 2012


Journalist Gwen Ifill

WASHINGTON—Journalist Gwen Ifill and leading local soloists will be featured when Handel’s Messiah is presented at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street N.W. on Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m.

Sopranos Michele Gutrick and Alia Waheed-Ky; baritone Vashawn Savoy McIlwain, tenors Keith Craig, Rev. Anthony Brown, Wayne Jennings and countertenor Curtis Adamson, along with the Metropolitan AME Cathedral Choir, will perform the beloved oratorio by George Frideric Handel. Ms. Ifill, one of the nation’s leading journalists and host of Washington Week on PBS, will serve as host.

“Over the past decades, Metropolitan has helped to usher in this highlight of the Christmas season and we look forward to persons from across the Greater Washington area sharing this spectacular joy with us,” said Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, senior pastor of Metropolitan, known as the National Cathedral of African Methodism.

The production will also feature local high school and college talent from Metropolitan Art Partners Program singing this quintessential musical crown of the holiday season. Dr. Lester S. Green, Jr., who has performed with the Washington National Opera and is Minister of Music at Metropolitan A.M.E., will conduct the performance.

The performance is free and free parking is available.


Sermon Notes: When it Gets Tight and Tough, Get Tough!

Posted on: November 25th, 2012 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald Eugene Braxton, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Psalm 132: 1-12 (13-18)

Soon after the Democratic convention, according to the polls, the now re-elected President Obama was doing extremely well. At the first debate I was in great anticipation that he was going to wipe his opponent out of the race. Much to my total dismay, the opponent came out and far exceeded my and others’ expectation. That night I went to bed wondering what happened. The next day Jonathan tried to convince me that this was some kind of political tactic. I have to admit that I – and most folk that I know – did not see it then, and still don’t see it.

After that debate, times got tight for the President. As the days and weeks rolled on, according to the polls, it really got tight and tough. According to the polls, the President’s lead started to decline, and the favor began to turn to the President’s opponent. By the time the next debate came around, the President found himself in a tough battle. This time it was “do or die.” He went into this debate fighting and slugging, and he came out victorious. By the time of the final debate, it really was a tough time; according to the polls, the country was evenly divided. In the final two weeks, as things became tighter and tougher for the President, it appears he tightened up and got tougher himself. History will show that when it got tight and tough, Barack Obama got tough. For just a few minutes pray with me from the theme, “When it Gets Tight and Tough, Get Tough.”


Posted on: November 21st, 2012 by admin

Hurricane Sandy Devastated Greater New York and parts of New Jersey!

Flooding and fires destroyed homes and businesses; scores of lives were lost! Residents are still living in shelters and rebuilding from the wreckage. They need help now!

Metropolitan AME Church is working with Greater Allen Cathedral in New York to help provide basic supplies for persons living in the Queens, NY area. All money collected will go directly to hurricane relief.

Please give to Metropolitan AME Church’s Thanksgiving Week Drive for Hurricane Sandy Relief.

If you did not bring your offering to our Thanksgiving Service, you may give on Sunday or give online by selecting the
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May God’s richest blessings surround your gifts.