Archive for January, 2013

Metropolitan AME Salutes Centennial Anniversary
of Deaconess Rosa Parks’ Birth

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by admin

Photo of Rosa Parks riding in the front of the bus

Mrs. Rosa Parks, a civil rights icon who is called the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement,” has a special place in the hearts of members of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. To AME’s, she is Deaconess Rosa Parks, a longtime member of the denomination and holder of the venerated position of deaconess.

Metropolitan hosted the national memorial service for Mrs. Parks in 2005. So there is special joy as AME’s join in the national celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday on Monday, February 4. View our tribute page to watch the memorial service and read more about Deaconess Parks.

We encourage every one to take it forward on 2.4.13 by standing up and speaking out in honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Match fear with strength during the National Day of Courage.


Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by admin

Please come and learn about how you can prevent a heart attack on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 11 AM-2 PM at our Red Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Location: Douglass Hall

Tickets: $20

Speakers: Women who have experienced a heart event.

Contact person: Joan Oxendine, Metropolitan AME Church

Noted Musician Danny Hodge to be Honored at Metropolitan

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by admin

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Metro-Aires Choir of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church will spearhead a retirement celebration recognizing Danny Hodge as its director for 42 years.

This will be city-wide, church-wide recognition of love and honor for a noted musician who has given his life towards the progression, education, and development of choral music.

The congregation is urged to support this event. Please RSVP no later than Saturday, January 26, 2013 to either the Facebook event under Geoffrey Tate, president of the Metro-Aires, or contact Mr. Tate via email at

Sons and Daughters of Allen Upcoming Events

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by admin
  • February 3, 2013African American-Read-In, 1:30 pm in Douglass Hall – Come read a selection from a Black author or just to enjoy the program.
  • February 10, 2013Nannie Helen Burroughs Project Display by Col. James Wyatt in Douglass Hall.  Meet and talk to Col. Wyatt after the 7:30 am  and 11:00  am service
  • February 24, 2013Annual Day  – Speaker: Rev. Jonathan Newton, Reception following 7:30 am and 11:00 am service; Martin Luther King Memorial Stone Exhibit- Douglass Hall. Meet August Williams, one of only two African American stone masons on the project.
  • March 2, 2013Annual Cultural Arts Festival – 12:00 N – 4:00 PM – Fashion Show- featuring hats,  entertainment, vendors, lunch

 Cost: $15.00 – General Admission and $40.00 for Vendor Table

Do Not Miss These Exciting Programs As We Begin Our 175th Church Anniversary.

For information on either of these events, please contact Consentine Morgan, 301 449-9464 or Joan Oxendine, 301 577-6849.

Annual Youth Trip to George Mason University: Men’s Basketball Game and Campus Tour

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 by admin

The Sarah Allen Missionary Society (SAMS) and The University Club are co-sponsoring a trip to George Mason University (GMU) Men’s Basketball Game on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The trip includes a tour of the GMU campus, lunch on campus, transportation to/from GMU by Motor Coach and an exciting game between the University of Delaware Blue Hens and the GMU Patriots. This trip is for youngsters, ages 8 – 16 years old. Deadline to sign-up is Thursday, January 31, 2013.