Historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church’s 175th Anniversary Events Culminate in Fall Revival, Homecoming Service

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

Anthony Hawkins or Alanna Taylor:
(202) 331-1426 –Church Office

Email:  Churchstaff@metropolitanamec.org

What: Metropolitan A.M.E. Church culminates its 175th anniversary year with a Fall Revival and Homecoming service and celebration

When: Revival:  Wednesday-Friday, November 13-15, night at 7:00p.m.

Who: (Guest ministers listed in the order in which they will appear during the week.)

 Where: 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C., only blocks from the White House.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 13th
Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III
Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore

Thursday- November 14th
Rev Althea Hayward
Hemingway Memorial AME-District Heights, MD


The University Chapel Choir is the premier liturgical choral ensemble on campus and has established its reputation for providing excellence in sacred music both on campus and off. The choir sings a wide variety of SATB choral music from Palestrina to Durufle to Tavener. Membership is open to all who are associated with the university.

Friday, November 15th
Rev Matthew Watley
Reid Temple AME, North Campus, Allentown, MD


The Voice Gospel Choir is a non-audition, completely student-led choir. Due to the grace of God, the choir continues to grow abundantly. Even though The Voice consists of people from all different ethnic backgrounds, different branches of Christianity, and walks of life, we share one common love, and that is the love of God.

Sunday – November 17th, at 10:00 a.m. – One Service
Official Homecoming Service with Bishop John R. Bryant

Rt. Rev. John R. Bryant, Bishop of the 4th Episcopal District of the A.M.E. church and guest ministers Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III (Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore); Rev. Althea J. Hayward (Hemingway Memorial A.M.E. Church, District Heights, MD); Rev. Matthew L. Watley (Reid Temple A.M.E. Church, N. Campus, Allentown, MD, will join Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton along with the membership of Metropolitan, the A.M.E. family and the community to join in this special moment in the church’s history.


About the Historic Metropolitan AME Church:  Founded in 1838, Metropolitan—the “National Cathedral of African Methodism”— has a rich history of pioneering change, inspiring social activism and promoting advocacy to achieve justice for all people.  It was formed by two existing churches: Israel Bethel A.M.E., founded in 1821 and Union Bethel A.M.E., also founded in 1838. The parent A.M.E. Church movement grew out of an anti–segregation protest in Philadelphia in 1787. Similarly, both Israel Bethel and Union Bethel began as a result of dissatisfaction among African Americans over racial segregation here in Washington at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church. The name of the Church was officially changed to Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in 1872 at the Baltimore Conference.