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Welcome to our new Pastor Rev. William H. Lamar, IV!

Posted on: April 12th, 2014 by admin

At the 2014 Washington Annual Conference, Bishop William P. DeVeaux assigned Rev. William H. Lamar, IV, formerly of Turner Memorial AME Church, as the new pastor of Metropolitan AME Church. Pastor William H. Lamar IV was Pastor of Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, Maryland since February 19, 2011. Prior to 2011, he served congregations… Read more


Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by admin

Dr. Driskell honored for his contributions to art and history with Lifetime Achievement Award 

Dr. David DriskellWASHINGTON, DC - On Sunday, April 13, the Bethel Literary and Historical Society and the Daniel A. Payne Community Development Corporation will host “A Scholar’s Symposium: The Idea of Ancestry and Its Role in Contemporary Life and Society.”  The symposium will explore ancestry in the context of three themes: roots, resistance and remembrance.  The event will take place at 3:00 pm at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Washington, DC.

One of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of African-American Art and University of Maryland Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. David C. Driskell, will be the plenary speaker at the symposium.  He will examine the role of ancestry in the lives of people of African descent and how it has been maintained through time and space.  The renowned artist, historian, and scholar will be honored with Metropolitan AME’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his accomplishments in African-American Art history, which catapulted the field.

“Art reflects the inner vision and expressions of the soul and one of my passions has been to expose African art, so that Americans of African descent can connect to their ancestry,” said Dr. Driskell.  “The symposium (Ancestors, Guardians and Guides) will allow all of us to reflect on the richness of our cultural experiences that relate to who we are as Americans.”


Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by admin

WASHINGTON— The Cathedral Choir of Metropolitan AME Church and four gifted local soloists will present Theodore Dubois’ “Seven Last Words of Christ” on Good Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the recently-renovated church located at 1518 M Street N.W.

This beloved sacred music of the Easter Season will feature DeVaunte Ogden, soprano; Antonio Chase, tenor, Thomas Beard, baritone and Evelyn Curenton, organist. Dr. Lester S. Green, Jr., Minister of Music at Metropolitan A.M.E., will conduct the performance.

Metropolitan, the denomination’s National Cathedral of African Methodism, will webcast this Good Friday presentation.

Sermon: God is Still Speaking

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by admin

Rev. Aisha Karimah, Associate Minister
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 7:45 a.m. Service

Have you ever tried warning folk about a pending disaster, an upcoming problem or something you knew for sure was about to happen that would be tragic for them if they continued what they were doing or go where they are heading? Only to have them ignore your warning, totally disregard your advice or worse – turn their backs on you and maybe even ridicule you or tell you to get lost, leave them alone?