Six young members of Metropolitan AME Church will participate in the Christian Debutante and Masters Commission Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, April 14 at 6 pm as part of the Washington Annual Conference.
Nina Nesbitt, Jessica Corley, Jordan Morrison, Hannah Gilliard, Teleah McEachern and Omavi Fizer will represent Metropolitan at this ceremony that will be held at Ebenezer AME Church in Ft. Washington, MD.
Episcopal Supervisor Pam DeVeaux strongly encourages members of all congregations to attend the event and support these students.
Dr. Yvonne Bolling, director of Christian Education and Robie A. Beaty, Esq., YPD director, are issuing a special invitation to members of Metropolitan to come out and encourage the representatives of our church. They promise that “this will be an event that will make you proud of our young people.”
The Sarah Allen Missionary Society is sponsoring a free writing clinic for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The Writing Wizards Enrichment Clinic offers young writers an opportunity to enhance their writing skills, gain grammar proficiency, and write with clarity and confidence. Classes will be held at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church on second and fourth Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning April 13, 2013 through June 22, 2013. Download the Writing Program Registration Form and flyer. Visit sites.google.com/site/samswritingclinic for more information. Participation is limited to 12 students. To reserve a space, please send an email to Janet Oakley Huggins at email@example.com.
“Stopping the Pipeline to Prison and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex Through Education, Jobs and Justice,” was the theme of the Friday, March 29th “Silent March and Call to Action” designed to increase national awareness of the disproportionate rates of arrests and incarceration of African Americans, and to raise urgency for the end of increasing gun violence which daily claims the lives of Black men and women in this country.
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• NBC-4 will be covering the march (unless preempted by breaking news)
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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics for 2010:
The number of people incarcerated in the U.S. has risen from 300,000 in 1995 to 2,300,000, 1.2 million of whom are mostly low income African Americans.
Nearly 1 in 3 young black males are in prison, on probation, or on parole
Black juveniles account for 58% of inmates committed to state adult prisons
The negative impacts of incarceration include:
limited voting rights
unequal access to job opportunities
unequal access to housing and public benefits
the lifelong stigma and effective “punishment for life” of a criminal record
Blacks are six times more likely to be victims of violent crimes compared to their white counterparts.
Details of the March 29th Silent March:Willie Jolley (noted author and motivational speaker) will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (noted author, radio host and professor of sociology at Georgetown University) is the keynote speaker at the March 29th Silent March event. Other speakers include Akosua Tyus, President, NAACP-DC Chapter; Roach Brown, host of WPFW’s “Inner Visions” and advocate for ex-offenders and youth; King Downing, Esq., Founder, Human Rights-Racial Justice Center (NY); and Rev. Anthony J. Motley, Ward 8 in Washington, DC.
Schedule of Events:
Silent March to Freedom Plaza – Friday, March 29, 2013
Location: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
12:00 noon “Seven Last Words” Annual Service
Marchers begin to convene
1:00pm Conclusion of Seven Last Words Service
1:30pm Marchers debriefed/Begin March to Freedom Plaza
2:30pm Rally at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave., NW between 13th & 14th St., NW)
4:00pm Rally concludes
7:00pm “Seven Last Words” musical performance at Metropolitan A.M. E. Church
About Metropolitan A.M.E. Church:
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (MAMEC) is known as “The National Cathedral of African Methodism.” Founded in 1838, MAMEC celebrates its 175th anniversary under the theme, “On the Solid Rock: We Stand, We Serve.” Metropolitan has hosted several American Presidents, beginning with William Howard Taft, and has held funeral services of civil rights icons such as Frederick Douglass and Mrs. Rosa Parks. The church was recently visited by President Barack Obama and the First Family, on January 16, 2011 and on January 20, 2013.
WASHINGTON— The Cathedral Choir of Metropolitan AME Church and four gifted local soloists and instrumentalists will present Theodore Dubois’ “Seven Last Words of Christ” on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the recently-renovated church located at 1518 M Street N.W.
This beloved sacred music of the Easter Season will feature Alia Washeed, soprano; Issachah Savage, tenor, Jarrod Lee, 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 for the first time.
Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, senior pastor, said the entire Washington community is invited to hear this sacred music which will end an extraordinary day planned at the church:
At noon, Metropolitan will hold its annual Seven Last Words service.
At 1:00 pm, Rev. Braxton and his congregation, led by the Mighty Men of Metropolitan, are organizing a Good Friday Silent March and Call to Action. The March is a passionate plea to “Stop the Pipeline to Prison and End Gun Violence,” and is designed to increase national awareness of the disproportionate incarcerations of African Americans and rampant gun violence in African American communities, as well as increase support for proposed federal and state gun control legislation.
METROPOLITAN A.M.E. CHURCH SCHOOL invites you to our ANNUAL EASTER PROGRAM entitled “EASTER IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE EASTER BUNNY, IT’S ABOUT JESUS!” HE LIVES! HE LIVES! HE LIVES! Come join us at 9:30 a.m. in Douglass Hall!
Join historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church — and 2000 supporters, leaders, youth and clergy — for a Good Friday Silent March and Call to Action to Stop the Pipeline to Prison and End Gun Violence, on Friday – March 29th at 1:00pm.
Marchers will gather at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and walk to Freedom Plaza, on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Community, business and elected leaders, along with youth and clergy, will discuss the ongoing negative effects of the overrepresentation of African Americans in America’s prison system and the pain that guns have caused in the lives of our people.
Alternative solutions will be offered — to begin to end these plagues that continue to devastate our communities — and our nation.
February 21, 2013 – February 20, 2014 Every 3rd Thursday – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Every 3rd Thursday – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Part I – “Why Jesus”
Jesus said,”I am the way and the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Part II – “We are Saved by Grace”
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast for we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:8-10) “Salvation denotes the process by which we are delivered from all that would prevent us from obtaining our highest goal that God has prepared for us.”
Part III – “There is No Place like Home”
When a person becomes a Christian, he or she gains all the privileges and responsibilities of a child in God’s family. ”The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s Children”. (Romans 8:16)
Part IV – “The Word of God Shall Stand Forever”
“Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 Are you doing God’s word?