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.
Free parking is available for “Seven Last Words.”
, Good Friday
Recommend Early Arrival
Sunday’s worship service is at 10:00 AM. Because of the many high level dignitaries who will possibly be worshipping with us, it is recommended that you arrive at the church no later than 7:30 AM. Church members should line up on the 15th Street side of the church for more rapid entrance.
The church doors will open at 8:15 AM
The NEA garage will be available for parking from 6:30 AM until 9:00 AM when it will be closed for security purposes.
Parking will also be available at the PMI garage beginning at 6:30 AM; that garage will remain open throughout the worship service.
The Church doors will be closed at 9:15 AM and there will be no further admissions due to security concerns. Also, due to security reasons, there will be no street parking on the 1500 block of M street.
We expect a large number of visitors who will be in reserved seating so some of our members may not be able to sit in their regular seats. We thank you in advance for your indulgences.
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrates Christian Education Sunday
on Sunday, September 25, 2011
Featuring Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook Ambassador- at- Large for International Religious Freedom Renowned Religious and Community Leader, Author, and Advisor to U.S. Presidents Speaking at 7:45 A.M.
Rev. Jonathan V. Newton
Rising Young Minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Denomination and Assistant Pastor at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church speaking at 11:00 A.M.
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church is located at 1518 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005
Free parking available at the National Education Association garage (across the street from the church) and at the PMI Parking garage at 1615 M Street (across the street from the National Geographic Society).
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We will celebrate Christian Education Sunday on Sunday, September 25 at 7:45 and 11:00 am.
Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom will speak during the 7:45 am service. Rev. Jonathan V. Newton will preach the 11:00 AM service.
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