Metropolitan AME Homecoming


Metropolitan's ministries are designed to offer opportunities for spiritual growth and development, to share blessings, and to provide service and perpetuate the spirit of Christ by words and by deeds.

Church School

Conducts Bible-based classes for persons of all ages each Sunday morning.

Commission on Christian Education

Promotes Christian education describing its application in daily living; makes careful study of Christian education needs of the local church; and promotes and develops initiatives to meet these needs.

Commission on Public Relations

Gathers and disseminates information of public interest about the church to secular and religious media. Responsible for intra-congregational communications and the public image of the church.

Commission on Missions and Welfare

Helps identify and meet the needs of the community.

Ethel P. Hall Club

Purchases pew Bibles and hymnals. Provide financial support to the church.

Florigia Club

Consists mainly of senior citizens whose familial roots are in Florida and Georgia. The club supports the church financially, promotes friendliness in the church and assists the youth and senior citizens.

Ladies Guild of Metropolitan

Provides opportunities for the cultural enrichment of church members and friends through travel, participation in the Arts, reading, and community outreach service. Provides financial support to the church.

Married Couples Ministry

Aims to facilitate the spiritual growth of married couples through Bible study, annual retreats, community outreach, and special events. This ministry has developed programs and activities that assist in strengthening a God-centered and spirit-led marriage.

Media Ministry (Audio/Video Unit, Duplication Unit and Information Technology (IT) Unit)

Operates the audio and video control room; produces and duplicates copies of events recorded at the church and provides information technology support to the church.

Metropolitan Legal Ministry

Provides information of legal concerns to the congregation that may affect their lives; helps members to obtain information to solve specific legal problems; and assists members in obtaining legal counsel to address various issues.

Mighty Men of Metropolitan (MMM – Men's Ministry)

Provides opportunities for men to unite in giving their time, talent, and resources to the church and community. Men come together for fellowship and spiritual growth, promoting strong family relationships and presenting positive Christian role models for the children of the church.

Music Ministry

Cathedral Choir

Since its founding, the Cathedral Choir of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church has been the Senior Choir of the Cathedral of African Methodism. This choir may be heard at the 11:00 AM worship service each first and fourth Sunday. The Cathedral Choir plays a major role not only within the music ministry of the Church, but the greater community as well. While the choir's involvement in outreach activity is notable, and highly anticipated by the Metropolitan area, its ministry within the Church is total.

Metro Aires Choir

Leads the 11:00 AM Sunday service in musical worship, usually on the second and fifth Sundays. The choir accompanies the senior pastor for worship services at various churches.

Metropolitan Mighty Men's Choir

Provides the opportunity for approximately 30 males to unite in praising the Lord in music on the fourth and fifth Sundays at the 7:30 AM worship service; performs at other venues.

Robert R. and Ora B. Kelly Lay Organization

Instills love and appreciation for the history, tradition and principles of African Methodism. The organization promotes support of the total church program by fostering systemic and regular study; provides information regarding the church and denomination; and encourages participation in the total church. The Lay organization complements the church's ministries/commissions, and auxiliaries by supporting their efforts, as well as instituting its own activities to raise funds for the administration of church functions.

Sarah Allen Missionary Society

Provides mission service to members of the church and community, fosters missionary activities, and contributes financially to the church.

Second Board of Stewards

Comforts the bereaved, maintains contacts with the sick and shut-in members through calls and monthly mailing of cards, and carries out special projects assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Senior Board of Stewards

Serves as the spiritual leaders of the church.

Women's Ministry

Embraces adult women and young girls of the church and community. Attention is on spiritual growth, empowerment, and nurturing, as well as community outreach.

Sons and Daughters of Allen

Perpetuates both the study and celebration of the church and its legacy, and of African American history and heritage. Provides financial support to the church.

South Carolina Club

Promotes the well-being of the church by involving and establishing an organized fellowship with church members who have a connection to the state of South Carolina; provides financial support to the church.

Stewardess Board

Fannie Skinner, Stewardess Board

Dresses the pulpit, chancery, and altar rail for Holy Communion, Baptism, funerals and memorials, as well as for the various liturgical seasons.

Usher Ministry

Serves as doorkeepers and provides a friendly atmosphere for members and visitors as they enter the church. The board also develops programs and events involving all ushers in the church; provides support to persons in need in the community through independent and joint efforts of the Interdenominational Church Ushers Association (ICUA) of Washington, DC and Vicinity, Inc.

Young Adult Fellowship (YAF)

Engages young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 in an interactive ministry to encourage their presence, service and stewardship at Metropolitan AME Church. From students to professionals and singles and coupled, we are a diverse Christian group of leaders, professionals and activists.

Youth Ministries

Focuses on the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and economical development of young adults and youth in the church and the community.