Metropolitan's spiritual mission is based on
strong inherent principles that have remained steadfast
since the church's founding. It is our objective to
provide and create an environment that encourages
worshipers to experience the holy spirit through mission
work and outreach programs. Metropolitan continuously
strives to be a force for social justice in the church
and throughout our local and global communities.
I'm New—What To Expect:
Attending a Sunday morning worship service is one of the
best ways to learn more about the Metropolitan AME
Church. The five steps below will help you when you choose to
come visit us.
Parking is available on Sunday mornings on M Street
directly across from the church in the NEA parking
garage or on M Street between 16 and 17th Street in the
PMI lot on the right hand side of the street.
Next, greeters will welcome you at the door and may
answer any questions you may have. If you have children
6th grade or under, ask directions to the Church School,
where you can check them in to safe and fun classes.
As you enter our sanctuary, ushers will greet you and
help you find a seat.
Our services typically begin with
hymns—led by our choir—followed by prayers,
scripture reading, the offering and sermon. We invite
you to join us in worshiping the Lord.
To sample a Metropolitan AME Sunday morning, visit the
Sermons page to download and listen to a sermon.
We encourage guests to visit Douglass Hall immediately
following each service. Here you'll fellowship with
Church staff, elders and members who will offer you
coffee and light refreshments while answering your
questions and providing you with resources about our
Sundays at 7:45 AM and 11:00 AM
Church School at 9:30 AM
Wednesday Worship Services
12:00 Noon Day Service
7:00 PM Bible Study (No Bible Study in July & August)
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people does the sanctuary seat?
Our sanctuary seats nearly 2,300 people. If there are no seats left, the ushers will direct you toward
our balcony section or perhaps our overflow room,
where you can watch a live video feed of the
When is the sacrament of Holy Communion Celebrated?
We typically celebrate Communion on the first Sunday
of the month.
Where is the church located?
The church is located at 1518 M Street, NW in
downtown Washington, DC. Please refer to the maps
and directions page for more information or call the
church office at 202-331-1426.
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