United Methodist Women
Six different fellowship circles for women of different ages meet at a variety of times throughout the month for study, fellowship and mission engagement.
Wednesdays, 6pm - Dinner* I 7pm - Class - Check out our Fall 2016 Schedule
Every Wednesday evening, you're invited to a community dinner in the Vestry between 6pm and 7 pm. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal with friends old and new. After you feed your body, feed your mind and soul with a mid-week study. Food for Thought features two different study opportunities: a Bible study and a topical study. Studies change monthly, so you can choose a Bible study one month and a topical study the next, without missing pieces of either. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Craswell, Director of Christian Education. *Community dinner available at 6pm, $8/person. College Students pay what you can.
Thursdays, 7pm, Wesley Room*
Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth group Bible studyin which participants read and discuss the bible together, learning how to love God -- and each other -- better. The 24-week experience covers all the books of the Bible, showing the interconnectedness of scripture while demonstraing how the convenant relationship between God and people is woven through the entire Bible. The course takes place in three 8-week segments; participants need only commit to 8 weeks at a time. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Craswell. *5312 Connecticut Avenue NW.
(Contact organizers for meeting information and to be included in group e-mails)
We commit to education, reconciliation and support for congregational activities that promote understanding and action for racial justice in our Church and community.
Metropolitan Church affirms that all individuals are of sacred worth. The Racial Justice Task Force comes together for regular times of study, discussion, and reflection focused specifically on naming, understanding, healing, and rectifying the historic and continuing systemic inequalities and injustices experienced by African Americans and other people of color in our city and our nation. We also seek to highlight the unspoken and often unrecognized assumptions undergirding white privilege.
The Task Force welcomes all those worshiping at any Metropolitan location to join us as we seek to develop relevant service and advocacy strategies fitting our specific jurisdictional, geographical and social locations. We trust that we will be guided largely by the specific calls to racial justice work that God places on the hearts of church members. Everyone is welcome to join us. For more information, contact Maynard Moore or Shelley Jeanne Marcus.
We will be procuring resources on racial justice for the church library and providing shorter papers for review & discussion. Some of these may be accessed below:
- UMC Statement on The Social Community - We affirm all persons as equally valubale in the sight of God.
- UMC Statement on White Privilege in the United States - Book of Resolutions: White Privilege in the United States.
- Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - "I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group"
- Ta-Nehisi - Moyers Interview - Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations
- Racism of Good Intentions - Review of "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History
of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram X. Kendi and "Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation" by Nicholas Guyatt
Sundays, 10:30am, Fireplace Room
Open to parents with kids of all ages, this class is a safe space to share the week's parenting challenges and joys. We talk about helping keep our kids grounded and passing along lessons of our faith. It is a great place to find advice, feel affirmed, and become connected with other parents in our church community. Drop in as you can -- newcomers always welcome. For more information, contact Caralee Adams.
Sundays, 10:30am, Library
Join us as we read the Bible from Genesis to Revelations. There will be a brief question and answer time after the readings. Contact: Bob Benn.
Sundays, 10:30am, Conference Room
This group addresses issues of personal faith development and current trends in Christian thought, as well as social and ethical issues in light of the Christian faith. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Diane Moody.
Sundays, 10:30am, Parlor
This class involves vigorous dialogue on matters of faith and “contemporary thought.” There are visitors and newcomers just about every week. For more information, contact Maynard Moore.
Sundays, 1pm, Conference Room
This small group is for those interested in joining our church, or those who simply want to learn more about Methodism and our lives at Metropolitan Memorial, Wesley, and St. Luke's Mission Center. The Fall class will begin October 2 and meet weekly until participants join the church on November 20. Join the Journey will be repeated in the Spring at our Wesley church. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Craswell or Patrick Landau.
- October 2 – Methodist History: How did we get here?
- October 9 – Methodist Doctrine: What is special about Methodist beliefs?
- October 16 – Methodist Polity: How do we make decisions in our denomination and our local church?
- October 23 – Field trip to all 3 Metropolitan Church sites. Learn what happens at Metropolitan Memorial, Wesley, and St. Luke’s Mission Center.
- October 30 – Learning and Sharing Ministries
- November 6 – Praising and Caring Ministries
- November 13 – Serving Ministries and Ministries of Hospitality, Administration and Finance
- November 20 – Join the church!