April 2022 Announcements

Metropolitan, it’s time for our Church and Ministry announcements! It’s Passion Season and we will begin to open our doors for worship! PRAISE GOD! Listen carefully because A LOT is happening and changing this month!

Pastors 7th Anniversary

On April 3rd, we’ll start the month celebrating our Pastor’s 7th Anniversary with guest
preacher, Dr. Ralph Douglas West! Tune in for any of our livestream broadcasts that day!
Then, everyone is invited to participate in a grand Drive-thru at 1 PM! Bring your balloons,
gifts, notes of love and more to show Pastor and First Lady Janice just how much we CARE
about their steadfast and immovable leadership here at Metropolitan!

Palm Sunday

On April 10th, Palm Sunday, ALL MEMBERS are invited to worship IN-PERSON at
Metropolitan, so arrive by 9:15 AM ET to be seated for our LIVE! 10 AM Service! Not ready
for in-person worship yet? That’s ok. You can still view our live broadcast, but it will air at 10
AM only! Set your reminders!

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, April 14, we’re heading downtown to the historic Shiloh Baptist
Church in DC for in-person Worship and Communion! Meet Pastor Watson and our Praise
Team for this timeless tradition at 7 PM ET. You may stream this service online at
shilohbaptist.org or on Shiloh’s Facebook and YouTube pages. If you plan to attend, you must
wear your mask, then enter through the Family Life Center’s 9th Street or alley entrance. You
will have to show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination, have your temperature checked, and fill out
a contact tracing form before granted access to the Sanctuary where an usher will determine
your seating.

Good Friday Service

Our Good Friday Service will be led by 7 of the most anointed female preachers in the DMV!
Rev. Patricia Fears, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Turner Wood, Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune, Rev.
Dr. Kecia DeCosta Ford, Rev. Dr. Denise Wilson, Rev. Barbara Florvil Lavarin and Rev. Dr.
Lisa Weah will mount Metropolitan’s virtual pulpit on April 15! We will broadcast this service
online ONLY at 7 PM ET.

  • Then, on the 3rd Day, I mean, on the 3rd Sunday, we’ll celebrate the Risen Savior with another
    LIVE!, In-Person, Resurrection Sunday Worship Service at 10 AM ET. Arrive at Metropolitan by
    9:15 AM!

Please Note:

Now, if you are planning to attend any of Metropolitan’s in-person services, please be patient with
our staff and volunteers. Be prepared to follow the instructions of our Temple Sentinels upon arrival
to our parking lot as usual. Masks must be worn at all times when in the building, temperature checks
will be done upon entry, and attendees over the age of 5 will have to show a COVID-19 Vaccination
record. If you are not vaccinated, please bring a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours prior to
your arrival to MBC. Ushers will determine your distanced seating arrangement, so please be kind
and sit where you are asked to sit. Offering will remain contactless, so please continue to give
through any of our 5 giving options.
Not ready for in-person worship yet? That’s ok. You can still view our LIVE! broadcasts, but they will
air at 10 AM only! Set your reminders!

Resurrection Sunday Worship

Girls Scouts Event

The Leslie Moreno Girl Scout Troop 2151 Presents: A Mother & Daughter Red Dress Hearts ‘N Health
American Heart Association Event on April 30, 2022, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Join them for an
educational workshop about heart health and the importance of honest and candid communication
between mothers and daughters about health and wellness! The cost is $11.10 in honor of 110 years
of Girl Scouting.

Register with your CashApp donation to $GSTROOP2151.

Registrants should email
gsteens2151@gmail.com for Red Dress Pins and Patch delivery after the event.

Questions? Email
mbcgirlscouts@metropolitanbaptist.org.

PNBC

Metropolitan has teamed up with the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the American
Association for Retired People (AARP) for a vaccine forum entitled “Voices for Vaccine Education”.

Tune in on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 PM to Metropolitan and PNBC’s YouTube pages for this
installment featuring Grandmothers as Trusted Voices.

Emerge: Pray & Pump

On Saturday, April 16th, our church will be taking over the Sunoco gas station in Largo Town
Center as we execute our Pump and Pray Easter Campaign. Not only will we pay for and pump gas
for the community, but we will also take a moment to PRAY for and with all of those we encounter
on that day. This year, we want to bless over 300 families during this crazy time of inflated gas
prices! Sow a seed today into our Easter Pump and Pray Campaign in the amounts of $25, $50, or
even a $100 using any of our 5 giving options. Simply designate the funds to go into the Emerge
Young Adults account from the drop-down menu.

To learn about our 5 giving options,
visit metropolitanbaptist.org/donate.

Children & Youth Church

Metropolitan Children, Youth, and Parents, Easter is approaching and our ministry would like
to celebrate by hosting our very own in-person Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place on
Palm Sunday, April 10th at 11:30am right outside on our church’s property. Children and
Youth in grades PreK3 through 12th can attend and will enjoy games, food, and prizes. Family,
our kids have not been able to connect with each other in over 2 years and this is the
opportunity of the year for them to have fun together! Register today on REALM or email
youth@metropolitanbaptist.org for details.

Metropolitan Youth, we’re back! Join the Elevate Youth Ministry on April 30th at 2 PM, for a
day of fun at Crofton Go-Kart. All youth in Middle and High School are welcome to attend and
invite friends. Admission is $25 per rider, which will allow each registrant to ride 8 laps around
the track. Register today on REALM or email youth@metropolitanbaptist.org.

Metropolitan Children and Parents, we’re having a Skate Party! Join the Kingdom Kids of
Metropolitan for a day of skating at on April 30th at 3PM at Skate Zone in Crofton, MD. Children from grades Pre-K3 through the 5th grade can attend and they are encouraged to invite their friends.

Admission and skate rental costs $15, and for those who have their own skates, admission is just $10.
Parents, don’t worry about lunch, because pizza and drinks will be on us for all who attend!
Register today via REALM or email youth@metropolitanbaptist.org for more details.

Health & Wellness

The Health and Wellness Ministry presents “Eating for Life” – A Virtual Cooking Demonstration on
April 16 from 10 AM – 12 Noon ET. Explore the fun in making a healthy meal that is sure to satisfy your tastebuds AND give your body the nutrients it needs during this interactive cooking
demonstration with Soul Chef, Antoine Lee and Sis. Patricia Arnold.

Register for this FREE Zoom event via REALM to receive detailed information and the recipe. Have questions, email healthandwellness@metropolitanbaptist.org.

Zoom Info:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85341182008?pwd=c1FKS2dlVjRGQ0x5Rll2elIyZmpFUT09
Meeting ID: 853 4118 2008
Passcode: 336355
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+13017158592,,85341182008#,,,,*336355# US (Washington DC)

CDC

GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD, ladies! Are your thoughts holding you captive? Thinking you’ll
never be good enough? Presume people have better lives than you do? Wondering how
God could really love you? In our Thursday Night Bible Study, Get Out of Your Head, you
will be inspired and equipped to transform your emotions, your outlook, and even your
circumstances by taking control of your thoughts. Purchase your copy of Get Out of Your
Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts by Jennie Allen on Amazon and register for our
7 PM ET class via REALM!

FRANGELISM

Are you a FRANgelist? It’s a proven fact evangelism is best done through existing
relationships and each of us has a social network of friends, relatives, associates and
neighbors. As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, we have a responsibility to share the
Gospel with others. Metropolitan, our FRANgelism effort continues and we want you to invite
all of your RELATIVES to tune in for our Worship Service every Sunday in APRIL!

THE BIBLE CHALLENGE IS BACK for the Lenten Season! Will you take the Bible Challenge?
Everyone is invited to participate as we will be reading the THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH during
our 40-Days of Power. Each week you will have a Sabbath rest. Complete the Challenge and
email your registration form by Sunday, April 24, 2022 to be entered into a drawing for a
Visa Gift card valued up to $75.

Have questions? Contact Rev. Adriane Blair Wise, Minister of
Christian Spiritual Formation at awise@metropolitanbaptist.org.

Don’t miss part 2 of PRAYING YOUR WAY TO VICTORY with Rev. Adriane Blair
Wise, Rev. Tanai White and Rev. Brenda Girton Mitchell during our Church-Wide Bible Study
on Tuesday nights at 7 PM ET through April 12. As prayer warriors, we must remember that
no matter how hopeless a situation may appear to us, God gives us power in prayer to do
something about it. It’s not too late to learn how to pray with strength and purpose, resulting
in great victory that advances God’s kingdom and glory.

The book we are using for the class
is by Stormie Omartian, entitled, Prayer Warrior and can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Register today on REALM!

Sometimes we need a refresher course on our faith. Meet Sister Margaret Flagg and Dr.
Shirley Jackson on Zoom for Christianity 101. Classes are on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 PM ET through May 25, 2022.

Register today on REALM or email
cdc@metropolitanbaptist.org for more information.

Youth

Register on REALM today for our Children and Youth Church! It’s a great opportunity for our youth
to connect with other youth and learn about the goodness of God in fun and practical ways. We are
in need of adult volunteers too! Interested? Email Rev. Kevin Gresham II at
kgresham@metropolitanbaptist.org.

Bereavement

The Bereavement Ministry is offering GriefShare SPRING Sessions virtually via Zoom! The SPRING
Session is a 13-week series that include various topics including: • Complicated Factors • Are you
stuck in grief? • Tragic Losses • and What do I live for now?
Register today and join us on Wednesdays March 2 thru May 25 at 10 AM (EST) or 7 PM by way
of video or telephone conference. You can complete the required registration anytime on REALM
or by contacting the Bereavement Ministry. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend,
we encourage you to take part in this Support Group that will provide you with the tools to go
through the grieving process during this difficult time!

Please register on Realm or contact Sister
Von Bailey, Ministry Leader, at bereavement@metropolitanbaptist.org.

Emerge

Young adults, our Emerge ministry is here for you and invites you to join them for prayer on
Wednesdays from 8 PM – 8:15 PM ET. Prayer requests remain anonymous and you can email them
to emerge@metropolitanbaptist.org too! Dial in and pray with us!

REALM

Connect with your Church Family on REALM! Realm is great for registering for Church Events,
Giving, and posting photos you’d like to share with your Church Family, among other great
features! To learn more, email realm@metropolitanbaptist.org TODAY!

Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday is lots of fun! Take care of your personal temples with us every Friday from 5:30 –
6:15 PM ET via Zoom
. Coaches Kristy Frizzell and Phyllis Davis will lead a 30-minute workout that
can help relieve stress, boost your energy, and aid in achieving your personal fitness goals. Bring
your enthusiasm, light to medium weights, water to hydrate, a towel, and have a sturdy chair nearby.

Benevolence

The Metro Cares Fellowship fund was established to provide financial assistance to members of our
church family and community who have been impacted by the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. Please
continue to support the fund with your gifts and don’t hesitate to let us know if we can serve you.
You can contact us at matthew25@metropolitanbaptist.org.

CARE

Do you know persons in need of prayer while they are healing and recovering? You may submit their
names to dailybread@metropolitanbaptist.org and we will add them to our prayer list!

CDC

Sunday School

Invite someone to Sunday School! It’s offered online on Sundays at 8:45 AM (ET) via Zoom. Details
on what will be covered in class has been published in our Daily Bread e-newsletter for your
convenience to prepare you for class. Register on REALM or email cdc@metropolitanbaptist.org!

Viewing

Did you know you can enjoy worship services on your smart TV? Visit metropolitanbaptist.org on
your television’s web browser.

Click “worship,” then select “Sunday Morning Livestream.” It’s that
simple! Remember to chat with us in the chat rooms!

Women

Ladies, join us for our bi-monthly book club! We’ve got some amazing titles to cover through August
of 2022. For a complete list and meeting details, please register on REALM or
email women@metropolitanbaptist.org!

DEAF

At Metropolitan, we’ve been proudly interpreting every worship service for years. NOW we are
expanding to interpret other ministry activities, as needed. Should you or someone you know, be in need of an interpreter please feel free to contact our Deaf Ministry
at deafministry@metropolitanbaptist.org.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 28

Christianity 101

September 28 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 28

Greif Share

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 28

Emerge: Young Adults Prayer Call

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 29

Men’s Ministry Prayer Call

September 29 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Thu 29

Prayer Conference Call

September 29 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am