Bereavement Page

Church Family! Our website now has a page dedicated to celebrating the life and memory of your loved ones.

Visit to sign up for notifications and to see the most recent bereavement announcements.

Make It Personal

Share a memory or send an encouraging message to the family, upload obituaries, service programs, photos, videos and more. You may also order plants and flowers for Homegoing services or have an honorary tree planted.

Visit regularly and show your Metropolitan family how much you care during their time of sorrow.


The Bereavement Ministry is offering GriefShare Sessions this spring on Wednesdays through May 24 at 10 AM and 7 PM ET.

If you have lost a family member or someone special to your heart, then 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.

Topics include: Is Grief Normal?, Guilt and Anger, Challenges of Grief During The COVID Season, and Establishing a New Normal After Grief

Please register on REALM or contact Sister Von Bailey at or 301-661-0518. 

Bereavement Ministry

Do you have a heart for serving bereaved families? Have you been comforted during your personal time of grieving? If so, the Bereavement Ministry is the place where you can serve and support others as they move through the grieving process.

Let Us Hear From You!

Send us a note with your name, phone number, and email address to and someone from the ministry will reach out to you soon.


Sunday School meets every Sunday at 8 AM ET via Zoom.

Register on REALM to make sure you have access. For questions or additional information, please contact Servant Don Williams at 

Amazing Grace: A Study of the Articles of Faith

Are you a new leader of a ministry?  Are you interested in learning more about the core beliefs of the Christian faith? Amazing Grace: A Study of the Articles of Faith, Part One, is the class for you! 

Part One, taught by Dr. Jesse Wood, ends on April 4 at 7 PM ET and focuses on The Creeds of the Churches, The Baptist Creed, The New Hampshire Confession, and Articles One through Nine.

Please register via REALM or email if you have questions.

Bible Challenge

THE BIBLE CHALLENGE IS BACK for the Lenten Season and everyone is invited to participate! Will you take the Bible Challenge? We are reading THE BOOK OF ROMANS during our 40 Days of Power and Prayer. Each week you will have a Sabbath rest. As you read, just check off the reading assignment for the day. 

Those who complete the Challenge and turn in their Registration Form by Sunday, April 16, 2023, will be entered into a drawing.

This year we will draw 3 names for a Visa gift card:

1st Place – $75

2nd Place – $50

3rd place – $25

Link to Challenge Form/Calendar:

Women’s Bible Study

Lord, I want to be whole! These words are the heart-cry of many Christians who find themselves dealing with overwhelming anger, guilt, depression, or even a nagging feeling that something inside them just is not right.

Through the power of prayer and Scripture, you can find wholeness. Join the Women’s Bible Study for an eight-week class ending on April 13 at 7 PM.

Lord, I Want to Be Whole authored by Stormie Omartian will be our resource for class and is available in paperback and Kindle.

Register on REALM today!

Children & Youth Church

The leaders of Metropolitan’s Children and Youth church are dedicated to partnering with parents to lead children to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Through age-specific lessons and activities, children ages Pre-K3 through 12th grade will learn Biblical truths and real-life lessons they can apply to their daily lives.

Youth, come learn lessons about God’s love on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays while your parents and guardians are in 10 AM Worship! We promise it’s a spiritually engaging and fun experience and you should invite your friends along too!

Vaccinations and masks are still required.

Parents, please register your child for these faith-based, fun Sunday mornings through REALM today!

Churchwide Upcoming Worship

It wasn’t nails that held Him to the cross, but it was His love for you and me. Worship at Metropolitan in person or online during Holy Week and beyond this April.

On Palm Sunday, Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell will be preaching as we commemorate Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

We are excited to have the Shiloh Baptist Church join us for worship on Maundy Thursday! Rev. Wallace Charles Smith will help us recognize the day Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples.

We won’t have a 7 Last Words Service, but ohhhhh on the 3rd day, He got up and we know we will too! We’ll celebrate that He conquered death and redeemed us from sin! Meet us for Resurrection Sunday service! Dr. Jesse L. Wood will be preaching!

Rev. Kevin Gresham II, Dr. Ayanna Lenard, and Dr. Demetra Hutchinson will preach on the remaining Sundays in April.

Next Sunday, April 16, bring the kids to the main sanctuary as we prepare to meet Rev. Kevin Gresham II for worship! He’s got an engaging Word to share for all ages.

On Sunday, April 23, Dr. Ayanna Lenard will share a very special message with us.

And…Dr. Demetra Hutchinson is back in the pulpit on April 30th! Worship with us online or in person at 10 AM ET.

Dr. Jesse L. Wood is heading over to Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC, for its mid-day Good Friday Worship Service on April 7 beginning at noon.

He’ll be bringing the 7th Word and invites you to join him in person or online at!

Remember to arrive early. Parking is limited.

Emerge Young Adult Ministry

The Emerge Young Adult Ministry is hosting a College Informational Fair for parents/students ages 13 and up. This event will be held at Metropolitan on Saturday, June 3rd, starting at 9:30 AM ET and will feature sessions on planning, athletics, college life, academics, financial aid, and more. Additionally, this forum will include networking opportunities and a panel for a Q&A session.

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for the future! Register today on REALM or email for details.


Who’s ready for Brunch? Our Emerge Young Adults are meeting up at The Grove Restaurant in Upper Marlboro, MD, immediately following church on May 21 at 12:30 PM ET.

The cost of the Brunch is $34, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect!

Register on REALM to reserve your spot or contact for details.


Health and Wellness Ministry

CPR SAVES LIVES, and Metropolitan Cares about saving lives! 

Our Health and Wellness Ministry along with the Greeters Ministry invites you to their formal CPR training and certification class on Saturday, April 29.

The class is $65. You can also stop by Room C-43 for a live hands-only CPR demonstration on Sunday, April 30, 2023, after Worship Service. Registration is open now for either session on REALM!

IAMA Ministry

Metropolitan family, we trust that you are maintaining your physical bodies with your primary care team, and leaning into Metropolitan’s worship and discipleship classes for your spiritual health. Change is constant in our personal and business lives, and it impacts us daily.

As we are entering a new season for our church, the IAMA Counseling Ministry wants to help you focus on your emotional health. Join Rev. Barbara Walker and Dr. Sherrill McMillan Duckett on Zoom for “Emotional Health in Times of Change” on Mondays, May 1-22 at 7 PM via Zoom

We know these sessions will be a blessing to you, our church, and your family. 

Register on REALM or email for more information TODAY!


Matthew 25 Ministries

Metropolitan, we are excited to share that our “We Are One Body Food Pantry” is opening its doors again on 3rd Sundays immediately following our 10 AM Worship Service. Need food? We care and have lots to share!

Visit our Pantry or email to request service.

We are always seeking volunteers too! Volunteer to assist staff with Sunday operations, maintaining inventory, or handling customer care! Our collective giving helps Metropolitan to meet the most important need for our families and our community.

We invite you to contribute regularly through any of our 5 giving options. Just designate the food pantry when visiting

To request assistance anytime or to volunteer, email us at Thank you in advance for being a blessing to others!

Men’s Ministry

Men!!! Join the Mighty Men’s Ministry as we continue our study of Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey.

Zoom sessions are on Thursdays at 7:00 PM ending April 20th. We’ll learn what Biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly man in modern times.

Please purchase the “Stepping Up: A Call To Courageous Manhood” Workbook available on

For additional information, register on REALM or email


Metropolitan Music and Arts Ministry

Calling all steppers! The Alpha and Omega Steppers are looking for youth and adult steppers aged 12 and up. We are returning to in-person rehearsals and ministry opportunities and we need you!

Sign up TODAY on REALM or by emailing

Magnificat members of all ages! You are invited to celebrate our risen Savior by ministering with Tri-M for Resurrection Sunday!

Rehearsals are on Monday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 PM ET; and on Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 AM ET.

Let us know you are planning to join us by emailing or registering on REALM today!



Do you know persons in need of prayer while they are healing and recovering? Please submit their names to and we will add them to our prayer list!


Metropolitan’s Transportation Ministry is available to transport seniors and members to and from church and ministry events. Whether a loved one needs a ride or you need a pick-up from the Largo Metro Station, we are here to serve.

Please email the Transportation Ministry at or call 202-770-8357 to let them know you need transportation.


Viewing Online

Church Family! We know you love surfing the internet for videos! Be sure to like and subscribe to Metropolitan’s YouTube Channel! In addition to worship services, we’re posting music videos, live ministry events, and more!

Want to enjoy Sunday Morning Worship Service LIVE on your smart TV? You can also re-stream old services! Visit on your SMART television’s web browser. Click “Worship,” then select “Sunday Morning Livestream” or “On Demand Services” and scroll to view the service of your choice.

Women’s Ministry

Sisters, don’t miss the Women’s Ministry Virtual Book Club meeting on Friday, April 14 at 7 PM ET as we discuss Miss Pearly’s Girls by ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Let’s connect and share our thoughts in a fun and engaging evening. Remember, what happens at book club stays at book club!

Register today on REALM or email for details.


Attention beloved 80 and Older members of Metropolitan! You are cordially invited to our Annual 80 and Older Luncheon, a Grateful Gathering being held in your honor on Saturday, May 20!

It will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM in Metropolitan’s K-Hall, hosted by the Matthew 25 Ministries and the Women’s Ministry. We will honor and celebrate YOU, our Seasoned Saints for your wisdom and contributions to our church and community.

Register today on REALM or call 202-238-5000 and dial extension 107 to let us know you’re coming.


Church Family, we know you look forward to sponsoring a Seasoned Saint’s attendance! Simply give through any of our 5 giving options and be sure to select or add a memo for the 80 and Older Luncheon. The suggested donation is a minimum of $30 and we thank you in advance for this extension of your care.

REALM (Direct Sponsor Link):

Want to volunteer? Send an email to for more information.