August 2022 Announcements

Upcoming Worship

Summer’s here and we want you to wear your “church casual” attire for Worship!

While many ministries are on hiatus in August, we want you to begin thinking about your spiritual gifts and how you will serve in ministry at MBC beginning in the fall! All Ministries Day will be here soon and you’ll have an opportunity to learn about and join all of our ministries!

On first Sunday, we’ll hear a Word from Rev. Antoine Hutchins of Christian Unity Baptist Church in Waldorf, MD! Then, Rev. Ray McKenzie will preach on August 14.

On August 21, our Minister of Christian Spiritual Formation, Rev. Adriane Blair Wise, is sure to bless our hearts! Then on August 28, Dr. Jesse L. Wood will preach a moving message to prepare us for executing exciting ministry in the Fall!

Worship at Metropolitan is at 10 AM ET on Sundays! Join us in person or online! You can worship  with us again at 1 PM ET, on Zoom. Then at 6:30 PM ET, tune into praisedc.com, 104.1 FM, to dive right into another Word with Pastor Watson!

Metropolitan Cares! Invite someone to Worship with  you! 

MBC NEWS

Dr. Maurice Watson, Senior Servant of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, MD, announces his Call to The Second Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR. Pastor and People prepare for new God-appointed blessings and opportunities.

REALM

Hear ye, Metropolitan Family! Life is full of changes, updates, and upgrades.

Did you move? Change your marital status? Add children to your family? Receive a new job or position? Get baptized? You’ve informed your Bank, the U.S. Postal Service, and even Facebook of your life changes, but is your Church Profile Account out-of-date?

If you have access to your Realm Account, please login to www.onrealm.org TODAY and update your profile! In addition, we encourage everyone to complete our NEW Information Fields entitled “Education Field of Study” and “Professional Title” for an opportunity to share, network, and collaborate with your MBC family. There are a plethora of resources in REALM.

Don’t have an account yet? You can obtain access to your Realm profile account or share your updates by emailing realm@metropolitanbaptist.org. It’s easy to connect with your MBC leadership and family on REALM, our church app! Update and sign up today!

IAMA

There’s a lot going on in the world around us and at times we may find ourselves struggling,  becoming anxious, or feeling a little down.

Every 2nd Monday at 7 PM, the IAMA Counseling Ministry  is hosting “Let’s Just Talk.” We invite you to join this monthly discussion where we get honest about  how we are doing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We look forward to seeing you monthly as  we share information and receive group support navigating life’s curves. Register today on REALM or email iama@metropolitanbaptist.org for details.  

Realm Link:

https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NWI5MTA0ZTItNjA4M y00MmU2LTg5M2QtYWVjMTAxNTMwMmRi 

Zoom Link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83866839635?pwd=SVJVWVdYdk5KS3o2R2wyVVJ3bXRPQT09

Meeting ID: 838 6683 9635

Passcode: 557967

Sunday School

Sunday School continues via Zoom throughout the summer!

We’re now studying in the Books of  Isaiah, John and Revelation as God reveals how His people are “Partners in a New Creation.” Learn  more about each unit when you register on REALM! Have questions? Email  sundayschool@metropolitanbaptist.org

Zoom Link:

us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocO-urT8jG9BlmU2trrbRcSsBqX9IAeTS 

Realm Link:

https://e.onrealm.org/events/5b975839-82e6-4485-a059-a9d500d717a3/meetings/ffb9462c-f0fc 4165-92b5-ae7e00188066 

Unit 1 – God Delivers and Restores 

The lessons in this unit explores three chapters in Isaiah to reveal God’s predictions of the future  destruction of Babylon and deliverance for Israel. The evidence of God’s power is revealed to grant  mercy and redemption to the penitent and to restore God’s people to a state of peace and  prosperity. 

Unit 2 – The Word: The Agent of Creation 

This unit has five lessons taken from John’s Gospel. The lessons stress how the Creating Word, at  work in and with humanity, became flesh, healed the sick, saved the lost, resurrected the dead and  granted – through the Holy Spirit – “Peace.”  

Unit 3 – The Great Hope of the Saints 

We will conclude the summer session with a four-lesson study in Revelation to help our
participants envision a new home and city that God has prepared for the redeemed. In this new
heavenly environment, the saints will enjoy the new water of eternal life.

Backpack / School Supply Drive

The Christian Discipleship Council encourages all members to support Metropolitan’s Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive. 

Our GOAL is to raise $10,000 to support this effort, and we’ve made it very easy for you to contribute! Don’t buy school supplies, simply DONATE $25 or more through any of our 5 giving options (https://metropolitanbaptist.org/donate/). In turn, we will be able to purchase school uniforms, fulfill educator wish lists, and provide school supplies for more than 600 students and teachers. In the memo section, be sure to indicate “School Supply Drive”. 

Metropolitan, won’t you take a few minutes to show how much you CARE by helping our students, educators, and the Largo community obtain the resources they need to have a great year? If you have questions, contact Rev. Mike Thomas by emailing cdc@metropolitanbaptist.org or Rev. Adriane Blair Wise at awise@metropolitanbaptist.org.

We thank you in advance for your support! 

To Donate:

 https://metropolitanbaptist.org/donate/ 

Veterans / Temple Sentinels Ministry

Take me out to the Ball Game! Hang out with our Veterans and Temple Sentinels Ministries at the  Bowie Baysox Day highlighting the Negro Baseball League on Saturday, August 27, 2022. First pitch  is at 6:30 PM

There will be many activities for the entire family including the Touch a Truck event, featuring dozens  of construction, excavation, and emergency trucks at 4:30.

After the game, children 12 and under can “Run The Bases” and there will be FIREWORKS! Lastly, there will be a special exhibit from the Josh Gibson Foundation with special artifacts as well as the opportunity to meet former Negro League Players there!

Register NOW on REALM to take advantage of the Group Rate of $11/person with our Metropolitan  Family! Once registered, a representative from the Veterans Ministry will contact you for payment!

 If you have any questions, please email veterans@metropolitanbaptist.org. See you there! 

Realm Link:

 https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZjJjNjUxZWItNjUxMy0 0MjFhLThlZWMtYWVjMTAxNjA1NzA3 

Viewing

Did you know you can enjoy Sunday Morning Worship Service LIVE 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!

Realm Link:

https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/Registrations/Registrants/af0d2cad-4966-4dea-bf55- ade400159009?congregantView=true&engagement=true&hideNav=false&returnUrl=https%3A% 2F%2Fe.onrealm.org%2Fevents%2Faf0d2cad-4966-4dea-bf55- ade400159009%2Fmeetings%2Fd460f7b9-8eb9-457e-b4d4-ade400159012&rt=f764f8b0-f709- 11ec-bf80-02e28fdccc9d 

Deaf Ministry

Metropolitan’s Deaf Ministry has proudly interpreted every worship service for years.

Now we are expanding our services 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.

Daily Bread

Members, are you missing the weekly Daily Bread e-newsletter? All of our events, registrations, and church information can be found on our website.  Click News, then click announcements. Check out our calendar too!

If you are a REALM user, help a member or a senior to register their email address so they’ll get direct, exclusive access to registrations, information including daily emails and reminders for classes and events, see ministry photos, and more. Not a member? You can still sign up for classes using the links on our website.

Alternatively, if you are a social media user. Like our pages – especially Instagram and Facebook. We are interacting there daily! Everything you need to know about MBC is online!

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!

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Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Prayer Conference Call

August 19 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Sat 20

One Body Food Pantry

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun 21

Sunday School

August 21 @ 8:15 am - 9:00 am
Sun 21

Worship Services – 10am

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 22

Prayer Conference Call

August 22 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am