January 2023 Announcements Nia Interactive December 22, 2022


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

Giving: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/give/fellowship

Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry will be holding its Annual “A Time to Remember” service on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. We invite you to join us to celebrate those whom death has taken from our midst this past year. Our very own Rev. Arnette Georges will be our officiant, and other special guests will lift our hearts. For more information, please contact the Bereavement Ministry through REALM or by email bereavement@metropolitanbaptist.org or Sister Von Bailey at 301-661-0518.

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NTMwZjc5NzItNDM0NC00ZmNiLWJlYWQtYWY1YzAxMTgwNmZl

CDC and Matthew 25 Ministries

Metropolitan Family, please support the Christian Discipleship Council and the Matthew 25 Ministries as they kick-off their Annual Supper Bowl Sunday Food Drive. All donations will benefit our We Are One Body Food Pantry. Your donations can be dropped on Sundays, January 22, 29, and February 5 in the Chapel. The following items are needed: Oatmeal, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Syrup, Canned meats Chicken, Tuna, Salmon, Sardines; Soups – Amy’s Lentil Soup, Chicken Noodle, and Tomato Soup. You may also donate to the pantry via our 5 giving options – just be sure to select or note “Food Pantry”. Your contribution will help us continue to be a blessing by extending our CARE to underserved communities in the DMV.

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/give/now


Sunday School has a new time! Join us every Sunday at 8:00 AM EST via Zoom. Register on REALM to make sure you have access. For questions or additional information, please contact Servant Don Williams at sundayschool@metropolitanbaptist.org

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZDQzMzRlZDctYjk2Ni00MDY0LTg4MzUtYWUzNDAwZWViOGIx


In her new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, the former First Lady of the United States of America, Mrs. Michelle Obama, offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections.

Ladies, we want you to reflect and renew yourselves too! Join Rev. Adriane Blair Wise for “THE LIGHT WE CARRY,” a multi-generational, virtual, hybrid, educational experience, celebrating the light within YOU! This 3-part class offering, beginning January 19 at 7:00 PM, based on The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama.

Drawing from her life experiences, Michelle Obama shares the habits and principles she developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles – the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” Register on REALM today and purchase The Light We Carry, our guide by Michelle Obama, through your favorite book retailer.

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZTA4ODQ2MDQtYTI5Yi00ZjMyLWExNzQtYWY3ODAxMzE2NTAy

Children & Youth Church

Metropolitan Youth! Children and Youth Church is a fun place for kids PreK-3 through 12th grade to learn lessons about God’s love! Meet us on 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays in the Administrative wing of the church while parents and guardians are in 10:00 AM Worship! We want each of you to attend this spiritually engaging and fun experience we call Children and Youth Church; so, make sure your parents get you vaccinated and be sure to wear a mask.

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

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=YTRmN2I3OTktMzk4My00YTFkLWI2MTktYWVmYzAxNTIwZjU2

All Metropolitan middle and high school students are invited to register for the Elevate “Lock-In” 2023 on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 PM, ending February 18 at 8:00 AM. This will be a joint event with neighboring church, Abundant Life Chapel, and will feature a Go-Go band, a 360 machine, food, games, and more! Space is limited; so, be sure to register on REALM today!

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=YTRmN2I3OTktMzk4My00YTFkLWI2MTktYWVmYzAxNTIwZjU2

Church Wide Upcoming Worship

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Metropolitan, God is pushing us to new heights in 2023! Start the New Year in church! Dr. Sherrill McMillan Duckett will share a Word from God with us on the first Sunday, at the 10:00 AM worship service.

On Sunday, January 8, we are excited to have Rev. Dionne Moore mounting the Metropolitan pulpit. Arrive or login early to catch our church and ministry announcements every Sunday!

On January 15, son of Metropolitan, Rev. Ryan Wise, will be here! He’s been serving at the Asbury United Methodist Church and he’s coming to share a special message with us.

On January 22, Dr. Louis Hutchinson III will deliver the Word.

And, on January 29, Rev. Michael Thomas will be preaching and we will share in Holy Communion together.

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.

Emerge Young Adult Ministry

Metropolitan! It’s time to start preparing for all that God will do through us in 2023! Join the Emerge Young Adult Ministry for their annual “Unplug: Reducing Distractions” initiative in January. There are two ways you are encouraged to participate. Fast and pray with us for a two-week social media fast from January 4th through 18th.

We also would love for you to grow with us on Saturdays at 12:00 noon as we read and discuss the YouVersion devotional plan “How to Read & Study the Bible for Yourself.” Join us for one or both activities. Whatever you decide, we want to offer encouragement and accountability all month long to get your year started off right!

Register on REALM, or email emerge@metropolitanbaptist.org for details. 

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NzJjMTc1NzItMTkwMC00ZmYwLWI1ZTItYWY1YzAxMmY2MjI1

HIV/AIDS Ministry

The HIV/AIDS Ministry needs you as we begin our work for 2023. We need you to help us help families still being infected and affected by this disease. We need you to pray, make phone calls, and work with community organizations or churches involved in this important ministry. Join us on January 14th at 10:00 AM for a virtual open house where you get more information and get your questions answered. If you can’t make this date, we’ll be present in the Small Chapel on Sunday, January 15th to sign you up. Register on REALM for the virtual meeting or email hivaids@metropolitanbaptist.org to let us know you are coming!

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NzE1MTUwNGMtMjNhYi00YzIxLTlkNzktYWY3ODAxMzkwZDlk


Our IAMA Ministry is excited to offer some NEW CAPI Classes in 2022! Register today for “A New Look at Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting,” offered on January 9, 16, and 23 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. This two-hour session taught by Dr. Sherrill McMillan will meet all the requirements for new volunteers and continuing education. It will include the history of child abuse and reporting, as well as current industry trends and requirements that affect parents and teachers who volunteer with the MBC Children and Youth Ministry. Please register on REALM or email Dr. McMillan Duckett at drmcmillan@metropolitanbaptist.org

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=YjJkYzk2NjctMTM4Ni00YmJkLTgzOWItYWY1YzAxMTI3YjI4

Metropolitan Music Ministry

The Metropolitan Baptist Church takes a moment to celebrate Mrs. Janel Merritt! She resigned from her position as director of Music and Arts in November, but the shared time, talent, and treasure to support, lead, and nurture the Metropolitan Baptist Church Music Ministry for 32 years was unparalleled. Her stellar work ethic and approach to ministry through love speaks for itself. She has singlehandedly touched the lives of multiple generations at Metropolitan. Janel, your Metropolitan Family pauses today to say thank you for your service unto God! We love you and we CARE! May God continue to bless you, Lindsey, Miranda and Julian! (Pictured with her FLAME Award presented by Servant BJ Brooks, alongside Dr. Jesse L. Wood, Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., and Servant Lindsey Merritt) Please feel free to send notes and gifts of appreciation to her at the church or leave her a message below.


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

PUSH Ministry

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Join the PUSH Ministry on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 9 to 11:30 AM for their 12th Annual Church Wide Prayer Summit, “Praying for Our Next.” Rev. Dr. Portia Wills Lee from Atlanta, Georgia will be our Guest Speaker.

Register today on REALM for this event being held via zoom

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=N2MwY2IxZmQtZTU1Y

Realm Ministry

(Sing? “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Yeeeeaaar…)” That’s right! At the top of the new year, we will send your Giving Statements via First Class Mail to the mailing address we have for you in REALM. Remember, if you have access to your REALM Account, you also have access to your Giving Statement. So…, you don’t have to wait! Just login and download your statement!

If you have any questions or need to access to your REALM account profile, please contact our REALM Administrator at realm@metropoiltanbaptist.org.


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
mbctransportation@metropolitanbaptist.org or call 202-770-8357 to let them know you need transportation.

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZGNlNDY4NzgtNGY2Z

Viewing Online

Did you know you can enjoy Sunday Morning Worship Service LIVE on your smart TV? You can also re-stream old services! Visit metropolitanbaptist.org on your television’s web browser. Click “Worship,” then select “Sunday Morning Livestream” or scroll and view any past services. It’s that simple! Remember to chat with us in the chat rooms when we are live!


Members, are you missing the weekly Daily Bread e-newsletter? All of our events, registrations, and church information can be found on our website, metropolitanbaptist.org.

For announcements, click “News”, then click “Announcements.” Under “News” you’ll also now find our Bereavement listing. Check out our calendar too and save the date for upcoming ministry events!

REALM is also a great resource for members! Don’t have an account yet? Email realm@metropolitanbaptist.org to confirm your membership and request one! If you love social media, like our pages! We’re interacting daily on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Everything you need to know about MBC is now online!

Women’s Ministry

MBC Sisters, let’s prepare to set our intentions so we can win in 2023 together! You are invited to join the Women’s Ministry for our inaugural Grateful Gathering on Friday, January 20th at 7:00 PM ET. Sisters, we will laugh, cry, and release to get ready to receive the blessings God has for us! Register today on REALM or email women@metropolitanbaptist.org

REALM: https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZWQ2MWQyZWEtZjBmOS00MGViLWFmNzgtYWY3ODAxM2VhOWZj