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


Grieving is not limited solely to the physical loss of a loved one. It can be associated with any loss. The loss of jobs, relationships, and physical health are examples of grief. Come join the Bereavement Ministry on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET for “Care: Everyone Needs It.” Rev. Dr. Jamie Eaddy Chism will help us to navigate the grief gap that can exist in this space. The deadline to enroll is May 31st so register today on REALM or email

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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

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

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Metropolitan, you are invited to join us for Church-wide Bible Study at 7:00 PM every Tuesday through
June 27th. Rev. Tanai White will lead our study of 1st Corinthians, where Paul addresses some big problems: division, sexual misconduct, misunderstanding about food and worship practices, and controversy surrounding Jesus’ resurrection. However, resolve is possible because Jesus lives! Register via REALM. If you need help registering, contact Rev. Adriane Wise at


Metropolitan, our Sunday School Ministry is offering another Continuing Education opportunity for Sunday School Facilitators on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM ET. This session will be led by Rev. Barbara Walker, Vice President of the Christian Discipleship Council, and it is Virtual. All participants should register through REALM to receive Zoom information.


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 PreK3 thru 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 10:00 AM Worship! We promise it’s a spiritually engaging and fun experience, and you should invite your friends along too! Parents, please register your child for these faith-based, fun Sunday mornings through REALM today!

Vaccinations and masks are still required.


Metropolitan, our students are going on a Road Trip to Kings Dominion on Saturday, July 15th and we have rented a coach bus for all to ride together. We will depart the church at 9:00 AM and will return by 9:00 PM. All parents and students in PreK3-12th grade are invited, but all who are not in high school will need a chaperone. Register immediately through REALM to secure your seat!


Churchwide Upcoming Worship

On Sunday, May 28th, meet Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Wood at Metropolitan for Holy Communion! Then, on June 4th, Dr. McMillan Duckett will be sharing a Word from on high with us.

Metropolitan! On June 11th, we have two wonderful things happening simultaneously, and we want you to participate in both! Youth Sunday is always special and Reverend Kevin Gresham has a fantastic day planned for our youth! Brother Ricardo Roberts III will be our guest speaker for worship and then there’s a block party, pizza truck, and games after service! Make sure your young people are here for Youth Sunday! Let’s celebrate, embrace, and encourage our youth. They are preparing to be our future!

And then, guess who’s turning 80? That’s right! Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. will celebrate his 80th birthday on June 17th, and we will honor him on June 11 at a birthday celebration right after worship in K-Hall! Everyone’s invited! Join us as we honor one who continues to sow into our lives. Bring your cards and gifts, and let’s celebrate Dr. Hicks’ 80th birthday as a Church Family on June 11, right after worship!

SAVE THE DATE: The date of the Annual Church Meeting previously scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2023, has been rescheduled for Friday, June 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

On Sunday, June 18th, Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson of the Children’s Defense Fund will bring a special Father’s Day message.

Our Annual Graduate Sunday Worship Service is coming up on Sunday, June 25, 2023! Rev. Adriane Blair Wise will preach and we’ll have a reception immediately following in honor of our Graduates. Bring the family out to Worship and celebrate our leaders of tomorrow! 

Calling ALL GRADUATES from kindergarten to Ph.D.! The Christian Discipleship Council along with your entire Metropolitan Church Family wants to celebrate you and your academic accomplishments. Our Annual Graduate Sunday Worship Service is coming up on Sunday, June 25, at 10:00 AM. A reception will immediately follow this event in your honor. Graduates, please complete the Graduate Form and provide a photo by June 11, 2023, to

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Emerge Young Adult Ministry

The Emerge Young Adult Ministry is hosting a College Informational Fair for parents and 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 Q&A panel session.

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


Attention all, July 22-23rd is Young Adult Weekend 2023. We have some exciting things planned and we can’t wait to see what God will do in this new season of our church. Save the dates and get ready! We hope to see you there!

Health and Wellness Ministry

CPR SAVES LIVES, and Metropolitan Cares about saving lives! 

Church Family, the formal CPR training and certification class scheduled for Saturday, April 29th has been rescheduled for June 24th. Update your registration on REALM or email for additional concerns. Remember, CPR SAVES LIVES, and…Metropolitan Cares about saving lives!


Metropolitan Music and Arts Ministry

Young people from 2nd grade through college will minister through dance for Youth Sunday! Register on REALM and meet our choreographer, Ms. Diedre Neal on Sunday, June 4th at 11:45 AM; Monday, June 5th at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, June 10th at 9:00 AM for rehearsals.


Matthew 25 Ministries

The Global Missions Ministry is sending food to Liberia to feed 20,000 people and we need your help! We need 50 volunteers from our Metropolitan Family to pack 3,000 containers of dried food on Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM in Koinonia Hall. Each person will work in a minimum of 1-hour shifts and anyone 12 years and older is welcome!

Global Missions Volunteers:

To volunteer, register on REALM or email us at with your name, age, phone number, email, and amount of time you would like to work.


There is incredible power and potential in prayer. Through prayer, we invite the God of the Universe into a situation and into our lives. Prayer changes things; but even more, prayer changes us. Through prayer, we have the opportunity to reach our full potential in Christ.

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please share their names by emailing and we will add them to our prayer list! Consider joining us for any of our weekly prayer calls! There’s one for everyone!

Social Justice and Public Policy Ministry

Being stopped by a police officer is sometimes a traumatic experience, especially in light of ongoing events involving Black people and law enforcement. Join the SJPP Ministry on Saturday, June 17th to hear police professionals explain best practices and “What to Do When Stopped by the Police.” Remember this is a battle you CAN afford to lose – just to get home safely!


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

Metropolitan’s on YouTube! Be sure to like and subscribe to our 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.


1) Metropolitan, it’s time for our Church and Ministry Announcements!
2) Metropolitan, tune in now for our Church and Ministry Announcements!

Social Media

1) Congratulations to Alana Hackley on her performance with the Undercats Show Choir on May 2nd! They performed sections from Beauty and The Beast at the Northwestern High School. Servant Wilma Tilson was in attendance and said, “Alana and the choir were amazing!” Let’s continue to support and sow into our young people!

2) MBC Cares and we want to know what you are doing in your daily lives to extend your care at work, in your communities, and at home! Email your photos and details to!

3) Greetings Family! On June 10th, we need your support in hosting our college fair. We are expecting 100+ attendees and need volunteers to serve in 1 of 2 ways. We are looking for Academic Major Professional and general event volunteers. If you are able to help, please contact or register on REALM.