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:

40 Days of Power Bible Study

40 Days of Power Bible Study is here! Dr. Louis J. Hutchinson III is our instructor for “A Way Out of No Way”, a six-week Bible Study class that will meet every Tuesday night thru March 28 at 7 PM ET.

This class is for anyone who desires to learn how to tap into the POWER of God within us.  If you need a strategy for overcoming challenges or obstacles in your life, we believe this class is for you.

Simply register on REALM for this thought-provoking class!  


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!


Christianity 102

Christianity 102 is an eight-week Scripturally based, interactive class, focused on eight principles and eight promises that God has given to his sons and daughters. Learn about the corresponding responsibilities and privileges we have to live in ways that please God. Become amazed at how you grow as you study, memorize, discuss, and apply the Scripture verses presented each week.

The Workbook: Growing in Christ is required. Call 240-481-2544 to secure your workbook today. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, ending on March 29

Dr. Shirley Jackson and Sister Margaret Flagg will serve as our instructors.

Register on REALM today.


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 the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays in the Administrative wing of the church while parents and guardians are in 10 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!


MBC Parents, please mark your calendars for a “Parents Only” Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, March 30th at 7 PM ET. Rev. Kevin Gresham and our Children and Youth Ministry leaders would like to share some very important information with you and would love for you to be in attendance.

Register on REALM or email for details.


Churchwide Upcoming Worship

The Lenten season invites us to prepare our minds and hearts for glorifying Jesus’ life, death, and bodily resurrection. Reflect, repent, and grow with us at Metropolitan every Sunday in March!

On the first Sunday, Rev. Soammes Williams will be preaching the Word. On March 12, the Honorable Angela Alsobrooks, County Executive will be our guest speaker for Women’s Day. Ladies, don’t forget to sign up for the Women’s Day Choir!

Rev. Clarafrancie Cromer-Sowers is preparing to bring a powerful message to us on the 3rd Sunday. Rev. Adriane Blair-Wise is excited to minister to us as we share in Holy Communion on March 26.

Emerge Young Adult Ministry

Metropolitan, the Emerge Young Adult Ministry would like to invite married, engaged, and dating young adult couples for a “Date Night” at Blackwall Barn and Lodge on Friday, March 31st at 7 PM.

Couples will experience great food, games, and conversation that’s designed to spiritually strengthen married couples and encourage engaged and dating couples on their journey toward marriage.

The cost is $50 per person and you can register on REALM to reserve your spot. Questions, email


Health and Wellness Ministry

Our Health and Wellness Ministry and the Greeters Ministry are excited to collaborate for American Heart Month to bring awareness to the importance of knowing CPR and how it can help save a life!

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the number 1 killer of women

Did you know that a life is lost to Heart Disease every 34 seconds? We all can do something about this. In addition to choosing a healthy lifestyle, we can learn to administer CPR.

CPR SAVES LIVES, and Metropolitan Cares about saving lives! 

TAKE ACTION today by joining us for the American Heart Association and Damar Hamlin’s #3 for Heart CPR Challenge by taking these 3 simple steps:

  1. LEARN Hands-Only CPR at
  2. DONATE to the AHA to fund CPR education and other life-saving programs.
  3. SHARE your support by encouraging 3 others to take the challenge.

To our Brothers and Sisters at Dayspring Community Church in Lanham, MD, East Friendship Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., and Word for Life Church Ministries in Fort Washington, MD, we challenge you to take the CHALLENGE!

A formal CPR training and certification class will be available to all members on Saturday, April 29 for $65, and a live hands-only CPR demonstration will be offered on Sunday, April 30, 2023, after Worship Service in Room C-43.

You can register for either, starting TODAY, on REALM!


IAMA Ministry

The IAMA Counseling Ministry is seeking workshop facilitators, counselors, people interested in community outreach, and prayer support volunteers to join our team.

For more information, please register on REALM to join us during our Monthly Meeting and Open House via Zoom on Monday, March 13, at 6 PM ET.

You can also meet us in the Chapel on Sunday, March 19, immediately following the 10 AM worship service.


Leslie Moreno Girl Scouts

It’s that time of year, again!!! Girl Scout Cookie booths are back!! We welcome you to stop by our cookie booths to purchase or donate your favorite cookie desserts on Sunday, February 5 and 12, as well as Sunday, March 5 and 12.

Want to pre-order? Email before March 12. On a diet? Cash donations are also appreciated!

Marriage Enrichment Ministry

**POSTPONED** The Marriage Enrichment Ministry invites all engaged and married couples to join us for a COUPLES GOLF NIGHT! Meet the ministry for a fun-filled COUPLES GOLF NIGHT at Top Golf National Harbor. This is a time for couples to fellowship and even work on their golf games together.

The outing costs $55.00 per person or $110.00 per couple. Scan the QR code to register and pay via Cash App. Please indicate that the payment is for MEM, followed by your name (e.g. MEM John Smith) for tracking.

You can also register on REALM


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 begin our study of Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey.

Zoom sessions begin Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 PM and end 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


Multimedia Ministry

Church Family, we need volunteers to support the Multimedia Ministry in numerous capacities as we faithfully broadcast in-person and online services to our members, the local community, and the world. Making sure the Word is evangelized weekly is our most sacred duty.

You can assist with executing camera direction, running pro-presenter, lighting, audio and mic setup, as well as other dutiesChoir members, we especially need your help assisting with lyric displays! If you or someone you know is willing to dedicate 3-5 hours per week to support this vital service to the church, please plan to join us for our next training session on March 18, 2023, at 10 AM ET.

No technical background is needed for most jobs, but it could be helpful. 

You may register on REALM or email to indicate your interest if you cannot attend. We look forward to training and serving with you!


Metropolitan Music and Arts Ministry

The Women’s Day Choir is BACK!! We invite all of our beautiful Metropolitan sisters to join us for a wonderful opportunity to praise, worship, and fellowship together!

We must prepare, so save the dates:

We are excited to have Sis. Chanda Brown-Wilson serving as our Director for this occasion.

Register on REALM today to be in the number and receive communications exclusively as a Women’s Day Choir participant. If you have any questions, please email



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

Did you know you can enjoy Sunday Morning Worship Service LIVE on your smart TV? You can also re-stream old services! Just visit on your television’s web browser. Click “Worship,” then select “Sunday Morning Livestream” or scroll and view any past services.

We’re also on YouTube so be sure to subscribe to our page. It’s that simple! Remember to tell others and to chat with us in the chat rooms when we are live!

Women’s Ministry

Sistahs! Are. You. Ready?!?!? The 2023 Women’s Ministry Celebration Weekend is back in the building March 10 thru March 12, 2023.

It’s Ladies Night on Friday, March 10 at 7 PM ET! You’ll want to invite all of your girlfriends to our Music and Comedy Explosion featuring Stellar Award Winner and Dove nominated Gospel Artist, Maurette Brown Clark! She will be in the building, live and she’s ready to have a Praise Party with us!

We’ll also enjoy featured Comedienne Tanya Lewis; our own MBC Sister and amateur Comedienne, Joyce Graham; and an All-Female Band featuring Bassist Tiffany Lloyd, Keyboardist Asheley Jenkins, and Drummer Taniece Presbury!


Then, join us on Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM ET for The RoyalTea – Owning Our Crown of Leadership. Dr. Marquita Furness Davis is our featured guest speaker and this year’s attire will feature African Royalty; however, feel free to wear your purple and your fascinators!

The RoyalTea is a hybrid event. In-person tickets are $35, and virtual tickets are $15. 

Seats are limited, as only sixty-five seats (five per table) are available to observe safety protocols. 

Register today on REALM! 


Last but certainly not least, we will return to the Sanctuary on Sunday, March 12 at 10 AM ET for Worship Service with guest speaker Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. The dynamic Women’s Choir will be directed by Sister Chanda Brown-Wilson and our theme for the weekend is God is with Her: She Will Not Fail! From Psalm 46:5.  

Sisters, we cannot wait to celebrate with you as we are reminded that God is with us, and we will not fail!  Let’s overtake Metropolitan March 10 through 12. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family. We’re BACK, and We are READY!