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.


The Bereavement Ministry is offering GriefShare Sessions this spring on Wednesdays through May 24th at 10:00 AM and 7:00 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. 

10:00 AM Meeting ID: 898 5067 6071

Passcode: 207439

Conference Call: 301-715-8592

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7:00 PM Meeting ID: 840 9377 9359

Passcode: 836011

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Bereavement Ministry

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 3 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon 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

Meeting ID: 850 8231 9439

Passcode: 943153

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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 8:00 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

Meeting ID: 890 6489 1012

Passcode: MBCSS2023

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Metropolitan, you are invited to join us for Church-Wide Bible Study at 7:00 PM every Tuesday – May 16th 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 contact Rev. Adriane Wise at

Washington DC) +1 309 205 3325

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(New York) Meeting ID: 893 1671 7664


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.

Vaccinations and masks are still required.


Metropolitan, The Life Verse Challenge is Back! Our PreK3 -12th graders will be participating in a memory verse challenge on Sunday, June 4th during Children and Youth Church, and this year winners will receive money toward their college savings plans.

Interested students must register via REALM by May 28th. Members and guests, we need you too! Please pray and consider donating any amount toward this initiative. Look for Youth Ministries and/or note “Life Verse Challenge” in the memo line. If anyone has questions email

Donate to the Youth Life Verse Challenge:


Churchwide Upcoming Worship

Get ready Church! Bishop Donté Hickman is coming to Metropolitan to help us celebrate our 159th Church Anniversary! Join us for worship in person or online at 10:00 AM ET! Rejoice, for we are of “One Mind: United in Thought and Purpose.”

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.


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! 

Church Family, the formal CPR training and certification class scheduled for Saturday, April 29th has been rescheduled for June 24th; and the live, hands-only CPR demonstration scheduled for Sunday, April 30th will now be held on May 7th.

Update your registration on REALM or email for additional concerns. Remember, CPR SAVES LIVES, and…Metropolitan Cares about saving lives! 


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 7:00 PM ET 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!

Meeting ID: 872 0023 8861 

Passcode: 326984

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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 10:00 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!


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. Consider joining us for any of our weekly prayer calls! There’s one for everyone!

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!


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.


Adult Usher Ministry

Do you have the spirit of hospitality? Are you seeking a place to serve? Meet the Ushers after service on Sunday, May 28th in the Chapel to learn more about the ministry. We are a fun-loving and caring ministry.

We greet and seat you on Sundays, and we participate in various outreach and in reach activities throughout the year.  We look forward to seeing you after service on May 28th!

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.

Women’s Ministry

Attention beloved 80 and older embers of Metropolitan! You are cordially invited to our Annual 80 and Older Luncheon, a Grateful Gathering being held in your honor on Saturday, May 20th! It will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET in Metropolitan’s K-Hall, hosted by the Matthew 25 Ministries and the Women’s Ministry.

REALM (Direct Sponsor Link):

Register today on REALM or call 202-238-5000, x105 to let us know you’re coming.


We will honor and celebrate YOU, our Seasoned Saints, for your wisdom and contributions to our church and community. 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.

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

Social Media

On April 22nd, Metropolitan’s own Distinguished Toastmaster, Nona Florence, competed in the District 36 – Division D contest and won 1st place!!! Job well done Nona!!! You represented MBC Toastmasters very well!!! Church family, drop some love for Nona today!

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 17 to hear police professionals explain best practices and on “What to Do When Stopped by the Police.” Remember this is a battle you CAN afford to lose – just to get home safely!