October 2022 Announcements

Upcoming Worship

If you want to hear some good preaching at Metropolitan, you’ll want to save the date for every Sunday morning and Tuesday night in October! 

Our Sunday morning lineup includes powerful preaching from Rev. Brenda Girton Mitchell on October 2. On October 9, Rev. Tanai White will preach and we will celebrate Lady Liz’s Birthday!  Guest preacher Bishop Rudolph McKissick will join us on October 16 for H. Beecher Hicks Jr. Day and Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Wood will bring the Word on October 23 before we share in Holy Communion. Rev. Dr. Ayanna Lenard will close out the month with us on October 30 as we acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 

Every Tuesday night, we are excited to have 4 of the best preachers in America to join us for The Relentless Love Revival! Rev. Dr.  Gina Marcia Stewart will open our Revival on October 4. Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley will worship with us on October 11. Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III will blow your mind on October 18, and Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby will bring his explosive preaching all the way from Texas on October 25! They’ve all prepared messages to remind us of God’s “Relentless Love” as we continue to pray our way to victory!

Sunday Morning Worship is at 10 AM ET. Our Relentless Love Revival begins at 7 PM ET every Tuesday in October. Worship with us in person or stream our services on metropolitanbaptist.org or on Facebook.

Fall Revival is here and nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord! Mark your calendars for The Relentless Love Revival, church!

Rev. Drs. Gina Marcia Stewart, Howard-John Wesley, Frederick Douglass Haynes III, and Marcus D. Cosby will join us in person for our Annual Fall Revival! The Sanctuary opens at 6:15 PM. Also remember to bring your vaccination cards and masks, some friends, and your shouting shoes! Our Relentless Love Revival livestream will begin at 7 PM on metropolitanbaptist.org and on Facebook.

This October, don’t miss Rev. Drs. Gina Marcia Stewart, Howard-John Wesley, Frederick Douglass Haynes III, and Marcus D. Cosby at The Relentless Love Revival, our Annual Fall Revival! Remember to give your $75 offering, above and beyond your usual gifts, to support revival. To learn about our giving options, visit: metropolitanbaptist.org/donate.

Nothing can separate us from the love of God! Don’t miss The Relentless Love Revival, starting THIS Tuesday! Rev. Dr. Gina Marcia Stewart is coming in from Memphis, TN, and we know she’s going to bless us real good! The sanctuary opens at 6:15 PM. Bring your vaccination cards, your masks, some friends, and your shouting shoes! Our Relentless Love Revival livestream will begin at 7 PM on metropolitanbaptist.org and on Facebook. Remember to give your $75 offering above and beyond your usual gifts at metropolitanbaptist.org/donate, to support Metropolitan’s fall revival. We’ll see you on Tuesday night!

Don’t miss night 2 of The Relentless Love Revival THIS Tuesday! Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley from Alfred Street Baptist Church is coming over from Alexandria, VA, and we are looking forward to his soul-stirring message! The sanctuary opens at 6:15 PM. Bring your vaccination cards, your masks, some friends, and your shouting shoes! Our Relentless Love Revival livestream will begin at 7 PM on metropolitanbaptist.org and on Facebook. Remember to give your $75 offering, above and beyond your usual gifts at metropolitanbaptist.org/donate to support Metropolitan’s fall revival. Nothing can separate us from the love of God on Tuesday nights at Metropolitan!


Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III of Dallas, TX, is up next! Nothing can separate us from the love of God, right?! Don’t miss night 3 of The Relentless Love Revival THIS Tuesday! The sanctuary opens at 6:15 PM. Bring your vaccination cards, your mask, some friends, and your shouting shoes! Our Relentless Love Revival livestream will begin at 7 PM on metropolitanbaptist.org and on Facebook. Remember to give your $75 offering, above and beyond your usual gifts at metropolitanbaptist.org/donate to support Metropolitan’s fall revival. We’ll see you on Tuesday night!

We’ve been telling you to bring your shouting shoes – and we mean it this time! Don’t miss the final night of The Relentless Love Revival THIS Tuesday! Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby of Houston, TX, will be here! Bring your vaccination cards, your masks and some friends! The sanctuary opens at 6:15 PM for The Relentless Love Revival. Our livestream will begin at 7 PM on metropolitanbaptist.org and on Facebook. Remember to give your $75 offering, above and beyond your usual gifts at metropolitanbaptist.org/donate to support revival. We’ll see you on Tuesday night!

Livestream will begin at 7 PM ET on metropolitanbaptist.org and on Facebook only.

Metropolitan youth! Come out and learn lessons about God’s love on 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays while parents and guardians are in 10 AM Worship! Children and Youth between the ages of PreK-3 and 12th Grades are welcome to attend this spiritually engaging and fun experience we call Children and Youth Church! ALL students, regardless of age, must be vaccinated and must wear a mask in order to attend. Parents, please register your child for these faith-based, fun Sunday mornings through REALM today!


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The Metropolitan Kingdom Kids and Elevate Youth Ministries invite you to join us for a day of fun and fellowship on the road to Butler’s Orchard!

We’ll gather on Saturday, October 8 from 11 AM to 2 PM to enjoy great food, hay rides, mazes, giant slides, and other fun activities. To participate, we ask parents or guardians to firstly, purchase your 11 AM ticket(s) at https://butlersorchard.ticketspice.com/fall-2022.

Secondly, register on REALM to be added to our guest list so we can plan for your arrival. Lastly, meet Rev. Gresham at the bonfire site no later than 10:30 AM. We look forward to enjoying Butler’s Orchard with our young people next month!

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Christianity 101 continues on Wednesdays at 6 PM via Zoom only.

This 13-week, scripturally based course is designed for new and growing Christians focused on the importance of regularly studying the Bible and learning how to practice the basics of Christian living. Discuss principles and promises that God has freely given to us to carry out! Become amazed at how you grow as you study, memorize, discuss, and apply the Scripture verses presented each week.

Register today on REALM and be sure to obtain the class workbook by calling Sis. Margaret Flagg at 240 481-2544.

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The Metropolitan Kingdom Kids and Elevate Youth Ministries invite you to our Harvest Festival 2022. This annual event will take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 7 PM, here at the church on the last night of our Fall Revival.

Please dress your children in “non-scary” costumes. There will be moon bounces, games, food, and other fun activities for all youth. Register today on REALM for this amazing event.
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Journey to the Well. One of the most well-known and loved stories of Jesus’s ministry is the encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.  In her book, Journey to the Well, Bishop Vashti McKenzie interweaves the Samaritan woman’s experiences with contemporary personal stories, Bible quotations, life-affirming sayings, and meditational activities. Through them she shows women that if they hold on to hope and listen for their moments of epiphany, they can accomplish anything.

Ladies, discover a new enlightened way of thinking and living, when you encounter Jesus at the well. Like the Samaritan woman, you too may need a life-changing encounter with the Son of God.  Join Rev. Adriane Blair Wise on Thursday evenings, beginning September 15 @ 7 PM via Zoom for this class based on Bishop Vashti McKenzie’s book, Journey to the Well. Ordering her book through your favorite book retailer is highly suggested. For additional information about our Women’s Bible Study, register on REALM or email Rev. Adriane Blair Wise at awise@metropolitanbaptist.org.


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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

If you are interested in working with Metropolitan’s children and youth in ANY capacity, please register today for the REQUIRED 2022 Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention classes, known as CAPI. Introduction to CAPI with Dr. Sherrill McMillan will be offered on October 3.

Trauma Informed Practices for Educators and Parents with co-teachers Dr. Arthur Williams and Sis. Brittany Mackel; and Managing Anxiety Over the Life Span with Sis. Dominique Evans, will both take place on October 10. All classes will meet on Zoom only from 7-8 PM. Register today on REALM or email drmcmillan@metropolitanbaptist.org for more details.

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CAPI: Intro to CAPI

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CAPI: Trauma Informed Practices

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CAPI: Managing Anxiety

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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.  

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Bereavement

If you have lost a spouse, child, church member, family member or friend, you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. We encourage anyone hurting to take part in GriefShare. This is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Metropolitan’s GriefShare Sessions are being offered virtually via Zoom on Wednesdays this fall and winter! Simply register on REALM for our 10 AM or 7 PM sessions. Have questions or just need to talk? Contact Sister Von Bailey, Ministry Leader, at bereavement@metropolitanbaptist.org or 301-661-0518. 

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Pastoral Search

Wondering what’s happening with the Pastoral search? Get exclusive “Members Only” updates and information by establishing or updating your REALM account!

If you have access to your Realm Account, please login to www.onrealm.org TODAY and update your profile! Don’t have an account yet? You can obtain access to your Realm profile and 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 your account or sign up for one today!

Men, our present culture is redefining manhood and confusing men in their pursuit of Biblical manhood. But how will you respond? What will you say and do when the world demands a response? Discover how to respond by rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, loving unconditionally, living with integrity, serving humbly, and investing eternally. Let others see masculinity and manhood through the lens of Christ in your life with these seven characteristics and become a better man, husband, father, and leader.

Join the Men’s Ministry on Thursday evenings, beginning October 27 @ 7PM via Zoom for “7 Challenges Men Encounter!” This curriculum by Vince Miller, requires the 7 Challenges Men Encounter . . . Handbook for Men obtainable through any of your favorite book retailers. For additional information about the Men’s Ministry or Bible Study, register on REALM or email men@metropolitanbaptist.org.

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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!

Prayer

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 09

Churchwide Prayer Conference Call

December 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Sat 10

We Are One Body Food Pantry

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 10

Women’s Prayer Conference Call

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Sat 10

Gifts From the Heart 2022

December 10 @ 10:00 am
Sat 10

Planet World Museum Trip

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm