Daily Bread Online February 19, 2021

Upcoming Worship

Worship With Us!
on Online, Facebook, and the Radio!

Invite those you care about to join us for Worship every Sunday on our webpage, metropolitanbaptist.org or on Facebook at 7:30 AM or 10 AM EST.

You can Zoom at 1 PM EST too! Click here  or dial 1-301-715-8592. The access code is 98471497616#, and the meeting ID is 98471497616. 

Then, join us every Sunday night at 6:30 PM EST, to hear Pastor Watson preach God’s Word on Praise 104.1 FM or at praisedc.com!
Want to pray into the NEW YEAR with Metropolitan?
Join us for worship via Zoom at 11 PM EST.
REGISTRATION ON REALM IS REQUIRED!!!

Looking for past Worship Services? No worries! Click here!

Stewardship

Thank you for your continued giving!
Metropolitan Cares about demonstrating the love of God in word and deed.
Our financial stewardship gives witness to putting God’s Word into action.

Mail: Metropolitan Baptist Church – 1200 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115 B, Largo, MD 20774
Online: https://metropolitanbaptist.org/donate/
Text any amount to: 301-888-6225
REALM (Our Church App):  https://onrealm.org/MetropolitanBap/give/now
Cash App: $MetropolitanBaptist

To learn more about our 5 giving options, visit: https://metropolitanbaptist.org/donate/

Our Tithing Affirmation

We are a tithing church because:
The Word of God teaches tithing.
Our experience gives witness to tithing.
Our obedience to God requires tithing.

Questions about giving? Contact  Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell.

OUR WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL

God Is Doing A New Thing!

Written by Rev. Dr. Kimberley A. Turner

“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now, it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 NKJV

The COVID-19 pandemic brought our “normal” way of life to a screeching halt. Our routinized days were abruptly interrupted and we were forced to be still. We could not go and come as we pleased. Everything was closed. The church doors, workplace, restaurants, movie theaters, retail stores, gyms, etc., all closed. PPE (personal protective equipment) became a regular part of our attire as we had to mask up, avoid physical contact with and stay six feet apart from folks, wash our hands frequently, and not touch our face. Our homes were transformed to create both a workspace and place of worship. Internet was no longer a luxury but essential for us to connect virtually to worship service and church events, work, social events, and entertainment. In a short time, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Live, YouTube, and other virtual videotelephony and online chat platforms became our major modes of communication. For some of us this was a welcomed change–no more rush hour traffic, no more intrusion of our personal space from folks wanting to engage us when we’d rather be left alone. We were alone in our homes by ourselves or with our families.  

After the novelty wore off, we became restless and yearned for the way things used to be. We began to feel out of control, powerless, and dependent on others to bring us prepared food via Door Dash and Uber Eats; groceries via Insta Cart; and household items via Amazon. All the while, the Holy Spirit was nudging us to see that God was doing a new thing! Fortunately, we were prepared for change and we followed Pastor Maurice Watson’s lead as we embraced this change. Now, we can reach out to more people nationally and globally. We have greater attendance in our Sunday School. Our ministries are robust and thriving. We have prayer calls on Monday through Saturday and two on Wednesday at 6 AM and 12 noon. We have stepped up the pace to demonstrate how “Metropolitan Cares!” Those of us who work remotely are more productive. Some of us are multi-tasking with teaching our children and working!  

So, while we may be nostalgic about what was, as we see that God is doing a new thing, our new way of doing things has sprung forth! Say, “Amen!,” somebody! 

Application:  If you are not currently a member of a ministry, I invite you to share your gifts and talents and join one today! When you do, you will be a blessing to others and your life will never be the same. 

Prayer:  Lord God, we come to the throne of grace with an attitude of gratitude. We thank You, that when the pandemic came, You had already prepared us for change! We thank You for the many ways You have and continue to use us to be a blessing to others. We ask Lord, that You convict the hearts of those who are not currently a part of a ministry to join one so they too can be a blessing to others! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

At Home with Care: A Church Family Check-In

Zakiya Bryant (not pictured) and her boys (pictured), Jordan, Bryceson, and Sephan Hayman,
raised their own money and purchased over 400 items for the Supper Bowl Sunday Food Drive.

Celebrating Metropolitan members making their own mark on Black History !

This year, we want to learn about Metropolitan members making their own mark on Black History!  If you or someone you know within our congregation is making a contribution to Black History in any way, please  email us  and share your/their stories!

 #spirituallyandsociallyconnected
Family, we want you to check-in with us! The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to connect more and in unique ways. Keep sharing your stories and photos of how you are spending your days involved in ministry virtually or from a distance.  #MetropolitanCares
ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER VIA REALM FOR ALL CHURCH EVENTS. EMAIL REALM@METROPOLITANBAPTIST.ORG FOR ACCOUNT SETUP.

Bereavement Ministry

It’s never easy and that’s why we are here to help! If you are coping with a loss, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

The Bereavement Ministry is offering GriefShare SPRING Session virtually via Zoom!  

The Spring session is a 13-week series that includes various topics: 
• Is Grief Normal?
• Guilt and Anger
• Challenges of Grief
• Establishing a New Normal after Grief

Register today and join us on Wednesdays starting on March 3 through May 26 at 10 AM or 7 PM (EST) by way of video or telephone conference. You can complete the required registration anytime on REALM or by contacting the Bereavement Ministry. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, 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! Please register on REALM or contact Sister Von Bailey, Ministry Leader, at bereavement@metropolitanbaptist.org or 301-661-0518.

Caregivers Ministry

Are you a Caregiver who is caring for a loved one? The MBC Caregivers Ministry is here for YOU!

We know that COVID-19 has presented extra challenges as you struggle to meet the needs of your loved ones while trying to safely maintain your homes, telework, and care for your children. To support you, share in your challenges, and provide useful information for your caregiving journey, the Caregivers Ministry hosts a series of monthly virtual events via Google Meet on the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH . Please join us for our next meeting which will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7 PM.

Former caregivers are also welcomed. Your caregiving experience can be a blessing to others who are challenged with the struggles of caring for loved ones.

You may register for the events on REALM or send an email to caregivers@metropolitanbaptist.org.

For more information, please contact Larry Thomas at (240)731-6398.
When a Senior Wants to Go Home: What’s a Family Caregiver to Do?

Home is a place of refuge, safety, and warmth. Who among us hasn’t longed for home when we are feeling overwhelmed and lost? When our loved ones start asking to go home, it’s not always as literal as you think. In the coming months, we will invite you to visit the Caregivers Ministry website for articles written by fellow caregivers on ways to respond to our loved ones as we care for them. In the meantime, please visit these website links for valuable information or email caregivers@metropolitanbaptist.org.

We’re here for you because Metropolitan Cares! 
Tips: https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/7-caregiver-responses-i-want-go-home
Additional Info: https://www.agingcare.com/articles/i-want-to-go-home-177044.htm

Christian Discipleship Council

Click here to get access to our 40 Days of Power Devotional, the bible challenge and to learn about our NEW Bible Classes!

Dear Metropolitan Family:

Welcome to the  40-Days of Power Lenten Season for 2021 ! Our theme for this year is  God Still Speaks: How to Hear the Voice of God  and is inspired by the words penned in the Book of Samuel, “Speak LORD, for Your servant is listening.” (2 Samuel 3:19– NKJV)

On January 20, during our Prayer Summit, Dr. Cynthia Turner Wood served as our facilitator as we discussed “Growing in Wisdom to Discern God’s Next Move” which set us on the course of hearing from God.  This year we are doing a little something different for our Lenten Devotional; each week we will share an inspirational meditation in the Daily Bread for your edification. As we reflect on the salvific work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our hope is to bring God’s Word into your daily life with each devotion you read. As you meditate on the Scriptures, creatively find ways to apply the lessons, and prayerfully seek God for guidance and direction. We believe this experience will only enhance your spiritual development and maturity.  In addition to reading our weekly devotional, there are a variety of ways you can engage in feeding your spirit during this season: 

•       Join us for a  Church-Wide Bible Study  beginning Tuesday, February 23  for a new teaching series  God Still Speaks: How to Hear the Voice of God.Whisper  by Mark Batterson will serve as our study guide. Books can be purchased on Amazon.com (paperback, hardcopy, and Kindle). In this 10-week series, we will explore God’s desire to speak to His people and how He often speaks in a whisper…not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw US closer to Him. Staff Ministers will rotate in teaching each week and a schedule is provided below.  Register on REALM or email cdc@metropolitanbaptist.org . 

•       Participate in our  ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Project.   Each week, members are encouraged to do at least one act of random kindness. We are asking that you share photos and videos of your Acts of Random Kindness with us via REALM or by emailing them to dailybread@metropolitanbaptist.org . 

•       Call in for the  Morning Glory Prayer Call , every weekday from 6 – 6:30 AM (See  Prayer Calendar ). 

Conference Call Information: 1-555-604-9589; Access Code: 251509

Sis. Charlotte Hudson, Dr. Shirley Jackson, Rev. Terri LaVelle, Rev. Angela Love, Rev. Arnette Georges, Sis. Frances Hartwell, Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell and Sis. Traci Miller will join me as prayer leaders throughout the week. 

 •       And  The Bible Challenge  is back! We will read the  Book of Isaiah . Forms can be downloaded from the Daily Bread. This year we will have three (3) prizes awarded in the form of Visa gift cards; 1 st  place – $75.00, 2 nd  place – $50.00, and 3 rd  place $25.00 winners! 

Pastor Watson continues to remind us that we all have a responsibility to grow our church, but more importantly to keep the Great Commission by sharing the Good News with others in our sphere of influence. Please invite people to join us for Worship on Sundays (see service times and platforms above).  

Metropolitan, we have been given our marching orders to demonstrate to this community just how much WE CARE!  

In Christ, 

Rev. Adriane Blair Wise
Minister of Christian Spiritual Formation

Register  here  to go to Sunday School! 
You can join us by phone, too! 
 Dial-in: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 488 950 666
Password: 077390

Sunday School is offered online on Sundays at  
8:45 AM 
  (EST) via Zoom. 
All are invited to attend. 
 
Upcoming Lessons
Quarter Theme: Called in the New Testament


Unit 3: The Call of Women 

February 21, 2021
Priscilla: Called to Minister
Bible Background: Acts 18:1-26; Romans 16:3-4; 1 Corinthians 16:19
Devotional Reading: Colossians 4:7-15

February 28, 2021
Lydia: Called to Serve
Bible Background: Acts 16:11-15, 40; 1 Corinthians 1:26-30
Devotional Reading: Psalm 33:1-12

This week’s Lesson:

Priscilla: Called to Minister
 The purpose of pursuing an education is to develop skills needed to secure a productive and prosperous life. For many communities of color, education is a way out of poverty. It opens the doors of opportunity for us, members of our families, and our community. Education is often seen as the great equalizer. It empowers our ability to make choices about how we want to live our lives. However, what we choose to study in the pursuit of acquiring certain skills is not always what we are called to do. Therefore, it is good to know the difference between our  avocation and our  vocation . Both words are derived from the Latin verb  “vocare”  which means “to call.” Avocation is derived from the compound version of the word  avocatio  which means away from and  vocare  is used to create a word that signifies a “distraction–something is off the path of one’s day-to-day work. Vocation, by contrast, comes from the same Latin verb but means without alternations. This word carries with it the connotation that our “education/skill” is not just something that we do but it is part of our calling.
                                                                          
Bible Background ~Acts 18:1; Romans 16:3-4; I Corinthians 16:19
Devotional Reading ~Colossians 4:7-15
 
In this week’s lesson, we are introduced to Priscilla and her husband Aquila. When the Apostle Paul leaves Athens and travels to Corinth, he meets this couple who were tentmakers. Scripture doesn’t tell us how they met but states, “…and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.” (Acts 18:3) As Paul reasoned in the synagogue on every Sabbath, the rest of his time was devoted to this avocation of tentmaking. Paul remained in Corinth for some time (about a year and a half) and then set sail for Syria. He was accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. When they arrived at Ephesus, Paul begins to teach in the synagogue but he later desired to return to Jerusalem thus, leaving Priscilla and Aquila to carry out the work of the ministry. During this time, they encountered a man named Apollos who had thorough knowledge of Scripture, taught about Jesus accurately, but he only knew of the baptism of John. Priscilla and Aquila heard him speak and invited him to their home where they shared the true meaning of the Gospel message. They were able to carry on what Paul had planted and succeeded in expanding the ministry of Jesus Christ. At the end of his closing letter to the Romans, Paul names 26 people who were helpers or fellow workers in ministry. Priscilla and Aquila were among them. Although tentmaking was their avocation, spreading the Gospel message, practicing hospitality, and serving as mentors to new believers was their vocation. What has God called you to do?
 
 
By the end of the lesson we will,
1)     RESEARCH  the life and ministry of Priscilla and her husband Aquila,
2)     APPRECIATE  the ministry of those who explain the Way of God with accuracy, and
3)     SEEK  opportunities to use our gifts or abilities to further the Gospel.
 
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Romans 16:3-4 (KJV)
Join Metropolitan for one of our many Prayer Calls!
 You may join any call, anytime, regardless of the group leading. 
If you need prayer, we ALL want to pray with you!


Morning Glory Prayer Call (All members)
Daily at 6 AM 
Prayer Requests:  awise@metropolitanbaptist.org . 
Dial In: 1-515-604-9589 
Access Code: 251509
 
EMERGE Prayer Call  
(Young Adult Ministry) 
Wednesday Night at 8 PM
Prayer Requests:  emerge@metropolitanbaptist.org . 
Dial In: 605-313-5111 
Access Code: 363173  
 
Seniors’ Bible Study and Prayer Call
Wednesdays at 12 Noon 
Prayer Requests:  jwood@metropolitanbaptist.org . 
Dial In:  1-515-604-9589 
Access Code: 251509
 
Women’s Prayer Call via Zoom
8 AM Saturdays
Prayer Requests:  women@metropolitanbaptist.org
Zoom (video)  here   
Dial In: 301-715-8592
Access Code: 596 609 803. 
 
Men’s Prayer Call
Thursdays at 6 AM
Prayer Requests:  jwood@metropolitanbaptist.org
Dial In: 563-999-1161
Access Code: 804528
 
Prayer requests may also be shared with the   P.U.S.H. Ministry  via email. 
For quick access to information about all of our calls, CLICK HERE !
 
If you cannot call in every time, that’s okay! Just call in when you can and keep praying for Metropolitan. Remember, the prayers of the righteous availeth much! If you have any questions about any of our prayer calls, please contact   Rev. Adriane Blair Wise .
If you are seeking salvation, desiring to become a member of our Metropolitan Baptist Church Family, or if you are ready to complete your New Disciples Classes, 
please email us ! We are here to help you along your salvation journey.

At Metropolitan, we CARE about the growth of your Christian Discipleship! If you are a  New Member , don’t miss your required classes on  1st and 2nd Saturdays all year long.
Classes are currently available on Zoom only. Registration 24 hours in advance is required via  REALM . Be sure to specify the class(es) you are attending in the memo line. 

Go and Make Disciples

1st Saturday of each month
8:45 AM – Zoom will be available 
9 AM – 9:30 AM – Salvation, Dr. Vanessa Watson 
9:30 – 10:00 AM – Baptism, Min. Imogene Hunt
10:05 – 10:35 AM – Spiritual Disciplines, Rev. Regina Faison/Rev. Barbara Walker
10:35 AM -11:05 – Spiritual Gifts, Dr. Arthur Williams
 
2nd Saturday of each month
8:45 AM – Zoom will be available 
9 AM – 9:30 AM – Understanding our Heritage, Sister Margaret Flagg
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Stewardship and Tithing, Rev. Sylveta Brown
10:05 AM – 10:35 AM – Family and Fellowship, Servant BJ Brooks 
 
Each new member is also required to complete at least four Bible Study classes.

Church Women United and P.U.S.H. Ministry

Diaconate Ministry

YOUR DIACONATE MINISTRY CARES!


Please join your Metropolitan’s Servants for a touchless Communion element drive-thru on Saturday, February 27, 2021 , from 10 AM to 12 noon. We look forward moments of fellowship with you as we provide you with prepackaged Communion elements. Let’s prepare for Holy Communion on Sunday, February 28 as we come together in our individual homes and our collective hearts.

We pray for your continued safety and well-being and that God will continue to keep and protect you and your loved ones. We invite you to join us as we seek every opportunity to bless someone and to serve you, our Church Family. Seniors, please make sure we have your name, address, and phone number so that we can check-in with you! Call or email us if you need us:

servants@metropolitanbaptist.org
202-238-5000

Every Metropolitan member is encouraged to call at least one Senior each week and tell them, “Metropolitan Cares!” Who are you going to call this week?

EMERGE Young Adult Ministry

Streeeeeetch it out with EMERGE!Metropolitan Young Adults, on February 27 at 12 noon, EMERGE will host “Soul Stretch”, an event designed to help participants take their minds off of the worries of the world and focus on an experience that will relieve their minds, bodies, and souls. This event is open to all who would like to attend. So take some time for yourself and do something dynamic and different by joining this virtual experience that will be mentally and physically enhancing. Register on REALM or email emerge@metropolitanbaptist.org.Streeeeeetch it out with EMERGE!
The EMERGE Young Adult Ministry, serving ages 18-35, hosts a weekly prayer call just for you! That’s right…we CARE about your spiritual needs and prayer requests. So, young adults, join us on  Wednesdays  from 8 PM – 8:15 PM EST! Please send your prayer requests to  emerge@metropolitanbaptist.org . They will remain anonymous unless otherwise stated. 
 
Email your prayer requests to  emerge@metropolitanbaptist.org  
and someone will contact you.

How can we pray for you this week?

Employment Services

Tips on Virtual Interviewing

Make sure that you prepare

  1. Research the company
    a.    Review the company website for clues about the culture (casual, formal, etc.)
    b.    Familiarize yourself with the type of products/services the company provides
    c.    Read the value statement and/or letter or statement from the CEO to understand what the company’s values are and where it intends to go
    d.    Look for noted accomplishments, awards, etc., the company has announced
  2. Know how you will answer typical interview questions
    a.    Tell me about yourself – (remember this is not just about you, but how you will “fit” into the company
    b.    Why are you interested in this company–time to use all of the things you learned about the company from their website. They want to know that you are interested in them and not just having a job.
    c.     What is your strength (should speak to the qualifications listed for the job). What is your weakness (be careful with this answer–you should be truthful but not say anything that would disqualify you)
  3. Prepare the technology
    a.    Make sure you have a strong WiFi connection
    b.    Have multiple browsers available (Chrome is used most often)c.    Test connection with the application the company will use for the interview (Zoom, Google, etc.)
  4. Prepare the atmosphere
    a.    Take interview in a room with good lightning – (bright lights in front of you)
    b.    Quiet phone(s), TVs, etc. and move to a quiet room without noise or distractions. Let others in the household know that you will be on a call and they need to be as quiet as possible
    c.     Dress appropriately as you would have for in-person interview (take note of the employees page on their website- is it formal or casual dress–you may not want to wear suiting). Note that potential employers may be dressed casually from home.
    d.    Make sure camera is positioned correctly (direct to face)
    e.    Make sure what others will see in the background is clutter free and gives the impression you want to give a future employer
    f.     Practice with friends/family to increase comfort level of being on camera

Health and Wellness Ministry

“28 DAYS TOWARD A HEALTHY HEART”
Join Us for an Exciting Health Challenge

American Heart Month is observed throughout our communities each February and is a great time to think about reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease. Well, we can help you with that! Join us during February for “28 Days Toward a Healthy Heart”. There will be lots of exciting activities. So, grab a friend, family member, or another loved one, and let’s work on getting our hearts healthy.

Beginning February 1 through February 28 we will follow each daily activity illustrated on the Healthy Heart calendar for the entire month. Check in on Realm for this 28-day challenge. We want to know you’re involved. Please register on REALM or email healthandwellness@metropolitanbaptist.org. Come on, Metropolitan, let’s do this! …And He shall strengthen your heart… (Psalm 27:14).
Metropolitan, Fitness Friday is back, and we are excited! Join coaches Kristy Frizzell and Phyllis Davis in a 30-minute workout to relieve stress, boost your energy, and aid you in achieving your personal fitness goals. Just bring lots of enthusiasm along with light to medium weights, water for hydration, a towel, and a sturdy chair. All are welcome–men, women, boys and girls, friends, neighbors, and the entire family. We hope to see you there!
 
Zoom in each Friday from 5 PM – 5:30 PM EST. Register all participants on  REALM  or email  drmcmillan@metropolitanbaptist.org  at least 24 hours in advance of the class. The Zoom link will be emailed to you at least an hour before class starts.

Kingdom Kids and Elevate Youth Ministry

Calling all Middle School and High School Students. The Elevate Youth Ministry is hosting a Game Night night on February 26 at 7 PM. Our youth will be in for a night full of fun and games. So don’t just sign yourself up for the event, sign up a friend to join you as well. Register on REALM or email youth@metropolitanbaptist.org for details.
Kingdom Kids and Elevate Youth Church

Our Kingdom Kids and Elevate Youth Ministries are happy to introduce  Children and Youth Church Online , available to Metropolitan youth via Zoom at 11:30 AM EST on Sundays! We plan to continue this weekly Children and Youth worship until we are all able to meet in person at Metropolitan, and we ask that every child and volunteer participate. Children will get to see and talk to their peers as well as get a timely, Biblically-based lesson.

For security purposes , all Children and Youth Church Zoom links will be sent out through  REALM  and the routine email the ministry sends weekly. If you are a visitor or a member who does not receive emails from our Children or Youth Ministries, please send an email to  youth@metropolitanbaptist.org  to be added to the listserv.

Parents, in order for your child(ren) to participate, we need you to: 
1) Register  for Children’s Church on  REALM  to get the Zoom link.
2)  Download Zoom  onto the computer or device your child will use. 
3) Make sure children in 2nd grade and higher have access to a  Bible . If you are using an electronic Bible, we suggest you have it accessible on a separate device. 
4) Lastly, please have your child(ren)  login to the appropriate classroom by 11:30 AM EST on Sunday . We’re asking parents to stay with/close to their children again this week in case there are any technical difficulties.

Questions? Contact us at  youth@metropolitanbaptist.org . 

Matthew 25 Ministries

How can I help the Food Pantry?  This is a wonderful question we get every week! We are still making non-perishable grab and go bags available upon request. You can help by sending financial contributions through any of our 5 giving options (designate the funds for the pantry). These funds will help us to replenish our pantry with the assistance of the Capital Area Food Bank. To request assistance or for further information, contact Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell at  bgirtonmitchell@metropolitanbaptist.org .
  
As Paul reminds us, “…as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” ~Gal. 6:10, NKJV
 
This is one more way we show that Metropolitan Cares! 

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry will continue its study of Series 33, Authentic Manhood Bible study on Saturday, January 16 @ 9 AM EST via Zoom. Volume 6, “A Man and His Fatherhood”, is designed to help Dads think strategically about the critical role of a father in the lives of his children, and in the lives all children. It will equip you with insights that help guide you through key decisions and the great challenges of being a Dad.

Workbooks are $20 and can be obtained by contacting Bro. Fred Ball
at men@metropolitanbaptist.org, or you can purchase books on Amazon.
For further information, please email men@metropolitanbaptist.org.

REGISTRATION ON REALM IS REQUIRED. GUESTS CAN REGISTER ON REALM TOO!

Metropolitan Studio & Store and Multimedia

Miss a Worship Service? View past services on demand here!


TO VIEW ANY OF OUR PAST SERVICES, CLICK HERE !
Multimedia orders have been suspended until further notice.
Questions? Email  multimedia@metropolitanbaptist.org .
Shirt orders have been suspended until further notice.
Questions? Email Kris Hicks at  khicks@metropolitanbaptist.org
Movie Night at The Met … at Home!
Movie Night at the Met (for adults) will be on hiatus until we return to in person worship. However, we will begin to share theme or faith-based titles of motion pictures to stream at your leisure from home. If your ministry is having a class or meeting based on a movie, be sure to let us know so that we can share information about it here as well as under your ministry section of the Daily Bread.
Questions? Contact Kris Hicks via email at  khicks@metropolitanbaptist.org .
91 Shows and Movies in Honor of Black History Month
(available to stream throughout the month)
CLICK HERE
These are merely suggestions and may not reflect the views and values of the church. All titles d o share important themes of history and faith-based stories appropriate for various ages.
We invite you to view them at your own discretion.
Each week we strive to improve your Online Worship Experience. Let us hear from you! We want to know what’s inspiring you, what you think we should change, and how we can better engage you. Email your feedback to  webservant@metropolitanbaptist.org

Livestream Viewing Tips

– Consider mirroring  Worship from your device to your TV for a better viewing and audio experience. (ie. use Apple TV or an app like Mirror for LG TV)

– Check that you are viewing in High Definition 
(Click the wheel icon in your viewer and make sure HD 720 or 1080 is selected)

– View via  metropolitanbaptist.org  from your  Smart TV browser, if you have one. 
You can still chat with us from your device.

– Audio on devices (phones/tablets) is limited. Consider connecting to an external speaker.

– Join our Facebook chat or login to the chat room on our website during service! On our website viewer, just click the chat icon and login as a guest. 
For many, the viewing experience is enhanced by being able to chat, read, and interact with Pastor Watson, our Ministerial Staff, members, and guests in our chat room.

– Do NOT use Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser.  Chrome and Safari work best. 

– Do NOT have the stream open on more than one browser window. 
If you are getting delays or audio feedback/echo, this may be the reason why. 

As we hear from you, we will add more tips that may help your viewing experience. 

Technical Difficulties?

Experiencing any technical issues accessing our Worship? Please call the church at
202-238-5000 and leave us a message or email  multimedia@metropolitanbaptist.org.

REALM Ministry

Access Your Giving Statement for 2020 on REALM

In 2021, you can access your Giving Statement directly from REALM for previous years! Follow the steps below!

1. Login to  onrealm.org   via computer or laptop (request access to your account by emailing  realm@metropolitanbaptist.org .
2. On the left side of your screen, press the ‘Giving’ tab.
3. Reset Filters by clicking “Year to Date” (located under Filter SYMBOL). A drop-down window will appear. Then, Click “Last Year” followed by clicking ‘Filter’ (You should see the dates and giving amounts populate from year 2020).
4. Click the SYMBOL for ‘Print’ (looks like a printer).
5. A new screen will appear, and click ‘PRINT’.
6. Your document will appear. Please verify all personal information is correct (if it is not, return to profile and EDIT). 
7. At the bottom of the document, click ‘DOWNLOAD’. 
8. This document will download to your computer. Look for the ‘Download’ folder to retrieve your document and print or email as needed. 

Note 1:  If you need information for previous years, click the SYMBOL for ‘Filter’ (to the left of the printer symbol) and adjust the dates as needed. Then, follow steps 4-7. 
Note 2:  All Giving Statements will be sent via mail. Please verify that your Home/Mailing Address is correct. Please edit, if necessary.

If you have any questions, please email  realm@metropolitanbaptist.org .

Women’s Ministry

Chair Yoga
As we navigate the unrest of our country and our world, we must continue to seek peaceful moments in our daily lives. The Women’s Ministry invites you to join us virtually, on the second Saturday of each month at 8:45 AM for Chair Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Our guide will be our very own Sister Jennifer Cover Payne and it is open to women and men. Chair Yoga will focus on appropriate stretching while using our chairs and Yoga Nidra will be guided meditation that will allow us to reflect on the blessings of God while reaching a peaceful state. Please register on REALM at least 24 hours in advance to receive the Zoom details. 

Prayer Call
The Women’s Ministry invites our MBC Sisters to join us for a  weekly virtual prayer call, on  Saturdays at 8 AM EST. The virtual prayer calls have both a video and audio option which will work on computers, laptops, or any mobile devices (phone or tablets). To join, first register on  REALM!  We will send out the link via REALM and hope you will consider joining via the video option. We want to see you…and you don’t have to worry about being made up unless you want to! Just come as you are. For more information on how to join Zoom, please click here.

We look forward to SEEING you on Saturday mornings at 8 AM. Feel free to email your prayer requests to women@metropolitanbaptist.org. 

For more information or questions, please email women@metropolitanbaptist.org.

Submissions : Ministry leaders are now required to submit  ALL  Ministry announcements to their  Staff Minister for approval  before they are submitted for publication. This includes placements in the Daily Bread Online e-newsletter, Social Media, Realm, Sunday Video Announcements, and our website. 

Submissions are due by 5 PM on Sundays to begin appearing as soon as the upcoming Friday’s publications. In the event a last-minute notification is needed (i.e. Class Cancellation), please notify Dr. Jesse Wood. 

February 1
Brenda BrooksRodger
Hawkins III
Eugene Hellams Jr.
Darryl Mayes
Robert Parks

February 2
Maria Floyd-Williams
Alicia Hardy
Rev. Lela Harris
Kory Jones

February 3
Katherine Coleman
Larry Frazier
Joanne Taylor-Cotten

February 4Tillie Jones
Reginald Nash

February5
Della Hammond

February 6
Evelyn Snipes

February7
Faye Davenport
Corinne Moody
Michael Taylor

February8
Branita Griffin Henson
Camerella Oliver
Karon Scott

February9
Beverly Barksdale
Kimberly Douglas
Kentrel Jones Sr.

February 10
No birthdays

February11Paula Porter
Mary Shepherd

February 12
Allen Hunt
Kamaal Jones
Florence Parker

February 13
Rosemary Estes
Elaine Gunter
Rev. Dr. Demetra Hutchinson
Kimberly Lee
Richard Thomas

February 14
Sylvia Berryman
Khari Jones

February 15
Larry Thomas
Warren Williams

February 16
Antoinette Barksdale

February 17
Yvonne Blanc
Loretta Hobbs

February 18
Valerie Dawson
Kenya Huckaby
Anthony Singletary

February 19
Mackenzie Artis
Carol Harriston
Shirley Jackson
Arlene Johnson

February 20
Ana Bodipo-Mbuyamba
Faye Davis
N Charwin Nah

February21
Lillian Carr
Charles Frink
Sophronia Smith
Donald Washington

February22
No birthdays

February23
Inez Powers

February24
Selina Barfield
Edward Lane
Art Lawson
Madison Watson
R. Merinda Wilson

February25
Brenda Hicks
George Jefferson
Jeannette Saunders
Eileen Shaw

February26
Althea Batticks
Vercy Brown
Geoffrey Coleman
Charmaine Riley

February27
Lynn Bremby
Chad Brown
Michele Penick
Bree Williams

February28
Rob Jones III
Stephen Miles
Geneva Morrison
Cyril Shepherd
Doretta Willingham
Brieanna Womack

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING HEALING AND RECOVERING
MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN YOUR PRAYERS

Gwendolyn Abraham
Vivian Adams
William Amey   
Hallie Beaner 
Philip Bentley
Dorothy Blanding
Catherine Blue
Gregory Bolton
Joyce Brake
Delores Branch  
Maury Walker Branch
Marcia Cross Briscoe
Susan Browner
Wilma Bryant 
Harold Butler Jr. 
Harold Butler III
Lamont Butler
Jimmy Canty
Minister Shirley Carr
Rufus Cayton
Sonja Horvath Cayton
Cassandra Chestnut
Delores B. Clark
Cecelia Clayton
Angela Cross 
Elder Delesta Cross 
The Clowers Family 
Cynthia Davis 
Gerard Davis
Yardyne Day
Erma Despertt
Terry Dismuke 
Jeanette Dugan
Robert Everheart
Matt Flavin
Talon Francis
Cora Frink
Oler Frink
Denise Cherry-Gaskins
Lillie Hammonds
Sibyl Harold
Derrick Harold 
Adeline Harris
Thelma Hauser 
Evangeline Henderson 
Bessie Hiler 
Cecil Hill
Beatrice Holloway
Trudy Horvat
Aundrea Hunt

Shawnda Hunt Howard
Dawn Jackson
Emma Jackson
Vincent James
Bridgette Johnson
Dawn Johnson
Rev. Marvin Johnson 
Arnold “Tony” Jones
Roberta Keller
Edward Lane 
Abimbola Kai-Lewis
Robin Lewis
Wilhamena Logan
Phyllis Love
Maria Majors
Barbara McDougald
Josephine McNeill
Brenda Miller
Rev. Nawanna Miller
Toni Mitchel
lAlbert Murray
Connie Murray
Derrick Oates
Dr. Elizabeth Palmer
Amelia Parker, Greensboro, NC
Ann Pierce
Tina Reese
Ivy Rentz
Minnie Robertson
Jackie Robinson
Servant Wilma Robinson
Noland Sampson Sr.
Diana L. Satterwhite
Christopher Scott
Louis Sledd
Christiaan Smith
Gloria Smith
Ruth C. Smith
Sheryl Stokes
Blanche Tarpley
Roy Taylor
John Thornton
Joan Tilson
Dr. Kimberley Turner
Joan Walker
Jeanelle Branson Wallace
Shante Westmoreland
Bernadette White
Jocile Wicker
Kevin Williams
Gerald Wood

Do you know persons in need of prayer while they are healing and recovering? Submit their names to the  Daily Bread! Just email the name of the persons in need of prayer and we will add them to our prayer list! 

Please keep Servant Jonathan and Delma Branch and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of Servant Jonathan’s cousin, Ms. Charmaine Branch of Richmond, VA. Final arrangements are pending at this time.

Please keep Mr. James Hadley and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of his cousin, Mr. Tyrone Edwards .Tyrone was a member of our Music Ministry and sang with YAFE. Final arrangements are pending at this time.Please lift Mr. James Hill and Family in your prayers in the passing of his sister, Ms. Dorothy Hill of Orange, VA.
Final Arrangements:
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Homegoing Service: 1 PM
Satchell’s Funeral Service
118 E. Church Street
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-4490

Please keep Ms. Patricia Mapp and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of Patricia’s sister, Ms. Darlene Humphries . Final arrangements are pending at this time.

Please keep Ms. Gale Ellis and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of Gale’s father, Mr. Edward Lane . Mr. Lane was a very faithful member of the Metropolitan Family, who even in his blindness faithfully made his way to the Metropolitan Church.  
Final Arrangements:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Viewing: 10 AM
Homegoing Service: 11 AM
Marshall – March Funeral Home DC
4217 9th St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-1250

Interment: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland 20746Mask and Safe Distancing will be required of everyone.

Please keep Officer Lydia Polk and Family lifted in your prayers in the passing of her aunt, Mrs. Ellinder Williams of Lanham, MD.
Final Arrangements:
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Viewing: 10 AM – 12 Noon
Service: 12 Noon – 1PM
Pope Funeral Home
5538 Marlboro Pike
Forestville, MD 20747
Due to COVID-19 guidelines the service is by invitation only.
Interment at:
Harmony National Memorial Park
7101 Sheriff Road
Hyattsville, MD 20785

Dear Pastor Watson and the MBC Diaconate,

Servant Robert J. Caldwell’s Famil y, with profound appreciation, acknowledges the outpouring of condolences, prayers, thoughts, and kindness from his Metropolitan Baptist Church Family. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your reflections, love, and support as we shared in his virtual Homegoing service. A very special thank you to you Dr. Watson, Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., Dr. Jesse Wood, the Ministerial Leadership, Servant BJ Brooks and the Servants and Elders, the staff, and members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Your many kindnesses will always be remembered.

Sincerely,

Mr. Earnest & Mrs. Yolanda Williams and Family
Marietta, GA

Community Resources and Events

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MARYLAND AND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
COVID-19–CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The number of Coronavirus cases and deaths continue to surge in the State of Maryland. As of Thursday, January 28, 2021, there were 367,865 cases in the State of Maryland, and 7,288 deaths. Prince George’s County has the highest number of cases in the state–70,465. For additional information on state and county statistics, click  here .

Governor Larry Hogan expanded vaccine eligibility for Marylanders 65 and older; click here for more information. On Monday, January 25, the state entered Phase 1C; b elow is a summary of the State’s vaccination timeline.

On January 20, 2021, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks shared information on the new process for scheduling vaccines in Prince George’s County; click here for more information.

Everyone is encouraged to educate themselves about the vaccine and to have candid conversations with your doctors and families about the vaccine.

UPDATED PHASE 1 GUIDANCE AND TIMELINE

Based in part on the recommendations of the Federal government’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the state is updating and expanding priority populations for vaccinations.

Phase 1A.  The state continues to progress through Phase 1A, and has expanded the priority populations to include all licensed, registered, and certified healthcare providers. Local health departments have begun to make arrangements with providers to get them vaccinated in the coming days and weeks. Vaccinations will also soon be underway for correctional officers, law enforcement agencies, and front line judiciary staff. Overall, Phase 1A includes more than 500,000 Marylanders.

Phase 1B . The expanded Phase 1B includes all Marylanders age 75 and older, special needs group homes, high-risk inmates, developmentally disabled populations, continuity of government vaccinations, as well as teachers, child care, and education staff. The Maryland State Department of Education will immediately begin coordination with school systems to get their critical personnel vaccinated. Phase 1B includes an estimated 860,000 Marylanders. Based on the current pace of allocation, the state expects to fully enter Phase 1B by late January.

Phase 1C . The new Phase 1C now includes all Marylanders ages 65-74, and workers in other critical sectors, including grocery stores, public transit, agriculture production, and manufacturing. Phase 1C includes an estimated 772,000 Marylanders. Based on the current pace of allocation, the state expects to fully enter Phase 1C by early March.

Phase 2.  The updated Phase 2 includes Marylanders ages 16-64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities, as well as essential workers in critical utilities and other sectors. Overall, Phase 2 includes an estimated 1.1 million Marylanders.

Please continue to exercise caution, limit non-essential trips, continue to wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing (at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others), and practice critical hygiene actions such as washing your hands frequently with soap and water. Stay safe and stay informed!

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May 14 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
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May 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
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