Metro Blog

Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church Blog

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Login

Beyond the Walls is Back on June 7!

Posted by on in News and Events
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 251

Beyond the Walls web

Beyond the Walls is our church-wide community service initiative that debuted on April 5, 2014. We prayed, we loved, we served and God did a mighty work through our members. Need some proof?

>500 people fed through Food Ministry (Franklin Square Park, CCNV homeless shelter, Ronald McDonald House DC, Food & Friends)

~500 water bottles, 500 lollipops and 100 granola bars distributed through Acts of Kindness at PG Plaza and PG Metro station

20-30 kids attended our “Spring Fling” at Hope House DC

Children’s card ministry delivered 40-50 cards to residents of Chillum Oaks; Sister-2-Sister delivered ~30 cards to Heartland Healthcare

6 sick & shut-in members and >20 residents of nursing home visited

Your Personal Ministries Outreach Team is planning another exciting day of service for June 7, 2014 and we want you to start thinking of how you can get involved.

So will we have church this Sabbath?

YES! Unlike last time, we WILL have a shortened worship service beginning at 11am. All Sabbath School classes will run as scheduled. We will end our worship program in time for everyone to get to their service location and begin at 12:30-2:30pm. Don’t forget to wear your grey Beyond the Walls T-shirt!

What kind of service projects can we participate in?

Service Project


Serving the homeless in Franklin Square Park: bringing a hot meal to the men and women on the streets of DC

Washington, D.C.

Serving the Homeless in Shelter: Worship service, hot meal, and clothing distribution at a DC homeless shelter

Washington, D.C.

Sick & Shut-in visits: spending time with Metro members who are sick & shut-in

Locations will vary

Nursing home visits: spending time with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Locations will vary

Random Acts of Kindness: Good deeds and kind acts performed across Hyattsville area

Locations will vary

Children’s Church: assist with program and the kid’s card ministry

Metropolitan Activity Center (MAC)

Community Giveaway Event: Distribution of food, clothes, toiletries, etc. to members of our community

Ridgecrest Elementary School

B.L.E.S.S. Community Prayer Walk: a multi-denominational, community-wide prayer walk for the needs of our Hyattsville community

University Hills Duck Pond Park (Hyattsville, MD)

Prayer & Fasting: season of prayer for our community

Metropolitan SDA Sanctuary

Community Clean-up: trash & debris removal

Heurich Park (Hyattsville, MD)

Capital Area Food Bank: sorting and packing food items

Washington, D.C.

Serving a meal to US Veterans: bringing a hot meal to veterans who’ve served our country.

Washington, D.C.

I’m interested in one or more of these service projects! How can I get involved?

There is an online sign-up sheet where you can pick a project to be apart of. Please note that you can only pick ONE! There will be many other opportunities throughout the year for you to try other projects. We will also have a sign-up station in the church foyer EVERY Sabbath until June 7 (as well as during the week on Wednesday night) for you to sign-up in person. But don’t wait too late! Some projects have limited capacity.

To make BEYOND THE WALLS a success, we need not only your participation but your donations as well. How can you help??

Dry/canned food items

Men's undergarments

undershirts (L & XL)

boxers (L & XL)


Cases of bottled water

Toiletry items for families

Cook a food item for one (or more) service project

Monetary donations

Bins have been placed in the fellowship hall where you can leave your donations. For monetary donations, please go online and make a one-time (or recurring) gift to BEYOND THE WALLS.

How will I get to the location of my service project?

Most of these service projects will require transportation – so we recommend carpools. You will be contacted by a team lead for the project you signed up for and they will help coordinate carpools among the group.

I have lots of questions! Whom should I contact?

Call or email Vonric ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 301-828-7741) or Latéy Bradford ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 937-554-9725)

Rate this blog entry:

LLB 101 : I liken myself to a lightbulb -- when the power is turned on, all you can see is the radiance of the light that is emitted. You see my compassion, ambition, and charisma ... But when the power is turned off you recognize that its just a light bulb. Simply put... I am nothing without God, but with Him I know no limits!!