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tn XsandOs tBefore every game, coaches and players go through a game plan. This is especially important if the they've never played the opposing team.  To have a chance at winning, they need to know their opponent's strengths and weaknesses. They develop this knowledge by studying their opponents, by spending time looking at footage from several games, and developing an understanding of how the other team plays.  They then adapt their game plan to counter what their opponents will bring.  For example, if the opposing team has a strong running game, they know they need to focus on protecting the line, not sacking the quarterback, or preventing deep throws down the field. If the opposing team has strong perimeter shooters, they don't prepare to defend post plays.

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5klogoMetropolitan 40th Anniversary 5k

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guess whos coming to dinner wide t nvOn Sabbath, April 27, we're hosting our first "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" of the year.  How does it work?  It's really easy!!!  You choose whether you / your family want to be a guest, or host, or both.  You'll complete the appropriate form (guests - click here; hosts - click here).  It's fine to complete both forms.  

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ge-peters-logoAll Metropolitan membere are invited to attend the G.E. Peters Adventist School's 2013 Constituency meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will take place at the school (6303 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD) in the general purpose room.  The following reports will be presented to attendees, and there will be time for questions and answers:

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new-journeyMany of you may not be aware, but one of the things Pastor Johns does in his spare time is function as the host of a 3ABN / Dare to Dream Network program called The New Journey.  The New Journey shows how encounters with Jesus can turn people's lives around, often in dramatic, unexpected ways.  Many of the participants have spent time in prison.  Others have experienced significant hardship in their lives.

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tn stranger-thingsWe typically find ourselves embroiled in deep discussions - even arguments - with people of our own faith family about church reform. In these strange days, how about instead of arguing about how church culture is and what it needs, we work on CREATING culture?  Strange Days call for us to do Strange Things...Let's rediscover the Gospel instead of focusing on worship style.  Let's become such a light in this community that if we left town, we’d be sorely missed.

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AutismApril is Autism Awareness Month.  The Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church is pleased to host an hour of spiritual encouragement for families affected by autism or Asperber's Syndrome on Saturday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m.  Pastor Brenda Billingy will share words of affirmation and hope with parents and caregivers.  Childcare will be provided so that you may fully benefit from the program.  Light refreshments will be served.  All members of our community are welcome - you do not have to be affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  We encourage you to RSVP to 240-620-2371 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we may provide adequate childcare.

This event is sponsored by F.A.C.E. (Facing Autism with Children Everywhere - facethemovement.org), Moore Communication Connections and Spectrum Support Group, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Church.

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tn WORSHIP std tThis edition of LIFTED is a Call to Worship! Lift your voices with our Praise Team then open your heart & mind to Pastor Noah Washington of the Bladensburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, as he guides us deeper into worship. We invite you to join us as we thank God for the ALL he has done...at LIFTED!

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tn let it snow wide t nvAll meetings and services scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, have been canceled because of the snow.  Please stay warm and safe.  There's lots for you to do on our website - even though you're snowed in.  Check out:

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tn 21-and-Under tAs we look at the faces of the youth in our community and church, do we see the future? Are we listening? More importantly, what are we willing to sacrifice to ensure they are on the right path to be valued in tomorrow's society.

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MetroPraiz-Arcarde-Homepage-wideJoin us at The Arcade on Saturday night, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.  Play Wii Bowling, table tennis (ping pong) or dominoes for cash prizes - sign up for tournament play (you can also play "just for fun").  We'll have lots of other non-cash games:  Taboo, Uno, Catchphrase, Monopoly, Scrabble, Musical Chairs and more.  There are rumors that there'll also be some line dancing going on.

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tax-formsOn Sunday, February 24, Metropolitan tax professionals will be available to help with completion of 2012 tax returns.  This free service, by law, can only be provided to the following individuals:

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tn BurningBridges tIn honor of Black History Month, this week LIFTED features a special panel of guests who will discuss the Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement.

From the repeal of Jim Crow Laws to concern about current legislation such as The Dream Act.... this compelling program will illustrate how church affected Civil Rights Leaders of the Past and whether or not the Church still has a role in Human Rights today. Have we been Burning Bridges?

Join us at Metro for LIFTED, 'Burning Bridges: The Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement' - this Saturday, February 16 at 5:15 p.m.

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ColorBlock FBInterracial dating and relationships can be a sticky subject.  And Lifted loves nothing better than tackling sticky subjects.  So this weekend, we've got a panel of interracial couples who are going to share with us:  they're going to tell us how they met, how they fell in love, and how their relationships developed.  You'll see that although they had to navigate some additional roadblocks that same-race couples may not face, interracial couples experience love just like everyone else.

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tn super sunday night wide tMetropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church invites all football fans to the biggest Super Bowl party in our area!  Super Sunday Night at the MAC!!

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699x393We extend a special invitation to you to join us during the weekend of January 18 and 19.  As the Washington DC area takes part in the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama - we at Metro want to commemorate the event in our special way - by turning the focus to our Eternal President - Jesus Christ.

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PraiseIIMediaWebsite72ppiIf you've ever visited Metro for one of our 11 o'clock services on Saturdays, you'll have been blessed by our praise and worship ministry.  It is definitely one of the best loved parts of our service - most of our members will agree.  We are very pleased to be able to announce "Created to Worship:  A Praise and Worship Extravaganza!"  Enjoy an entire evening of praise and worship featuring all of our praise and worship leaders - Latéy Bradford, Jasmime Brann, Lydia Husbands and Theo Milford - and all of our praise teams performing many of your favorite praise and worship songs and hymns.

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tn Homeless Outreach wide tOn January 26, we are inviting our church family to take part in an outreach event at CCNV Shelter in DC to serve the homeless.  We will serve a meal as well as give away clothes.  If you're interested in helping, please complete our volunteer form
 
How can you help?  We are asking members to contribute the following: 12 oz boxes of Special K (Original), boxes of uncooked elbow macaroni, whole corn kernels (canned or frozen), cases of bottled water, and clothes.  We are asking particularly for warm clothes such as socks, hats, gloves and coats.  Containers for these items will be placed in the Fellowship Hall by Sabbath, January 5.  The deadline for food and clothes donations is January 19.
 
We will also need volunteers to help us set-up, serve, assist with clothes giveaway, mingle with our guests, breakdown and clean up.  We will also need volunteers to assist with the sorting and boxing of clothes prior to our outreach event. 
 
This outreach will take place after the 11:00 a.m. service.  CCNV is located at 425 2nd St. NW.  Weather permitting, we will set up tables on the sidewalk in front of the building.  If it should rain or snow, we will set up inside the building. We are asking members to carpool.  Directions will be provided. 
 
Once we finish serving and ministering to our guests, we'll have a warm meal for all of our volunteers.
 
We are looking forward to this outreach and hope to see see many of you there.  You can reach Jenny Laquinte ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Vonric Bradford ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you have questions.  If you will be volunteering, we would appreciate it if you would complete our volunteer form.  Completing the form will help us make sure that we have enough food for you if you will be helping us.
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tn new years eve service wide tOur annual New Year's Eve service (Old Year's service - if you're traditional West Indian) takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31.  The church will be open from 5:00 p.m. for those who would like to pray and do quiet introspection as they face the beginning of a new year.  The evening's program will feature praise and worship and thanksgiving to God for how He brought us through 2012.  We will also pray that He directs us in the path He wants us to take in 2013.

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desire-of-ages2013 is just around the corner.  When did that happen?  Didn't we just start the book of Acts?  Well - we've come to the end.  We've seen Saul stone Stephen, encounter Christ on the road to Damascus and obtain a new identity - Paul, become a powerful orator for Christ, and set his sights determinedly towards Rome, despite beatings, arrests, and shipwrecks.  We've joined a Secret Society; we've discovered a Convenient Season; we've learned what it is to be Duty Bound, and we're working on Be[ing] Ready.  It's been a year of ups and downs, twists and turns, but with God's help, our two pastors have helped navigate us safely almost to the end of 2012.

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