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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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AthensFollowing up on the huge blessing of BABYLON VBS last summer, the MetroKidz team is happy to present “Athens VBS: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth” this summer from July 22 to July 26 (NOTE NEW DATES). Families step back in time at Athens, exploring some of the adventures the Apostle Paul faced. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Paul, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

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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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IMG 4549Enjoy photos from our 11 o'clock service on Sabbath, March 2 - courtesy Myron S. Ottley.

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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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reddresspinFebruary is American Heart Awareness Month.

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tn text updates wide tDid you know that you can get text alerts and messages from Metro?  Yep - you sure can.  For example, a couple of weeks ago when we had some snow on Sabbath morning - we sent out a text letting our members know that we were open for service.  Every week we send out reminders about prayer meeting & Prep School - with links to the study guides.  If there's an emergency we need to let you know about - this will be the quickest way for us to do so.

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pptOn January 30, we held our first Family Reunion of 2013.  What's a Family Reunion?  It's when all of our prayer meetings groups get together and have prayer meeting together.  Normally we have different classes - children, teens, Prep School and adults - all studying the same Discipleship / Desire of Ages material.  But on the last Wednesday of each month, everyone gets together to share with each other.

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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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nametagsSabbath, January 12, was "Name Tag" day at Metropolitan.  Pastor Johns came up with the idea that - as part of our "stickiness" journey of 2013 - we should all wear name tags, so that we start becoming more familiar with one another.  The idea was a resounding success.  There were some of you who had to be convinced to wear your tags (Rhoden Rubin, Gregory Applewhite, Sr., Owen Wallace), some of you who told us that your names are not what we thought your names have been for years (Christopher Gill, Gregory Applewhite, Sr.), and some of you who tried to assume false identities (Pamela Rubin, Ursula Roberts-Allen - these two must be sisters!).  But overall, everyone was happy to participate, and at the end of service, which included a "getting to know you" segment at the end of Pastor B's sermon - people were asking when we would do it again.  Have no fear - you've not seen the end of name tags at Metro!  :-)

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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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b-laughingOn Sabbath, January 5, Pastor Johns surprised Pastor B with visitors from the Columbia Union - (president Dave Weigley, executive secretary Rob Vandeman and treasurer Seth Bardu) - and the Allegheny East Conference (ministerial secretary Stephen Richardson) to celebrate her receipt of her revised ministerial credentials.  The credentials now say "ordained", instead of "commissioned".

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