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AutismMetropolitan has several families with children on the autism spectrum. On April 6, in recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the church along with Moore Communications, F.A.C.E. (Facing Autism with Children Everywhere), and Denise Dixon (Tayten’s Troop) hosted a spiritual event called “A Spectrum of Prayers”.  The event brought together several church families, as well as families from the community, to openly discuss and pray for parents and children affected by autism/ASD, and was very well received.

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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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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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