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IntlSS WebMetro celebrates its 40th anniversary this Saturday - October 12.  Pastor Michael Bernard is the guest speaker for the 11 o'clcok service.  MetroSingers and Kay Bishop-Hall will provide musical selections.  In the evening at 7:30 p.m. in the MAC, we'll host an international social and show.  Your favorite international delicacies will be available for purchase.  There will also be live entertainment including Sounds of Culture, an "Ol' Time Tobago Wedding", steel pan music and more!  

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tn faith steps wide t nvAs many of you may know, I am a senior at Oakwood University. During my tenure here, I have had various living situations:  I started in the dormitory, moved to living with family and now I have my own place with two roommates.

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tn TrueReligionGenes tTrue religion makes its headquarters in the heart of every Christ follower.  It was modeled by Jesus with the intention of redefining religion through an emphasis on compassion, sacrifice and good deeds. Over two millennia later, although the concept of religion has come to refer to a set of systems, creeds and rites, pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this:  to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.
 
Compassion, sacrifice and good deeds made up the DNA of the early church. Consider this quote:

Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.... And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
 
As a member of the family of Christianity, as a son or daughter of God, is this the type of religion that's flowing in your genes?  Have the cares of this world diluted the gene pool so that our religion is watered down and unrecognizable?   Join us on Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. as Pastor Johns preaches True Religion Genes: God-made, superior genes to appeal to all mankind.
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tn TruthAboutMyTenth TWe KNOW you've always wondered what happens to your tithes and offerings after you "remit" them.  Don't pretend you haven't.  Many of you have probably had Sabbath lunch discussions talking about what should be done with the money, and what's probably happening with the money, etc.  Conspiracy theories abound!
 
Well - how would you like to know the truth?  On Sabbath afternoon, October 5 at 6:30 p.m., we'll have a candid discussion about our tithes and offerings and where they go once the deacons leave the sanctuary.  We'll have a highly qualified panel of guests who will be able to explain the entire process to you:
 
--Herman Bromfield, Treasurer - Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church
--Rob Patterson, Asst. Treasurer - Allegheny East Conference
--Seth Bardu, Treasurer, Columbia Union Conference
--Marquis D. Johns, Associate Pastor - Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church
 
You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel!  If you're a little shy, you can submit your questions anonymously online, and we'll ask them for you.  
 
If you've ever complained about how you think the church is spending the money, or if you don't know what happens to the money - here is your opportunity to find out The Truth About Your Tenth!   Remember - you can ask your questions privately here.
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David Asscherick laid the Bible out plain and simple.  It was an amazing weekend.  Here are some photos from Saturday's services, courtesy of Colville Heskey.  If you missed the presentations, the links below will allow you to watch them.  We HIGHLY recommend you take the time to view them.  You won't be disappointed.

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tn Man Who Knows Nothing wide tMetropolitan is extremely pleased to have David Asscherick with us on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14.  However, we’ve run into a slight problem.  Pastor Asscherick is known in Adventist circles as an intellectual, someone highly regarded by his peers, and an excellent speaker.  Imagine our shock when he told us that he’s been a little stumped recently, and he’s not sure anymore what he actually knows!

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tn esl-rotatorMetro is offering FREE Adult Literacy and Reading classes and ESL classes for our community.  Our next 8-week session of classes starts on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Activity Center (6307 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD).  Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

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On the first day of school, Metropolitan was able to provide EVERY student at George E. Peters Elementary school with a backpack full of supplies.  

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Since the latter part of 2012, two groups of volunteers have prepared and served meals at Prince George's House Shelter (PGH) located in Capitol Heights, MD.  PGH is a transitional homeless shelter that houses up to 36 men.  The shelter relies on the charity and generosity of individuals to provide daily meals for the residents.

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fuzzywuzzyI’m always amazed at the object lessons Christ teaches me through my interaction with children.  This year, I had the opportunity to serve as a small group leader for our Athens Vacation Bible School program.  I thoroughly enjoyed my vibrant troop of 6-9 year olds. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed till I cried at the comedy those children brought me every single day.  I’d like to share the lessons I learned from a short conversation I had with a little girl on the last day of VBS.

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tn LIFT.sex.ED tDo you believe if you have sex with your BF/GF, you’ll be together forever? Or that staying a virgin until you’re married is a “Thing of the Past”?

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athens vbs picsOur children had a WONDERFUL time visiting Athens and learning about Paul.  Each evening was full of singing, laughing, playing, and eating.  We had a large crew from Triumphant Baptist Church join us during the week.  It was great seeing their children and ours playing and learning together.  These pictures are courtesy Claudette Smith (with one or two thrown in by Melissa Andrews).  Enjoy!  Plan to support us next year (look at the credits - it takes a LOT of volunteers to make VBS happen).

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PaulKeensDouglasInternationally renowned comedian Paul Keens-Douglas will perform at Metro on Saturday night, August 10.  The program will take place in the MAC at 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 p.m.).  The show will also feature popular DC steel band - Pan Masters.  The event is part of Metropolitan's 40th anniversary celebrations.

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Metro Deacon DayOn Sabbath, July 27, we invite you to attend an evening of music featuring our own Metro talent - MSSO (Metropolitan Symphony Steel Orchestra), the Pan Duet, the Pan Trio and an acapella group you may not yet have heard about, but whom you'll love - Metro 5!

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dreamstime s 28452940Well - we know we can't really prevent you from dying from breast cancer, but we aim to give you a fighting chance!  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the US.  However, for African American women, although they are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they are 60% more likely to die from the disease.  This is because they tend to be affected at younger ages with more agreessive forms of the disease.  In addition, many women with early breast cancer have no symptoms.  There is hope though!  If there is early detection of the cancer, treatment can be very effective.

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teens-balloons-2aOn July 13th, teens from Metro's Teen Church went to Lewisdale Park. We passed out balloons and popsicles to those in the park. Children enjoyed the popsicles.  Quite a few of the balloons flew away, but it made the children happy. When three kids walked over to our picnic table and asked "Can we get more balloons?" Novella said, "Here. Take 5!" it made me smile. I decided to take part in the activity because I knew that it would be fun. I definitely enjoyed it. Even when people said no to our offer of balloons or popsicteens-balloons-1ales, they still smiled at us.  I would recommend doing an outreach activity to all of my friends.

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tn School Supply DriveIt’s only mid-July and yet the back-to-school frenzy has already begun! TV ads are advertising the latest back-to-school fashions and stores are promoting their back-to-school sales for all your school supplies needs. Pencils, notebooks, crayons, ruler, protractor, tissue, hand sanitizer…. The list gets longer every year!

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tn who is my neighbor wide tUnder the direction of Pastor Johns, our young adults, even those new to Metro, have been leading us in ministries to help the community surrounding the church.  These times we are living in are called ‘Post Religious’, meaning religion does not matter anymore; so I get excited when I see young adults taking the lead in ministries that embrace the community and spread God’s love. It says a lot about our church when others see people of all age groups working together.

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panicThe last thing I wanted to do this past Sabbath was to go out into the community. It seemed like the week was never ending.  I’d had several sleepless nights and I had started to feel defeated.  It wasn’t until God spoke through one of the ladies on the praise team that I decided to go.

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tn XsandOs tOn Sabbath, June 15, Principal Dunn from Ridgecrest Elementary visited us and shared how grateful and excited she was about what Metropolitan has been doing, and will do, for her school and her students.  She was so enthused about joining us on our Jericho Walk that she stayed after church waiting to go out with us, even though her daughter’s birthday party was taking place at the same time!  (As soon as I found that out though, I sent her straight home!)

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