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weird-animals-vbs-fbKids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus' one-of-a-kind love means in their lives.  God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures...including you!  When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd - nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus.  We hope to reinforce this truth in our kids' minds this week!  Register today!

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imageFellow-citizens; above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! Whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, today, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, ‘may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!’ To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs, and to chime in with the popular theme, would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, then fellow-citizens, is AMERICAN SLAVERY.”

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metrokidzThrough the Beyond the Walls effort  on April 5, I was blessed with the opportunity to minister with the Children's Church team led by Tamara Sam.  When the children arrived at the MAC, they were assigned to different workstations to create beautiful handmade cards for the residents of Chillum Oaks Senior Living Center.  After simple instructions, the children quickly slipped into creative mode and out came the glitter, glue, stickers, markers and paper!  They were all very intentional about making sure their masterpieces displayed beautiful images and encouraging words.  

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tn r-ratedThe Oscars have come and gone. Hollywood continues to do its thing: art imitating life, they say. In reality, it’s not that simple: some movies have an agenda beyond pure entertainment; many movies are pure fantasy, divorced from any conceivable reality; and ultimately, Hollywood is a for-profit enterprise.

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tn eyes wide open t ntThis evening I went into my Pocket and read the article "20 Things the Poor Really Do Every Day" on Ben Irwin's blog.  It was written in response to an article on Dave Ramsey's blog - "20 Things the Rich Do Every Day".  I loved Mr. Irwin's article.  I should let you know up front that I'm a graduate - twice - of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.  I now teach a small group when we offer the class here at Metro.  We practice several of his recommendations at home.  I am an accountability partner for at least two friends. I, for the most part, agree with what he says.  But I was disappointed by the what-the-rich-do article.  Especially this line that Mr. Ramsey used in the comments that he appended to the list after, apparently, all hell broke loose when the blog was first published:  This list simply says your choices cause results. You reap what you sow.

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The other day my friend Kim and I exchanged the following messages via text:

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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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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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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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Posted by on in MetroKidz

Athens rotaterRegister online today!!  Metropolitan Children's Ministries is pleased to invite you to “Athens VBS: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth”.  This exciting event takes place July 22 to July 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly, at the Metropolitan Activity Center (6307 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD). 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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tn IMG 1122Metro members showed they truly connect to their community by their generous response to our adopted school's request for help with their winter clothing drive.  Here are some pictures Latey Bradford took at the event.  Read the blog that goes along with the pictures.

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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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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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Posted by on in MetroKidz

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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Posted by on in MetroKidz


... We're at it again folks!  Back by popular demand, the children's ministry department has taken the challenge to offer another unique spiritual learning experience for the children of our church and the community.

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Metropolitan Children's Ministries invites families to Babylon:  Daniel's Courage in Captivity.  Register today!

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