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tn jermeydogood-coverOf all the problems in the world, you would think a disease that affects 0.002% of the population would receive relatively little attention. And yet, thanks to the latest social media craze, more than 3 million people worldwide donated more than $100 million in August alone to a charitable organization that funds research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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tn secret hearts wideIt was consummated at conception. At first I was resistant. I couldn’t get over the fact that I was bound to this relationship without my consent. As time went by I realized that our love was real. Whenever I was stressed, we’d escape the fiery furnace of life and cuddle under the stars. Whenever I was depressed, we’d laugh until the rising of the sun and setting down of the same. Whenever I felt forgotten, our love reminded me that I was remembered. Whenever I felt rejected, our love told me that I was chosen. Whenever I felt angry, our love would bring me peace. And whenever I felt unloved, our union erased all doubt. I never thought I’d give up Jesse’s love.  

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Beyond the Walls webMetro, get ready! We’re moving BEYOND THE WALLS!

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tn happy valentines day wide t NVLet's face it!  Many married men have little to no game, or, the once-revered game is utterly rusty.  Truth be told, but for your significant other's faith and belief system, you'd still be in perpetual bachelor status.  Add a couple of children to the mix, and these men have gotten even slacker in the spouse appreciation department.  Now, you're facing Valentine's Day - the most blatantly manufactured holiday on the calendar year.  Your knee-jerk reaction is to order some overpriced flowers, find a baby-sitter and take the missus out to dinner.  (By the way, if you already spent the money at FTD.com, I cannot help you there; you could have simply gone to Trader Joes).  I’m here to suggest that instead of taking your beloved to Ruby Tuesday or Applebees, you elevate your game a bit and take her to a real restaurant.  Who knows, she may be so impressed she'll be singing her own kosher version of Beyonce's Drunk in Love (off the Martinelli's, of course).

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metro christmas std t nvJoin us on Saturday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. for our annual Christmas service.  This year's service features lots of Christmas music provided by our "praise team choir", Edmund Joseph, the English-Bishop trio, Gabrielle, Liverpool and more.  You'll also enjoy siging and liturgical dance performances.  Our children's choir - Wee Praize - will share their Christmas story, and you'll also hear from a couple of special women about what Christmas means to them.  Come early so you can be serenaded while you walk the red carpet, and bring a friend!

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tn tale of two people[One sunny summer day, outside Jericho; names have been changed to protect the innocent.  I admit to freely stealing from Pastor Johns' “38 Years a Slave” sermon]

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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 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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tn Homeless Outreach wide tDo you have a lot of stuff sitting around the house that you no longer need - just taking up space?  Are you spring cleaning and would like to donate your things to a good cause?  We might have a solution for you.
 
Homeless Ministry will be holding a yard sale on Sunday, June 9th 11am - 2pm in the church parking lot.  We invite you to bring your unwanted and unneeded items and place them in the donation box found in the Fellowship Hall.  If you have items that are too large for the box, please fill out this form or see someone on the Homeless Ministry team so that we can coordinate a pick up time.  Please note that donated clothes will not be sold.  They will be given away at a future homeless outreach. 
 
The deadline for donations is Sabbath, June 1.  Monies raised from the yard sale will help fund future homeless outreach activities.  If you would like to volunteer at the yard sale, fill out this form.
 
You can also support our ministry by making a monetary donation - click here to do so.  **Please note in the description that it's for Homeless Outreach.**
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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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tn IMG 1122Metropolitan has committed to being a church that prays, that loves, that serves. More and more I am delighted to see how this theme becomes more than just the backdrop to our rostrum or the lyrics to our welcome song. I am so proud to be a part of a church that is bringing prayer, love and service to the needy souls in our surrounding community.

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tn Homeless Outreach wide tIf you were a part of our March homeless outreach event, you will recall what a truly blessed event it was for all present.  We are inviting our church family to join us as we return to CCNV Shelter on May 25 to minister to the homeless.
 
We will host a worship service that will include praise and worship and a sermon.  We will also eat lunch and fellowship with the residents, and then distribute free items to them.
 
We will leave Metro after the 11:00 a.m. service.  Transportation will be provided.  We will also provide directions for those who choose to carpool.  CCNV is located at 425 2nd St NW, Washington, DC 20001.
 
We are encouraging our members to support our ministry!  There are many ways that you can contribute!  We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, serving, fellowshipping with residents, and clean-up.  We are also looking for musicians (pianist, guitarist, drummer), singers and members to assist with various aspects of the worship service.   If you're interested in helping, please complete our volunteer form
 
We are also requesting contributions of the following: rolls of toilet paper and cases of bottled water.  These items can be placed in the containers found in the Fellowship Hall.  The deadline for donations is Sabbath, May 18.
 
We are looking forward to this outreach and hope to see see many of you there.  We encourage everyone to wear our "Prayer, Love, Service" t-shirts.  Please see Melissa Andrews if you need a t-shirt.
 
You can reach the Homeless Ministry Outreach Event Planning Team at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with 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 all of our volunteers.
 
If you'd like to support our ministry by making a donation, click here.  **Please mention that it's for Homeless Outreach.**
 
If you'd like to subscribe to our new mailing list, click here.  
 
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tn help wide tThis evening, I responded to a text from one of my girlfriends.  My response was a day late, and she responded that she'd already gotten the information another way.  Feeling a little guilty, I texted back and asked if everything was ok.  She responded - "Honestly - no!"  And went on to tell me that she was pretty much at the end of her rope.  She was mentally, physically, and spiritually EXHAUSTED (emphasis hers).  I read the text and didn't know what to do.  Without divulging all her business, she is a mom who has unexpectedly been left to deal with her three children on her own, as well as handle other stuff going on in her family.  We texted back and forth a bit - her feeling guilty that she was admitting that she could do no more, that she wasn't strong enough to do it on her own; me trying to get her to see that it's okay to be weak.  We ALL are weak at some point.  Finally, I offered - you need to go away.  By yourself.  Do it over a weekend, and I'll keep the children for you.  She said she'll think about it.

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tn datingWhat's love got to, got to do with it
  Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?  (Tina Turner)

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tn whats love got to do with it wide t nvQ2 SS-2012 Lesson 10: A Love Response (read lesson 10)

I've recently developed a desire to go out witnessing and evangelising, and asked myself, "What's my motivation? Why do I want to go and witness to other people?"

Growing up in a Christian home it was a given that there are things you do and don't do.  For instance, you have to go to church; you must endeavor to keep all the commandments, especially the fourth one; you must not drink alcohol, smoke, or take drugs.  These and many other do's and don'ts were taught to us.  But "Why?"

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