Many 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....
Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church Blog
April 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
, 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.
This 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....
Evangelism or witnessing is a time sensitive, yet perpetual ministry. It is time-sensitive because the message the evangelist delivers to the world is time-sensitive. It is perpetual because “as long as we have breath we should, in one capacity or another, continue to minister,” for if we are living a Christ-like life, Christ “will always provide opportunities for witnessing.” These opportunities may come in various forms, but they all give credence to the concept of the perpetuity of ministry. As long as there is sin in the world, we need to witness; as long as Satan is allowed to roam freely on this earth, “seeking whom he may devour,” we need to witness about God’s saving grace; as long as Jesus has not yet come to take us home to live with Him, we need to witness. Witnessing is indeed a perpetual ministry.
Hi! My name is Danielle! Most people call me “Dani”. Last month (May 2012) marked two years that I’ve been a member at Metropolitan. I started attending after I moved back to the MD area from Atlanta, GA. When I started to pray about where I should start going to church, I felt God directing me to attend Metro. Honestly, I felt like Metro wouldn’t be a good fit for me. “I only know a few people.” “I’m not outgoing so I’d get lost in the crowd.” “It’s not down the street.” “ I’m the most Americanized West Indian EVER so I won’t really fit in.” These are all thoughts that went through my head. However, I decided to be obedient and head for Hyattsville the next morning.