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Check out the Metro Worship Schedule for our online worship Zoom and dial-in information for prayer meeting, Bible studies, Sabbath School, etc.  All other meeting information is in the specific announcement below and in our Moments at Metro video announcements.  Do you have an announcement for the church?  Submit it here (deadline:  Tuesdays @ midnight).  Opt-in to receive regular communication from Metro (pick your favorite method:  email, text, voicemail or all three!).

Keep checking our coronarivus resources page for helpful local resources during the pandemic, and watch videos from our pastors here.

Please note that our church office is now closed on Fridays until January 2021, and our food distribution program is on hiatus until Wednesday, January 13, 2021.  Call 301-853-2224 for additional information.

[January 16 UPDATE]

red rectangle Join us in a 10-day call to prayer challenge.  We started on Friday, January 15 - but you can start whenever you ready this!  We'll conclude on Sunday, January 24.  We're asking members to pray three times daily for our country, our families and salvation.

red rectangle Road to Inauguration.  Monday 1/18 @ 7:00 p.m.  Hosted by Richard Cunningham, this program is especially for our Generation Z members.  The panel will discuss how recent political events have affected our mental health.  Watch on our websiteFacebook or YouTube.

red rectangle Apply for scholarshps!  Our education department is compiling a list of scholarship opportunities.  Check it out here.

Metro Connects - Join Us on Feb 14!

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Metro members!  We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like more opportunities to mingle with your fellow church members in a non-church setting, so that you can start to build friendships.  As such, we are pleased to introduce Metro Connects - a Friday evening worship get-together with Metro members who live near you!

Our first Metro Connects event is on Friday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.  We’ve identified several geographical areas where Metro members are clustered, and you’ll get to pick the one that’s closest to you, or that’s most convenient for you.  We’ll group people by location and then send you the addresses where you’ll be meeting.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet with others in your local area and spend some time in study together.

Of course, it hasn't escaped our notice that February is Valentine's Day, and we think that's the perfect day to start this initiative.  At Metro, we pray, love and serve, and we view this as an opportunity for us to shower love on each other.  So sign up today, and encourage your friends to sign up too! We think this is going to be the beginning of some beautiful friendships!

Join the Metro Chorale!

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The Music Department invites you to join the Metro Chorale – a new choir directed by Nevilla E. Ottley.  The choir will perform classical anthems (by black, white and contemporary composers ), as well as spirituals and some early gospel.

Metro Chorale will sing for both services every other month with two Tuesday rehearsals (7:30 – 8:50 p.m.) and an 8:00 p.m. Friday night warm up and sound check before each appointment.  Teens, adults, and seniors are welcome to join.  If interested, call or text Mrs. Ottley at 301-467-1021 by January 31.

We've listed the entire performance schedule for the year so you can plan accordingly!

Celebrate Black History Month 2020 with Us!

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We're looking forward to another Black History Month celebration and hope you'll join us each week.

February 2/1:  African American Day; guest speaker:  Pastor Mike Polite. 

February 2/8:  African Heritage Day.  Wear your favorite African-inspired outfit and celebrate with us

February 2/15:  Caribbean Day.  Celebrate your island home and enjoy an "ole-time" praise and worship celebration

February 2/22:  Black History Celebration.  The Bowie State University  Gospel Choir will be with us for the 11:45 a.m. service, then join us for a cultural explosion at 5:00 p.m., featuring the KanKouran West African dance group, Metropolitan Symphony Steel Orchestra and more.

February 2/29:  Black History Special.  We'll close out the month with a special service, including the debut performance of Metro's newest choir.

We hope to see you at all of the month's events!