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Donate To This Year's Back-to-School Drive

Written by Latey Bradford.

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The Back-2-School season is well underway – kids and parents everywhere are shopping for new clothes, shoes, school supplies, lunch boxes… and the list goes on. Sound familiar? Last year our church came together and blessed over 1000 students at Ridgecrest, Cesar Chavez, Rosa L Parks and GE Peters Elementary Schools with school supplies. We will continue to do our part in equipping young students in Hyattsville with the supplies they need for the school year.

We have been invited to participate in each school’s Back-to-School night (dates still TBD) so we plan to distribute the supplies there at each school.

How can you help?

  1. As you pass through the aisles of your local store, pick up some school supplies! You can drop them in the designated collection bins in the fellowship hall.
  2. Help us distribute supplies at each school’s Back-to-School night. You can sign up here if you are interested in participating. As soon as the dates have been released we will contact you to give you more information.

For more information contact Vonric (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Latéy Bradford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Ladies: Stay on the Train!!!

Written by Metro Blogger.

In the wake of some disturbing news from a fellow female pastor, our own Pastor Brenda Billingy (who is also an Associate Ministerial Director at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists) gave this stirring charge of encouragement to female pastors all over the Adventist church!  Click the link to watch the video.

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Empowered!

Written by Metro Blogger.

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What happens when we empower our young people?  They go all out for Jesus!  Join us for an amazing week of prayer with our teens!  Pastor Michael Polite, chaplain at Andrews University is our guest speaker.  Our teens have planned all aspects of the progam, including writing the words and music for the week's theme song, and designing the Empowered logo!!!  They'll be leading out in various capacities throughout the week.

The festivities start on Sabbath, August 8 during the 11:00 a.m. service.  Pastor Polite will encourage and empower you to be the person you are called to be.  That evening at 6:30 p.m., we are thrilled to host the debut concert of the DMV Youth Gospel Choir, under the direction of Sherice Tomlin.  The concert will be held in our Activity Center and tickets are only $5 if purchased in advance and $7 at the door.  (Get your tickets today!)

We'll meet during the week on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday nights at 7:30 p.m., and then close things off on Sabbath, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.  On one of these days, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise will be with us for a FREE concert!!!  Which day?  Well, you'll have to come out and find out!

We also have special Empowered t-shirts available for sale.  Get yours online today before they're all sold out!  They're only $5 each.

Don't miss one session of this week of prayer!  Come get empowered for Jesus!

Prep School: Back-to-the-Basics

Written by Melissa Andrews.

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What keeps you from talking to people about Jesus?  If we're honest, it's mostly for two reasons:

1.  We're scared.  Yep - despite our years in the church, none of us wants to open up a conversation with anyone about Jesus.

2.  We don't know what to say.  The reason we're scared is because we don't know what to say.  Where do you start?  The 2300-day prophecy?  The animals in Daniel 8?  The bloody rivers in Revelation?  If we're honest again - most of us can't begin to start to explain these.  I know I can't - nor do I want to.  The good thing is that you don't need to!!  If someone is interested in finding out who Jesus is, the Bible is clear about that!  The message of salvation is very simple.  Recall what Paul and Silas told the jailor as they tried to prevent him from committing suicide:  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house (Acts 16:31 - and I even used the KJV!).