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Dine & Discover: Domestic Abuse Awareness

Written by Metro Blogger.

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Our Men's and Women's Ministries departments are pleased to introduce Dine & Discover - a joint initiative between the departments that will foster discussion about topics of interest and importance to both sexes.  The first Dine & Discover will take place on Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Thai of Silver Spring.  The disucssion will focus on recognizing the signs of domestic abuse (October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month).  Everyone is welcome to attend, however, you are responsible for purchasing your own meal.  Please RSVP (so that we ensure we have enough space) to Elizabeth Jones at 202-236-9432.   Thai of Silver Spring is located at 921E Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me...

Written by W. English-Joefield.

Metro's couples ministries is back!  Metro Couples Connect is inviting you to "I Wish Someone Had Told Me..." - an engaging discussion for couples who've been married six months, those who've been married 50 years, and all those in-between.  This lunch discussion takes place on Sabbath, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the MAC.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.  Winston and Donna-Marie Darlington-Dawes will facilitate the discussion.

Beyond the Walls Promotes the Destined Series!

Written by Latey Bradford.


Random acts of kindness:  Selfless acts performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual or people.

Metro - this Sabbath we all are going to perform random acts of kindness in our community, while simultaneously promoting our upcoming Destined series!  We know that inviting people to come to church is sometimes a scary or uncomfortable task, so we're making it easy - you'll do something unexpectedly nice for a random person, which will include giving them one of our series postcards.

Keep Calm & Understand Ebola

Written by Melissa Andrews.


"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" - strong words from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but they don't quite apply to Ebola.  Thousands of people have died from the disease.  However - fear causes us to panic and often believe things that aren't true. The best way to combat fear is to know the facts.  So we want to share the facts, as we have them today, about Ebola.

First - as far as medical personnel can tell, Ebola is not an airborne disease.  Persons who have contracted the disease have had contact with somone who had the disease.  The virus is transmitted through

  • direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids (feces, semen, saliva, urine) of someone who has the Ebola virus
  • contact with objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated by the blood or bodily fluids of someone who has the Ebola virus