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

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[May 30 UPDATE]

red rectangle Our health professionals are starting a virtual support group.  This six-week program will focus on allowing individuals to feel supported, emotionally and spiritually. Although it is not therapy, it can still be therapeutic.  Members will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Visit metrosda.org/virtualsupportgroup to sign up.  

red rectangle Watch Pastor Kinlock's "No More Hashtags" video.

[May 23 UPDATE]

red rectangle Our health professionals have started a Moments of Wellness video series.  Dr. Simone Walton-Marcelle discusses resilience in the first episode  

red rectangle Food distribution now takes place weekly on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.  Call the church office for information. [301-853-2225]

red rectangle Sign up for the DMV's Got Talent!  All are welcome to participate.  Click the image to sign up.

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[May 16 UPDATE]

red rectangle Watch a special video message from Pastor Kinlock about the re-opening process.

red rectangle Register to attend our spring business meeting - Sunday, May 17 @ 5:00 p.m.  

[May 15 UPDATE]

Here's a picture that provides concise information on County Exce Alsobrooks' Executive Order to continue to shelter-in-place (May 14, 2020)

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[May 12 UPDATE]

Click the image below for information on receiving rent assistance if you live in Prince George's County

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[May 7 UPDATE]

red rectangle Pastor Kinlock preaches the last sermon of his "Restore the Church" series on Saturday, May 9 at 11:45 a.m.  Watch here.

red rectangle We're hosting a special Mother's Day Tribute for our moms immediately after the 11:45 a.m. service on Saturday, May 9.  Join via Zoom.  

red rectangle Metro's Men in Prayer will meet at 1:30 p.m. - not 1:00 p.m. - on Saturday, May 9 because of the Mother's Day tribute.

  • Video:  bit.ly/MetroMeets
  • Dial-in:  260-475-0758; pin:  761593021 (one-touch click for iOS:  260-475-0758,,761593021#)

red rectangle If you'd like to attend the business meeting scheduled for May 17 at 5:00 p.m., register here.


red rectangle Pastor Kinlock preaches part 2 of his "Restore the Church" series today at 11:45 a.m.  Watch here.

red rectangle Our prayer warriors and pastors host a Power Prayer Session, every Sunday at 8:00 a.m.  | Dial-in:  260-475-0758; pin:  761593021

red rectangle Sunday, May 3 @ 11:00 a.m.  50+ Club Money Matters discussion w/Pastor Kinlock and Winston Joefield.  Join here.

red rectangle Monday, May 4 @ 7:00 p.m.  Listen to Kaylee Samuel's powerful testimony as Pastor Smith hosts "Does God Care." See connection details below.

red rectangle Wednesday, May 6 @ 10:00 a.m.  Food distribution for members and the community:  Call 301-853-2224 for details.  Volunteers needed; masks and gloves will be provided.

red rectangle Sunday, May 17 @ 5:00 p.m.  Virtual business meeting | Get meeting information here.


Pastor Smith hosts another "Does God Care" - this time interviewing Kaylee Samuel about a sudden, unexpected period of health challenges she went through.  Monday, May 4 @ 7:00 p.m.  Watch on our website, Facebook or on YouTube, or dial in:  260-475-0758; pin:  761593021

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Pastor Kinlock interviewed Dr. Juwanza McIntosh about ways we can stay mentally mindful during social distancing / isolation.  Watch the video.


Join Pastor Smith for an inspirational discussion on Monday, April 20 at 6:45 p.m., featuring Keziah Allsop. Keziah suffered a stroke about a year ago and is also a COVID-19 survivor!  Watch on our website or on YouTube, or dial in:  260-475-0758; pin:  761593021

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This evening for prayer meeting, we will all join the Church or Nah series.  Rob Harris leads a conversation about finances, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Watch on our website or on YouTube, or dial in:  260-475-0758; pin:  761593021.  We encourage you to participate in our virtual BusBoys and Poets dinner if you can!  Get additional details here.


Check out these pictures from our April 11 communion service.

This week's homework:  Pastor Kinlock is requesting that we read Revelation 18, Matthew 25 and John 14:1-6 during this week.

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Church or Nah:  7 Words:  This evening at 7:00 p.m.  We're encouraging our youth and young adults to join the conversation.  Pastor Novella Smith speaks about "purpose".  Watch on our website or on YouTube. Get additional details here.


We are pleased to invite you to Resurrection Celebration:  Praise in the Pandemic - our weekend celebration of the Lord's Supper and resurrection.  Get all the details here.

Plan to attend Church or Nah? 7 Words - a series of conversations about the relevance of church for young adults by young adults.  The study runs live online from April 12 to April 18.  Get more details here.


Community Services has some perishable food items available for distribution to members.  Please call the church office at 301-853-2224 to make arrangements if you'd like to pick up.


Prayer challenge:  Pray three times a day for seven days, starting on April 5.  Pray for (1) the latter rain (2) spiritual understanding (3) identification of opportunities the Spirt presents for us to be a blessing to others.  Reading for this week:  Revelation 14, Matthew 24 and Romans 13:11-14.  

Sabbath School resources:  It's the start of a new quarter.  Links to Sabbath School lessons online can be found by clicking the Worship Services corkboard.