It can be daunting sometimes trying to fit in or understand the culture of a new organization.  We've complied this list of frequently asked questions based on queries we've received from visitors and new members over the years.  If your question isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're happy to help!

When are your services?
  • Sabbath (Saturday) 9:00 am
  • Sabbath 11:00 am
  • Wednesday
    • Children's Bible Study - 7:30 pm (ages 5 - 12)
    • Youth Bible Study - 7:30 pm (ages 13- 19)
    • Prep School - 7:30 pm (ages 20 - 40)
    • Bible Study - 7:00 pm (ages 40+)
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What do you believe?

You can sum our beliefs up as the 4 C's.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  We believe in the Bible and acknowledge it as the Word of God.  We follow the ten commandments as listed in the Bible, including the fourth, which refers to the seventh-day Sabbath as observed by Jesus Himself.  We believe that Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, was crucified on the cross and rose again - thus giving all of humanity the gift of eternal life.  We believe that Jesus is coming again to take those who believe in Him to heaven and to eradicate sin from this world.  Did you get the 4 C's?  Christ, commandments, cross, coming - a simple, but powerful message.

Do you have programs for children? 

We certainly do!  There are age-appropriate Bible study classes for children on Sabbath mornings and Wednesday evenings.  We also have basketball teams, a cheerleading squad, Adventurer and Pathfinder clubs (similar to Boy and Girl Scouts), children's and youth choirs, and more.  Find out more about how your children can get involved.

Is there someone who can pray for me?

Of course!  You can call the church and ask to speak with one of our pastors, or you can complete our prayer request form.

 I want to take Bible studies.  How can I do that?

We hold a special Bible study class for new believers - those who are just getting to know Jesus - on Sabbath mornings at 9:30 a.m.  If you stop by the church, just ask one of the ushers to point you to the New Believers class.  We also have a very interactive Bible study program on Wednesday evenings called Prep School.

I need to discuss something with one of the pastors.  How can I do that?

Call the church office and the secretary will help you set up an appointment.

How can I give money to a special project, or return my tithes and offering?

You can do all of the above right here on our website.  If you'd prefer, you may also mail a check or money order to the church office.  Please be sure to state what your donation is for so that your funds are placed in the correct account.  Please contact our treasury department if you have questions.

How can I find out what events are happening at Metro?

That's easy - just visit our church calendar!  You may also want to sign up for our weekly email-gram - it's an e-newsletter delivered to your inbox once a week. The sign-up form is at the top of this page.

How can I volunteer to participate in a church service (do scripture reading, welcome, etc.)?

Our elders are in charge of scheduling church service participants.  Please see any of them and let him/her know of your willingness to serve.  You can also call the church office and they can pass your information on to the Elders Council.

How can I volunteer to serve in a ministry?

We are always looking for volunteers to support the church's programs.  First - find out what ministries we have.  Then, once you find one you're interested in, the easiest way to get involved is to let the department leader know of your interest.  You can send them an email or speak with them at church.  You may also call the church office and they can pass your information on to the appropriate department head.

Can I have my wedding ceremony at Metro?

Congratulations!  A wedding is an exciting time.  We are happy to have your ceremony at Metro, pending availability of the sanctuary.  Please call the church office to see if your date is available.  You will need to complete an application form - you can download it here.

How can I make arrangements to have a funeral service held at Metro?

We sympathize with anyone who has lost a loved one.  Please call the church office and we will put you in touch with a member of our Bereavement Ministries team.

Can I have my baby dedicated at Metro even if I'm not a member?

Certainly!  Members and non-members are encouraged to have their children dedicated.  Baby dedications are usually held on the first Sabbath of the month.  Please call the church office to get a slot.  Our pastors will hold a short "getting-to-know-you" meeting with you a few days before the dedication.  You will also need to submit an application form - you can download it here.

How can I order a CD or DVD recording of a sermon?

Call our Media ministry at 301-853-2224 ext 14, or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You will need to know the date the sermon you're requesting was preached or the title of the sermon.  You can search our sermons at our archived media page.