October 14, 2016 

Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
Psalm 85:6-7

Fall Revival Preachers

We had a time Tuesday night with Dr. Gina Stewart who preached "I'm With Her"! If you missed it, you can view it again on our LiveStream channel. You may also purchase the CD or DVD online and share it with your friends and family.

Dr. Frederick Haynes
THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes III will bless us at 7 PM.

Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, is a prophetic pastor, passionate leader, social activist, and eloquent orator and educator engaged in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, fighting against racial injustice; committed to economic justice and empowerment in under-served communities and touching and transforming the lives of the disenfranchised. For 31 years, Dr. Haynes has served as a visionary and innovative senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Under his servant leadership, the ministry and membership have grown from less than 100 members in 1983 to over 12,000.

On November 10, 1960, Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III was born in Dallas, TX to the late Rev. Frederick D. Haynes, Jr. and Lynetta Haynes-Oliver.  After experiencing racism in the segregated south Dr. Haynes' father decided it was best to move his family to San Francisco where his father, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes Sr., pastored the historic Third Baptist Church. In San Francisco, both Dr. Haynes' father and grandfather led ministries that were socially conscious and active in the community.  At the age of 14, Dr. Haynes' life took a drastic turn when his father passed away on his first day of high school. Following his father's death, Haynes encountered many difficulties but with the help of mentors, family and God, he was able to overcome every obstacle. Despite being discouraged by a teacher's negative assessment of his academic ability, he was one of three valedictory speakers when he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Dr. Haynes continued his education at Bishop College in Dallas, TX and graduated, with honors in 1982 with a B.A. degree in Religion and English. He became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. while at Bishop.  He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2005, he received his Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation where he was afforded the opportunity to study at Christ Church, Oxford University in Oxford, England. His dissertation reflects his commitment to faith based social activism, "To Turn The World Upside Down: Church Growth In A Church Committed to Social Justice." Read more. . .

Do You Need a Ride to Revival? 
The Metropolitan Transportation Ministry will pickup from the Largo Metro Station each Tuesday in October for Revival starting at 6:15 pm and will stop at 7:15 pm so the drivers can enjoy Worship as well. 
See you on Sunday and again on Tuesday!
Your Metropolitan Baptist Church Family
Celebrating Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. Day

Join us on Sunday, October 16th  as Metropolitan B aptist Church celebrates Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. Day in honor of our Senior Servant Emeritus.

The Preacher of the day will be Bishop Victor T. C urry,  the esteemed Founding Senior Pastor of New Birth Baptist Church of Miami,  Florida.

Bishop Victor Tyrone Curry has not only maximized and excelled in what God has deposited in him but has also raised the bar for vision, leadership, courage, civic responsibility, ecclesiastical intellect, and compassion to new and unfathomable levels. Read more about Bishop Curry. . .

We look forward to you joining us this Sunday!

Working Out Your Faith Sermon Series

Working Out Your Faith

This month Pastor Watson is continuing his sermon series on Working Out Your Faith from the Book of James. We have been blessed by The Audacity of Joy, Wisdom for Tough Times, The Truth About TemptationToo Good to Be Guilty and last Sunday's Stop Fooling Yourself.

Order the Previous Sermons Online
Ministry Announcements

Many of us know ABOUT Jesus... we can name his birthplace, describe his life story, or even quote a few of his teachings. But do you really know him... you know, the way you know a close friend? Do you know His habits, His emotions, His passions, His personality? Do you know what really makes Him tick? Could you predict His reaction to a particular situation? Could you finish His sentence? Speak on His behalf? 
In this study, you are invited to experience Jesus at a deeper level - to know His heart and to feel His love; to increase your knowledge about Jesus and to facilitate a deeper and more intimate experience with Him. Each week's study will explore qualities of Jesus' character, like grace, love, forgiveness, freedom, courage, joy, prayer, peace, power, and hope - and in the process reveal so much more about this mysterious God-man who revolutionized all of human history.  Register by signing up in the Church Office or by emailing Rev. Adriane B. Wise at [email protected].
Calling on the Men of Metropolitan! 

Want to develop a "Battleplan" built on God's grace for your life? Then join the Men's Bible Study for The 33 Series, Volume 3 A MAN AND HIS TRAPS on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. 

The MBC Youth Usher Ministry Needs You!
The Metropolitan Youth Usher Ministry is looking for youth to serve with us.  The YouthUsher Ministry serves every 2nd Sunday, except during the months of July and August at the 7:15 am, 9:30 am. And 11:30 am worship services.  The youth serve in conjunction with the Adult Usher Ministry.  Members must be ages 11 to 18 and be helpful, enthusiastic, polite and respectful children of God.  Youth Ushers are coordinated by members of the Adult Usher Ministry who provide a training environment for Metropolitan's youth as they assist in the orderly conduct of worship services by greeting and seating worshipers. Lynn Bremby is the Coordinator for the Youth Ministry and Sister Janet Vernon and Brother Joshua Wright are the Co-Coordinators for the Youth Ministry. For more information, you may email us at  [email protected] .
"For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness ."  Psalm 84:10 (NKJV)

Join the Adult Usher Ministry
  "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."  Luke 10:2 (NKJV).   If you are interested in getting involved in God's harvest, the Usher Ministry is a great place to work. Just ask Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh:

"I grew up Catholic, and wanted to be a door greeter ever since college. There were no traditional ushers that I knew of back then.  When I joined Metropolitan in summer 2008 and I saw the request in the bulletin to become a doorkeeper, I didn't realize that the request was to join the Usher Ministry. I may not have joined if I had known because I thought back then that the ushers had to stand during the whole service. But Praise God that I joined, the Usher Ministry is my calling. I have enjoyed greeting and serving members as well as the fellowship with my usher family.  Being an usher has definitely enriched my experience of being an MBC member and a part of the MBC family."

Come see for yourself why Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh has remained an Usher at Metropolitan for 8 years.  The next meeting of the Usher Ministry is Saturday November 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in our sanctuary at 1200 Mercantile Lane, Largo, Maryland.  For more information you may email us at  [email protected] .  We hope to see you on November 5th.

2016 CAPI Training Registration

Registration for the final 2016 Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention (CAPI) Training is now available in the office. The last October session will be:
  • Monday, October 17th
    The Human Trafficking Epidemic: Keeping Children Safe 
    7 PM - 8 PM
  • Monday, October 24th:
    Creative Self-Expression Working With Youth
    7 PM - 8 PM
All classes are held at Miracle Plaza and all youth ministry volunteers must be CAPI trained. Registration is required.

Union Missionary Council
The Union Missionary Council (UMC) extends a warm invitation to the MBC Family to join us in October for our Annual Fellowship Lunch. This will be a time when you can learn more about the UMC and the 2016 Gifts from the Heart campaign.

Date:  Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time:  1-3 PM
Location: Miracle Plaza Room 150
RSVP:  [email protected]

The Young Adult Ministry of MBC invites you to DIG IN the Word of God with us on 2nd Saturda ys of every month, 2 - 4 pm at Miracle Plaza. Our next session is Saturday, November 12th. Our goal is to help young adults become grounded, holistically, in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let's work to develop, deepe n, and strengthen our relationship with God. Will you join us??

It's that time of the year again . . .
Survivors United Ministry  Annual Outreach Project
This year we will be accepting donations of 8 oz bottled waters & assorted individual snacks to be donated to Children's National Medical Center: Oncology Clinic and The Maryland Oncology Hemotology Associates, Infusion Center  for children and adults currently receiving cancer treatment.
Collections will be received each Sunday b eginning October 30th - November 19th.  A collection box will be provided in the church office.
"Thank you Metropolitan for being a community that cares."

Healthy  Grieving - Step One
Grief is a natural, inevitable reaction to loss. You are not given a choice about having grief, but you can choose how you grieve. Knowing the general process of healthy grieving will assist you in your grief journey. A basic understanding with practical application will enable you to work through the loss in a positive way. The first step to healthy grieving is to acknowledge and understand your own grief. "The people who recover are the people who admit their loss and are able to talk about it," say Dr. H. Normal Wright. Understand this step and apply it. Look into your heart and explore your responses to grief so far. "The Lord does not look at the things that man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7).

"Lord, I'm grieving. Help me grieve in my way and my time, but with your wisdom. Amen."
                      ~Excerpted from Through A Season of Grief

Rev. Dorothy Davis, Ministry Leader
Bereavement Ministry
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NKJV)

Mental Health Corner
Mental Illness Awareness is celebrated during the month of October.  Did you know that more than 43 million adults in the U.S. struggled with mental illness in the past year? 

And according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, while depression is not the only mental illness, it is the most common type of mental illness and affects close to 30% of the U.S. adult population. Children are not exempt as studies show that 1 in 10 children have experienced a period of major depression.

We cannot ignore the fact that mental illness is real and common, but in spite of the magnitude of the problem, lack of awareness, lack of access and entrenched stigma keep people from getting the help they need. Getting the help you need can make all the difference in the world. So don't delay, get help today!

For more information and resources on mental health, please visit the following sites:

Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health 

National Alliance on Mental Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
Family Matters
Looking  f or Mr. Charles Strothers
Mr. Charles Strothers has been a member of our church family for many years. He was active in the music ministry and in Toastmasters. We no longer have good contact information for him. If you have any information that will help us reach him, please contact Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell as soon as possible at [email protected]

Happy Birthday!

October 16
Mr. Edward Green, II
Ms. Angela Holt
Mr. Joseph Jones
Elder Joyce Jones
Dr. Sherrill McMillan
Ms. Kimberley Parker
Mr. Larry Woods

October 17
Ms. Vera Canada
Mr. Miles Centeno
Ms. Bianca Jackson
Ms. Brittany Smith

October 18
Ms. Chanda Brown-Wilson
Mr. Jeff Gross
Master Elliott McKenzie
Mr. Kristofer O'Bryant
Mrs. Archie Warren

October 19
Mrs. Celestine Birch
Dr. Preston Frazier
Ms. Jazmyn Fuller
Ms. Mary Green
Ms. Laura Howell
Ms. Rita Palmer
Ms. Kimberly Witherspoon

October 20
Ms. Joanne Boxley-May
Mr. Herman Branson
Ms. Linda Carenard
Ms. Raven Carr
Ms. Lidia Green
Mr. Frederick Henry

October 21
Mr. Ennis Brown

October 22
Mrs. Nedria (Von) Bailey
Ms. Elizabeth Norwood 
Are You Registered To Vote?

The General Election will be held on November 8, 2016, and we want to ensure that you are registered to vote. The voter registration deadlines for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are below. We are also including links to information you might find helpful as you prepare to register. Remember, you matter. Your voice matters. Your vote matters.

District of Columbia
Registration deadline: Online & by mail October 11, in person November 8

Registration deadline: Online and by mail October 18, in person November 3

Registration deadline: Online, by mail, and in person October 17, 2016

***If you are able to assist in getting members of the congregation to the polls on November 8th, please stop by the church office or email Minister Jamie Eaddy at [email protected].

Public Policy Ministry

There will be an important meeting for ALL parents, guardians and YOUTH ages 7 to 18 "immediately " after the second service in the overflow room on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Shining His Light, Leading the Way!

Youth ministry t-shirts are on sale now. Shirts are $20 each. Email [email protected] with names, shirt sizes, and for payment arrangements.

Bible Study
Every Monday from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. join New Generation (high school) and Young Disciples (middle school) Bible study. This online, interactive Bible study will help attendees to know God more, appreciate who they are in Jesus, and know how to act on the power they possess.

For the full experience, log on to hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/1385231. You may also dial in to (218) 339-7800 (access code: 138 5231).

Youth Worship Service
Youth worship service is available to all children, youth and teens on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month at Miracle Plaza, 96 Harry S. Truman Drive, Largo, MD 20774. (Miracle Plaza is a short 3-5 minute drive from 1200 Mercantile Lane.) Separate spaces and experiences are available for elementary, middle, and high school students. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. - Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Attention Metropolitan Youth! 
Youth (elementary and middle school) and Teen (high school) Magnificat! will minister on Sunday, October 30th. In preparation, Youth and Teen Magnificat! will resume rehearsals on Tuesday, October 4th. The dance has a "urban feel" we invite boys/young men to join us.
Rehearsal schedule:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 257:30 - 8:15 at Miracle Plaza (Youth and Teens - elementary, middle, and high school)
  • Saturday, Oct. 299:00 - 10:00 am at Mercantile (Youth and Teens - elementary, middle, and high school)

Pump It Up
The Youth Ministry invites you to join us at the Lanham-Bowie Pump It Up on Saturday, October 29th. The address is 4230 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706. For age-appropriate fun, please note the following:
Price includes jump and pizza dinner
  • Before 10/15/16: Early bird price $13.95
  • After 10/15/16: the advance price will be $15.50.
  • Day-of/walk-in price: $16.50 is subject to availability.
Click the following link to reserve and pay for your jump time:

If you are not receiving youth ministry email updates, please email Rev. Larrin Robertson at [email protected].
Healing and Recovering
Please keep the following members and their family members in prayer.

William Amey
Rosanna Baker
Gladys Blair
Dorothy Blanding
Catherine Blue
Gawin Blue
Gregory Bolton
Bessie Bouie, Milwaukee, WI
Gary Bradley 
Joyce Brake
Anderson Bray
Susan Browner
Barbara A. Bryan
Wilma Burke
Lamont Butler
Francis Carter 
Denise Cherry-Gaskins 
Helen Chestnut, Raleigh, NC
The Clowers Family
Floyd Coates
Teresa Dawson
The Dixon Family
Willie Dixon
Charles Freeman
Lucille Funderburk
Regina Gaskin
Patricia Grayson
Lillie Hammonds
The Harold Family
Bessie L. Hiler
Beatrice H olloway 
Sakita Holly 
Thelma Hauser
Darlene Hopkins
Crystal Ingram
Elsie Ivey
Edward Jackson 
Arnold "Tony" Jones 
Antoine Lee
Rev. Benita Lewis
Wilhamena Logan
Lorenita Lucas
Lecoast Mack
Nathaniel Mack
Rachel Meredith
Rev. Nawanna Miller
Vikki Mitchell
Andrease Moore
Charles Wayne Nelson
Elizabeth Norwood
Derrick Oates
Amelia Parker, Greensboro, NC
Hattie Pride
Gloria Simmons
Edna Simons
Michael Sipe
Elder Ann Sloan
Ruth C. Smith
Gerald Stuart
Mattie Taylor
Roy Taylor
Albert Terry
Juanita Thornton
Wanda Tillman
Hazel Vannoy
Aris Ware
Ricardo "Rick" Washington
James Watkins, Greensboro, NC
Juanita Watson
Shante Westmoreland
Dana Williams
Harrison Williams 
Reese Williams
James Wilson  

Our Condolences . . .
Please remember to keep the following families in prayer:

Service of Remembrance 
Erma Tate Service of Remembrance
  • A Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Erma Tate will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Unity Church of Washington, DC (1225 R Street, NW) at 11:00 a.m.
  • Servant Linda Prom and family in the passing of her mother, Mrs. Dorothy A. Pearson of Michigan City, Indiana. The Homegoing Service will be held on Saturday, October 15th in Michigan City, IN.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I have hope
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Men are also impacted by breast cancer, with less than 1% of all breast cancers occurring in men. But while these facts can be frightening, there are reasons for optimism as well. When breast cancer is diagnosed early and treated, survival rates can be near 100 percent. That is why regular screenings and quality treatment are critical to the millions of women and men who will be diagnosed in their lifetimes.

What can you do?
  • Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
  • Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved
See http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/ for more information on breast cancer.

 Proposed Changes to Metrorail Operating Hours

Responding to federal directives, and in an effort to provide sufficient time for maintenance to ensure a safe and reliable transit system, Metro is asking the public to provide feedback on four proposed changes to Metrorail's hours of operation.
Each proposal will provide Metro with an additional eight hours of track access weekly to improve safety, reliability and maintain the Metrorail system in a state of good repair and seeks to minimize the number of riders who are affected by the change in operating hours:
Proposal #1
Proposal #2
Proposal #3
Proposal #4
5:00 a.m.-midnight
5:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m.-midnight
5:00 a.m.-midnight
5:00 a.m.-midnight
5:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
5:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.
5:00 a.m.-midnight
5:00 a.m.-midnight
7:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Noon-11:00 p.m.
Recognizing that many riders affected by these proposed changes work a variety of schedules, Metro is planning a 9.5-hour public hearing to accommodate as many people as possible. Metro is also providing multiple ways for public comment for those who cannot attend the hearing:
  • Take an online survey in English or Spanish at wmata.com/hours.
  • Email written comments to [email protected].
  • Provide in-person feedback to staff at various Metrorail stations. For more information about dates, times and locations visit wmata.com/hours.
  • Attend an open house (anytime between noon and 9:00 p.m.) and public hearing (anytime between 12:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Metro Headquarters, 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
The public comment period on these proposed changes is open through 5:00 p.m. on 
Tuesday, October 25. For more information about these proposals, as well as fliers in multiple languages, visit wmata.com/hours.
Sunday Video Announcement Guidelines

Please remember that all video announcement requests for September should have already been submitted. Please be sure to review your ministry calendars in advance to make sure you meet the monthly deadline. For example, by November 1, all announcement requests for the month of December must be submitted to  [email protected].

All video announcements must
  • have church-wide appeal 
  • include suggested voice over text - aim for 15 to 20 seconds
  • indicate preferred dates to run the announcements
Images submissions are optional and subject to editorial review. Images must be high quality originals. Announcement slides are 1920 px by 1080 px.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to design or read announcements, please contact Minister Lela Harris at [email protected].

The deadline for submitting announcements to the Daily Bread Online remains COB Tuesdays for the Friday edition. 

Thank you!
Metropolitan Baptist Church | 96 Harry S Truman Drive, Largo, MD 20774