Greetings Metropolitan Family!
While we are managing the unfortunate circumstances of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to do our best to ensure you stay encouraged and spiritually nourished. We invite you to Livestream Metropolitan’s Worship Services at 7:30 AM and 10 AM on Sunday Mornings! This Sunday, we present an engaging spirit-filled worship service featuring highlights of past Worship Services and a NEW message from Pastor Watson! To join your Metropolitan Family in Online Corporate Worship, please visit our Facebook page or go to metropolitanbaptist.org and click “watch live” at 7:30 AM and 10 AM today!
Chat with us during our Livestream!
Remember to Give!
Please continue to give your tithes, offerings, and special gifts through any of our 4 giving options:
- Mail your gifts to Metropolitan Baptist Church at 1200 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115 B, Largo, Maryland 20774.
- Visit www.metropolitanbaptist.org and then click “Donate Now” and follow the prompts.
- Access your REALM account.
- Text to Give any amount at (301) 888-6225
Over the next few weeks, we will vigilantly work to make more online ministry opportunities available to you.
Don’t forget to Livestream with your Church Family on Sundays!
Metropolitan Baptist Church Temporary Operational Plan
Please take note of the additional immediate steps we are taking:
- Our Church Office and building is closed through March 31, 2020. During this period, we will monitor and reexamine the status of COVID-19 to determine how we will proceed in April.
- We have placed in recess our Tuesday Night Church-wide Bible Study and ALL ministry/community activities during this mitigation period.
- If you have an emergency or death in your family, please call the church’s main number 202-238-5000, leave a message, and your call will be promptly returned. The church’s phone lines will be monitored during this time.
- Need food from our Food Pantry? You can call the Church Office or email Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell at email@example.com.
- We encourage you to continue ministry business as you are able via Conference Calls (freeconferencecall.com) or Video Chats.
- We are establishing a Contingency Plan for our church should this crisis escalate to the extent we are not able to physically worship together in the coming weeks.
- Signed up for REALM! If you do not have an account already, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Full Name, Date of Birth, Email Address, Physical Home Address, and Envelope/Member Number.
- Subscribed to Our Daily Bread E-newsletter at metropolitanbaptist.org. Click news, then subscribe.
- Like and Follow us on Social Media. FB (@MetropolitanBaptistChurch); Instagram (@metropolitanb_baptist); Twitter (@metropolitanbap)!
How can you help?
We encourage you to continue to take the following precautionary steps below:
- Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing; cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home from work, school, or church. We ask that you NOT enter the church facility until you recover from any and all symptoms through the full 14-day CDC-advised self-quarantine period; this includes ALL members, ministry leaders, visitors, and church staff.
- Try NOT to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
- Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
- Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer and/or Clorox wipes available at each of your home’s entrances AND in your car or bag for use after pumping gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
- Stock up on medications, food, and other essentials you may need in the event of quarantine. If you are a Senior, please ask a younger family member or friend to pick items up for you.
- We ask that you visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further prevention measures you can take to protect yourself and your family. The World Health Organization is another great resource.
- Check on your fellow Metropolitan loved ones (especially our Seniors) and show them how much you CARE! Utilize apps like REALM, FaceTime, and Skype to connect.
Finally, and importantly, data has proven that our Seniors are most susceptible to this virus, so we encourage all of our Seniors to stay at home and to practice these safety measures at all times. Please take a moment to learn more about thoughtful and careful preventative tips and social distancing for our Seniors here. If you are a Senior or a Caregiver for one of our Seniors, we want to reach out to you directly. Please call the Church Office or email our Diaconate Ministry (email@example.com) with your name, phone number, and email address in addition to the name and contact information for the person you care for, if applicable.