Come celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019. We will be marching from Englewood City Hall at 9am and worshipping at Ebenezer Baptist Church (216 Fourth St, Englewood) at 11am with special guest preacher, Michael Carrion! For more information, please contact Pastor Sanetta at email@example.com.
You're starting your own business in 2019! Learn the how, what, when, where, and whys of the small business world with local entertainer and businessman of 25-years, Anthony Cappola, in this exciting and interactive course! You'll be studying the book "Doing business by the Good Book" by David L. Steward and learning how Anthony started and grew his business from zero-to-WOW. The class will start on January 23 and take place every Wednesday at 7pm at the Englewood Panera. Sign up at emetro.org/groups, or for more info, email Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 370-3278.
Come experience the Word of God as a community the way Jesus would have (audibly!) every Thursday from 11:30am at the Metro office! Oh, and did we mention that a delicious, free lunch is provided every week? What's the catch? None! All you have to do is show up! For more info, please contact Pastor Clay at email@example.com.
Metro men and women! You're invited to join Pastors Sanetta and Ancy for a follow-up meeting to discuss new ideas on how we can make Metro a supportive environment for survivors of sexual assault and cultivate awareness within the church. Even if you weren't able to make it to our first brainstorm meeting last November, you're welcome to come and stand in solidarity. The meeting will take place on Sunday, January 27 from 1:30pm in the Grieco Media Center (library). Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Pastor Ancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Increase your understanding of the Old Testament by considering the diverse backgrounds, genres, contexts, and contents of each book which find the unified fulfillment of God's story of salvation through Jesus the Messiah in the New Testament. This study's purpose is not merely to gain more information about the Bible, but experience greater transformation in Christlikeness together through God's Word. The course will take place on Sundays at 1:30-3:00pm from January 27 to March 17 and costs $50 per person, lunch included. Sign up today at emetro.org/groups!
Hey, Metro Singles!
I am looking forward to being with you on February 2 at 6pm at the Metro Office to consider the topic of sex. Even a cursory search will reveal there is no limit to the amount of “expert opinions” available on the subject. Sex has been right at the top of the hot topics list for millennia, but we don’t seem any closer to figuring it out than our ancestors were. I can’t guarantee that we will be able tidy everything up in one evening, but I hope that we can sift some of the lies out of the truth and maybe land at a place of hope for healthier relationships.
Pastor Kevin Swanson
In 2018, Metro embarked on a historic campaign to establish a permanent home in Englewood, as well as establish the city's very first community center. We called this initiative – Beyond A Building. Whether you're relatively new to Metro or were simply unavailable during the campaign, if you would like to learn how you can be a part of this amazing opportunity, we invite you to come and join us for a special informational lunch on Sunday, February 3, 2019 @ 1:30pm in the Grieco media center. To RSVP, or for more info, please email email@example.com.
Attention families with children with Special Needs! Celebrate a post-Valentine's Day lunch with your loved one while we share love of Jesus with your kids! Swing by the Metro office on Saturday, February 16 between 12-3pm, drop off your child(ren), then go out and enjoy your time together! To plan your Valentine's date, RSVP to Pastor Shirley (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Saturday, February 2.
Are you a newcomer or regular attender at Metro and would like to learn more about our church? Join Pastor Peter on Sunday, February 10 at 4pm and discover the story and dreams of our church. Please come hungry as dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Steve Bang at email@example.com.
Parenting isn't easy and children face a lot of challenges every day. How can we help our kids to THRIVE? On Saturday, March 2, Metro will be hosting a seminar led by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller from the National Center For Biblical Parenting, which teaches parents to look beyond behavioral problems and develop life skills that will empower children for the rest of their lives. The seminar will take place at Grieco Elementary School from 8:45am to 12pm and costs $15 per adult, or $25 per couple. The seminar will also include a complimentary children's program for children age 2 through 5th grade. To sign up, visit emetro.org/thrive. For more info, email Pastor Ancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women of Metro! We are excited to announce our very first women's retreat! Come out and invest a precious weekend in yourself this April 26-28 at the beautiful Star Lake Camp & Conference Center in Bloomingdale, NJ, as we delve into God's truth and connect deeply with our Metro sisters. Rev. Patti Ricotta, President and Co-founder of Life Together International, will lead us in a powerful in-depth study entitled, "Women of Substance: How to Shed Lies and Live Out Your God-Given Significance," and equip you with powerful resources to live out your newly-discovered true self! Register online now at emetro.org/womens-retreat or at the women's ministry table starting in February. The early bird rate is $130 until March 24 ($150 thereafter). Pay via cash, check (payable to Metro Community Church), or Venmo: @Lisa-Ra. For more info, or if you are in need of financial assistance, email email@example.com or talk to us at the Women's Ministry table.
Middle schoolers! You are invited to join Pastor IJ and the Metro Middle School Ministry for a great time of fellowship and food at the Metro office on the following dates:
Grade 8 - Sunday, January 27
Grade 6 - Sunday, February 10
Grade 7 - Sunday, February 24
Each grade will meet in the Grieco lobby after 2nd service on their respective days, leaving as a group by 1:15pm. To RSVP, or for more info, email Pastor IJ at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call at (201) 491-3709.
Did you give to the church in 2018, but also changed your residential or email address during the year? To ensure that you receive your 2018 year-end giving statement, please be sure that you let us know your new details! Email our Finance and Operations Manager Carol Diaz-Leung at email@example.com.
Registrations for Metro Institute of Transformation's winter quarter classes begin online on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The courses on offer include, Old Testament Survey and Intro to God's Justice & Mercy, which will kick off on Sundays, January 13 & 20 at 1:30pm and 3:30pm respectively. To sign up, visit emetro.org/groups on or after 1/6. For more info regarding MIT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter has officially flurried in and registrations for our winter semester Small Groups will open the first week of January! Visit emetro.org/groups on Sunday, January 6 and onward to see all of the available groups – both new and continuing - with vacancies. While the winter semester kicks off on Sunday, January 20, our ongoing Small Groups already at full-capacity, will resume at different dates in the new year. For more info regarding all things Small Groups, email email@example.com.
MetroKids is a ministry serving children from grades Pre-K to 3rd Grade. We are looking for 4 additional small group leaders to join our dedicated community of volunteers during 2nd service. Don't count yourself out before you come and visit us! To schedule a no-obligation observation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to have you come by!
Dear Metro Community,
Olya and I have been at Metro for many years and nothing means more to us in being part of a community than to serve. We have served in different ministries, but what gives us the most joy is to put our God given skills to work for His glory.
We, as photographers, have always sought to give voice to the arts in ministry, and to encourage others to pursue their passion. We also believe in the work Metro Community Church is doing, which is why we want to support Metro financially by doing what we do best.
For the very first time, we would like to donate our Family Portrait Sessions from "Tony & Olya Photography" to Metro Community Church, where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the church.
We hope this will be a great opportunity for us to serve the families of Metro who are interested in having a family portrait session, to help build community (we love meeting new people!), while supporting the church that we love!
If you attend Metro Community Church and would like to have your family's portrait taken, we are offering a 45-minute session for $225 and a 90-minute session for $425...
To book a session or for more information, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
- Tony & Olya Yang