According to Matthew 25:35-40, God calls us to help those in need; and by loving others we also express our love for God. Right now, there are many in our community experiencing financial hardship and by supplying something as simple as food, more money can be saved for bills, more time can be spent looking for a job, and more peace can be provided. From Nov. 4 to Dec. 21, the Women's Ministry's "Caring Hands" team will be holding a food drive and invite you to donate items, such as canned goods (e.g. soup, tuna), rice, beans, noodles, pasta/sauce, mac and cheese, cookies, candies, box cakes, cereal, paper towel, toilet paper, dish soap, and you are also welcome to donate money. Drop off your items at our table in the hall on Sunday, or at the Metro office. We are truly grateful! For more info, contact Janine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in ways the church can become a sanctuary for victims of sexual assault? Do you want to be in solidarity with others who care about this issue? Join Pastors Ancy and Sanetta for a brainstorming meeting to understand how to make Metro a more supportive environment for survivors of sexual assault and cultivate awareness within the church community. The meeting will take place on Sunday, November 25 at 1:30pm in the Grieco Media Center. Please RSVP with Pastor Ancy at email@example.com. Lunch will be provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this year, 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 missed out on the opportunity to learn about Beyond A Building and 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, December 2 @ 1:15pm at the Grieco school. RSVP today - email email@example.com or sign up at the info table on Sunday!
Come spread the JOY of Christmas with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home on Sunday, December 2 from 2-3pm. We will celebrate with Christmas carols and a Christmas message. Children are also welcome! For more info, please email Sanetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a newcomer or regular attender at Metro and would like to learn more about our church? Join Pastor Peter on Sunday, Dec. 2 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.
Singles! Be sure to join the Metro Singles Ministry in the Grieco Arts Room (Room 217) after 2nd service on the Sunday, December 9 for fellowship and free food! This month, lunch will be HALAL GUYS! You won't want to miss out! For more info please contact Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership of a church is an important spiritual formation step. If you have previously attended the Connection Dinner and would like to learn how you can become a partner of Metro Community Church, please join Pastor Peter on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3:30pm. Dinner will be provided, so please come hungry! To register, please contact Steve Bang at email@example.com.
Singles! Please join us for some fun, fellowship, and friendly competition at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park this Sunday as we bowl some turkeys after eating turkey at our church-wide Thanksgiving Lunch. The event will start at 3:30pm (we will be leaving at 3pm from the Metro office) and will cost $15 per person, which covers 2 hours of bowling + shoe rental. Children are also welcome to bowl with us! Please RSVP on the "MetroRED" Facebook page so that we know how many lanes to reserve. For more info, or if you need financial assistance, please email Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gobble-gobble! It's that time of year again... Please join us on Sunday, November 18 for our annual Metro Thanksgiving feast! Be sure to invite your family and friends to come eat, drink, and be merry with us at 1:30pm in the sanctuary. Volunteers are also needed, so if you can help organize, set up, and/or serve, please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4aa8ab28a31-metro
Are you a Christian but not yet baptized? You have the opportunity to take this important, public step of obedience to Jesus on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 18 during services. Baptism orientation will be on Nov 11 (or by personal appointment). For more info, please contact email@example.com.
Metro women! Come meet and build relationships with other women at our church as we eat, worship, and pray together at our Women's "Pizza + Prayer Night" on Saturday, November 17 from 7:30pm at the Metro office! Our vision is to bring women together from all stages of life to encourage, exhort, and challenge each other in our walk with Jesus Christ through transparency and prayer. Childcare will be provided. Pizza will be provided. And you're welcome to invite other women! For more info, please contact Soli Pyo at Sspyo007@gmail.com or Michelle Kwon firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you'll join us!
Single parents! Are you in need of some time and space to get stuff done? Perhaps you just need a break or to catch up on some glorious rest? Metro's Singles Ministry is offering another day of childcare for all of our single parents from 1:30-6:30pm on Saturday, November 17 at the Metro Office. This month, we will also be supporting our Youth Ministry to provide childcare during their volunteer training. To register as a parent or a volunteer, please fill out our registration form at emetro.org/singles-childcare. Parents – in order to ensure that we have enough volunteers on hand, please register your child(ren) no later than Wednesday, November 14. For more info, email email@example.com.
This year's Singles Retreat will be held from Nov. 9-11 at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA. If past years are any indication, it will be a great time of stepping away from the chaos of everyday life, diving deep into God's Word, and building relationships with the singles community. Early bird registration begins Sunday, Sept. 9 at a cost of $130 until the end of September (otherwise $150). Onsite childcare will also be provided. Register at the singles table after service or visit http://www.tinyurl.com/metroredretreat2018. If you would like to attend the retreat but are in need of financial assistance, please email Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come meet Jesus by worshipping with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home on Sunday, November 4 from 2-3pm. You won't believe the people you will meet or their fascinating careers in stage, screen and the music industry. Children are also welcome! For more info, please email Sanetta at email@example.com.
Give the gift of a smile by providing gifts for children with incarcerated parents! Sign-up in the lobby after either service on Sundays, November 4 and November 11. Volunteers are also needed to plan a party for Angel Tree families. For more information, please contact Pastor Sanetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Married and engaged couples! Make a guaranteed investment in your relationship by joining us for a one-day marriage enrichment event! Together, we will explore God's design for marriage and how to practically apply the truth of scripture within it. The event will run from 9am to 4pm in Englewood (exact location TBD), and both lunch and childcare will be provided. Cost is $25 per couple. For more info, or to sign up, visit our table on Sunday or email Pastor Kevin at email@example.com.
Celebrate the beauty and fun of the fall season at our Fall Fun Fest! Come rain, hail, or shine to the Grieco family parking lot on October 28 from 3:30-5pm, where there'll be lots of enjoyable activities, including a "trunk-or-treat", a pumpkin "patch", and various other games. All are welcome, so please join us and feel free to come along in costume (no violent or scary costumes please, as there'll be many small children present). To sign up to decorate a trunk, visit emetro.org/fallfunfest. For more info, please contact Na at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all singles who can and can't sing! You're invited to come and be apart of Metro's very first Singles Choir! Come and stand before your Metro family, and be seen for all that you are and all that you contribute to our church week in and week out! We hope that your presence and participation in this choir will inspire both singles and non-singles alike who have not yet committed to serving at Metro to serve. Practice will be held on Saturday, October 27 at the Metro Office. Food and childcare will also be provided. And remember, your presence is more important than how good your voice is! We need you there! To sign up or for more info, email me at email@example.com.
Do you care about issues of justice? Attend the Covenant Justice Coalition Conference on October 19-20. This year's theme is "Creating Strategic Alliances: Building the 21st Century Biblical Coalition." Even if you can only make it one day, it will be worth it. For more info on the conference, visit covjustice.org. Registration is only $45 for Metro attendees, but you must register through Pastor Sanetta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation from Englewood is available.
Singles! Please join us for an unmissable time of free food and fellowship on the second Sunday of every month! This month's lunch will be held on Sunday, October 14 in the Grieco Art Room (217). Please note that there will NOT be a singles lunch in November as we have our retreat and church-wide Thanksgiving lunch in the same month. We will resume in December. For more info regarding all things Singles Ministry, email email@example.com.
Metro men! The Pilgrim Pines Men’s Retreat is designed to ignite your passion to live for Christ. Over the course of the weekend (Friday to Sunday, October 5-7), we take an exciting journey of worship, practical teaching, spiritual direction, and recreation to challenge all of us to live a life of integrity...and all on beautiful Swanzey Lake in New Hampshire! Oh, and did we mention that our very own Pastor Peter will be the guest speaker?! So, come and be refreshed. Come and be renewed - you and a friend! To sign up, visit www.pilgrimpines.org/mens-retreat/ and enter promo code "metro" to receive a discount on the standard $165 registration fee. For more info, contact Gio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and be a part of history as we gather with the residents of Englewood to not only share about Metro's plans to build the very first community center in our city, but to hear from the residents themselves - their hopes and dreams for Metro Community Center. The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 4 at Community Baptist Church (224 First Street) in Englewood. For more info, contact Pastor Sanetta at email@example.com.
Transform your financial or emotional life this fall at MIT - Metro's Institute of Transformation! MIT's very first two classes will be Financial Peace University and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and registrations are now live and filling up fast at emetro.org/groups (under "Sunday Groups"). Alternatively, you can sign up at the Small Groups tables in the lobby after service this Sunday. For more info regarding either course or MIT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Studio is back! This time around, we're making jewelry! Swing by the Metro office from 7-9pm on Saturday, September 29 and create bracelets, necklaces, and earring with Mama Moore! All tools and supplies will be provided, plus snacks and drinks will also be available. The suggested donation to join in on the fun is $10 per person, with the whole donation going towards Metro's building fund. To sign up, or for more info contact, Mama Moore at Designzbydeb@gmail.com.
The mid-term elections are fast approaching! Did you know that only about 40% of eligible voters actually vote in the mid-terms? *gasp* If you're currently not registered to vote this November, don't miss out on this amazing (and consequential) privilege as a citizen - stop by our voter registration table in the hallway after service this Sunday. For more info regarding voter registration, contact Deborah at Designzbydeb@gmail.com.
Calling all singles who can and can't sing! You're invited to come and be apart of Metro's very first Singles Choir! Come and stand before your Metro family and be seen for all that you are and all that you contribute to our church week in and week out! We hope that your presence and participation in this choir will inspire both singles and non-singles alike who have not yet committed to serving at Metro to serve. Practice will be held on Saturday, September 22 at the Metro Office. Food will also be provided. And remember, your presence is more important than how good your voice is! We need you there! To sign up or for more info, email me at email@example.com.
Please join us for the 7th Annual Zimele USA Gala on Friday, September 21 at The Rockleigh! We have an exciting evening planned, including dinner, cocktails, multimedia presentations, and inspirational speakers, all in support of Zimele's mission to confront the root causes of poverty in South Africa by empowering women. Tickets are available at zimelegala2018.auction-bid.org. If you would like to volunteer or support with a silent auction donation/sponsorship, please contact Angie Bae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As summer draws to a close and we enter into a new season of ministry at Metro, we invite you to draw closer to God by coming together for a night of worship and prayer on Saturday, September 15 at 7pm at Grieco Elementary School. Come sing your heart out to God, come pray for your family, your church, and perhaps even be prayed for! We hope you can make it! For more info, contact Pastor Mike at email@example.com.
Please join our Metro pastors on Wednesday, September 5 from 12:30pm as they reflect on our Justice Matters sermon series. But what have been your takeaways from this series - the good, bad, and ugly? What question/s or issues would you like our pastors to address live during the broadcast? We wanna hear from you! Share your thoughts at emetro.org/qna, or comment live during the show. See you on Facebook!
Singles, come join us on August 25 at 7pm in the Metro Office as Pastor Doug and members of our very own Metro Worship Team lead us in a night of worship and prayer. Dinner and childcare will be provided.
Our focus for the night will be reflective of our current Justice Matters sermon series and will be centered on "Loving the Other: What Worship in Community Looks Like" For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Moms of Metro, it's time for you to take a Time-Out, at the spa that is! If you are a mom/caregiver with a child in the Student Ministries (Nursery to High School) or an expectant mom, we invite you to the Metro Office on Saturday, August 25th at 2pm for a much-deserved time of physical and spiritual rest and relaxation. We'll be providing a space where moms can relax, spend quiet time with God, and fellowship/connect with other moms. There will be spa stations, professional massages, and much more! Childcare and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Olivia at oliviaELee@gmail.com. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to pause, reflect, and refresh! "Come to me..and I will give you rest" - Matthew 11:28
It's that time of year again! The Englewood Block Party with Mount Calvary Baptist Church will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 11am-3pm. We are looking for volunteers to help with arts, games, and activities. Whether you can volunteer or not, come and bring your family! There will be lots of fun activities for the children. Free food will be served. To volunteer, please email email@example.com.
Join the Metro Men's Ministry for a fun evening of minor league baseball! Come watch the Rockland Boulders versus Ottawa on Sunday, August 19 from 5pm at the Palisades Credit Union Park in Ponoma, NY. Suggested donation of $25 which includes tickets behind home plate and food voucher. All proceeds will benefit our Metro, Beyond the Building Campaign. Interested? Contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.