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.
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. Early bird tickets are currently available at zimelegala2018.auction-bid.org for $175 until September 4. If you would like to volunteer or support with a silent auction donation/sponsorship, please contact Angie Bae 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, 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.
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, Sept. 30 at 3:30pm for our Partnership Class. Dinner will be provided, so come hungry! To register, please contact Steve Bang 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.
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.
Metro's Women's Football Team will be holding a bake sale to fundraise for their fast-approaching tournament day. Help our fierce women cover registration fees, jersey costs, food, and more on October 7 after service. For more info, contact Josephine at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a newcomer or regular attender and would like to learn more about Metro? Please join Pastor Peter on Sunday, October 14 @ 4pm at our Connection Dinner and learn about the story and dreams of our church with other newbies and regulars just like yourself. As the name suggests, dinner is provided, so we recommend that all come hungry! To register, please contact Steve Bang at 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.
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.
Single parents! Metro's Singles Ministry is kicking off what we hope will be a monthly babysitting ministry for all of our single parents starting Saturday, September 15 from 1-5pm at the Metro Office. By providing this ministry, we hope to offer you space to go and handle any errands you might have or catch up on some much-needed rest - whether that means time alone, time with family or friends, or even just time catching up on sleep! To register your child, visit https://tinyurl.com/metroredchildcare and submit the form by Wednesday, September 12 so that we can make sure we have enough volunteers on hand. For more info, or if you are interested in helping out with childcare, please contact Josephine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Show God's love by worshiping with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home on Sunday, September 2 from 2-3pm. Remind them that God is with them, loves them, and has not forgotten about them. They love when we visit. Children are also welcome! For more info, please email Sanetta at email@example.com.
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.
Come meet Jesus by worshiping with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home on Sunday, August 5 from 2-3pm. You won't believe the people you will meet, and their fascinating stories from careers on stage, screen and the music industry. Children are also welcome! For more info, please email email@example.com.
On Sunday, July 29, Metro will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of immigration. Come hear stories from some of your own Metro family members about their immigration experience, learn about the current state of immigration in our country, and find out about local organizations working on behalf of immigrant communities. Our special guest speaker will be Michael Carrion. The panel will take place from 1:30-3pm in the Media Center at Grieco. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/CbkWqsREygcavVKa2. For more information, please contact Pastor Sanetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Metro Singles,
In the absence of an invitation to talk about sex, I accepted Pastor Doug's invitation to join you in a conversation about money on Saturday, July 28 @ 7pm at the Metro Office. We’ll consider a few aspects of money through both a biblical and practical lens. Topics we intend to cover include: our belief about and attitude towards money, debt, preparing for the future, generosity, and base-line practices. My expectation is that each one of you will take away at least one actionable truth that will move you in a financially healthy direction. I know that many of you are already in a good place in terms of managing your finances - I want your voices to be heard so that your peers will be encouraged to fight the good fight. Dinner and childcare will be provided. For more info, email email@example.com. I hope to see you there!
- Kevin Swanson
You're somebody's type! Blood type, that is. Come donate or volunteer at the Metro Blood Drive on Sunday, July 22. There are two time slots open every 15 minutes from 10:30am to 2:15pm. Approximately 3 volunteers will be needed per service. To sign up, visit https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/47910. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve dinner and/or stay overnight with homeless mothers and their children at a church in Leonia. Volunteers serve dinner, fellowship, and stay overnight with families waiting for permanent housing. Dates are:
Tuesday, July 17 from 6pm-6am
Wednesday, July 18 from 6pm-6am
For more info, or to sign up, email Pastor Sanetta at email@example.com.
CHIC is a youth conference for High School Students held every three years. It's a place where students can have fun, meet new people, and worship God with thousands of other teenagers. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee on July 15-20, with a registration deadline of April 18, 2018. If you are interested in having your child attend, please contact Pastor Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, visit www.chicconference.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, July 8 at 3:30pm. Dinner will be provided, so please come hungry! To register, contact Steve Bang at email@example.com.
Singles! Please join us for a time of free food and fellowship on Sunday, July 8! The lunch will take place from 1pm in room 217 (2nd floor art room) at Grieco. You won't want to miss out! Also, be sure to save the date(s) for our future lunches, which will be the second Sunday of every month going forward. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come meet Jesus by worshiping with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home on Sunday, July 1 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.
Does your whip need a wash? Metro's High School Ministry will be providing a car washing service right in front of Grieco Elementary School this coming Sunday, July 1 from 9am to 1:30pm! All proceeds will go towards supporting our students who will be attending the CHIC Youth Conference in Tennessee next month. So, if your car needs a wash, or you just want to support our youth, please be sure to drive on by this Sunday! For more info, contact Pastor Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, June 30, citizens throughout the country will rally to urge our elected officials to reunify families separated at the border and create a humane immigration policy. Metro Community Church will participate - joining with other local congregations and organizations to sponsor a "Families Belong Together" Rally from 12-2pm on Saturday, June 30 at Depot Square Park in Englewood. If you want to do something about this crisis, please be sure to join us at the rally! If you would like to assist with planning, please contact Pastor Sanetta at email@example.com.
Singles! Come celebrate four-years of the Singles Ministry with an evening of food, festivities, and fellowship! The BBQ will be held at Josephine's Wei house in Paramus on Saturday, June 23 from 5pm! Please be sure to RSVP on Facebook (search for the "Metro Red" page), or contact Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Show Dad just how rad he is this Father's Day by purchasing him a sweet treat at our Father's Day bake sale! The sale will take place on Sunday, June 17 after both services in the hallway. All the funds received will go towards the Beyond A Building campaign and Metro's Caring Hands Ministry. For more info, please email email@example.com.
Metro Community Center is currently looking for volunteers to help supervise carnival games for 8th graders at Janis Dismus Middle School (320 Tryon Avenue) in Englewood on Wednesday, June 13 from 5-7pm. To volunteer, please contact Pastor Sanetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single ladies! Please join us at New Overpeck Park (by the stage) on Sunday, June 10 for a potluck-style lunch, as we eat and get to know each other! Since it's potluck, we encourage all who attend to bring along a dish (and a blanket to sit on). For more info, or if you need a ride, please email email@example.com. Children are welcome.
Single men! Please join us for food and fellowship Dave & Busters in Palisades Mall on June 10 (lunch will be at Buffalo Wild Wings right next door). If you would like to come along, we will be meeting in the church (Grieco school) lobby at 1:30pm and heading over together. If you need a ride, or for more info, please email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org. Single dads, feel free to bring your kids!
Do you have a child with special needs? Please come out and connect with other parents along with our Special Needs Ministry this Sunday, June 10 from 1:30-3:00pm at the Metro office. Childcare and lunch will be provided, so please RSVP ASAP by emailing Pastor Shirley at email@example.com, so we can plan accordingly. We look forward to meeting you!