Singles! Pastor Kevin Butcher was our retreat speaker last November, and he has graciously offered to come join us for the evening on Saturday, March 23 at 7pm in the Metro Office. We believe God is continuing to use him to impact communities such as ours. Single women, we expect the Saturday Singles session and the Monday Women's Talk to be different, so we encourage you to attend both if your schedule allows! Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available upon request. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
God has brought the nations to our church! Come celebrate the rich diversity and heritage of our Metro community on Sunday, March 24 from 1:30-3:30pm at Metro's annual Cultural Day! If you would like to participate or volunteer at this year's event, be sure to stop by our table in the hallway on Sunday, or email Deborah.Moore@emetro.org.
Sisters! Please join us for a special evening with Pastor Kevin Butcher from 7:30pm on Monday, March 25 at the Metro Office! This is your time with a very special pastor who is all about the Father's love! Childcare will be provided. For more information, email at email@example.com.
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.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality or "EHS" is a spiritual revolution that has taken the church by storm. Over the last couple of years, thousands of churches across the world have embraced this program in an effort to address a hidden truth in our spiritual lives: that one cannot be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Starting Sunday, April 7, Metro's Institute of Transformation will be offering an 8-week EHS course taught by Pastor Michael Yi and his team of well-trained leaders from 3-5pm at the Metro Office, making for a very unique workshop/small group hybrid experience. To learn more or to sign up, please email Agnes Hyun (Agnes.Hyun@gmail.com). We invite you to be a part of it!
Ladies! Come stretch, decompress, and relax while meditating in the presence of our God at a private group "holy yoga" session led by our dear sister and certified yoga instructor, Kathy deDrama. The session will take place on Friday, April 12 from 7:30pm at Progressive Dance Studio (27 S. Van Brunt Street) in Englewood and costs $15 per person (mats not included, so please bring your own). To reserve your space, sign up at the women's table on Sunday, or email email@example.com.
Please join us this Holy Week for a time of worship, prayer, and a special message as we focus on the last week of Jesus' life. All Holy Week services will be held at Joy Christian Fellowship Church (70 W. Ivy Lane, Englewood) from 6-7am starting Monday, April 15 through Good Friday, April 19. For more info regarding our Holy Week services, please email 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.
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, March 17 at 3:30pm. Dinner will be provided, so please come hungry! To register, contact Steve Bang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are sharing God's love with families with special needs at Metro! Parents – we are here to support you! Come to be heard and prayed for while your children are cared for by our amazing team of volunteers on March 17 from 1:30-3:30pm in the Grieco Media Room (library). Lunch will also be served. To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Pastor Shirley You at email@example.com or (201) 739-7074.
Metro women – would you like a safe space to share your story and find community? The first session of the Survivors of Abuse Listening Group will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 1-3pm at the Metro Office. For more info, please contact Pastor Ancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women of Metro! March is National Women's History month! Join us on Sunday, March 3, at 1:30pm in the Grieco Media Room (library) as we gather together, break bread, and hear a very special message from our own Angela Robinson. For more info, please contact email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
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.
In the United States, a woman is assaulted every 9 seconds. Every 45 seconds, a man or woman is sexually assaulted. Every year, around 4000 women die from abuse. How can you be a part of the solution?
On February 23, Metro will be hosting specialized training from our denomination called, AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse) designed to help people recognize physical and sexual abuse, support the victims of abuse, and to provide appropriate language for advocates and survivors alike with the goal of making our communities safe and healthy.
The training will take place at Ebenezer Baptist Church (216 4th Street in Englewood) from 9am to 5pm. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metro-community-church-advocacy-for-victims-of-abuse-training-tickets-55246501774.
For more info regarding AVA and the training, please contact Pastor Ancy at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singles! February's Singles Ministry lunch is ON!! Please join us in the Grieco Arts Room 217 this coming Sunday (and every second Sunday of the month) for an unmissable time of fellowship and free food! For more info, please contact Pastor Doug at email@example.com.
Share sweets baked with love through Zimele's annual bake sale! The sale will take place this Sunday, February 10 in the Grieco hallway. The 'Baked With Love' campaign was inspired by many Zimele women who started baking businesses. In the spirit of their entrepreneurship, women-owned small businesses and bakers in the NY/NJ area have come together to donate baked cookies to help fundraise for Zimele. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies! Come out and connect with other women while learning the amazing benefits of essential oils! You'll get to make and take home your very own homemade goodies – from de-stressing bath salts to all-natural deodorants – using all-natural everyday household ingredients. The event will take place on Saturday, February 9 from 4-6pm at the Metro office for a suggested donation of $15 per person. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided. For more info, or to RSVP, please email Lisa Ra at email@example.com.
Attention families with children with Special Needs! Celebrate a 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 9 between 12-3pm, drop off your child(ren), then go out and enjoy your time together! For more info, please email Pastor Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com or call (201) 370-3278.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro women! Come meet and form relationships with other women at our church as we eat, worship, and pray together at our Women's "Pizza + Prayer Night" on Saturday, January 12 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. We hope you'll join us!
Metro ladies, please join us for the first Women's Ministry event of the new year! Get to know one another over lunch upstairs in Room 217 at Grieco from 1:30pm this Sunday, January 6. Children are welcome! RSVP-ing on Facebook is encouraged but not required. For more info, contact Heidi Chang at email@example.com.
Experience a little bit of heaven this New Year's Eve as we ring in the new year by worshiping God with several congregations from Bergen County! Everyone is invited to the celebration which will take place at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack (260 Central Ave), starting at 10pm. Please join us for a powerful time of reflecting on and thanking God for 2018, while preparing ourselves for 2019. For more info, please contact, Pastor Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
It's the Zimele Crafts Holiday Sale! Zimele USA will be selling an assortment of handmade ornaments and beaded jewelry made by women in the Zimele programs after 1st and 2nd service this Sunday, December 9 and next Sunday, December 16. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. We hope you'll join us!