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.
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!
Come meet Jesus by worshipping with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home (175 W Hudson Ave, Englewood, NJ) on Sunday, January 6 from 2-3pm. This is a great way to begin the New Year - sharing the love of Christ. Children are also welcome! For more info, please email Sanetta at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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, Dec. 9 at 3:30pm. Dinner will be provided, so please come hungry! To register, please contact Steve Bang 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.