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 email@example.com. Transportation from Englewood is available.
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.
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.
Help put a smile on the face of a child and spread the love of Christ! Volunteer with Metro's Angel Tree program, providing a gift and Christmas party for children with incarcerated parents. Volunteers are needed for the following roles: contacting families, coordinating the purchase of gifts, purchasing gifts, planning a holiday party where gifts will be distributed, and delivering gifts to families who cannot attend the party. A planning meeting will take place on Sunday, October 28 after both services in room 215 at Grieco. For more info, please contact Pastor Sanetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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.
Christian parents with young kids! You have the opportunity of having your infants baptized or your children dedicated during services on Sunday, November 11 (with parents' orientation on Oct 28 or Nov 4). For more info on this commitment and celebration, please contact Pastor David at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Come meet Jesus by worshiping with our elderly neighbors at the Actor's Fund Nursing Home on Sunday, October 7 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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, Sept. 30 at 3:30pm for our Partnership Class. Dinner will be provided, so come hungry! To register, please contact Steve Bang 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.
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.