At Metro, we believe that a critical component to our spiritual formation is responding to the needs of the hurting. There are over 2,100 verses in the Bible where God calls His people to fight for the justice, be an advocate, and have compassion for the poor and oppressed. JAC helps the people at Metro to do just that. We do not do this out of a sense of noble obligation, but we do it out of a sense of reverence for Jesus Christ. In Matthew 25:40, He teaches us that whatever we do to the “least of these” we are “doing” unto him. Jesus Christ is among the least, the last, and the lost. When we at Metro visit the poor, oppressed and the marginalized, we go with the posture and expectation of encountering Jesus Himself.
MEET JESUS: In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters, you did for me.” These words are the core of JAC. When we serve the least, the last and the lost, we are serving Jesus Himself.
REACH: We want to reach out to the poor, the suffering and the marginalized in Englewood and beyond.
RELATE: We want to live out what it means to love our neighbor and to build relationships with those we serve.
RESTORE: We want to help restore and heal those we serve by being reflections of Christ.
JAC isn’t a ministry of Metro. It is the heart and soul of Metro. It is how we connect to our community. It is how our community connects to us. It is how we all connect to God.
What JAC is doing:
On June 30, Metro partnered with Ebenezer Baptist Church of Englewood, Mount Olive Baptist Church of Hackensack, and the Bergen County Chapter of NAACP to host a local Families Belong Together Rally and Prayer Vigil. Guest speakers included local immigration activists, community leaders, and faith leaders. We urged our elected officials to reunite immigrant families who have been separated and create a humane immigration policy that recognizes the dignity and value of each person.
Click here to sign the letter attendees signed that was mailed to elected officials. Sign your own letter and send it to your congressional representative.
Click here for a listing of local organizations supporting immigrant families and individuals.
On January 18, Metro joined with Ebenezer Baptist Church of Englewood to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We pledged as a community to continue his work. Read about it here.
What JAC is reading:
"Breaking the Silence" (an interview with Pastor Peter Ahn and Pastor Alex Gee on the Church's need to have an honest conversation about race. From Covenant Companion.)
Tell Us What You Think!
Email Pastor Sanetta to volunteer.
Worship at Lillian Booth Actor's Home
Worship with our elder brothers and sisters in a local assisted living / nursing facility
1st Sunday of every month
Serving meals to our homeless friends
March 31, 2019 (4pm-7pm)
Worship at East Jersey State Prison
Worship with our brothers at East Jersey State Prison