Attention Members: The 2nd Quarterly Church Business is rescheduled for Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Malone Hall. Please plan to attend, be prayerful, and on time.

Pastor John Bledsoe, Church Moderator, Edwina White, Church Clerk.

Sis. Kathy Murrell, Trustee Board Vice Chairperson

Thank you all for your awesome participation and support of the 7th Annual First Ladies Health Day. Your support and cooperation is greatly appreciation. Thanks to those who answered the call to serve: Metro Ministry team, set up crew, lunch crew, social media crew, media crew, and event staff. Thanks to Ambassadors Karen Franklin and Diane Walker for your attendance at planning and training meetings, and participation in the Monday evening conference calls. Thanks to Marco Williams for soliciting additional providers and resources from the City of Hope. Thanks to Pastor Skinner for the opportunity to serve and his attendance at the First Ladies Health Initiative events leading up to the special day. Statistics: 94 participants registered at the sign-in table; Out of the 94 participants - 63 were members of Metropolitan and 31 were non-members of Metropolitan; Glucose Testing: 74; Blood Pressure: 68; Chair Exercise: 27; Breast/Cervical Cancer Education: 70; Chap care Services: 20; City of Hope Job Recruitment: 56; City of Hope Health Education: 27; Lung Function Testing: 30; Speaker/Mental Illness: 45; and LA County Public Health Information: 70. Gift card winners, courtesy of Walgreens: Betty Jeu, Norma Bell, DaVette Cogshell, Margaret Martin, Evelyn Finister, Linda Hall, Joya Ross, Gwen McMullins, Pat Nash, and Cornelia Gates. Please see Karen Franklin to receive your prize. Feedback: We welcome your feedback/suggestions. We want to make sure your needs are met while meeting the needs of the community. If you have ideas or feedback, please share with Karen, Diane, Marco, Trinity or Trudell.

Lady Trudell Skinner

IT'S CHURCH PICNIC TIME!!! You’re invited, but your admittance is to bring a dish or two and an unchurched friend or family member, to attend the Church Picnic on June 30th from 9am to 5pm at Loma Alta Park in Altadena at the Bronco Picnic Area by the horse stables. We're going to have a DJ, Games, Prizes, Sports for the Youth, Dance Contest, and more fun events for everyone. Please see the list below, to find out what dish or dishes you need to bring according to the first letter in your last name. Please make sure to bring enough food to feed 10-12 people. Any questions please feel free to contact me at (626)644-6763.

A-B= Baked or BBQ Chicken O-P= Casseroles

C-D= Fried Chicken or Meatloaf Q-R= Sliced Ham or Sliced Turkey

E-F = Greens, Cabbage, or Corn S-T= Mild Links or Meatballs

G-H= Lasagna or Enchiladas U-V= Desserts or Fruit

I-J = Cornbread & Beans W-X=Tamales or Jambalaya

K-L= Potato or Macaroni Salad Y-Z= Side Dishes

M-N=Spaghetti or Mac n Cheese

Debutantes Ministry: Hello Metropolitan Family! The Debutantes Ministry is planning our Spring Tea Event. If you have any china you would like to donate, or give with love, we would really appreciate your support. Please contact Da’Vette Cogshell, or Mico Borders at 626-379-7321. Thank you.

Attention Members! If you want to volunteer your time to help with the Church Picnic Committee, please see Beverly McAfee in the vestibule to sign up.

Family: We are in the planning stages for VBS 2018!! This year the theme is Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus. The children will find that Jesus rescues them when life gets stormy. When they are lonely... Jesus rescue! When they worry... Jesus rescues! When they struggle... Jesus rescues! When they do wrong... Jesus rescues! When they are powerless... Jesus rescues! JESUS RESCUES - thank you Father. In order to help make VBS 2018 live beyond July 9th-13th we need your help and support. This year we will transform the church into an island. We need the following items to help turn the church into Metropolitan Tropical Island. Items Needed:

Large Sea Shells Fishing Poles

Bamboo Fishing Nets

Water Raft Boat Plastic Foliage

Donut Floats Tikki Torches (4)

Coconuts (12)

During VBS all participants (adults and children) will be able to shop at the VBS Store ¨The Treasure Box¨. We are in need of items to stock the Treasure Box. When you are out shopping please remember the VBS store The Treasure Box.

Miss Jennie Beard, VBS Director

Come to Sunday School: Your family and friends are invited to attend Sunday School at 8:30 am. We have a class for all ages and stages.

Sunday School Ministry

Attention All Students - All Ages!!! GET THE HELP YOU NEED! Tutoring is each Monday (except Holidays) from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Malone Hall.

Prayer and Bible Study: Please join us for Prayer and Bible Study each Wednesday at 12:00 Noon, and again at 7: 30 pm. The Youth and Young Adult Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, upstairs.

Pastor Tyrone Skinner

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