This week at the Met

ACE Ministry Class: In preparation for the Harvest Fest (Halloween), ACE Ministry will be facilitating The Wordless Book. Deaconess Bernetta Driver will be the Presenter. Please join us on the following date in the Malone Hall at 8:30 a.m., October 28th.

Online Giving: Metro now offers PayPal as an option to give (Tithes, Offering, Special offering...). We continue to accept cash and checks. PayPal is just another option for those interested in online giving. You may access by going to our website and selecting the Online Giving page, or you may use the following link: Your financial information is secured by PayPal and will not be shared with Metro. If you have questions regarding online access via our website or are interested in receiving instructions on how to use Online Giving, please contact Deaconess Shanda Huston. You may contact Sis Shirley Edwards regarding bank transfer questions. Special thanks to all involved in making this option available!

Deaconess Kathy Murrell, Vice-Chair, Trustee Board.

Fellowship Outing! We will worship and fellowship with the members of New Philadelphia B.C., 11400 S. Hoover Street, in L.A., Elder Eugene Bryant, Pastor -- on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm. The Deacons, Choir and Ushers are asked to serve.

Map Your Neighborhood! Altadena Community Preparedness 2018! Choose a Sunday to get prepared for a disaster, FREE on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, CA, 91001. RSVP to (626) 798-9919,

Attention All Ministries! The 2019 Calendar has been placed in your mailbox. Please complete and return to the office, my box, or me on or before Sunday November 11th. Be sure to include the time (beginning and ending), and place of your activity. Any questions call 626-791-4352 Thank you,

Sis. S. Yarbrough

Good morning Metro! Did you realize that the whole month of October is Pastor Appreciation month? Do you know Pastor Skinner has been with us for 28 years? So, let’s do whatever we can to cheerfully show our love to Lady Trudell and Pastor Skinner. God’s blessing.

Sis. Florence Madden, Intercessory Prayer Minister

Harvest Fest Celebration Support: As we prepare to light up the world, our community--on the darkest day of the year, that being Halloween--we need your support. We need lots and lots of candy. We are expecting 200 children!! Please help us by donating candy (Chocolate Candy) and toys/trinkets for prizes. You may give your candy and toys/trinkets to Miss Jennie, or leave them in the Sunday School Office. The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. We need your help in the vineyard, which is our South Lot.


Media training every Thursday in October from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. As we move forward to enhance worship services at Metro using digital ministry as a tool to reach more souls, we need you. Even if you just want to learn--sign up for training. Training Topics: PowerPoint presentation, Graphic designs and animations, Ministry Flyers, and Social media ads. Also looking for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday Media Team support! Contact: Deaconess La Shanda Huston (626)710-0284.

Ushers Needed!!! When God's people are in need, be ready to help them, Romans 12:13 NLT. The Senior Usher Board is in need of Ushers, All ages. Please see Sister Norma Bell, Sister Sandra Lee, or Sister Dorothy Jennings. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS - ALL AGES!!! GET THE HELP YOU NEED! Tutoring is each Monday (except Holidays, spring and summer breaks) 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

Attention! Have you been wondering how you could get involved? Your services are needed on Wednesday nights to prepare and serve food to our youth during the months of November, December and January. Signing up will also provide an opportunity for you to get to know and build relationships with our young people. Dinner is served at 6:30 each Wednesday. Please sign up at the table in the foyer, or see Deaconess Huston, Driver, Franklin, Skinner, or Gilliam. Thank you for responding to this opportunity to serve.

In His Service, The Deaconess Ministry

Holiday Baskets!!! Please help us provide Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets to those in need by bringing your best-canned goods and other donated food items, and place them in the plastic container near the water fountain in the vestibule. Thank you. The Pantry Ministry

“Church-Wide Van-Pool” Starting immediately, Metropolitan will provide transportation to Sunday-Church School and Morning Worship Service to ALL IN NEED OF A RIDE! Please schedule your transportation request by calling 626-798-8611. A seat will be reserved for you and if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, you must cancel by 3 pm on Friday. Our revitalized “Church Wide Carpool” must have a total of at least ten (10) requesting riders scheduled for each Sunday. Members, this means we are active in inviting friends, relatives, neighbors, and others to join us in studying God’s Word!

Respectfully, The Deacon Ministry

Birthday Unit Change Notice! Starting the year 2019—January 4th Sunday has been changed to the 3rd Sunday of each month. The 4th Sundays will be the Children, Youth and Young Adults’ Sunday. All concerns should be directed to the Pastor!


Monday and Tuesday 1:00 –5:00 pm – Wednesday thru Friday 9:00 am –5:00 pm

Bro. Clifford Franklin, Trustee Board Chairman

Annual Church Business Meeting: Our Annual Church Business Meeting will be held here on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Malone Hall. All of our Ministry Leadership Slates will be presented for church approval, in addition to the regular business. Your prayerful attendance is important!

Bro. Clifford Franklin, Trustee Board Chairman

Pastor John Bledsoe, Church Moderator

The First Ladies Health Initiative is partnering with Worship in Pink and other sponsors in promoting, Go Pink. We are asking all women to wear pink to church on Sunday, October 28, 2018. WORSHIP IN PINK is a grassroots effort to partner the Affiliate with places of worship, providing resources to educate the members of their congregations on breast health and breast cancer. We are partnering with the October Birthday Unit In the Malone Hall right after service, we will provide pink balloons to be released with special cards to write the name of your love ones that have transitioned. There will also be available Breast Cancer Awareness pamphlets (City of Hope), Mammograms flyers,(Susan G. Komen) and "special pink treats", Sister Diane Walker and Sister Angela Shaw. We hope you participate. Please spread the word and bring a friend.

First Lady Trudell Skinner, Deaconess Karen Franklin, and Diane Walker

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