RESPONSIVE READING --- (Church Covenant)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN #199-----------“O Come All Ye Faithful”
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.
Holiday Baskets!!! Please help us provide 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
Attention All Seniors! Our Annual Senior Luncheon will be held at Morning Star Christian Church, 980 Rio Grande Street, Pasadena, CA on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 12:00 Noon-2:00 pm. Please RSVP to Sis. Mildred Hudson at (626) 791-3369.
OVERCOMERS MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP: Our ministry is planning on passing out "Blessing Bags" to homeless women and men sometime in the near future. We are asking our church family to assist in donating with old purses, gift bags, toiletries, snacks (foods that are easy to chew), bottles of water, socks, scarves, beanies, old Bibles etc. We will have a box in the vestibule to place items in. Any questions you can see: Sis.Mico Borders, Roxie Gilliam, or Debbie Ayers. Thank you in advance for your support.
Food for Metropolitan Youth 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 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 pm each Wednesday. Please give your name to Deaconess Franklin, Skinner, or Gilliam and all details will be provided. Thank you for responding to this opportunity to serve.
Needed, Male Under 10 Years Old: To speak a Poem on a program for Kwanza – December 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at the La Pintoresca Library in Pasadena, CA. An Honorarium of $10.00 will be given. Please Contact Betty J. Ford for details at (626) 806-6832.
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: https://www.mbcaltadena.org/online-giving. 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.
“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!
The Deacon Ministry
Hello November! Mahalia was a smash singing melodies from the past that most of us remember. Well done November! We are just about done with this year. We look forward to the December Program, let’s not forget our theme, “Each One Reach One”! That was, and is--our mission for 2018, etc. Bring somebody to church on your Birthday Month, and let the Holy Spirit do the convicting, ok! The growth of our church is our responsibility. Please bring somebody.
Bro. Phis Madden, Birthday Unit General Chairman
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, 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