This week at the Met

RESPONSIVE READING (1 Chronicles 16:20-25)

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN #288--------“Crown Him With Many Crowns”

Church Office Closed! The Church Office will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day Holiday. Have a blessed holiday!

Church Office Staff

Attention All Ministries/Auxiliaries: Please submit your vouchers (with receipts) for reimbursement of any 2018 expenses by Friday, January 4, 2019 for reimbursement from your 2018 budget! Any vouchers for reimbursement of 2018 expenses received after Friday, January 4, 2019, will be reimbursed from your 2019budget. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Sis. Shirley Edwards - Treasurer

Called Church Business Meeting: A special called Church Business Meeting will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 for the purpose of completing election of officers for the year 2019. All persons that have been nominated, but have not yet met with the Pastor and Nominating Committee, please make arrangements with Sis. Linda Cooper to complete this requirement prior to the Business Meeting. The prayerful attendance and participation by all members is requested.

Johnie Driver, Trustee Board Chairman

Rev. John Bledsoe, Moderator

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.

**NEW ** 2019 Evangelism Team: Metro’s Evangelism Team would like to reach out to the community through intentional acts of kindness and love, with the expressed purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. If you adore serving people, sharing your faith and planning community events this would be a wonderful ministry for you. For sign-up and questions, please contact

Sis. Susie Collins, Chair

“Church-Wide Car-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

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.

Deaconess Ministry

The Kingdom Kids and the Sunday School Ministries are excited about teaching our children in 2019. The teams are in the process of creating a Sunday School program for children from the ages of preschool - 5th grade-- Each Sunday morning at 8:30 am, with a light snack in Malone Hall. It is called "Kingdom Kids Soldiers Boot Camp". The kids will be trained to fight against the enemies with the Word. Training 101 begins at 9:00am - 9:45am. Training 102 begins at 10:30am - 12:00pm. Teachers have been training for several months on curriculum that will be presented. Bring your children, grandchildren and your neighbors children.

Bernetta Driver, Kingdom Kids Ministry

Gloria Nunn, Sunday School Minis

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.

Tutorial Ministry

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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