This week at the Met!

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN #412----“We’ve Come This Far By Faith”

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

 Please give names and phone numbers of all present college students who are Members to Sis. S. Yarbrough ASAP. 626-791-4352.

Thank you.

 Join us for Sunday School on Sunday, February 3, 2019.  We will be begin celebrating "Black History" month. Sis. Sadiqa Harris will be leading the Sunday School discussion titled "Eyes on the Prize".  There is a documentary available online by the same name that details the Civil Rights Movement.  The lesson text is from Philippians 3:7-14.  By participating in this discussion, you will learn the following:  1. To reinforce Paul's perspective of joy even in the midst of many trials, 2. To help you recognize what you can truly count as gain in your own lives, 3. For you to be able to forget what is behind and continue to grow closer towards Jesus, 4. Value your relationship with Christ above all other facets of your identity.   Breakfast will be served at 8:15AM.

2019 Evangelism Team – Evangelism is welcoming new visitors to our church, but it is also helping prepare all those who attend to make a commitment, or renew their commitment to Jesus Christ--to become disciples for Christ.  This means helping them to become Christians, to grow as Christians, and to serve as Christian disciples for Jesus.   With a gentle thought in mind, “We are here to be a light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept.  We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill”.  Please join the Evangelism Team. For sign-up and questions, contact Sis. Susie Collins, Chair

Super Bowl Potluck:  Are you ready for some football? Come back to church on February 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm for our Super Bowl Fellowship Potluck in Malone Hall.  We will have food and beverages for everyone.  If watching the games is not your thing, we will have board and cards games, plus a cookout contest and more activities for you.  We are asking that all church members help out with the potluck by bringing appetizers, entrees, beverages, or desserts.  See Brother Ryan Credit, or Brother Morris Appling about the list of food to bring.

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.

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

 Members!!  If you have A NEW ADDRESS, OR PHONE NUMBER, please submit it to the church office at 626-798-8611, so that we can update your record.  Thank you.

       Church Office Staff

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.  It is called "Kingdom Kids Soldiers Boot Camp".  The kids will be trained to fight against the enemies with the Word.  Each Sunday morning will start at 8:30AM with a light snack in Malone Hall.  At 9:00AM - 9:45AM training 101 begins.  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 Ministry

Online Giving:  Metro offers PayPal as an option to give (Tithes, Offering, Special offering...).  We continue to accept cash and checks.  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.  A small administrative fee per transaction will be subtracted by PayPal if you do not have a PayPal account, otherwise there is no charge. 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.

       Deacon Johnie Driver, Trustee Board Chairman