This week at the Met!

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN #410 ----------------“Faith of Our Mothers”

For You to Know: Pastor Skinner will be preaching at the First AME Church in Pasadena, CA on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm. He is asking those who can--to join him. The Praise Team will be singing.

Metropolitan Baptist Church Senior Day: Senior Adults are a vital part of the church. Not only have we served faithfully in the past, but we continue to do so in the present. We participate in the following Ministries: weekly Bible Study, Sunday School, ACE Ministry, Birthday Unit, Choirs, Ushers’ Ministry, Women’s Mission, Intercessory Prayer Group, Seniors on the Move, Monthly Clothes Give Away, Food Pantry, Cover Dish, First Aiders, Sick Visitation, The Mothers, Deacons, and Deaconess Boards, Kingdom Kids, After School Tutoring, Mentoring, Scholarship Program, Hospitality Ministry as well as Community Service. Please invite your friends and family to join us in worship on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:00 am, as we give thanks to God for the many years, he has blessed us.

Sis. Catherine Rhodes & Sis. Edwina White, Senior Day Chairpersons

May Birthday Unit Celebration Sunday, May 19, 2019: Color is Shades of Blue. Breakfast at 8:30 am. Let’s be there!

Sis. Elaine Young & Sis. Geri Coates, Co-Chairs

Adreen Bell-Grant Scholarship Applications are available in the church office.

Adreen Bell-Grant Scholarship Committee

Greetings Metro Family /Friends: This is your personal invitation to worship the LORD and fellowship with Linda Stelly and The Inspirational Choir of Messiah M.B.C. on next Sunday 5/19, 4pm, at their 30th Annual Gospel Concert. I have been asked to minister in song, and desire your prayers and presence. Address: 4500 West Adams Blvd. L.A. 90016. Perry J. Jones, Pastor. There’s no charge, the price has already been paid.

With Joy, Jo Lynn Horton

Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready! The Metro 113th Church Anniversary celebration will be on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Our theme is “Making and Continuing the Legacy” Psalm 78:3-4. Speakers for the day include Rev. Nathaniel Haley, Pastor of United Christian Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for 10 a.m., and Dr. Tim Gramling, Pastor of Olivet Baptist Church of Ventura for the 3:30 p.m. services. The Metro Mass Choir will minister in music, and are asking current and past members of Metro choirs to participate as a mini reunion. Rehearsals will be Tuesday, June 18 and Thursday. June 20--both at 7:30 p.m. Anniversary colors are: white and black with a splash of yellow. The committee is also preparing to serve a delicious lunch after the morning worship. Hope to see everyone there!

Deaconess Kathy Murrell, Chair Sis. Susie Collins, Co-Chair

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 year. 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

Family: We are in the planning stages for VBS 2019 to be held July 8th - 12th. This year the theme is “ROAR.” The children will get ready for an African adventure that engages the whole HERD. Life is sometimes wild, but God is always good. At ROAR, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Each day they will learn a bible point addressing life. In order to help make “2019 VBS” live beyond July 8th – 12th, we need your help and support (volunteers, donations). 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 store. When you are out shopping, or have items to donate, please remember the VBS store The Treasure Box. Information regarding the registration process and classes for adults and youth will be provided in future bulletins.

"INVITE YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS" It's almost time for our Annual Church Gathering at the Park. Plans are being made to make sure the day is one to remember. We're looking forward to having a grand day of fun, games, entertainment and lots of good food! THE DATE IS AUGUST 10TH, FROM 9:00am - 5:00pm, AT LOMA ALTA PARK. If you have suggestions for the day, and would like to help out, please let your birthday month chairperson know how you are willing to help, and they will share the info with me, or Bro. Phil Madden. Your help is much needed and appreciated. Thank you Metro for your support, it's going to be a day of great family fun!

COME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL Your family and friends are invited to attend Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. We have classes for all ages. The children will be served a light snack each Sunday before starting their class.

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 6:30 pm, upstairs.

Pastor Tyrone Skinner

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