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Metropolitan Baptist Church Newsletter

2283 North Fair Oaks Avenue

Altadena, California 91001

Rev. Tyrone Skinner, Pastor

Sunday September 18, 2022


A lighthouse for Christ in the community

Church Motto: The Church in the Heart of the Community

With the Community at Heart. A place where you can grow.

Church Office (626) 798-8611 E-MAIL:

FAX (626) 798-6245

Virtual Worship Guide

Sunday School at 8:30 am

Below is the ZOOM link and the phone number for those who prefer to dial in.

Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 829 5001 7551


Sunday Virtual Worship at 10:00 am


Facebook Page

Children's Church Sunday 11:30 am

Join Zoom Meeting

Wednesdays Bible at Noon

Join Zoom Meeting


Facebook Page

Metro Prayer Line

Monday-Friday at 6-7 am

Call-in at the Conference Call

(425) 436-6302 access code 818334#

Metro Ministry News

Third Sunday – September 18, 2022

Special Called Business Meeting: The Trustee Board and Church Moderator announce a Special Called Church Meeting to review the Proposed Church 2023 Preliminary Budget and approve Air Conditioning Repairs that exceed $1500 (includes three bids and recommendation from the Trustee Board). The meeting will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7 pm. Via Zoom. Please look for an email sent to you soon with Zoom login information and meeting documents or request hard copies from the Church Office when they are available. Thank you!

Deaconess Kathy Murrell, Trustee Board Chair

Pastor John Bledsoe, Church Moderator

Your Continued Support is Needed: Please continue to send your tithes/contributions to the church by mail, or you may drop them off in the church mail slot near the Church Office at 2283 North Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CA 91001. You may also log onto the church's website which is, and use Pay Pal. Thank you. Stay safe.

Pastor Tyrone Skinner

Attention Ministry Leaders: Vouchers and Check Requests! Please be sure to submit your vouchers and check requests no later than 12 noon on Sundays to help ensure adequate time for the approval process. We plan to have checks ready no later than Friday each week and appreciate your assistance. Thanks!

Deaconess Kathy Murrell, Trustee Board Chair

ATTENTION!!! Please join the Dorcas and Deborah circles on Wednesday from 11:00AM - 12:00PM. The NEW Zoom Link is , OR YOU CAN CALL IN:

1.669.900.6833 Meeting ID: 848 9350 6574

Sis. Sadiqa Harris


The Overcomers ministry is still having conference call meetings and working out problems. Whether it's an Addiction, Divorce or Abuse. If you are in need of having somewhere to talk about issues you may be trying to deal with on your own, we have a group for you. We have discreet and private conversations. What is said in Overcomers, Stays in Overcomers. We meet every Wednesday via conference call at 1-425-436-6302 access code 818334#. If you are in need of a place to talk and not be judged come join us. Men and Women welcome.


Metro Peace of Mind Clinic! In recent years, disabled care and end of life planning has become more complicated and even more important than ever before. The Metro Singles Ministry and the Law Office of Robert Grant, III, APC will be sponsoring the “Fall Peace of Mind Clinic” in Malone Hall FREE to Metropolitan Members and your families. On October 1, 2022, there will be a Group Discussion at 8:15AM and 10:15AM to give an overview of personal planning followed by an hour and a half of individual discussion regarding personal needs. Breakfast will be provided from 8:30AM to 10:00AM. ALL DISCUSSIONS of Special Offering Pledged to the church shall be communicated CONFIDENTIALLY to Deacon Jevon Huston by the Metro Member or their family member, as liaison with the Singles Ministry. For detailed information please contact Bro. Bob Grant at 626-354-3336.

Just a reminder to the membership, please visit the church website, and/or Facebook Live at Facebook Live at, to watch worship services on Sundays at 10 am. Also join Pastor Skinner and others on the Prayer Line, (425) 436-6302, ACCESS CODE: 818334 #, Monday thru Friday from 6:00 am-7:00 am.

Join us For Bible Study virtually each Wednesday, at 12:00 Noon on Facebook Live at Facebook Live at, or join the Zoom Meeting. The new Zoom Link is shown below.


Meeting ID: 848 9350 6574

One tap mobile


, 84893506574# US (San Jose)

If you have any questions about using ZOOM. Please feel free to call Gloria Nunn (626)824-5507.

Help Wanted: The Audio/Media Ministry is seeking volunteers to assist in operating our sound board, working our computers, managing our social media accounts and updating our Website. Training is available. If you can dedicate one Sunday out of the month it would be



If you have A NEW ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL, or any new personal information, whether you think we have it or not, please submit it to the church office by email, postal mail, or call the Church Office at 626-798-8611, so that we can update your record. Thank you. Sis. Evelyn Finister, Church Secretary/Office Mgr.

Church Office Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Wednesday thru Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00


Please remember to pray for, visit, send a card, or call our members that are sick and shut-in, or hospitalized.

Sis. Gloria Simms Sis. Lorraine Williams

Rose Gardens Convalescent 2933 Blue Holly Lane

1899 N. Raymond Avenue Oak Hill, VA 20171

Pasadena, CA 91103 703.471.9463 (Home)


Sis. Anita Bell

Brighton Care Center

1836 N. Fair Oaks Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 798-9124




Dwayne & Kimberly Gaither Dallas Burton Pastor Skinner & Family

Monique Baker Earl Betts Our Church Family

Shawn Robertson Mother Sandra Thomas Bro. Robert Gilliam

Sis. Annie Brown Sis. Kernola Arnold Single Parents

Melvin Mayweather Sis. Wilma Roberts Leonard Gilliam & Family

Mr. David Lee Glenda Davis Mother Sandra Thomas & Family Stacee Tripplet Annette Pike Sis. Lataska Ridgeway & Family

Rae Dene Hines Jeffrey Prison Inmates & Guards

Sis. Pat Harknes Sis. Pat Nash Vaughn Horton & Errol Horton

Mr. Murray Smith The Shackelford Family Victoria Amerson

Tina Harkness Sis. Brenda Gillespie Sis. Viola Andrews & Family

Tyreena White Pansy Greene Sis. Janet Randolph

John Baker Eldrid Ellis Tonie Groom

Yazmin Williams Edna L. Stephen Eric C. Crutchen

Bro. Neil Robertson Deacon Joe Brown Renisha Gilliam & Family

Sharon Scott Deacon Richard James Patsy Williams-Ross

Marthann Palmer Sis. Florence Madden Thomas Joseph, Jr.

Melrose Davis Deacon Tommy McMullins David Cooper, Jr.

Yvonne Maywether Terry Joseph

Jerome Nunn, Jr. Kennon Hamilton

Audree Snowden William & Rose Barlow

Bro. Christopher Phillips Youth & Young Adults

Deri Sullivan Sis. Janice Miles & Family

Dr. Yvonne Maywether Jereme Pinkney

Dorothy Wright Thaddeus Brown

Terry Johnson The Gillespie Family

Kenya DeJarnette Alyssa Brown

Diane Hanks Woodrow Johnson

Darrell Robinson Victor Gillespie

Kendall Nash Freddie Finister, Jr. & Family

Brian Carter The Ludd Family

Shane Haylock Russell Collier

Bro. Clifford Franklin Thaddeus Brown, II

Barbara Butler

Sis Sadiqa Harris & Family

The people in Ukraine

Felicia Finister


Sis. Johnetta Swain & Family

Deacon Leonard Brown, Sr. & Family

Sis. Kathy Murrell & Desmond Murrell & Family

Bro. & Sis. Nunn & Family

The Family of Councilmember John J. Kennedy


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