To All Women of Metropolitan Church

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Woman of Light

You are invited on December 5, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., to share in a book discussion about a lady named Deborah, a strong lady of the Old Testament and the important role she accomplished for her people. We can get greater insight into women of the Bible through discussions of this kind.

Women of Christ please come together and support Sister Ella Young, the coordinator of the discussion

The book costs $14.99 or visit the library.

Sister Marie Campbell

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Coats for Kids

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coats for kids

Winter is almost here!


Again this year the Mary Jane Owen Circle will be collecting coats for Cummings School Clothes Closet on November 9 – December 13.

Boys and girls new coats sizes 7 to 18 will be collected by any member of the circle or the coats may be left at the church.


Claytine Coleman, Project Chairperson



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Save The Date

Posted in Music Department Announcements

Save the date of November 15, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., for our Young Adults Day afternoon worship service. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Ricky Jenkins of Fellowship Memphis. It promises to be an inspiring after noon. Please plan to attend.

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Pastoral Staff

Posted in Pastoral Staff

ImageChristine C. JohnsonDirector of Christian EducationEmail
ImageShirley HilliardGeneral SuperintendantEmail
ImageAlice JefferySuperintendant Adult DivisionEmail
ImageJerry ThompsonSuperintendant Youth DivisionEmail
ImageBarbara HawkinsTeacher, Macedonia ClassEmail
ImageJames HawkinsTeacher, Men's Bible ClassEmail
ImageDr. Jacob OgunladeTeacher, Martha's ClassEmail
ImageRodney JefferyYouth Division TeacherEmail
ImageChristial CaterSuperintendant Children DivisionEmail
ImageJoyce AndersonJunior ClassEmail
ImageRogelynn AndersonTeacherEmail
ImageSherry HowarTeacher, Primary ClassEmail
ImageBilly McCouTeacher, Senior/Junior ClassEmail
ImageCharlotte MitchellTeacher, Preschool/KindergartenEmail

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Homeless Awareness Month

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Somebody Cares, Homeless Fostering Advocacy Organization, is introducing itself to the city of Memphis by instituting November as Homeless Awareness Month in Memphis. Somebody Cares has chosen November because it is the time of year when homeless situations become more critical and life threatening with the onset of colder temperatures and harsher weather. The month objective for Somebody Cares will be to increase knowledge, understanding, and outreach amongst a wide-ranging demographic of Memphis citizens, bringing to light the issue of homelessness as a living condition to many who might not consider it otherwise. Somebody Cares will be using a simple flyer campaign to spread the word and spotlight several outstanding homeless support organizations and service providers in Memphis including H.O.P.E.(Homeless Organizing for Power & Equality), the Bridge street newspaper, Manna House personal services/options for the homeless, Room At the Inn, Community Alliance for the Homeless and Calvary Mission homeless shelter. The flyer will be available for print at Fedex Office allowing anyone who’d like to aid the effort to distribute flyers or supply flyers for distribution. Somebody Cares is a Human Services Project from the nonprofit Elmer Henderson Closer Walk Foundation. Somebody Cares was created by dance entertainer Eric Henderson (Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul) from his own recent, first-hand experience with homelessness. From living on the streets to staying at missions and rooming houses to utilizing homeless services, for Henderson, the creation of Somebody Cares makes worth it every hardship moment he suffered along the way and would not have been possible without having had the true homeless experience he endured,. A “look forward to” highlight of the month will be dance performances by Henderson at Metropolitan Baptist Church including Sunday services the 15th / 22nd and a Thanksgiving Listening Heart Performance Day for the Homeless. Another highlight of the month will be a McDonald’s Free Sandwiches for the Homeless Initiative, encouraging folks to use their paid McDonald’s receipt to take an online survey that delivers a code for a free sandwich, then donating the coded receipt to Somebody Cares who will distribute to homeless for redemption. Progressive plans for Somebody Cares include:

    • Building a “Care Bank”, where everyone, sheltered and non-sheltered can register an account to become involved in services and servicing for homeless individuals

    • Establishing a 24hr Homeless Information Phone Hotline

    • Creating Community Service Employment/Work Programs for Homeless Individuals

    • Hosting Homeless Benefit Entertainment Events

    • Ultimately, Somebody Cares seeks to offer every homeless individual in Memphis a personal anchor upon which to base their efforts to make their way out of homeless way of life.

Donate…Volunteer…Advocate…Bank Up! @

Elmer Henderson Closer Walk Foundation #MakingMemphisABetterMemphis / 901.364.8652

The Elmer Henderson Closer Walk Foundation is a non-profit business creating Human Services Projects to uplift, educate, inspire, and economically aid specified groups of Memphis citizens, thereby creating a positive impact on the city as a whole

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