From the Pastor’s Desk

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 Greetings in the Name of the Lord

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I again invite you to join me next Sunday (September 11) for a walk in the neighborhood. Many have asked, “How can we grow our Church?” There are multiple answers to this question. One of those answers is to follow the advice of the Gospel, “Go into the highways and as many as you find invite them to the wedding” (Matthew 22:9). On Sunday, We will follow this directive.

At sermon time will take to the street. Please dress for the occasion (In a Church shirt if you have it). The Plan is to divide into teams, go door to door, pass out cards for revival, invite people to worship, pass out information for voter registration, invite people to join us for prayer, and then meet in the park for prayer.

I hope everyone will participate. If you can’t walk you can ride the bus, van or drive down to the park, (in College Park) If you reading this and you will not be in Memphis, pray for our effort at Noon on next Sunday.

September 11th is Birth Month Sunday. So after prayer, we will meet back at the church for refreshments and fellowship.

In preparation for this special day join me in prayer and read Luke 10:1-12. Pray that we will go out with the right attitude and spirit. Pray that we will have the courage to boldly witness for the Lord.


The Peace of God be with you                                                       See you on Sunday

Word for the Morning                                                                        Pastor Porter


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Team Read Tutoring Program at Cummings School

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Team Read Tutoring  Program at Cummings School

Volunteers are needed to provide weekly tutoring for two second grade students for 30 minutes each with provided materials.  Training and materials are provided for all tutors.  No professional education experience is needed.  Volunteers are asked to register to participate by August 23, 2016. 

Upcoming Team Read training events are:


                Tuesday, August 30, 4-6 p.m., Teaching & Learning Academy

                Thursday, September 1, 9-11 a.m., TLA

                Wednesday, September 7, 1-3 p.m., TLA


Other opportunities to serve the Cummings Eagles are:


Grandparents Day will be Thursday, September 22, from 10:10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.  We are asked to partner with the guidance counselor to adopt a child/children to eat lunch with just for a day so that they will feel loved and cared for.  Chicken and dressing will be served and the salad bar will be available as well.

Title One Open House will be September 15, at 5 p.m.  Greeters at doors, adults to help students transition before and after stage presentations, and volunteers to help serve refreshments.

Six Flags St. Louis is the destination for honor roll students on October 8, 2016.  Financial support to help defray costs for some of the students will be greatly appreciated. 

Doris Hawkins,

Adopt-A-School Coordinator, Metropolitan BC


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Prayer Walk

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prayer-walkAll of us are charged with the responsibility of reaching out to others and bringing them to Jesus Christ.   On Sunday, September 11th, we will have a special opportunity to serve as messengers.   Every member of Metropolitan is invited and encouraged to participate in a Prayer Walk and a “Sermon in Action.”


During our Sunday morning worship period, instead of Dr. Porter bringing the message, the congregation will walk into the community.

  1. We will invite persons in the community to join us for prayer in the park

  1. We will pass out information about our upcoming Fall Revival on September 19 – 21, 2016.

  1. We will invite persons in the community to worship with us at Metropolitan on Sundays and attend other activities of the church.

  1. We will pass out information about voter registration. Social Action Committee members will be available to help complete voter registration forms on the spot.

 After prayer, we will return to church for our quarterly Birth Month Meeting. July, August and September Birth Month Organizations will serve as hosts.

The church bus and van will be available for all persons who do not want to walk on September 11, 2016.


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