MLC Events for December 2019
The building will be closed November 28 & 29 for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
CHRISTIAN HELP’S DOVE TREE
Help us brighten the lives of children who have no gifts to open during the holidays by visiting the tree in the lobby. This tree is special because hanging on its branches are gift ideas for little boys and girls within our community. Many families will not be able to afford gifts for their children this year but we can make a difference. Take a card from the tree, purchase the gift, and bring it back before December 3rd. All presents will be collected and offered to families within our own community. Please consider helping out this great ministry!
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CLASS
Saturdays through December 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. // We believe this is a way we can serve our community in a way that can transform their lives. // We need volunteers, if you would like to help please contact Cristian Moscoso at (407) 949-7672 // You do not need to be bilingual or to have experience in order to serve.
METRO LIFE’S 2ND ANNUAL ART SHOW
Saturday, December 7, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. // Join us as we celebrate the gifts God has given us at Metro’s 2nd Annual Art Show!
WINTER SPRINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, December 7, 4:30 p.m. // Join us in the annual downtown Winter Springs Christmas Parade // As we joyfully share the Gospel and represent MLC in this fun event // We’d love your participation in a variety of areas // Please contact Susan Seifert at 407-620-8933 for more information
METRO YOUNG ADULTS
Saturday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. // It’s Christmas time! Join us Metro Young Adults for our first ever Christmas party, and our theme is “Over-the-top-Christmas”! Come dressed in your ugliest Christmas sweater, most festive onesie, or other crazy Christmas attire. Bring an app or dessert that is wildly Christmas-y, and join us for Christmas trivia. There will be prizes, so you don’t want to miss this fun evening! Saturday, December 14th at 7pm. See you there!
HOME TOWNE SUITES OUTREACH
Sunday, December 15, 3:30 p.m. // Every 3rd Sunday of the month a group of volunteers gather to serve a meal to the residence of Home Towne Suites in Casselberry // Please consider volunteering to serve food and have conversation with friends and strangers alike // Volunteers should meet at 3:30pm in the church parking lot to help load the church trailer and carpool over together // We hope to see you out there! // If you have any questions you can reach out to Shane, email@example.com
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION SERVICE
Tuesday, December 24, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. // Let us join together as family and friends on Christmas Eve for a time of song, reflection and rejoicing together in promises fulfilled // We will gather for special music, time in God's Word together and a candle lighting celebration // Childcare will not be provided so families can enjoy this evening together.
In order for your tithes, offerings or gifts to be counted as 2019 charitable deductions to Metro Life Church, any contributions must be postmarked by December 31 or hand-delivered to the church by December 30. Please make sure we have your current address or go online to the GIVE page to donate.
The building will be closed December 24 through January 1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
PASSION CONFERENCE 2020
December 31, 2019 through January 3, 2020 (Conf. ends Jan. 2, group will stay until Jan. 3) // We have put together a travel package for convenience at a cost of $200 per person (includes: transportation to and from MLC and lodging w/breakfast), does not include Conference cost // Deadline to register for Package is December 15 // Contact the Office with questions.
Thank you to our guests for meeting with our Connect Team and registering their family with Truth Quest! We donate $20 per information card to our local ministry partner organizations This month we’re supporting Christian Help.
Saturday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. // Join us for an evening of encouragement and discussion on parenting. Similar to our marriage evening in October, we will have time to share around the table as well as listen in on a conversation between seasoned parents. We all need grace for parenting, so please make plans to participate! Sign-up is available.
GRACE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE – Holy Spirit
February 20-22, 2020 // Join us for a time of fellowship, worship, and encountering afresh the person and power of the Holy Spirit. We will refresh ourselves in the promises and purpose of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Come to make new friends. Come to be refreshed. Come to be filled again. Come to encounter the Comforter, Helper, and Intercessor // Registration is open to everyone at https://gracepartnership.net/leaders-conference
PRE-SERVICE WORSHIP AND PRAYER
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. // Join us for worship and prayer // Auditorium // Touching heaven on our knees.
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS
Join us in the Bride's Room at the Church // For more information or to request prayer, contact Bonnie Bonnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Brides Room
- Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1st, 3rdand 5thThursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. // Join us at Metro for our next meeting // Contact Emily Jessee at email@example.com for more information
WOMEN’S MINISTRY – 5th Sunday Women’s Ministry Mtgs
Remember to check out the Women’s Ministry blog (The Harvest Table) on our website. Mark your calendars now…5:30pm to 8:00pm
CALLING ALL SERVANTS
As the ministries, function and events of the church increase we are finding the ever present need to increase our volunteer base. These opportunities are linked not only to member initiatives but also to community outreach. In order to serve these events well we need your help and participation. Examples of needs are:
· Chair Crew
· Truth Quest
· Event set-up/Breakdown
· Coffee Bar
· Infant Suite
We need you! Should you desire to serve in one of these ways please sign up at the front desk today indicating the area that you could be most effective and use your gifts. "...from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love." Ephesians 4:16
TRUTH QUEST TEACHERS NEEDED
Have you considered using your gifts and talents to teach? Truth Quest, the children's ministry of Metro Life Church is looking for teachers for the 1st through 3rd grade class. The commitment is three non-consecutive months a year. If you are a member or regularly attend, and are interested, please contact Angie Mendez.
MOMMY/BABY ROOM VOLUNTEERS
We are in need of volunteers to serve the mom’s during Sunday Service // This includes set-up and serving mom’s with their baby, one Sunday every other month // If you are interested, please contact Shawnie McGahey at 407-925-7201.
GIFT CARD SUNDAY
Please drop a gift card in the offering any Sunday to be given to those in need of groceries or clothing
Please let the Office know if your contact information has changed // Email addresses, mobile and home phone numbers, as well as current home addresses, new additions to the family, etc.
Support Metro every time you shop, at no cost to you // Amazon will donate a portion of sales to Metro // Shop at Smile.Amazon.com (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2521307) // This is the same Amazon and prices that we are accustomed to.
TIJUANA FLATS PROMOTION
Take a Metro bulletin with you to Tijuana Flats in Casselberry every Sunday and receive 10% off your purchase