MLC Events for March 2020
GROW CLASS – PARENTING
Sundays, March 1 through April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. // More than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Let's explore together 14 Gospel principles that can radically change your family // Childcare is provided // Please sign-up online.
Sunday, March 8, DST begins, remember to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour.
MEN’S BREAKFAST - David's Mighty Men
Saturday, March 14, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. // Join us for our monthly breakfast fellowship. Eddie Needham will lead us in a conversation of David's mighty men. Why were they awesome? And how does God empower us to be awesome in 2020 to our families, our church, and our work? Bring your Bible, a friend, and an appetite for more of God. Please contact Eddie at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
HEARING & MINISTERING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKSHOP
Monday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. // Join Darin Slack as he continues with these important opportunities to grow in hearing, responding, and ministering in the Holy Spirit // For those interested in joining the Sunday Service Ministry team, this meeting is your next step // Join us in the chapel for faith-building ministry training with various equipping exercises in the gifts as we serve one another, the church, and His purpose in our lives // Bring your Bible, a friend, and your faith!
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Fridays, March 6 through May 1, 6:30 p.m. // Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University (FPU)! It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams! Through nine lessons rooted in biblical wisdom, your FPU group will learn from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. FPU includes your member workbook and other exclusive online benefits through a free year of Financial Peace Membership // Childcare will be provided // Register at https://www.financialpeace.com/groups/1110876 // Contact JayandJenFPUclass@gmail.com or 407-745-1227 for more information
GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY with Shirley Corbett
Mondays, March 16, 23 & 30, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 1099 Clay St., Winter Park, 32789 // Please contact Emily Jessee at email@example.com to sign up. Space is limited and sign up is required.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CLASS
Saturdays, through May 2, 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.
EQUIPPED TO TEACH
Saturday, March 21 // Teaching is a gift to the church, but, prep can seem like it’s all over the map in terms of a goal or aim. Imagine teaching classes that could help shape the culture of Metro Life Church and have people walk away ready for their mission. THAT is the goal of this gathering // All teachers in Metro Life Church (including Men’s & Women’s Ministry, Truth Quest, Alive, Young Adults, GROW Classes and Community Groups) are invited to a morning of envisioning and equipping to use your gift in our local church // Sign-up is required. Childcare is not available.
PARENT ~ CHILD DEDICATION
Sunday, March 22, during the Service // Parents, if you are desiring your child to be dedicated to the Lord, please visit our website for more information and to sign-up // Last day to sign up is March 15.
METRO YOUNG ADULTS
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. // Have you ever hoped for a place where you can develop your faith as well as grow through the variety of seasons that God is calling you to? // Join us Metro Young Adults, every 4th Tuesday of the month // Our aim is that as we transition through the college years and then into our careers, family life, etc. that we are being discipled and learning to disciple others as we are sent out on our mission fields.
AN EVENING TOGETHER: FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
Friday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. // This Spring we’re hosting “An Evening Together: Family Relationships.” We’ll have candid conversations about relationships with our children, family members (in-laws & extended family), and friends, while we continue to build on the marriage foundation. In a word all these relationships can be…MESSY // So, how does God’s Word speak to our relationships - especially in the family? Let’s gather together to talk about it. Space is limited, the food will be great and free childcare is provided for 1 year to 5th grade. Register online.
5th SUNDAY WOMEN’S MINISTRY MEETING
Sunday, March 29, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. // NORMAL is just a setting on the dryer… // Do you struggle in and with the everyday, normal, mundane details of life? Do you long for, even for one day of normal after a period of suffering, trial or adversity? Do you look at the normal in the life of those around you and wish you could trade places with them…even for one day? As women after God’s own heart, we are called to live a life far above and beyond what the world calls normal, and often how we define normal. As we look boldly into God’s word at our 5th Sunday Women’s Ministry meeting, Sunday, March 29, 5:30pm-8pm, we trust the Holy Spirit will work in our hearts and lives to transform us more and more into the image of our Savior. Ages 14 and up…
Thursday, April 9 // Change forever the way you look at the Lord’s Supper! Join us for a Passover Seder meal and experience the Hebrew roots of communion with all your senses. Jesus said, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” and then gave new significance to the cup and the bread as a remembrance of Himself. The Passover was meant to remind God’s people and teach the children the history of God’s salvation of His people, so this event will be child-friendly for elementary age children and up. This enhanced Seder celebration will be held on, Thursday, April 9th (the Thursday before Easter), so save the date and be sure to register early as seating will be strictly limited. Watch for registration to open in March. There will be a per person or per family cost for the meal.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Concrete & Cranes
June 15-19 // Come join us for Vacation Bible School! // Concrete & Cranes: Building on the Love of Jesus shows kids the foundation that lasts. As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion.
Sign up opens April 5 at https://metrolife.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/394774
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
We need many volunteers in order to offer this amazing opportunity to the children of Metro Life Church and the surrounding communities. If you (or your parents) are currently a member of Metro Life Church, would you consider joining us? Please select an area in which you'd like to serve when you sign up at this link: https://metrolife.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/394754
PRE-SERVICE WORSHIP AND PRAYER
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. // Join us for worship and prayer // Chapel // 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, 3rd and 5th Thursdays, 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