God Sized Donation!

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Today, God blessed the First Met You Belong Food Pantry with a God sized donation!  A private food vendor from Sugar Land, Brother Eric, delivered image1(4)a portion of his Amazon distribution business products to render support to families for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

The load included snack items of many variety!

Kellogg Protein Bars, Nature Valley Biscuits, Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp, Nature Valley Clusters, Cheerios, Peanut Butter Patties, Chuckles, Takis, Life Savers, Sweet Tarts, Hershey’s Chocolates, Teddy Grahams, Gold Fish………  The list of products, too numerous to account for.

A Portion of the Donation Organized and Faced for Display

Brother Eric business, Loanstar Trade, called First Metropolitan Church by change he said, but we know he called by order.  An order from above, seeking to provide the things needed to show forth His goodness and mercy to all generations.

We praise God today for the acts of His hands, and for the obedience of Brother Eric, who’s kindness and generosity will be rewarded!


Griefshare (Veterans Nov. 11)

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Surviving the HolidaysGreetings,

We will be honoring Veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 for there brave service for our country. Why? It is because we know and treasure our freedom as a nation. Our personal spiritual freedom is just as important. There are many things that can hold us captive or cause us to get “Stuck” in life. But grief does not have to be one of them.

Please join us tonight, Monday, Nov. 09, 2015 at 6:30 pm as we cover  Session 6:Stuck. Participants will discover: 1. How to prevent getting stuck in grief. 2. Common misconceptions that hinder healing. 3. Why their path to healing isn’t always smooth.

This week’s presentation will be sure to lift your spirit, if you come with a childlike heart. Bring a friend or relative with you to share in this experience.


Brenda Harvey, Facilitator

GriefShare Ministry
P.S. Be encouraged by the devotional below.



My spiritual quest includes a calling to free myself from limitations and barriers that slow my progress. I let go of fear, feelings of lack, or resentments. Freedom from these roadblocks enables me to fully express my divine potential.

The apostle Paul advised the Corinthians to build their lives upon the foundational teachings of Jesus. Like seekers then, I create my life using spiritual tools. I release perspectives and behaviors no longer supporting me. I embrace those in alignment with my understanding of Truth.

Relying on the guidance and insight of God, I embrace my independence and follow the path to my highest good.

Senior Adults Worship at Woodwinds

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The Senior Adult ministry at First Met continues its effort to take the Gospel of Christ to the Woodwind Lakes Rehabilitation Center off Windfern and Gulf Bank.

On November 4th, the Senior Adult ministry greeted the residents of the Nursing Home with song, sermon and prayer.  In the community room, the residents joined the Seniors to sing “Jesus Lifted Me” and “Alleluia-Lord I Love You”.

Scripture and Prayer was given, and then “You Can’t Make Me Doubt Him” and “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” were sang.  The songs chosen by Deacon O’berry were selected to encourage the residents, all of who are being challenged daily to press through the rehabilitation process.  While each persons circumstances vary, the faith that all residents need to have a successful rehabilitation experience is the same.

The message from Rev. Skip Harvey, encouraged each resident to maintain hope in the Lord.  Finding strength in His Word and comfort via His Spirit to make it through the next series of exercises and test.

The group closed with “I Am On the Battlefield For My Lord” & “God Bless America” to honor Christian soldiers and U.S. soldiers.  Closing prayer was given.

He-Brews Cafe (October 16th)

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He-Brews Café was a success this past Friday October 16th. It was a great time of food, fellowship and great conversation. The event bought together a total of 24 attendees during our time together. We are thankful for the growth as we saw a few new faces.

He Brew’s Café is “where art meets worship.” This unique café attracts an audience that is drawn to an entertaining mix of lively discussions about trending topics, music, and life-changing conversation. The intriguing guests, casual setting, and honest examination of issues from a Christian perspective are challenging attendees to think about what they believe and why.

The night kicked off with mingling and light refreshments. During that time guests are able to get to know one another through conversations as well as ice breakers. Our worship team, consisting of Xavier Gilstrap, Gabriel Hynds, and Kahjee Hollis, led us with a couple of selections. 2It was then time to begin the discussion. This month we discussed the State of the African American Church. We looked at statistics from George Barna and examined how the culture and media portrays the African American Church. The conversation was open, honest, and challenging! Of course, we had to eat! Mama Cass came through and made catfish, grits, and hush puppies. She went in!!!

I would like to thank all those who volunteered and came out to support the event. If you did not have a chance to come out, join us next month on November 20th, 2015. I heard that the menu will consist of beef and baked potatoes. See you there!

Market Place Ministry Business Seminar 10.10.15

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The Market Place Ministry Business Seminar will take place this Saturday, Oct. 10th from 9 to 1 pm.  Continental breakfast will start at 8:30 am.  This will also allow time for you to mingle and meet other like minded Christians and to discuss your business.  We will ask you to wear a name badge with just your name and a business description…………………..like real estate, cooking, child care, elderly care, etc., to help trigger conversations with others.

Bring business cards or even a short write up of your current business venture or idea.  Also, be prepared to give a 1 minute introduction of yourself and your business to the group.

Our Pastor has started a new series named “Agree with God for your Prosperity”.  This Sunday he started the series with his message called “Your Place of Prosperity”, Psalm 66:11-12 NIV “You brought us into the prison and laid burdens on our backs.  You let people ride over our heads; we went thru fire and water, but you bought us to a place of abundance.”  Maybe your place of abundance is starting your God Anointed business as an entrepreneur or a partner. Maybe it starts this weekend………….

If you are available to come a little early to help  with administration, please let us know. Encourage others to come, as all is welcome.  Please contact myself or anyone above if you have any questions.

Elder Daniel Johnson


New to First Met; The Table

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First Met,

Church doesn’t end just because the worship service is over. “Church” is the body of Christ seeking God’s kingdom, not just an event on Sunday morning. Prayer, service, study and fellowship are important aspects of faith that shouldn’t be restricted to the hour we sit in a pew. That’s what The Table is all about. It’s a private social network, just for our church, that enables us to connect 24/7, not just on Sunday.

The Table is our new online community at First Met; The Place Where You Belong! This is your invitation to join the online fellowship, by pulling up your chair to The Table.  IMG_1535

How do I join?

You can sign up for the Table here: https://firstmetchurch.table.org/

What’s next?

Now that you’re on the Table, here are five things you can do to get started:

IMG_15381. Get rid of that default photo and upload your own profile pic. This will help people learn who you are.

2. Fill out the ‘About Me’ section of your profile with your interests, gifts and skills. This will help connect you with others at church.

3. Browse ‘People’ and click over to the map view to find other people from church who live near you.

4. Go to the ‘Prayer Wall’ and pray for a few of the prayer requests. When you click ‘pray now’ the person can be notified that you prayed for them–instant encouragement!

5. Browse ‘Groups’ and join a few. If you don’t see a group for your ministry or interest, go ahead and start one.  IMG_1537

Need help?

If you need help with the Table, we can help you out:

1. Contact The Table administrator at pastorjohnny@firstmet.org.

2. You can also check out the Table’s help section: http://www.tableproject.org/help

We will see you on The Table,
First Met; The Place Where You Belong!

Mission of Yahweh; Volunteer Celebration

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September 25, Elder Louis & Gloria Robinson attended the First Annual 2015 Volunteer Celebration & Dorcas Awards.  It was ” a huge success” said Tonya Frye.  She continued, “We welcomed more than 100 people last night to acknowledge those who work hard among us…our dedicated volunteers!”  missionofyahwehthanks
The events purpose was to show thanks and appreciation to the organizations that have volunteered their support to the Mission of Yahweh.  Among fundraisers, the Mission raised “more than $8,900 which will go towards our general operating support of our residents.”

The entire Mission of Yahweh team showed its gratitude for the community support, as well as the residents who benefit from the love show, teaching given, counsel provided and resources shared.  The Mission of Yahweh continues to meet the needs of women starting anew, facing the challenges of life filled with faith and determination.

First Met is grateful for the efforts and dedication of Elders Louis & Gloria Robinson whom serve as leaders and coordinators for the First Sunday Worship Service held at The Mission.