Salute the Single Mothers Event Recap

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On Sunday, December 8, 2013 First Metropolitan Church implemented our first ever “Salute The Single Mother” event.  This event was created by Pastor Ogletree to allow the single mothers of First Metropolitan and the community to feel special, loved, adored, and honored.  As we know, Christmas is normally centered around the children, but during this time we wanted to let the single mothers know that they are appreciated for their countless hours of raising the wonderful children of our community.

The single mothers were able to enjoy a message delivered by Pastor Ogletree titled, “Hope during the Christmas Season”. The message encouraged everyone to never give up hope no matter what is taking place in your life. Directly after the message, Pastor O & Lady O had each single mother stand up for the celebration of the event. As each mother stood, Lady O welcomed them to service, and she explained how growing up her mother struggled to keep all of her children in great spirits during the Holiday season. IMG_1572

All of the mothers being honored at the event received a gift bag including, tickets to see the new movie “Mandela”, beauty products, gift certificates to various restaurants, perfume, and various items to show our appreciation of these strong single mothers. Several members became our “Secret Angels” by adopting a few single mothers and giving them monetary gifts to assist with special needs.  Four deserving mothers received $100 gift cards from Pastor & Lady O, and over twenty mothers received $40 gift cards.  All mothers also received bags of groceries from First Metropolitan Church’s food pantry. 

“This event was a complete blessing to me. I appreciate First Metropolitan Church for hosting an event such as this one”, said Valencia Guinn.

We are so thrilled that we were able to uplift our beautiful single mothers. Pastor & Lady O would like everyone to know that this is the time to of giving, and take this time to do something special for someone else. We love each of you, and we look forward to making this event bigger and better in the future. Happy Holidays.

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3 thoughts on “Salute the Single Mothers Event Recap

    Marilyn said:
    December 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I love my church so much! I brought my friend to 10:45 service because she is a single mom and I knew the message would be dedicated to them. Not only did she love the message, but my Pastors blessed her with the same gifts as the “members” as well as a HUGE monatary gift! She left with nothing but positive things to say! Thank you First Met! You really touched not only me but her as well.

      The Scribe said:
      December 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you for bring your friend to share in worship with us! We are so glad that she was touched by the message and by the sincere outpouring of love from the body of Christ at First Met! We love you Marilyn and thank God that you have become a part of our congregation! Keep the faith!

    The Scribe said:
    December 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    The day was truly amazing! We thank God that our Pastor listened to the voice of God and had a great day to honor some amazing women! It was an honor for our staff and leaders to participate in such a powerful move of the Spirit!

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