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.
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.