First Met Event Previews

Good Friday 2017

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First Met Family and Friends,

The celebration of the DEATH and RESURRECTION of OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST is approaching. That’s right, EASTER. We will host our annual Good Friday Celebration, April 14, 2017 beginning at 11 am. We are anticipating a huge showing from our surrounding community and friends.

Last year you all volunteered time or donated candy, eggs or other items that made this event aGoodFriday2017 success for our church and community. We are reaching out to you for support and help with this years Good Friday Celebration. It would be greatly appreciated if you can volunteer time, donate candy or pre-boiled eggs.

Spread the word and visit us after service in the lobby area. Thank you for your continued support and God bless you all.


Boe and Jessica Washington


Walk-a-Thon June 25th

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Walk-a-thon Registration Form

Event: Walk in the Park Walk-a-thon @ Matzke Park on Grant and Copeland Street.

When: Saturday June 25, 2016 7:00 AM Registration 8:00 Walk begins

Registration Fee: $10.00 Individuals; $20.00 Family

Please fill out this registration form and waiver for each person walking in the event.
All proceeds go towards the Faith Forward campaign!

Name: _______________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________
City: ___________________________State: ________ Zip:____________
Telephone: ________________ Email: _______________________________
Payment method:   Cash    Check # __________

For more information please contact Patricia Tatum at

It is my understanding that being permitted to participate in any First Metropolitan Church sponsored event and/or activities, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, I agree and understand that the nature of a Walk-a-Thon and that I am qualified to participate in this activity.  I fully acknowledge that the activity will be conducted over public roads and facilities open to the public during the Activity and upon which the hazards of traveling are to be expected, I fully agree and understand that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in this activity.
I understand that participating in this activity entails inherent risks of physical injury. I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISK AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COST AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation in this activity.
I hereby release discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless First Metropolitan Church and their representatives, directors, agents, and employees. Other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, CLAIMS, DEMANDS LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ON MY ACCOUNT CAUSED OR ALLEDGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY THE NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS.
I have read this agreement, fully understanding its terms, understanding that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, not withstanding, shall continue in full force and affect.

I have read and signed the attached release form __________ Yes _____________ No

A Letter from our Pastor (Faith Forward)

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June 2, 2016


Greetings First Met Family,

I pray that you and your family are finding joy and peace.

These are exciting times in the life of our church. Since March, hundreds of our members have been preparing for this season of decision regarding our Lifestyle Stewardship Capital Campaign. The presence of God has been manifested in all we have done: the gathering on the great day of fellowship held at the church, our 24 hours prayer celebration where hundreds of members testified to the power of God in their lives, and the dedicated leadership which has guided our activities. There are so many of us working together to do God’s will.

On Sunday we launched the season of decision. Each of us will be asked to make an over and above sacrificial gift to the campaign for the next three years. After much prayer and reflection, Lady O and I shared our commitment of $30,000.00 over the next three years.
Our gift was formed by two things, the great need that is before us as a congregation and the desire to give a gift that reflects genuine sacrifice on our part. Your gift ought to be guided by these same two notions. Remember, it is not an equal gift but equal sacrifice. May your gift be empowered by an adjustment in your lifestyle to the glory and honor of God.0026

Our leadership will make its commitment on June 8, 2016 preceding the great event ‘Vision Sunday’, June 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM at First Met. Each member, your family and friends are encouraged to join us for this Sunday of commitment. On Sunday, June 26, 2016, we will return to our regular worship services which will be our First Fruits Sunday. At that time, we are encouraging as many as possible to give 10% of their commitment on that Sunday. If you are unable to give at that level, please feel free to give what you can. Every gift will be appreciated.

God is doing great things at First Met but each of us must be led by Him.

With prayerful expectation and much hope,


Pastor O