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Greetings First Met Family,
I’m excited to inform you that we are nearing a very significant time for our church, the commencement of construction plans for our new sanctuary. It’s been almost 18 months since we began our Faith Forward Campaign, and now, it’s time to meet with the bank, the builders and plan for the ground breaking service in 2018.
I know you’re excited about this news. Each of us will play a critical role in the construction of our new sanctuary. Throughout the Word of God, the house of God has been the central place. The same is true today!
God’s house (sanctuary) is the place built for Gods people to worship Him by His people who are dedicated to Him and His kingdom. It is a place for His presence. It is a place where He listens to our prayers. It is the place where people get saved, healed, delivered, strengthened, encouraged, revived, forgiven, loved, transformed… There is no other place like it in a community.
We have a one of a kind opportunity to build a sanctuary that will have a life changing effect on individuals and families for generations to come. This sanctuary is really not for us, it’s for God, our children and our children’s children. It’s for those who’ll move into this community needing to find God and a people who love and serve Him.
This opportunity will never be available again. The time to get on board is NOW! This dream can only be a reality with the finances from you, God’s people. Throughout the month of December, I need you to give a “Magnificent Gift”—one that gets the attention of heaven. This special gift is for His house. In the prophetic writing of Haggai, God’s rebuked the Israelites for prioritizing their houses over God’s house. (Haggai 1:2-5) This month resolve to catch up on your pledge, give for the first time or commit with a new pledge.
First Met., let’s take a leap of faith like never before and present a “Magnificent Gift” to God this Christmas Season like you’ve never given before. God sent His “only begotten” Son—the most magnificent gift to all mankind. He gave His best to us, now we must give our best. II Samuel 24:24 tells us that our gift should costs us some level of sacrifice. Based on how you have been blessed, your “magnificent gift” may be in the hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands. Whatever it is, your harvest will reflect your seed. So First Met, lets sow to our Great God, with Great Expectations for a Magnificent Sanctuary!
Faith Forward for 2018,
Pastor O, Lady O
Message From our Pastors
First Met, we are so excited about the month of December: The Magnificent Gift. We know all of you will do your best to help us reach our goal by New Year’s Eve. Your Magnificent Gift is going to bring us closer to building our sanctuary.
Please pray and join the campaign to build our new sanctuary. Feel free to call the church office at 713-983-7878 for additional information.
With Great Expectations,
Pastor & Lady O
‘The Magnificent Gift’
As we quickly approach the end of the year, we want to make sure we have fulfilled our pledges and are meeting the goal of our capital campaign 2017.
In the month of December, we are asking all members to catch up and/or begin to give to the building campaign. For the next four Sundays, we’re asking each of you to contribute towards ‘The Magnificent Gift’ offering. On the first four Sundays (December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd) an offering appeal will be given during the worship service, along with a testimony encouraging everyone to bring their Magnificent Gift.
Please be prepared to bring your magnificent Gift each week or you may pay in a lump sum.
On December 31st (New Year’s Eve) we will celebrate the end of the Magnificent Gift giving and announce our final tally.
If you haven’t pledged or you’re new to First Met, we will have a table in the foyer each Sunday to visit and get all of our questions answered as to how you too can get on board to fulfilling this Great Vision for our new sanctuary.
Where are we Today?
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 a 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