Don’t miss this year’s Women at the Feet of Jesus Conference, July 14th-16th! Special guests include Dr. Jazz Sculark, Dr. Ruth Ollison, Michelle Harden, and Psalmist Jody McCalla. It will be an awesome time of encouragement, engagement, and empowerment as we explore this year’s theme: Hidden Faces: Remove the Mask.
To register for Saturday’s conference, use this link: https://squareup.com/market/john-ogletree. Registration is only $40 and it includes breakfast and lunch, plus the chance to win door prizes.
Don’t delay, register today!
Greetings First Met Family,
We had an amazing time in the Lord yesterday! Our Youth were on fire and are expanding, which means we have to get busy, and build to out of their way. Our graduates will be back in four years and we must be ready to put them to work. They are all watching us and following our lead. They will remember this day and expect us to fulfill our vow to get this building built. The youth workers are training leaders to pass on the baton, so we must get everything ready to pass on a blessing that reflects God’s Greatness! Time is of the essence. Our future is before us.
Dr. Norman’s message was right on time! It is so amazing how God has allowed him to become a part of our family. When we asked for the members who made the first sacrifice for our current location, Dr. Norman was included in that number. With such a small number sacrificing back then, if we all sacrifice now, we can certainly do so much more today! In the sermon, Dr. Norman was real with us, because he cares about our future. He wants to see our church built. He believes we have what it takes to get the job done. He knows what our potential and is challenging us to change our thinking!
We all want the building. We all believe the building is going to be built, but our minds need to be changed about putting God first and making a commitment to give so the building will be built. Remember, faith without works is dead. We need to change our mindset to not just be a believer and a spectator but be determined to do our part. We are not asking for everyone to equally give, but to equally sacrifice, based on how God has blessed you and your family. God has blessed us all, so we must all share what He has blessed us with. This building is for God! He is asking us to join Him in what He is doing for this community and future generations to come. Don’t miss this opportunity!
First Met, we can and must pull together, do our part and get our building built! Pray and ask God this week what he wants you to pledge. Sunday bring your commitment card back filled out. We will have a sacred prayer time asking God to bless our commitment and to reveal how we can change our lifestyle to meet our pledge.
The following Sunday is our Extravagant Giving Day. Bring your First Fruit Offering (a down payment). This day is very important! Last year we made a vow to God to give in one year $600,000.00 toward our new building. As of April 30, 2017 we have given $224.660.67. As you can see we are behind, but we can catch up if everyone will give according to how God has blessed them. These funds are not a part of our tithes and offerings which belong to God. This is money from our personal funds. God has been so good to us. We have abundance in our life because God has given it to us. To whom much is given, much is required. We must not give that excess to the world; it must be given back to God to build His Sanctuary.
We serve a GREAT GOD and WE HAVE GREAT EXPECTATIONS OF HIM! He is going to do great things, BUT IT WILL BE THROUGH US. What an opportunity!
Changed and charged to cross the 1st year finish line victoriously,
Pastor and Lady O
Good evening Brothers,
I wanted to inform each of you that we will not meet this Saturday, April 1st for breakfast, and no this is not an April Fools Joke! Instead we will meet Saturday, April 8th at 9:00 am for our monthly fellowship, food and first word from our pastor. We will have a brief breakfast and ask that you stay and pitch in with our clean up efforts that day as we prepare for Resurrection Sunday!
Also, the Burn Brothers are looking for a few good men (who can cook) to join their team. If you’re interested please see Brother Charlie Evans for details. And last but certainly not least, we are in the planning stages for our annual Men’s Conference scheduled this year for the weekend before Father’s Day, June 9 & 10. If you would like to assist in the planning we will host our first meeting this Sunday, April 2nd immediately following the 7:45 service. Look for us down front in the worship center where our deacons usually sit. Bring your ideas and your enthusiasm as we plan for our best men’s conference yet! See you Sunday.
Minister Chris Butler
First Met Church
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
Greetings First Met Family,
I’m excited about our 30th Church Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, February 26th!
The Bible includes incredible records of Jewish holidays and festivals commanded by God to recall His work in their history. These celebratory remembrances are some of the most important celebrations of the Jewish faith.
We too will celebrate and remember the goodness and grace of our God for 30 years of ministry in Northwest Houston. God has blessed us to make a noticeable difference in the lives of people in our church, community and city. God has provided for us and protected us over these years, so we have a lot to celebrate.
Our special guest will be: Bishop Merton L. Clark of the Truth Revealed Ministries of West Palm Bay Florida; the Anointed Psalmist Jekalyn Carr; as well as Dinner and Festivities on our grounds. It’s going to be a great day celebrating our Great God. So, don’t miss it!
Dress for our celebration is jeans, khakis, with casual or tennis shoes. All who remain for the celebration after the 10:45 service will receive a special commemorative T-shirt. We need the sizes of your entire family (children & adults). Email the sizes to Kimberly Washington at email@example.com.
I am asking that you each bring a special offering for our 30th Church Anniversary. Cheerfully consider giving a gift in one of the following amounts: $30, $60, $90, $120, $300, $3,000. Special envelops with be available for you.
Let’s all be here to make our 30th Church Anniversary one we will always remember as a special celebration that shows our appreciation and gratitude to our Great God with Great Expectations for things to come!
For His Glory,
Dr. John D. Ogletree, Jr.