Couples Survey: Swing Dance

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At our post Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at Maggiano’s, we were entertained by North Side Swing Productions.  Our own Deacon Kevin and Deaconess Kim Fields have been trained in this exciting dance genre.  It teaches skills for couples on the dance floor and builds unity and closeness for them. Swing Dance

We have an opportunity to bring this to First Met.  The cost per couple is $10 per week.  There is no contract and sessions last 8-10 weeks.  None of the music that will be played or moves taught will be vulgar or offensive to our faith.

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March Serving Opportunity

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Looking for an amazing way to give your time back to the community?

Come on out and volunteer at The Beacon with The Next Level Ministry.

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WHO: You

WHAT: Community Service

WHERE: John  S. Dunn Center

1212 Prairie Street

Houston, TX 77002

WHEN: March 29, 2014

8:30 am -11:00 am

WHY: To give back to the community through volunteer work

If interested, please respond to this mail as the maximum participants allotted is 15

We look forward to serving with you!

Next Level Ministry

First Met Annual Couple’s Valentines Dinner

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This past weekend was filled with LOVE, the First Met Way. On Sunday, February 16th 31 couples attended our annual Valentine Couple’s Dinner. This year the dinner was held at the fabulous Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant; which consisted of dining, dancing, bonding games, and an over the top great time. Pastor O & Lady O presented each lady with a long stemmed red rose as she entered the dinner. ValP2

The main objective of the dinner was to remind couples of the importance of working together to keep their marriages strong and healthy. Pastor O & Lady O encouraged the couples to continue to uplift each other, and grow, because no marriage is perfect. In order for any marriage to remain healthy there must be forgiveness, love, and support in place. Couples were also encouraged to be creative with each other, and keep the romance alive at all times. ValP3

As the dinner progressed there was a live swing dance demonstration lead by Northside Swing Dance Group. The Swing Dancing was very exciting, and offered a new twist to the modern dances that most are familiar with.  Guest were also able to participate in a Lego activity; which allowed each couple to have the opportunity to build “something” together that represented their marriage. 

The Night was described as “Magical”, and a perfect way to display love through marriage. Pastor O & Lady O would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the couples who attended, and encourage you all to continue to stride towards a healthy marriage. ValeP1

Spring Break College Tour 2014; Firsthand

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SpringBreakFlyerThe 2014 college Tour is upon us.  This years theme is First Hand, drawn from the book, Firsthand; Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by the Ryan & Josh Shook.    The goal this year is to insure that each student has a personal faith, and not one based upon their parents and grand parents.

As for the tour, the students will visit some of Americas finest institutions.  In Baton Rouge, the colleges slated for visits are LSU, Southern & Louisiana Culinary Institute and in New Orleans, Xavier, Dillard & Tulane.  The institutions combined represents a wide range of studies and collectively will expose our students to a variety of campuses and campus living.

Students will be lodging at Camp Istrouma.   The camp is filed with activities!  Options for Swimming, Climbing Walls, Low Ropes Courses, Canoeing, & new to the camp Paintball.

The cost for the tour is $275.00.  The cost covers the tour, travel, lodging and meals on camp grounds.

GriefShare New Session

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The holidays have been joyous, but have for some created memories via moments of sadness through the loss of a loved one.  2014, in its greatness, has mirrored past years in bringing life into the world and bringing life into eternity.

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As a support for those who have and are experiencing grief, First Met has started a Griefshare support group.  Griefshare connects both newly grieving and those who are progressing through the grieving process.   Each session features the testimony of others, instructional videos and spiritual insights as to how to move through the grieving process, support others while they are grieving as well as and scriptural support while one places the piece of their new world back together.

The new session of Griefshare started Jan 6th and ends April 14th.  The sessions start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.  For more information about Griefshare, email Brenda Tucker-Harvey at bjtucker-harvey@sbcglobal.net.