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2nd Annual Market Place Business Seminar….

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I would like to thank you all for attending the 2nd Annual Market Place Ministry Business Seminar last Saturday, March 22. 2014.  This meeting showcased some extremely strong and powerful speakers and we were very fortunate and blessed to have them in with us.

I would like to thank our keynote speakers Michelle Hardin, our Branding expert and Atty.  Ugo Onwudiegwu, also a CPA for attending and opening our eyes to so many aspects of branding & protecting our business.  They presented us with a wealth of information that we will be able to use and prayerfully profit from moving forward. Please feel free to reach out to them at anytime.Business Ministry Seminar

I would also like to thank our surprise First Metropolitan members, Patrice & Jerome Simmons, who shared their testimony and secrets to starting their God given business, Comfort Care Assisted Living.

Please send me any ideas or suggestions that you have about future meetings & speakers that you would like to see presented by the MPM. Also, we would like to move forward in establishing an energetic group of MPM members who can continue to support this ministry with ideas and suggestions on expanding the ministry, so that it can empower & be a blessing to more First Metropolitan members and those in our community.

Email me your suggestions or Shannon Taylor and thank you again for attending.  Please stay tune for more information coming from the MPM on establishing a tool where all of our businesses can be shared in print or through electronic & social media.

Yours In Him,

Daniel Johnson

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First Met Highlights Jocelyn Afadapa….

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First Met highlights Teen Jocelyn Afadapa for being one of four students in Cypress Fairbanks I.S.D. to win the TASB Partners Scholarship…

“March 11, 2014—Cypress Ranch High School senior Jocelyn Afadapa was one of four high school students to earn a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Partners program.

Viola M. Garcia, immediate past president of the Texas Association of School Boards (right), presents the TASB Partners scholarship award to Cypress Ranch High School senior Jocelyn Afadapa.
Viola M. Garcia, immediate past president of the Texas Association of School Boards (right), presents the TASB Partners scholarship award to Cypress Ranch High School senior Jocelyn Afadapa.

As a winner, Afadapa was featured in a discussion panel held during the TASB Winter Governance and Legal Seminar, held Feb. 27-March 1 in Corpus Christi.”

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Snow on the Beltway

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December 21, 2013 First Metropolitan hosted our Annual Christmas Event, “Snow on the Beltway”.  This year it had a slit twist to it. The weather just so happened to storm on the beltway, but without a hassle we moved our event indoors to assure that we could still put a smile on every child’s face. Santa's Lap

With over 200 children in attendance it was destined to be a magnificent experience for all involved.  With the help of our food pantry, and community sponsors we distributed over 500 toys.  Guest were able to take pictures with Santa, participate in Christmas games, eat cookies & hot chocolate, as well as pizza sponsored by Pizza Hut.  It was a beautiful visual to see each guest (including parents) go home with bags of gifts.  Santa took pictures with each child and gathered a list of their “Christmas List”.  Santa was elated to grant the children with their wishes of dolls, teddy bears, gift certificates, make-up kits, coloring books, Crayola’s, trucks, and so much more.
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Pastor O & Lady O greeted each guest, and our evangelism ministry provided prayer to those who requested.  FMC Food Pantry did an amazing job of gathering families in the community who could use a lending hand during the Holiday season.  Amongst gifts, families also went home with food items to prepare a great Holiday meal.  We would also like to send a special thanks to KFMC News for provided everyone with great coverage and assisting in advertising.
Although we could not predict the thunderstorm that took place prior to “Snow on the Beltway”, we knew that God was smiling down on us as we ended the event with clear skies and sunny weather. God has a special way of letting us know that he is happy.

Pastor O & Lady O, and the entire First Met staff would like to Happy New Year.  We will see you all at our New Year’s Eve service on December 31st at 8:30 pm.