Connecting with Each Other
Metropolitan’s Congregational Care Ministry understands that the love of God is experienced primarily in relationship to other people. The team seeks to create a spiritual home for our church family by providing support, prayer, resources and encouragement. These ministries offer opportunities for fellowship, service, wellness and connection that nurture the hearts of both giver and receiver.
Wednesday Mornings, 900am, Sanctuary
This guided and walking meditation (20 minutes of each) will nurture a sense of inner peace, calm and balance during this new year. Participants share an opportunity for health and emotional benefits that include receptivity to the presence of Spirit, increased self-awareness, and skills to manage stress and release from negative emotions. All are welcome from beginners to experienced meditators. For more information, contact Mary Jo Marchant.
Small Group Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry team knits and crochets shawls and baby blankets in lively fellowship and prayer for those needing comfort and a reminder of God’s love. Both new and experienced needle crafters are welcome to join this team of caring hearts and busy fingers happy to teach newcomers. The team typically has someone present each shawl on behalf of our congregation in a ritual of wrapping it around the receiver while offering a prayer for God’s presence. The group meets at the church once a month on the third Sunday (12:30pm) and ends each session by praying over completed items. Contact lay leader Barbara Tate.
Tables of 8 is an informal way for members and friends of our cooperative parish to get to know each other. You can host (once) or sign up to attend one, two, three or four of the dinners. You can also sign up to substitute for any number of the dinners. The host provides the main course and beverages. Guests bring bread, salad, a side dish or dessert. For more information and to sign up click here! Contact: Sharon Smith.
Metropolitan’s men are invited to join an all-male group that meets regularly for an informal dinner at a local restaurant. One of our pastors will lead an opening discussion on a topic of the group's choice. The remaining time focuses on fellowship and support. Contact Rev. Dr. Charles Parker.