The entire church family is invited to celebrate this 10-year-annviersary on Saturday evening, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. You'll enjoy an evening of good food, fun and fellowship. There is a small admission fee of $5.
If you'd like to enroll your daughter/neice/cousin/granddauther in the Sister-to-Sister program, or for more details about the anniversary program, please see Lovina Thompson or Hazel Charles.
To be sure, Ebola is a deadly virus, but the chances of encountering an infected individual in the US, let alone his or her bodily fluids, are slim—the flu is a more pervasive threat, and in some cases, just as deadly (check out how Ebola compares to 12 other infectious diseases). For more information on the disease itself, read Keep Calm and Understand Ebola on the Metro church blog.
Meanwhile, Ebola has killed more than 4000 people mostly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC). Regrettably, a number like that never seems to stir the emotions as much as when it occurs inside US borders. One of Metro's members, Sonya Funna Evelyn, is a native of Sierra Leone, and works at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). In the Q&A below, she reveals what ADRA is doing for the region and offers insight on what we can do as a church community to help our brothers and sisters in the region.
For instance, If you believe you are destined to meet a tyrant who's been waiting to judge you for everything you've ever thought, said or done, then you may focus solely on enjoying the journey and give very little regard to the destination. True? Others believe that irrespective of the way you've travelled the path, you are destined for a paradisiacal afterlife. If you fall into this group, you probably believe you can enjoy the journey and still look forward to the destination. Right?