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Empowerment Conference for Teen Males

Written by Metro Blogger.

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The 4G Teen Ministry of the Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church invites your young men to "Empowering Young Men":  a one-day conference specifically for teen males that will show them the true power and light that lives inside them...God!  Educator and spoken word artist Karega Bailey will lead them on this empowerment journey.  The conference takes place on January 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Metropolitan Activity Center (6307 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD).  Lunch will be provided.  Admission is free, but we encourage you to register by contacting Timothy Pile (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 256-658-4047)

Top Five Reasons to Attend Business Meeting

Written by Melissa Andrews.

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Our next business meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. on January 24.  Why is it that we don’t attend business meetings?  Is it because they cut into our Sabbath naps?  That shouldn’t be it – they generally start at 6 or 7:00 p.m.; even if you took a two hour nap after lunch, you’d be awake by then.  Is it because they cut into our Saturday night television?  That shouldn’t be it either – they’re usually finished by 8:00 p.m.; that’s more than enough time to get back home and catch the British comedies.  Plus, doesn’t everybody have a DVR these days?  :-)  Is it because they conflict with our other Saturday night activities?  Let’s be honest – most of our Saturday night activities start much, much later than 6:00 p.m.! (wink, wink).

Whatever reason you have for not attending business meetings, I’m pretty sure it’s, to use today’s vernacular – WHACK!  So…here are the top five reasons you need to attend business meetings (plus the agenda for the next meeting).

Resolutions: Make More So You Can Give More

Written by Clinton Bullard.

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In the parable of the talents, each servant was given talents or resources.  All three received allotments, “every man according to his several ability” (Matt 25:15, KJV). These resources were to be invested to increase their value.  The workers who received five and two talents were able, through diligence, hard work and prudent investing, to double their initial investments. However, the servant with one talent made a zero return, giving back to the master the one talent he received a long time before.  The master harshly chastised this servant for not seeking to improve on the talent he had been given.  How can you avoid being like the “one-talent” servant, and increase your income so you can give more?  We have some suggestions for you.

Resolutions: What Time Are You Living In?

Written by Claudia Allen.

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I’m sure we’ve all heard some alarming stat recently concerning the various ways the average American wastes time.  Our digital gadgets take up increasing amounts of our day.  The chart below, from Nielson, shows that the average American spends 11 hours a day with electronic media (of course, we all have our own opinions about whether these things are actually wasting time or providing "relaxation" opportunities). With all this focus on time, it's not surprising then, that many of us have resolved this year to spend our time more wisely, and that our church will also be focusing on time as a resolution.