An Important Update From Senior Pastor Paul Westbrook

Each day we are faced with the reality that new areas of our lives are being altered. It is an unsettling feeling to know that most things we woke up counting on, have been postponed, changed, or moved online. We are unified in our longing for something that is not changing.

We want to encourage you with this verse from Hebrews 13:8: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

At Metro, we may have to wait to meet in person again, but there are many aspects of our church life that have not changed. We have an amazing community that is committed to stay connected, invite new people in, and care for each other’s needs. We have teaching that is relevant and Biblical. We get to keep learning about a God that does not change. And we have hope that during this time, God will allow the church of 2020 to explode past the confines of four walls and reach individuals you love and care about.

With this in mind, here are the ways our ministries within Metro are making Jesus and community available in new and exciting ways during this time.

  • Weekend Services
    • Our campuses will meet ONLINE ONLY
    • Join us on the Metro Community Church app, Facebook Live, or metrocommunitychurch.com/live
    • Service times are Saturday 6p | Sunday 9 & 10:45a

  • Watch Parties are encouraged!
    • Invite people to attend an online service with you by sharing the link.
    • Post pictures or videos on Facebook or Instagram, using #mccwatchparty, of you and your family watching a service together.

  • Metro Kids
    • We have created an online component for your children, grades 6 and under, that will have new content every week available at metro communitychurch.com/live
    • We encourage parents and children to worship together with the livestream until the message begins.
    • While parents listen to the message for adults, children can watch the message specifically designed for them in another room or on a separate device.
    • During a family meal, feel free to use the included online discussion guide with children to talk about their lesson and give them a chance to share their thoughts.

  • Metro Groups
    • Groups are moving to Zoom or FaceTime if they are larger than ten people, or if you are uncomfortable meeting in person. 
    • A video tutorial for Zoom will be sent out via email to Metro Group leaders by Sunday Night.

  • Metro Students
    • The Sunday night Fusion experience is moving online and will be found at metrocommunitychurch.com/live starting this weekend.

  • Metro College
    • Starting Thursday, March 26th, the Thursday night experience (CRAVE) is moving online and can be found at metrocommunitychurch.com/live

  • Community Outreach
    • You will soon have print and online options for reaching out to your neighbors and finding ways to meet needs in your community.
    • More information is coming soon.  

We are overwhelmed by the way you have shown up to care for each other, encourage each other, and offer help where you can. In a time of uncertainty, it is great to know that the love of God is being shared in tangible ways by the people that call Metro their home. We are praying for your, your families, and the people in your lives that need a message of peace right now. We look forward to seeing you online as we work to keep everyone safe, healthy, and connected to Christ.