NORTH METRO CHURCH WEEKLY UPDATE
May 27, 2020
North Metro Church Family,
I believe the church is essential. To families, to communities, and honestly, to life. I also believe, now more than ever, the church is us—people—a movement that simply cannot be stopped by a closed building caused by a virus. I also miss worship gatherings. Yes, there is something about coming together, as a family and community, to worship God and support one another. I look forward to the day when we can come back and worship together.
I am grateful President Trump last week recognized the essential work of churches. I am also grateful that Governor Polis is working with local health agencies and churches on a plan to open up campuses slowly, safely, and wisely. Last week, in accordance with our North Metro four-phased plan, I encouraged groups of 10 or less to begin meeting together if people felt comfortable. It was good to hear of stories of small groups gathering in homes and in parks to watch online services and encourage one another.
We are putting plans in place to open up the campus safely. This may include parking lot services and special events later this summer. Please know that no matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this might seem, we are reminded to operate out of love and unity, not fear and division. 1 John 4:18 says there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. Let us continue to respond to COVID-19 as a community to serve those who are most vulnerable, look for innovative ways to love our neighbors as ourselves, and be the church in groups and families.
SO, WHAT’S HAPPENING, WHAT’S NEW OR UPCOMING THE WEEK OF MAY 27–JUNE 2?
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 7 P.M. – FAMILY GAME NIGHT ON ZOOM. The Next Gen Team—Sheri, Chris, and Stephen—are excited to gather with North Metro families and spend time playing games together! Make sure to log on right at 7 p.m. because we only have space for 100 people. Click the Zoom link below to join.
Next Gen Family Game Night: Meeting ID: 868 1708 4922
SUNDAY, MAY 31, ONLINE WORSHIP AT 9 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. – NEXT LEVEL RELATIONSHIPS MESSAGE ON HEALTHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION. All of us face relational conflict, maybe now more than ever as we live in close quarters, but too often we ignore, run from, or blow up and poorly manage conflict. This Sunday, Pastor James will share practical steps on managing conflict well from Philippians 4. Join us online, and invite others you know who might need this, every Sunday 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at live.northmetrochurch.org or on our Facebook page.
…AND EVERY WEEK
NORTH METRO PRAYER – Join others to pray from God’s word together for North Metro and our ministries this Sunday morning, May 31, at 10:30 a.m.
CITY OF THORNTON FOOD BANK PARTNERSHIP – Having partnered with the City of Thornton to help replenish local food banks, please drop off non-perishable food items and supplies in the well-marked boxes on the east side of our building (anytime!). Some specific needs include rice, pasta, canned goods, disinfecting wipes, latex gloves, masks, larger zip-lock bags, and broken-down boxes in which to distribute the food. If you have questions, contact Pastor Troy at [email protected].
GROWING HOME FOOD PANTRY – As part of our food drive for local food banks, we are partnering to volunteer and serve with Growing Home, a local food pantry. They currently need people to assist with their drive-through pantry, as well as skilled labor to assist with current reconstruction efforts. Sign up to volunteer on their website, at growinghome.org/volunteer and if you serve, be sure to let them know you are with North Metro Church!
CONNECT ONLINE – Join Pastor James and Cindy Tuesday nights at 7:15 p.m. on North Metro’s Facebook page for catch up, conversation, and prayer, and Pastor Troy every Thursday at 6 p.m. same location for Bible Study and prayer. Don’t forget every Friday our Next Generation team provides new resources for kids and families. Go to northmetrochurch.org/kids.
Thank you for your continued faithfulness and generosity. You can continue to give online at northmetrochurch.org/give. Connect with our response team if you have a practical or prayer need. You can send an email to [email protected], or call the church office at 303-457-8560 and leave a message. Let’s continue to be the church and care for one another and our wider community.
Dr. James Wagstaff, Lead Pastor
Discovering Life Together