Back in these times, if a Roman soldier saw a Jewish man or boy, he could simply command that man or boy to carry his backpack or burden for a mile. The Jewish boy or man was required by law to carry this soldier's burden for a mile. However, most Jews would not carry this burden one inch or one foot further than the law required. This law caused terrible resentment among the Jews toward the Roman government.
We are a multi-cultural fellowship striving to love God & to love others as ourselves. We are the Gateway Cities stretching from Long Beach all the way up towards downtown LA. (see attached Gateway Cities ppt.)
Come join us as we help each other to build devoted, intimate & growing relationships with God & others.
Come and See what God has done; FaithFULL Living in the Heart of LA.:
Sunday Service Locations :
Metro East Ministries 10AM Spanish and English Service :
Whitney High School
16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA, 90703(map)
Dear Metro East Ministry Family,
Sunday was a great time being together and allowing John Causey to share with us "Faithful Discipling" and the need for us to have other people in our lives spiritually. The lesson is posted on our web site, so if you missed it or want to listen to it again, go online under lessons.
Reminder, this week we meet by House Churches. See our web site for other announcements.
Rise Up by Metro East Teen
Here is important info. for our shoe drive: Shoe Drive deadline is June 12th. Please see flyer for details. Our goal is to collect 300 bags of shoes to help send kids to youth camp and teen camp. Please pass this on to friends, neighbors, family and co-workers. It's a Win-Win situation....people get to clean out and kids get to go to camp.
Shoes need to be in clean, new or gently used condition. If possible, 25 pairs per garbage bag either laces tied or rubber banded together. But we will take any amount. They need to be able to be passed on for someone else to wear. If you are wondering what happens to these shoes, Please got to the Angel Bins website: www.angelbins.com.
#1. Sun. Services - at Whitney HS 10am - 16800 Shoemaker Ave., Cerritos, CA, 90703. A. This Sun. May 22nd we are meeting ALL together (English & Spanish) in auditorium for our Special Mission's Sunday. We have special guest speaker John Causey coming to inspire us on "Faithful Discipleship". B. May 29th we have English & Spanish services separate. C. June 5th is our annual "International Sunday" All Together (English & Spanish) 10am @ WHS. We highlight all the different nationalities/ cultures in our fellowship. Please contact myself, Glynn or Latrice if you would like to highlight something.
#2. Midweek schedule - May A. This Wed., May 18th, is midweek for Men "Stepping Up", Women have their class & Spanish Ministry have their class all at Embassy Suites, Downey, CA 730pm.
NOTE: Every 1st & 3rd weeks of the month we have midweek on Wed. Every 2nd & 4th weeks of the month we meet by House Church. Every 5th week of month we have a Men's Devotional. Please make every effort to be there.
#3. Reach 2016 - North American Discipleship Summit, July 7th-10th, St. Louis, Missouri. Please see web site for more details - www.reach2016.com. So far 14,000 have registered and it looks like around 25,000 will attend.
#4. ME Leaders Meeting in MAY. We normally meet very 1st & 3rd Sun., 12-1pm in Room #10. Anyone can come while the expectation is for all House Church Leaders to attend. Next meeting is May 22nd. We have a special leaders meeting May 22nd 12pm with John Causey. Our theme is "All Hands on Deck". Please come and join us.
#5. Shoe fundraiser. We are asking everyone to bring in shoes that you want to get rid of and are still in good shape. Pair up shoes together by rubber band & place them (25) in a black trash bag. Bring them to service and we will be able to turn them in exchange for money. All monies go towards Youth Camp.
#6. Annual Youth Camp - 5th-8th graders: Indescribable. Track 1 is July 12th-July 17th & Track 2 is July 18th-July 23rd. See web site for more - www.laicc.net. Cost is $410/ camper until June 1st and goes up $430 June 2nd-June 30th. Same location as usual: Idyllwild Pines.
#7. Annual Teen Camp - 9th-12th graders. Impossible. See web site for more - www.laicc.net. It will be hosted at University of Redlands this year. Cost is $420/ camper until June 5th. It will increase to $450/ camper June 6th-30th.
#8. Metro LA - 100 Proof Faith is hosting an event May 15th. Please see Lexus for more details.
#9. LA Singles Event - Masquerade Ball, Saturday, May 28th, 5pm. Cost is $10. Dress to Impress. At Orange County Building - 10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA, 92618.
Have a great week!, Douglas & Mae Lovgren
WHAT IS YOUR MISSION AS PARENTS
• If we don't have a mission as parents, the world will give one to our kids.
• Society and media today is about SELF......
• Gratifying yourself, your desires no matter what the cost.