Metro Ministries Open House a fruitful time of sharing and learning
There were 19 laity, clergy and Metro Ministries Board Members who attended the “Exploring Service on Boards” Open House on Wednesday, August 2.

Metro Board members shared their experiences while serving on the Metro Ministries board. Tom Shryock, Metro Board President, said, “Serving on the board is not scary, and it is a wonderful way of serving with your interest and passion.”

Metro Ministries connects resources to ministries and ministries to resources within the 109 United Methodist Churches and community ministries in the Central District. The newly developed Metro Ministries vision was shared, “In the service of Christ, partners identify needs, relationships are developed, and new passionate initiatives are created to serve our neighbors.”

As a learning organization it is very important to the Metro board members to bring together passionate people who are creating ways to connect with their neighbors and to find ways to resource those initiatives. Many interesting conversations, opportunities to make those connections with others in the room became a wonderful way to connect ministries with resources.
New Pastors to the District share in a cookout and conversation
Pastors new to the Central District or serving within Central District in a new appointment joined the Central District staff on Wednesday, July 25th for a cookout and conversation.

Metro Ministries staff shared a few stories and our mission and vision with our pastors. It was a great time for pastors to meet one another, hear their stories, and build new relationships in the district.

Metro Ministries captured some wonderful pictures from the day and posted to Metro Ministries' Facebook page. Check it out!