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January 6, 2021

As we look ahead in this new year, what do we want to see? What do we pray happens in our families, our communities, our state, our nation, our world? What words do we want to read or hear that will give us hope?

These are certainly reasonable questions, especially coming out of this past year, but are they the best questions for us to focus on? Should we wait and see what the answers are before we make plans or take steps forward?

Or, should we instead, focus on what actions we can take, today, to be the hands of feet of Christ? What words can we use and when, to best reflect His compassion, mercy and love?

Within the limitations of our individual lives and abilities, what can we do, regardless of what happens in our families, communities, state, nation and world? "It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously - take God seriously" (Micah 6:8 from Eugene Peterson's The Message).

While it may seem at times there are few things we can control in our daily lives, there are daily opportunities for us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. May these be on our 2021 to-do list.

New Faces at Metro Ministries, Inc.

Please join us in welcoming these amazing folks to Metro Ministries, Inc.'s Board of Directors (left to right from the top):

  • Rev. Michael Gant
  • Craig Guhl
  • Sunil Kotian
  • Jeanette Moody
  • Marsha Petry
  • Emiliy Reynolds

We will be getting better acquainted with them during the month of January and, in coming weeks, will share more with you about each of their ministry passions. Thank you Rev. Michael, Craig, Sunil, Jeanette, Marsha and Emily for joining Metro's Board! We cannot wait to serve alongside you all.

Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

Here is a shared learning opportunity for all current before/after school care providers, summer youth program providers and anyone who is considering such programs. Indiana After School Network will be hosting this two-day virtual event on April 20 and 21. 

This summit is designed exclusively for out-of-school time program providers and is a chance for program leaders, schools and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana's children and youth.

This the 10th annual summit and is hosted by Indiana Afterschool Network in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education.

Participant registration is $50.00 for both days. Participants who register by March 1 will receive a RE:LAUNCH Summit Swag Bag.

Click here more details about the Summit and for information on being a Presenter, Sponsor or Exhibitor.

Here are Children and Youth resources shared in prior weeks:

Please let us know if you have resources to share!

These Food Resources will continue to be shared weekly here and will also soon be available on Metro's website. Please note the information on these linked pages is subject to change frequently. For the most current information, use the links rather than printed documents.

For Food Pantries and Community Meal information in Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Morgan and Shelby counties, click HERE.

Note: Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Morgan County January pantry dates not yet posted.


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