“My Life, My Love, My All” – Youth Day 2009

This weekend, MetSDA will be having their Youth Day beginning 7pm Friday, and continuing the next day at 9:30am Saturday. We’re inviting everyone around the Houston and surrounding areas to join us as we celebrate and share God’s blessings and love that He continually bestows. Our topic is “My Life, My Love, My All,” and centers around the scripture found in Matthew 22:36-39.

Pulling from discussions a lot of youth are talking about in today’s world, plus some themes found in the popular movie “Fireproof,” we will seek answers to the following questions:

On Friday night, the discussion will center on “How God showed/shows us His love, and His command on how to love,” followed by a sermon wrap-up by our guest speaker for the weekend, Pastor Edrey Santos.

For Sabbath, we continue with our theme of “Love” with Pastor Santos. As usual, potluck will be provided. The fun will continue on 2pm Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day, and will be filled with games, food, and fellowship. Come out… be blessed… reunite with old friends and make some new ones as well. Hope to see you guys there!

Youth Week of Prayer 2009

It’s another year’s Youth Week of Prayer and it has been a blessing thus far! This year we’re focusing on “letting our lights shine.” We’ve had great topics this week and encourage everyone to come on out and receive a blessing!

Theme: Year of Shining (Matthew 5:16)

Day 1 – Sunday March 15

Topic: What is the Light?  And how do we get it/where do we get it from?

Day 2 – Monday March 16

Topic: How do we let our Light shine?  Part 1 – community service (Matthew 25:31-40)

Day 3 – Tuesday March 17

Topic: How do we let our Light shine?  Part 2 – using our talents to bring people to God (Matthew 25:15-29)

Day 4 – Wednesday March 18

Topic: How do we let our Light shine?

Day 5 – Thursday March 19

Topic: How do we let our Light shine?

Day 6 – Friday March 20

Topic: How do we let our Light shine?

Day 7 – Saturday March 21 (Divine Worship)

Topic: How did you let your Light shine (this week/or other times)?  And did it glorify God?

Operation: Global Rain 360

Operation: Global Rain 360 Seventh Day Adventist

Ely Don Lagazo, Youth Director of the Metropolitan SDA Church Youth Groupby Ely Don Lagazo

This year, the Metropolitan SDA Church is participating in Operation Global Rain 360. Operation Global Rain starts today and ends on May 10, 2008.

What is “Operation Global Rain?”

Operation Global Rain began when a few churches in Central California decided to hold a 10-day prayer event after the model of the early church found in Acts 2. There were no keynote speakers or Conference-wide conventions, but rather a small group of disciples pleading for the outpouring of the Latter Rain. So every night, Bible verses and Spirit of Prophecy quotes were presented, together with prayer in groups or as a congregation. Read more

The Passover: A Feast of Freedom

//media.2theadvocate.comOur friends at the Houston International SDA Church cordially invite you to attend their upcoming event, “The Passover: A Feast of Freedom.” Hosted by the ACF (Adventist Christian Fellowship), it’s surely an event you don’t want to miss!

The Jewish Festival of Passover commemorates God’s delivery of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. This year, it will start on April 19.

Houston International’s pastor, Pastor Bill Cork, writes:

“On Friday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m., at Houston International, we’ll join together in a Passover Seder, exploring the rich symbolism of this Biblical festival. It’s a time to read, pray, sing and talk about the wonders God has done for his people.”

This event is a potluck event – you know how much we love those! Bring a dish and share the love. Items unique to the Passover—bitter herbs, unleavened bread, haroset, grape juice, etc. will all be provided by our friends at International.

Please drop us a line or let Pastor Cork (billcork@sbcglobal.net) if you are interested in going. We hope to see you all there!

Youth Week of Prayer

You are invited to experience the MSDA Youth Group’s Week of Prayer, which will take place March 9-15, 2008. This year’s theme is “Just As I Am.”

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Our week of prayer will follow the topic progression from “acknowledging we’re all sinners/ recognizing our spiritual state and wanting to better ourselves,” to “God will accept us just as we are,” ending with “God will mold us into something better and beautiful.” Think of it as the progression of a piece of moldable clay (we need to recognize our sinfulness and humble ourselves so we can be moldable), and the potter takes that clay the way it is, and then molds it into a beautiful pot.

We extend a warm invitation to you, your friends and your loved ones. If you would like to join us (and we really wish you would!), please contact us via our convenient online form or give us a ring at (713) 385-1843.

PARTICIPANTS: click here to read more about topics and responsibilities.