Joined Metro in 2012
After moving to the area in September 2012, we were seeking a church that had a passion for social justice, a strong sense of community, and was open and affirming to all. We were drawn to Metro because of what the Sunday church does Monday thru Saturday. Seeing the church transform to a weekly clothing closet, food pantry, tutoring center, rooftop garden, etc. we were excited to begin serving. Our first Sunday there, we found a warm sense of family and an uplifting community. We felt wanted and valued. We attended a couple churches in Manhattan after our move, and Metro was the first church where we felt immediately included. People invited us to lunch, asked us to volunteer, learned our names, and understood the loneliness a couple might feel moving from the Midwest. We found a family in a city where we had none.