Joined Metro in 2015
After being a part of and serving a large congregation in New York City, we felt compelled to be more a part of our Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. We visited several places and then decided to visit Metro on the advice of a friend and to “check it off the list.” That was September of 2015 and we’ve never left. After life in many corporate churches, the simplicity of the commitment to the neighborhood and each other makes this community extraordinary. Our service, our money and our time truly make a difference to our neighborhood community of faith. Metro not only serves Hell’s Kitchen through the Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Tutoring, Camps, Rooftop Garden, programs for Veterans and Women in Crisis, but it is a place where we can invite any person and not be fearful that they will feel judged or unwelcome. We love our pastors and the words of wisdom, gospel and courage they lead with. We love the music and scripture that is lifted humbly as a weekly offering. We love that the building is used around the clock for programs the church sponsors as well as welcoming others to use it in a myriad of ways. We love that every dollar is used to the fullest and without waste. But mostly we love that we are known and welcomed and encouraged by God through every member of the community. God is here and you are welcome.