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Noticeably Family

Yesterday, a young gentleman came into Metro Central for the first time. He was looking for support after having some of his personal items stollen while travelling through town. In talking with him, he asked what this place is or does. I explained that we are a community centre and a church and that our primary... Read More  

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Selling Rocks for Metro

The Metro Community would like to thank one of our youngest community members, Lilly Williams-Rochon, for hosting a brilliant fundraiser on Metro’s behalf this last week. Lilly, age 8 and a life long member of the Metro Community, collaborated with her neighborhood friend, Fedra, to sell rocks for charity.... Read More  

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A Word of Encouragement

A friend of mine was contemplating this morning about life and its unfairness. He was struggling with finding a place to live and with the injustice of seemingly being the last in line for support. With passion and thoughtfulness he shared the contrast, as he sees it, between himself – a quiet and diligent... Read More  

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Eagle Moon Dancer

Hand carved from a shed Canadian Moose antler found in our beautiful Thompson valley area. Moose antler is made of bone and is extremely hard and challenging to carve. The Eagle has always been a sacred spiritual animal to me growing up. I remember one time seeing a Eagle catching a fish 20ft from our fishing boat... Read More  

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Kingdom Community

Messy, Tough But Beautiful Spring emerges, and with it, a certain sense of relief that we have survived another winter as a community. The harsh conditions of the street in sub-zero conditions and with very few places to find adequate housing or shelter are a constant concern for many of our folks at Metro. What... Read More  

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Celebrating the Metro Family

We are so grateful for all that you are to our community. As many of you know, Metro is much more than a community - it’s a family. We are a family built on love and acceptance, where people can give and receive freely without judgment. We share our space, our lives and our time, and as such, each family... Read More  

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The Road to God's Goodness

Richard and Laura Neufeld have been attending Metro for 3 years this summer and now play active roles in Metro Central and Metro Laundry. Richard and Laura were married in 2010 and recently had their son (Nathan) reconciled to them in 2011. “I am amazed at Gods goodness and abundance. A couple months ago I... Read More  

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Reflections

What is community? We have been learning about Community. What is Community? What does it look like? To me community is more than gathering together on a Sunday; it’s about people connecting, caring and walking alongside each other. Dennis compared us to a puzzle and how each of us is a piece of that puzzle.... Read More  

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Urban Rhythms

Whether we choose to acknowledge the rhythms of our lives or we choose to believe that circumstances and others are to blame for our patterns of behaviour, there is still an undeniable truth that our lives do function in a series of notable rhythms and patterns. These rhythms contribute dramatically to our quality... Read More