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Matthew 25: Ministries Presents TICKETS the Radio Play by Reverend Wendell Mettey

MISC_Matthew 25 Ministries logoOn December 14 and 15, Matthew 25: Ministries is presenting TICKETS the Radio Play, a charming, heartwarming, family-friendly holiday entertainment that celebrates the warmth of the Christmas season. What happens to the Christmas spirit when a church has to decide how to distribute 253 tickets that “Admit One to Heaven” to a congregation of more than 1,000?

TICKETS the Radio Play is based on the short story Tickets originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey in 1976 for his Walnut Hills congregation. Reverend Mettey conceived the idea of turning the radio program into a staged old-style radio play and the original radio script received its world premiere staged production in December of 2013.

TICKETS the Radio Play recreates the ambiance of an old-time recording studio, where actors perform the radio play in front of a live “studio” audience, complete with old style sound effects and surprises. The original short story Tickets is included in a compilation of Reverend Mettey’s Christmas stories (Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas), released in November of 2013.

The cast of TICKETS includes talented, fan-favorite performers from all around Greater Cincinnati. A selection of unique, international crafts purchased from artists in the locations Matthew 25 serves will be available for purchase at each performance.

Performances of TICKETS the Radio Play are December 14th at 7:30pm and December 15th at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for Tickets are available at http://m25m.org/event/tickets-the-radio-play/, by calling (513) 793-6256 or e-mailing gracie@m25m.org. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Join Matthew 25: Ministries and the cast and crew of TICKETS the Radio Play for a fun, unique, family-friendly holiday experience!

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate products each year and redistributes them to people in need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 3,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information contact Joodi Archer or Mary Tignor at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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Matthew 25: Ministries Presents TICKETS TO RADIO PLAY Play by Reverend Wendell Mettey

MISC_Matthew 25 Ministries logoTickets the Radio Play is a family-friendly holiday treat! 

November 22, 2017  CINCINNATI, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash presents TICKETS TO RADIO PLAY by Reverend Wendell Mettey on December 1st and 2nd.  What happens to the Christmas spirit when a church has to decide how to distribute 253 tickets that “Admit One to Heaven” to a congregation of more than 1,000?  Join us at Matthew 25: Ministries for this charming, heartwarming, family-friendly holiday entertainment that celebrates the Christmas spirit.

Tickets the Radio Play is based on the short story TICKETS originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey in 1976 for his Walnut Hills congregation.  Reverend Mettey conceived the idea of turning the radio program into a staged old-style radio play and the original radio script received its world premiere staged production in December of 2013.  TICKETS TO RADIO PLAY recreates the ambiance of an old-time recording studio, where actors perform the radio play in front of a live “studio” audience, complete with old style sound effects and surprises.  The original short story TICKETS is included in a compilation of Reverend Mettey’s Christmas stories (Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas), released in November of 2013.

Performances of TICKETS TO RADIO PLAY are 12/1 (7:30) and 12/2 (3:00 and 7:30).   Tickets for Tickets are available at http://m25m.org/event/tickets-the-radio-play/, by calling (513) 793-6256 or e-mailing gracie@m25m.org. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children.  The cast of Tickets includes talented, fan-favorite performers from all around Greater Cincinnati.  A selection of unique, international crafts purchased from artists in the locations Matthew 25 serves will be available for purchase at each performance.

More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.  For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Caring for a Needy World
Matthew 25: Ministries is top-ranked among over 2,000 4-star charities by Charity Navigator and has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the most efficient large US charities.  Matthew 25: Ministries was awarded the “Best Charities in America” seal from the Independent Charities of America and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. Matthew 25: Ministries was named Non-Profit of the Year by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and is a winner of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and the ONE Award for Process Excellence.  Matthew 25: Ministries participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the Federal Government’s workplace philanthropy program that requires all non-profit participants to meet the highest standards of transparency and efficiency in the industry.  More than 99% of M25M’s cash and in-kind donations go toward programs.

Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion.  By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, building supplies, medical care, community development and disaster relief across the US and worldwide.

 

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Matthew 25: Ministries Presents MALCHUS, AN EASTER STORY by Reverend Wendell Mettey

A Reader’s Theater Rendition of the Easter Story as Told by Malchus, the High Priest’s Servant 

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April 3, 2017  CINCINNATI, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, presents Malchus, an Easter Story by Reverend Wendell Mettey at 7:00 PM on April 13th.  Who was Malchus, the high priest’s servant whose ear was cut off by Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane?  Why did John feel compelled to mentioned him by name in his Gospel and what part in the larger story of Easter could he have played?  Join us at Matthew 25: Ministries on Maundy Thursday, April 13 to experience the Easter story in an entirely new way, as seen through the eyes of a real person who witnessed the story first hand.  Malchus, an Easter Story adheres closely to the Gospel story and portrays the events as they actually took place, while exploring possible relationships and interactions between the characters that help the audience to see the characters as human and to appreciate the struggles these people went through, better identifying with them and understanding the motives that may have caused them to act in the way they did.

Malchus, an Easter Story is based on the short story Malchus originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey as part of a collection of stories (Meet Those Who Met the Master pub. 2012) about people in the New Testament who met and were affected by Jesus.  Malchus, an Easter Story is performed in reader’s theater style, on stage and set against a backdrop of beautifully rendered scenic sketches by local set and encounter designer Joe Leonard, who also designed and created Matthew 25’s Global Village Experience.

Malchus, an Easter Story will be performed Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 at Matthew 25: Ministries – 11060 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45242.  The performance is free and open to the public.  More details available at http://m25m.org/event/maundythursday/.

More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.  For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at http://www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram http://instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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Matthew 25: Ministries is top-ranked among over 2,000 4-star charities by Charity Navigator and has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the most efficient large US charities.  Matthew 25: Ministries was awarded the “Best Charities in America” seal from the Independent Charities of America and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. Matthew 25: Ministries was named Non-Profit of the Year by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and is a winner of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and the ONE Award for Process Excellence.  Matthew 25: Ministries participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the Federal Government’s workplace philanthropy program that requires all non-profit participants to meet the highest standards of transparency and efficiency in the industry.  More than 99% of M25M’s cash and in-kind donations go toward programs.

Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion.  By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, building supplies, medical care, community development and disaster relief across the US and worldwide.

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Matthew 25: Ministries Presents TICKETS TO THE RADIO PLAY by Reverend Wendell Mettey

TICKETS TO THE RADIO PLAY is a family-friendly holiday treat!

MISC_Matthew 25 Ministries logoOctober 14, 2014  CINCINNATI, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash presents the third annual production of Matthew 25: Ministries by Reverend Wendell Mettey on December 4th and 5th.

Matthew 25: Ministries is based on the short story Tickets originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey in 1976 for his Walnut Hills congregation and was produced by his congregation at Montgomery Community Church in 1985 as a radio program.  Reverend Mettey conceived the idea of turning the radio program into a staged old-style radio play and the original radio script was adapted for the stage in 2012. TICKETS TO THE RADIO PLAY received its world premiere production in December of 2013.

Reverend Mettey was the Senior Pastor at Walnut Hills Baptist Church from 1972 – 1979 and at Montgomery Community Church for twelve years from 1979 – 1991.  During that time, he preached weekly, wrote stories, reflections, prayers, guided enrichment programs and performed many additional roles that were inspirational to his congregations and provided them with growth and guidance in creative ways.

One of those ways was through the crafting of short stories like Tickets and the adaptation of Tickets into an audio play that he and members of his MCC congregation recorded at WCET studios in downtown Cincinnati in 1985.  The radio recording was a huge success and a tremendously enjoyable experience for all involved.  Now, TICKETS TO THE RADIO PLAY has become a part of the yearly Christmas celebrations at Matthew 25: Ministries.  The original short story Tickets is included in a compilation of Reverend Mettey’s Christmas stories (Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas), released in November of 2013.

Performances of TICKETS TO THE RADIO PLAY are 12/4 (7:30) and 12/5 (3:00 and 7:30).   Tickets for TICKETS are available at www.ticketstheradioplay.org or by calling (513) 793-6256 or e-mailing katie@m25m.org.

More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.  For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram http://instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 16,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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Matthew 25: Ministries’ Presents TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY on Dec. 5-6

Matthew 25: Ministries’ Presents TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY by Reverend Wendell Mettey

MISC_TicketsNovember 19, 2014  CINCINNATI, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash presents the second annual production of TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY by Reverend Wendell Mettey on December 5th and 6th.

TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY is based on the short story “Tickets” originally written by Reverend Wendell Mettey in 1976 for his Walnut Hills congregation and produced by his congregation at Montgomery Community Church in 1985 as a radio program.  Reverend Mettey conceived the idea of turning the radio program into a staged old-style radio play and the original radio script was adapted for the stage in 2012.

TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY received its world premiere production in December of 2013.  Reverend Mettey plans to make TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY a yearly event at Matthew 25: Ministries.  Performances are 12/5 (7:30) and 12/6 (3:00 and 7:30).   Tickets for Tickets are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickets-the-radio-play-tickets-14014318203 or by calling (513) 793-6256 or e-mailing katie@m25m.org.  Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Reverend Mettey was the Senior Pastor at Walnut Hills Baptist Church from 1972 – 1979 and at Montgomery Community Church for twelve years from 1979 – 1991.  During that time, he preached weekly, wrote stories, reflections, prayers, guided enrichment programs and performed many additional roles that were inspirational to his congregations and provided them with growth and guidance in creative ways.

One of those ways was through the crafting of short stories like “Tickets” and the adaptation of “Tickets” into an audio play that he and members of his MCC congregation recorded at WCET studios in downtown Cincinnati in 1985.  The radio recording was a huge success and a tremendously enjoyable experience for all involved.  Now, TICKETS THE RADIO PLAY has become a part of the yearly Christmas celebrations at Matthew 25: Ministries.  The original short story “Tickets” is included in a compilation of Reverend Mettey’s Christmas stories (“Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas”), released in November of 2013.

“Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas” is a collection of stories written by Reverend Wendell Mettey for his congregations.  While written over a span of years, the stories have a timelessness that appeals to readers of all ages.  These simple stories share the emotional journey of characters whose struggles with doubts, fears and resentments cause them to lose hope, but who ultimately find a great gift through the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas.  Readers will recognize their own anxieties and concerns in the reactions of the characters and celebrate with them their triumph as they discover the joy of giving… the true spirit of Christmas.  All Reverend Mettey’s books, including “Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas” are available for purchase at Matthew 25: Ministries and at Amazon.com and other electronic outlets.

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs.  All designated funds are used for the purpose intended.  For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at http://www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram http://instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.

To date in 2014, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed 690 containers weighing more than 13,000,000 pounds and helping over 17,000,000 people.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 14,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 16,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is highly-ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also top ranked of more than 2,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”.

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