Finally a little reprieve from the heat. I love the smell of Fall in the morning! I am so excited about leading the Men's Retreat at the end of the month. I would like to invite all the men of the church to make this a priority. These type of events have been a blessing to me in my past and I am looking forward to seeing what God will do again. Here is a basic description of our time together:
A Story Worth Living. When your life comes to an end will it be a story worth telling? As men, we are all looking for a story worth living. Whether we are just starting out on the story or coming to the end of our story, is our story worth telling? We will use a series of videos for our small group and large group discussion to generate conversation about our individual stories, past, present and future.
Please follow this link to see more information and register for this event. I look forward to spending time with the men of JWUMC and their friends/family.
Our JW Benchmark projects are starting to become a reality. One of the new ministry opportunities is the Tailgate/Block Party ministry. This ministry is a way for you to personally reach into your local neighborhoods and communities. More information will be coming out by the end of the month for you to begin to consider hosting an event in your neighborhood or community. The leadership team worked with a member, in conjuction with National Night Out for one of our local neighborhoods. We called it a "soft-opening" or "trial-run." Well, it was a huge success. There were over 70 people who stopped by for free food and drink. We collected the information and names for 6 families who wanted to connect more with our church. How wonderful is that?
I am so excited about this ministry being an effective way to love on our community and show them we are "FOR" them.