Here’s Your Primer to the Twelve Ordinary Men series!

Our Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship (FMMF) – Charlotte is still on our holiday break but next week we’re starting a new series, “Twelve Ordinary Men” by John MacArthur.  This series will stretch for 12 weeks from January 5th to March 23rd.  You might notice that the series will purposely wrap up the Friday before Holy Week in 2018!

The book has a supporting workbook that we’ll use for this series.  Please plan on ordering both at from a number of online options.  We’ve included an Amazon link below.

Mike Lenhart will kick off the series on January 5th.  Then, each week, someone will be tasked to prepare and lead that Friday’s lesson.  An online signup form is available at the link below as well.

The weekly lessons typically will focus on one disciple or, in some cases, two or three disciples.  But the lessons are “stand-alone” so if your work or personal obligations take you away on a Friday, don’t worry….you won’t fall behind.  We invite you to come to all or as many as you can!  And feel free to bring a friend even if he doesn’t have the book!

Finally, we typically “gather” at the Cornwell Center’s front parlor room beginning at 7:30 am, with the lesson starting promptly at 7:45 am until 8:30 am.  Bring your own coffee and take some time during the 15-minute “buffer” to connect with others in our FMMF until the lesson starts.

Finally, this series is all about twelve “ordinary” men who collectively accomplished some extra-ordinary things….and in that message, there’s hope for all of us!

We’ll see you next week!


LINKs for the book and supporting workbook:

Twelve Ordinary Men book

Twelve Ordinary Men workbook

LINK for signup sheet for weekly lesson leaders:

Twelve Ordinary Men sign-up genius

Flap Jack Wrap Up!

This Friday, it’s a wrap for our current Advent series with our final lesson, The Angels.  We’ll meet slightly later, however, at 8 am at The Original Pancake House over on Charlottetown Road.  (Side note…..Aaron’s favorite breakfast spot!)  Rob Miller brings it home this week, leading us in our final lesson of the series.

So let’s plan to discuss The Angels, and dig into some tall stacks of flap jacks!  What could be better, right?

This will be our final FMMF for the year.  After this week, we’ll gather on January 5th to start the new series, Twelve Ordinary Men.

Gather this Friday at 8 am.  Come hungry!


This must be really important…

I’m told, based on some research, that when the angels of the Lord appeared to the shepherds “watching over their flocks” that this was one of only two times a group of angels (rather than just one) appeared to announce important news.  Anyone know the second instance?  

So, God must have felt this was really, really, really BIG news to send out what some scholars have described as “millions” of angels.

But, why announce this to a group of shepherds, who were considered the lowest of the lowly classes of society during those times?  Why not announce this to kings, and queens, religious leaders, and other powerful figures?

This week, we’re up to lesson 4 in our series on the Nativity:  The Shepherds

Mike will lead us this week as we explore the significance of the shepherds and perhaps “why” God chose them to announce the birth of the Savior.

Gather at the Cornwell Center front parlor beginning at 7:30 am.  We’ll hit the lesson promptly at 7:45 am.

Next week, we’ll wrap up this series before taking some time off for the holidays.  Our next series, Twelve Ordinary Men, begins on January 5th….and will run for 12 weeks.  There’s a signup list now available for lesson leaders each week.  Find your favorite apostle and sign up to lead that week!


See you this Friday!


Doubling Up this Week!

We had such a great time listening to Jason Schubert’s testimony, that we didn’t allow enough time to hit the lesson on Joseph.  So, this Friday, we’ll “double-up” on Joseph’s story, then Mary’s.

Schubert is still on the hook to present the Joseph lesson.

And, John Ramey will lead us on the Mary lesson.

Please read one or both….depending on how “prepared” you were for last Friday!  : -)

Lastly, looking ahead, please order our next study book and the supporting workbook for the series by John MacArthur, “Twelve Ordinary Men”.  Details are shown in the Resources section of this site.

See you at 7:30 am at the Cornwell Center!