Lot’s going on in our country and sometimes our men’s group gets so deep into our current study that we lose sight on talking about some of the current issues impacting our communities and our world.
So, this week, we’re taking a “pause” and doing a simple fireside chat (minus the fire). I’ll kick things off, but there’s no real agenda. I’ll put the ball in play, and let’s see where the discussion leads us.
I’m not assuming, however, that we will one-hundred percent agree. But my hope is that we’ll find common ground, with God’s grace, and see what our individual “calls to action” are going forward.
Zoom meeting information shared below. Sending out passcode in separate calendar invite.
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Gents…this week, we’re taking a break from our book in order to hear Mike’s recap of his 10-day mission trip to Uganda. So, put the book down this week and come prepared to hear “the good, the bad….and the amazing”!
Next week, we’ll pick back up with Chapter 7 of the current series.
Oh, and don’t forget that this Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of our Lenten Season!
Gather at The Cornwell Center beginning at 7:30 am. Mike will share his stories and pictures of Bududa, Uganda promptly starting at 7:45 am.
Blessings to you and yours! FMMF Charlotte will gather again in the new year, beginning on Friday, January 10th.
In the interim, enjoy the time with family and friends.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
The Friday Morning Men’s group in Charlotte is honored to welcome Leadership Ministries president, Mark Maynard, to our FMMF this coming Friday, OCT 4th. Among his various roles as president, Mark oversees five Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship (FMMF) programs including three in Atlanta, one in Nashville, and of course, our Charlotte location. In addition, Mark is focused on Leadership Ministries mission statement that reads:
“Our mission, at Leadership Ministries, for more than 30 years, has been to address the strategic need in our culture to develop male leadership. Each week hundreds of men gather to be encouraged and equipped to lead in the primary institutions of society – marriage, family and business. I invite you to strengthen your leadership skills by joining us at a location near you.”
We invite you to join Mark and the FMMF Charlotte team this Friday at The Cornwell Center. Come if you’ve been a regular attendee, if it’s been a while since you’ve come, or if you’ve never come at all…..all are welcome!
Beyond Mark’s lesson this week, Mike Lenhart will briefly introduce our next planned study series, “Act Like Men” by James MacDonald. The new series will begin next Friday, OCT 12th. Order you book ahead of time at the FMMF Charlotte Resources page: https://fmmfcharlotte.org/resources/
FMMF Charlotte meets every Friday in the front parlor room of The Cornwell Center. Gather beginning at 7:30 am. Our weekly lesson kicks off at 7:45 am, and we wrap-up by 8:30 am.
See you then!
This week’s chapter takes us, perhaps, to a little bit of a lightning rod of issues; the polarization that happens whenever we try to define the “sanctity of life”. Lots of opinions on this one. And our dialog should be engaging.
But the purpose of this chapter, as well as the others, is to reveal “what does our Heavenly Father say?”. And with that in mind, let’s continue to dig through our topics, determining where Jesus is….outside the lines!
Thanks to Jason Schubert for stepping in at the last minute to lead last week’s kickoff and Chapter 1. Mike returns this week to lead us in Chapter 2.
We’ll see you on Friday. 7:30 am to gather; 7:45 am, ready to go!
It was Wednesday of Holy Week where Judas Iscariot made a bargain for 30 pieces of silver to betray Christ. This was predestined, of course. And our FMMF Charlotte group knows this based on our recent study!
In some countries, like Poland, children throw effigies of Judas from the tops of churches, dragging them through the streets, while beating them with sticks and stones.
Wednesday of Holy Week also signifies, according to some, when Jesus was anointed by an expensive jar of alabaster by an unnamed woman in Bethany in the home of Simon the leper.
And so….the final days leading up to Christ’s fulfillment of His promise begin….
As a reminder, we’re off until Friday, April 13th when we’ll gather to start our next study: “Jesus Outside the Lines”
Please order your book today so you’re ready for our first lesson on the 13th. Mike will lead that initial “kick off” of the new series.
Have a blessed Easter weekend and Spring Break!
We’ve picked two dates in October to “give back” to the Charlotte community; both are builds with Habitat Charlotte in the Grier Heights neighborhood.
Jason Schubert is already signed up for the OCT 7th date (this coming Saturday) and Mike Lenhart is registered for the OCT 28th date.
Information on registering is shown below. The lead organization on both days is Myers Park Presbyterian Church, but all are welcome!
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Sat 10/07 is Drywall 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (so far we only have 3 confirmed volunteers and are looking for 12 more)
Sat 10/28 is Finishing Crew/Touch-ups 12:30 pm -4:00 pm
Jason Schubert brought up a great suggestion today that our FMMF Charlotte team consider volunteering for an upcoming Habitat Charlotte build day in Grier Heights.
The current build in run through Myers Park Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Ministry and here’s the volunteering dates available:
I know it’s a very busy season for all of us….school, scouts, athletics, work, family……
Let’s discuss this Friday!
There are Saturday and Sunday dates available….we might want to consider a weekend date in October.