United Methodist Men

United Methodist Mens Fellowship

The United Methodist Men’s Fellowship at Pitman United Methodist church isn’t a select group.  It’s simply the men who associate themselves with our church.  To join with us you simply need to be of the male gender and somewhere above the age of 17 years old.  You won’t be carded; either for age or for church membership.

The purpose of our group is to give the guys of the church a place to “hang out” with other guys.  The fellowship gives us a unique opportunity to share our faith, share our doubts, ask questions, and to grow in our faith as fathers, husbands and sons.

Here are some of the things we’re doing this year…

 

Monthly Gatherings…

On the second Saturday of each month, we get together for an hour or two.  The gatherings start out with some kind of food (donuts & coffee when we meet in the morning, or pizza and things even more nutritious when we meet in the evening).  This is a great time to chat about pressing spiritual and social issues such as the latest painting jobs, flat tire episodes, golfing escapades, sports, leaky toilets, fish stories; you know- the things that men usually do while the women are off doing other things.

The gatherings then take on a deeper tone as our guest speaker begins his presentation.  Each year, we line up a series of speakers (mostly United Methodist pastors from other local churches) who will lead us in a study of the Word.  Every gathering will feature a different speaker; the studies are all stand alone.  If you miss one or two months, don’t feel that you’ll be lost if you show up all of a sudden. You’re always welcomed!

Most of our gatherings this year will be held on Saturday mornings from 7:30AM to 9:00AM in the Potter’s Hand Room.  But, we’ll mix in a few evenings and “after-church-on-Sunday” gatherings along the way.   Check the “News” button (below) for the latest on our next gathering.

 

Men’s Retreat…

For the past 14 years we have taken a weekend to join with a speaker and take a weekend retreat to share in food, fun and discussion over a theme that is of concern to men.

We  have been holding our retreats at the Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville PA (about an hour away, down route 1).  Black Rock offers different sleeping accommodations; anywhere from a cabin with 9 other snoring men or a motel room.  All meals (starting with Saturday’s breakfast) are included.

Our most recent retreat was held in March of 2015 (Click Here to check it out); stay tuned for information about the 2016 retreat when plans are finalized.

 

 Service Projects…

Ever spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning picking up trash along the roadway? Believe it or not, when you’re with a group of friends and when your effort earns money that helps fund a mission or outreach project, spending a morning like this is actually pretty fun!  During the year we will also take part in similar “fix it up” projects around the church and outside the church.  We’ll also help out some of our own members.  As James said (paraphrased), what good is your faith if it doesn’t reach out and help others?

umm-BuffetSign100_1852We also plan to hold several “Breakfast Buffets” this year.  This is a breakfast that we cook and serve on a Saturday morning that raises funds for ministries in our church.

 

Non-Service “We’re-Just-Having-Fun” Events…

Sometimes we all just need a night out.  No heavy discussions, no responsibilities.  Just a chance to spend some time with some friends.  One of our favorites is an evening of bowling.  Kinda painful and even downright embarrassing, but it’s always fun and the pizza is usually good!  We’ll plan on doing some similar events this year too.  Stay tuned…

 

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More information…

Check out the “Denomination-Wide” United Methodist Men’s website:  Click Here.

 

Keep in Touch…

Yes, there aren’t a lot of details above, but we’ll keep you posted through the church bulletin, church newsletter (Steeplenotes), Sunday announcements, and emails.  AND, keep an eye on the website news posts by clicking the “News” button below…

 

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