The Methodist Men showed another step in “Men in Ministry” action recently as they presented scholarships to two Eagle Scouts. The LaSalle district of the Boy Scouts of America held their annual awards banquet on Friday, January 18. President Milton Chapman and Treasurer Mike Correll were present to honor Eagle Scouts Alexander Reese Bonorden and Hunter Haug with scholarship awards. Each boy received financial support for their college accounts.
METHODIST MEN FALL NEWS
The Methodist Men have been very busy this fall being the servant leaders that Jesus Christ wants us to be.
On Saturday, September 26th on the porch of Twice Blessed Showroom, the Men raised over $1500 for their Men’s charities in their first Tool and Sporting Goods sale. A special thanks to Pat Corn for taking many hours of time to use his pawn shop management experience in pricing all of the tools and sporting goods.
On Saturday, October 20th, the Men, in addition to their monthly serving food for the needy at Christ Kitchen that morning, came over and helped cleanup with the annual Church Arts and Crafts Show.
Lastly, in addition to conducting their Fall Porksteak Fundraiser on Sun Nov 11th, the Men subsequently opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to contribute $500 for two tables at the Salvation Army Hurricane Harvey Repair Fundraiser Dinner at Son Valley Ranch on Monday night, December 3rd.
16 of our men contributed to support the Salvation Army in that fundraiser.
The Methodist Men of our church encourage men to live like Jesus by being example servant leaders for our wives, children and our church and community and by showing love and caring for others. The Men thank all for their gracious support for the Men’s efforts in 2018 and invite other men to join us in our mission to serve Jesus Christ in our church and community.
5th ANNUAL MEN‘S PORKSTEAK FUNDRAISER A COMPLETE SELL OUT!
The Methodist Men of our Church raised over $2900.00 in its 5th annual Men’s Porksteak Fundraiser back on November 11th and COMPLETELY SOLD OUT by selling over 425 plates. It was a truly inspiring work effort by over 30 men to raise money for the Men=s charities. The Men were so very blessed and give thanks for so many wonderful people who supported the Men in their fundraising efforts to allow them to show the love of Christ for others.
2018 Porksteak Fundraiser Workers
Porksteak Cooks: Billy Reeder, Will Reeder, Lonnie Hillin, Travis Fromme, Eddie Boles and William Robertson
Potatoes and Green Beans Cooks: Rich Wisneski and Bill Buckert
Organizing Food and Supplies: Bill Buckert
Ticket Sales Coordinator: Mike Correll
Pre Sale Tickets Sellers: Bill Buckert, Billy Reeder, Bryce Scott, Morris Azbill, Cliff Carter, Kyle Lofland and Rodney Durham, the ladies at Twice Blessed and the VIP volunteers at the Welcome Center.
Event Publicity: David Brown
Food and Plate Assemblers and The Crossing Plate Deliverers: David Hensley, Jack Greeson, Jimmie Williams, Charles Dixon, Ron Wade, Keith Richardson, Tim Eaton, Trevor Eaton, Rodney Durham, Gary Ford, David Hill, and William Robertson
Invista Plate Sales and Plates Delivery: Bill McKnight and Chris Hillin
Dow Chemical Plate Sales and Plates Delivery: Randy Sternadel
The Crossing Ticket Takers: Mike Correll, Pat Corn, and John Bierman
Crossing Parking Lot Ticker Takers: Mike Mercer, Robert Tripson and Milton Chapman
Cleanup: Bill Buckert, David Brown, Robert Tripson and Milton Chapman
SAVE THE DATE!
METHODIST MEN’S BEST BALL GOLF TOURNAMENT---SAT APRIL 8TH
RIVERSIDE GOLF COURSE---VICTORIA
You are invited to The Victoria Area Methodist Men’s Best Ball Golf Tournament and Cookout, which will be Saturday morning, April 8th at Riverside Golf Course in Victoria. Members of all Methodist churches and their families, friends and relatives (both men and women) are invited to play. There will be 4 person golf teams which will be assembled the week before the tournament from those signing up (you do not have to assemble your own team). You do not have to be a great golfer to play as everyone will hit from the spot where each best shot of the 4 golfers was hit. You would need to be at
Riverside Golf Course to check in at 715 AM on April 8th as the golfers will tee out from different holes at the same time at 8 AM. The fee for playing, payable on the day of the tournament is $44, of which $39 is payable to Riverside Golf Course for green fees and cart rental. Team prizes will be awarded for the top teams and for closest to the pin and longest drive holes.
After the tournament (and here is the best part!), the “Dream Team” of Billy Reeder, Bill Buckert,,and Paul Beard will whip up their normal AWESOME charcoal burger and fixins’ cookout for us as they have in the past and the great fellowship will flourish in the Riverside Golf Course picnic area hosted by the First Victoria Methodist Men! If you can’t come for the golf, come eat off the “Dream Team”
To signup, call, text or email Milton Chapman of First United Methodist Church-Victoria at 361-571-1091 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with each player’s average golf score on 18 holes by Wed April 5th. Please come for the awesome fun and fellowship!
MEN’S STEAK NIGHT---SATURDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 25TH
Saturday afternoon, February 25th, the Methodist Men heartily invite all men from the area and their youth to come “as they are” (very casual, even in camo, jeans and boots, if you wish), out for a free, outdoor Men’s Steak Night Cookout and Fellowship on the Buckert Family River Place in a wooded setting along the Guadalupe River located just minutes south of Victoria along US Highway 59 (see directions below). The Men will provide delicious ribeye steaks, ready for everyone to cook themselves on an open grill, along with other pre-made great sides and dessert; the fire on the grill will be ready for everyone to begin cooking their own steaks at 430 PM that afternoon. After the outdoor steak meal, beginning around 530 PM, the Men will have a warm spiritual service with great singing and music and during which well known pastor Carl Westbrook will bring an inspiring message. Please come join what we promise will have delicious food and will be an inspiring fellowship with fellow men and their youth, and by all means, please invite and bring friends who you might want to introduce to Christian fellowship. So we can have plenty of food for everyone that night, please call, text or email Milton Chapman in Victoria at 361-571-1091 or at email@example.com by Thursday, February 23rd as to how many people are coming from your family or you are bringing. Please bring your lawn chairs if you have them.
METHODIST MEN ADOPT BOLD PLANS FOR 2017
The planning committee of the Methodist Men (MM) has adopted bold plans for 2017 to continue to grow the impact of our Methodist Men’s efforts on our men and the men in our area. The goals of the Methodist Men continues to be to bring the men into deeper friendships with each other, support each other as brothers in Christ, help men start or continue their journey toward becoming authentic Christian disciples, and equip men for spiritual service in the home, workplace and community while finding proper balance for their commitments to family, work and faith. Bottom line, our men’s group seeks to make our men stronger disciples of Christ, stronger servants to others, stronger husbands and stronger fathers to our children. All men of our church are automatically members of the Methodist Men group.
The boldest part of the Men’s new plans for 2017 are early in the New Year as the men are planning a Methodist Men’s and Boy Scout Sunday on Sunday, February 12th at which the men will preside at all three services and the MM will give out the first FUMC Methodist Men’s Boy Scout College Scholarship. Then, Saturday evening, February 25th, the MM will encourage all the men and their youth to get their jeans and boots out for a Men’s Steak Night Cookout along the Guadalupe River, where the MM will provide the steaks and other great food and fellowship in a woodsy setting around a warm fire, including a spiritual service.
Men are invited to attend the weekly Man In the Mirror Video Bible Study from 10-11 am on Thursdays in The Crossing. Service to our church and community will not be 2nd place with the MM in 2017 as they will continue to build wheelchair ramps for needy families in the area, serve meals at Christ Kitchen the 3rd Saturday of each month, mow veterans cemeteries as a thanks to our deceased veterans families for their loved ones service, and organize the 5th Sunday Lunches for our church body on the 5th Sundays in January, April, July, and October.
The Men’s schedule continues with:
All men are heartily welcomed and encouraged to come and enjoy building friendships and serving others. Methodist Men want to help you grow as servant of Jesus Christ. For more information, we invite you to call or text Milton Chapman at 361-571-1091 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.