Fellas, Food & Fellowship: Men's Lunch & Learn
Let's start by dispelling any pernicious misconceptions and deleterious rumors, alright? The Metro Men's Ministry (otherwise known as 'M3'), is NOT just for married men :o)
More than a few gents asked that as they entered the doors of the Grieco Media Center last Sunday afternoon, only to be met with a flying football (icebreaker accoutrement) and the intoxicating aroma of gustatory delights from Fort Lee's famous Nova Pizza, courtesy of Metro's own Marty Choi. Let's just say that 12 guys RSVP'd, but 21 showed up! THAT's what you call a good problem!
What did we do? Well, a lot of it is privileged information because, if you must know, M3 is like Las Vegas - what happens here stays here.
But what we can share is that we rocked all that food, laughed together, made some great, new connections and shared from the heart. It's always challenging to get guys to open up, but we did so with some icebreakers that made the point through activity and humor that communicating with each other is key to relationships, and that we can't do life alone.
The M3 core team of Paul Ra, Giovanni Rosario, James Lee and Wes Nam shared some key info about the M3 vision (essentially, "transformed transformers") and mission (in short, creating a safe place where we men can learn, love and live out biblical sonship). We then learned about some of the planned activities throughout the first half of the year, and even into October.
Coming up on Saturday, February 10 is a family outing to a Brooklyn Nets basketball game as they host the New Orleans Pelicans. Tickets are $38, so be sure to contact James Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would to reserve tix.
We also took questions and crowdsourced suggestions from the guys regarding the types of things that could get more men to come out, as well as connect with each other and help in their faith journey.
We are making plans, fo sho, but the Lord determines our steps (Prov 16:9), so we're leaving margin for our Heavenly Father to guide us.
Pastor Doug - we comin' for you to learn how we can synch up with the Singles!
Pastor Sanetta - we comin' for you to learn how we can support JAC!
Women's Ministry - let's do more cool things like partnering up to do the Christmas Care Baskets for those in need within Metro and Englewood!
As a final point, many people (and more than a few ladies) wondered whether we were REALLY going to engage in a "speed dating" activity. That's for us to know and you to find out, buhahahahahaha!
Submitted by Wes Nam