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Notes from November 15, 2015 Men’s Huddle

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New Solid Rock Fellowship Church

Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, November 15, 2015

 

Brothers in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby

Deacon Designate Levert Moore

Minister-in-Training Deacon Willie “Jack”  Briscoe

Bro. Robert Payne

Bro. Paulloyd Carter

Bro. Richard Shand

Deacon Alfonza Jones

Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore

Bro. Larry Williams

 

Ice Breaker

Bro. Robert Payne had each brother select a slip of paper on which was written one of the 10 Commandments.  After the brother read the Commandment, he shared what it meant to him and others made comment.

 

Signs of a Lukewarm Christian

Bro Robert Payne and Pastor E led the brothers in a discussion of 1 – 10 of the following list.  The remainder will be discussed at the next Men’sHuddle.

 

22 Signs of a Lukewarm Christian:

 

  1. Prayer is either nonexistent or mechanical.  1 Thess. 5:17, Jer. 29:12,13
  2. You know the Word but you don’t really live it.  Ps. 119:11
  3. Thoughts about ETERNAL MATTERS no longer grip your heart.  Rom. 12:2
  4. You indulge in inward and outward sin without feeling devastated. James 1:6-8
  5. A longing for holiness and being set apart is no longer a passion. Eph. 5:11-16
  6. The pursuit of money, possessions and position grossly overshadow your pursuit of CHRIST.  Matt. 6:19,20
  7. You can listen to worship music that glorifies GOD and carnal music that glorifies sin with reasoning and justification.  1 Cor. 10:21
  8. You can hear unbelievers mock the church and eternal matters without becoming grieved.  1 Pet. 3:15
  9. Your main concerns are your own pleasures and comfort.  Gal. 6:7,8
  10. You no longer have a DEEP HUNGER for GOD.  Isa. 26:9, Matt. 5:6
  11. You no longer live with a full and grateful heart.  1 Thess. 5:18
  12. You have little concern for the eternal souls of others.  Jude 1:21-23
  13.        You always see your level of spirituality in positive terms. 1 Cor. 10:12, Rom. 12:
  14. You are more concerned about your pet doctrines than people’s souls.  1 Cor. 8:8-1
  15. Sports and entertainment and your toys and gadgets are to the point of idolatry in your life.  Matt. 6:33, Rom. 1:22-2
  16. You are more concerned with your outward image than your inward reality.  1 Pet. 3:3,4
  17. You have a head full of biblical knowledge and a heart of stone. Prov. 3:5,6
  18. You are driven by the lust of the flesh in a major way. (VARIOUS ADDICTIONS – porn, and other sexual sin, drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. Gal. 5:19-21
  19. You admire GOD’s Word but see no need to commit to seriously follow it.  John 10:27, John 14:23,24
  20. You go to church to feel something, rather than to hear and respond.  1 Cor. 2:14, Rom. 10:17
  21. You desperately pursue validation from men rather than from GOD. John:12:43, Luke 11:4,5
  22. You base your morality on comparing yourself with others, rather than on what God Says.  Matt. 16:24, Eph. 5:1,2

 

“So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

                   Rev. 3:16 NIV

 

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders for the rest of the year

11/17 – Bro. Robert Payne

11/24 – Bro. Charles Butts

12/1 – Bro. Larry Williams

12/8 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

12/15 – Deacon Willie Briscoe

12/22 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

12/29 – Pastor E

 

 

Thanksgviving Baskets

Deacon Jones reported that the turkeys will be purchased be on Wednesday, November 18 and stored at church and, if necessary, in his freezer at home.   Those men who are able to, but have not yet done so, should make their $25 donation towards the purchase of the turkeys to Deacon Jones ASAP.

The brothers agreed to meet at the church on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. to stock the baskets.  Baskets will be distributed on Sunday, November 22 following service or delivered on Monday, November 23.

 

Men’s Chorale

The brothers rehearsed singing the following two songs:  “Welcome, Holy Spirit” and “Wherever I Go.”

 

Upcoming opportunities for the Men’s Chorale to minister are:  4thSunday of November during Praise & Worship and 1st Sunday of December at Future Care – Lochearn at 3:30 P.M.

 

Brothers have been requested to sing with the Vocal Praise Choir when they sing “Hallelujah, I’m Walking With The King” and “Jesus Is My Rock.”  We will be informed of the rehearsal dates and times.

 

The brothers need to decide what other time during the month theMen’s Chorale will be rehearsing, besides during the 3rd Sunday’s Men’sHuddle.  We need to let Bro. James know what our preference is.

 

Other

Minister-in-Training Deacon Briscoe announced the kick-off ot the “Bless Be The Tie” Fundraiser during service today.  He and Bro. Kenneth Moore set up the necktie display and received donations in the Fellowship Hall.  The Fundraiser will continue for the next few Sundays in the Fellowship Hall following service.

 

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall

Notes from October 25, 2015 Men’s Huddle

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Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, October 25, 2015

 

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                Bro. Robert Payne

Deacon Jack Briscoe                           Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                           Bro. Richard Shand

Deacon Alfonza Jones                         Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore                           Bro. Larry Williams

 

Maximized Manhood

We discussed Lesson 12.

Chapter 18:  Take It To the Cross

  1. A father is responsible for the child he has conceived.
  2. Sons and daughters are born, fathers are made.
  3. Real manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous.
  4. Jesus’s cross was His willingness to do His Father’s will even at the expense of Himself.
  5. Our cross is our willingness to do God’s will even at the expense of ourselves.

Chapter 19:  That’s My Dad

  1. Don’t let yourself be caught in a situation where your talent has taken you to a place where your character can’t sustain you.
  2. Children of divorce never recover from it.
  3. A father’s responsibility is to raise trustworthy children who have a strong Christian foundation.
  4. We must be more than just “Sunday Christians.”
  5. We must leave our children a legacy that includes faith in God

Chapter 20:  Burn Out Don’t Fade Out

  1. God loves you the way you are, but loves you too much to leave you the way you are.
  2. The fleshly nature of man always want to relax, take it easy, rest, not be subject to the disciplines of the spirit that hungers and thirsts for God, that seeks more and more of God through Bible study and prayer.
  3. Don’t become lukewarm in your relationship with God.  Stay fired out.  Give Him your everything.  Have a passion for God.  Serve Him with your whole heart.  Don’t fade out, burn out for God.

 

Prayer Leaders for the rest of the year

Pastor E encouraged Prayer Leaders to make every effort to be on the line for their appointed days

10/27 – Deacon Willie Briscoe

11/3 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

11/10 –  Pastor E

11/17 – Bro. Robert Payne

11/24 – Bro. Charles Butts

12/1 – Bro. Larry Williams

12/8 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

12/15 – Deacon Willie Briscoe

12/22 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

12/29 – Pastor E

 

 

Servers Donation Fund Drive

This fund drive is to help with our mortgage pay-down goal.  Pastor E requested men to help on Saturday, October 31 – 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. with driving rented U-haul, picking up donations of clothes and household goods from members’ residences, and delivering the items to the Savers Donation Center in Owings Mills.  The Church will receive a contribution from the Savers organization based on the weight of the goods donated.  Bro. Robert Payne volunteered to help.  Bro. Paulloyd Carter was a “maybe.”   We really need more manpower.  All men are asked to take another look to see if you can make arrangements to lend your help to this effort.  Thanks.

 

Men’s Chorale

The following brothers committed to be faithful to their commitment to be part of the Men’s Chorale:

Bro. James Ashby

Deacon Jack Briscoe

Bro. Paulloyd Carter

Deacon Alfonza Jones

Bro. Kenneth Moore

Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Bro. Richard Shand

Bro. Larry Williams – Facilitator

 

Bro. James and Bro. Larry will select the songs.  Deacon Jack agreed to obtain suggestions for songs from Sis. Connie Briscoe.

 

In our Huddle, we agreed to have two rehearsals each month:  on the first Sunday after service and as part of the Men’s Huddle on the third Sunday.  PLEASE NOTE:   After our Huddle, Pastor E was reminded that the Pastors have agreed to avoid ministry activity on first Sundays following the Lord’s Supper as part of our reverence to Christ.

 

THEREFORE, THERE WILL BE NO REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED.  We request Bro. James and Bro. Larry to select another time for the Men’s Chorale to rehearse other than the first Sunday.

 

“Bless Be The Tie” Fundraiser

Deacon Briscoe will have letters prepared to give to the men who volunteered to contact men’s stores and request donations of new men’s ties that can be added to the approximately 35 new ties that have already been donated.  Our goal is to have 100 ties to offer to our congregation and others for a donation of $10 each.  Deacon Briscoe will also make an announcement and arrange for a flyer to be prepared to kick-off the fundraiser on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in time for persons to use this opportunity in their Christmas gift planning.

 

Thanksgiving Baskets

Deacon Jones reported on plans regarding our Thanksgiving Baskets project.  We are planning to prepare 20 baskets.  Members of the congregation have been asked to bring their food donations for the baskets to Church by Sunday, November 15.  During the week of November 16 – 21 the baskets will be packed and the turkey’s purchased.  Give names of persons whom you recommend to receive a basket to one of the Pastors.  Recipients will be invited to join us for service and pick up their basket on Sunday, November 22.  Anyone unable to pick their basket up will have their basket delivered to them on Monday, November 23 or Tuesday, November 24.

 

IMPORTANT:  Each Brother is asked to donate $25 towards the purchase of turkeys by November 15.  You can place your donation in an offering envelope.  Be sure to write your name and “For Turkeys” on the envelope and place it in the offering basket.

 

Men’s Health Conference/Life Bridge Health – Sat., Nov. 7, 2015 – 9:30 AM. – 1 P.M.

Pastor E shared that this conference will be  at Manna Bible Baptist Church – 3043 W. Belvedere Avenue – Continental Breakfast at 9:30 A.M. – Health Screenings – Experts sharing on Men’s General Health, Prostate, Hypertension, Diabetes – Need to call 410-664-0743 to register.

 

 

Men’s Outing and Fellowship at Cheyanne’s Southern Café & BBQ (1436 S. Philadelphia Blvd. – Aberdeen, MD).

It was agreed that we would schedule this for the Spring of 2016.

 

Request for Assistance at Soup Kitchen

Bro. Robert Payne asked for volunteers to assist at the Soup Kitchen located at Pratt and Smallwood Streets on the third Saturday of November and the third Saturday of December from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.  Please contact Bro. Payne (410-804-1158) to let him know that you can help out.

 

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall

Savers Donation Drive Fundraiser

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Savers Donation Drive Fundraiser

Pickup SAT, Oct. 31, 2015

Leave Items on Front Porch in Bags Marked SDDF

 

Accepting the Following Soft Goods:

Clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, undergarments, jewelry, accessories, bags, wallets, bedding, towels, curtains, tablecloths and other cloth materials.

 

Accepting the Following Hard Goods:

Toys, small household goods and appliances, books, CD’s and DVD’s

 

These Items are NOT ACCEPTABLE:   All weapons, hazardous materials, construction materials, flammable products, automobile parts, damaged furniture, beds, bedding parts, televisions, computer monitors, infant car seats, cribs and other infant products restricted by law, swing sets, food, pets, large appliances, marine vessels, swimming pools, vehicles, cash and intangible property.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive 2015

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Thanksgiving Dinner for 20 Families in Need

SUNDAY, Oct. 25 — SUNDAY, Nov. 15

Accepting the Following Non-Perishable Items:

Turkey gravy – 14 oz. can
5 lbs. of potatoes                                                                                     Mac & Cheese box
Yams – 29 oz. can                                                                                     Stove top stuffing box
Glory collard greens- 27 oz. can                                                         Cranberry sauce can
Green beans – 15 oz. can                                                                       Cake mix box
Jiffy Corn Bread Mix box                                                                       Cake icing

Worship at New Freedom 10-18-15

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015

 11:00 A.M.

 WORSHIP SERVICES AT

 NEW FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH

 4915 REISTERSTOWN ROAD

 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

 THERE WILL BE NO MORNING

WORSHIP SERVICE AT

NEW SOLID ROCK FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

Notes from September 20, 2015 Men’s Huddle

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Prayer Leaders for the rest of the year

9/29 – Bro. Robert Payne

10/6 – Bro. Charles Butts

10/13 – Bro Larry Williams

10/20 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

10/27 – Deacon Willie Briscoe

11/3 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

11/10 –  Pastor E

11/17 – Bro. Robert Payne

11/24 – Bro. Charles Butts

12/1 – Bro. Larry Williams

12/8 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

12/15 – Deacon Willie Briscoe

12/22 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

12/29 – Pastor E

 

Men’s Chorale

We are preparing for ministry at New Freedom Baptist Church on Sunday, October 18 – 11 AM.  We hope all men will participate BUT you must attend the following rehearsals at the NSRFC:

 

Monday, September 28 – 7 PM

Monday, October 5 – 7 PM

Monday, October 12 – 7 PM

 

Contact Bro. James Ashby or Bro. Larry Williams for more information.

 

8/19/2015 Skating Outing for Our Youth at Hot Skates

This event was sponsored by the Mens Ministry.  We had 20 children/teens participating.  It was also well attended by adults.  We are still requesting $20 donations to cover the cost of this event from the men who have not yet donated.

 

“Women of The Bible” Luncheon Theatre on Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 12 PM – 3 PM at NSRFC

This event is sponsored by the Sisters of Substance.  They are requesting participation from the men to serve as “actors,” stage hands, and maybe even help with musical selections.  All men are requested to attend the first rehearsal scheduled for Sunday, September 27 following service to receive assignments.

 

Other Events

Sisters of Substance Monthly Meeting – Friday, September 25, 2015 – 7 PM – 9:30 PM.  Anyone available to help with security detail, call Pastor E.

 

Gleaners for Glory Victory March – Sunday, September 27, 2015 – 10:45 AM,  This is the culmination of our gleaner fundraising drive for our 13th Pastors and Church’s Anniversary.  Our goal is $4,000  (100 gleaners with $40 donation each).  We are hoping the men will be leaders in supporting this drive.

 

Church-wide Prayer Conference Call – Friday, October 2, 2015 – 7 PM.  We with be praying for our October 4th Anniversary service.  Call 641-715-3395  /  Code 756646#.  All men asked to participate.

 

Pastors and Church’s 13th Anniversary & Homecoming Service and Fellowship Dinner – Sunday, October 4, 2015 – 10:45 AM.  Guest Preacher:  Rev. Carlos Green, Pastor – Calvary Christian Church and recording artist Sis. Yvette Artis, Guest Psalmist.  We are inviting all former visitors, former Rockers, and members of the former New Christian Bible Baptist Church to be our guests.  All men are asked to be available to assist with ushering, set-up, serving assistance, and clean-up.

 

Sunday Morning Worship Service at New Freedom Baptist Church – Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 11 AM.  On October 18th we will have Discipleship for Life Sunday School at 9 AM, and prayer, and receiving of tithes and offerings in the sanctuary at 10:15 AM.  Then we will depart for service at New Freedom (4915 Reisterstown Road) as we join New Freedom for a combined Worship Service in celebration of their Church Anniversary.

 

Maximized Manhood

At our next Men’s Huddle we will discuss Lesson 12:  Take It to the Cross & That’s My Dad! & Burn Out; Don’t Fade Out.  This the last lesson before the Final Exam.  Attached are copies of the Maximized Manhood textbook and study guide for those who don’t already have a copy.

VIEW Maximized Manhood here

VIEW Maximized Manhood – Workbook here

 

Next Men’s Huddle Meeting

Our next Men’s Huddle will be on Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 2:30 PM at Cheyanne’s Southern Café & BBQ (1436 S. Philadelphia Blvd. – Aberdeen, MD).  Deacon Jones will provide us with menus for selection from the menu in advance so that our meals will be ready for us upon arrival.

 

VBS 2015 Recap

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We had an awesome time at VBS this year.  Take a look at the video.

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Fathers day 2015

Vacation Bible School – June 29 – July 2 – 6:30 P.M. – 9 P.M.

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Come and join us for

Vacation Bible School 2015

Where Kids Get Down To Lift God High

 

Ages 4 – Teen

June 29 – July 2

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Sisters of Substance Luncheon – May 23, 2015

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SOS Reveal