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Notes from July 17, 2016 Men’s Huddle

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New Solid Rock Fellowship Church

Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The meeting opened with song, prayer, and reciting of Scriptures.

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                   Bro. Kenneth Moore

Bro. Charles Butts                                                  Bro. Kevin Muller

Deacon Jack Briscoe                                              Bro. Robert Payne

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                           Pastor Ernest Sewell

Sharing

Brothers read and discussed the passage from Matthew 10:35-42.  This passage is about priorities, commitment, and sacrifice, and what it means to give Jesus Christ first priority in our life.

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

Pastor E recommended that the Prayer Leader for each Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call would be selected each Tuesday from the brothers who call in to participate.

Young Men’s Outing

Fishing trip is still a possibility.  It was suggested that we explore the free Oriole baseball games that may be available to our youth through a program coordinated by Doc. Cheatham.  Bro. James Ashby will obtain contact info from Pastor Terrye.

During this discussion, comments were made concerning developing a mentorship program for our young men.  Deacon Briscoe mentioned that he was working on a mentorship program.  It was pointed out that we needed to use caution and should possibly begin with a “homework help” program.

“Bless Be The Tie” Necktie Fundraiser

Deacon Jack Briscoe and Bro. Kenneth Moore agreed to restart the necktie fundraiser on July 31 to clear out the ties on hand before seeking additional tie donations from men’s clothing stores.

 

Leaf Blower/Vacuum for the Church

Deacon Levert Moore sent a list containing descriptions and prices of various blowers/vacuums for consideration.  The brothers agreed to donate $20 each by the 3rd Sunday in October (October 16) to purchase the blower for the Church.  We will decide on the brand and model to purchase at our next Huddle.

 

 Handicap Grab Bars in Men’s Room

Brothers agreed that grab bars should be installed in the men’s room.  We have to set a date and arrange for the installation to be done.

National Night Out

Brothers discussed the upcoming National Night Out on August 2, 2016 at Arlington Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, August 2 from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.  Volunteers were asked to be available at 5 P.M. for set-up.

Our closing prayer was offered by Bro. Kevin Muller.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall.

Notes from Sunday, May 15, 2016 Men’s Huddle

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New Solid Rock Fellowship Church

Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, May 15, 2016

 

 

The meeting opened with song, prayer, and reciting of Scriptures.

 

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                   Deacon Levert Moore

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                                              Bro. Robert Payne

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                           Bro. Larry Williams

Bro. Kenneth Moore                                             Pastor Ernest Sewell

 

Sharing 

Deacon Briscoe, Deacon Moore, Bro. Payne, and Pastor E attended the NOI Conflict Resolution Training Session at Connextions High School on April 23, 2016.  Deacon Moore, Bro. Payne, and Pastor E reported on the valuable information they learned from the NOI’s initiative to reduce violence in our communities.

Deacon Briscoe, Deacon Jones, Deacon Moore, Bro. Payne, and Pastor E attended the Men’s Conference at New Freedom Baptist Church on May 14, 2016.  Deacon Jones, Deacon Moore, Bro. Payne, and Pastor E reported on the information they received on the theme “Godly Men” from the presenters who discussed the Christian man’s role in the home, at church, and as our brother’s keeper.

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

Reminder:  The following brothers will be serving as prayer leaders for the dates listed.

Bro. James Ashby                           5-24, 6-21, 7-19

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe             5-31

Deacon Levert Moore                   6-28, 7-12

Bro. Robert Payne                         5-10

Security Guidelines

Bro. Kenneth Moore distributed and discussed a proposal for the Security Ministry that included budget requirements, equipment needed, and general procedures.  Proposal will be discussed with church leadership.

Young Men’s Outing

Bro. James Ashby reported that the first choice is a fishing trip to Loch Raven Reservoir on June 25 or July 23.  He will look into the requirements for licenses and other details.  A trip to an Oriole game is still a possible second option.

Leaf Blower/Vacuum

Deacon Levert Moore will look into the purchase cost of a leaf blower/vacuum and provide details for further discussion.

Men’s Chorale Rehearsal Dates

In preparation for ministry on Father’s Day, the Men’s Chorale will rehearse on the following dates and times:

Thursday, June 2 – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 8 – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 15 – 6:30 PM

Sunday Fun Day – May 29, 2016

The brothers agreed to do the set-up (8 AM – 9 AM) and clean-up (4 PM – 5 PM)

In addition, the men will prepare the food:

Bro. Larry Williams and Bro. Robert Payne – provide and man the grills

Bro James Ashby – garden salad

Bro. Kenneth Moore – potato salad

Bro. Robert Payne – baked beans

Bro. Paulloyd Carter will check with Pastor T concerning sno-ball equipment

Bro. Larry Williams and Pastor E will shop for food items on Tuesday, May 24

 

Our closing prayer was offered by Deacon Alfonza Jones.

 

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, July17, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship

Notes from Sunday, April 17, 2016 Men’s Huddle

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New Solid Rock Fellowship Church

Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The meeting opened with song, prayer, and reciting of Scriptures.

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                   Deacon Levert Moore

MIT Deacon Willie “Jack”  Briscoe                     Bro. Robert Payne

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                                              Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                           Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore

Sharing

Brothers discussed the April 13, 2016 entry in Our Daily Bread entitled “Heart Check” based on the Scripture from Luke 12:34:  “Where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”  Following this, we read and discussed several Scriptures that command us to put God first in our lives.  We acknowledged that failure to do so is disobedience to God and disobedience to God is sin.  Sin separates us from being in the flow of God’s blessings.  (See Matthew 6:13, Luke 10:27, John 14:15, James 4:17 and Romans 6:23.)  We concluded by reviewing areas of our lives where we must put God first:  family, finances, relationships, schedule, home, and others.  Brothers were encouraged to do a heart check regularly.

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

The following brothers volunteered to serve as prayer leaders for the dates listed.  Those brothers not attending the meeting who wish to serve as Prayer Leader for the Tuesday night dates not listed should contact Pastor E.

Bro. James Ashby                           4-26, 5-24, 6-21, 7-19

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe             4-19, 5-31

Deacon Levert Moore                   6-28, 7-12

Bro. Robert Payne                         5-10

 

Video – Run Hide Fight (www. Youtube.com\watch?v=1ESNae7Ooym)

 This video produced by the Alabama Department of Homeland Security provides valuable information on how to respond if we ever find ourselves in a situation where there is an active shooter present.  We recommend that this information be shared with others.

Security Guidelines

Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore will prepare a written outline of church security procedures for review.  It was suggested that the Church budget $500 for security expense.

Young Men’s Outing

Bro. James Ashby is exploring options for the young men’s outing.  It appears that a fishing trip during June or July might be the first choice, pending further investigation.

Men’s Conference at New Freedom Baptist Church – May 14, 2016 – 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Brothers agreed that we would attend this conference as a group.  The registration fee is $15 and includes continental breakfast and light-fare lunch.  Registration fees should be given to Pastor E by Sunday, April 24 who will notify New Freedom of our participation.

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Training

The Nation of Islam is sponsoring a training session on conflict resolution on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Connexions High School at 2801 N. Dukeland, 21216. Members of the faith-based community have been invited to this session that will train the trainer on how to diffuse conflict between rival parties, establish unifying dialogue and mediate conflict. This training is designed to help faith leaders engage gang members to “stop the killing.”  Bro. Robert Payne, Bro. Paulloyd Carter, Deacon Levert Moore, MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe, and Pastor E expressed interest in attending.  Pastor E will make contact to determine if seats are still available for this training.

Volunteers for Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 23 – Women With Intense Purpose Symposium

8 A.M. – 10 A.M.:              Bro. James Ashby, Bro. Paulloyd Carter, Bro. Robert Payne, MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe

3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.:     Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Paulloyd Carter

Thursday, May 5 – National Day of Prayer – Outdoor Prayer Tent

Set-up – 3 P.M.:                 Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Paulloyd Carter

Prayer Warriors:                MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe

Clean-up – 6 P.M.              Bro. James Ashby, Bro. Robert Payne

Other Items

Bro. Robert Payne suggested we include on our 2017 church calendar a church-wide Prayer Breakfast.

Deacon Alfonza Jones suggested that everyone periodically donate a box of tissues to the church.

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe volunteered to prepare a proposal for a mentoring program for young men.

Our closing prayer was offered by Deacon Alfonza Jones.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship

Notes from 2-21-2016 Men’s Huddle & 2-26-2016 Men’s Bible Study

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Notes from Men’s Huddle
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.
MIT Deacon Willie “Jack” Briscoe Bro. Robert Payne
Deacon Alfonza Jones Pastor Ernest Sewell
Bro. Kenneth Moore Bro. Larry Williams
Deacon Levert Moore


Sharing

Bro. Kenneth Moore read an inspiring prayer that he had shared with the men on the 2/16/2016 Tuesday Evening Prayer Conference Call.

MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe shared a teaching on “A Husband’s Proper Alignment” from Dr. Tony Evans’ Bible Study Guide entitled One Family Under God.

Tuesday Night Prayer Conference Call Prayer Leaders

2/23 – Bro. James Ashby
3/1 – Bro. Robert Payne
3/8 – Pastor E
3/15 – Deacon Alfonza Jones
3/22 – Bro. Kenneth Moore
3/29 – Bro. Larry Williams
4/4 – Deacon Alfonza Jones
4/11 – Deacon Levert Moore


Discussion Items

1. Security Guidelines – we discussed the items that should be included in a security plan, such as security equipment, safety alarm, walkie-talkies, identifying insignia for security ministry, evacuation plan, additional means to secure/restrict access to building, and professional training. Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore will prepare a draft of the guidelines for review.

2. Men’s Retreat – we determined that the majority of the brothers preferred a 2 – 3 day retreat. Bro. Robert Payne agreed to check with Elder Kenneth Smith to find out if he had any recommendations. Pastor E will continue exploring retreat possibilities.

3. Young Men’s Outing – Bro. James Ashby reported that he would present some options at our next Men’s Huddle.

4. Worship Environment – a plan was discussed for male ushers to be sensitive and take positive action to assure a proper worship environment.

5. FPU – Pastor E encouraged all the brothers to take advantage of upcoming offering of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at our church on Wednesday’s, March 2 – May 25, at 7 P.M.

6. Men’s Bible Study – at Bro. Robert Payne’s suggestion, it was agreed that a Men’s Bible Study would be held at the church on the same evening the Sisters of Substance Women’s Ministry met for their meeting. MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe and Deacon Alfonza Jones agreed to share responsibility to lead the Bible Study and to review their plans with Pastor E. The first Men’s Bible Study will be on Friday, February 26 at 7 P.M. Brothers should arrive at church by 6:30 P.M. to provide security to the ladies as they arrive.

7. Leaf Vacuum– Deacon Alfonza Jones recommended that the Sons of Levi purchase a leaf vacuum to facilitate maintaining the church grounds. He agreed to obtain information on the cost and various types available and present his findings at the next Men’s Huddle.

8. Men’s Chorale – Bro. Larry Williams agreed to head the Men’s Chorale ministry. We will continue to have our rehearsals on the second Sunday of each month following the Vocal Praise Choir rehearsal. At times, we will be asked to rehearse along with the Vocal Praise Choir.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall (No Men’s Huddle in March due to Palm Sunday)


Notes from 2-26-2016 Men’s Bible Study

Brothers in attendance:

Deacon Alfonza Jones – Teacher

Deacon Levert Moore

Bro. Kevin Muller

Bro. Robert Payne

Pastor E

 

Excellent teaching and informative discussion!  Deacon Al taught on the roles of family members with special emphasis on the responsibilities of husbands and fathers.  I encourage you to study the following Scriptures.  The closing prayer is a great model prayer for husbands and fathers to pray often.

 


Scriptures for Men’s Bible Study – Friday, February 26, 2016

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

 

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

 

Ephesians 5:25-26 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

 

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

 

Ephesians 5:28-29 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

 

Colossians 3:18-19 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

 

l Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

 

l Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

 


Closing Prayer——All together

Heavenly Father grant us with your Holy Spirit that we may come before you as humbly as we know how. We pray for guidance by the Holy Spirit that we may be good fathers and leaders to our family. We pray that we will guide our families in a way that is pleasing to you.  Forgive us of any unpleasant thoughts we may have and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. These things we pray in Jesus name. Amen.

 

Next Men’s Bible Study is Friday, April 22 – 7 PM – Hope you can join us.

Notes from 1-17-2016 Men’s Huddle

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Notes from Men’s Huddle

Sunday, January 17, 2016

 

Men in Attendance

Bro. James Ashby                                                        Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.

MIT Deacon Willie “Jack”  Briscoe                        Bro. Robert Payne

Bro. Paulloyd Carter                                                   Bro. W. Maurice Robinson

Deacon Alfonza Jones                                                 Pastor Ernest Sewell

Bro. Kenneth Moore

Deacon Levert Moore

Signs of a Lukewarm Christian

 

We completed our discussion of the 22 Signs of a Lukewarm Christian.  Bothers were encouraged to keep the list handy as checklist to gauge our walk with the Lord.

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. 119:11

  3. Thoughts about ETERNAL MATTERS no longer grip your heart. 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. 5:11-16

  6. The pursuit of money, possessions and position grossly overshadow your pursuit of CHRIST. 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. 6:7,8

  10. You no longer have a DEEP HUNGER for GOD. 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. 12:3

  14. You are more concerned about your pet doctrines than people’s souls. 1 Cor. 8:8-12

  15. Sports and entertainment and your toys and gadgets are to the point of idolatry in your life. 6:33, Rom. 1:22-24

  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. 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. 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. 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

  1/19 – MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe                    3/8 – Pastor E

  1/26 – Bro. Larry Williams                           3/15 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

    2/2 – Bro. Robert Payne                             3/22 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

    2/9 – Deacon Alfonza Jones                      3/29 – Bro. Larry Williams

  2/16 – Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr.                      4/4 – Deacon Alfonza Jones

  2/23 – Bro. James Ashby                              4/11 – Deacon Levert Moore

    3/1 – Bro. Robert Payne

 

Old Business

 

  1. Deacon Alfonza Jones reported on last year’s Thanksgiving Basket project and made suggestions on how to refine the process this year.

  2. MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe reported on the status of the “Bless Be The Tie” fundraiser.

 

Security

 

The brothers engaged in a very informative discussion about safety and security.  Bro. Kenneth Moore and Deacon Levert Moore agreed to draft security guidelines for review by our next Men’s Huddle.

 

Plans for 2016

  1. Men’s Retreat.  Pastor E agreed to research men’s overnight retreats and conferences planned by other ministries this year to find one that we could participate in as a group.

  2. Young Men’s Outing. James Ashby will investigate venues for an outing for the boys and young men, such as fishing, bowling, Oriole ballgame, etc., during June, July, or August.

  3. Men’s Fellowship . Kenneth Moore agreed to host a men’s fellowship at his home – date to be determined, probably sometime in August.

  4. Thanksgiving Baskets. Deacon Alfonza Jones will head up the Thanksgiving Basket project again this year.

  5. Church Picnic. Robert Payne is working with Sis. Char Henry to develop a proposal for a Church Picnic to present to the pastors.  The tentative picnic date is Saturday, July 16.

 

Men’s Chorale

 

The Men’s Chorale ministered at the Morning Worship Service on Sunday, January 17 along with the Vocal Praise Choir.  The men participating were MIT Deacon Jack Briscoe, Deacon Alfonza Jones, Deacon Levert Moore, Bro. Kenneth Moore, Bro. Kevin Muller, Jr. Bro. James Ashby and Pastor E.  We did not rehearse any songs at today’s Huddle.  The next rehearsal date is Sunday, January 24 at 1:30 P.M. along with the Vocal Praise Choir.

Next Men’s Huddle – Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall

Notes from November 15, 2015 Men’s Huddle

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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

Notes from September 20, 2015 Men’s Huddle

Bro. James
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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.

 

Pator E’s 8/4/2015 Email Re: July 19, 2015 Men’s Huddle Follow Up

Bro. James
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Prayer Leaders

At our last Men’s Huddle I was asked to assign Prayer Leaders for our Tuesday Night Prayer Conference calls (641-715-3395 / Code 756646#).

Here is an updated list through September:

8/4   – Bro. Larry Williams
8/11 – Bro. Kenneth Moore
8/18 – Bro. Robert Payne
8/25 – Deacon Willie Jack Briscoe

9/1   – Deacon Alfonza Jones

9/8   – Pastor E

9/15 – Bro. Larry Williams

9/22 – Bro. Kenneth Moore

9/29 – Bro. Robert Payne

I only scheduled the prayer line “regulars” to be Prayer Leaders.  However, we welcome others who wish to act in that capacity.  Just respond to this email and and let me know to add your name to the Prayer Leader schedule.  We are still encouraging all brothers to participate in our Tuesday evening prayer conference calls (7 P.M.) whether or not you wish to be a Prayer Leader.

Outing for Boys and Young Men

At our meeting we discussed setting a date for a bowling event for our boys and young men.  However, since our meeting, New Solid Rock Fellowship Church has been invited by Hot Skates (1716 Whitehead Road in Woodlawn) to be the Church of the Week at their Gospel Skate Night on Monday, August 17 from 6 PM to 9 PM.  It has been suggested that we use this opportunity to fellowship with our youth instead of the bowling outing.  My thoughts are that Sons of Levi could sponsor this event and open it up to all our youth:  both males and females.  The cost would be $6 per person which includes admission, 1 drink, 1 slice of pizza and skate rental.  We would ask each brother for a $20 donation to cover the cost for 3 young people. Adults would pay the $6 (whether they skate or not.)   Please let me have your thoughts regarding substituting this event for the bowling outing and having the Sons of Levi be the sponsors.

 Sharing From God’s Word

You will recall that at our last Men’s Huddle we added a new item to our meeting agenda:  having a brother share briefly from God’s Word.  On July 19, Bro. Robert Payne shared from John 5:1-9 and gave us some good insights about persistence and patience.  If you would like to be placed on the agenda to share (10 – 15 minutes) from God’s Word at a future Men’s Huddle, respond to this email, providing your topic and the Bible passage you intend to share from.  Based on the responses I receive, I will put together a schedule of the brothers who will be sharing from God’s Word at future Men’s Huddles.

We are still working our way through Maximized Manhood and will be picking up at Lesson 11 (Adult Boys and It’s The Heart) at our September 20th Men’s Huddle.

REMINDER:  Tonight (8/4/2015) is National Night Out.  New Solid Rock Fellowship Church will be participating in the celebration at Arlington Elementary School (3705 W. Rogers Avenue) from 6:30 P.M. to 6 P.M.  We are looking for help in setting up our Prayer Tent at the site around 6 P.M. and also Prayer Warriors who will be available to pray with members of the community who stop by for prayer.

Thanking God for Opportunities to Serve Him,

Love,

Pastor E

Events Calendar

September 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Pray Where You Are
  • Men's Prayer Conference Call: 605-313-4912/756646#
  • Corporate Fast Day
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  • Discipleship for Life
  • Communion
  • Worship
  • Future Care
  • "Water From The Rock" Broadcast - Heaven 600 AM
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  • Pray Where You Are
  • Combined Choir Rehearsal
  • Men's Prayer Conference Call: 605-313-4912/756646#
  • NW Faith-Based Community Partnership Mtg.
  • Corporate Fast Day
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  • MAT Meeting
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  • Discipleship for Life
  • Worship
  • "Water From The Rock" Broadcast - Heaven 600 AM
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  • Pray Where You Are
  • Men's Prayer Conference Call: 605-313-4912/756646#
  • Corporate Fast Day
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  • Discipleship for Life
  • Worship
  • "Water From The Rock" Broadcast - Heaven 600 AM
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  • Pray Where You Are
  • Men's Prayer Conference Call: 605-313-4912/756646#
  • Corporate Fast Day
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  • Men's Huddle/Bible Class
  • Sisters of Substance
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  • Discipleship for Life
  • Worship
  • "Water From The Rock" Broadcast - Heaven 600 AM
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  • Pray Where You Are
  • Men's Prayer Conference Call: 605-313-4912/756646#
  • Corporate Fast Day
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