2018 Men's Retreat
All Men are invited to join the Brotherhood Ministry for our 2018 Men’s Retreat, May 17th – May 19th at the scenic YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly located in the foothills of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Our hectic day to day life can be a barrage of work, commutes, family, to do lists and other tasks that distract us from God. Sometimes it’s important to take time away from the day to day to “Strengthen Our Relationship with God”.
The Retreat begins with registration on Thursday, May 17th at 11:30 am followed by lunch and the opening session. The Retreat ends Saturday, May 19th at 1:30 pm. We have planned an exciting and spirit filled program. Friday, May 18th, you will have recreation (free) time between 11:45 am – 6:00 pm. You can play golf, tennis, basketball, disc golf, use the walking trails or tour the surrounding area.
The cost of the Retreat is $210.00 for double occupancy and $300.00 for single occupancy. The price includes lodging, six (6) meals and incidentals. During recreation (free) time on Friday, you will be responsible for your lunch. If there’s someone you want to room with, contact Thomas Wesson 704.577.2768, otherwise your roommate will be assigned.
Bring your Bible and the book, “The Power of Prayer” by E. M. Bounds.
Men's Month Celebration
Theme: “Men Doing God’s Good Works”
Ephesian 2:10: ” For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
October 1- 31 – “Garments of Hope”
Our annual campaign to collect mens under garments for the Men’s Shelter on Statesville Avenue. We are asking you to purchase new men’s undergarments and place them in the containers located on the lower East Plaza and Beatties Ford Road exits. Thank you in advance for your donations.
October 1 – 31 – “Give God a High 5
Romans 12:1 tells us to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” With this scripture in mind, we are asking everyone but particularly men to “Give God a High 5” by taking an additional 5 hours throughout October getting closer to God. That’s only an extra 10 minutes a day! You can read scripture; meditate; pray; attend Sunday School; attend 1 of the Bible Studies; join a ministry or whatever you choose to do to give God 5 additional hours during October.
October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – Wednesday Bible Study
Men from the Brotherhood will lead the devotional period before Bible Study during the month.
October 9 & 23 – Men’s Bible Study | 7:00pm
October 13 – Men’s Health Symposium | 8:00am – 2:00pm
Panel Discussion and FREE Health Screenings for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Glaucoma, HIV, Kidneys, Obesity, and Prostate. Register for prizes! Sponsored by The 100 Black Men of Charlotte and The Friendship Brotherhood Ministry.
October 16 “Monthly Brotherhood Meeting | 7:00pm, Room 359
Monthly Meeting where Men come together for fellowship, prayer, to gain knowledge about issues effecting Black Men, committee reports and spiritual development.
October 21 – Prayer Breakfast (Men Serving!)
Join us for a delicious “full breakfast right after the 7:00AM Prayer Service.
FMBC Conference Center
October 21 – Men’s Day Worship Celebration
Mark your calendar and join us for a spirit-filled worship experience! Come, support the Men of Friendship…bring your family, invite friends and make this a day of thanksgiving and praise!
Every Monday – Brotherhood Mentoring Program
Currently 18 Men from the Brotherhood are working with and helping young boys, grades K-5 at Briarwood Academy and StoneyCreek Elementary to improve and address behavioral issues and drive academic excellence via weekly mentoring sessions. Mentoring sessions encourage life skills development with a strong emphasis on learning. There are never enough Mentors! If you would you prayerfully consider joining us, please contact Bro. Herb Wilson III at 585-957-2573; firstname.lastname@example.org or James Wright at 571-330-2368; email@example.com
Every Tuesday & Thursday “Sunrise Morning Call”
A bi-weekly devotional call aimed at strengthening men in Christian Development as we grow in our faith walk. We welcome anyone male or female seeking the truth about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Join us at 6:00 AM by dialing 641-715-3680. Access code is 281978.