3 December 2022
You are invited…
You are invited to a Men’s Breakfast In Person and On Zoom on Saturday 3 December. The theme for this Saturday is “Imagine you are going to a Jesus’s birthday fancy dress celebration … who will you come dressed as?” click here for pre-reading material
Bring yourself and bring a friend. Details on past meeting’s Brother Stories are below.
Join us In-Person at the Hub (0830-1000) OR On-Zoom from wherever you are (0900-1000).
In-Person, from 0830, we will together warmly welcome each other, set up the foyer, prepare food, share breakfast, enjoy a bottomless cuppa and chat to 0900.
From 0900-1000, we will open the Zoom meeting ten minutes early at 0850 to allow for chat time. At 0900, we all join in (In-Person & On Zoom). We say a quick “hi” to each other (any new friends, apologies?), remind us what Men’s Breakfast is all about and why we are about it. We share a Bible passage, a Brother Story, our Burdens in prayer (a time of silence with visual & personal prompts), a hearty Bellow of praise. We close with thanks, News, Lord’s Prayer, Blessing, a Goodbye.
After 1000, On Zoom you can chat away, while In Person for those who can stay, we will work together to clean-up & reset the foyer.
Join In Details
We welcome everyone to breakfast In Person or On Zoom every time.
If you want to attend in person, let us know you are coming by filling out this form (if you can) on the Friday before the Breakfast. If the form does not work, email email@example.com or text 07831 149828.
If you want to attend on Zoom, no need to let us know, just “Zoom in” by –
- Clicking HERE
- Typing https://zoom.us/join into your web browser
- Dialling 0203-901-7895.
- enter Meeting ID: 838 5402 4581 Password: 134679 as required
Questions or need help:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Ridgely on 07831 149828
In September, we explored Spiritual Formation and Emotional Health lessons from the Bible highlighted by John Mark Comer …
John Mark Comer, a pastor and author, talks to a gathering of pastors in Canada at the beginning of 2020 for about an hour. While we are not all pastors, there are interesting biblical reflections we can apply to our own lives as men. Listen to it before (ideally) or after we meet. Look forward to talking with you about it. I particularly liked the passages of the Bible he used to ground his talk.
In July, we explored some lessons from the Emotional life of David and what it means for our resilience as men …
David was a shepherd, soldier, king, poet and musician. He was a man like us, and he suffered many trials and tribulations – some of his own making. It would be easy to think that David was naturally resilient, able to cope easily with whatever adversity came his way but even David had limitations. In 1 Samuel 20, we find David facing perhaps his darkest day. We will focus our attention as we seek to learn lesson from David’s emotional resilience.
In June, we explored some lessons from the Physical life of Elijah and what it means for our resilience as men …
Elijah was a great prophet, but he was also a man like us, and he had hard times when he was afraid. If Elijah could crumble and lose faith after a great victory, then so can we. Sometimes we keep going while we are working on important projects, but as soon as we take a break from them, or go back home, we become ill or feel depressed. We will consider how God helped Elijah to become more physically resilient in time of stress.
In May, we explored some lessons from the Spiritual life of Nehemiah and what it means for our resilience as men …
Nehemiah’s great achievement was to take a bunch of dispirited and downhearted individuals and in spite of much opposition and danger, motivated families to work together in a hostile environment to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days!
Nehemiah demonstrated the capacity to deal with pressure, and to make the best of any situation. He faced many setbacks, yet never gave up. Nehemiah teaches us about resilience, and in particular the spiritual dimension behind this important characteristic in chapters 1-6 in the book that bears his name, Nehemiah.
In April, we heard from Ian McMeekin on you and God …
Ian shared his life travels with God so far and our need to find the reality of God. We need a “captain sensible” in our lives to introduce us to God, ask us whether we want to become a Christian and welcome us home. Once home, you will be transformed by God’s peace, direction, stability, sense of knowing … you will value God’s presence over the things of this world. No more plot spoilers, Enjoy. Be encouraged. it’s about you and Him. He is worth the wait. Read “Wait” by Russell Kelfer.
Ian McMeekin at Men’s Breakfast, 2 April 2022
In March, we heard from Michael Marks on coming home …
Michael Marks shares a few words about his walk with Jesus and how he came to Gold Hill. Grab a cuppa to hear Michael’s story from being the youngest of 3 in 1944/45, half pennies, scouts, commitment, discouragement, disillusionment until 1983 then … sorry no plot spoilers here. Enjoy and be encouraged.
Michael Marks at Men’s Breakfast, 5 March 2022
In January, we started 2022 right…
At our 8 January Men’s Breakfast, we looked forward into 2022 asking for God’s wisdom and inspiration.
To start 2022 right, we did two things. One, we heard a talk by Steve Gaukrodger, a former pastor at Goldhill, who talked on “How can we be ambassadors of hope in this pandemic world both individually as followers of Jesus Christ (the hope of the world), and corporately as a Church (Job 11:13-20)”. Two, we invited and welcomed our women friends, our sisters, in person and online to ensure the whole body of Christ would be inspired and encouraged for the 12 months to come. Enjoy this hopeful and practical talk for the whole of 2022.
Steve Gaukroger at Men’s Breakfast, 8 January 2022