Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

PRESBYTERIAN  MEN’S  FELLOWSHIP

STEERING COMMITTEE

The PMF Steering Committee always welcomes additional members.  Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  

Leadership is shared from month to month.  The group encourages men's fellowship activities and supports various mission projects throughout the year.  To learn more, contact one of the following persons:
 WEEKLY SCHEDULE  
  1. Tuesdays:  Morning Bible and book study 6:15 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. in the Memorial Room.
  2. Wednesdays:  Breakfast and Bible study 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. at Golden Boys Restaurant.

 

NEWS  AND  EVENTS

Men’s Retreat

The 51 men who signed up for the PMF retreat “Sunday Into Monday”, held at Trinity Emanuel Presbyterian Church in Rochester, were interested in learning more about how they could carry forward their Sunday worship and church experience into the rest of the following week. Under the guidance of retreat leader Rev. Michael Ware, Pastor of Webster Baptist Church, the retreat teachings centered on the theme of neighborly love as required by The Great Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27), and as demonstrated by the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

The retreat began on the evening of Friday, May 18, with a delicious Ben Hood fish fry (which included a choice of haddock or catfish), followed by singing, praying, a “get acquainted exercise” and a closing worship with a sermon by Trinity Emanuel Pastor Rev. J.D. Jackson.  The retreat continued on Saturday with a full breakfast and a wonderful fried chicken lunch, a presentation on neighborly love by Pastor Ware, video clips, plenary and small group discussions and a closing communion worship. A highlight of the retreat was an exercise on Saturday afternoon when each of the six small groups spent an hour walking different routes in the neighborhoods near the church which is located on Jefferson Avenue in the heart of the City of Rochester, and discussing their experiences first in small groups and then in the larger plenary session. Before proceeding on the walk, Della Griffin from the Trinity Emanuel Choir sang a wonderful rendition of “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me.” The individual reports of each group’s observations, while independently made, were remarkably similar. All observed that the neighborhood streets were clean (i.e., no empty cans or bottle litter), quiet (i.e., no blaring of police or ambulance sirens or screaming or yelling), the people encountered were cordial, most of the houses were well kept on the outside but a few were rundown, and none of the groups encountered a sense of fear. The point of the exercise was to remove obstacles such as fear which might prevent us from loving our neighbor as we should and to carry this love into each day of the week.

The general consensus of those who attended was that the retreat provided a very valuable experience in better understanding neighborly love and The Great Commandment.  As a follow-up to the retreat, a PMF meeting will be scheduled in the fall to discuss the retreat and applicable parts of the retreat resource book, “The Economics of Neighborly Love”, by Rev. Tom Nelson.


Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship

The next meeting of the PMF Steering Committee will be Tuesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  Men are invited to the meeting to plan activities for 2018-19.

The regular weekly Bible/Devotional studies will continue through the summer.  All are welcome at the Tuesday morning gathering at 6:15 in the Memorial Room for coffee and a study, and/or at the Wednesday 6:30 a.m. breakfast and Upper Room devotional discussion at Golden Boys Restaurant.