Elizabeth River District
Men's Ministry E-News
August 7, 2019
Join in support of Heart Havens at Panera located at 1397 Fordham Drive in Virginia Beach on Friday, August 9 , from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm for a snack, dinner or dessert! A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering and then 20% of Panera's sales that night will be donated to Heart Havens. This is a great opportunity to support this ministry!
The men of St. Andrew's UMC in Virginia Beach invite all men of our district to join them for breakfast every Tuesday morning. What started out as the men from St. Andrew's meeting for breakfast has grown to other men joining them & they now are inviting you to join them! Stop by the Village Inn every Tuesday from 6:00 am to 7:00 am for good Christian fellowship before work or your daily activities. Hope to see you there!
Village Inn
313 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Calling all fishermen ...

avid anglers & first timers!

The men of St. Andrew's UMC are sponsoring an adventurous half-day District fishing trip on Saturday, September 21 .

The experience is reasonably prices at $20 for kids & $38 for adults. The fishing trip will leave from Dockside Fishing Center at 7:00 am & return at noon. The center is located at 3311 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. This trip is open to everyone!

You can register by contacting Jeff Fopma, (757) 427-2122. We hope to see you there!
Financial Peace University is coming!

Larchmont UMC is hosting a Financial Peace University course starting September 22 , 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. For more information, please call Gary Chiaverotti via the church office, (757) 489-8168.
A time for prayer...
Dear God, it’s time once again to spend a moment with You.  To give you thanks for the rest of another weekend. The encouragement we’ve received through worship and teaching from our local pastors, church friends, and for some of us excellent teachers from across our conference. We also thank You, Father, that You have called each one of us into service in Your name. You have created a desire in each of our hearts to share the love of Your Son, Jesus Christ, with the men in our families, our churches and our communities so that we might be about the business of making disciples for Your Kingdom.

We are thankful for the mentorship opportunities that You bring our way and we pray that we might have the wisdom to discern those opportunities when You empress them on our hearts. We are most grateful for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. For his life, death and resurrection that we might be fully restored to You.

Heavenly Father, we continue to pray for Bishop Lewis and her recovery that she might return to full service with the Virginia Conference. We pray for the upcoming Spiritual Advance; the planning and preparation of the VCUMMen, the speakers, presenters and for the hearts of each man and woman who will be attending.

We also pray for the Heart Haven’s golf tournament associated with that Advance and the lives that are impacted every day through that vital ministry. You touch our hearts everyday Lord, and for that we give You eternal thanks. In the precious name of Jesus Christ, and the power of Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.

Johnnie Draughon
ERD Men's Ministry Prayer Advocate
Heart Havens/VA Conference UMM
2nd Annual Golf Tournament!
You are invited to participate in our second annual Heart Havens/VA Conference UMM Golf Tournament. This tournament is being sponsored by the Virginia Conference United Methodist Men and will support the ministries of Heart Havens, Inc.

The tourney begins with a shotgun start at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Honey Bee Golf Course. All women and men players are welcome to come and enjoy an afternoon of great golf, fun, & fellowship! Cost is $60 per individual or $200 per team.

Heart Havens empowers adults with a developmental disability to live full and vibrant lives with as much independence as possible. This non-profit ministry began in 1996 as an outreach of the Virginia Conference United Methodist Church’s Commission on Disabilities and has strong ties to the United Methodist Men.

You can register below or by contacting Steve Schaefer, (757) 285-8047.
Spiritual Advance is September 27 - 28, 2019 at Baylake UMC in Virginia Beach!

Please join with men & women of the Virginia Conference on September 27-28 for the 2019 Spiritual Advance at Baylake UMC in Virginia Beach, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Speakers and workshop leaders will include:
The Rev. Dr. Kevin Watson , Assistant Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is author of The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience, a best-selling book about Wesleyan transformational small groups, and Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice. An ordained elder in the Oklahoma Conference, Dr. Watson is the Bible Study leader at the 2019 Annual Conference.
Odell Horne  is the  YoungER Men's Ministry  Representative for the North Georgia Conference to the Southeast Jurisdiction's team that is working to develop best practices in reaching younger men for Jesus Christ. He is also a Lay Servant at Impact Church (East Point, GA), a Men's Ministry Specialist, and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a graduate of Texas College, Clark Atlanta University, and Bethel Theological Seminary. He works for the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.
Greg Arnold  is deployed staff at the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) and an advocate for Men's Ministry. The mission of the GCUMM is to help men grow in Christ so that others may know Christ.

Please see  2019 Spiritual Advance details  for more information on registration, BOGO discounts, church sponsorships, hotels, and the VAUMM/Heart Havens Golf Tournament. We've also added a box lunch option on Saturday so you may have more fellowship on site with your brothers & sisters in Christ.

Please reserve your hotel rooms now at the special Spiritual Advance rate of  $109/night . Registration deadline is August 28, 2019 .
1570 North Military Highway
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: 757-213-2231
Note: Select the dates 09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019 to book the special rate.

1500 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-466-8000
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