Report from the 2016 Fall Rally North
A great time was had by all at the 2016 Fall Men's Rally
North held at Lawrenceville Christian Church on September 24,
2016. Approximately 30 men were present representing 5 of
the 6 districts in the state.
The program included music by Rafael Collado that was awesome
Andy Phillips, NW Representative helped open the session with
announcements and roll call. Tommy Freeman, Manager of Camp
Christian spoke to the men about several needs concerning the
Rev. James Shelton gave the keynote and focused the men on
the "play call" for men found in Micah.
Bob Grant gave the Regional Moment and Jimmy Walker delivered
the President's update on Ga Men activities. Rev. Jay White
gave a very important note about the November Regional Assembly
and invited all to come.
First Christian Church Lawrenceville was a gracious host;
Pastor Jay White and Rod Baker, Elder, welcomed all.
Rev. Wes Morgan, PCCC, led us in Communion at lunch with the
symbolic elements we had on our plate and table. This was a very
meaningful way to take communion. The offering collected
for Ga Disciples Men Work Fund, which benefits Camp Christian
and Men's needs, totaled $437.
Thanks to the planners for this event including Andy
Phillips(JCCC), Rev Jay White(Lawrenceville), and Will
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Report from the 2016 Fall Rally South
A great time was had by all at the 2016 Fall Menís Rally
South, held at Macon First Christian Church and hosted by Rev.
Will Johnson, Senior Minister and John Anderson, Commission
Rev. Will Johnson provided a musical selection before the
start of the Rally. Medie Still gave a regional update and
reminded the group about the Regional Assembly to be held at
First Christian Church, Valdosta, on November 11-12, 2016. Jimmy
Walker, President, Disciples Men of Georgia, welcomed everyone.
He led the men in several hymns. He gave the Presidentís update
about the region.
The keynote speaker was Rev. Johan Van De Merwe, who spoke
from Luke 13:10-17 on the topic ... "Elements of an End Time
Church". Johan has served as a Missionary with Operation
Mobilization and Campus Crusade for Christ. He Ministered in
Europe with the Love Europe campaigns and lived in England
working primarily with the Church of the Nazarene until, as
Johan puts it, "by mistake on their side (but by the Lord's
humor and supreme plan) I landed in Georgia." After being in
Bible College and completing a Bachelorís degree in Theology,
Johan was "Helping out as a missionary" in Merritt's Bridge S.C.
when Dr. Dave Alexander ordained and installed him as a minister
for the Disciples of Christ. He hasn't looked back since,
pastoring churches in Varnville, S.C, and Sebring FL and most
recently as pastor of Sanctuary Christian Church in Albany, Ga.
An offering was taken and the monies collected were earmarked
for Camp Christian. A communion service was led by Medie Still
with Will Perdue and Jimmy Walker serving the communion by
After a friendship circle where the men joined hands and
sang, ďBless Be the Tie That BindsĒ, a fellowship meal was
served. Thanks for the planners and host of this event, Rev.
Will Johnson, John Anderson, and Will Perdue.
FCC Watkinsville Chicken Mull
The Men of First Christian Church Watkinsville held
their annual "Chicken Mull - with a purpose" on December
3, 2016. Money raised from this event went to:
Benevolence Fund: $1,500, Annex Garage: $900, DW group:
$1,500, Youth: $500, ACTS: $2,000, Food for Kids:
$1,500, DEFACS: $400.
First Christian Church Griffin
The men of First Christian Church, Griffin,
sponsored a Sunday dinner to benefit Camp Christian.
Larry Conner cooked the barbecue and the rest of the
men furnished the remainder of the meal. The dinner
raised $625 to be donated to Camp Christian. (The food
was good, too.)
Johns Creek Christian Church
The JCCC Menís has partner with the IMPACT Group. The
Menís group have started a tool pantry for families involved
in their housing program we have asked our men and members
of the church to bring lawn tools which will help a new
family in their new home provided by The IMPACT Group.
Years ago our church introduced a program in support
of North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) that we affectionately
call "DAWGS" or Dollar A Week Grocery Savings.
With our members and participants contributing just a dollar
a week, we have been able to purchase thousands of canned
goods which have been donated to NFCC and distributed at
Thanksgiving to qualified needy families. It is that time
of year again when we are soliciting your help. Please consider
giving your "dollar a week" offering towards this
important ministry. We will be purchasing our canned goods
on Thursday, November 20th, so please give generously.
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Milton Summerall Endowment
The Disciples Men Commission of Georgia is pleased to announce
the establishment of an Endowment in the Name of Milton
Men's Retreat 2016
Rev. Dr. Stan Sauders talked about A Dwelling Place for God: "The Forgotten Story of
Creation in the New Testament" including concepts of Heaven and Earth
together as creation and why being good stewards of the earth is
important in scripture. The retreat was held on April 15-17, 2016 at Christmount Christian Assembly