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Men's Ministries

Joshua League

The Joshua League is Memorial Park Church's Men's Ministries group. We welcome and encourage men of all ages to connect with one another and Christ. We seek to become God-honoring men, not just in church, but in our homes, workplace, and community. We offer a wide range of activities designed to bring men together, from classes and bible studies, sports outings and a softball league, to prayer groups and monthly breakfasts. 

For general questions about the Men's LIFE Groups & Teaching, or Men's Prayer Team, contact Corky Semler.

For general questions about the Saturday Morning Breakfasts, Interest Group Division, or Service & Volunteering, contact Dave Daniel.
Jesus trained disciples in two environments: a small group of 12 and larger groups that were open to any one. We have both small and large group classes available as part of our LIFE Group/Teaching Division. They are a great place to learn, get connected, and develop friendships here at Memorial Park. Teams meet regularly and "do life together" as they:
  • study the Bible together;
  • pray for one another;
  • offer mutual encouragement;
  • do an occassional service project together;
  • care for teammates and their households when members are in the hospital or grieving a loss;
  • eat together occasionally with spouses or guests;
  • encourage the children of fellow teammates;
  • enjoy occasional fun outings like a movie night or a sporting event;
  • and more!
For more information or to get involved, contact Geoff Holmes or Kevin Steele (small groups); or John Christopher or Rick Corliss (large groups).

Small Groups

Team Christopher | First and Third Mondays | 7:30 AM
This group meets on the first and third Monday of the month from 7:30-9:00 AM. 

Team Kurtz | Tuesdays | 6:00 AM
This group meets on the Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 AM. 

1-2-3 Wednesdays | 6:30 AM | Clayton Center
This group meets on the first three Wednesdays of the month and is ideal for the man who is heading to work or is an early riser! Contact Pastor Kevin or Geoff Holmes to learn more about the current study. 

Thursday Group | 6:30 AM
Like the Wednesday group, the Thursday group is ideal for the man who is heading to work. Men who have flexibility to start work later or are retired will often meet for breakfast at a local restaurant after the meeting. Contact Pete Pugliese to learn more about the current study.

Men of Steele | Thursdays | 7:00-9:00 AM
This group meets on Thursday mornings from 7:00-9:00 AM.

Team Brown | Fridays | 7:00-8:00 AM
This group meets on Friday mornings from 7:00-8:00 AM.

Team Gillen | First and Third Saturdays | 8:30-10:30 AM
This group meets the first and third Saturday of the month from 8:30-10:30 AM.

New Creation Men's Group | Saturdays | 7:00 AM
This group focuses on the spiritual 12 steps and meets on Saturdays at 7:00 AM.

Large Groups

Sunday Men's Classes
The League supplies studies and teachers for the Men's Class units that are offered during the school year. Sunday classes are held from 10:10-11:00 AM. Check out the current Adult Class offerings on the Adult Classes Page.

Friday Morning Men’s Breakfast | Fridays at 7:30 AM | Westminster Hall
These ‘senior’ men meet every Friday morning in Fellowship Hall for a continental breakfast and Bible study (the study/lecture begins at 8:00). The discussion is facilitated by a teaching team of pastors and laymen and usually pertains to a timely topic. This group meets occasionally in the summer. Contact Tom Anewalt for assistance.

The November-December 2018 speakers include: Rev.Paul Housman, MPC's Pastor of Missions & Outreach (November 2); Veterans' Day Video Presentation (November 9); Rev. Ted Kerr (November 16); Corky Semler (November 7); and a Christmas Celebration & Carol Sing (December 14). 
We will not be meeting November 23 due to Thanksgiving, December 21 or December 28 due to Christmas and New Years.
The Men's Prayer Team is designed to pray for the needs in the church. While we do not meet each week, prayer requests are distributed regularly. To join the team or submit a prayer request, contact David Broms or Bill Walsh.

The activity in our Training Camp Division is our monthly Saturday morning breakfasts from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Westminster Hall. These are scheduled 8 times throughout year from September through November, and January through May. These include a full breakfast, fellowship, hymns, and a guest speaker. Men of all ages are welcome to join us. For more information, contact Dana Brown.

Saturday Morning Men | ThirdSaturday of the month | 8:00 AM | Westminster Hall
Our Saturday Morning Breakfasts are scheduled 8 times throughout the year, and include a full breakfast, fellowship, hymns, and a guest speaker. Men of all ages are welcome to join us.

Men’s Interest Groups are a place to spend time with like-minded individuals who share your same interests. Interest groups can be developed at any time. If you have a particular interest and would like to start a group with like-minded individuals, please contact John Briggs.

Our current groups include:
Movie & Discussion Group
Quarterly Events Group
Light of Life Group
Family Activity Group
The function of our Men in Action & Helping Hands groups are to help complete handy-man projects for people in need (Helping Hands) or assist with larger projects at the church or in the community (Men in Action). To join the group or request help, contact Jeff McManus and Scott Kurtz (Men in Action) or Bob Forney and Tom Mueller (Helping Hands)

Current Men in Action projects include:

MPC New Shed Installation: Date TBD
MPC is purchasing a new shed to be placed behind the garbage dumpsters. A crew of 3-4 men is needed to put the shed together.
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MPC Parking Lot Crew for Christmas Spree: November 2 & 3, 2018
A crew of 3-4 men is needed to assist in directing traffic in the parking lot and assisting with clean up for the Christmas Spree in November.
Sign Up to Help

Saturday Morning Men's Breakfast

Calling all MPC men! On Saturday, November 17 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Westminster Hall, we have our FREE monthly breakfast! This month, we welcome Jay Roy, retired President and CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. Jay has been a member of MPC since the early 80s, serving as an elder, teacher, and occasional preacher. He will be speaking on the “Storms of Life.”  Join us as we share a good meal, fellowship with other men of the church, and a thoughtful message, followed by small group discussion. Please bring friends, co-workers, or neighbors for a stress-free time of fun and encouragement. Let us know you're coming!

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