November 27, 2018
Men's Groups Are Gearing up to GIVE BACK this Christmas
We know it's a busy time of the year, but it's also a time when many people are really going through it in respect to their finances, living arrangements, relationships, and faith. What can your men's group do to help those in your area who are disadvantaged and who could use a good dose of God's love in action over the holidays?
The Men's NetWork GIVES BACK event is now on! Between November 23 and December 21, we're looking for men's groups to do a one-time project that will help the elderly, be of service to a veteran, spread some Christmas cheer, or brighten the eyes of youngster who hasn't got a lot to smile about. There are all kinds of other ways to help those in your community, too. Check out our suggestions at the link below.
You can find out more about this event by going to our website. There you'll find answers to your questions, the place to register, and other helpful tools like a customizable poster and bulletin insert, and a PowerPoint slide to help you promote the event at church or with your men's group. Click here to get the details.
By the way, all participants get a new MNW hat or one of our regular caps.
To up the fun, there's a nice little incentive that goes along with the good you do this Christmastime: a fun contest with three winning categories: 1) most creative service idea; 2) most community-oriented project; 3) best "holiday-themed" dressed group.
Each group winner receives a $150 Amazon gift card. Now that will brighten anybody's holidays!
Questions before you begin? Give us a call at 1-800-876-9880 or drop us a line at LHMMens.Network@lhm.org.
The link above will give you all the details you need to get you started!
*As a footnote to the turkey event on the cover, this was the fourth time Concordia offered this FREE bonanza, which also included the distribution of printed devotions and friendly offers from volunteers to pray with meal recipients alongside their vehicles. Beyond the 1,000 turkeys given away by the church, 250 more turkey dinners were also provided to four other St. Louis organizations: All Nations Church in University City, Christian Friends of New Americans, Caring Ministries, and People of the Book Lutheran Outreach. More than 200 volunteers showed up to lend their time and energy. Well done, brothers, well done!