May 1st, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Comin' Down the Mountain
Maybe I'm the only one.
Maybe, I was the only one who experienced a particularly hard week leading up to Man Camp weekend. Maybe, just maybe, I was the only one during the days leading up to Man Camp weekend, who looked at his wife and said, "I don't want to go to Man Camp!"
Maybe I was the only one to get into a tense discussion with my spouse in the hours before departing for camp.
I wonder if I'm the only one who had a particularly trying week following Man Camp weekend.
In my years of attending Man Camp, it never fails. We trudge into the hills and have a moment with God. We bond. We realign ourselves with Jesus. It's awesome.
Then we come home ... and the World is waiting.
Maybe I'm the only one.
Maybe the enemy did not want me to go to Man Camp last weekend. Maybe I'm the only one he tried to distract. Maybe I'm the only one he tried to detour away from an event that he was not invited to. Maybe, when he couldn't successfully distract me from going, he waited for my return and tried to cloud my mind of the things Pastor Cliff taught us.
Maybe I'm the only one that needs his Circle of 5 more than ever.
Brothers in Need of Prayer
Lyn's bride, Jan, has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and will be coming home Thursday. May 4. Please be in prayer for Lyn and Jan. May God's peace and perfect love be ever present to them. If you have updates on Lyn's situation or know how we can support him, please email: email@example.com
Back in April, Jim needed surgery for two abscesses in his back. Jim came through surgery and the doctor said that the antibiotics that he has been taking did the trick. During the procedure, they discovered that one of his lungs had an infection in it. At last report, Jim was preparing for PT and OT. If you have updates on Jim's situation or know how we can support him, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have specific prayer requests you'd like shared within the men's ministry, send them to email@example.com
East Side Lawn Project
We're looking for some able bodied men to help in a project in our east lawn. We’ve been waiting for river rock and décor for quite some time and we’re trying to get most of it done before May 22. If you're available, please contact Elton Brown:
Maxwell Named New Sunnyside Superintendent
After a superintendent search process that began in January, the Sunnyside School District Board of Directors has offered the position of Superintendent to current Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell, pending successful contract negotiations.
Ryan will officially begin his tenure as superintendent on July 1, 2022.
Let's include Ryan in our prayers as he prepares to embark on a new leadership experience. Let's pray that Ryan's relationship with Christ will be evident in all aspects of his work in the Sunnyside School District! Well done Ryan!
What habits do you have, outside of Sunday morning worship, that allow you to invest in your spiritual development?
If you have resources to help men invest in their spiritual development, shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples: Bible studies, books, podcasts, sermons, devotionals, etc.
Resources to aid you in your spiritual development:
**The GVNAZ podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Amazon, Google Play, and Podbean.
My Bible Tracker App
Keep track of your Bible reading progress by using this app together with your favorite Bible. This visual progress representation will fuel your motivation and make sure you never forget where you left off.
Here are some cool features to this app:
- Mark the chapters you have read
- Easily see which chapters and books are completed
- Partially read books are highlighted to encourage you to continue reading
- Create multiple Bible Trackers for different purposes
- Customize your Trackers with names and colors
- A percentage will show you how much of the Bible you have read
- The Stats page will show you information about number of chapters and books read
- Unlock achievements as you go
- No annoying notifications
- There are no timed plans where you fall behind, which lets you progress at your own pace
- As useful for those who need years to complete the reading, as for those who read every day
The My Bible Tracker app is available on Apple and Android platforms.
If you have resources or know of events that men can join to improve their physical health and well-being, shoot us an email: email@example.com. Examples: hikes, camping trips, fishing, running, weigh lifting, walking, etc.
Resources to help you in your physical development:
Resources to help you in your physical development:
If you have resources to help men keep their mind sharp, shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples: classes, books, podcasts, projects, hobbies, etc.
Yakima Valley Community College Gold Card
As a senior citizen, 60 years of age or older, and a Washington State resident, you are encouraged to take advantage of the Gold Card Program at Yakima Valley College (YVC). A Gold Card allows you to attend state supported classes at a reduced cost. The Gold Card also allows for attendance at ball games and some other college presentations without charge. To qualify for a Gold Card waiver, you must be at least 60 years of age prior to the quarter you are planning to attend.
Gold Card holders are invited to attend designated day or evening state funded classes in which established class size is not exceeded and permission is granted by the instructor. Gold Card holders may enroll on the third day of the quarter or when the class has met at least once, whichever is later. One or two classes may be taken on a space-available basis for $5 plus fees.
Fees include any applicable lab fees, plus a $4.50 per credit combined service fee, a $4.50 per credit technology fee, and a $4.50 per credit ELearning fee. The Gold Card holder is responsible for buying any required class supplies or materials. Gold Card holders do not receive college credit and do not have to be take tests. A grade of “N” (audit) is posted on your transcript. A Gold Card is not valid for “community service” classes or seminars.
A Gold Card may be obtained at the Registration & Records Office located in the Deccio Higher Education Building (#8) or email email@example.com. A written request listing first name, last name, address, phone number, date of birth, and photo ID may also be forwarded to:
Yakima Valley College
Information Office: Attention Gold Card
PO Box 22250
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Note: Gold Card holders are subject to the same parking regulations as all students. OUr brother, George Montanaro has used this resource and is willing the help anybody navigate the enrollment process. firstname.lastname@example.org
What habits do you have that helps you steward the money God puts in your hands?
If you have resources for men to being better stewards of the money God puts in their hands, shoot us an email: email@example.com. Examples: Classes, strategies, budget tools, contact information, etc.
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Here's what we need from you:
- Clear your calendars for May 5, 6, and 7 of 2023 and encourage your friends to do the same.
- Pick one area of the SPRIF formula to work on. In what ways will you work to build your competence in your spiritual life, your physical life, your relationships, your intellect, or your finance?
- Start to build your Circle of 5. Who are the 5 men in your life that will help you and hold you accountable? Call them. Text them. Invite them for coffee. Start the conversation.
- Send us any pray requests, celebrations, and updates regarding your respective groups. You can't do this alone! Prayer requests and updates can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you know of other men or churches that would like to be a part of this community, let us know and we will add their contact information to our mailing list. Email contact information to: email@example.com
Grandview Church of the Nazarene is a place where people can meet Jesus, engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory.