Men’s Retreat – January 14-15, 2022 with Colton Shannon
Twenty-two plus men came together to encourage each other and learn. Colton Shannon (fourth from the left front row) was the special facilitator for our time together. He spoke three times from Jeremiah. We broke out into small groups twice plus a group discussion after his final lesson.
Here are some of the points Colton made during our time together.
- Willingness to be in pain for something that matters more than the pain – Jeremiah complained to the Lord (12:1-4) and the Lord replied (12:5ff); Jeremiah was in pain for something that mattered more than the pain.
- God invites us, like he did Jeremiah, to be in pain for a mission that matters more than our pain.
- How leaders deal with their pain is inevitably contagious to the flock/family. We can’t give what we don’t have – Israel’s sins were engraved on their hearts and on the altar (Jeremiah 17:1-4); trusting in man (relying on ourselves) is like a shrub in the desert while trusting in the Lord and the help He gives through spiritual relationships is like a tree planted by water (Jeremiah 17:8ff); we need to be in relationship with other godly men to obtain the help we need; we are a group project.
What a great day at Bella Vista! The weather was wonderful and there were probably 200+ residents that came to join us for some fun.
September 16, 2012
Park hosted several of the faculty and staff from Sea Isle Elementary at a special worship and luncheon on Sunday, September 16th. Approximately 17 guests joined us for this worship and luncheon. It was a day to celebrate the relationship we have had with Sea Isle for 20 years and to thank them for their commitment to training and educating the children of Memphis.
Young ladies in kindergarten to sixth grade invited the senior adult ladies to a brunch on Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. A wonderful time was enjoyed by all. Here are some pictures of the event.
Thanks to so many we once again had a wonderful Family Festival with over 150 attending. We had fair weather and warm temps which made for a hot day, but it was very enjoyable for all who came. May 19, 2012.
November 19, 2011
On Thursday, November 17th, six individuals from the Park Avenue family assisted Agape in hosting a Fall Harvest celebration at the Autumn Ridge Apartments in south Memphis. The event was part of the PowerLines network and included a health fair, dental screening, information from the fire department and police department and games for the children.