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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. 

We have numerous opportunities for you to get involved, and encourage you to contact us with questions. You can view the various opportunities below, or send an email Corky Semler and Dave Daniel to get started.
The activity in our Training Camp Division is our monthly Saturday morning breakfasts. These are scheduled several times throughout year, generally running 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 Corky Semler or Dave Daniel.

Saturday Morning Men | Third Saturday 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. We generally end around 11:00 a.m. Men of all ages are welcome to join us.
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 John O'Master.

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 Westminster 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 September 2019 speakers include: Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver (September 6); Rev. Dr. Brian Janssen (September 13); Ken Hall (September 20); and Greg Wrightstone (September 27).
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 Dave Anderson.

Our current groups include:
Golf
Softball
Movie & Discussion Group
Light of Life Group
Pittsburgh Project Service Day
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 will be posted here on an ongoing basis.

Our Latest Videos

Check out our latest videos from our Saturday Morning Breakfasts on YouTube. You can see the full Memorial Park YouTube channel here.

Saturday Men's Breakfast

All men are invited to our monthly Saturday Men’s Breakfast where we enjoy food and fellowship together, and hear an engaging speaker. On November 16 at 8:00 a.m., we welcome Herb Bailey, Executive Director of Ministry for Uncommon Grounds Cafe in Aliquippa, and Pittsburgh area Director of Church Army USA. Join us to hear more about how he works to serve, ready and love the broken, disconnected, and hurting people of Pittsburgh by giving them a message of love, hope, and joy. RSVP by November 14. 
 

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