Men of all ages are welcome to join us as we learn about how God works in our daily lives. We hope to encourage men to grow in their faith and relationships as we learn from others who are doing the very same thing.
DADS’ GROUP – Meets Quarterly, 6 – 7:00 PM (Mondays), Youth Center
Being a dad is one of the greatest challenges a man will face, and we are convinced we need help from one another. Our hope is to provide a place where dads of all ages can be built up, encouraged, mentored, supported and accepted, be prayed for, and find answers in a relaxed atmosphere.
The group meets quarterly from 6 – 7:00 PM. for dinner, speakers, and group discussions in the Youth Center. See you there!
Bring $7 for a Subway sandwich and salad.
Please see our church calendar for upcoming dates.
ANNUAL MEN’S RETREAT, October 11 – 13, 2013
Each year, we look forward to having our faith deepened, hearts strengthened, and minds transformed as we fellowship with other men. Our retreat takes place up at beautiful Lake Arrowhead. We have homes reserved, close by one another and near the Lake.
When: October 11-13, 2013
Where: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Cost: $125 (Includes: a shared room for two nights, two breakfasts and one lunch, all retreat materials. You will need extra cash for two dinners out and travel expenses.)
About Our Speaker – Lance Allen
Our guest speaker this year will be Rev. Lance Allen, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana.
Lance Allen has been the Senior Pastor of FPCSA since November 2000. He grew up in Los Gatos, CA before attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1983. He interned for two years at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley in music and youth. Then he went to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach, CA, where he served for nine years in several areas of ministry including children, youth, music, and college. Lance earned a Master of Fine Arts in Choral Conducting from UC Irvine before going to Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, where he earned a Master of Divinity in 1997. Before coming to FPCSA, Lance served for two and a half years as Interim Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, CA. He loves music of all kinds, the beach, the mountains, movies, and the Lakers.
A Snapshot of the Weekend
We meet for dinner on Friday night at a local restaurant at Blue Jay. Following dinner we gather for a discussion led by our guest speaker. Saturday morning after breakfast, we meet for worship and discussion. Free time is Saturday afternoon. After dinner at the Lake Arrowhead village, there is a time of worship and discussion at the “Main House” with the guest speaker. Sunday morning we start with breakfast and conclude with Communion. Then back to your house to clean up and pack. You are on your own for lunch on the way back to Laguna Beach.
Activities available during our Saturday afternoon free time include mountain activities: hiking, walking in the village, biking, reading, napping, a game of cards, various field games on the nearby grassy knoll, and fishing (supply your own bike and fishing gear).
For more information about Men’s Ministries, please contact Steve Sweet.