The After 8 to 5 Men’s Group faithfully meets for one hour at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the Friendship Room at the church year around for fellowship, devotions, and a round table discussion of the devotion topic presented that morning. Members in the group take turns in presenting the devotions. Included are service, good conversation and humor, coffee and donuts, and a closing prayer by our pastor the Dr. Rev. Carol Mariano who also participates in the discussions. All men including non-church members are welcome to attend any of the meetings.
On special occasions we invite speakers from the outside to make presentations, and we often invite the ladies, and other members of the congregation to attend these special events.
Each week we offer names of individuals that are on the church sick list, or just need their spirit lifted up, and send them a greeting card that is signed by all members present.
Our outreach activities include making sandwiches once a month for the Seattle Operation Night Watch Program headed up by Rev. Rick Reynolds. Operation Night Watch is an interdenominational Christian ministry serving the poor and homeless people in downtown Seattle. The sandwiches are taken downtown and given to the Seattle Operation Night Watch organization for distribution to the people in need who come into their facility for dinner, and/or shelter at night. We also support Operation Night Watch with monetary donations, and we support them with a White Sock Drive in the months of October, November, and December.
We also help support the church financially with related activities such as scholarships, items for the food bank, the Pastor’s Share Fund, the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund for helping feed local people in need, and helping with Tent City 3, and United We Stand. Tent City 3 and United We Stand are homeless organizations that we host on our church parking lot, at different times during the year.
We welcome men in our community to join us on Thursday mornings.