June 18 – 20, 2010
Join the Men of Ward A.M.E. for Word, Fellowship and Fun. The theme of the retreat is Men: Blessed By Our Sacrifice. The theme comes from 2 Samuel 24:18-25 Â which states:
David Builds an Altar
On that day Gad went to David and said to him, “Go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” Â So David went up, as the LORD had commanded through Gad. Â When Araunah looked and saw the king and his men coming toward him, he went out and bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.
Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” _”To buy your threshing floor,” David answered, “so I can build an altar to the LORD, that the plague on the people may be stopped.”
Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take whatever pleases him and offer it up. Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and here are threshing sledges and ox yokes for the wood. Â O king, Araunah gives all this to the king.” Araunah also said to him, “May the LORD your God accept you.”
But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels [of silver for them. David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the LORD answered prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.
The retreat begins with:
Friday, June 18 at 7:00pm
M&M – Men & Music Concert
Saturday, June 19 beginning at 8:00am
Men’s “Retreat” and Workshop
Featuring an informational workshop on Â Heart Disease and a devotional exercise Â on Sacrifice and the Threshing Floor.
Sunday, June 20 (Father’s Day) 10:00am
Men’s Day Worship Celebration
Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 562-441-4699. Ward A.M. E. is located at 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles , Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Williams, Pastor .