Purpose of Antioch's Men's Club is Christian fellowship, service and learning.
Any man is welcome to participate in any of the activities of the Men's club. Meetings are informal and men of any age, church members or non-members, are Welcome.
The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from September through May in the Fellowship Hall. Meetings consist of dinner, fellowship and a short business meeting. Meals are cooked by a team of 2-3 of the members who volunteer for the year. Desserts are provided by two members on a voluntary rotating basis. A donation of $7 per meal is requested to cover the cost and provide some funds for service projects. Educational programs, which are scheduled two or three times a year, are from 7:15 until 8:00 p.m. After a brief discussion of business, meetings conclude by 8:15 or 8:30 p.m. at the latest. The February meeting is usually a Valentines dinner for men of the church and their spouses or dates with entertainment provided.
The group provides the impetus and/or man-power for a number of projects throughout the year. Projects have included clean-up and maintenance work on church property, straightening cemetery headstones, outside signs for the church, ramps built at the homes of individuals in wheelchairs, raking leaves and cutting fire-wood for disabled individuals, cookout for youth of the church, traffic control for a live nativity program, assisting with Church Family Fun Days, organizing and assisting with Country Breakfasts for the community with net proceeds going to missions, and financial assistance to help the youth go to Christian conferences at Camp Caswell on Oak Island, NC. We will continue to select or develop projects in which men with different skills, interests and availability (working full-time or retired) can effectively participate, and which meet real needs of people in our community, State, or beyond.
The educational programs usually consist of a speaker on a subject of interest. Subjects in recent years have included, railroad and railroad crossing safety in North Carolina, photo history of Orange County farming and living, the Junior ROTC program in North Carolina, talk by a Christian professional baseball pitcher who played at UNC-Chapel Hill and was active in the Athletes-In-Action program there. Programs in the past have included: disaster relief by the North Carolina Baptist Men's organization, service work in Haiti and Tanzania, drug use and other crime in the local community, Christian psychiatry, the work of the Gideons, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity. Upcoming programs are: Durham Rescue Mission and Freedom House Recovery Center. Depending on the subject, everyone in the church and community may be invited to the program and a catered meal served.
Men of any age are welcome to attend the meetings at any time or to help with any of the projects. Contact the Church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 929-2230 for further details.