United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Friday, June 24, 2016


Greetings and welcome to the United Methodist Men of Thousand Oaks!



Our ministry of men seek to study, fellowship and invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men in Thousand Oaks, and even Newbury Park.
Our Ministry exists to REACH men, CONNECT them with other men, help them GROW as fully devoted followers of Christ, in order that they will SERVE God with their spiritual gifts, and HONOR Him with their lives. The statistics show that if we reach the men for Christ, the family will follow.

Jesus is our model for servant leadership and discipleship. Men have the Biblical duty to be the spiritual leaders of their households. We all desperately need connection and help sustaining balance in our lives.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Any person of the MALE persuasion is invited to participate in the United Methodist Men fellowship at UMC Thousand Oaks!  We have approximately 25 "active" members regularly attending retreats and bible studies, CTM (Corn Toss Ministry), Harvest food-share program and other events throughout the year. 


Please contact Bill Williams, faithmadereal@aol.com, or Tom Maddux, thomas.maddux@csun.edu, for further information.



1.  United Methodist Church Thousand Oaks Men’s Retreat!  
     October 24 - 26, 2014
Weekend Leader
Cal-Pac North District
District Superintendent, REV. DR. CEDRICK BRIDGEFORTH
The Oaks Christian Center
18651 Pine Canyon Rd, Lake Hughes, CA 93532

All Men from all churches are invited to attend our annual retreat on Oct. 24-26, 2014.  Only 40 spots available first come basis. $125 for Dormitory Sleeping and all meals. Contact Bill Williams at faithmadereal@aol.com for more information and to save a spot!


We are Blessed to be led this year by Reverend Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth.  He is a District Superintendent in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.  He has served as Superintendent in the former Los Angeles and Santa Ana Districts since April 2008, and assumed leadership within the North District July 2012.  Rev. Bridgeforth is a native of Decatur, Alabama, and is a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  He is a graduate of Samford University (B.A. Religion); Claremont School of Theology (Master of Divinity); and Pepperdine University (Doctor of Education). Prior to being appointed as Superintendent, Rev. Bridgeforth pastored Bowen Memorial and Crenshaw United Methodist Churches in Los Angeles. He is a course instructor at the University of LaVernes Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies and is also Western Region Chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is a published author and he enjoys writing, reading, and playing racquetball with friends.


Don't miss out on this opportunity!




2.  6th Annual Corn Toss & Barbeque!
     May 31, 2015
Always on the first Sunday after Memorial Day weekend. Fesitivies begin right after second service, on the lawn. 

5th Annual Corn Toss Huskers Division Winners!


3. Harvest Food Share Program

Collecting, repackaging, date-stamping unused food from various local restaurants and coffee shops, we partner with Lutheran Social Services and other area churches to help feed needy people in our community.  The UMCTO kitchen is a busy place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Contact Tom Maddux at thomas.maddux@csun.edu to join the merry crew!



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