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Presbyterian Men Attend 2011 Conference at Massanetta Springs


Presbyterian Men From Delaware to North Carolina
Come Together for the 2011 PM Conference


Men representing churches throughout the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic came to Massanetta Springs in Harrisonburg, VA for the annual Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Men's conference.  About 90 men attended the event for a weekend of teaching, singing, discussion and enjoy find food and recreation. 

The theme of the conference was "The Greatest of These is Love," taken from 1 Corinthians 13:13.  "...So faith, hope, love abide, these three, bu the greatest of these is love."

Speakers included Rodney Sadler, Associate Professor of Bible at the Charlotte NC campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary; Bobby Jones, former professional basketball star; Byron Wade, Pastor of Davie Street Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC; Jefferson Ritchie, Associate Director for Mission, Outreach Foundation; The Rev. Dr. David McKee, Synod of the Mide-Atlantic, Synod Executive and Stated Clerk; and The Rev. George Goodman, retired Associate Presbyter, Presbytery of the Peaks in Lynchburg, VA.


Former Basketball Star Bobby Jones

Among the speakers, was former professional basketball player Bobby Jones, who spoke about his career and how his love of Jesus Christ had played a part in that career. 

Associate Professor Rodney Sadler

Rodney Sadler, Associate Professor of bible at the Charlotte NC campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary, took conference attendee through a study of the meaning of love as seen in 1 Corinthians 13, This was the conference theme, "---the Greatest of These is Love."  Prof. Sadler started with the Old Testament references to loving neighbor and matched them with the lessons on love as taught by Jesus.  Finally, he brought the whole concept together in the "love" chapter written by Paul.

Jocelyn Thompson leads the singing

Jocelyn Thompson, Director of Music/Organist at Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC, provided the music for the conference.  Each session began with hymns of praise and adoration.  Ms Thompson also provided the leadership for the Men's Choir. 

Photos of the 2011 Conference

Photos of the 2011 Conference. 

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Registration Friday Afternoon.

The conference begins with registration in the lobby of the hotel.

Wake-up Call

Attendees were awaken each morning to the sound of the Pipes.

Hungry Men Need Good Food

One of the highlights of the conference was the excellent food provided by the chefs at Massanetta. 

The Choir Sings for Sunday Worship

Men joined together to form a choir for the Sunday Service. 

Coffee is ready at 6:00 am

Conference attendees enjoy a cup of coffee before the start of the day's program

The joy of singing hymns

Singing is a big part of the conference with hymns of praise before each event.