UMM meets every Wednesdays from 7:00am - 8:00a
Every Wednesday morning finds 8 to 20 men drinking coffee and eating a light breakfast in the church kitchen. It is an informal affair with everyone standing around and talking in two’s and three’s while each new arrival shakes hands all around and finds himself a cup of coffee and some food. About 7:30am, the group gravitates into the Fire Place Room, conducts a very brief business meeting, and then proceeds to a program presented by one of the members. Over the past couple of years, the programs have ranged over a variety of topics including readings from devotional literature, a discussion of cosmology and current understandings of the universe, a description of Route 66 and efforts to celebrate its history, personal histories, presentation and discussion of Stages of Faith Development, discussion of current thought provoking books like Guns, Germs and Steel, discussion of the Book of Job, discussion of the early days of commercial radio and its impact on society. Members volunteer to select the topic and to provide leadership for that session. Every man in the church is welcome. Participants cover a wide range of interests and of ages, with the mid-30s to early-80s being fairly typical. Those who attend regularly will tell you that friendships made within the group constitute the most important benefit. All men are invited for breakfast, fellowship, discussion, and music.
United Methodist Men’s All Church Breakfasts
Several Sundays each year, the United Methodist Men serve their famous buffet breakfast. We have grown to love the feast that they prepare with its assortment of delicious breakfast delights.
Our United Methodist Men offer these breakfasts as church-wide fellowship opportunities and to raise funds to support various ministries. In the past they have made significant gifts to the Wesley Inn, a shelter for young mothers and their babies, which will once again be the principal beneficiary of donations made at the upcoming breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM with an abundance of foods to enjoy.
United Methodist Men and The Austin Street Shelter
Throughout the year Arapaho's United Methodist Men organize early morning visits to the Austin Street Shelter to feed breakfast to the residents. Austin Street is a unique shelter, for the amount of space, more people receive regular care than at most similar facilities in the country. Each night they provide sleeping spaces for between 300-400 men, women and children. In addition to a sleeping space they provide showers and clean clothing. Volunteer's are needed to prepare food as well as travel to the shelter to serve the breakfast.