Monday, February 19, 2007

"Men, Mercy, and Missions" Continued with Dr. Woodie Mason

Men of the Covenant Luncheon: March 1st
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Miller Hall
Speaker: Dr. Woodie Mason, Retired Physician

This week at FPC, we find ourselves in the midst of our annual Missions Conference with a plethora of activities to attend and missionaries to meet. As you take out your calendars to plan accordingly, men, make certain to save March 1st for our next Men of the Covenant Luncheon.

This spring, our theme is "Men, Mercy, and Missions," and following on the heels of our missions conference, we are sure to be blessed and challenged as we consider our role as men in the extension of biblical mercy and contribution to missions. Many of you know our upcoming speaker well and it is a privilege to welcome our very own, Dr. Woodie Mason. Woodie and his wife Diane have been a source of encouragment to our congregation over the past year and a half, following Hurricane Katrina. The Masons lost their home and their possessions to the great storm of 2005, but it is evident when you speak with them, that their gain in Christ, as a result of God's providence, has surpassed their material loss.

Woodie is originally from Pascagoula, MS but spent 29 years living and working in Jackson following medical school and residency before retiring and returning to the Gulf Coast. During their years in Jackson, the Masons were members here at FPC. When they returned to the coast, they became active members at First Presbyterian Church, Gulfport where Woodie served as a Ruling Elder, adult Sunday school teacher, Clerk of Session, and chairman of the pulpit search committee. Hurricane Katrina redirected their lives and steps, and as a result, we are now blessed to have them living in Jackson and they are once again active members of FPC.

The cost of lunch is $5 and reservations are not required. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Hall in the Discipleship office at or 601-973-9118.

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