*Events (unless overwise stated) are for men 18 years old and older R12 is all about men connecting. While we love our children and want them to see men in action and be with us in “manly” gatherings, R12 Meatings will have real-life testimonies with some that should not be shared outside of R12. Our devotion time, where we will break into small groups, needs to allow men to speak freely, and not worry about whether something is age-appropriate.
Thank you for understanding.
Currently Scheduled Events:
R12 Weekend Blast – Camp Hemlock in West VA. – $75.00 for food and lodging. Bring your own sheets/blankets/pillows. Arrive any time after 5:30 with the understanding that many, leaving after work might not get through traffic until late. Hot homemade soups/chile will be ready with fresh bread and salads up until 9pm. There is a rumor that there might be fresh baked cookies to make ice cream sandwiches with! Breakfast and lunch provided Saturday.
Bring guns and ammo for rifle, shotgun, and pistol ranges. Leave anytime Saturday before 8pm. If you do not have any guns, that is fine, there will be many to share! There is a 100-yard rifle range, a field for skeet shooting, and a pistol range. There will be instructors to teach gun safety and gun use, and for safety reasons, they will be obeyed! Many are very experienced and will share access to their weapons. Each person is responsible for their own ammunition.
Below, the most common ammunition options are provided so you can purchase in advance and guarantee compatibility with many of the guns other men may share with you. For those desiring links to inexpensive options that are available, we will be happy to direct you; however, we take no responsibility for what you purchase.
Pistol Range: .22 long rifle and 9mm
Rifle Range: .22 long rifle and/or .223 cartridges for AR-15’s
Skeet Shooting: Shotgun shells (12 Gauge 2-3/4" 1-1/8 oz #7-1/2 Shot or #8 shot)
For those not as interested in shooting, there is great hiking and biking, as well as many game opportunities.
There will be approximately one every three months (intentional misspelling).
At the breakfast, we enjoy well-prepared food, hear a testimony from a member of the church, and receive a devotion that leads each table of men to discuss prepared questions from the devotion. After some time, a leader, from the front of the room, will ask each table to have a representative share the thoughts from their table.
Someone will wrap up the discussion, then we will enjoy a session of praise music by the R12 Praise Team, after which there will be prayer partners available for
anyone who desires prayer.
We plan to schedule at least one workday each quarter, with an occasional emergency need happening when arises. We have many needs at our church for beautifying as well as single moms/widows, and/or our elderly – from carpentry to landscaping to automotive maintenance, etc.
We hope to have at least one Dinner Meating or a Weekend event each year with a similar format as the Breakfast Meatings, but with a twist.
Hopefully each month, but at least every other month, we will schedule events that may include a golf tournament, a fishing trip, going to a shooting range, a camping trip, a cycling event, a game night, boating, sporting events, concerts, etc.
At Thanksgiving, we hope to have our first annual Turkey Bowl. Fathers can bring their families to the field, TBD, 8am Thanksgiving Day to play flag football. There will be music, cheering, hot beverages, and a great time for all.