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Gents – after Dogpile this Saturday (4/3/21), I’m heading out to the East End with the 2.0s to do some heavy lifting for a good cause. The community service organization that oversees the event offers volunteer slots from 9-10:30 and from 10:30-12. Please join if you can! Here is a description: Historic Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. East End Cemetery was established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery. These cemeteries are the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker,…

YHC offered to take this post today. YHC has attended other 3rd F events but was not the Q until tonight and similar to the first Q on the first F was nervous, restless that will the right things get covered? Is there a definitive process? Well we had a great discussion this evening and all I can say is it was humbling to see what other brothers are doing and possibly going through these days. Probably the easiest topic was talking about being a dad and we picked up from there. YHC is reading a book by Neil Peart…

7 faithful joined to discuss the difficult topic of Forgiveness. We went over Matthew 18, Romans 3:21-24. Christ tells us all are worthy of grace & forgiveness and practicing forgiveness with others allows us to accept his grace. Lots of good discussion and some good examples of the difficulty of this topic in their own life. Couple of PAX tearing up, including YHC, means we all have work to do. Plus Boberry’s new 2.0 made an appearance!

Four gathered for some 3rd F discussion on trust. Who do you trust? We began by recounting the story in Genesis 22 of Abraham and Isaac. YHC asked how old everyone thought Isaac was when Abraham was about to sacrifice him. DTH said 7, Gypsy said 37, and YHC was thinking more like 18. In any case, Isaac was old enough to know what was going on and yet he fully trusted his father. Jesus does the same in the Garden of Gethsemane in Matthew 26. Is anyone having trouble fully trusting God and what exactly does it mean to…

DTH’S RECENT REVELATIONS Having Covid sucks I value energy, strength, motivation Have felt stir crazy, frustrated, sick and tired I value my work, and exercising all 3 F’s with my F3 brothers My Dry January – no booze, no screens, no sweets Have been seeking God for a fresh indwelling of the Holy Spirit How can I “Fan into flame”…??? 2 Tim 1:6-7 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us…

Prayers for those facing Covid and other darkness in their life. We explored the power of light in the darkness, how God created the light and gave us the Word. He also gave us the power to choose the right path AND also the power to bring our light to others. How can you be a light in the darkness for others? Genesis 1:1-5 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, ​2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. ​3Then God said, ‘Let…

Six script studies tackled our bi-weekly 3rd F Zoom call with only minor tech issues. Topic was the concept of Sabbath, in both the old & new testament. Lot of focus on 2020, with all the isolation and chaos being similar to a Sabbath year to refocus and renew with yourself and family. NMS: Gypsy worked in a good Old Testament stoning verse, so par for the course. Good group and good discussion as always. Apologies for the Q’s spotty reception. Next 3rd F is 12/22. Who will bring home the meaning of Christmas for this Q?

A four PAX reunited over Zoom for some 3rd F. Thankfully, none had used the notes that YHC posted for last time, because that was the basis for our discussion. The Headline Analyzer says that “Big Gulp and Hot Fries” is a better headline than “Who Are You?”, but what does it know? Probably some algorithmic bias in the AI… The 3rd F continues Tuesday, December 8th at 8pm. SYITG!

YHC had some free time on his 49th birthday before a dinner reservation, so what better way to spend it than by Breaking Bread and sharing some celebratory cheer with the Medical Respite residents. Here’s how it went: Warmarama: 20 minute run to Kroger for Lemonade/Iced Tea 2 Liters x 2, cupcakes x 12, caesar salad kit + tupperware bowl x 2, and lasagna fixings. The Thang: preheat oven to 350. Brown 1.5 lbs ground beef and 1 lb hot italian sausage and 2 minced garlic cloves, drain and add crushed tomatoes x 28 oz and tomato paste x 12…

We talk about being HIMs. High. Impact. Men. This message is about asking for your help to make a real-life Impact – both in time and effort – on behalf of a group of people who F3RVA has sponsored for the last 4+ years. For those not familiar, F3RVA helps by feeding residents in the Medical Respite facility at the Southside Health Center. This is on the Q sign-up sheet as, “Breaking Bread.”  The PAX (sometimes multiple PAX and/or with their family/kids) sign up to bring dinner to 10-15 people recovering from injuries or illnesses at the Medical Respite Clinic on…

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