Second men’s group meeting held

| February 22, 2016
Speaker: Grace UMC Pastor Keith Peachey is pictured speaking at the February meeting of a county wide men’s group that met at Jerry’s Restaurant in Coshocton on Saturday morning, Feb. 20 for a buffet breakfast. Pastor Peachey gave each man in attendance a strip of orange hunting cloth and used his passion for hunting dogs to make a point about finding our way back to the Lord no matter how far we may have wandered. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

Speaker: Grace UMC Pastor Keith Peachey is pictured speaking at the February meeting of a county wide men’s group that met at Jerry’s Restaurant in Coshocton on Saturday morning, Feb. 20 for a buffet breakfast. Pastor Peachey gave each man in attendance a strip of orange hunting cloth and used his passion for hunting dogs to make a point about finding our way back to the Lord no matter how far we may have wandered. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

COSHOCTON – Grace UMC Pastor Keith Peachey was the guest speaker at the February meeting of a recently formed county wide men’s group. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month. Pastor Peachey gave each man in attendance a strip of orange hunting cloth and used his passion for hunting dogs and an experience with one of his dogs to make a point about finding our way back to the Lord no matter how far we may have wandered.

Peachey said, “No matter how far we’ve wandered, when we’re ready to come back he’ll accept us.”

Peachey, who organized the meetings along with several other area pastors, said, “Guernsey County had a county men’s breakfast that was good for fellowship. When I came here I thought it would be nice to be part of a group like that. We didn’t have one so I got together with some other pastors and we decided to start it. It’s a chance for men to get together, have some fellowship and spiritual input, some camaraderie, and keep it brief and enjoyable.”

Peachey has been the Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church since July 2015.

“These meetings are open to any guy of any age. We set it up for the county because we had to draw a line where we publicize but anybody’s welcome. We meet the third Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at Jerry’s and we try to be out by 9.”

“I’m hoping that eventually we pastors will be in the background. Initially I’m thinking that we will have four laypeople and two pastors start planning and coordinating the events so it outlasts the pastors because we come and go and laypeople stay. And they do a better job in a lot of areas than we do.”

“This is a chance to get together with other men and be free to interact with other guys.”

The March meeting will be held Saturday morning, March 19 at 8 a.m. at Jerry’s restaurant in Coshocton with a buffet breakfast.

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