Men’s Breakfast – The Noise of Fellowship Continues!
Men’s Breakfasts 2017
- March 18th at 9.30am – We welcome Paul Mitchell as our speaker. You may not recognise Paul’s picture but those of you who follow Scottish sport will certainly recognise his voice. Paul is BBC Scotland’s principal television football commentator and is part of the commentary team for BBC Scotland’s ‘Sportscene’ and ‘Sportsound’. In addition to his work as a broadcaster, Paul is an Elder at Wardie Parish Church in Edinburgh and is also a regular contributor to ‘Thought for the Day on Radio Scotland’s ‘Good Morning Scotland’ programme.
Sign up Sheet in the Hall of Fellowship
- 20th May – Speaker TBC
- September – congregational breakfast in support of the 2017 Harvest appeal – date TBC
- 18th November – Speaker TBC
The Men’s Breakfasts started as one of the events at the ‘TalentSwap Saturday’ which was part of the Stewardship season in 2012. Alan Dunlop had attended similar events at a church in Dunfermline where men of the congregation met together informally for food and fellowship and felt it would be something that the men (and boys – there’s no age limit!) of Dalgety Parish Church would enjoy. Iain Welsh had trained in hotel management and had an idea of what we needed to do to put a meal on. That first breakfast went so well we decided to make it a regular event and we now host 6 breakfasts a year one of which is open to the whole congregation in support of our Harvest Appeal charity.
There is a core of around five or six who do the cooking and washing up which helps share the work around and there is no doubt we have a great laugh together, in fact one of the biggest pleasures is the shared fellowship of the chefs!
So, if you have never been before what’s in it for you? We always have orange juice, tea and proper coffee (no instant coffee here!) then it could be anything from a full Scottish breakfast to rolls or croissants with bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs. We occasionally have a healthy option, but only occasionally!
A feature of the breakfasts is that we have a speaker or discussion and we have been fortunate to have some excellent speakers who add greatly to the time we share together. Our first speaker was then Interim Moderator, Robert Watt, and since then various friends have joined us to share their experiences and they add greatly to the morning’s enjoyment.
In 2015, we extended the invitation to join us at our breakfasts beyond Dalgety Church and have been delighted to welcome new friends from other local churches and we look forward to developing these links in the future.
If you have never come to one of our breakfasts before or not been for a while please come along, we would be delighted to welcome you and your friends. The more that come along the noisier the sound of fellowship!
For more information, please contact the Church Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org