The other day I was asked, "How did you get Charles Lowery to come to hyde park?" Answer: I booked him in May of 2006 – 12 months ago. Because we felt that this much sought-after, nationally known speaker/writer would be one of the best GuyFest headliner speakers we could actually book.
Do you have any idea how awesome Father’s Day is gonna be at hyde park?
Then the comment was made, "When I saw the advertisement for GuyFest, I thought you were promoting a men’s event somewhere else before I actually realized that all this was going to take place at hyde park! Man, this is gonna be GREAT!" Yep, sure is…
The concept of GuyFest was developed after wondering what we could do to help our men in the unique things that we men deal with – "Guy things", stuff we normally won’t talk about in front of the guys (much less the ladies ). This is literally us trying to provide an on-campus "Promise Keepers" style event that Dads and sons can do together without leaving Lumberton – THIS DAY MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY IN THE LIFE OF HYDE PARK MEN. So here’s the deal -
ON FATHER’S DAY, JUNE 17TH, THE MEN WILL MEET SEPARATE FROM THE WOMEN, IN THE ROC GYM FOR A GUYS-ONLY EVENT. WE HAVE MADE SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THE WOMEN (THEY WILL HEAR THE SAME SPEAKERS IN THE AUDITORIUM, DIFFERENT MESSAGES THOUGH – LADIES WILL ALSO BE BLESSED BY THE MUSIC AND INSPIRATION OF PAIGE STRACKMAN, SOLOIST FOR THE 4-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR).
Fellas, this is THE EVENT that you should invite that friend to that you’ve been praying for; that work associate that you’ve wanted to tell about JESUS; that neighbor who’s family is on the brink of disaster; that brother-in-law that just can’t seem to get along with your sister (just kidding, unless it applies ). We will have tickets for you to give out to those you want to invite – YOUR PARTICIPATION IS SO NECESSARY AND IMPERATIVE TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND MOST OF ALL, YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS.
Although GuyFest is free we are asking that you register (and do it quickly) so we’ll know how to prepare food. You can register RIGHT HERE or by filling out the insert at the church. Give us your Name, Number, and how many will attend with you (you can add someone at a later time if need be).
(And wives, do everything in your power to make sure that nothing interferes with your husbands attendance on this day (THE WHOLE TIME – 8:15- 12:15)