The Joshua League is Memorial Park Church's Men's Ministries group. We welcome and encourage men of all ages to connect with one another and Christ. We seek to become God-honoring men, not just in church, but in our homes, workplace, and community. We offer a wide range of activities designed to bring men together, from classes and bible studies, sports outings and a softball league, to prayer groups and monthly breakfasts.
We have numerous opportunities for you to get involved, and encourage you to contact us with questions. You can view the various opportunities below, or send an email Corky Semler and Dustin Anewalt to get started.
The activity in our Training Camp Division is our monthly Saturday morning breakfasts. These are scheduled several times throughout year, generally running from September through November, and January through May. These include a full breakfast, fellowship, hymns, and a guest speaker. Men of all ages are welcome to join us. For more information, contact Corky Semler or Dustin Anewalt.
Saturday Morning Men | Third Saturday of the month | 8:00 AM | Westminster Hall
Our Saturday Morning Breakfasts are scheduled 7 times annually, generally the 3rd Saturday of each of the following months; September, October, November, January, February, March and April. They include a full hot breakfast, fellowship, hymns, and a guest speaker. We have a ‘hard stop’ at 10:00 a.m. Our 8th regularly scheduled event is a Friday evening steak fry on the 3rd Friday of May. Men of all ages are welcome to join us at all our events unless otherwise indicated.
The Men's Prayer Team is designed to pray for the needs in the church. While we do not meet each week, prayer requests are distributed regularly. To join the team or submit a prayer request, contact John O'Master.
Jesus trained disciples in two environments: a small group of 12 and larger groups that were open to any one. We have both small and large group classes available as part of our LIFE Group/Teaching Division. They are a great place to learn, get connected, and develop friendships here at Memorial Park. Teams meet regularly and "do life together" as they:
study the Bible together;
pray for one another;
offer mutual encouragement;
do an occassional service project together;
care for teammates and their households when members are in the hospital or grieving a loss;
eat together occasionally with spouses or guests;
encourage the children of fellow teammates;
enjoy occasional fun outings like a movie night or a sporting event;
Wednesday Morning Men's Bible Study | Wednesdays | 6:30 AM | Geneva Room
This group meets on the Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 AM and is ideal for the man who is heading to work or is an early riser! Contact Pastor Kevin or Geoff Holmes to learn more about the current study.
Thursday Morning Men's Study | Thursdays | 6:30 AM | Edinburgh Room
This group is also ideal for the man who is heading to work or is an early riser! Men who have flexibility to start work later or are retired will often meet for breakfast at a local restaurant after the meeting. Contact Pete Pugliese to learn more about the current study.
Men of Steele | Every Two Weeks | 7:30-9:00 PM | Edinburgh Room
Please contact us for exact meeting dates.
Men of Thunder | Friday Mornings | 7:30-9:00 PM | Edinburgh Room
This group meets each Friday at the Eat'n Park in Ohara Township for breakfast, fellowship and a Bible Study. Please contact us for current information about these meetings.
Team Christopher | First and Third Tuesdays | 7:15 PM | Woodlands Room
This group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7:15 - 9:00 PM. They meet for dinner at a restaurant on any 5th Tuesday of the month. Dinner may include spouse or a guest.
Team Gillen | First and Third Saturdays | 9:00 AM | Conference Room
This group meets the first and third Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM.
New Creation Men's Group | Saturdays | 7:00 AM | Geneva Room
This group focuses on the spiritual 12 steps and meets on Saturdays at 7:00 AM.
Sunday Men's Classes
The League supplies studies and teachers for the Men's Class units that are offered during the school year. Sunday classes are held from 10:10-11:00 AM. Check out the current Adult Class offerings on the Adult Classes Page.
Friday Morning Men’s Breakfast | Fridays at 7:30 AM | Westminster Hall
These ‘senior’ men meet every Friday morning in Westminster Hall for a continental breakfast and Bible study (the study/lecture begins at 8:00). The discussion is facilitated by a teaching team of pastors and laymen and usually pertains to a timely topic. This group meets occasionally in the summer. Contact Tom Anewalt for assistance.
Men’s Interest Groups are a place to spend time with like-minded individuals who share your same interests. Interest groups can be developed at any time. If you have a particular interest and would like to start a group with like-minded individuals, please contact Dave Anderson.
Our current groups include:
Movie & Discussion Group
Light of Life Group
Pittsburgh Project Service Day
The function of our Men in Action & Helping Hands groups are to help complete handy-man projects for people in need (Helping Hands) or assist with larger projects at the church or in the community (Men in Action). To join the group or request help, contact Jeff McManus and Scott Kurtz (Men in Action) or Tom Mueller (Helping Hands).
We are always in need of men who have a heart for helping others. If this need speaks to you, please contact Jeff to be added to the list which will inform you of volunteer and service opportunities.