The first of our men's breakfast events went exceptionally well. About 30 men from Struthers Memorial attended over the duration of the morning, including four visitors.
We started the morning with a large scottish breakfast and a plentiful supply of tea and coffee, kindly prepared by some of the men in the church. It was a brilliant opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new people in a relaxed environment.
After breakfast we sang the song 'Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah'. It was wonderful to hear the sound of so many men's voices giving praise to God. It was so good we think we could even rival our Welsh friends with their male voice choirs!
The morning centred around a lecture with question time/discussion led by Dr. George Marshall. Having a very strong academic scientific background, in addition to having researched widely around biblical archaeology, Dr. Marshall was excellently placed to give an exceptionally informative and fascinating lecture on archaeological evidence surrounding many of the events recorded in the Bible. Subjects from Noah's flood to the Battle of Jericho were covered and George had his work cut out for him at the end of his lecture with over half an hour of questions from the men who were present.
Overall an excellent morning with very positive feedback from many. We look forward to the next event of this kind in the not-too-distant future (planning already in operation - keep your ears open!)
Special thanks goes in particular to Dr. George Marshall for his time and effort in being with us and presenting such an interesting lecture on a morning that was thoroughly enjoyed by many.