Disciples MenFellowship (DMF)
The Disciples Men Fellowship (DMF) is a ministry for men of the church and led by men of the church. We are involved in many areas in the life of the church. We belong to the Southeast District of DMF that has a membership of eleven churches in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina . The district meets on a quarterly basis while the DMF at FCC meets monthly.
The DMF sponsors the Directors' Cabin at Camp Caroline. We are responsible for upkeep on this cabin. Camp Caroline is about two and a half hours by car from Wilmington. When work needs to be done there is a group of men that go together to accomplish the task and to fellowship.
The DMF sponsors a scholarship program for college students that wish to take religion classes during their school tenure. The scholarship is currently aiding three of FCC's own while in seminary. The overseers of the scholarship fund are JC Davis, Darrell McHaney, and Tim Whitehead. Each student is allowed up to $500 per semester upon written request and approval. This year the DMF assisted with the cost of attending the General Assembly for two of our seminarians and assisted another seminarian with a South Africa cooperative study this summer. The scholarship fund is funded through fund raiser projects by the DMF.
The DMF are involved with service projects in the church and community. Church members often receive help from the DMF to move, clean yards, and other necessary tasks that require muscle. The community benefits from the DMF through the Woodlot Program. This program provides heat to households that heat with wood.
Fund raising projects have included auctions, fish frys, and barbecues to provide operating expenses for the DMF. The DMF does not receive an operating budget from the church. This year marks an attempt to expand our fund raising repertoire by adding an apple sale and pecan sale. No fund raiser can be successful without the support of the church and the community. We have been pretty successful in the past thanks to the church and the community.
The best part about the DMF is the fellowship. We get together for meals, Bible study and go on retreats together. The annual fall retreat at Christmount, usually the third weekend in September, gives us opportunity to fellowship together and with other men's groups from around the state. We have a good time in Bible study, service projects and playing the traditional round of golf at Black Mountain Country Club (try your luck at the Par 6 700+ yard 17th!).
We invite all the men of the church to join with us and get to know each one of us better, but to also know Christ better too.