Letter: Men’s breakfast going strong 20 years on
To the Editor,
“It was 20 years ago today...”
... Or so begins “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles.
Well, it was 20 years ago last Saturday that the Haliburton United Church Men’s Breakfast group began. We meet once a month at Haliburton United for bacon, eggs and Christian fellowship.
This past Saturday, we celebrated by breaking with tradition: we had pancakes (crêpes or flapjacks, if you will), and as the organizer-in-chief these past two decades, I can honestly say that I’m proud of this great bunch of guys.
They show up (almost) every month to watch Ross Burk, Baastian Bouthorn and I cook and clean for them, and they gobble up whatever “heart-healthy” food we serve.
Afterwards, John Peel leads us in a beautifully prepared Bible study and chat.
It’s been a real blessing and privilege to have shared 20 years of worries, sorrows, joys and laughter with these Christian men, not to mention the grub, and I hope to keep doing so for 20 more, God being our helper.