United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Thursday, April 18, 2019


Greetings and welcome to the United Methodist Men of Thousand Oaks!



Our ministry of men seek to study, fellowship and invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men in Thousand Oaks, and even Newbury Park.
Our Ministry exists to REACH men, CONNECT them with other men, help them GROW as fully devoted followers of Christ, in order that they will SERVE God with their spiritual gifts, and HONOR Him with their lives. The statistics show that if we reach the men for Christ, the family will follow.

Jesus is our model for servant leadership and discipleship. Men have the Biblical duty to be the spiritual leaders of their households. We all desperately need connection and help sustaining balance in our lives.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Any person of the MALE persuasion is invited to participate in the United Methodist Men fellowship at UMC Thousand Oaks!  We have approximately 25 "active" members regularly attending retreats and bible studies, CTM (Corn Toss Ministry), Harvest food-share program and other events throughout the year. 


Please contact Bill Williams, faithmadereal@aol.com, or Tom Maddux, thomas.maddux@csun.edu, for further information.



1.  Annual United Methodist Church Thousand Oaks Men’s Retreat - 1 + 1 (You and a Friend!)

All men from our church are encouraged to attend and bring a friend to our annual Men's Retreat!  In 2016, we gathered for a one-day event on Saturday, November 12, where we got to know our new pastor, Rev. John Yoon.  We started at 10:00 a.m. and carried on till 2:00 p.m.  As always, we found time for some friendly Corn Toss competition squeezed in somewhere between scripture, music and food!   Contact Bill Williams at faithmadereal@aol.com for more information on plans for the 2017 retreat!



2. 8th Annual Corn Toss & Barbeque!
     June 3, 2018
Always on the first Sunday after Memorial Day weekend. Festivities begin right after second service, on the lawn. 


Below are pictures of the 2016 Corn Toss.  There were 36 teams competing in 2016, vying for the honor of being named Corn Toss Champs for 2016.  Winners were:

Popcorn Division (12 and under)  -
8 teams competing
First Place - The Boneheads –
Grace Williams & Kassidy Hassell
Second Place – The Bulldogs –
Dane Bacon & Conner Barwick

Corndog Division (Amateur & Mixed Doubles) –
16 teams competing
First Place – On the Board –
 Jorje Valladares & J. Barbush
Second Place – Corn Nuts –
Paige Panico & Tyler Glassman

Husker Division (Experienced Players) –
12 teams competing
First Place – The Animals Have No Water –
Ken Dubbs & Jay Hutchision
Second Place – Corn Weevils –
Dick Wiley & Bill Williams

3. Harvest Food Share Program

The Harvest Food Share program has grown significantly since it's humble beginnings a few years ago.  Church members and members of other congregations and denominations across the Conejo Valley come together weekly to collect, repackage, date-stamp and distribute unused food from various local restaurants and coffee shops.  Donations come from Foodshare in Ventura; Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Smart & Final and Vons grocery stores; L.A. Foods, Pizza Hut, Noah’s Bagels, Panera Breads, Cheesecake Factory & Olive Garden restaurants; and various Starbucks coffee shops.  
Food Forward is a significant source of fresh produce along with produce donated by the Thursday Thousand Oaks Farmers Market.  The UMCTO kitchen is a busy place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Contact Tom Maddux at thomas.maddux@csun.edu to join the merry crew!



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