Resiliency, Faith, Breakfast and How to Deal With Financial Struggle This Weekend

A breakfast for men at the Presbyterian Parish House, meant to be a venue for discussing how to deal with economic struggle, is among many weekend events.

A men’s breakfast at the this weekend will focus on how to use faith to become more resilient in tough economic times, but this is not a seminar or a lecture, it is, instead, a place for men to gather over breakfast and talk through the problems they face.

“We have an ongoing ministry within our church to try to get men organized, doing things, gathering them socially, and also get them organized to do things in the community as a group,” said Stan Mack, a church member and one of the organizers of the upcoming breakfast.

“How to Survive the Economic Meltdown,” as this breakfast is being called, is meant to be an interactive forum for discussing strategies for dealing with economic struggles.

“It’s basically how to use faith to get through these hard times,” said Mack. “We found this is a quality of what the faith brings, whether you’re a person of faith or not, resiliency is certainly an important quality.”

Attendees will also be given an opportunity to learn about “Operation Bling,” a charity started by Bill and Christine Ferdinand that brings oncology patients jewelry to let them know that people care and are supporting them.

“It’s had a terrific affect,” said Mack. “It’s been a great example of how they can take something that seems relatively small, and turn it into something meaningful for people…we’re trying to get men to do things like this, putting their faith into action.”

The breakfast will be $5 and will be held in the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 8.

More events this weekend:

Where/When: From 12:15 to 1 p.m. at on Friday, March 25.
Why Go: Because Paula Glendinning will perform on bagpipes accompanies by the church’s director of music James Hicks on organ. 
Pricing: Free, but if you want a sandwich catered by C’est Cheese, bring some money

Where/When: From 7 to 10 p.m. at on March 25, 2011.
Why Go: Because you’d like to have some Caribbean or American cuisine while listening to Carrie Jackson perform.
Pricing: No music charge

Where/When: At 8 p.m. at the on Friday, March 25.
Why Go: Because you like Elvis and would like to see a romantic comedy that includes 24 of his songs, including many of the hits.
Pricing: From $37 o $67
Where/When: Starts at at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.
Why Go: Because it’s spring and, despite the recent snowfall, the weather is still warming up.
Pricing: Free

From The Morristown Running Company
Where/When: Starts at 9 a.m. at on Saturday, March 26.
Why Go: Because you’d like to participate in a five mile run, regardless of your abilities.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the .
Why Go: Because, if you’ve got sensitive documents that you want destroyed, this is a cheap and easy way to get rid of them--just bring them in either paper bags or cardboard boxes, no greater than 10 pounds.
Pricing: $3 per box or bag

Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at .
Why Go: Because you can hear some tunes, grab some pizza, a wrap, or a sandwich, or perhaps grab a coffee or dessert. BYOB.
Pricing: No cover

Where/When: From 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 at .
Why Go: Because St. Peter’s rector Janet Broderick will give the first of two lectures including questions, music, film clips, and paintings.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at .
Why Go: Because jazz and brunch is how you’d like to spend a Sunday afternoon. Or, because you’re a fan of Fulton’s.
Pricing: No cover

Performance by
Where/When: At 3 p.m. at the on Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Because Montague, a Newark native, will perform soulful vocals influenced by such greats as Etta James or Carrie Smith.
Pricing: $15


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