What are Monks?
Who are the MONKS?
The MONKS are the Temecula United Methodist’s men’s group. If you are a man and a church member you are automatically a MONK. No registration fees, dues or funny costumes are required. All you have to do is just show up at the monthly Saturday breakfast meeting and enjoy.
Saturday breakfast meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month at 8:00 AM.
We take a collection at the MONKS breakfast that goes to Project TOUCH. By the way, women are always welcome to our monthly Saturday breakfast. We meet at Richie's Diner at 9 a.m. on Temecula Parkway in the Home Depot Shopping Center.
THE MONKS UPCOMING EVENT - March 10th - Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5 - 8 p.m.
There will be no monthly Breakfast meeting scheduled in March.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - God & Country - A Salute to Our Armed Services event from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church Worship Center.
Be sure to add this marvelous and exciting event to your personal attendance calendar that is designed to recognize the men and women who are both active duty and veteran service personnel. The event will include moving patriotic musical presentations and memorable messages followed by a complimentary catered lunch by La Concina Restaurant. See April Calendar - April 28, 2018.
Programs and Projects
2017 YEAR-END REPORT
This year, 2017, has been a very productive year for the Temecula United Methodist Church MONKS Men's Group. Much has been accomplished with new activities, updated Program Fliers, expanded communications, and business cards being added to the normal agenda of sponsored activities. A few new men have come aboard, adding ideas and assistance to the overall men's group efforts. The 2017 MONKS raised a total of $17,727. 00 in charity funds.
In January, February, and March, the MONKS cooked 45 dinner meals on each occasion for the TEMECULA PROJECT TOUCH sponsored Temecula area homeless program.
In February, the MONKS sponsored the annual VALENTINE'S BREAKFAST that recognized the women of our church and beyond. The event was highly regarded by all in attendance, along with a full house of participants.
In March, the MONKS sponsored the annual SPAGHETTI DINNER which profited both TEMECULA PROJECT TOUCH and the St. Vincent de Paul FOOD PANTRY. More than 150 tickets were sold for that event. An area magician was added to enhance entertainment.
In April, the MONKS sponsored the first ever church FAITH CONFERENCE that featured Gene Bedley, a national speaker on character education, along with our own Pastor Rick. Presentations addressed Biblical references to character building and the messages offered in the Sermon on the Mount that guide us today. A similar event will be offered in 2018.
In September, the MONKS spearheaded for the second consecutive year the BIRDIES FOR BREAD GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BANQUET event that profits the St. Vincent de Paul FOOD PANTRY. This year, the outcome exceeded last year's accomplishment as being the most successful fundraising event of its kind in its eleven year history. In the last two years alone, the event has raised over $27,000.00, adding to an eleven year total of over $83,000.00 in proceeds for the FOOD PANTRY mission and purpose.
MONKS men have always been present to assist in other event set-up, cooking contributions, and parking management operations for large church events.
A Leadership Team of new officers for 2018 are evolving, with a possible co-chair position being formed by George Wuertz/Ron Moreland, with Scott Parker remaining as treasurer.
The MONKS sadly lost Joe Benvenuto, a key contributor to the TUMC MONKS. He will be missed. In 2018, several Bible Studies for MONKS' Men will be offered by Pastor Rick.
Ron Moreland, 2017 MONKS' President