After Covid-19 is passed, we will meet on the first and third Thursdays of every month at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, 120 Fourth Avenue South, Franklin at 7 a.m. Breakfast buffet is $7 (best deal in town). We’re over promptly at 8:00.
Wes frequently has said that we’re a bunch of guys who need each other to tell our stories to and to develop meaningful friendships as we follow Jesus together.
Well, we still need each other — even though we have no idea when the Middle Tennessee NCS as we have known it will return.
We wrote on May 13 that we planned to resume meeting on September 17. At the time, September 17 seemed a long way off and a safe guess. But the 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases in Tennessee yesterday was five times what it was on May 13. Meeting so close together at Puckett’s — one of the parts of NCS that has been so much fun — is too risky for many of us now.
You’ve experienced the friendship of our brotherhood. We encourage you to do the same in small groups on your porch, in your fishing boat, on the golf course, down under the bridge with the homeless, at a park, beside your grill. You know how to do this. You know what questions can start a good conversation with other guys who need friends. Celebrate life around a good plate of food and let the conversations and streams of living water flow. You are the friend of Jesus to those in the sphere that God has given to you.
Brothers, in these times of fear and uncertainty, remember that the most frequent command in the Bible is “fear not.”
Do not be afraid—I am with you!
I am your God—let nothing terrify you!
I will make you strong and help you;
I will protect you and save you. (Isaiah 41:10)
The leadership team of Middle Tennessee New Canaan Society
Wes Yoder, Andy Marshall, Tom Bates, Paul Aldrich, Denny Brownlee, Larry Stone