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The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum

We are moving deeper into a counter culture

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast forum. For those of you who missed our meeting on June 2nd 2014 our discussion leader Rev. Dr. Stanley Gordon Smith opened our discussion with the question, when you hear the word man up what comes to mind? And can Dr. King ‘s beloved community become a reality. After some discussion

Preparing your self for a home buyers fair

Preparing your self for a home buyers fair The first thing to do is to make a true assessment of your present condition your assets and liability.  Ask yourself, would it be better for me to buy or rent. Is buying a home now the best thing for me considering my financial condition?

Jesus chose 12 ordinary men

The Greek word for the Disciple is ‘mathetes‘ meaning a ‘learner’ or ‘follower’. The word means accepting and following the views and practices of a teacher. Apart from having a large following of people, Jesus chose twelve disciples during his earthly ministry. The list is mentioned in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:13-16 and Acts

Community program

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast forum first community program is a karate class On Saturday at 5:PM December 18, 2010 at Asbury AME Church 1712 Providence Ave Chester Pa, 19013. The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast forum, begin their first (men’s standing up Program) The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast forum first community program is a karate class named in

Legalization of Marijuana in Pa.

John Hanger, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Is calling for the Legalization of Marijuana however the larger question is will he make employee testing for the use of marijuana illegal, especially on job application. We must be very careful of candidates when they are seeking to get elected. If testing is not prohibited, the legalization of marijuana will have an adverse affects on the black community.

 

Councilman William A. Jacobs, Director of Public Safety:

ALThe Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum Org. March 4, 2009,

The goal of the Fellowship Breakfast Forum is to socialize while sharing ideas that draw on the wisdom of each other during these uncertain times. Our hope is To: Organize the men of the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum for the purpose of Christian fellowship and social action. To:  Enlist and develop men as leaders and role models for the youth of the city of Chester. To: Encourage men to engage in community and state affairs. To:  Encourage inter-church connectional activities among men.   
Subject for Saturday February 1, 2014
Chester city Government
 This month, our discussion leader will be Chester city Councilman William A. Jacobs, Director of Public Safety:  “Al” holds a J.D Degree from Widener University’s School of Law, Chester, Pa, a 
Master’s Degree in Political Science, from Howard University, Washington, DC
 and a B.S Degree in Political Science, from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC.  He is a 
member of the Delaware County National Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer Association. He is also a Board Member of the Chester Fine Arts Center and a member of the NAACP.  Al has over twenty (20) years experience in the practice of criminal law.  Mr. Jacobs worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Delaware County Public Defender’s Office.  Prior to that position, he was in private practice for several years.
 
We often talk about our elected officials at our Men’s Fellowship Breakfast. Now, we have a chance to have a direct open dialogue with one. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your opinions with someone who sits at the table making decisions for our city.
In the Spirit of every one save one
Please remember to bring your Donate to the Boys and Girls Club to help pay the annual membership fee for boys and Girls That can’t  afford to pay the membership fee.
 
(Stand up Brothers) Come join this movement of men
All Brothers are welcome
10:00 am February 1st 2014 
Cost of Breakfast $8.00
At Sweet Lucy
In Community Hospital                                                
2600 West 9th Street, Chester, Pa.

Dennis Jackson

dennisThe Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum 10:00 AM December 7th 2013 Cost of Breakfast $8.00 At Sweet Lucy In Community Hospital 2600 West 9th Street, Chester, Pa. Subject: Pot Luck This month our discussion leader will be Dennis Jackson of Dennis M Jackson Sr. Insurance Agency Inc. Dennis study taxation for Individuals and Estate Planning at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia Pa. He Provide Financial Services, Property and Casualty Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Auto Loans, and IRA’s, Roll overs. He is a tenacious, ambitious, caring, compassionate individual who desire is to promote Financial Literacy in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Help families to protect their valuable. At our November 2, 2013 breakfast forum, our Discussion leader. Jeffery Legette gives us a history of the Boys and girls club and expresses his deep love for what they do. The Boys & Girls Club of Chester has been a consistent source of opportunity, encouragement, and enjoyment for the children of Chester. One of the main focus points of The Boys & Girls Club of Chester is to supplement the formal school training with tutoring and mentoring. The Boys & Girls Club of Chester have a limited staff of trained and dedicated professionals with many years of service in the Chester Upland School District. The club operates on a relatively small budget while trying to fulfill the needs of Chester’s youth. The Club is designed to be available for any child who wants to take advantage of what the Club has to offer at the cost of $30.00 annual fee. The Club serves boys and girls ranging from 6-18 years of age. The largest age group that it serves is in the age range of 10-14 years with 50% of the summer population are girls and we generally accommodate approximately 90 to 100 faces daily. We were inform that although the club serve a large number of children in the city of Chester most of them can not afford to pay the yearly dues of $30.00 Donna Northern give us a picture of how important financing is the present availability, and the future survival of The Boys & Girls Club of Chester is the development of a stable, reliable, and consistent funding stream for the present and budgeted expenses of the Club. We are constantly trying to be able to tap into the generosity of many major organizations and institutions. We hope to be able to capture and maintain the confidence of all those organizations who have recently helped or, who in the future, may want to help The Boys & Girls Club of Chester with outstanding caring and action. The ability of the Club is to generate a consistent, reliable funding stream for both operational expenses and capital projects that will determine just how well the Club will be able to fulfill its desired mission. In the Spirit of ever one save one The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum is requesting that every man and woman demonstrate there love for our city and as an act of kindness to the children of Chester Donate a Christmas gift $30.00 the cost of one child annual membership to the Boys and Girls Club. This is our city and these are our Children. Make check payable to the Boys and Girls Club of Chester and send to The Boys & Girls Club of Chester Att/ Donna Northern P.O. Box 1077 Chester, PA 19016. At our Breakfast All Brothers are Welcome We Need You to RSVP so we will have an Abundant of Food.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States

Preparing your property for the snow and cold temperatures.

Here are a few things you should do before Old Man winter sets in:  inspect the roof for cracks, seal up any place where water may get in, remove all debris from the roof surface, clean out all gutter and down drains to prevent clogging and freeze up during the win­ter cold. The furnace should be cleaned and the filter changed: inspect all windows for heat loss; where the possibility exist that there may be heat loss, the use of a plastic window covering will inexpensively solve that problem. If you haven’t changed the battery in the smoke detector, now is the time to do so.  Now kick back and enjoy the snow.

 

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum

11 Men;s Fellowship logo The Boys and Girls    Club

At our November 2, 2013 breakfast forum,  our Discussion leader. Jeffery Legette gives us a history of the Boys and girls club and expresses his deep love for what they do.   The Boys & Girls Club of Chester has been a consistent source of opportunity, encouragement, and enjoyment for the children of Chester.  One of the main focus points of The Boys & Girls Club of Chester is to supplement the formal school training with tutoring and mentoring. The Boys & Girls Club of Chester have a limited staff of trained and dedicated professionals with many years of service in the Chester Upland School District.  The club operates on a relatively small budget while trying to fulfill the needs of Chester’s youth.

The Club is designed to be available for any child who wants to take advantage of what the Club has to offer at the cost of $30.00 annual fee. The Club serves boys and girls ranging from 6-18 years of age.  The largest age group that it serves is in the age range of 10-14 years with 50% of the summer population are girls and we generally accommodate approximately 90 to 100 faces daily.  We were inform that although the club serve a large number of children in the city of Chester most of them can not afford to pay the yearly dues of  $30.00

Donna Northern give us a picture of how important financing is   The present availability, and the future survival of The Boys & Girls Club of Chester is the development of a stable, reliable, and consistent funding stream for the present and budgeted expenses of the Club.  We are constantly trying to be able to tap into the generosity of many major organizations and institutions.  We hope to be able to capture and maintain the confidence of all those organizations who have recently helped or, who in the future, may want to help The Boys & Girls Club of Chester with outstanding caring and action. The ability of the Club is to generate a consistent, reliable funding stream for both operational expenses and capital projects that will determine just how well the Club will be able to fulfill its desired mission. We are a non-profit organization.

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In the Spirit of ever one save one The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Forum is requesting that every man and woman demonstrate there love for our city and as an act of kindness to the children of Chester Donate a Christmas gift $30.00 the cost of one child annual membership to the Boys and Girls Club.  This is our city and these are our Children. Make check payable to the Boys and Girls Club of Chester and send to The Boys & Girls Club of Chester  Att/ Donna Northern   P.O. Box 1077   Chester, PA 19016

 Call Daniel Woods For more Information   610-872-7926

Income producing property in Chester

Income producing property in Chester  

Housing in Chester still offers some good opportunity for investors however; they must recognize that there is a difference between buying investment property, and buying a residential home to occupy. The first difference is a property purchased for your residence is paid for by money you earn from another source, It should also satisfy your needs such as school, Church, bedroom size, transportation and even the view from the kitchen windows should be a consideration. The value of a residential property will best he determined by the market, that is comparing the property you want to buy with similar properties sold in the same community. On the other hand investment properties should be purchased only for the amount of income it will produce: or can be expected to produce, and it should pay for it self from that income. In buying an investment property, the neighborhood school is important

only if it adds to the durability of the income the property will bring in. The fact that the present owner  invested considerable funds in the property, and the property is located in what is thought of, as a good neighborhood, does not mean that this property is a good investment, or that it should command a high sale price. This is a major mistake most often made by small investors. This mistake will cause the investor to have a negative cash flow. This was ok in the late 70’s and early 80’s. When the rich and high-income professionals, use negative income producing property as tax shelters, but for the small investor Real Estate investment with a negative cash flow frequently leads to hardship, and a sale of the property, at a loss of money invested from savings.

No one has ever become successful in the field of Real Estate by buying highly developed and desirable properties, (that is buying properties every one wants) Real Estate is just like all other investments that promise a high rate of return, it must be purchased when the price is low, the greater your risk the greater the income you can expect.

In the purchase of investment properties in Chester, a small investor must forget the concept of market value; that is to say a property can only have one correct marketable value at any one time. In contrast, investors must only be concerned with the value of the property to him. Under this condition, the value takes into account the investment financing, the after tax cash flows, and his desired rate of return on the savings he has invested. Using this concept, the value of the property is called investment value, it maybe less than, or greater than the market value. If an investor is willing to except some risk. Chester has a lot of properties that provide good opportunity, and can be purchased with a small investment.  Another idea is to form a partnership: that will limit your risk, yet give you the chance to test the water.  You must learn the laws coming out of Harrisburg, and Washington, that will pertain to housing, property rights, landlord and tenant, Crime, and the welfare system.

Chester in the next ten years will become a working class, bed room neighborhoods city; with the aid of government grants, and fair community lending policies by the banking institutions, the low income working citizens of the city will be able to purchase a home, or pay marketable rents for a decent place to live. Small investors will provide these places on average. All other businesses will increase and flourish because of the working class people that will be readily available for work in Chester. Chester will grow like wild flowers, when the city government recognizes that, Chester’s future lies in its abundance of affordable housing. They will then develop a more favorable environment for the small investor. By the development of this favorable environment, a lot more decent units of housing will be added to the market with little, or no aid from the redevelopment authority, and at no cost to the city tax payer. Then you will  see Chester grow.

At our September 7, 2013 breakfast forum, our Discussion leader Ed Coleman challenge us to search our minds for our definition of what we believe a true man to be. Our answers went from long and exuberating deliberations to short and simple responses as giving by our youngest member Rahshaun Hunt he stated a man is someone who take care of his family. However one thing we all unanimously agreed on is a man should be true in his duty to God his lord and savior.  We were very please to have with us The New Pastor of Asbury AME church The   Rev. Dr. Stanley Gordon Smith Senior Pastor.

 

Brothers The Men’s fellowship breakfast is on the move: come join us together we can make a difference in Chester

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In 2013 a black man is not permitted to express an opinion that is different without being ridiculed, name-called and bullied by his fellow blacks.

After reading the open letter to Tavis Smiley I am dismayed that in 2013 a black man is not permitted to express an opinion that is different without being ridiculed, name-called and bullied by his fellow blacks.  The argument or difference of opinion about President Obama’s policy toward blacks  between Mr. Jones and Mr. Smiley, as I read it. If we honestly considered the subject and the two opinions (giving little acknowledgement or consideration to Mr. Smiley or Mr. Jones) it is possible that there is truth on both sides of the issue. But this should not divide us. To the contrary, it should make us stronger as a race. It is my belief that when black people come together the purpose should not be to hold one another down but to support whoever has the courage and ability to rise.  Strong black men or women must feel free to express different opinions and  yet still be considered warriors in the big fight for Black equality.

Father’s Day

Father’s day is not a day to scrutinize men or boys that father children but a day to honor men who have shown them selves to be  Good  Examples of  fathers. Please assistance us in elevating  fathers on father’s day