Calendar/Events


June 8, 2021: The Mon Valley District United Methodist Men will meet at 6 p.m. at the Spruce Street United Methodist Church, 386 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will not be a meal; this will be a business meeting only. For more information contact Paul White at hotrodpw@hotmail.com

June 11, 2021: There will be a memorial service for Odell Miller at 11 a.m. at the Spruce Street United Methodist Church, 386 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

July 31, 2021: The Cross Lanes United Methodist Men invite you to join them to pick up litter along Big Tyler Road. This activity is part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program co-sponsored by the state Division of Highways and the state Department of Environmental Protection. For more information e-mail Jerry Meadows at jwmead@frontier.com

Sept. 11, 2021: There will be an online gathering of the West Virginia United Methodist Men during the morning hours. An agenda will be published shortly. Please save the date!

Oct. 30, 2021: The United Methodist Men of the Little Kanawha District have scheduled a potato distribution in conjunction with the Society of Saint Andrew. Volunteers will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Edgelawn UMC in Parkersburg. For more information and to volunteer, e-mail District President Steve Mahaffey at steve_south70@yahoo.com

General Conference postponed to 2022: Meeting on February 20, 2021, the Commission on the General Conference postponed the 2020 General Conference until Aug. 29 – Sept. 6, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the safety of mass gatherings and travel.

      Wayne Custer (left) presents Don Davis with the Society of John Wesley Award.

Davis honored with Wesley Award

     Don Davis of Maidsville has been honored as a fellow in the Society of John Wesley — the United Methodist Men’s highest honor.

     Davis, the immediate past president of the West Virginia United Methodist Men, received the honor during the National Association of Conference Presidents’ meeting earlier this month in Nashville, Tenn. He currently serves as treasurer of both the state men and the national association.

     The award was presented by outgoing United Methodist Men’s Northeast Jurisdiction President Wayne Custer.

     The Society of John Wesley is a fellowship of individuals committed to the support and expansion of United Methodist Men’s ministries. Fellows in the Society are known by their witness, vision and stewardship that enhance and strengthen the mission and ministry of the church. The Society was created by the United Methodist Men Foundation to promote greater awareness of the Christian principles and practices embodied in the church.

     Davis is president of the United Methodist Men at Spruce Street United Methodist Church, his his home church, where he has served in many capacities since 1967. He is a certified lay servant.

     Davis served in the Air Force from 1961-1969. “I really became closer to the Lord when I was part of a crash/rescue team that removed 17 live crew members from about a dozen aircraft landing mishaps,” he said. “I made it a point to visit each of the crew members who were hospitalized or on light duty and I had a prayer with each of them before departing.”

     Following his military service, Davis started his own trucking company. “That gave me the chance to see the USA,” he said. “I had the honor of being able to attend a Methodist Church in all of the lower 48 states.”

     During his 23-year career, Davis drove over three million miles without a chargeable accident.

     Davis is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He also is a lifetime member of the American Legion, where he serves as an adjutant, treasurer and chaplain.

     He has been a councilor at Boy’s State for the past 12 years. While serving at Boy’s State, Davis started a prayer period. Several years ago he was honored with the Silver Torch Award, which recognizes adults who have given faithful service to the United Methodist Church at the regional, national, or international level through youth programs.

     Davis is married to the former Rebecca Lazzell. They have one son and two grandchildren.

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Find a mens group near you!

Madison, WV

      The Madison United Methodist Men have a breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Madison UMC, 367 State St. Because of the coronavirus, the next meeting date has not been scheduled.

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South Charleston, WV

     The First United Methodist Church of South Charleston men usually meets during the winter on the first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. in the church social hall. The church is at 905 Glendale Ave., South Charleston, WV 25303. Because of the coronavirus, the next meeting date has not been scheduled.

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Winfield, WV

     The Winfield Fishers of Men meet the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The Winfield United Methodist Church is at 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield, WV 25213  (behind the McDonald’s).

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