2016 Men’s Day of Play

Come Join us on Saturday November 5th for the First Annual ECPC Kingdom Men’s Day of Play. This is a day for the men of the church, and their friends, to get away. We have three great outdoor events lined up for you to choose from. For those who enjoy shooting or want to give it a try, Matt Williams will be leading a group to Etowah Valley Sporting Clays. If you’re looking for a relaxing day on the water, follow Mark Jacobson to Hollis Q. Lathen Reservoir for some fishing. Lastly, if you feel like being frustrated at how hard something is, commiserate with Stephen Helwig and Jonathan Jackson at Fox Creek Golf Club. Use the links below to see the details on each event and sign-up. We look forward to seeing you and your friends there.


Shooting: Sporting Clays at Etowah Valley


Description: Come enjoy a fun morning of shooting sporting clays at Etowah Valley Sporting Clays. Men can carpool from the church at 8:15 or meet at Etowah Valley at 9:45. Sporting Clays is a shooting sport where the clay targets are thrown from machines that are place in positions designed to simulate the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes from station to station. You will have everything from crossing, coming toward you, going away from you, running on the ground and dropping out of the sky targets. It is described as a “golf course with a shotgun” because a typical course is laid out over natural terrain.

Start Time: 8:15 Carpool from Church, 9:45 arrive at Etowah Valley Sporting Clays

Location: 619 Sporting Hill Dr, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Lunch: Big D’s BBQ

Items to Bring: Shotgun, Shooting Glasses, Ear Plugs, Buck Shot – sizes 7 ½, 8, 9 (These items can also be purchased and rented from the facility) http://www.etowahvalleysportingclays.com/rates-1.html

Cost: $25 for 50 targets. $16 per cart (this can hold up to 4 people)

Rules: http://www.etowahvalleysportingclays.com/park-rules-1.html

Contact: Matt Williams

Email: williamsfamily0331@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.etowahvalleysportingclays.com/


Fishing: Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir


Description: We’ll meet at the beautiful, 334 acre Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir (http://ccwsa.com/reservoir/). From the website: “In 2000 the reservoir was stocked with Bluegill, Shellcracker, Largemouth bass, and Channel catfish. Other species of fish are present include Spotted bass, Redeye, Speckled catfish, and Crappie which were not part of the initial stocking program.” A good overview of bass fishing at the reservoir from 2006 is online http://www.gon.com/fishing/a-bass-fishing-tour-of-lathem-reservoir.

Start Time: 8:30

Location: 5436 Cowart Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Lunch: Want to share your fish stories? Lunch afterwards at Amos’ BBQ (http://amosbbq.com/, 697 Hightower Trail, Ball Ground, GA 30107). It’s about 7 miles/10 minutes south of the reservoir as you head back to the Marietta/Roswell area.

Cost: $5/car

Rules: Bring your canoe, kayak or boat (electric motors are ok, but no boats with gas motors, see rules: http://ccwsa.com/reservoir/reservoir-rules/) and your fishing gear. We’ll meet at the reservoir around 8:30 and fish until about 11:30 (hours are 8:00 – 5:00 in November if you want to arrive earlier or stay later).  Shore fishing is possible but limited to a small stretch of waterfront near the parking lot. You will need a freshwater fishing license (available online at http://www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes, $9/year, $16/2 years for residents).

Contact: Mark Jacobson

Email: nildebet@hotmail.com

Phone: (404) 457-5200


Golf: Fox Creek Golf Club

Legacy Golf Club

Legacy Golf Club

Description: Bring your iron game and come enjoy 18 holes at the beautiful Par 62 Fox Creek Golf Club. Located just off I-75 on Windy Hill Road in Smyrna, Fox Creek Golf Club and Legacy Golf Links are two of the nation’s best driving range and golf destinations, recognized nationally as a Top 50 Public Driving Range Facility by Golf Range Association of America. They are also home to two remarkable executive golf courses, favorites for advanced and beginning Atlanta golfers for nearly 30 years. These Larry Nelson and John LaFoy designs are affordable, really fun, and faster to play. Managed by Mosaic Clubs & Resorts, Fox Creek and Legacy is undergoing $2 million of improvements in 2016. You won’t be disappointed!

Start Time: Clubhouse Check-In 9:00 AM, Tee Times start at 9:30

Location: 1501 Windy Hill Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Lunch: TBD

Cost: $23

Rules: Each player must have their own set of clubs.

Contact: Stephen Helwig

Email: steve.helwig@outlook.com

Phone: 321-960-2977

Welcome Kingdom Men

Welcome to ECPCMen.Org. This site is here to help coordinate and facilitate the Men of East Cobb Presbyterian Church, and the surrounding community, to become more connected with each other. As a leadership team we believe that men grow more deeply in their faith when they are in fellowship with other men of faith. Though this is a need of all men, it can be a struggle to get connected with other men of shared interests and ideas. We, as a leadership team, hope to assist in that process. How do we plan on doing this?

The initial focus of the leadership team is to plan fun, time sensitive, events for the men of the church and, hopefully, the friends they invite. We understand the inherent busyness of men. We want the focus of our men to be first and foremost to their families and their other duties within the church. Our aim is not to burden the men with lots of time consuming events. These events might include a men’s BBQ, bowling, going to a sporting event, shared interests activities like shooting or golf, and of course we will continue to host our men’s breakfast. In the future we may also have multi-day events like a Men’s retreat or a weekend seminar. Through these activities our goal is to connect men of similar interests. We want the men of the church to know if they want to go fishing, play a round of golf, or talk to someone about a struggle or a success, they have someone they can call.

So who is on the leadership team I keep referring to? The men’s leadership team consists of five men.

  • Pastor Paul Owens (paul@ecpca.org)
  • Larry Aman (larry_aman@hotmail.com)
  • Jonathan Jackson (jonathan@j2projectman.com)
  • Mark Jacobson (nildebet@hotmail.com)
  • Stephen Helwig (steve.helwig@outlook.com)

We are here to serve you, but would also love to add a few more team members. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out. If you have any questions, ideas, requests, or comments, feel free to contact us. Look out in the coming weeks for information about our first event!!!

Lastly, you will see us refer to the men of ECPC as Kingdom Men. This name was chosen some time ago and we discussed choosing a different one, but in reality, Kingdom Man sums up the walk of the Christian Man maybe better than any other moniker. Dr. Tony Evans in his book “Kingdom Man” describes him this way.

When a kingdom man steps out his door each day, heaven, earth, and hell take notice. When he protects or “covers” the woman under his care, she can do little to resist him. His children look to him with confidence. Other men look to him as someone to emulate. His church calls on him for strength and leadership. He is a preserver of culture and a champion of society to keep out evil and usher in good. A kingdom man understands that God never said a godly life would be easy, He just said it would be worth it.

The journey of a Kingdom Man is not an easy one, but we believe it is one that is worth it, and one that is made easier by having Godly men in each others lives. I’ll close with the following verse form 1 Corinthians 16 13-14.

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.14 Do everything in love.

In Christ,

-Stephen Helwig-