May 10, 2013

Wheeling in the good news


The interdenominational and evangelistic association’s vision is “Changing the world, one heart at a time.” 

“We minister the gospel of Jesus Christ primarily to the motorcycle community,” Matthews said. “We have 40 local members in our chapter. We will travel to the local motorcycle events, rallies and clubhouses. We support many of their benefit functions. We look for the opportunity to build relationships with other motorcyclists and all types of clubs out there. We look for opportunities of mutual respect, love and to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the motorcycling community.”

The chapter’s monthly meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. the last Saturday of each month at Turnpike Wesleyan Church, 2224 Military Turnpike in Plattsburgh. The group’s Bible class meets there also at 6:30 p.m. every other Saturday.

“We go over a book and break down Bible scriptures and how it applies to us individually and as a group,” Matthews said.

Preregistration for “Run for the Son” is from 9 to 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 1466 on Spellman Road in Beekmantown. The ride begins at 10:30 a.m.

“It’s a local loop. We will hit some of the local state and local highways and county highways to make it as scenic and as safe as we can. We have a road captain that plotted the course. We will do a safety briefing on a blow horn and say a prayer over the bikers and our staff who will be leading that ride,” he said.

At noon, a barbecue picnic, weather permitting, will be held at the VFW’s pavilion.

A. Forgiven Band — Holly Parks (worship leader and keyboards), Debra Long (vocalist), William Long (guitar), Richard DuBrey (drums), Dick Adams (harmonica), Douglas LaMondie (guitar) and Daniel Elder (bass guitar) — will perform.

“We will be playing for two-and-half hours, both Christian and upbeat music,” Matthews said.

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