The PACC-Men (yes, think video game, pun intended) is an informal men’s ministry dedicated to the mental and spiritual well being of the men in our congregation. This group provides mutual support through lively discussions, planned outings and other opportunities for fun, learning, growth and fellowship. We usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the evening, usually in the Fireplace Room at 7:30pm, but check the church calendar or call the church office to confirm the date and time before attending.
Here are some examples of past activities, just to give you a feeling for the breadth and depth of what we like to do:
- December: We ate together at the Argentinian Tango Restaurant on December 7.
- October: We visited the Purgatory Chasm State Reservation on Saturday, October 16.
- July: A couple of us met for fellowship and planning.
- June: This meeting, which was on the second Tuesday night, June 8 (instead of the usual first Tuesday) the PACC-Men returned to have dinner at Summer Shack in Cambridge. It was a fun time with some of our regular members as well as a couple of once-in-a-whilers.
- May: At this meeting on Tuesday evening the 4th, Debbie Douglas, Curator of Science and Technology at the MIT Museum, gave 19 PACC-Men and women a tour of the Museum including some “behind the scenes” places that are not generally open to the public. See the Museum web site for and the photos that Don Cohn took for a glimpse of the enticing and informative event. A few of us gathered first at Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant (two blocks from the Museum) for a rushed but delicious dinner and fellowship.
- April: This meeting on Tuesday evening the 6th was a delightful behind the scenes tour of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston with its Director, Tom Putnam. It was a family event with 30 people, both PACC-Men and Ms. PACC-Men in attendance.
- March: For this month’s dinner outing nine PACC-Men were joined by five Pleasant Guys at Jasper White’s Summer Shack restaurant in Cambridge.
- February We were fortunate to hear about the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum from its director, Tom Putnam, at our February meeting. Tom has worked at the Kennedy Library for the past 10 years first as Director of Education and now as Director. He shared stories from his experience over the past decade and provide an overview of the presidential library system and the collections housed at the Kennedy Library.
- January: We were fascinated by an architectural project presentation by Gary Kane.