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Sunday, 08 August 2021 11:52

Men invited to share work experiences over beer and fellowship

Men: Gather with guys, grab a beer, and gain some new perspectives on work and its meaning this August in Springfield

Are you a man facing a heavy workload? Perhaps feeling the pressures of your job? Maybe you are just getting worn down by the daily grind? Stout Heart, a new series offered by the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois about work, may be exactly what you need to refresh you mind, body, and soul.

stoutheartgraphicStout Heart will take place at Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling Company in Springfield throughout August and will focus on different perspectives about work and its meaning, offering men a relaxed environment, videos that will feed edifying and stimulating conversation on the theme of work/labor, catching up with friends and meeting new ones, and enjoying some free snacks and drinks (for purchase).

“It’s pretty common for men in America today to be far too removed from challenging intellectual conversation in person, not on a screen, and authentic friendship,” said Carlos Tejada, the director of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. “Stout Heart is about engaging our intellect on topics that have direct bearing on our lives as younger men (25-45 years old) becoming established in our marriage, family, faith, community, and work. It will also provide a venue for trustworthy friendships to be established and deepened, something no one can flourish without in life.”

Stout Heart takes place for four straight Tuesdays: Aug. 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 7-9 p.m. at Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling Company in Springfield (619 E. Washington St.). One does not need to attend every Tuesday as each night has different content on the theme of labor/work.