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The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2, 2014, it will match up to $1 million in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part of UMC GivingTuesday.
Howard is a 1971 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and is an alumni member of the Alpha Gamma Rho National Fraternity. He retired from banking in 2012 after a 42 year career, mostly as a credit review officer and financial analyst.
L.W. Smith, a Vietnam veteran and the leading supporter of a historic book of daily devotions for the U.S. military, was elected chairman of the newly organized non-denominational Strength for Service Board of Directors, meeting Sept. 26-27 in Nashville.
A non-denominational Strength for Service board of directors held an organizational meeting Sept. 26-27 in Music City. The nine-member board reviewed the 72-year history of the ministry, adopted mission and vision statements, adopted bylaws, elected officers, approved fulfillment contracts, adopted a price structure for both books, and established a $250,000 budget for 2015.
South Carolina men gave 150 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to Billy Robinson, a volunteer firefighter who serves as conference disaster coordinator. “Thank you so very much for this and for all you do through your wonderful ministry of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Robinson.
Lydia Istomina, a United Methodist pastor from Russia and a former candidate for the episcopacy in Eurasia, will serve on the 12-member Strength for Service Board of Directors. Now on sabbatical from the church, Istomina had been serving as executive assistant at the Red Mountain Energy Corporation in Kansas City while completing her doctoral degree at St. Paul School of Theology.
The Fellas of Richland Hills UMC, our United Methodist Men’s unit, made a two-day presentation of 27 Strength for Service Devotionals to the entire staff of the Richland Hills, Texas Police Department. The presentation took two days in order to personally meet and make the presentation to as many of the sworn officers and civilian support employees of the department as was possible over shift changes.