- Daily Strength
Thirty police chaplains received copies of Strength for Service to God and Community during a late October meeting from Larry Coppock, Jim Jeffery, a member of the Strength for Service Advisory Board, and Larry Dozier, president of the Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Men.
Major Daryl R Hamaker, chaplain of the 117th Air Refueling Wing, received Strength for Service to God and Country books to give to members of his unit.
The theme for the Vacation Bible School at New Covenant UMC was “Do Something.” Instead of staying at the church to play games and assemble crafts, the kids provided acts of service in the community.
In 2013 and 2014, UM Men of Core Creek United Methodist Church presented 100 copies of the Strength for Service to God and Community devotionals to four first-responder sites in Harlowe, Mill Creek and Beaufort on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Eastern North Carolina.
Kevin Jura, coordinator of the “Strategic National Stockpile” for the state of Maryland, serves as a member of the Strength for Service Board of Directors.
T. Morris Hackney, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and chief executive officer of The Hackney Group, has agreed to serve on the Strength for Service Advisory Committee.
As you may know, we have started a new chapter with the formation of a non-denominational Strength for Service governing board, and we are looking forward to increased opportunities to minister to first responders along with members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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.