Ohana Festival

STRENGTH FOR SERVICE – OHANA FESTIVAL SEPT. 27, 2012 BARSTOW, CA Approximately 800 guests attended the CFC kick off at the Marine Core Logistics base in Barstow, California on Sept. 27, during the Ohana Festival. Larry Dozier, president of the Western Jurisdiction for the United Methodist Men, attended the event for Larry Coppock to expose [...]

For God & Country

Thanks to the American Legion for a great story on Strength for Service.  Click here to read the full story.

Marine supported by Boy Scouts wounded by IED in Afghanistan

ARLINGTON, Tenn. - Boy Scout Troop 452 of Arlington UMC has been writing and sending personal notes, calling cards, and care packages to Marine units in Afghanistan. Jake Romo, 22, one of the Marines receiving care packages, was on a Feb. 11 patrol when he stepped on a pressure-triggered IED. The explosion broke his right [...]

The Joy of Giving

A congregation raises funds for a historic book of devotions by Lynda Byrd SAN ANTONIO, Texas - San Antonio is a military town. It's the home of four military installations: Fort Sam Houston, Randolph and Lackland Air Force bases, and Brooks Army Medical Center. Thousands of deployed military spend time in San Antonio, and facilities [...]

Maryland churches honor veterans, receive funds for historic book of devotions

PASADENA, Md. - Members of seven UM congregations met Nov. 5 at Pasadena UMC to honor men and women serving in the Armed Forces. The 275 people in attendance gave nearly $1,000 to the Strength for Service fund. Prior to Veteran's Day, Pasadena UMC invited active-duty military men and women and veterans to a "Support [...]

Historic book of devotions returned to relative

VINTON, Iowa - A copy of Strength of Service to God and Country was presented to Roy Krug of Dysart, Iowa, on Dec. 25, 1944 -Christmas Day - as Roy, 33, was to head off to war. Roy, who also served on the Vinton Police Department for 11 years, died Oct. 27, 1977. His widow, [...]