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Spring 2019 Initiative

Dear friend of first responders, Thank you for your continued support of these community servants through the Strength for Service ministry. As a result of your generosity, we are able to rush free copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to fire fighters and police officers following distressing events. Soon after the October [...]

Honor First Responders

Honor our first responders by providing devotionals to those who serve everyday.

Devotional books sent following death of three Boy Scouts

The Strength for Service organization rushed 52 copies of the Boy Scout edition of Strength for Service to God and Community to the troop that lost three Boy Scouts when their sail boat hit a power line at Lake O' the Pines on Saturday, August 5.

Organizer of city-wide celebration named to SFS Board

BEAUMONT, Texas––The principal architect a city-wide event to honor first responders has been elected a member of the Strength for Service Board of Directors. Anna Jane Brian (known to her friends as AJ) was elected as the 12th member of the board during a June 28. She will join the board at a September meeting [...]

Fire fighters receive devotional books

GULF SHORES, Ala.--Members of Gulf Shores UMC presented copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to local fire fighters on May 4, National Firefighters Day. "The fire fighters received us graciously and we were thankful for the opportunity to thank them for their dedicated service," said Steve Means, president of the church's UM [...]

Devotional books given to victims of PTSD

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Dan Ramsey presented 90 Strength for Service books to James Mehrmann, a counselor of Camp Hope, a facility that cares for military personnel who are coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Caption: James Mehrmann reviews a copy of Strength for Service to God and Country, which he gave to former military officers [...]

Former police officer distributes historic book of daily devotions to Houston VA Hospital

HOUSTON, Texas––On March 20, Dan Ramsey, a retired Houston police officer and former president of the National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men, delivered 192 copies of Strength for Service to God and Country, a historic book of daily devotions, to patients at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. That hospital [...]

Chaplain Distributes Books to National Guard

BALTIMORE, Md. - First Lieutenant Amor Woolsey, chaplain of the 5thRegiment Armory, distributed copies of Strength for Service to God and Country to members of the Maryland National Guard. Amor also serves as pastor of caring ministries for Kent Island UMC in Chester, Md. Caption: Members of the Maryland National Guard receive SFS books.    

God and Community Presented to Waverly First Responders

WAVERLY, TN – The Waverly First United Methodist Church Men were honored September 26, 2016 to host a picnic for the first responders of Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Mr. Richard Horner, president of the Waverly First United Methodist Men, welcomed the community servants.  A local Boy Scout Troop, sponsored by the Methodist Men, presented the colors and [...]

Beaumont residents honor first responders

BEAUMONT, Texas––City residents may have wondered what sort of emergency situation caused police cars, ambulances, EMS vehicles, and fire trucks to be jammed together near the entrance of the 1,800-seat Julie Rogers Auditorium. In fact, they huddled to mark “Duty Calls: Honoring Our First Responders,” an event held on March 21st to honor first responders [...]