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First Responders 10th Annual Appreciation Thanksgiving Luncheon

Greenville, NC - Sponsorship by UMM with our JSM Youth and Evangelism task force are able to provide the annual Thanksgiving luncheon to honor our First Responders local Fire Fighters, Rescue and Police personnel, Sherriff Deputies, Greenville Utilities, the Emergency Ward of Vidant and all their supporting staff as a thank you to those who serve [...]

Church provides 190 SFS books to veterans

LONG BEACH, Calif.-- ­­California Heights UMC provided 190 copies of Strength for Service to God and Country to patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach. The Rev. Douglas Dickson, pastor, presented the books to the Rev. George Vogel, chief of chaplain services at the VA center. From left: Erin Stenberg, director of [...]

Support Strength for Service on Giving Tuesday

As a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ, your participation is vital to living out God’s mission through The United Methodist Church. Every day you are giving light, giving love, and giving to a world in need through your prayers, presence, gifts, and service. November 29, you are invited to come together with thousands of United Methodists [...]

Home Depot & Strength for Service

Home Depot taps Strength for Service as recipient of rebate program.

Former chief of Army chaplains elected to SFS Board

The Strength for Service Board of Directors invited the Rev. Charles (Ray) Bailey, former brigadier general and deputy chief of U.S. Army chaplains, to become the 11th member of the board.

Highlights from 135 churches participating in 9-11 book presentations

NASHVILLE, Tenn.––One hundred and thirty-five churches responded to an offer to purchase cases of Strength for Service books for presentations on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Cases included 52 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community, a book of daily devotions for [...]

Give historic books on 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Your church has the opportunity to give a book with additional devotions.

135 churches participate in 9-11 book presentations

One hundred and thirty-five churches responded to an offer to purchase cases of Strength for Service books.

Ministry sends 1,000 devotional books to deploying troops

A non-denominational ministry formed by the General Commission on UM Men is sending 1,000 copies of Strength for Service to God and Country to Sailors and Marines deploying from San Diego in October. The historic books, provided by St. Louis-based World Wide Technology, were first published in 1942 for World War II troops deploying for Asia [...]

Strength for Service books is like putting God on the front seat of the patrol car

By Crystal Caviness The Rev. Richard Hartman likens handing a copy of Strength for Service to a police officer to “putting God right there in the midst of things.” As chaplain to an Indiana police department that numbers more than 400, Hartman’s job entails providing spiritual encouragement to the men and women who work to [...]