Spring Initiative – Honor First Responders

Dear Friend of Strength for Service, “Firefighters aren’t necessarily comfortable being called a hero – but just the same, that word describes them very well,” said Arizona Fire Chief Dennis Compton. Now serving as chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Compton told a group honoring 112 firefighters, “They aren’t heroes because they died in [...]

Spring Initiative – Honor First Responders2019-04-01T21:37:49-05:00

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 [...]

Church provides 190 SFS books to veterans2019-04-01T21:37:49-05:00

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 [...]

Support Strength for Service on Giving Tuesday2019-04-01T21:37:49-05:00

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.

Former chief of Army chaplains elected to SFS Board2019-04-01T21:37:49-05:00

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 [...]

Highlights from 135 churches participating in 9-11 book presentations2019-04-01T21:37:49-05:00

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 [...]

Ministry sends 1,000 devotional books to deploying troops2019-04-01T21:37:49-05:00

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 [...]

Strength for Service books is like putting God on the front seat of the patrol car2019-04-01T21:37:50-05:00