1. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:58 AM

    By Larry Coppock

    Each year on the third Thursday in March (March 18, 2010), Camp Fire USA asks parents and adults everywhere to let kids know just how amazing and valuable they are.Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (AIKD) is a national letter-writing campaign where kids receive letters of support, love and encouragement from parents,grandparent... read more | 1 comment

  2. Jazz the wonder dog

    February 21st, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    By Larry Coppock

    Some of my best private and relaxation  moments are shared with man's best friend. Jazz, a German Shepherd-doberman mix,came to us two years ago- skinny,pregnant,homeless and worn-out. My first thoughts were 'how could anyone give up such a beauty?' We immediately hit it off. She continues to be my buddy today.Jazz acco... read more

  3. Amachi

    February 21st, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    By Larry Coppock

    Amachi, a program of Big Brothers Big Sisters, is an African word that means ‘Who knows but what God has brought us through this child.’Without intervention over 2.4 million of our children nationwide face a 70% probability of following their parent(s) to prison.Caring members of congregations can help by partic... read more

  4. Florida Sea Base

    February 19th, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    By Larry Coppock

    This past weekend we trained 23 scouters from around the country.The site was the beautiful Florida Sea Base in the Keys.Special thanks to my compadre faculty members,Mark Wappel,BSA and Karen Heim-Baugh,Evansville,IN. 21 of the 23 came from states that had just experienced snow.Our warm sunny weather was replaced by below... read more

  5. Scout Sunday

    February 4th, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    By Larry Coppock

    This Sunday marks the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America (most commonly celebrated in the UMC on Feb.14).Many of you know that our denomination is the second largest sponsor of the BSA in the world. Rev.Greg Godwin, one of our lead chaplains for the jamboree, recently discovered some interesting history about ou... read more | 2 comments