• Men provide 275 devotional books to police officers

    May 21st, 2015

    JACKSON, Tenn.--Following a May breakfast and addresses by two police officers, men of Northside UMC and Aldersgate UMC presented 275 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to members of the Madison County Sherriff Department and the Jackson Police Department. Jackson Police Captain Tyreece Miller, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division, told the gathering… read more

  • In Memoriam – Del Ketcham

    May 7th, 2015

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.––Delbert "Del" Ketcham, a former staff member of the General Commission on UM Men, died April 29, following a five-month battle with lung cancer. Del served as Hunger Relief Advocate in the Nashville office of GCUMM from 2001 to 2007. During that time, he edited “Mission News” in UM Men magazine, and led potato drops… read more

  • Clothes Closet serves 20,000

    May 6th, 2015

      AUSTIN, Texas--In 1999, the Rev. Bill Harris, superintendent of the Austin District, asked Ralph Eckwall, president of Capital District UM Men, if his organization could sponsor a clothes closet for homeless men. Two weeks later––with donations from Crestview UMC, Tarrytown UMC, and St. John’s UMC––the closet was organized. … read more

  • Police ask for Strength for Service books following shooting

    May 5th, 2015

    Jared Forsyth OCALA, Fla.––A 33-year-old Ocala Police Department officer was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer following an April 6 firearms training. Jared Forsyth and the second officer were unloading their weapons when the semi-automatic gun of the second officer accidently fired. The bullet ricocheted off a bench and entered through Forsyth… read more