• LaValley named to scouting ministry post in Cote d’Ivoire

    July 28th, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. ––Ty LaValley, a scouting ministry specialist and a former paratrooper with the 82 Airborne Division, has been named a missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries. The scouting ministry position in Cote d’Ivoire will be the first of its kind for the New York-based mission agency. Following psychological and medical… read more

  • In Memoriam - George D. Duvall

    July 17th, 2014

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.––George D. Duvall, 66, a legacy builder and a life member of UM Men, died July 9. He served as lay leader and chaired the Staff-Parish Relations Committee of Community UMC. He also served on the Administrative Board, the Council of Ministries, and the Finance Committee. He represented the church as a member of the … read more

  • Daily devotions address post-traumatic-stress issues

    July 14th, 2014

    By Jim Jeffery Most of us are aware of post-traumatic stress in military combat veterans.  It can be very severe with just a single deployment to a war zone. Much less is written about post-traumatic stress in first responders. Dr. Robin Klein, a psychologist and retired police lieutenant, says first responders can’t go through a 20-30 … read more

  • Beneath the Tooth of Time

    July 10th, 2014

    By Jim Finley CIMARRON, N.M. –– Wow! Philmont –– awe inspiring, majestic, comforting, assuring, and the most magical place of scouting. At first glance the center seems the same as it was in the 1970s when I was here last. At that time, I was new to scouting and Philmont seemed necessary if I wanted to become an effective … read more