• A scouting organization loses ties with church

    April 10th, 2014

    Nashville, Tenn.: A scouting organization has lost its affiliation with United Methodist organizations. The National Association of United Methodist Scouters (NAUMS) was formerly affiliated with the General Commission on United Methodist Men, the National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men and the United Methodist Men Foundation. All three… read more

  • God and Country class starts journey to ordination

    April 3rd, 2014

    By The Rev. Christopher D. Owens When working with young people, we never know the huge impact we may be making on a life. Case in point: over 30 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Ken Lyons taught a God and Country class for local Cub Scouts. A boy’s mother signed him up for this class in the belief that some faith instruction might be a good thing. … read more

  • Former fire fighter joins Strength for Service team

    March 26th, 2014

    LOS ANGELES, Calif.––Jim Jeffery, a Scout leader and former fire chief, has agreed to serve as a member of the Nashville-based organization promoting Strength for Service books. “I read the devotions from Strength for Service to God and Country prior to the release of the Strength for Service to God and Community,” said Jeffery… read more

  • Remembering Gene Hunsberger

    March 18th, 2014

      Gene Hunsberger (1925-1999) If it had not been for Gene Hunsberger, no service men or women would have received copies of Strength for Service to God and Country after 1953. Hunsberger, a corpsman in the U.S. Navy, received a copy of Strength for Service to God and Country while serving in World War II. He not only read daily… read more