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  • Strength for Service continues as Advance Fund

    October 19th, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Strength for Service, the fund that has published nearly one half million copies of the historic Strength for Service to God and Country book of daily devotions, has been continued as an Advance fund for the 2013-2016 quadrennium. The Advance number 3021221. Visit http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for… read more

  • One hundred churches to receive free materials

    October 18th, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––One hundred United Methodist churches will each be given $300 worth of innovative outreach materials to reach men in their communities. Gilbert Hanke, top staff executive of the commission, explains that he received 100 units of free materials from a senior staff member of a company that distributes a variety of materials for … read more

  • Tennessee prison officials support DISCIPLE Bible training for inmates

    October 15th, 2012

    Photo: The Rev. Mark Hicks, president of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries, a North Carolina based ministry operating in seven states. NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Representatives from North Carolina-based Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries (DBOM) discussed the merits of the Bible study with officials of the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The … read more

  • In Memoriam - Ofney Ellis

    October 15th, 2012

    Former conference president dies BATON ROUGE, La. ––Ofney Ellis, 93, former president of Louisiana Conference UM Men, died Oct. 11 following a fall. Ofney was a fellow in the John Wesley Society, a life member, and a faithful legacy builder of the General Commission on UM Men. After graduating from Ponchatoula (La.) High School and spending … read more