• Chaplains invited to order free copies of historic book

    August 26th, 2011

    Photo:Chaplain Ken Walden, right, hands out a copy of Strength for Service to God and Country. BALTIMORE, Md. –– Some 400 U.S. Army chaplains attending an Aug. 22-24 national training event were invited to provide free copies of a revised and updated World War II book of daily devotions to their troops. Larry Coppock, a staff executive with… read more

  • Free Kindle download of historic book of daily devotions

    August 22nd, 2011

    September 11 marks the 10-year anniversary of the attack upon the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The date also marks the 10th anniversary of the re-publication of Strength for Service to God and Country, a 1942 book of daily devotions written for World War II troops.  In honor of the 10-year anniversary of September 11th and the men and women who … read more

  • No typical troop relation with church, says Scout leader

    August 19th, 2011

    “There is no such thing as a typical Scout charter arrangement or relationship,” says Greg Nelson, UM Men scouting director for Missouri. “Each unit is as unique as the church by which it is chartered.” In an effort to recruit Scout troops to join a UM Men August retreat, Nelson found some units had dissolved. Others had changed … read more

  • F.B.I. reveals new findings

    August 18th, 2011

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –– The F.B.I. (Faith-Based Initiative) of the Program of Religious Activities with Youth (PRAY) reports that Scout units that are chartered by churches and other faith-based organizations last longer and participants advance further in the ranks. The F.B.I. also reports that 70 percent of the troops and packs meeting in … read more