• Staff executive named Big Brother of the Year

    April 26th, 2013

    Photo: Calvin, the little brother of Larry Coppock, holds a certificate from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee naming Coppock as Big Brother of the Year. The award was presented by Diane Fry (left), a staff executive with the organization, and Howard Gentry (right), mayor of Springfield. Larry Coppock, director of scouting and youth-serving … read more

  • ‘We bought the bus!

    March 21st, 2013

    Using the plan in which 20 conferences invited 20 churches to encourage 20 people to give $20, United Methodist Men were able to exceed the goal amount to purchase this bus for the Vietnam United Methodist Church. Photos by Linda Hedden. NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men, announced… read more

  • UM Men give nearly $180,000 to feed hungry people

    March 12th, 2013

    Wade Mays (second from left) presents a plaque to Dave Martin, president of Indiana Conference UM Men, for raising $26,735, the highest amount raised by any conference for Meals for Millions. John Dockery (left), a men’s ministry specialist, and Ken Hudgins, conference prayer advocate, join in the presentation NASHVILLE, Tenn.–– … read more

  • Hope of Hearing restarts in Haiti

    November 15th, 2012

    Photo: Gil Hanke and one of the 415 Haitian children tested for hearing loss, and suitability for hearing aids. PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti–– A three-member team led by Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men, conducted hearing test on 415 children in three schools in this island nation. During the Nov. 3-10 … read more