• Forty-seven annual conferences now have scouting ministry specialists

    August 13th, 2013

    Photo: Greg Nelson and son, Dillon. Greg was the first person to register as a scouting ministry specialist. He knows scouting can reach unchurched families because that's how he became a United Methodist. He started attending a church in Swartz, La., because he was an assistant scoutmaster charted by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. NASHVILLE, Tenn… read more

  • UMC has huge presence at the BSA National Jamboree

    July 31st, 2013

    The 2013 BSA Jamboree at The Summit (Photo courtesy of BSA)MOUNT HOPE, W.Va.––The UMC provided vital lay and clergy leaders for the July 15-24 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The 10-day event included five days of public service, a Protestant worship service, a UMC Communion Service, and information at the Faith and Beliefs exhibit… read more

  • Committee releases Boy Scout edition of book for first responders

    June 26th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The Strength for Service Committee has released a Boy Scout edition of Strength for Service to God and Community, a book of daily devotions for police officers, firefighters, EMT personnel and other first responders. The first 2,000 copies will be given to Scouts attending the July 15-24 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel… read more

  • UM Men honor creator of 9-11 memorial

    June 21st, 2013

    Jeff Cox’s monument serves as the gathering place for anniversaries of the 2001 attack upon the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A wreath was placed at a 2012 service by Mayor Gary Bruhn. He was accompanied by families of 9/11 victims. NASHVILLE, Tenn.––When Jeff Cox, was a 15-year old Boy Scout in Windermere, Fla., people kept telling him… read more