Memorial Day, a great time to reach out to your community and honor local heroes, is May 30. Here are great resources for planning a special patriotic service or event.
1. Tract: “A Soldier’s Journey of Faith,” The story of Major General David H. Hicks, the current Army Chief of Chaplains. Produced by Good News Publishers, 1300 Crescent St., Wheaton, IL 60178 (www.gnpcb.org. look under seasonal, then patriotic.)
2. Handouts: Go to www.sohelpmegod.org for great promotional pieces. This organization has a variety of materials for military, police, fire, emergency services, etc. that may be purchased. The organization takes its name from the last line of the oath taken by the military. “Dog tags” are popular items, but other items (with varying prices) are also available.
3. Video clips: The following Web sites have patriotic video clips. They can be purchased for use in your services. Simply do a patriotic search on these sites:
Unfortunately, the clips used in the chaplaincy report at the GARBC National Conference are no longer available.
The Chaplaincy Ministries does not endorse all features of the above ministries or their materials.
For further information, please contact
Chaplain John B. Murdoch
Director of Chaplaincy Ministries Regular Baptist Churches
2304 Canterbury Drive
Kokomo, IN 46902