United Methodist Mens Projects and Resources

Resources and Info

Additional Men's Ministry Resources and Information for UMMen may be found at the General Commission on United Methodist Men website;

Strength for Service

Altoona UMMen have distributed several dozen Strength for Service to God and Community to "First Responders" in the Southeast Polk area. The pocket-sized daily devotional contains "Messages for Those in the Service of Others" in our communities who often put their lives on the line for others.

Evan Hunsberger, for an Eagle Scout project, led an effort to republish Strength for Service to God and Country, originally published in 1942 for our military personnel. Over 500,000 copies of the republished 1942 devotional book have been given to members of the Armed Services since 2002.  

An emphasis is now being made to provide Local First Responders with Strength for Service To God and Community.  

Lacey UMMen have recently provided copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to the New Sharon Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact:  Norm Veldhuizen
Strength for Service brochures: Click Here

The Hope of Hearing

Providing hearing aids, batteries, and educational support to children with significant  hearing loss in Haiti.  Donated hearing aids may be brought to Annual Gathering and the 4-Conference Rally.   Contact: Jim Smith

Love Packages

Collecting new and used Christian reading and teaching materials, and empty pill bottles (otc & prescription). Collected materials are for use overseas.  Materials and pill bottles may be taken to the Iowa UMM Annual  Gathering or the Four Conference Rally;  or ship to Love Packages, 220 Union St, Butler, IL 62015.; a GCUMM endorsed mission.

Iowa UMMen Permanent Endowment Fund

The purpose of the fund is to encourage gifts to further the cause and mission of Iowa United Methodist Men through income from an investment of  principal.  The fund shall be managed by the Iowa UM Foundation under the direction of the Iowa UMM Executive Council.  Contributions and memorials are welcome and enable Iowa UMMen to support missions and programs of Iowa UMM.  Contact: Dan Houston

Prayer Ministry

The Toll-free Prayer Line (800-251-2468) receives hundreds of prayer requests daily for which staff and volunteers pray.  Prayers are also received via e-mail ([email protected])  and passed on to Covenant Prayer Groups.  Volunteers are needed to answer the phone and pray with those requesting prayer.  Contact: Jim Smith

Scouting/Youth Ministries Coordinator

In ministry to/with Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and Camp Fire USA.  
Contact: Jerry Spencer

Society of St Andrew

Taking a stand against hunger,  "Meals for  Millions." Contact: Art Kistler

Mobility Worldwide (PET)

"Providing Personal Energy Transportation (PET) Carts to the World's Most Vulnerable People Since 1994." Carts are "...hand cranked rough terrain wheelchairs…designed for those who have lost the use of their legs.";  Hawarden, 712.551.4072

Self Help

Alleviating hunger, helping people help themselves.  Contact: Dennis Preslicka

United Methodist Men Faith Sharing New Testament with Psalms

Contains "Basics of Christian Conversion and Discipleship" and "The Essentials for Leading a Person to Christ."
Available from Norm Veldhuizen and Jim Smith

EMS, Every Man Shares in Evangelism, Mission, Spiritual Life

Every Man Shares links the individual with the ministries of National UMM.  The $45 fee provides theUMMen Magazine, event discounts, and other resources.  
Fees are also used to support District, Conference, and Jurisdiction UMMen; and also to support the Upper Room Prayer Ministry, National Association of Conference Presidents, Scouting/Youth, the General Commission on UMMen, and various other ministries.  


Linking the local UMM unit with the National UMM.  Charter once, recertification annually.  
$85 fee is used for the UMMen Magazine, distribution of information, the website, and various other ministries. 

Legacy Builders

Funding existing ministries and new initiatives.
$45 of the pledge pays for the your EMS membership.  
Bronze Legacy.......................$10/ month
Silver Legacy..........................$25/ month
Gold Legacy............................$50/ month
Platinum Legacy...................$100/ month
Legacy funds support ministries such as Scouting/Youth, the Upper Room Prayer Line, Leader Training, the Society of St. Andrew, Strength for Service to God and Community, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and other ministries.