LONG BEACH, Calif.– ­­California Heights UMC provided 190 copies of Strength for Service to God and Country to patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach.

The Rev. Douglas Dickson, pastor, presented the books to the Rev. George Vogel, chief of chaplain services at the VA center.long-beach

From left: Erin Stenberg, director of children and family ministries at California Heights UMC; Jim Jeffery, a member of the Strength for Service Advisory Committee; the Rev. George Vogel; and the Rev. Douglas Dickson.