HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.––Hopkinsville UMC gave copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to 250 first responder in their community.

The church placed American flag envelopes in every bulletin. The congregation was invited to contribute to a fund to purchase 250 books for first responders.

“Our church responded!” said the Rev. Paige Williams, pastor.

“A sticker was placed inside each book with our service times and an invitation to our church,” said Williams. “We also wrote a prayer for our community servants.”

The books were hand delivered to the Fire Department, Police Department and the Sherriff’s office.

“We were able to hand several of the books to our first responders in person, the rest will be given out by the chiefs at other meetings,” said Williams.

“What a great day we had delivering the books,” said Leah Malloy. mission ministry coordinator.

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