South Charleston first responders presented with ‘Strength for Service’ books


The First United Methodist Church of South Charleston and First Church’s United Methodist Men presented a letter of appreciation and a book with 365 devotions titled “Strength for Service” to representatives of South Charleston’s first responders during a ceremony at South Charleston City Hall.

The letters and books were to be distributed to all 93 of the city’s police officers and firefighters as well as the city’s humane officer.

Copies also were to be presented to Mayor Frank Mullens and City Manager Rick Atkinson.

First United Methodist Church of South Charleston is at 905 Glendale Ave. Sunday worship is webcast live at 11 a.m. on Facebook. A recording remains posted on Facebook throughout the week.

The United Methodist Men meet via Zoom at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information email Pastor Paul Helmick at wvpastorpaul@gmail.com or Mike Warwick at warwickm@suddenlink.net

First United Methodist Church of South Charleston Pastor Paul Helmick, center, hands a letter of appreciation and book of devotions to South Charleston Police Chief Brad Rinehart. To the left of Pastor Paul, wearing a mask, is First Church United Methodist Men’s President Michael Warwick. Next to Warwick is Fire Chief Virgil C. White.