Dear Church Family,
I have been amazed at the response of our church family to the call to help our neighbors. Volunteers have tirelessly removed carpet and drywall and hauled furniture to the street. If you drive around the neighborhood, you see firsthand the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I am guessing about twenty of our members lost most of their furnishings. There may be more I have not heard from. Many have asked how they can help if they can’t to the physical labor. Some have already provided meals to work crews, washed clothes, cared for children and made monetary donations to help church members. This has been a difficult week for so many and next week will continue to be difficult as people try to figure out the next steps toward putting their lives back together. Sunday morning we will gather in God’s presence and be fed around God’s table. Our communion offering will be used to assist with Harvey relief efforts for our church members and in our community. I am so looking forward to celebrating with you God’s amazing love and compassion seen through our love and care for each other. Sunday School is at 9:15 am and worship at 10:30 am. Come as you are in whatever clothes you are able to find in the midst of a flood. No shoes? Not a problem. Hope to see you Sunday.
Below are some pictures taken during the demolition time immediately following Hurricane Harvey. The pictures do not depict all the work that was done nor does it show all the members who worked in other support capacities. We also want to recognize to teams of volunteers not directly to our church – Erin McGlasson (Courtney Burnett’s best friend – she is the daughter of Theresa Burnett, our Day School director) who put a team together from Real Energy Solutions and to the team from Christ UMC in Sugar Land (included the son of Annis Frasier).
On a personal note, it has been my personal privilege to work along side some wonderful volunteers from St. Philip’s. To see so many folks jump in without hesitation and start working to get the job done was amazing!
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