Monday's Moments
June 3, 2019, 2:50 PM

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday’s Moments…

By now you know of the flooding and storm damage we have seen in our area not to mention the devastation of the community of Levasy. I had the chance to see the flood waters first hand today and it is overwhelming and historic to say the least. So, what now? How can we help??

Currently the Red Cross is set up at the Methodist Church and providing meals, limited supplies, and cots to sleep on. Our church has offered our shower and laundry facilities located in our Preschool Building this week from 6-7:30pm for flood victims to use. We also have our Clothes Closet available for folks who need clothes. However, we need some volunteers to help us each evening – preferably husband and wife teams since this ministry effort could cause some unique privacy and safety issues and accountability. If you can help volunteer in the evenings please call our church office at 650-5632, or reply back to me as soon as possible.

As for donations, we have plenty of clothes and DO NOT need clothes or supplies at the moment. However, we could use diapers, formula, and monetary donations for the needs to come. Although not official, several have indicated it will be 6-8 weeks before the water recedes and access is given back to the residents of Levasy. Once that happens, we will be asking for volunteers throughout our community, city, and state to help with clean up and mud out assistance. Only time will tell what happens and what needs are next.

In the meantime, help us be the “hands and feet of Christ” as we pray, give, love, and care for this folks who have lost everything and are starting over. Pray for the farmers who have lost crops, farms, resources, and income.

This Sunday we will take a benevolent offering to start the fund-raising for our neighbors. I’ll also bring a message from Mark 6 on how we can better “Trust The Lord In Times of Trouble”, and how God uses storms as a relationship-tool for his glory and our church.

Thanks for caring and sharing!

Coming Up:

* Every Wednesday - Adult Prayer Meeting at 6:00pm (No First Kids until August)

* Saturday, June 8th – Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am

* June 14th – Fish Fry & Movie, All are welcome and encouraged to bring a guest. 6:00pm

* VBS is coming… “Into The Wild”, July 15-19 (Helpers & Volunteers needed – sign up at Welcome Desk)

Health & Recovery:

* Wayne & Marlene Hollingsworth

* Cecil Lee Hertzberg

* Nancy Stephen’s (St. Mary’s #233)

* Carl Jordan

* Eli Chapman

* Colton Eshlemen

* Debbie Jackson (Sara & Emily’s mom)

* Jerome Sagez (Pat Barrows Brother - Hospice care)

Homebound - Joyce Brammer, JoAnn Drummond, Judy & Jerry Buttress, Joann Miles, Mary Schmidt

Let’s count our blessings, so we can be a blessing.

Pastor Doug