Dancing with the Saints

This past week we all watched with dismay and sorrow the devastation created by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey as it hit Texas and moved across the state to Louisiana. The images of homes and towns completely covered in water were almost overwhelming. Yet among those pictures we also saw those of neighbors helping neighbors, of first responders carrying victims to safety and of strangers reaching out to save others. We read stories of businesses opening their doors to provide sanctuary to families and of everyday heroes who stepped up and filled critical roles to provide for victims - reminding us once again of the capacity for kindness and goodness in each of us.

We have received many questions about how our church is responding to this disaster. Below you will find information about a matching challenge grant from our Mission, Justice and Community work area to help raise funds for the recovery effort through UMCOR. We ask the you prayerfully consider giving to this effort.

This Sunday marks the last weekend of our summer worship schedule, signaling our dance with warm weather is coming to an end. My sermon at worship this Sunday, Dancing with the Saints, is based on the scripture in Hebrews 11 and 12. I will relate these verses to the five positions that underline ballet.

I hope to see you in worship this Labor Day weekend.

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