A Request From Bishop Graves, August 29, 2017 – Friends, It is hard to believe the news coverage coming out of Texas and the ongoing catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. My heart breaks as the stories continue to be reported about how lives are changing as a result of this storm. Please join me in praying for the people in Texas and that the United Methodist Church may best respond so that we may be a blessing. Our conference will respond through the collection of requested items and ERT teams. If you are part of a team, you may find out more information through Susan Hunt. The most immediate way you can act and respond, in addition to praying, is through financial donations. I am asking each church in the Alabama-West Florida Conference to take a monetary collection in your worship services this weekend. Those collections may be sent to the conference office (or given through your local church) with “Hurricane Harvey-Texas Disaster Response” in the memo line. Thank you for making this national tragedy a priority in your local church. I am grateful for each of you and your ministry. Together, we are better though our connection.
With Deep Appreciation, Bishop David Graves, Alabama-West Florida Conference
In connection with this effort, Church Street is not only collecting funds (please make your check payable to Church Street United Methodist Church and write UMCOR 901670 in the memo line), we are also a collection point for our conference of box fans, 25′ heavy-duty 14-gauge extension cords, 2 gallon garden sprayers, flat billed shovels, rakes with 3″ tines, UMCOR Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene Kits