A New Vision, A New Voice ~ The North Texas Conference
August 25, 2017: In Response to the Pending Impact of Hurricane Harvey
August 25, 2017
As the threat for a substantial impact from Hurricane Harvey looms for the Texas Gulf Coast, we in the North Texas Conference are mobilizing our efforts to help however we can.
During your services this weekend, I would encourage you to pray for the health and safety of our sisters and brothers in the Texas Conference and the Rio Texas Conference as well as all others in the path of Hurricane Harvey. In addition, please pray for how God is calling you and your congregation to support any relief and recovery efforts that might be required after the storm makes landfall.
If you or your members feel called, monetary donations to help in the relief can be made online via the Donate page on the North Texas Conference’s website. That URL is: https://www.northtexasumc.org/donate/.
We will have more information about the specific needs of people in the coastal region and how best to work with our partners in the Texas Conference and Rio Texas Conference in the coming days. Next week, be sure to look on our North Texas Conference website – northtexasumc.org – for more details.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. Dr. Janet Bell Odom, the Disaster Response Coordinator for the North Texas Conference, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-526-5000, ext. 226.
May God bless you this weekend as you continue to form disciples who are people of both compassion and action. So, too, remember these profound words from John Wesley: “The world is our parish.”