Cypress UMC Invests in Youth — Here and Abroad
People normally think of church as a place that accepts donations, but in February Cypress United Methodist Church gave $15,000 to help youth in northwest Houston as well as in Africa.
“Our Christmas Eve offering theme was ‘Give It All Away’,” says Jerome Brimmage, Senior Pastor at Cypress UMC. “We felt led to give 100% of our Christmas Eve offering to support local and global missions. We contributed half to the Texas
Annual Conference for the Cote d’Ivoire school, and the rest to Adam Elementary school to help cover the costs for a new track, which has been in the works for eight years, but had stalled due to lack of funding.”
Cypress UMC “adopted” Adam Elementary in 2011, and has been instrumental in providing backpacks, school supplies, and volunteers to help the students and staff at the school. The program’s success has resulted in other local schools contacting Cypress UMC, to see if they can be adopted as well. “We certainly believe in the importance of investing in the young,” adds Brimmage.