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August 31, 2017
Floods Force Pastor to Higher Ground
Drama unfolds at small town United Methodist Church as southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana grapple with effects of Harvey.
Message from Bishop Jones
We have truly been through a most difficult time over the last few days and it is not over.
Harvey Hits Houston Churches
From flooded buildings to pastors and other staff forced to flee their homes, United Methodist churches in South Texas grappled with a ruinous storm that wouldn’t go away.
Recovery througout affected areas is going to take a monumental effort. Giving through the United Methodist Church ensures all funds go directly to help those in need.
Churches Pitch in
Even as evacuations continued and shelters filled in Houston, United Methodists found ways to help people there and across south Texas cope with the ravages of Tropical Storm Harvey.
Lily Pad of Refuge
As flood waters covered the Bear Creek community, intentionally diverse Bear Creek United Methodist Church became a “lily pad” of shelter and hope for their neighbors in need.
Finding Joy in Sorrow
The members of Bellaire United Methodist Church have been devastated by the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, but that has not stopped them from doing all they can to comfort and help each other.
Volunteer Video Guide:
How to Clean Flooded Homes
Rev. Scott Moore discusses the ministry of disaster recovery and offers an overview of what's involved in cleaning out flooded homes.
“When I approached my congregation with HolyTrinity’s need,” Rev. Kraus said, “their response was, ‘Of course! It never occurred to them to refuse.”
Texas Floods Force Rescues
United Methodists ministers have been among those rescued from rising waters in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring catastrophic flooding to much of south Texas.
Hurricane Prayer and Share Group on Facebook
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Churches Wanting to Assist as Shelters
This is one of the most important Ministries of Presence that a church can provide in a disaster situation.
Flood Buckets Ready to Roll
The staff of the Mission Center in Conroe worked Saturday, August 26 to load and ready 165 flood buckets for immediate deployment
Five Harvey Things You Don’t Expect
Rev. Eric Huffman of The Story Houston shares a few things he learned while Harvey was bearing down on his home and community.
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