Message from Bishop Scott J. Jones

Date Posted: 8/29/2017

Dear sisters and brothers,

We have truly been through a most difficult time over the last few days and it is not over. I am grateful for the many ways in which you have served Christ and the people of our area. District Superintendents and others have shared stories of how you have cared for people, opened your churches as shelters, rescued people and been involved in serving others. Thank you! I am proud to be a United Methodist clergy serving Christ in these difficult times.

Many of you have been flooded out or evacuated and yet have done what you can to make a difference. Please keep yourselves and your families safe.

This afternoon I hope to publish a letter about how people can contribute money. There will come a time when volunteers can help the clean up effort. As usual, the UMC will be involved in the recovery for the long haul. I am sure this will take years rather than months. But we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of disaster. That is who we are as United Methodist Christians. I am honored to be in this with you.

May the Lord bless you and keep you so you can bless others!