With the devastating effects of Hurricanes across the Caribbean and Gulf, we wanted to draw attention to an existing way we can be the hands and feet of Christ to those displaced. United Methodists have one of the greatest relief organizations on the planet - one which will be present for a long time to this current situation. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) offers a global presence to reduce human suffering. Often other agencies will funnel their aid through UMCOR as 100% of donations go towards the designated project. This is possible because the people of the United Methodist Churches foot the bill for all overhead and then some through congregations such as ours.
If your heart is breaking for someone or some people around the world, please pray and consider how your presence could be offered. If you are like most of us and can only offer financial assistance from afar, feel free to give through St Andrew or go directly to UMCOR's Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts and bless others there. If you still wish to do more, please come in and share your passion so we can come alongside and be present however God directs us.