Houston Mission Trip:
April 21-28, 2018
Save the Date for the Houston Mission Report Back on Sunday May 20 at 11 a.m.
Update from the December 2017 Sentinel newsletter.
By Tricia Guerrero, Director of Children & Youth Ministry
The hurricanes and natural disasters seemed to bombard our world this year. Homes destroyed and communities devastated. In these critical moments, we as Christians are called to respond when our brothers and sisters are suffering. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church. They act globally, through our support, to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing. Our community heard the call for help this year and we responded over and over again. We as a community began collecting for the UMCOR Hygiene Kits. This endeavor was accomplished by our entire community working together to help those who need it the most. With enthusiasm and heart, our Youth Group and our Messy Church community came forward. Our teens diving into the boxes of donated supplies, organizing them with the help of their youth counselors. Our youngest ones, three and four years old, assembling kits with their parents and grandparents. A Messy Church blessing in worship over the assembled kits, praying for the hands that will receive and use these items. We raised $1,240 and were able to assemble over 125 Hygiene Kits. Yet it didn’t stop there. Beyond the kits, we give thanks for the $3,885 that was donated directly by our community to UMCOR for disaster relief.