"Gathering" Resources for Relief Efforts This Sunday

posted by Jeffrey on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 2:20 PM


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Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urged people yesterday to make cash contributions to organizations for the hurricane Katrina relief efforts. (link)

At this Sunday evening's gathering, we'll be collecting donations to send toward this relief effort, so I encourage you to come prepared. We're not totally sure of the channel it will go through yet (Red Cross, TN Baptist Convention, etc), but we'll know well before Sunday night. Biblically, it is the Church's privilege AND responsibility to take care of those who are hurting and in need, so let's step up to the plate yall. Giving of what has been entrusted to us is an intimate facet of worship.

Some have said that this hurricane might have been an act of God's judgment on New Orleans. Whether it is or isn't, I don't know--it is beyond the human realm of understanding. Even if it was, let us (the whole Church, not just our local community of faith) not miss the opportunity to be used by God to display His mercy and affection--which in comparison, is far greater than His wrath. (please read Romans 9:22-26)

"Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words" ~attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

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