By Steve Robertson, Executive Associate Pastor First United Methodist Church Frisco
For five days in April, faithful Methodists from five churches within the North Texas Conference combined their efforts, talents, resources, and time to again help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Capably led by Rev. Clay Womack, this recent trip emphasizes our Annual Conference’s on-going commitment to partner with our brothers and sisters in the Rio Texas Annual Conference to serve along those whose homes suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
During this five-day trip, work teams from the First United Methodist Churches of McKinney, Garland, Frisco, Rockwall, and Richardson completely tarped the roofs of three houses, replaced damaged sheetrock, repaired bathrooms, cleared brush and tree limbs, and most importantly, interacted with homeowners who literally have been waiting months for the good news that someone remembered their situation and was coming to offer them help and hope.
This April trip to Victoria, Texas was my church’s second Mission Trip this year, as we also traveled to Victoria in mid-January. We are looking forward to more trips in the future, as our Conference is committed to a long-term relationship with the Rio Texas Conference, helping bring hope and help to the people of south Texas. To go is to offer a blessing to people in need, while also receiving the blessing that comes when we love others in the name of Jesus Christ. I hope your church will consider being a part of future mission trips heading south to work, to love, and to serve, and to be blessed.
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Honoring Disaster Response Participants
If you have served on a Hurricane Harvey trip this past year, we want to honor you at the North Texas Annual Conference on Tuesday, June 5.
Please join us for a free lunch at noon. All participants will be asked to stand and be recognized during the business session at 1:30 p.m.
Wear your green Disaster Response or local church t-shirts. Please communicate your plans to attend by May 15, 2018 by emailing Rev. Andy Lewis.
The North Texas Board of Global Ministries is sponsoring another multi-church Hurricane Harvey recovery trip on June 8 – 11. There are a few spots remaining.This trip is headed to the Gulf Coast and will be staying at First UMC of Sinton, Texas.
To sign up, contact Rev. Janet Cavalier.