When catastrophe hit our community and those around us, it is not surprising that so many of our church body were ready and willing to help.
Hurricane Harvey took Pearland by storm...literally. Over 50 inches of rain fell, flooding homes, businesses and even our Redeemer Campus.
The response to the Harvey Relief and Rebuild Efforts has been overwhelming. Over 100 volunteers set out on Friday, September 1, to begin the process of “mucking out” and “demo-ing” waterlogged homes. Numerous donations of cleaning supplies, clothing and food began pouring in to share with those who lost everything. Another group set out that next day. To date, 17 homes have been cleaned out, and families are beginning the process of rebuilding.
“Help with work teams was a very sad, but humbling experience. It made me realize how blessed I was by not having damage to our house,” said Madison Lloyd. “I am so thankful that I was able to help others in need.”
The church is much more than a place to go on Sunday morning. We bear each others burdens, we reach out to hose in need and we live the Gospel... Every. Single. Day.
Total Receipts for August $139,956
Total Expenses for August $183,683
Net Income $(43,727)
August brought unexpected changes for FUMC Pearland and the Redeemer Campus. It’s an extraordinary event that causes worship to be cancelled on a Sunday and to say Harvey was extraordinary would be an understatement. This greatly impacted our financial outcome for August. The good news is recovery is under way. Our finances will recover and so will our campuses. In the midst of all of this, we continue to reach out in tangible ways to the community at large.
In addition to our regular operating budget, donations were given to designated funds. We received $132,005 towards Harvey Relief, Rebuild Efforts, missions, and more.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galations 6:2
For additional information, contact Stacey Brewer, Finance Director.