Sunday, September 18, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
The crowd was small, but we did collect $384. We have put that into our local fund for helping people with emergencies, with the full expectation that there will be opportunity in the near future to help people affected by the hurricane locally.
Other than planning and participating in that service with the other area pastors, I still haven’t decided how I would directly help those affected. We’ve thought about donating a vehicle, though at the moment being physically involved in some way seems most appealing.
I reaffirmed my commitment to helping by signing The Katrina Pledge
1. I pledge to be personally involved in helping those whose lives have been affected by this natural disaster – by praying for the victims and their families and by offering my time, talents, and resources to relief and recovery ministries that are meeting their needs.
2. I pledge to work for sweeping change of our nation’s priorities. I will press my elected representatives to protect the common good – especially the needs of our poorest families and children – rather than supporting the twin social disasters of tax cuts for the rich and budget cuts that hurt the poor.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
We are having a joint evening service on 9/11 and will probably take up an offering for hurcaine aid.