We are really excited about these activities and other opportunities this week
LOUISIANA FLOODING, OUR RESPONSE!
By now most of you have heard of and seen the devastation due to flooding in south Louisiana. Thousands of Louisiana residents have been evacuated from their homes and have lost everything. EVERYTHING! More than 11,000 people are homeless and flood warnings continue. Shelters are full and the people there are in desperate need of our help! We are coordinating an effort with St. Rita Catholic Church to accept donations to be delivered this weekend and in the weeks to come. Below you will find a list of items that we are requesting. We are appealing to you all to please give generously, your efforts will be greatly appreciated by people who have nothing left.
FLOODING RELIEF NEEDS! We are attempting to create hygiene packs for men, women and children. We need the following travel sized items:Shampoo Conditioner,Comb or brush,Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Disposable razors, Shaving cream - Male/female, deodorant, Tampons / Sanitary napkins, Children's toothbrushes, Children's toothpaste, Adult diapers- any size, Children's diapers- any size, Large ziplock bags.Also needed and very much appreciated: Water, Packaged snacks, Cleaning supplies (bleach, sponges, rubber gloves, heavy duty garbage bags and disposable face masks), Blankets and Pillows.
We are also asking for clothing donations, grouped by size (with size visible on tags please.) If you could include top, bottom and underwear that would be fantastic. We are also asking for unopened packages of undergarments, male and female for children through adults are also appreciated in any size.
DONATION DROP OFF LOCATION
Saint Rita Catholic Church is located on Moll Drive. As you near the church you will see the MRY star of the Sea Community Center attached. Donations may be left near the front doors beneath the neon posters. Thank you in advance for your generosity and compassion for this devastated community.
YOU CAN LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING BY CLICKING HERE
We continue to be excited about the launch of Our new Website and Our New Online Community. This is the culmination of our work since October 2015. We are very excited about all the new site and online community will help us accomplish and for the increased communication that the tools will bring to our Church Family!
Some of the things the new Online Community
will help you to do:
· Access your personal information and make updates to your profile (address change, add a picture to your profile, add phone numbers, email addresses, etc)
· Look up names, addresses, and phone numbers of others in the church for
corresponding with them
· Communicate with your small groups
· Set your own security & privacy settings
· Find & sign up for groups
· Register for events
· Give Online
· Access your information on your mobile device.
These are just a few of the things that our new online tools will help us accomplish. To get involved your first step is to make sure that you visit your information page and verify that the information the software team has placed there is correct. Then have some fun and upload a picture of yourself.
IF YOU HAVE LOGGED IN AND UPDATED YOU INFORMATION PAGE YOU
MIGHT WANT TO GIVE ON-LINE GIVING A TRY.
Check out how, view this video.
"Learn How To Give To PWUMC On-Line"
You can learn how to get started by viewing this video.
GETTING STARTED VIDEO
Then, if you have not received an account login message request one by clicking here.
REQUEST YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY LOGIN
Join us and join in what God is doing, here, right next door to Eden! (State Park)
See you here.