Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Join In Prayer

Our prayers are with those affected by the local fires, those battling the fires, and the many individuals offering various forms of assistance.

Please Join In Praying:
Loving Lord, we come to You trusting in Your mercy and knowing that Your steadfast love endures forever.    
Look with mercy on those who have been harmed or displaced by the fires. Grant them Your strength to meet the days ahead.  Allow those who are affected to experience Your peace which passes all understanding and gives new hope in the resurrection.  
Be with all who offer assistance; may Your Spirit uphold them and provide safety.
Move within those who are able to give aid, that we may be Your hands, feet and heart here on earth.  
Give us the assurance of Your presence, even in this difficult time, so that we can cling to Your promise of hope and life shown through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,  Amen.
Paraphrased from Lutheran Disaster Response, Upstate NY Plan Spiritual Care Prayers Annex Draft - 08152011

A few ways to donate money:
A)   Make donations to the Great Plains United Methodist Church Disaster Fund.
Send check to Faith United Methodist Church office with notation that it is for the ‘GP Disaster Fund.’
B)   United Way is taking financial donations for those impacted by the fire.
Call 2-1-1 about the donations.
C)  Round-up At Dillon’s, March 8 through March 14, ask your Dillon’s cashier to round your bill up to the nearest dollar or tell them you’d like to make a larger donation.  
Your donation will go to the American Red Cross to help people affected by the Kansas Wildfires.
D)  The Reno County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is accepting monetary donations to assist those without resources to repair and clean up damage from the fires in Reno County.
Donations should go to the Hutchinson/Reno County Disaster Recovery Fund at the Hutchinson Community Foundation, PO Box 298, Hutchinson, KS 67504  or Disaster Fund at United Way of Reno County, PO Box 2230, Hutchinson Kansas 67504.