Last weekend was one of those historic events that will fall in line with Hurricane Hugo, snow and ice storms and other regional events that bring destruction and damage. It is rare that we need to cancel our worship services on a Sunday, but you got the word out, everyone was safe and we had some quality time with our families. We believe that in short order, roads will be repaired, schools and businesses will reopen and life will get back to normal – as will the church.
Now we focus on the needs in our community. We are unaware of any critical emergency needs in our church family. However, we do know there are people who have experienced flooding and house damage. Here are the known needs that we can meet for our families and community:
- Our benevolence ministry led by our deacons will be distributing food boxes as needed to the community.
- Specific benevolent help will also be available to church and community families on an appointment basis next week. You can call the church office to schedule an appointment. Bring ID and documentation of the need.
- The Moncks Corner Methodist Church is housing 60 people from the Short Stay/Overton area for the Red Cross. We are making arrangements to provide a meal on Friday Morning.
- The Screven Baptist Association of which we are a part has a ‘Mud’ team available to help clear homes that are flooded. There are also several Southern Baptist teams coming in from other states that can help with damage repair to houses and property. Call the church office for contact information.
- We will also be having a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, Oct. 18th. Let’s make this a big one because the need is great especially at this time.
- If you would like to make a financial contribution to this disaster relief, we encourage you to do it through this church, whether it be for food, shelter or other assistance. This is because 100% of these funds will go to meet these needs – none will be withheld for overhead or administrative needs (as is done by other relief organizations). If there is excess, the funds will remain earmarked for future benevolent needs.
- We are open to meet other needs as they arise. Let us know if you become aware of any.
Thank you for your response and help with these needs. This is what will define us as a church and community.
We missed being together last Sunday – so make a special effort to be here this Sunday. After all, we are family – and the house is dry!
The First Baptist Church Team
First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner
112 E Main Street
Moncks Corner, SC 29461