We sent crews to two homes this weekend (Friday – Sunday) for more cleanup, and another to unload a truck of donated supplies. Woohoo!
We emptied closets, removed appliances, cleaned and packed crystal, pots, and pans, pulled up wet carpets, busted out wet and moldy sheetrock, pulled out wet insulation and sheathing and so much more (great satisfaction for someone with OCD). THANK YOU to the many volunteers who were able to come out and help.
Still so much to be done…
With all the relief work going on, some of us may not be aware that Sunday morning classes resume this Sunday, September 10. The families of elementary children will start all together at 9:00 a.m. for scripture memory and catechism. At 9:15 a.m. children and adults will be dismissed to their own classes. All adult classes are scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. Hope to see you there!
We ended the week with a grande finale! We had 74 children today!!!! We had slightly fewer volunteers – but we did it!
After some Googling, we think Cornerstone & the wonderful community of volunteers provided $10,550 of childcare this week. That doesn’t include the value of the gracious amounts of food we received.
We met some wonderful people this week….both volunteers & families dropping off kids. Heard so many stories. Poured out more love on these kids than is humanly possible. (Yet another way God provided in abundance!!)
I seem to remember I have a real job sitting behind a desk…have I ever told you how much I love my desk!?!
Assessed more homes today as a couple of neighborhoods became accessible for those with high trucks. Lots of work to be done and lots of opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ in our backyard mission field.
Childcare update: Day three ended with 38 kids. Several new faces both kids and volunteers.
Chick-Fil-A donated another 50 meals today. The Arc of Katy donated pizzas, watermelon and paper products. Lots of random donations of snacks, juice boxes, fresh fruit and veggies.
No dance instructor today. But we did have 3 wonderful younger gentlemen from SpringFree Trampolines come and put together obstacle courses and other outdoor games with the kids. They had so much fun, they asked their boss (who was going to send out another crew tomorrow) if they could be the crew to come out. So helpful – so nice. see photos.
Once again, we had the right number of volunteers for kids. God knew what we needed and provided just the right amount. Everyone had plenty of food.
No major booboos. Everyone safe and healthy.
Again, God provided in abundance.
Got to muck out another home today with a great group of volunteers. Also had a great day of free child care, enabling others in our community to be part of the cleanup and relief efforts. Not on the Muck Crew notification list? Here’s how.
We had 50 children in our care today. Another dance teacher volunteered her time to teach all the classes. Pepperonis donated 15 large pizzas, Chick-fil-a donated food, as did so many from the community.
The sign up for volunteers tomorrow & Friday is filling up. Sign-up soon!
God continues to provide in abundance!!
See below for a view of some high water…
Our top priority is to get Cornerstone members, friends and neighbors cared for. This means “mucking” their homes as soon as the water recedes. Since we don’t know when that will be, we’re asking you sign up to receive updates on mucking needs as they arise. When it does, if you’re free you can join the effort.
If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.
On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link:
Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.
If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.
Text the message @cpcharvey to the number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @cpcharvey to (252) 648-0088.
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In light of Hurricane Harvey and all the relief efforts, we will postpone the 2:42 Lunch scheduled for this Sunday and the Women’s Central Perk and the Lott’s home scheduled for September 8. New dates for these events will be announced once they have been determined.
The lunch scheduled for this Sunday, September 3, has been postponed. This should free up people to care for themselves and others.
We do not anticipate cancelling services this Sunday morning. However, if it is not safe to travel in your area, please remain home and care for your family and neighbors. If you are scheduled to volunteer or serve in some capacity during the morning, please be sure to contact your ministry supervisor to let them know.
If you are a current Children’s Ministry volunteer and have not attended a Volunteer Workshop in the past three years, or hope to begin working with our children or youth in the near future, please plan to attend this important event. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16 at 9:00am to 2:00pm. You will receive training on the new Check-In procedures and the Planning Center. We will also review our current Child Abuse Prevention Policies and Cornerstone policies as they relate to our children.
Please bring a sack lunch! Dessert, snacks and beverages will be provided. Childcare WILL BE provided upon request.
If you prefer a weeknight to a weekend for training, please let Carol know. If enough people are interested, we can add another Workshop and spread it over 2 or 3 nights.
To sign up or for more information please contact Carol Kutzer at 281-579-1080 or info@CornerstoneKaty.org.