Project Recovery Harvey – A Note from Harris Co

Dear Harris County residents,

On April 13, 2019 Harris County officially launched the Harvey Project Recovery. If you or someone you know is a homeowner who lives inside Harris County but outside the Houston City limits, who suffered damage during Harvey, please go to and fill out a pre-application for assistance.  For those living within incorporated Houston here is a direct link to the city’s program.

Possible avenues for help include:

  • Up to $80,000 for help repairing a damaged property.
  • Up to $160,000 for reconstruction on your own property.
  • Up to an additional $40,000 on homes qualifying for reconstruction that require elevation.
  • Up to $50,000 for reimbursements on repairs already made.
  • Opportunities for buy-outs and relocation for those who qualify.

In the meantime, the County hopes that you will share this information with your friends, neighbors, and anyone else who you know took damage to their property during Harvey. The County is working to make sure that they are reaching out to as many people in our community as possible to let them know about the program.

If you would like Harris County to send additional information to your church, civic club, school, or volunteer organization, the most current downloadable flyers are available on its website

Maundy Thursday Apr 18

Please join us as we gather with Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, City of Refuge, and Haven to worship together on Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 8300 Katy Freeway.  No childcare will be available.

Honoring Our Graduates May 5

Join us for Graduation Sunday when our high school seniors will be recognized during worship service. Afterwards, there will be a Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar Lunch and everyone at Cornerstone is invited. We hope you will attend and contribute in some way. Feel free to bring graduation cards loaded with encouragement. To RSVP and sign up to contribute please Click Here

Women’s Grand Garden Affair May 4

Cornerstone ladies are you ready for a garden party? Our last official fellowship, A Grand Garden Affair, will be a mimosa brunch and plant give away. This is a garden party in every sense of the word. Please come enjoy a delightful brunch with your Cornerstone sisters. We will meet, greet, eat, mingle, and browse throughout the morning. Plants will be available on the patio and your local Cornerstone gardening “experts” will be mingling as well if you have questions. Bring your daughters and bring a friend! We are hoping this will be a delightful finale to our official yearly programs and a grand launch into the lazy, hazy, days of summer!

Church Work Day Apr 20

As you no doubt understand, Cornerstone relies heavily on the good efforts of all of us to maintain basic services and facilities of the church. The Deacons are scheduling a work day at Cornerstone starting at 9:00 a.m. on April 20.

There are a variety of tasks ranging from ‘light’ to ‘heavy’ needing completion to maintain good condition of the facilities and safety of our members, especially our kids. We have particular need for the following talents: painting, overseeing Boy Scouts, light carpentry, and cement work. The Deacons would particularly appreciate two volunteers who would be willing to go secure materials on the 18th or 19th so that the crew on the 20th can spring to task quickly and efficiently.

This is also a great opportunity to bond with fellow church members you know well, and to come to a deeper knowledge and appreciation of those you don’t. Bring your family, and let them grow closer to their church community. Organizing the day requires a good headcount, so please let Joe Gourlay know as soon as you can if you or any member of your family will join us.

Guatemala 2019 Deposit Due May 1

It has been a couple of weeks since our Guatemala Info Meeting.  If you missed that meeting, please feel free to ask Jim Kolesar or Carol Kutzer for further information.  If you are reasonably certain you plan to be part of the mission trip then we need a deposit of $200 by May 1st.  Please write your check to “Cornerstone EPC” and write “Guatemala 2019” on the memo line.

We are beginning to collect luggage for the trip.  This luggage will be used to transport donated items and our VBS gear.  We will leave the the luggage in Guatemala.  If you enjoy shopping at thrift stores and garage sales, please keep this trip in mind.

It is time to start fund raising now.  We have a form letter which you can use to send out to friends and family now.  However, please do not send it to your Cornerstone family. We don’t want them to be inundated by requests.

Easter Morning Egg Hunt

Your help is needed to pull off the egg hunt following worship service on Easter morning.  Please click here and choose Easter Morning Egg Hunt.



VBS Update

The link to sign up for VBS has been fixed.  Click here and choose “VBS 2019 – Volunteering”.

VBS Meetings:  Starting April 15 all the way through VBS we will meet every other Monday night at 7:30pm.  These meetings are open to anyone who is ready to sign up or just looking for more information.

Now Accepting Volunteers for VBS June 17-20

The VBS 2019 team (Kristin Corkran, Carol Kutzer, Marta & Pablor Monroy) is ready to start recruiting volunteers.  Please click here and select VBS 2019-Volunteers to see all the different options available.  Contact anyone on the team if you have questions.

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