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Our campus needs some TLC. Come help us spruce it up in time for Easter. Join us Saturday, March 27 9:00 a.m. – NOON. Contact Mark Williams or Steve Bressler for more information.
Hello, my name is K Gourlay and I am organizing a blood drive at Cornerstone. Donating blood is especially important right now since hospitals are running on less than a day’s supply.
The donated blood goes to cancer patients, car crash victims, anemic patients, those undergoing surgery, and more! There is no replacement for human blood, and donation is the only way to get it.
I decided to host this blood drive because donating is often neglected. I hope to bring our community together through this event and save lives.
The drive will take place on Wednesday, December 16th in the Cornerstone Gym building. You can schedule an appointment anytime from 1:45-5:45 by clicking HERE.
Please share with your friends and family!
The due date for all Feeding B4 Feasting food donations is fast approaching. We have reached 75% of our needed donations….leaving 25% still open. Please consider helping us cover that last 25% so that all the donated HEB cards and donated dollars can be used to purchase turkeys. Click here to sign up.
Hello from Rhonda!
After Hurricane Harvey, a good friend of my sister-in-law organized a truck full of supplies to be sent to Cornerstone, which we distributed. It was a blessing to give out box fans, dehumidifiers, shovels, bleach, etc. to families in immediate need of supplies. Sarah Joy Hays is a single working mom who rallied to meet the needs of the south Louisiana floods of 2016, and subsequently started the Foot Above Foundation which is once again striving to meet the great need in wake of Laura.
Sarah Joy, who lives in Baton Rouge, is working with the church in which she grew up just outside of Lake Charles, and they are trying to meet the needs of at least 55 families. She is focusing on families with babies first, one of which was born via C section last Tuesday.
My goal is to fill up as many pick-up trucks (or larger) in Katy/Houston that we can and have a caravan drive supplies to Moss Bluff this Friday, or possibly Saturday. If we gather enough items, and you have a truck and are willing to make a trek to Moss Bluff, let me know!
If you are not in Houston, and want to send gift cards or donations directly to Foot Above Foundation to purchase items from local stores there, visit the Foot Above website. You will see several ways to donate, including an Amazon wish list, and can find more information.
Immediate needs include:
Size 1 and size 6 diapers (but any size will be helpful)
Gift cards from Sam’s, WalMart, Target, Kroger, gas stations, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Stine’s, Albertson’s, and Dominoes, McDonald’s, Cane’s, and Waffle House are open generators
fire ant poison
dawn dish soap
trash bags (contractor or giant leaf-heavy duty)
oil for generators
AC window units
non perishable foods easily prepared without electricity
single serving items or resealable (humidity)
If you want to purchase an item to be taken to Louisiana, you can drop it off at my house.
Grace & peace,
We received the following news this morning:
The million and a half boxes designated for Texas were over-extended across the state, and no one let Dennis Turnipseed know until today. Dennis is the Executive Director of Eyes On Me [who has done so much wonderful work in Houston, and who has been working with the distribution of the Farmers to Families boxes]. The good news is that no produce has gone to waste, but that also means we have no choice but to push pause on the “Farmers to Families” neighbor outreach.
So the Farmers to Families is “on hold” for now. Be on the lookout for future announcements. Hopefully, next time we will be better prepared to respond.
As part of the USDA’s $3 billion program to help our farmers by buying meat, dairy and fresh produce to give away, we have a wonderful opportunity to share God’s riches with our neighbors. On June 12th, boxes of fresh produce will be available to be distributed by Katy-area churches. All the costs of this program are being paid by the USDA; the food is free to us. Inserts can be added Inside these boxes to share the Good News of Jesus and provide helpful aids for people struggling in their homes.
This effort in the Katy area is being organized by the affiliation of 30 or so churches in Christ Together Katy. Kingsland Baptist and The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch are the main organizers.
We are free to request as many boxes of food as we would like! There is no reasonable limit. The picture shows what will be in each box. A box will contain bags of potatoes, onions, oranges, apples, carrots and dried beans. This food is not just for the needy, although those are among our highest priority. This program was designed to help our farmers, and we can all join in doing that by getting a box for ourselves. Our main emphasis will be for Cornerstone congregants to distribute food boxes to their neighbors.
There are three groups that Cornerstone is targeting for this food:
- Cornerstone members for themselves and their neighbors
- Memorial Parkway residents
- Cosecha de Vida members and friends
Cornerstone congregants will need to place your orders with Debi Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the number of boxes that you want for you and your neighbors, by Friday, June 5th, for pick up in the Cornerstone parking lot on the 12th.
For Memorial Parkway residents and Cosecha de Vida, a website will be set-up, KatyFoodBox.com, for people to reserve however many boxes of food they want. Friday, June 12 is when the boxes of food will be available for pick-up at Kingsland Baptist and Powerhouse Church.
A lot of details are being worked out at this time. Updates will be posted on the Cornerstone website as we learn more. A really fast turnaround for all of this to get done, a God-sized task for which He is able.
As part of the USDA’s $3 billion program to help our farmers by buying meat, dairy and fresh produce to give away, we have a wonderful opportunity to share God’s riches with our neighbors. On June 12th, boxes of fresh produce will be available to be distributed by Katy-area churches, including Cornerstone congregants.
We are free to request as many boxes of food as we would like! There is no reasonable limit. A box will contain bags of potatoes, onions, oranges, apples, carrots and dried beans. Our main emphasis will be for Cornerstone congregants to distribute food boxes to their neighbors,
Cornerstone members will need to place your orders with Debi Barrett for the number of boxes that you want for yourself and your neighbors, by Friday, June 5th, for pick up at the Cornerstone parking lot on the 12th.
Details are still being worked out at this time. Updates will be posted on the Cornerstone website as we learn more.
Stuck at home with not much to do? Then join us for the virtual CM Volunteer Training on Monday & Tuesday, April 27 & 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. While this training is intended for volunteers who work directly with our children, there is great benefit for our general volunteers to participate in the training as well. Do you know what our emergency response plans are? How about where all the fire extinguishers are located? What would you do if there was a child stranded on campus? Did you know we are working on policies for families with special needs or possibly in crisis? Now that your schedule is freed up during the Stay Home Work Safe mandate, it is the perfect time to participate in this training!
Contact Carol Kutzer at email@example.com to sign up. She will send you all the materials you will need for reference and the Zoom link needed to participate.
Baby Jarvis has arrived!!! Praise the Lord for this special delivery. Please click the link if you are able to provide meals for the family. Contact Becky Yuvancic with any questions you might have. Thank you for serving!
Click hear to sign up.